27 July 2009

One By One

I can't read mystery novels. Even though I try, I always feel like they fall short of "And Then There Were None," by Agatha Christie, which (in my mind at least) is the most superbly written, intriguing, complex mystery novel ever. Get this: ten strangers get brought to an island. One by one they start dying, and pretty soon they realize - one of them must be the killer. Ever since reading "And Then There Were None," I've been looking for a mystery that would compare. I finally found it, but it wasn't in a book. It was a television mini series: "Harper's Island". I had been too busy (doing absolutely nothing) to catch "Harper's Island" when it aired on CBS over the past few months, I decided to watch the entire series (13 episodes) instantly on Netflix. You know a show is good when every minute you're not watching, you're trying to piece together clues in your mind. The series, which starts of with a couple (Christopher Gorham and Katie Cassidy) who decide to get married on an island with a bloody history, takes you on a crazy race beginning the first night the guests arrive on the island.

Each episode is packed with thrills and twists that will leave you shocked and, if you're like me, creeped out for the rest of the night. The cast all performs convincingly, and before you know, you'll be crying at one of the more serious death scenes. (At least, I was!)

Sometimes the killings and guests' actions seem a little unrealistic, but hey, would a horror flick really be a horror flick if you didn't have to yell at your tv, "Idiot! Don't go in the dark alone without a weapon?!" So now, I recommend this television series to you! And, if you liked this post, please go rate it on this site, which has a similar version!!!

26 July 2009

What's Up With This Rain?

Once again this summer, our humid and sunny New York city has transformed into one big rainy, gloomy puddle that keeps my socks soaked all day and leaves me with soggy, peeling feet. But this time around, I refuse to let the rain keep me down. And I think an important way to do that is to stay social and share. So that's what I'm going to do. Each week, I'll post a recommendation - music, movies, cool website, place to go, maybe even more than one, and probably mostly free. And maybe we can join up and experience these places and events together despite the rain. But this deal requires your help too -- I need your feedback on what I post, and maybe even some suggestions of your own!! Can I count on you, readers?

How I Saved My Summer

I went through a number of title ideas of this post, including but not limited to: How Gemstones Saved My Summer, How Astrology Saved My Summer, How Searching For Apartments For My Busy Boyfriend Saved My Summer. Then I realized that nothing saved my summer but me, and that the power to turn things around was always there, waiting to be realized. Let me explain. May - school ended, things went down, summer started off raining. And kept raining. And I got depressed and unwilling to do anything. June & July - the heat and sun finally picked up, and then all I wanted to do was be outside all day every day, and when I was not outside, I wanted to be inside cuddling and painting Warhammer models with my boyfriend (John). And in the past few weeks, I started to realize that I have not done one single thing worth doing for myself this summer. I didn't study for the LSAT, I let my latest novel mold over on my hard-drive, I abandoned my blog with its faithful five followers, and I stopped reviewing my Hungarian material. I pretty much ate, slept, hung out with friends, and cuddled. And it was fun, but unproductive. And I need to be productive. So I went out and bought a blue apatite stone, which provides creative energies, and I read my weekly horoscope on freewillastrology.com, which advised me to pray to the gods of discipline and determination, and I looked up apartments for my boyfriend so that he might have a place to live after August 8, and I realized I had to start doing things for myself again. And so, that's what I'm doing. Hello, few faithful readers. I have returned, once again. I'll keep you updated on how I get my life back on track.