//
archives

jenni colosimo

jenni colosimo has written 169 posts for forthesakeofvocabulary

Wednesday’s Word of the Day | Canvas More than Art

This morning (I am writing this post well before you’re reading it), I watched Taylor Swift get her ass kissed on Kelly & Michael. I love the show, but I really can’t get on board with Tay-Tay. That is, until I listened to her explain that her cat, Olivia, was named after Olivia Benson from … Continue reading

Movie Monday | Won’t you be our Neighbors?

I think the reason I liked Neighbors so much was illustrated by the first few scenes in the movie. (and the fact that the main character’s name is Mac!) The call to go out by your not-yet-with-kids friends… The realization that, hey, we can just bring the baby… And then the frenzy of packing and … Continue reading

Movie Monday | The Grandest of Oscar Contenders

I am a huge Wes Anderson fan. His movies move quietly through my sense of humor, striking a chord (funny bone?) somewhere subtle and doing so ever so softly. Soft enough that I can’t help but giggle. And whether animated with George Clooney and Meryl Streep (The Fantastic Mr. Fox) or on a train (The … Continue reading

An Oscar Disappointment | Fashion Faux Pas and NPH

In a show of keystrokes… who watched? I dabbled in the live version with a semi-interested husband and a very hungry and latched baby, but recorded it so I could get serious about swooning over some red carpet raves. Sadly, there were but a few. And I don’t say that simply. Best Dressed : Rosamund Pike and … Continue reading

Movie Monday | It’s a Birdman, and he was super

Yes, I realize The Oscars have come and gone – and happened with about the same amount of nonchalance – but that recap will have to wait, so I can tell you guys about Birdman. I’ve heard the haters, I’ve listened to the reasons it shouldn’t have won, but I whole-heartedly disagree with them. I … Continue reading

Movie Monday | A Foreign Photography Monologue

Basically, this is what Ida should be classified as. The foreign film from Poland up for Best Foreign Language Film and Achievement in Cinematography seems to be nothing more than a collection of fantastic still shots. They are, indeed, fantastic. In fact, many of them I commented out loud that I could see them hanging … Continue reading

Movie Mondays … On Wednesday | Imitation Game On

I saw The Imitation Game back in December, so I can tell you that this review comes with over a month to process and appreciate just how great I really do think it is. I went into the screening with absolutely no information, other than the fact that it starred Benedict Cumberbatch and it had something … Continue reading

Movie Monday | 30 Days Till Oscars

It goes without saying, I am not going to see all of the nominees this year. It pains me, pains me, to admit it – not just out loud, but on the inside too. But, little Mac made other plans for our movie season. They involve swaddling and soothing, rather than popcorning and leather seat reclining. … Continue reading

Tuesday’s Try This | A New Mom’s Must List

As of today, I’ve got a one-month old. Mac is little (but growing), noisy and so, so sweet and snuggly. He’s also really high maintenance. Of course, it’s in a no-judgement, immediately forgivable because-he’s-so-cute way, but the kid needs a lot. Whether it’s attention, hygiene help, food or equipment, there’s constantly something to be doing. … Continue reading

Where To? | Spend the Night in Athens … Like a Grown Up

I’ve been to Athens a million times. Not only did I spend five years there as a full-time student, but I spent the few years after graduation loyally returning for game days, spring weekends and summer nights. After that phase, and now that we’ll admit to being (semi) Grown-Ups, Mike and I have jumped at the … Continue reading