About Me

This is me

My name's Melissa. I'm 32 years old and I live in upstate NY with my boyfriend/future husband John and our cat, Yoda. I love reading, writing, watching TV/movies, politics, and blogging. Peanut butter M&Ms + Cherry Coke are my Kryptonite!

John and I, Christmas 2007

Some of my favorite things...

Favorite color: Blue (especially #5C61A6 or #3A3D68)
Favorite book: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin; The Hunger Games series; Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter; the Twilight books; The Devil in the White City; A Reliable Wife; The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult; The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle; By the Shores of Silver Lake; The Snow Garden; A Density of Souls; Blood and Chocolate; The Umbrella Academy (comic series by Gerard Way); Joyland; The Holy Bible
Favorite TV show: Once Upon A Time; Law & Order: SVU; Big Bang Theory; Supernatural; The Office; Pawn Stars; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Oddities; Hollywood Treasures; Washington Journal; Doctor Who; The Simpsons; Family Guy; documentaries on The History Channel or PBS; The American Baking Competition; Man v. Food
Favorite movie: Dorian Gray; Soul Food; Trick 'r Treat; The Help; Steel Magnolias; Mystic Pizza; Little Women; Girl, Interrupted; Vincent; The Corpse Bride; The Twilight Saga: Eclipse; American Psycho; The Bad Mother's Handbook; Vanity Fair; Valmont; Freedom Writers; Fat Head; Carrie; Cabin in the Woods; Number 23; Candyman; Bridget Jones movies; tons more (probably too many more to name...)
Favorite foods/drinks: Macaroni & cheese; chicken alfredo; gnocchi; steak; tacos; BBQ chicken pizza; chili cheese dogs; waffles; Ruben sandwiches; root beer; Arnold Palmer (1/2 iced tea, 1/2 lemonade); cherry Coke; sparkling lemon water
Favorite song: "32 Flavors" by Alana Davis, but there are tons of other songs I love.
Favorite actor & actress: Robert Pattinson, Emma Stone, Ben Barnes, Colin Firth (lots of others)