What I watched, listened to, read, & played in January 2021!

I feel like I read a nice number of books this month, didn’t get to watch that many TV shows but my family can vouch I had a great time watching the Gingerbread Showdown show. Also I actually watched some movies for once lol including the first Lord of the Rings movie so I’ll finally understand some of the references to it~


  1. BuzzFeed Unsolved: Supernatural: S1. EP 7
  2. Steven Universe: S3: EP. 5, 6
  3. The Try Guys: Without a Recipe:  Sushi
  4. Holiday Gingerbread Showdown: Ep. 1, 2, 3, 4

Total: 8 Episodes


  1. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner*
  2. Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett*
  3. The Baby-Sitters Club #4: Mary-Ann Saves the Day by Ann M. Martin*
  4. The 20’s & 30’s: Flappers & Vamps by Cally Blackman
  5. Wild Edible Mushrooms: Tips & Recipes for Every Mushroom Hunter
  6. Molds, Mushrooms, & Other Fungi by Steve Parker
  7. Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert
  8. Frog & Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
  9. Princess Jellyfish, Volume 2 by Akiko Higashimura
  10. The Random House Book of Easy-to-Read Stories with an Introduction by Janet Schulman*
  11. If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most*

Total: 11 Books


  1. Knives Out
  2. One Night Only: The Best of Broadway
  3. The Hug
  4. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Total: 4 Movies & Documentaries


  1. Across the Veil – Ghost Stories with Zelda & Amy, The Loveland Frogmen, The Squonk, The Yuki-Onna, The Ijiraq, Double Creature Feature: The Mahaha & Nisse
  2. The Adventure Zone: Episodes 65, 66, 67, 68
  3. Cults: Church of Euthanasia Parts 1 & 2
  4. The Great American Scream: 27. Haunted Dolls, 40. Superstitions
  5. Jar of Rebuke: Episodes 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11
  6. Kakos Industries: S1 Episodes 14
  7. Know it All: Why Do We Like Movies About Crime, The Mysterious World of Magic
  8. Less is Morgue – Ep. 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110
  9. Light Hearts Podcast – EPs. Painting the Night with Sarah Werner, Writing the Story with Sawyer Greene, Minisode: Passing Through, Minisode: Halloween, Borrowing the Book with A. R. Olivieri, Minisode: Holiday
  10. Lore: Episodes 21
  11. Midnight Margaritas: The Broom Closet
  12. The Queer Thesperience: Charlie Alemán, Amanda Noriko Newman
  13. Sawbones: Episodes: Bloodletting 
  14. Schmanners: Accessories: Handkerchief, Napkin, & Fan
  15. Serial Killers: The Green River Killer 1 & 2
  16. Sounds Fake But Okay: Ep. 3, 4
  17. The Spooky Sapphic Storyteller: 12, 13, 14, 15
  18. Welcome to Night Vale: Episodes 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124

Total: 55 Podcast Episodes


  1. Heathers: The Musical*
  2. Catch Me if You Can: The Musical
  3. Rubber Soul by The Beatles*
  4. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan*
  5. Abandoned Luncheonette by Hall & Oates*

Total: 5 Albums


  1. Dig Dug* (ongoing)

Total: 1 Game

*Things marked with the asterisk mean it’s something I’ve read/watched/listened to before, everything else is new to me! 

20 Favorite Podcasts of 2020

A list of my top 20 favorite podcasts of 2020!

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I listened to way more podcasts in 2020 than any year before, I’m so lucky to be part of the cast & crew of several podcasts on this list, & I discovered so many new amazing podcasts, so I wanted to make a list of what they were & why I like them!

A lot of them are spooky in some way, a lot of them are edutainment, & many of them are queer. There is a THEME here haha. There were a few others I listened to, but I didn’t listen to enough episodes for them to make the cut, but considering how much I liked what I heard, they will likely be on another list at some point because I wanna recommend them to you too.

You can view this list on Podchaser here!

1. Jar of Rebuke

What It Is: Every 7th and 21st, join in Dr. Jared Hel’s audio journal entries as he works to re-discover his forgotten past and learns about all of the strange supernatural entities and anomalies for an organization called ‘The Enclosure’ within the small midwestern farm town of Wichton. With episodes based upon REAL legends and lore within the midwestern United States, follow along as Jared tries to figure out the secrets of the town as well as the secrets of his own identity.

Why I Like It: WELLLLLLL I’m part of the cast & crew for this podcast so MAYBE I’m biased haha & it is created by  my best friend & business partner Casper Oliver, BUT I love Jar of Rebuke because the protagonist, Dr. Jared Hel, is an amazing character who I really relate to & would totally wanna to be friends with if we lived in the same universe, there are so many other fantastic characters like Darius, Jamie, Holly, Milo, Ester, Laura, & SO. MANY. MORE. Plus a STELLAR cast of voice actors & a super awesome & intriguing storyline that has the perfect balance of humor, angst, & creepiness mixed with cryptids based on real Midwestern lore.

2. The Queer Thesperience

What It Is: “The Queer Thesperience” is a bi-weekly podcast featuring guests within the entertainment world who are also within the LGBT+ community to discuss their experiences, knowledge, and stories with your host Casper Oliver, a queer trans actor and podcaster.

Why I Like It: ALSO might be biased on this one because I’m part of the crew for this & was interviewed on the pilot episode of this show which is also hosted by Casper. But I love it because every episode gives me so many interesting insights & ideas from an INCREDIBLE selection of guests across a variety of performance mediums, & it’s so fascinating to hear about the experiences of such cool people! ALSO, it’s super queer & has to do with performing which I am Very Here For because that sums up me as a person haha~

3. Midnight Margaritas

What It Is: Hollis Coffin (he/him) & Casper Oliver (they/he) discuss different topics in witchcraft! From holidays to practices to specific tarot cards, once a month we do a video call and talk witchcraft! All while playing a drinking game with rules that we establish at the beginning of each episodes.
Find our hosts on social media at @coffinpolish & @casperolivervo.

Why I Like It: I’ve been a witch since I was 16, so I love anything witchy, & with two hilarious queer hosts joking around as they teach you about interesting lore & facts about witchy history, celebrations, different gods & goddesses, & more!

4. Georgie Romero is Done For

What It Is: Georgie Romero has risen from the grave, driven to solve the mystery of her former human life with the help of an inept witch and a cynical ghost. Support this podcast:

Why I Like It: Georgie Romero is Done For has the PERFECT combination of feel good & spooky. I love the character of Georgie – she’s determined & spunky, & her friends Hanako & Zabel, as well as all the other interesting & funny residents of their AU Florida, make this podcast a joy to listen to especially when I want something compelling & light-hearted. Also, I’m friends with several people on the cast & crew (including one upcoming cast member!) so that makes it even more fun to listen to!

5. Dos: After You

What It Is: Things changed after him. Deck has fallen for someone that isn’t human, and so he leaves a hungry home to find him. Todo cambió después de él. Deck se ha enamorado de alguien que no es humano, y deja así atrás una casa hambrienta para verle de nuevo. ¿Le estará esperando? El mundo ha cambiado… ¿Y él?Horror, urban fantasy LGBT+ audiodrama available in English & Spanish. Find out more about Dos: After You at and support the podcast by joining our patreon at Twitter: @dosafteryou Instagram: @dosafteryou_ Email at English Spanish Category: Fiction, Art, Fiction: Drama. Clean. Dos: After You is Licensed Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Why I Like It: Created by an almost-entirely trans cast & crew, telling a dark & fascinating story about a man who has fallen in love with a god & trying to find him again, Dos: After You is both a dark love story AND a compelling suspense drama story that I am super excited to see what happens next in. Also, I think it’s really cool that each episode is released in both English AND Spanish, & episodes are usually only 5-7 minutes long, which makes it very easy to listen to (so no excuse NOT to listen to it if that plot sounds interesting to you, just sayin’~).

6. Across the Veil

What It Is: Best friends and amateur cryptozoologists Zelda and Emma discuss creepy creatures, strange happenings and spooky circumstances. Follow us on instagram @across.the.veil and twitter @acrosstheveil1 Support us by becoming a patron! Support this podcast:

Why I Like It: I’ve learned SO MUCH about cool cryptids & ghosts & whatnot from this podcast! I love how the hosts tackle primarily things I’ve never heard about before – as much as I adore Mothman, it’s really nice to hear about cryptids from other countries like the Pontianak or the Bukit Timah Monkey Man, as well as some lesser-known American cryptids like the Fresno Nightcrawler! The hosts cover the topics in a super informative while also super fun way, & watching them interact in their friendship is just a joy, they seem like friendship goals haha.

7. The Spooky Sapphic Storyteller

What It Is: A hybrid personal narrative/audio drama podcast exploring LGBTQ experiences and the paranormal.

Why I Like It: I’ve never listened to a podcast before that combines telling personal stories from the writer’s own life through fictional characters & their interactions with other characters & storylines within the podcast, but I LOVE it! Both the fictional story & the personal stories are both compelling, I totally wanna see what happens next for all the characters because I care about their stories (THERE ARE QUEER & TRANS GHOSTS!), & it’s also nice to hear about the experiences of other people who have gone through similar things that I have!

8. Less is Morgue

What It Is: Set in an alternate Tallahassee, FL where monsters, ghouls, and ghosts are the norm, our hosts Riley and Evelyn attempt to record and produce a podcast, often interrupted by everything from Blackbeard’s ghost to an irritating tech bro with a God complex.

Why I Like It: I haven’t had a chance to listen to that many episodes yet, but I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve heard so far! The love-hate friendship between the two protagonists (who host the “podcast within the podcast”) is hilarious & so much fun to watch, & I know that some of the more recent episodes address topics like mental health, so I’m super excited to see that! I also think it’s a fun universe this story takes place in, & also, QUEER & NONBINARY CHARACTERS!

9. Welcome to Night Vale

What It Is: Twice-monthly community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, where every conspiracy theory is true. Turn on your radio and hide. Never listened before? It’s an ongoing radio show. Start with the current episode, and you’ll catch on in no time. Or, go right to Episode 1 if you wanna binge-listen.

Why I Like It: I just started listening to WTNV in 2019 after Casper recommended it to me & I, wanting to actually listen to interesting & good podcasts for a change after a long time of NOT listening to any, or any good ones at least, decided to give it a try. Well…….I ended up loving it, & here I am, 120 episodes later. I love WTNV because of interesting spooky stories, so so many great characters that I just love A Lot, & the way that it handles queerness just as something that *is*, without making a big deal out of it in a similar way to what Good Omens does!

10. Kakos Industries

What It Is: A deeply entertaining, R-rated, darkly satirical, sex-positive comedy audio drama with elements of horror. Congratulations! You are now a shareholder in Kakos Industries, a megacorporation that specializes in helping its clients to Do Evil Better. You are now entitled to listen to the shareholder announcements that keep you up to date on all of the advancements made in Evil and the bizarre occurrences inside of Kakos Industries itself. For fans of Welcome to Night Vale, Douglas Adams, Better Off Ted, the Venture Brothers, and Archer.

Why I Like It: Kakos Industries has kind of a similar vibe to WTNV, but it’s less spooky & more of an absurdist comedy about an organization that secretly runs a lot of the Evil in the world. I love absurdist things, & though I may be asexual, I still do enjoy me some dark & R-rated humor, so Kakos Industries has a great mix of both those things.

11. Sounds Fake But Okay

What It Is: A podcast where an aromantic asexual girl and a demisexual-straight girl talk about all things to do with love, relationships, sexuality, and pretty much anything else that they just don’t understand.

Why I Like It: I love podcasts where two friends talk about things they really find interesting (as you can see by many other podcasts on this list haha). And this one has two best friends talking about something I don’t hear about quite as much in podcasts – being asexual & aromantic! As an asexual (specifically, at this point I identify as demisexual but I might be gray asexual~) & aromantic person, so many of the topics covered on this podcast are things I’ve ALWAYS wondered, but never wanted to actually have to ask my friends, so I’ve learned a lot from it & felt less confused as an aroace person because of it.

12. A OK

What It Is: Weekly interviews with people on the asexual and aromantic spectrums.

Why I Like It: I know this podcast isn’t running anymore, & I haven’t heard many episodes of it yet, but I’ve loved what I’ve heard! It’s interviews with folx on the asexual or aromantic spectrums, & a lot of them have really cool & interesting insights about what it’s like & with their own experiences! Which I also like, & it reminds me how many ace & aro people there are in the world while also giving representation to those identities!

13. The Adventure Zone

What It Is: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad Clint for a campaign of high adventure. Join the McElroys as they find their fortune and slay an unconscionable number of … you know, kobolds or whatever in … The Adventure Zone.

Why I Like It: Any of the McElroy-related podcasts on this list were ALSO recommended to me by Casper (who, tbh probably actually recommended nearly everything on this list to me now that I think about it haha, they have SO MANY GOOD RECOMMENDATIONS for so many things~). This is probably my TOP comfort podcast to listen to, so I tend to listen to it a lot when my life gets stressful. I love it because it has a super good, funny, emotional, & fascinating storyline to follow, is made by some really funny & nice people, has AMAZING characters, &…I laugh SO MUCH to myself in my car at this podcast. I just love it a lot, definitely one of my favorites.

14. Shmanners

What It Is: Join husband Travis McElroy and wife Teresa McElroy every Friday and they’ll improve your etiquette week by week! Perplexed by thank you notes? Baffled by black tie? Dismayed by dinner parties? Worry no more, Shmanners has your answers!

Why I Like It: I *LOVE* edutainment podcasts & shows because I love learning & I love fun & humor, so when you put those those two things together, you end up with an excellent chance of me liking something. While I may have rebelled when my grandma tried to teach me manners as a kid, I am now an adult with some social anxiety, who really wants to be likeable, & who also loves learning cool facts about the histories of things & why we do certain things that we do. Shmanners has ALL of that & is hosted by some really great people.

15. Know It All

What It Is: Know It All is the Netflix podcast hosted by OnlyJayus, the internet’s favorite weird fact finder. Every other week, Jayus will look for the answers to all the questions that come up while watching Netflix shows.

Why I Like It: Short episodes that teach me cool & interesting facts about a variety of different random topics while also being a fun edutainment podcast by an (I’m fairly sure) queer host.

16. My Brother, My Brother And Me

What It Is: Free advice from three of the world’s most qualified, most related experts: Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy. For one-half to three-quarters of an hour every Monday, we tell people how to live their lives, because we’re obviously doing such a great job of it so far.

Why I Like It: I have never heard anything by the McElroys that I didn’t like, & this is no exception. Three hilarious people give sometimes good but usually bad advice to people who’ve asked questions online, & hearing their answers is so hilarious, I’ve laughed at this podcast so many times & I haven’t even had a chance to listen to that many of the episodes yet.

17. Sawbones

What It Is: Join Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy for a tour of all the dumb, bad, gross, weird and wrong ways we’ve tried to fix people.

Why I Like It: ANOTHER great edutainment podcast from the McElroys, this one talks about weird medical things people in the past did, & it is SUPER fascinating & also oftentimes, funny. People used to do so many seriously weird & sometimes even harmful things in the name of medicine, & I feel I’ve learned a lot about history in general & weird interesting medical facts which I then like info-dumping on my family from this podcast.

18. Cults

What It Is: Mystery. Manipulation. Murder. Cults are associated with all of these. But what really goes on inside a cult? More specifically, what goes on inside the minds of people who join cults and leaders who start them? Every Tuesday, Greg and Vanessa (co-hosts of the podcast Serial Killers) explore the history and psychology behind the most notorious cults. Cults is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media production.

Why I Like It: Cults are fascinating to me on a lot of levels in the same ways that serial killers are, & Parcast Network does a really good job of covering the stories of various cults while also the psychology as to why the cult leaders did what they did, & why their followers ended up following them.

19. Serial Killers

What It Is: Every Monday and Thursday, Serial Killers takes a psychological and entertaining approach to provide a rare glimpse into the mind, methods and madness of the most notorious serial killers with the hopes of better understanding their psychological profile. With the help of in-depth research, we delve deep into their lives and stories. Serial Killers is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

Why I Like It: Another great podcast from Parcast Network, this is a really interesting look at serial killers & their stories. I started listening to it when I was doing research on Jack the Ripper, & they do a really good job telling the stories in an interesting & compelling way, which is why I’ve continued to listen to it!

20. Lore

What It Is: Lore is a bi-weekly podcast (as well as a TV show and book series) about dark historical tales. Each episode explores the mysterious creatures, tragic events, and unusual places that fill the pages of history. Because sometimes the truth is more frightening than fiction.

Why I Like It: This usually delves into darker & spookier topics, but I love learning about lore & stories of creepy things like ghosts, hauntings, superstitions, cryptids, & more from the past. I always learn a lot from this podcast, & it’s given me a lot of interesting ideas to use in stories!


There you go, folx! You now have a list of 20 great podcasts I started listening to in 2020, & I hope you found at least one that sounded interesting to you!


What I watched, listened to, read, & played in November 2020!

Oof, I really didn’t watch or listen to a lot of stuff this month haha. I was stressed for a lot of the month, so I ended up just listening to a lot of “The Adventure Zone” because it’s a major comfort show for me!! But I enjoyed all the things I consumed, & I FINALLY watched “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” for the VERY FIRST TIME!!!


  1. Transformers: Prime S2: EP. 6
  2. Steven Universe: S3: EP. 2
  3. Grimm: S1: EP. 1, 2, 4, 5

Total: 6 Episodes


  1. Frogs: A Chorus of Colors by Deborah A. Behler & John L. Behler
  2. Wild Edible Mushrooms: Tips & Recipes for Every Mushroom Hunter by Hope H. Miller
  3. Kingdom Classification: Molds, Mushrooms, & Other Fungi
  4. Soar to Success: Mountain Gorillas in Danger by Rita Ritchie
  5. *Reader’s Digest – Animal Closeups: Penguins: A Funny Bird by Beatrice Fontanel

Total: 5 Books


  1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Total: 1 Movies & Documentaries


  1. The Adventure Zone: Episodes 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61
  2. Welcome to Night Vale: Episodes 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110
  3. The Queer Thesperience: Peaches Christ, Kaylie Horowitz, Dani Ernewein
    (I design the promotional graphics for this podcast so….you should totally check this podcast out haha)
  4. Cults: Episodes 22, 23
  5. Jar of Rebuke: Episodes 6, 7
    (I ALSO design the promotional graphics for this podcast & read the end credits so….you should also check out this one lol)
  6. The Spooky Sapphic Storyteller: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  7. A OK: EP. 1
  8. The Great American Scream: 37 (Cryptids)
  9. Midnight Margaritas: Samhain
    (Another great podcast that my dear friend Casper Oliver is a co-host on!!!)
  10. Papillon Podcast: Halloween Edition: Jar of Rebuke

Total: 38 Podcast Episodes


  1. Rhino Hi-Five: They Might Be Giants

Total: 1 Albums


  1. *Dig Dug (ongoing)

Total: 1 Games

*Things marked with the asterisk mean it’s something I’ve read/watched/listened to before, everything else is new to me! 


What I watched, listened to, read, & played in September 2020!

I didn’t get to read as much as I would have liked this month, but I got to listen to plenty of podcasts! 🙂


  1. Transformers: Prime S2: EP. 2
  2. Steven Universe: S2 EP. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Total: 9 Episodes


  1. Salmon by Sylvia M James
  2. What Was Stonewall? By Nico Medina
  3. My Neck Hurts: Nonsurgical Treatments for Neck & Upper Back Pain by Martin T. Taylor

Total: 3 Books


  1. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

Total: 1 Movies & Documentaries


  1. The Adventure Zone: Episodes 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48
  2. Welcome to Night Vale: Episodes 88, 89, 90
  3. Schmanners: Episodes 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  4. Kakos Industries: S1 Episodes 7,
  5. The Queer Thesperience: Episode 4, 5, 6
    (I design the promotional graphics for this podcast so….you should totally check this podcast out haha)
  6. Cults: Episodes 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
  7. Serial Killers: 1, 2
  8. Lore: Episodes 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
  9. MBMBAM: Episodes 2
  10. Jar of Rebuke: Episodes 2, 3
    (I ALSO design the promotional graphics for this podcast & read the end credits so….you should also check out this one lol)
  11. Critical Role: Vox Machina Ep. 0

Total: 41 Podcast Episodes


Total: 0 Albums



  1. FaeFever by Monkey Wizard Entertainment

Total: 1 Games


I always feel like I’m forgetting stuff on these lists haha so something might be missing, but here it is!


  1. Transformers: Prime S1 25, 26; S2: 1 
  2. Steven Universe: S2 EP. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  3. My Hero Academia: S1: 5
  4. Bob’s Burgers: S3: 17
  5. Tiny Creatures: S1: Episodes “Arizona”

Total: 16 Episodes


  1. Fashions of a Decade: The 1940’s by Patricia Baker
  2. The Revolution of Birdie Raldolph by Brandy Colbert
  3. Little Golden Books: Bunnies’ ABC by Garth Williams
  4. Little Golden Books: My First Counting Book by Lilian Moore
  5. My Little Golden Book of Dogs by Jean Lewis
  6. Maggie to the Rescue by Ari Hunt
  7. If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most
  8. Night-Night, Baby Mousling by Cara
  9. Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood
  10. Bunnicula by James Howe
  11. Swimmy by Leo Lionni
  12. Puppy Tales (Mother Goose Book by multiple authors)
  13. Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert
  14. Sing a Song of People by Lois Lenski
  15. The Little White Owl by Tracey Corderoy & Jane Chapman

Total: 15 Books


  1. Howl’s Moving Castle
  2. RED

Total: 2 Movies & Documentaries


  1. The Adventure Zone: Episodes 34, 35, 36, 37, 38
  2. Welcome to Night Vale: Episodes 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87
  3. Kakos Industries: S1 Episodes 4, 5, 6
  4. The Queer Thesperience: Episode 3
    (I design the promotional graphics for this podcast so….you should totally check this podcast out haha)
  5. Cults: Episodes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  6. Serial Killers: 176
  7. Lore: Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  8. My Brother, My Brother, & Me: Episodes 1
  9. Jar of Rebuke: Episodes 1
    (I ALSO design the promotional graphics for this podcast & read the end credits so….you should also check out this one lol)

Total: 29 Podcast Episodes


Total: 0 Albums


Hey! So this previous month, I *FINALLY* actually tracked all the media I consumed (shows, podcasts, books, etc) in the month of July! And because I’m a nerd for tracking things AND a nerd for making lists, I would like to share with y’all what media I enjoyed during this past month 🙂


  1. Transformers: Prime S1 EP. 15 – S1 EP. 24
  2. Steven Universe: S2 EP. 2, 3

Total: 12 Episodes


  1. The Letter Q by Sara Moon
  2. First Drawings: Dinosaurs by Katie Lajiness
  3. A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy Cooke
  4. My First Picture Dictionary by Katherine Howard
  5. Operation Beautiful: Transforming the Way You See Yourself One Post-It Note at a Time by Caitlin Boyle
  6. The Lovables & the Kingdom of Self-Esteem by Diane Loomans
  7. The Art of Steampunk by Art Donavan

Total: 7 Books


  1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  2. Ratatouille
  3. Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban
  4. Unmasking Jack the Ripper
  5. 13th

Total: 5 Movies & Documentaries


  1. The Adventure Zone: Episodes 27, 28, 29, 30
  2. Welcome to Night Vale: Episodes 77, 78, 79, 80, 81
  3. Schmanners: Episodes 3, 216
  4. Serial Killing: A Podcast – Episode “Jack the Ripper”, “Hello Kitty Murder”, “The True Story Behind ‘Silence of the Lambs’”
  5. Kakos Industries: S1 Episode 1, 2, 3
  6. Sawbones: Episodes 1
  7. The Queer Thesperience: Episodes 1, 2
    (I design the promotional graphics for this podcast so….you should totally check this podcast out haha)
  8. Cults: Episode 1
  9. Serial Killers: Ep. 168 “Hannibal Lecter of Sweden – Sture Bergwall”

Total: 22 Podcast Episodes


  1. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
  2. Haus Party Pt. 2 – Todrick Hall
  3. Growing in the Cold – Jess Penner
  4. ‘Cuz I Love You – Lizzo

Total: 4 Albums




This is the first show I’ve wanted to do my version of “binge watching” on in a VERY LONG TIME. It’s very important to note that I am NOT a binge watcher. (I usually don’t even watch movies all at the same time, much less watch more than one episode of a show on any given day.) The last time I was watching a show where I HAD to know what happened next was probably in Season 2 of BBC Sherlock or Season 6 of Doctor Who.

But with Umbrella Academy, I just couldn’t stop watching it, especially after the second or third episode. I divided the first episode up over a few days (a normal rate for me watching a 1-hour episode of anything), but I watched an episode or more per day starting with Episode 4.

On the day I finished the series, I watched 2.5 episodes, which is a ton of watching anything for me. But it was THAT good. I HAD to know what happened next & was willing to lose a bit of sleep over staying up to finish an episode. And when I found myself in my car in a parking lot waiting for it to be time to go into a concert venue, I took the fifteen or so minutes I had & used it to watch JUST A FEW minutes more of the show. Whether or not the episode ended on a cliffhanger or with a new revelation, I really cared about the characters & NEEDED to see how this was going to end.

The plot was just so fucking good though, which made Umbrella Academy one of the best, most intriguing, most well-done series I’ve watched in a long time.


19 goals for an awesome year.

This isn’t a TOTALLY comprehensive list of my 2019 goals. First off, it would change too many times so I’m always changing & adding to it. Second, I like keeping some goals secrets until I’ve actually done them so then they can be surprises. And third, it would be too long 😀

Anyways, here is a list of 19 of my top goals for 2019.

  1. Write, direct, produce, & publish a feature film.

    I’ve wanted to make an ACTUAL film for a long time. I didn’t make any short films at all from mid-2015-most of 2018 but now I’m making a bunch. I have a ton of great ideas & a vision for what the film would be like, & I think as a filmmaker it’s an amazing goal to make something longer than a short film, not to mention a fun challenge!

    Free-Photos / Pixabay

  2. Build a cement roadside dinosaur.

    I AM OBSESSED WITH ROADSIDE DINOSAURS. I found this article of all the ones in Florida. I’ve seen several of them but someday I’d like to see them all. And I hope to seeing the Cabazon Dinosaurs this year in my travels. AND I’m photographing cement roadside dinosaurs for a photography book I’m making. But this year, I’d like to MAKE a roadside dinosaur so other people can enjoy a new one too.

  3. Start a circus.

    I don’t know what format it will be in or how it will be structured, but I would LOVE to start a circus full of amazing acts. Circuses (that don’t involve animals, I must note) are amazing & so seriously funky & whimsical so it would be so super cool to START A CIRCUS.

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  4. Set up a funky museum.

    I want the THEME of it to be a surprise, but you can bet it’ll be funky, totally surprising, & one-of-a-kind. It will likely be small, weird, & one of those awesome attractions you’d find on Atlas Obscura. Collecting & curating a specialty collection & creating a really special place where people can gather & marvel at how weird & wacky the world is, is a big goal of mine.

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  5. Buy an used ice cream truck.

    I’m not sure what I’ll use it for (I have SOME ideas though!) but it too will be amazing & funky. I just love the whimsical idea of owning one.

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  6. Write & publish 12+ books.

    In 2016 I did 10. In 2017 I did 11. In 2018 I did 12. I have so many great books in the works & I am SO EXCITED to be putting them out in 2019. Oh, & in 2019 I’ll also publish my 100th book! Woohoo! As of the publication of this article, I’ve already published already!

  7. Take a mini vacation each month.

    I live in the Grand Old State of Florida, & despite what my teenaged self believed, there are TONS of great places to visit & amazing things to do without even leaving my state. Of course, I have some plans to travel a lot further than just within my state, but making the effort to go to a new place, at least for a day trip, each month sounds awesome. I want to visit the Florida Keys & Miami again & see more stuff in northern Florida! Currently, I haven’t got to do this yet for either January or February, so I guess I’ll just have to take two vacations in two of the months!

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  8. Publish 3 Udemy courses!

    As of currently, I have FINALLY released my first course, “How to Make 3 Styles of Plush Bumblebees”. But what I’m most excited about is my super-comprehensive “101 Ways to Love Yourself” course, which should be out within the next few months, as well as a guided meditation course.

  9. Make enough income from growing my business, books, music, art etc that I get to spend 95% of each day everyday doing things I enjoy & feeling great & making an abundant living working for myself.

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  10. Live a completely outlandish, magical day like Pippi Longstocking does in my favorite childhood movie “The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking” but with me being an adult American with parents 😂

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  11. Get an acting role in a mid-to-big budget film.

    I have wanted to do this since I was a kid, because I love acting & I love films. So why not?

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  12. Start living my version of the “Millionaire Lifestyle” regardless of whether I’m a millionaire (yet) or not.

    I just read Tim Ferriss’ “The 4-Hour Workweek” for the first time & it’s one of the most inspiring books I’ve read. It’s made me realize that even without having a millionaire’s income (yet!) that I can still live the lifestyle I would live as a millionaire.

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  13. Walk a marathon.

    As of me publishing this article, this has been done! It was super challenging & took me 8 hours of walking through a local park to achieve, but it taught me so much about resilience & I’m so proud I did it.

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  14. Go on a California road trip!

    I’ve loved the idea of California for a long time, & they’ve got so many great things out there. Los Angeles, the redwoods, ostriches, oceans, & dinosaurs are just a few things I’m looking forward to seeing.

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  15. PETS:

    Upgrade my 10 gallon aquarium 55 gallon aquarium. I love my freshwater aquarium, where I keep some small catfish & minnows & a snail. When I was 11 I had a 20-gallon aquarium, but I want to get a nice big aquarium so my fish have more room to swim & so I can have a more robust tank. I will be adding live plants & more fish! By the end of the year, I also would like all my pet reptiles & amphibians to be in spacious, bioactive vivariums, & I want to find my dog a food or something that isn’t steroids that helps his chronic skin problems (Malassezia pachydermatis).

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  16. Build, grow, & turn my own special miniature world into something that takes on a life & space of its own so others can enjoy it & nourish& nurture it too.

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  17. Read 100 books.

    Last year, I read 67 books (my goal was 75). But I hadn’t discovered the free Hoopla library of audiobooks until about halfway through the year. Or audiobooks in general. Audiobooks revolutionized reading for me. I have a lot of down time at work & driving time in general, so I can read a few books a week without spending additional time thanks to audiobooks!

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  18. Write & perform at an actual venue a successful one-person show. 

    It will be a mix of comedy, theatre, music, puppets, & good-old-fashioned quirkiness. SO EXCITED TO BRING THIS ONE TO YOU!

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    Grouped together, because these are smaller & easier to achieve, & don’t require their own paragraphs: go snorkeling with manatees, milk a cow (done!!!), camp overnight on an island, pick blueberries, pick oranges, go on a 40+ mile bike ride, attend the Strawberry Festival in Plant City FL, go to the Florida state fair (done!), eat at at least 10 restaurants I’ve never been to before (one so far!), photograph roadside dinosaurs, buy more vinyl albums, sit in the front row of a medium sized concert & shake hands with the band members (DONE!!!), complete a rope adventure course, complete an obstacle course, go indoor skydiving, touch a sloth, touch a flamingo, tour the deep Everglades, get into parkour, go pescetarian for a month, take at least a few circus arts classes, connect more spiritually with the Universe, & more.

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Here’s to a freaking amazing year <3

Favorite Commercials of 2016

Favorite Commercials 2016

A few of the commercials I saw in 2016 that made me happy.

Honda – “Sheep Singing Queen Music” (2016 Superbowl Commercial)

Why I love it: the combination of sheep singing with one of Queen’s BEST songs is perfect.

Ad Council – “Penguin – No One Should Text & Drive”

Why I love it: a cute penguin belays an important safety message is both funny & true. Another commercial I think it great, on the subject of safety commercials, is the Budweiser “Friends are Waiting” commercial with the dog waiting for its owner to come home.

Heinz – “Mustard Dachshunds” (2016 Superbowl Commercial)

Why I love it: Nilsson’s “Without You” as the soundtrack for adorable dachshunds in a joyous reunion with their owners.

Wes Anderson – H&M – “Come Together” (Christmas Commercial)

Why I love it: Four minutes of beautifully choreographed classic Wes Anderson with a heartwarming, understated-but-profound Christmas story.

Tropicana – “Good Morning, Good Morning” Oranges


IBM – “Ideas are Scary”

Why I love it: Out of all the commercials on this list, this is one of my absolute favorites. I love the story, heartbreaking at first, where the poor creature is rejected & cast aside for being different & unusual. After suffering much hatred at the hands of others, IBM welcomes the outcast creature into its building, where it immediately starts blossoming, & eventually becomes fully-fledged & beautiful because it is accepted.

Febreeze – “The Dog Car”

Why I love it: it’s hilarious & true – you think your car smells beautiful, but it really smells like Dogs-R-Us. The idea of a giant dog-shaped car cruising down the road with a triumphant dog merrily peeking out the window is hilarious.

Marshalls – “Recalculating”

Why I love it: This ties with the IBM commercial for absolute favorite. I love the concept of leaving behind the path that everybody says you “should” be walking on & leaving it to explore the true majestic world that surrounds you, seizing the day & the environment you’re in. I love the music too, as well as the creativity behind it.

Air Wick – “Rooms”

Why I love it: secret rooms, each with their own unique aesthetics & smells, are always awesome.

Farmers – “Hot Dog”, “Synchronized Swimming Dogs”, & “Romantic Rodent”

Why I love it: Hilarious dog escaping an exploding house, all for the sake of a slice of pizza.

Why I love it: Adorable dogs are synchronized swimming in a living room!

Why I love it: An adorable groundhog makes his sweetheart happy by bringing her the stolen ring of a caddie.