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where i am

12/02/2010 15:35:00 PM

This is what work (you know, my day job) has been like for me this week:That's me with my pretty manicured nails clawing the air.See you next week when someone makes this cube into a seven-layer salad.

day zero update #3

11/26/2010 04:20:00 AM

It's the day after Thanksgiving, and I'm SO NOT in line at the stores. I intend to spend this entire day in my pj's, feasting on leftovers. So there.Completed Tasks#44: Get all new gifts put away and house in order. With a LOT of help from Mr. ...

buffy the vampire slayer: season one, episodes five-twelve

11/25/2010 04:20:00 AM

Nayana's standard Buffy disclaimer/Reverse spoiler alert: This is my first time EVER watching this series. I am very interested in keeping my experience pure, so please take care in the comments to not give any spoilers, clues, or insights from ...

day zero: my coen brothers movie list

11/24/2010 04:20:00 AM

I heart the Coen brothers. They are easily my favorite local-boys-made-good (they're from Minnesota, just like me!) So I think it's tragic and a bit embarrassing that I have not yet seen the entirety of their oeuvre. Therefore, I added it to ...

127 hours: whaddaya think?

11/23/2010 15:06:00 PM

All signs are pointing to Oscar nominations for Danny Boyle's new release 127 Hours, in theaters now. If you don't already know, this is the story of that guy who got stuck in a canyon a few years ago and escaped by sawing his own arm off. ...

platoon

11/22/2010 16:21:00 PM

I am a pacifist. I'm going to level with you all and confess that I didn't quite know which direction to take with this review, as pacifism isn't exactly a philosophy that is appreciated and understood by most, especially in a time of war.Let ...

day zero update #2

11/19/2010 04:20:00 AM

One more week has gone by, and I've made a teensy bit of progress.Completed TasksNone this week. I have a feeling there will be many weeks like this.Setbacks#83: Get to work on time and leave on time every day for a week. This is really, really ...

buffy the vampire slayer: season one, episodes one-four

11/18/2010 16:10:00 PM

Nayana's standard Buffy disclaimer/Reverse spoiler alert: This is my first time EVER watching this series. I am very interested in keeping my experience pure, so please take care in the comments to not give any spoilers, clues, or insights from ...

day zero: my academy award for best picture list

11/17/2010 16:09:00 PM

Task #17 on my Day Zero list requires me to watch all movies that have won the Academy Award for Best Picture. This is one of those tasks that I want to be able to say I have done, but I'm not all that excited to actually get down and do it. ...

why I like sappy made-for-tv christmas movies

11/16/2010 15:10:00 PM

Two or three years ago, I would have reacted to that title the way many of you probably did: with an eyeroll and a "did Nayana have a stroke?" But my dear mother has converted me.Thanksgiving weekend 2008: Mom and I were sitting in her TV room, ...