Author: Alexandra


Hard Graft …

“Everyone lies about writing. They lie about how easy it is or how hard it is. They perpetuate a romantic idea that writing is some beautiful experience that takes place in an architectural room filled with leather novels and chai tea. They talk about their ‘morning ritual’ and how they ‘dress for writing’ and the cabin in Big Sur where they go to ‘be alone’ — blah blah blah. No one tells the truth about writing a book. Authors pretend their stories were always shiny and perfect and just waiting to be written. The truth is, writing is this: hard and boring and occasionally great but usually not. Even I have lied about writing. I have told people that writing this book has been like brushing away dirt from a fossil. What a load of shit. It has been like hacking away at the freezer with a screwdriver.” — Amy Poehler

Apple Watch

Apple Does Time

“Dick … Dick Tracey …  This is Alexandra … are you receiving me, over?” So, what does everyone think of the new Apple watch? Is this something you even care about, are you foaming at the mouth to get your hands on the first one, or do you have a more laid back approach with ‘I’ll wait and see’ what’s what first? And who in their right mind, as my other half asked (pointedly looking at me) is willing to pay $360+ for the basic model … let alone the silly prices being asked for the gold versions? Though I am sure as the Pope is Catholic, and as the sun comes up every morning, there will be enough people out there who will not only buy, like me, the basic version not just because they are Apple fans. Or that they like new shiny tech, or want to be first in the queue, but because of the potential they see in what these watches can do for them. Of course the geek in me, …


RIP Leonard Nimoy

OMG! Leonard Nimoy was beamed up … and has left us way too early. Damn that Scotty, his timing is out of whack! I am so saddened to hear of Nimoy’s passing. My sincere and deepest condolences to all his family and friends. I am sure we will all remember him with many a fond memory! To quote Nathan Fillion, “I have been, and always shall be, your fan.” R.I.P. Mr. Spock LLAP