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Fictional Fridays #10

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Hi everyone! It's Alex and I'm back for another Fictional Friday! (It's strange how I've written at least half the entries for this series since its beginning) Last week, Jess talked about her favorite fictional representations of sports. Today I'm going to flip that around a bit. How? E-sports. They're definitely a thing. And in 2015, they're definitely becoming a big thing. How big? Well that's not so bad (Source)…

Boyworm says Ta-Ta….for now!

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Sorry for the slightly late post everyone! This one will be brief. I just wanted to say my farewells for now, since Jess will be back in the country tomorrow night! I've had quite a lot of fun being a bookworm in a dress for the month! You all have been so very fun to chat with in the comments. I'm sure I'll still be around writing music posts and…

The Vinyl Shrine #2: August and Everything After

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Counting Crows - August and Everything After Do I Own The Vinyl Yet: No What Makes It Shrine Material: In the beginning of a kind of strange era of alternative music (ca. 1993), this album really stands out as one that possesses soul and raw emotive power from start to finish. Singer and songwriter Adam Duritz pours himself into every track on this album, backed by a very tight and tasteful band.…

Special Relativity: “We’re All Special”

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WARNING: Ahead is a very long-winded and text heavy post. Proceed with free time. You have been warned. As some of you know, I'm a physics teacher! So I figured I would be remiss if I didn't talk about some cool science on here! I know most people have probably taken an intro physics class at some point in their lives, but as someone who teaches those classes, I know…

The Perfect Cup of Coffee Part 2

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Hi everyone, I'm back to talk more about coffee because I quite literally can't discuss it enough. This week, we're going to talk about the Moka Pot! The Moka Pot is a wonderful little device that has been called the "poor person's espresso maker". The reason I put this in quotes is because it kind of makes espresso. It makes a small batch of fairly concentrated coffee that fills a…

The Vinyl Shrine #1: Cassadaga

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Hello everyone and welcome to the new and improved music series, The Vinyl Shrine! I mentioned in the past that I didn't want to force myself to write about obscure music all the time because a lot of what many would call "mainstream music" is too good to not share with you all! So we're going to try out a new format for a while and see how it goes.…

Fictional Fridays #4

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Huzzah! It's my first Fictional Friday! During my time here on the blog I'm going to try and branch out from the typical book related posts and discuss some other media of fiction. Let's go! For the holidays my family (the Bookworm included) all pitched in to get me a Playstation 4. Since then, I've done almost nothing with my days but play The Last of Us. I've got to…

The Perfect Cup of Coffee Part 1

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You know, for how many baristas write on this blog (its two by the way), we really don't talk about coffee all that much. So I think it's time we did that! Everyone has their preferred method of brewing and their own little tricks that make theirs the perfect cup. Personally, I probably get most use out of my 4 cup french press but that's more a factor of always…

The Boyworm Introduction

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Hey everyone, Alex here. Jess is officially off to Korea so that means we get to party! Woo hoo! Since I'll be sort of kind of taking over the blog (at least half way), I figured you'd all like to get to know me a little more and see what you can expect this place to look like for a while. Aside from my terrible writing style, you could probably…

Music You’ve Been Missing the Point

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Let's talk about how this whole boyfriend's music post thing has been going. A Brief History of the Boyworm’s Musical Life So I’m pretty sure in a previous MYBM post I discussed my background with regards to music, but I’m going to go into a bit more detail here and talk about who I am as a musician and a music enthusiast, and why it is I love talking about…