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In honor of my 100th post, I wanted to make a list of recommendations for books, movies, e.t.c. What I discovered is that when you make a list of recommendations that long, it really just becomes a list of things that you like (which is not always the same as a recommendations list).

At any rate, here it is (in no order other than the one I thought of them in. Since WordPress hates me, you’ll just have to take my word for it that there are 100) :

100 Recommendations (AKA Things I Like)

TV Shows:

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Lost
  • Freaks and Geeks
  • Veronica Mars
  • The Vampire Diaries
  • Prime Suspect (US)
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Young Americans
  • Parks and Recreation
  •  White Collar
  •  Revenge
  •  New Girl
  •  Everwood
  •  The OC
  •  (Early) Grey’s Anatomy
  •  True Blood
  •  Firefly
  •  Psych
  •  Gilmore Girls
  •  Bones (The last season or so is iffy)
  •  Roswell (Seasons 1&2)
  •  Dead Like Me
  •  Dollhouse
  •  My So-Called Life
  •  Party Down
  •  Kitchen Confidential
  •  Pushing Daisies


  •  A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
  •  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  •  This is Where I Leave You
  •  The Abhorsen Trilogy (particularly Lirael)
  •  The Feminine Mystique
  •  The Road
  •  Good Omens
  •  The Crucible
  •  You Shall Know Our Velocity
  •  The Catcher in the Rye
  •  Fahrenheit 451
  •  Julius Caesar
  •  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
  •  Negotiating with the Dead
  •  Picnic Lightening


  •  The Dark Night
  •  Easy A
  •  Atonement
  •  An Education
  •  Serenity (after you watch Firefly)
  •  500 Days of Summer
  •  Citizen Kane
  •  Good Will Hunting
  •  TiMER
  •  The Life Before Her Eyes
  •  Moulin Rouge
  •  Exit Through the Gift Shop
  •  Elizabethtown
  •  Tales from the Script
  •  Momento

Musical Artists

  •  The Fray
  •  She Keeps Bees
  •  Young the Giant
  •  Gregory and the Hawk
  •  Rilo Kiley
  •  Neko Case
  •  Death Cab for Cutie
  •  Adele
  •  Ingrid Michaelson
  •  The Pierces
  •  The Hush Sound
  •  Stars
  •  Regina Spektor
  •  The Weekend
  •  Florence + The Machine
  •  The Morning Benders
  •  Sleigh Bells
  •  Girls
  •  Nada Surf
  •  Imogen Heap
  •  Sufjan Stevens


  •  German Potato Salad
  •  Cafe Rio Salad
  •  Cafe Rio Salad with Pork (Yes, it gets two numbers depending on if it has meat or not)
  •  Mediterranean Pizza
  •  Pasta Salad (My mother’s, obviously)
  •  Kidney Beans (in a dish of some kind)
  •  Chips & Salsa (so underrated)
  •  In’n’Out Fries
  •  Quiche
  •  Tatter Tots
  •  Hash browns
  •  Criss-Cross Fries (Do you have a problem with five of these items being potato products? Blame my mother- that and steak are all she ate when I was in the womb)
  •  Mango Spinach Salad with Tangerine Balsamic (a dish of my own creation)
  •  Artichoke Hearts
  •  Crunchy Rice and Red Beans
  •  Macaroni and Cheese
  •  Chicken Fingers (when I’m eating meat)
  •  Egg & Cheese Croissant Sandwiches
  •  Peanut Butter Cookies (best when made by Molly Rautenstrauch)
  •  Shrimp and Corn Salsa Quesadillas
  •  Hummus and crackers (or hummus and pretty much anything)
  •  Falafels

Sometimes I wonder what the point is. It starts to feel like I’m living the same monotonous day on repeat. Sometimes I actually prefer the week to the weekend because at least I have to go to class and leave my room.

It’s like I spend 90% of my time doing homework, but it never feels like I really get anything done and there is always more home work I could/should/will be doing. I try to remind myself that I have to do the work here, so I can get good grades, get into USC, and from there get a job in television. But on days like today, that train of thought pretty much leads me to: “What makes me think that I’ll actually be any happier if I have that job in television? It’ll just be new things to be stressed about and some other kind of monotony.’ Never mind that I love writing and television because non of that seems to matter on days like today.

One of the big things that has me all bent out of shape is this English paper that I feel like I can’t write. What’s worse is that there’s a paper from my Camelot and Crisis class from last year that I could conceivably turn in instead, and even though I tell myself that I won’t, I really just want to fall back on that and not have to think about it any more.

I also feel silly for feeling like this, because I know in a few days after I’ve gotten through this patch I won’t even think about any of this… But right now it feels like I’ll never get out of this terrible funk.

I judge myself a lot.

Rebecca, the counselor I’ve been seeing, recommended that I do some self acceptance and self compassion stuff. I’m sure it would be good, I just haven’t taken any steps to actually do any of those things.
(After journaling and talking to my mom and joking with Natalie about how I needed to get laid I started to feel better)


If I’m gonna submit something for workshopping for the Creative Writing Club I’ supposed to do it by tomorrow. I don’t really have any in progress stuff, except for the screenwriting I’ve been playing with. I was going to wait on submitting that- partly because I don’t have a lot done, and partly because it’s my baby and I wanted to test the waters before I put it out there. But maybe I should just go for it, do some work on it and put it out there.

I’ve also thought some about doing the divorce short story. I wasn’t necessarily planning to continue work with it, but I’d be interested in getting some feedback on it, and it might be a good way to test the waters.

I just sent Ariel a text to tell her about the club and the next meeting. I wonder if I would feel strange workshopping that piece with her there. Really I just don’t want her to say anything to Angel about it, but then why do I even care? The answer to that is that I don’t want her to think it’s something that it’s not. Why that matters to me, I’m not really sure.

After how great the Vampire Diaries has been the last few weeks I want to play around with writing something supernatural more than ever- it just opens up so many themes and emotions that are hard to explore in a strictly real world sense. Maybe I’ll play around with a short story in that vein and workshop that. Maybe it’ll give me some ideas for other stuff.

I like the idea of possession, but rather than it being some outside force it’s like something from inside of you that has been pulled to the surface. The monsters being inside of us is the concept I’m really interested in. Maybe I’ll play with that tonight since I’m not going out.

I went to a Creative Writing Club meeting. I really enjoyed it. I pretty much just listened while they workshopped, but it was really interested. In particular, two poems that were workshopped were really great. There’s something wrong with that sentence but I’m not going to fix it.

When they were talking about the poems I kept thinking of Alex. “What is the poem’s project?”

I’m gonna submit something for the next meeting. I’ll probably write something new, but I may use something old if I decide there’s something I really want to get some eyes on.

I think it will be really good for me to have something else to do, and something to keep me writing. Eventually I’ll submit some screen writing, but not for the first week.

I have a really positive feeling about this.

Also, tonight’s episode of Vampire Diaries was really great. I enjoy watching with Belen and Alexis a lot. It’s fun because Alexis loves it as much as I do, and Belen knows almost nothing about the show so we get to explain stuff to her and try to make her understand our undying love for Damon. I like the routine of it. I definitely missed Thursday night laundry, cause that was a highlight of my week first semester last year.

I think that’s all I have to say for now- I’ll put posting this week on my to-do list.