Congrats to all the Freddy Award Winners!

Hey, did you happen to catch “The 2011 Freddy Awards” Thursday night on local station WFMZ? (Or maybe you out-of-area readers watched it on In fact, you can still can, click here!)  Started in 2002, the Freddy Awards honor area high school musicals with various awards for singing, acting, production quality, stage design, andContinue reading “Congrats to all the Freddy Award Winners!”

Preschooler says, “High School Musical Is Ruining My Childhood!”

I admit that as a child I didn’t always watch age-appropriate programming. Like when I was in fifth grade I would tune in to “20/20” on Friday nights with my mom. In fact, I think this early exposure to news journalism is what caused me to eventually pursue a degree in communications. I wanted toContinue reading “Preschooler says, “High School Musical Is Ruining My Childhood!””

Ready for Camp Rock?

Are those leather moccasins supposed to double as “hiking boots”? Who wears this sort of attire to camp? I guess things are different at Camp Rock. My friend, Gman, reminded me (via his blog) about something too amusing NOT to comment on and that is the premiere of the Disney Channel’s latest musical movie, CampContinue reading “Ready for Camp Rock?”

Interview: Making Friends with Hawk Nelson’s Jason Dunn

By Amy Sondova “I’m talking to you and painting my kitchen,” cheerfully announces Hawk Nelson’s lead singer, Jason Dunn, as he carefully colors his walls Olympus white. “It’s actually lightish gray,” he explains, then distastefully adds, “I’m not sure if I really like the color, but I don’t have much of a choice now, doContinue reading “Interview: Making Friends with Hawk Nelson’s Jason Dunn”

Stop Being a Jerk, Part 4 (Scammer Edition)

You’re sitting at your computer checking your e-mail for the fourth time in five minutes when a new message appears in your inbox. You eagerly open the message to discover that you could get 40% of $6.5 million. Now, who doesn’t want 40% of $6.5 million? I know I do. Unfortunately, the e-mail is partContinue reading “Stop Being a Jerk, Part 4 (Scammer Edition)”

Teenagers, Think Before You Post

I was reading a blurb about High School Musical 1 & 2 star Vanessa Hudgens on and came across this PSA urging teens to think before they post. The folks at were trying to be cute posting the PSA with a tidbit about how Hudgens regrets having nude photos taken of her backContinue reading “Teenagers, Think Before You Post”

Ugh…it’s January 2

I’m going to come right out and say it–for me, January 2 is one of the dreariest days of the year.  True, today the sun is shining brightly with cold, crisp air greeting anyone who dares to venture outside his or her door.   And we do have to venture outside today because it’s January 2. Continue reading “Ugh…it’s January 2”

Our Motley Christmas Photos

Here I am with the ridiculous inflatable Nativity at my mom’s house.   This was during the episode where her dog, Clifford ran away.  Everyone’s gotta take time out of a good dog chase for a picture or two. Mary Ellen, Me, Sarah, and Maddy looking oh-so-sexy. “Ryan Evans” from our High School Musical wrappingContinue reading “Our Motley Christmas Photos”

Reacting to Jamie Lynn Spears’ Pregnancy

Clockwise from top right: Vanessa Hudgens, Miley Cyrus, Ashley Tisdale, Jamie Lynn Spears Earlier today, I was talking to my mom on the phone when she suddenly asked, “What do you think about Jamie Lynn Spears being pregnant? It’s a mess, isn’t it?” After recovering from the shock that my mom even knew who JamieContinue reading “Reacting to Jamie Lynn Spears’ Pregnancy”