Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I'm back baby! A little bit!

Big news... we're moving! To another state! That's why I've been so quiet lately. Trying to coordinate an interstate move with a six year old and a husband that is already gone is HARD, you guys. Not enough coffee and wine in the world, I tell you!

But! I wrote a thing! For my friend Nancy's site (Those of you who don't know Nancy yet, hit up and read more of her work. She's pretty rad!) It is a piece inspired by a conversation with a friend asking about the quintessential Doctor Who episodes one would need to see (from the new series... that's the caveat here... I couldn't even BEGIN to go into classic Who!) in order to get a feel for the entire collection.  Click the picture below to read more!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tune In Alert! #BarkFest on Nat Geo WILD

Nat Geo WILD channel's inaugural BarkFest weekend begins TOMORROW, Friday May 15th at 8pm ET/PT and celebrates all things canine with shows that teach about the brains "behind that bark".

The BARKFEST programming lineup includes...

World’s Greatest Dogs - Friday, May 15 at 8 PM ET/PT These are the stories of extraordinary dogs: a surfing therapy dog, a bionic dog, a dog with the world record in scootering, and many more. We’ll meet these incredible canines and their dedicated owners.
Cesar 911 Season Finale - Friday, May 15 at 9 PM ET/PT Cesar rushes to the aid of Joe, a frantic husband and father.

Is Your Dog A Genius? Doggy See, Doggy Doo – Friday, May 15 at 10 PM ET/PT Is your dog a born genius? Or can you make him one? Duke University dog scientist Dr. Brian Hare uses his groundbreaking research to help dog owners better understand their canine companions. This interactive series will help dog owners everywhere unlock their canine’s true potential.

The Incredible Dr. Pol: Dog-A-POL-ooza - Saturday, May 16 at 8 PM ET/PT In this special episode of The Incredible Dr. Pol, it’s all dogs all day this week at Pol Veterinary Services!

Unlikely Animal Friends: Bark-Tacular- Saturday, May 16 at 9 PM ET/PT We’ll take a look at some of the most amazing unlikely friendships that prove that dogs are more than just man’s best friend!

Is Your Dog a Genius? Who’s Your Doggy? - Saturday, May 16 at 10 PM ET/PT Can your dog outsmart you? Does he bend the rules behind your back? Duke University dog scientists Dr. Brian Hare has developed a series of scientific test to reveal your dog’s unique strategies and help you improved your relationship with her.

World’s Greatest Dogs– Sunday, May 17 at 8 PM ET/PT (encore airing)

Super Underdogs – Sunday, May 17 at 9 PM ET/PT From smallest to largest, from longest ears to longest tongue, from unique shapes to most muscles. These are the stories of the worlds’ most extreme looking dogs.

Is Your Dog A Genius? Talk Doggy To Me - Sunday, May 17 at 10 PM ET/PT Dogs and humans share a social bond unlike any two species on the planet. But how does your dog really feel about you? Based on his groundbreaking research, Dr. Brian Hare has created a series of games to help you better understand your canine companion.

Stay tuned to blog tomorrow to find out if our bigger dog Macintosh is a "genius"... (thanks to the fine folks at, who provided us the opportunity to play with their site in exchange for my BarkFest promotion)

Yep, he looks smart. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

TUNE IN ALERT: Aloha Vet on Nat Geo WILD! Season Finale TOMORROW!

Dr. Scott Sims is one of Hawaii’s best-kept local secrets. 

Not your typical veterinarian, he treats both wild and domestic animals, and when islanders need help with their pets and livestock, he’s the one they call. 

Some clients live in hard-to-reach locations, but if an animal needs help, Dr. Sims always finds a way to get there, even if he has to walk, ride a horse, drive an ATV, fly a plane or swim. 

It’s a wild job that’s an adventure every day. “Aloha Vet” airs Saturdays at 9 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD.

Be sure to tune in to see the season finale episode “Last Resort” premiering Saturday, April 11, at 9 PM ET/PT: There’s never a dull moment with Dr. Sims – today, one goat gets his horns trimmed and another gets castrated, a horse needs a lump removed from his rear, and an old dog needs a tumor removed from his stomach.

Check out these SNEAK PEEK CLIPS! 

Friday, April 3, 2015

New #MLP Season 5 Starts TOMORROW!

So much has changed for our Mane Six friends since we last saw them! Twilight has her own castle in the center of Ponyville, and the title of Princess of Friendship. Heck, even Hub Network has changed into Discovery Family Channel now.

Image courtesy Discovery Networks.

So, Pony-heads--Bronies and Pegasisters alike--are you ready for even more adventure in Season 5? Because I've had the opportunity to preview this weekend's first episode! No spoilers from me, but here's a quick synopsis:

Image courtesy Discovery Networks.

The Mane Six friends learn the secret of Twilight's new castle, and are led to an eerie village in the far east of Equestria. Something is strange about the new place (can you guess what it is from the image above?)... The utilitarian "utopia" lives much like a cultish-communist commune--very Orwellian "1984"--and has a dark secret. Twilight and her friends must figure out why they are being sent there and what they must accomplish.

Image courtesy Discovery Networks.

Strange magic is afoot here, and Twilight, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Apple Jack, Fluttershy, and Rarity must figure out how to save the day...

Image courtesy Discovery Networks.

Be sure to tune in Saturday, April 4th at 11am ET on Discovery Family Channel (formerly Hub Network, check your local listings) to see what happens! All I can say is that it's exciting!

Monday, March 30, 2015

BOOK REVIEW - #Frozen: The Poster Collection

About a year ago, I was given the opportunity to go to Los Angeles to go behind the scenes of the blockbuster Disney animated film Frozen. I got to meet the directors, play in the rigging lab, even voice Olaf! It was an experience I'll never forget, and it forever made Frozen hold a very special place in my heart.

When Insight Editions contacted me to check our their new book Frozen: The Poster Collection, I couldn't resist.

The book is large and absolutely gorgeous. Each poster is double sided and printed on thick, high quality paper. The images included feature memorable scenes from the film, popular characters, and--my favorite part--foreign market versions of the film posters.

The images are stunningly high quality and show details you may have missed in the theatre or at home on your television. My camera couldn't do them justice, but I was most impressed by the fact that you can see the woolen texture of Anna's skirt! Just incredible!

 The book retails for $24.99 and is available wherever books are sold, including Amazon, linked below!

Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book for review purposes. For more information, please see my Disclosure tab.