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The Upside of Unemployment

by chasity.moody on August 8, 2013

Last week I was laid off from my job. If you have ever lost a job, you will be familiar with the panic, stress, anger, and sense of failure that comes with it. That was certainly true the first time I had ever lost a job. What’s interesting in this case is that my reaction […]

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Like Books? Check this Out!

by chasity.moody on February 20, 2012

When I first started preparing to do the Cannonball Read IV, I asked for recommendations from friends, and I signed up for Goodreads, and I even sent Facebook status updates and questions on Twitter. It’s daunting to imagine having to review 26-52 books when all you have is a library card and a love of […]

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Cannonball Read 4: On Badasses and Inspiration

January 20, 2012
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By now, most of you know that I decided to participate in my first ever Cannonball Read this year. And while I have 5 books under my belt, I only have 1 review posted. I could give you all kinds of reasons for why I haven’t finished and submitted the other four reviews (they are […]

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It’s Time to Bring It

January 1, 2012
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For the most part, 2011 was not a good year for me. Yes, I made some great friends at work and am about to go into business with one of them. And, yes, I really enjoyed writing for TVGasm (Mob Wives starts tonight, and I’ll be recapping the hell out of it). But, for the […]

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I’m Scurred!

April 14, 2011
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So much has happened since the last time I posted. I had no idea that things would go as sideways as they did, but that’s just the way that life rolls. So, here is the synopsis: Work got crazy hectic.  I am at super work overload and it pays my bills so it’s the priority. […]

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The Reasons Don’t Matter…

March 5, 2011
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I am still working on the reviews of both Daria and Louisa May Alcott’s Blood and Thunder Stories. That has not changed. I have been thinking though. The thing that always kept me going as a blogger was my joy in reading books that had been banned. So, now I have to get back to […]

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My Oscar Boycott, 13 Years and Holding

February 27, 2011
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I would like to thank all of my friends who have tried to convince me to change my mind about this over the years. Your efforts are very much appreciated. Each time you post the menu for your Oscar Viewing Party, or call me up all excited about the nominations, I stop and reconsider this […]

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The Daria Re-Watch 2011: Cast of Characters, Part 1

February 16, 2011
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I Netflixed Daria: The Complete Series as soon as it became available. The problem was that I hadn’t taken the time to move it up in my cue as I drifted through some of my more ridiculous life changes. But, I am going to remedy that mistake by presenting you with my interpretation(s) of the […]

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If I Say My Pajiba is Strong, Will You Accept It Anyway?

February 10, 2011
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Many moons ago, when I was still just playing around on this thing we now call the interwebs, I came across a website. I can remember the exact moment I found this website. I was lurking around Go Fug Yourself – which is a site I recommend to anyone who dresses poorly but still makes fun […]

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The Great Re-Read and Re-Watch of 2011

February 9, 2011
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The first part of this post was inspired by Johnny Cash and Facebook. I was doing some work and listening to Pandora when the Johnny Cash song, Boy Named Sue, started to play. I immediately stopped what I was doing to listen to it. As I was listening, I remembered reading somewhere that Shel Silverstein […]

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