The Great Gatsby is Only Partly Great but You’ll See it Anyhow

Jane and I just came home from seeing the Great Gatsby. There was a fundraiser for Project Angel Food and since I’m absolutely delighted to give them money while getting nothing in return I was just as delighted to buy a couple of tickets to see Gatsby at the Real D screening room in Beverly Hills. If you ever have an opportunity to see a movie at Real D say yes even if you care nothing about the movie. I’ve never seen a picture like the one I saw tonight …

Book Review: Leaning Back and Reading Sheryl Sandberg

During Spring Break I read Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. I was going to do a video review of it because everything that could be written about it has been. It’s a book that will either inspire or tire you out. It wore me out but you might be surprised why. Sandberg is unlikeable in her book. I understand that in order to make an omelet you’ve got to break a few eggs but this book is over the top filled with advice that makes no sense to …

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES Review

A while ago (a few weeks ago? two months ago?) I spent an uneventful week driving a 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. I’ve been torn about how to write about the vehicle because I didn’t find any pleasure in it. I didn’t hate the car but it was just a car and I’m always looking for bits of joy to share with y’all. I’ve hopped behind the wheel of very modestly priced vehicles as well as luxury cars and I’ve found something that I love about almost all of them. The …

Tough Stuff: RokBed V3 Samsung Galaxy S3 Case Review

Thanks in advance to William Vega, contributing writer, for another great post.  There’s a reason I have an S3: I like its slim form factor. The holidays have left my pants feeling a bit tighter, and I really can’t deal with a rectangular bulge in my pocket. Not only is it unsightly (and so clearly not the kind of bulge I want to be showing off), but it’s uncomfortable. It’s why I made it a point to buy my S3 only when I knew slim silicone covers were available. Like …

Pocket Projector: Telstar MP50 HDMI Projector Review

I hope you enjoy this gadget review from my friend William.  Pocket Projector: Telstar MP50 HDMI Projector Review Telstar’s new portable projector is lightweight, nice to look at, and (most importantly) easy to use. It’s only slightly bigger than a stack of Post-It notes (3.9″ x 3.8″ x .89″ to be exact), so it fits quite nicely in a purse, a backpack, or even a forgiving pants pocket. I wasted no time in putting the projector to use. Since I don’t read manuals, I simply plugged the sucker in and …