“If pop culture is a pool, it never hurts to dive into the deep end once in a while.”
Show of the Moment: The Americans
I’m not sure if I’ve ever shipped* a married couple so badly ever before.
[*ship; verb: to ship. Slang I picked up from teens on the internet. “A term used to describe fan fictions that take previously created characters and put them as a pair. It usually refers to romantic relationships, but it can refer platonic ones as well. (Just think of “shipping” as short for “relationSHIP”),” -per Urban Dictionary]
Despite how much I love to watch shows, I have a hard time not scrolling through my phone as I watch. Usually this is when I’m relaxing and unwinding, and I want to go through my various feeds and catch up on what I’ve missed.
However, when it comes to The Americans, I am 100% present. I am captivated…Read more
Show of the Moment: Great British Baking Show
I normally don’t consider myself a cooking show person. Nor do I really enjoy reality shows. So, imagine my surprise when I fell in love with the Great British Baking Show (titled the Great British Bake Off in the UK) and ended up binging an entire season in a single night.
Let me fill you in on a not-so-secret discovery: The Great British Baking Show is worth your time. Upon watching it, you’ll find the series deserving of your emotions…Read more
Affordable Touches of Christmas
Though I have always loved Christmas, it’s taken me a while to jump into the spirit of home decoration. Last year, Chad and I were still in recovery mode after our wedding, and getting into new routines, sorting out new traditions and family nuances. Before that, we were exhausted college students, and used our breaks purely for recovery.
This year, things are different. We are cannon-balling into the holidays, loud, proud, and full of that cheesy cheer.
For the first time ever, I’ve taken the initiative and added a few…Read more
Quick and Easy Halloween 2018, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Style
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a terrific show.
It has so much going for it, including hilarious jokes, well-developed characters, and a level of diversity that makes television worth watching.
This year for Halloween, Chad and I procrastinated and allowed the holiday to creep up on us without giving it any preparation or thought. It was mid-week, and we never made any plans for the weekend before or after. For us, Halloween this year was a bit of a dud.
In the spirit of fun and creativity, however, we decided that we would still dress up, even if only for a quick picture…Read more
Did someone say coffee??
I’ve never been much of a coffee drinker.
This was a bit of an anomaly; I spent a summer as a Starbucks barista, and never really jumped into the espresso biz with much gusto. Now when I go to a coffee shop, I always order my soy chai latte and get on with my day, without giving much extra thought into the rest of the menu.
However, I’m a modern millennial woman with things to do. I’ve got goals, and not even my anti-morning stance will get in the way of what I aim to achieve each day. So, in an effort to put an end to my sleepy morning shenanigans (as well as decrease my Starbucks budget), I decided to order a coffee maker for our house…Read more
Show of the Moment: New Series Coming Soon
Look, I love TV.
I get how bad that sounds. As a millennial that worries about kids spending too much time with their faces in technology, I get it. I really do—however, I grew up playing outside and reading in my spare time and interacting with others and, yes, also making time for television.
I was able to witness so many great shows in real time, from week to week. I caught every single episode of The Office (we would gather on Thursday nights in the basement), jumped into Desperate Housewives, and dug my hand into the popcorn bowl during the hour of 24…Read more
100 Happy Days: Week 1
Today, as far as first days of happiness go, started off on a pretty lousy foot.
To begin my day, I had someone come to inspect our furnace. This was the third scheduled meeting—the first day, no one showed up. Then, even though we rescheduled for yesterday, I was notified that the office mixed up…Read more