Total Eclipse (of the heart)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know about the solar eclipse occurring tomorrow. I just happen to live in a city that’s in the path of totality, so it’s fair to say that folks are just a little excited around here.  We’re having a viewing party at work, and the special glasses are sold out just about everywhere in town.  (Somehow my Dad managed score a bunch from a radio station giveaway the other week, and they really just look like old-school 3D movie glasses to me…except for the total darkness thing.)

If you want to learn more about this amazing event and see if your eyewear is legit, etc., go here.

The last visible total solar eclipse over the contiguous United States took place during my birth year (1979, baby!), and according to the sages at InStyle magazine, my horoscope reads: “…a solar new-moon eclipse due to appear on the 21st in Leo, looks to be spectacular no matter how you decide to use it.”

Seriously, I haven’t been this excited over things of the celestial variety since the late ’90s sun, moon and stars décor. I always get a little reflective around the weeks leading up to my birthday and I tend to make big changes at this time, but I’m choosing to see this rare event as an extra ounce of “oomph” I’ve been needing to start moving in a new direction in my life.

I’ve taken a couple of months off from the blog, as I was busy with family and starting a new job, but I’m happy to report that I’m jumping back in and will do my best to get back on a weekly posting schedule. I’ve realized that I don’t always have something to say, but I still need this creative outlet in my life, and I can let it be just that…no need to be anything else than a place to share my thoughts and love for film and television.

I wish I had movies to report on, but aside from the epic Wonder Woman, I’ve only seen one other this summer: Dunkirk. I was certain it would be filled with the usual war film clichés, but it was fresh and exciting and one of Christopher Nolan’s best films, in my opinion. (I hope it’ll still make some noise come Oscar season, because it’s definitely deserving.)

As for TV, I was so sad to see the Pretty Little Liars finale, that I’ve been re-watching the series from the beginning. I just can’t quit those bitches yet. There are several other shows that I can’t wait to get started on (at the top of the list: The Bold Type, Glow) but right now I’m still in mourning over one of my all-time favorite shows. It’s definitely not for everybody, but for me, it’s the perfect mix of comedy + Scooby-Doo mystery + crazy soap + teen romance. It’s also #fashiongoals and straight up nail polish porn…it’s a lot of things. (Side note: one of my greatest pleasures in life is getting my sister hooked on shows, and I successfully achieved that again with PLL. I LOL’d over many a late night text from her this summer: “I.CAN’T. EVEN. Jason just felt down an elevator shaft and disappeared and Spencer’s gone cray!”) If you haven’t watched, you’re really missing out. Why not add it to your end of summer binge list?

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