Monthly Archives: November 2012

Francesca Battistelli: Christmas

Dove Music Awards 2011 Artist of the Year, Francesca Battistelli is the new name in Christian music. With over 700,000 record sales since her debut in 2008 with My Paper Heart, she is quickly climbing the charts in her genre. While I’ve heard her name tossed around, Christmas was my first exposure to this up-and-coming, and after an initial listen, I can see the appeal! Battistelli has pipes! The girl can sing, but she also has a smidge of lilt to her voice that makes the whole listening experience unique and charming.

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Once Upon a Time: Child of the Moon

This episode is pretty much all about Ruby (Meghan Ory, True Justice), aka Little Red Riding Hood – with a twist. She also happens to be one of my favorite characters.

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The Big Bang Theory: The Habitation Configuration/The 43 Peculiarity

In “the Habitation Configuration” we’re treated to yet another episode of that wacky Sheldon Cooper web show, “Fun With Flags.” Yay!

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Christina Aguilera: Lotus

The album cover for Lotus (pictured below) portrays Christina rising naked from a blossoming lotus, suggesting a beautiful beginning – more specifically, since she’s been around long enough to have greatest hits album, a new beginning. A rebirth. I’m a fan of the idea of new beginnings at any stage in life, especially when life demands fight or flight.

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Skyfall

Being an avid James Bond fan (and massive Sean Connery fan) since my early teens, I am always curious when a new Bond film is released. Unfortunately, our culture nowadays puts such high expectations on everything that when a film in a series is not the best film ever made, the series as a whole seems to get all the trash talk. This was the case with Quantum of Solace. Because QoS was not up to par with public standards (or even my standards, for that matter), many people seemed to be not-so-excited about another Bond film premiering this year.

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