Tag: Money

The Madness of Getting Money Back

I will never understand how people give change. Allow me to tell a little story to illustrate. Monday evening, I’m at Starbucks. Planning on doing a little journaling amidst the buzz of caffeinated young people who have all, oddly, chosen to wear dense headphones while mashing away at their tiny laptops. Like, what’s the point of the communal atmosphere if…

The World’s Finest Tourist Trap

It’s not until you reach the room with the giant whale wrestling a squid that you realize the sheer magnitude of the madness into which you’ve descended. Squid, sea, whale, all double life-size, roaring up out of the concrete floor in an anonymous pole-barn in the Wisconsin prairie. It was all constructed over a half century by a madman with…

Blue Jasmine – Haiku Review

The perfect movie If you desire Cate Blanchett Looking real haggard   Cate’s perfect drunk face Is a skillfully sculpted Snarling gargoyle   I would describe her For the film’s majority As “oozing disdain”   “Metamorphosis” Might be a better title Cate changes drastically   It’s two roles, one film Jasmine the ignorant rich Jasmine the sad drunk   Both…

The Amazing Avengers in Black Rise from Dark Shadows: Retaliation

Sometime around now, in movie palaces across America, the first showings of The Avengers are taking place. With the crash and boom of a rousing introductory explosion, the summer movie season has begun. You may or may not know this about me, but I am something of a film aficionado. Please don’t confuse my usage of “aficionado” with “a person…