Author Archives: Francesca Marie

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This dog is perfect This is a perfect distraction to the Monday blues. What’s better than looking at photos of a dog balance a bunch of things on its head? Nothing is, that’s what. Seriously, I don’t think I could balance half of the stuff that this dog balances. Kudos to you, dog. Kids these […]

Celebrities – What have they done to our culture?

As I type this, I’m sitting on my couch, watching the American Music Awards and can’t help but question the affect celebrities have on society. Through (or due to) the buffoonery I’ve been watching for the last two hours, I can’t help but ask myself what’s going on in our culture. I’m so enthralled in […]

Etsy – building jobs for America?

Etsy has become one of the largest e-commerce sites in America, niching itself with vintage items. The website has been known for its use of local designers and is used by them as a way to market themselves. However, The company had a major setback when it announced that it would allow large retailers to sell […]

Let’s talk about traditions

As the holidays are approaching, I cannot help but think about all of the great traditions my family has and the delicious foods we eat together during this time of the year. So, I thought I’d list some of my favorite foods & moments here for you …. in random order. 1. My grandmother’s Christmas […]

Food: The Key to Time Travel, Happiness and London

Today I woke up with the urge to have a traditional English breakfast. Usually consisting of eggs, bacon, beans, toast, tomatoes, mushrooms, sausage and tea, an English breakfast can fill even the largest of men. Well, after rummaging through my kitchen I found eggs, bacon and beans. So I wound up having half of a […]

Playtime : Daily Prompt

Today I came across a daily post prompt that I found intriguing. The question asks, “Do you play in your daily life? What says ‘playtime’ to you?” I rarely look at the writing prompts on WordPress. But for some reason today I browsing around and I’m pretty glad I did because the idea of playtime […]

From the Web

Bound 2 I’ll obviously start this off with Kanye’s newest visual stimulation Bound 2. The video features green screens, horses and cliffs … not to mention a topless Kim Kardashian looking more soulless than ever. His performance of the song during the Yeezus tour was great. However, myself along with much of America is having a tough […]

Girls Season 3

Well guys and girls, the season 3 trailer of HBO’s Girls has debuted today. I’m rather excited for the new season but by the looks of the trailer, it seems as if it’s going to be a little lackluster. Lena and the rest of the Girls cast and crew certainly have a lot to live […]

Bound 2 Kanye – A review of the Yeezus Tour

Sunday night I went to see Kanye West at the TD Garden with a friend. Yeezus was a non-stop adrenaline rush that was filled with good music, a screaming crowd, and energetic performances by Kanye. Considering he made himself busy beforehand, I was really impressed with everything I experienced. I’ve never been one to toot his horn, […]

International Maternity Leave

The photo shows how different countries handle maternity leave. I wonder how Americans would feel if they all saw the other seven countries that share our maternity leave system. There’s no doubt that this contributes to the inequalities that exist in the workplace today. Paid maternity leave allows women to spend time and bond with […]