Other Stuff · Queer

#queerpop open thread

We’ve had two months of #queerpop posts now, and I think it’s going well! Combine the two-month-iversary with the fact that I just never got around to writing a post for this week, and we have the perfect opportunity for open discussion! Questions: What’s your impression of queer issues + pop culture at the moment? Who’s…… Continue reading #queerpop open thread

Other Stuff · Queer

#queerpop music review: The Original High by Adam Lambert

I’m an Adam Lambert junkie. I’ve heard everything, I’ve seen everything. He’s one of the VERY few artists I actually follow and buy from every time he releases new music. His latest album, The Original High, came out last week! In preparation for this review I listened to The Original High twice, relistened to his other albums…… Continue reading #queerpop music review: The Original High by Adam Lambert

History · Other Stuff

Report from the Alabama Museums Association Annual Meeting

Yesterday I attended the Alabama Museums Association Annual Meeting, my first industry conference! (I only went for the sessions during the day Monday, but the festivities extended before and after that). It wasn’t a large group in the first place, but I was one of only a few students, and I think the only one not…… Continue reading Report from the Alabama Museums Association Annual Meeting

Other Stuff · Sci-Fi · Writing

Music Review: Transmissions by Starset

In the early hours of New Years Day 2013, a radio astronomer at the Allen Telescope Array in northern California discovered a mysterious signal emanating from a star within the Ophiuchus Constellation. Contained within the signal was a Message–of human origin–foretelling the details of man’s imminent demise. The Message was brought to The Starset Society,…… Continue reading Music Review: Transmissions by Starset

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Sunday Summary 12/14 – Graduation!

I must apologize for the one lonely post this week. I think this is the first week in a year that I’ve only posted once, but I’m not going back to check… I even had one or two basically-ready-to-go things I could’ve posted, but didn’t even have the time/energy to look them up and post…… Continue reading Sunday Summary 12/14 – Graduation!

Adult Fiction · Other Stuff

A Cozy Thanksgiving Book-Adventure Photoblog

Counting today and tomorrow, I had five days off work and school for the Thanksgiving holiday, with three houses to visit. In lieu of a trite “things I like about fall” post, with which I was boring even myself, I decided to put all that free time to good use — finding ALL the cozy places to read…… Continue reading A Cozy Thanksgiving Book-Adventure Photoblog

Other Stuff · Romance

Sunday Summary 11/2 – Friends are Awesome: Webcomics, Games, Halloween, Romance

It’s funny how themes just develop for these things every week. I don’t do it on purpose, I just keep track of things I want to talk about here, and a theme usually emerges. The theme for this week is friends introducing me to things! The cool link today is for the webcomic Band vs.…… Continue reading Sunday Summary 11/2 – Friends are Awesome: Webcomics, Games, Halloween, Romance

Adult Fiction · Children's & Middle Grade · History · Other Stuff · Picture Books

Banned Books Week: “The Most Famous Challenged and Banned Books” Event

In the interest of time, instead of a book profile today, I’ve got an event to talk about! “The Most Famous Challenged and Banned Books” was a talk given by Dr. William Hutchings of the UAB Department of English at one of my local libraries. The audience was about twenty to twenty-five people of mature years. I was…… Continue reading Banned Books Week: “The Most Famous Challenged and Banned Books” Event

History · Other Stuff

Semester Review: Summer 2014 (Constitutional Law)

I only took one summer class, back in June. It was Constitutional Law, a required class for my Political Science minor. It sounded super imposing — I mean, Constitutional Law! — but actually it was really interesting, because most of the time we don’t talk about the judicial system when we talk about America’s government. That’s basically…… Continue reading Semester Review: Summer 2014 (Constitutional Law)

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Museum Visit: Lethal Beauty at the BMA

“Lethal Beauty: Samurai Weapons and Armor” is a temporary exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art. You guessed it — it’s samurai weapons and armor! That stuff is also combined with some Japanese art. The exhibit will be on display at the BMA until September 21, but if you can’t make it, take your own…… Continue reading Museum Visit: Lethal Beauty at the BMA