Books

What If Books Used “Easter Eggs?”

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What if books had hidden “Easter eggs” like in the movies?

Sometimes in movies the viewer will find hidden or bonus information that only someone who has seen all of the other related movies would understand. For example, in Disney’s Aladdin, when Jasmine’s father is Continue reading “What If Books Used “Easter Eggs?””

Books, Music

Clair de Lune in Two Popular Movies (What’s Up With That?)

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I find it fascinating that the classical piano piece “Clair de Lune” is used so much in movies. I mean, what is it about that specific piece that makes it so popular and meaningful? And how does using it in different movies give a new, nuanced meaning to either the movie scene and/or the music itself? Continue reading “Clair de Lune in Two Popular Movies (What’s Up With That?)”

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Moving Into An Apartment (As Told By “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”)

the-man-from-u-n-c-l-eOver the past week, I moved into my very first apartment. With about a week and a half left now before I officially start the the PhD program in music theory and cognition at Northwestern University, I have a Continue reading “Moving Into An Apartment (As Told By “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”)”

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Batman and the Lion King

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What if you added “with Batman” to the end of your favorite movie?

Mine would be The Lion King with Batman…I’m picturing Batman holding up Simba on Pride Rock, or maybe Batman as Mufasa speaking from the clouds.

How would the story change if Batman was in your favorite movie? Would he change the plot line, or would he just be watching from the sidelines?

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7 Quirky Things About Me + 11 Questions Answered

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I have recently been nominated for two blogger awards: the Liebster (I love how that just autocorrected to Lobster) and the One Lovely Blog award, so I’m just going to tackle them both in one post!

But first of all, thanks so much to Erika Kind (Liebster) and Susanne Valenti (One Lovely Blog) for the nominations!

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So here are 7 (quirky) facts about myself:

1) At my 16th birthday party, I accidentally set my hair on fire.  My mother and friends had just finished singing Happy Birthday to me when it fell into the candle flames on my birthday cake.  I was concentrating so hard on blowing out all 16 candles in one breath that I didn’t even notice…I just saw my friends staring at me with wide eyes and heard my mom shouting my name and clapping her hands against my hair. Oops.

2) Freshman year of my undergraduate experience my roommate and I teamed up to kidnap our friend’s mannequin.  Where we left ransom notes, he responded with Pulp Fiction quotes thrust under our door.  But hey, he started it by scaring me half to death with that mannequin just chilling in our shower.  So I have no regrets.  (P.S. for those of you who may be wondering, we did–of course–eventually give it back.)

3) A tree frog jumped on my face once in elementary school.  We were Continue reading “7 Quirky Things About Me + 11 Questions Answered”