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Author: Manda Collis

Eulogy for a Fallen Appliance

To the five-speed Rival handmixer I purchased for three dollars ($3.oo) at Walmart on Black Friday in 2010: For what you were, you served me well. Seven cheese braids, countless cakes, the occasional sauce, even though your robust power was far too strong for me to take advantage of more than the first speed setting. We had some good times together, often involving me swearing in the middle of the night or at early hours of the morning. You were no KitchenAid, but you got the job done. We were never supposed to have you so long, actually. I...

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In Which Manda Has Opinions About Rogue One

Whoo, haaaaaaa, boy howdy, let me tell you, do I have a lot of THOUGHTS about Rogue One. I know you saw this coming. Maybe, I don’t know. I had a lot of opinions about The Force Awakens, which was mostly a series of thoughts of me being overwhelmed, but listen. We saw Rogue One last night. And when I say I have thoughts, I have thoughts. This may have some things some people consider spoilers. If you care about those, please go read some other posts. Here’s a great list of fantastic holiday songs to keep you busy, if you’re into that kind of thing....

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Manda’s Absurd Holiday Special: 2016 Edition

It’s that time of year again! You know, the one where we continue to hear ridiculous holiday tunes everywhere we go whether we like it or not. Ah, Christmas music. I love it, really. Even the annoying ones. There are a few exceptions, of course, but by and large I’m usually pretty excited to hear nonstop holiday tunes from December 1 on through… well, whenever I get sick of them. Maybe Christmas Day. Maybe January. Maybe March. It’s fine. Last year’s Absurd Holiday Special will be tough to beat, mostly because I chose some of my most favorite absurd songs...

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A Few Of My Least Favorite Things

I love Christmas. I love holidays in general, really, but Christmas is one of those… well, you know. It’s so magical. And I love Christmas music, I remember growing up one of our local classifieds ad… book… things used to publish this book of Christmas songs every year, I guess so you could go caroling? And we did. And it was great. But anyway, there are all kinds of songs that I just love from the holiday season. “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” is probably one of my favorites (I love the religious ones) and there’s the secular pop favorites like...

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Stuff Manda Loves: Favorites For December 2016

Hello, Mandaland! It’s the end of the year, which is absolutely awesome given how 2016 is gone but… I’ll admit to already being a little nostalgic. Some good stuff definitely happened, and I’m absolutely thankful for that. The last few months were pretty busy for me, but let’s ring out the year with a bang yeah? Here’s my final favorites list for this year!!! I hope you enjoy it, and I’d love to hear what media you’re enjoying currently as we bring the year to a close and get ready to celebrate the holiday season. STUFF TO PLAY Hot...

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