Archives For February 2014

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Good news! It has been a year in the making, but I’m excited to announce my first publication in an actual book, with pages you can smell and everything! I co-authored a chapter  in Channeling Wonder, an upcoming academic work that explores television adaptations of fairy tales. My chapter, “Merlin as Initiation Tale: A Contemporary Fairy-Tale Manual for Adolescent Relationships,” is the culmination of many nights spent burning the midnight oil after getting home from my day job. Now that there’s an actual cover, it finally feels real. I’m honored to be in the company of so many distinguished academics, including Pauline Greenhill, Jill Rudy, and Cristina Bacchilega. For those of you who enjoy analyzing your favorite movies and TV shows to death (like me), look for the book in October! You can find more info here.

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If you’re looking to make the coolest margarita mix of all time, you’ve come to the right place. Jeff’s mom is crazy about all things zombies, so we made some special homemade zombie-style margarita mixes for her birthday. We used fresh raspberries and limes to make two different kinds of mixes, and we added food coloring to maximize creepiness. Because they both turned out jaw-droppingly good, we thought we’d share the recipe, so you can make delicious margaritas (just add tequila) or virgin cocktails (just add soda).

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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, this month, USA Today’s pop-culture blog, Pop Candy, is featuring pop-culture love stories. If you didn’t know, the way Jeff and I met is like something out of a sappy movie, and it’s all because of a David Sedaris book. So, I wrote up our story, and it’s currently on the Pop Candy site. Check it out here!