Women in Academia: Small Stuff Pep Talk

I fully admit to being a silly person, but well, sometimes silly things are the only things that work. I have several big deadlines coming up and when unleashing the list on a colleague over coffee, they suggested that I remind myself of why I love doing this. That’s excellent advice and I’ve put it to use before; however, this time I decided to mix it up and focus on some relatively frivolous great aspects of working on a university campus. Here’s my list, and I’d love to see yours. Read More Women in Academia: Small Stuff Pep Talk

Positivity Challenge Week 15: Embracing Silliness

One of my fictional Positivity Mentors (that’ll be next week’s topic) is Phoebe from Friends. While her character may have been conceived and initially portrayed as the dumb blonde, the writers clearly saw that Lisa Kudrow could give them so much more than that and created one of the most interesting characters in television history. Read More Positivity Challenge Week 15: Embracing Silliness

Even More Politicians Making Funny Faces

Everyone seems to be hot and cranky this week. I thought I’d lighten the mood with another edition of politicians making funny faces, since the last one was so popular. Read More Even More Politicians Making Funny Faces

Summer TV Line Up With a Twist

Summer television isn’t known for its quality. Personally, whenever the regular season ends, that’s when I usher in the Era of the DVD/Netflix, at least until the fall. But when I look over the summer lineup, I see so much missed opportunity for fresh, innovative television ““ simply by smashing two shows together, one can get a fascinating new television experience. Read More Summer TV Line Up With a Twist

The Furious Kitchen: The Kwanzaa Cake

I have been on death’s door for the past week (Luci translation: I had a mild cold and have been a little run down) so there has been no cooking Furiously in my house.  The most exciting thing I’ve made is an english muffin with honey on it.  But in the spirit of the holiday season, I am posting my cooking inspiration: Sandra Lee.  Every time I leave something on the stove too long.  Every time I say, “I wonder if this ingredient substitution will work” and it completely does not, all I have to say is “hey, at least I didn’t come up with the kwanzaa cake.”  That thing is a train wreck and I never get tired of watching this video.  Corn nuts?? On a cake?? And, as Mr. Furious would say, Why the chocolate frosting?? Is it supposed to be because kwanzaa is for brown people? WTF?.  And the canned apple pie filling.  I love the whole thing.  So, re-watch if you’ve already seen it (you probably have) and enjoy if you haven’t!