SPAM (poem)

SPAM it’s the spiced post-colonial Americana military diet that settlers create for the Micronesian dream no, it’s microscopic off the border of u.s. wake up the islands to salty territories of unincorporated lands corporate heads eat king breakfasts on king-sized beds spiked with thyme and blossoms ripe for picking in horticulture it’s the difference between … Continue reading SPAM (poem)

Single Awareness Day (aka Anti-Valentine’s Day)

Happy Valentine’s Day! (or “GALentine’s Day,” for that matter…) ❤

The Finicky Cynic


It’s been a while since I’ve posted something rant-worthy, and today happens to be the perfect occasion! So let’s get started, shall we?

Valentine’s Day, ah Valentine’s Day…

February 14th, let alone the entire February month, is just saturated with the concept of love: roses, the color pink, couples, candle-lit dinners, chocolates, kisses, and…sex. Yup, always comes down to the down-n’-dirty, no matter how you look at it.

The day also marks a hot mess of romantic and romantic-comedy films, and– just my luck!– this year, the holiday auspiciously falls on a Saturday (the perfect date night!). Okay, okay I admit, there are a handful of rom-coms out there that are decent. But then again, there are a shit-ton that are just finger-curling cheesy. Just melting (oozing!) with mozzarella (what is that movie called that’s coming out? Fifty Shades of Grey?). Man, I can’t stand ’em. I don’t understand…

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Love Me Like You Do- Ellie Goulding (SSJ #18)

A song to get into the Valentine’s Day mood! ❤

The Finicky Cynic

Happy Sunday!

…and a very Happy Valentine’s Day, too! ❤ ❤ ❤

This year’s holiday of love and romance happens to fall on a Sunday, which I think is an opportune time to feature a Sunday Slow Jam! 😀

Just like with the last couple of “Sunday Slow Jams,” I am keeping with the theme of love, selecting ballads and slow-burners to set the mood for this special holiday. Today’s song is none other than Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do,” the hit single from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack.

When I first heard the song when it came out last year, I thought it was a lovely, if not perfect. Lovely in the sense that Ellie Goulding, one of my favorite singers, did a good job with the vocals, but imperfect in the sense that it had to be featured in an otherwise tepidly-received film (of which I…

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