I am a 39 year old transplant from Boston living in Los Angeles. A misguided life plan brought me here to obtain an overpriced graduate degree, which essentially amounted to me paying to have a job in the entertainment industry. In retrospect it was a silly goal, but hey, at least I don’t have to shovel in the winter anymore.
I intentionally keep myself anonymous on this blog only because, at the end of the day, I still like my job and don’t want to get fired. Thanks for reading!
Mike (a.ka.: Melanie’s First Husband)
I live outside of Boston with my wife and kids so I still have to shovel snow.
Origin of the Blog (by twynne)
I started this blog a few years ago when I was really bored at work and needed something to do at my desk that made it look like I was actually working (scrolling through websites reading tabloid news is not good for this). Also, I always liked to write and it seemed like it would be fun to have a place to spout off, even if no one read it. Because I disparage my work and family often here, I do not link to this blog from Facebook or other social media. I did let a select group of friends know about its existence, though. Mike refuses to join Facebook, but his wife is on there, so I let her know about my blog along with some other friends. That is how he found it and became my only loyal reader and commenter.
Then, he started contributing. His first contribution was an entry about Joseph Gordon-Levitt that he submitted to the IMBD Hit List. It was the top item one day, so when I got to work, this blog, which normally got 10 hits a day on an exceptionally good day, had over 13,000 hits. Mike continued to contribute and is way more talented than me, so I gave him co-author status to class the joint up a bit. These days, Mike’s writing is more infrequent than my own (bad news for you all) because he has two small kids to take care of, and apparently raising kids is hard or something. I killed a cactus once, so I wouldn’t know about such things.
So, thanks for stopping by. We hope you enjoy what you read and are entertained. Stay and comment if you like, we love feedback (even if you just want to let me know that you think I’m an idiot for what I wrote about Daniel Tosh (here too)).
FUN FACT: Mike and I have been friends since high school, and, senior year, when my lame boyfriend went to Ireland for some kind of soccer tournament, Mike was kind enough to be my prom date. We took a party bus with 10 other couples and it got searched for alcohol (not ours) after the gun-toting (no joke) driver tattled on us, and we all got in trouble.