Best Year Ever 2018: Photographs

Here’s a few of my favorite photographs that I’ve taken in 2018. Top left: Janelle Monae at the Pearl Theater in Las Vegas Top right: High Energy Survival Candy at the Tulare County Museum Middle left: Artist’s Date to the Clark County Museum Middle right: A visit to Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum Bottom left: my dog Jack Bottom right: my Lego build of the Silent Mary from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End that I did with my boyfriend

Winchester (2018)

I fancy myself an armchair movie critic, so I will be reviewing films of all shapes, sizes, and genres with my sui generis perspective. I saw Winchester last Monday after work, so I’ve had a few days to nosh on it. I had been keeping up on the press for it since it was announced. I almost went so far as to watch the premiere at the actual Winchester Mystery House. That meant touring the mansion, enjoying a reception, and then walking across the street to CineArts on Santana Row to watch it, but it’s still getting caught up in the reality of it. I’m a huge fan of Mrs. Winchester. I’ve owned annual passes to the House over the years. It’s one of the best examples of Queen Anne architecture that survives to this day. I really enjoyed it. It took generous liberties with Mrs. Winchester’s story, but who’s…

Best Year Ever 2017: Photographs

2017 was a big blur, like I’m sure I’m going to be saying over the next few days. I was not where I needed to be financially, so I had to severely scale back in my road trips. And you know how much I live for road trips. And because I was forced to stepped back, I looked at what was in front of me differently. At least I tried to. Choosing my top 5 favorite photos that I’ve taken this year was easy. Top left: My neighborhood. A red sun rises; blood has been spilled this night. Top right: El Cortez during the Mint 400. Basically, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in real life. Middle left: My dog Jack, as if you didn’t know. Mr. Steal Yo’ Girl. Middle right: Jellyfish at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Bottom: Red Rock Canyon during the American Dreams literary festival.