Dear Ex-Roommate,

You, madam, are completely and absolutely insane.  I don’t just mean the kind of insane where I don’t understand you and your actions.  I mean like you need to be locked up for the better of society kind of insane.  Sweet Lord.  Not only has living with you been such a horrible experience that I wish the Eternal Sunshine memory wipe was real, but I feel like I need to detox for a week to clear my system of the venom I’ve been absorbing from you all this time.

I’d wish you ill, but I already see how unfathomably unhappy you are.  I don’t envy you in the least, and because of the level of betrayal and hurt you inflicted on me and others in our situation, I also find myself unable to pity you.

Fix yourself before you end up as alone as you are now.

Goodbye.  You won’t be missed.


Flight (Volume Eight)

Flight Volume Eight

Kazu Kibuishi

I didn’t know this was the last of the Flight series until after I finished reading it.  I hoped the series would end with a bang, but this volume was pretty ordinary.  There were a few stories that I really enjoyed, but the majority of the pieces were mediocre.

As always, the cover is gorgeous.  I have to admit, I’m relieved that the series has ended–I can no longer feel guilty about suggesting it to people.  When graphic novel series are on-going, it becomes difficult to juggle many of them at the same time.  If you’ve read any part of the series, or you like anthologies of short stories, I still recommend Flight.  The great stories are worth the mediocre ones.

Dear Deliciously Crunchy Leaf,

Whoa.  I so didn’t see that sound coming from you.  I’m really glad I not only went out of my way to step on you, but that at the last minute I decided on jumping.  You are the coolest leaf I’ve ever met.


The runner who jumped on you and then gleefully giggled her way down the road.

The Matrix (1999)

The Matrix (1999)

Okay, so I’ve never seen The Matrix until now.  I know.  No, I know.  I KNOW.  I’m behind in the times.  My coworker finally lent it to me, and demanded I watch it.  Thanks to him, I’ve finally seen the cult classic everyone quotes from all the time.

I’d like to start by saying that I totally understand why so many people love the movie. It must have been awesome when it first came out.  It’s a cool movie.  I wonder if kids these days still love watching it.  Any readers younger than fifteen want to weigh-in?  Matrix–yay or nay?

Anyway, I liked the idea of the movie, and the guy who played the unMatrixed computer dude was super delicious.  If you haven’t seen The Matrix (though I doubt there’s very many of you), then I recommend you go see it.  It’s a good time.  I’ve been warned against seeing the second.  I’m not even quite sure why there is a second movie.  The first seemed to have a definite ending.  I’m not sure how it’ll continue without being annoying.

Verdict: Yay.

Morning Glories: All Will Be Free (Volume Two)

Morning Glories, Vol. 2: All Will Be Free

Nick Spencer

To be honest, I’d most forgotten who all the characters were and what they had done in the last volume.  I spent most of my time trying to piece together what each character was like, what they had done, and what secrets I already knew about them.

When it all came back, I really enjoyed reading the story.  It has an eerie, fun-house kind of feel to it.  There’s this creepy school where everyone in playing along except for the main characters, and even that’s not completely understood at all times.

I’m looking forward to seeing more of this school, and finding out exactly who Abraham is.  This volume did a lot of work to set of the mysteries of the whole series.  I recommend you read it!

Dear Body,

No, you cannot have a nap right now–so stop asking.  There’s going to be some days when you have to do a lot of traveling and work, so get over your 5pm nap craving.  It’s not going to happen some days and making me fall asleep on the train to the point where I hit my head on the pole is not the way to get a nap in the future.


The grumpy chick with the sore forehead.