Achariya: Mother of Bloggers

Here at Late to the Theater, you know Achariya from her in-depth and illuminating articles, such as the ones about her Asian heritage or her childhood spent exploring Hawaiian caves with her entomologist father, but did you know she’s also a sports journalist?

It’s true! 

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Some of her hockey blogger pals. Photo shamelessly stolen from the Raw Charge site. 

For several years, she was Site Manager for hockey site Raw Charge. She did such a great job whipping folks into shape that one of her proteges wrote her this splendid and heartfelt piece: Raw Charge Secret Santa:  Highlight Achariya, The Queen.

Here’s a list of all the articles she’s written for the site. Spend a bit of time clicking around, even if hockey is an unknown country for you (as it is for me) and you’ll see her enthusiasm, intelligence, and high standards shine through. She’s a great writer, a serious journalist, dedicated Mom, and somehow still manages to be a wonderful human.

Please join me in toasting her, and celebrating her work! Send some good vibes her way, and wish her a happy weekend at DragonCon!

 

Grace Jones on Pee Wee’s Playhouse

Real talk: I only watched Pee-Wee’s Playhouse when there were no cartoons on, because I was an idiot when I was a child.

Real talk: I only watched Pee-Wee’s Playhouse when there were no cartoons on, because I was an idiot when I was a child. I did not know Grace Jones appeared on there and sang ‘Little Drummer Boy’ and now my Saturday is complete. Please enjoy her AMAZING voice – and her intro is interesting, she’s almost got a perky ‘Marilyn Monroe’ inflection going on.

This reminded me I still need to read her autobiography! I already know she hung with Bowie and Klaus Nomi, introduced the world to Dolph Lundgren and the New York 80s club scene to Ecstasy – I’m hoping that’s just the tip of the incredible iceberg that is her life. Then again, if it was 80 pages of ‘I thought about going out but wasn’t feeling it and wound up staying in’ I wouldn’t be disappointed, because it would still be GRACE JONES doing that.

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Miss Grace performing live in 2015. She is 67 years old and my hero.

Coming Up – A list of my Top Five Rando Holiday Movies, which involve Christmas but aren’t necessarily about the holiday.

You know damn well Die Hard is on that list.

Stay tuned!  😀

NOTE: I haven’t seen Krampus yet and I REALLY WANT TO. But I have my tickets for Star Wars for Thursday night!