Category: Pop Culture Shenanigans

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Pop Culture Bullets Of Miscellany

I recently watched a few of the most recent episodes of Chicago Fire and why didn’t anyone tell me that some of my favorite (and the prettiest) actors are playing FIREMEN in a drama? I mean…screw the hot doctors from Grey’s Anatomy…we’re talking FIREMEN on this show. It’s also interesting some of the facets of the life of firemen, but also? FIREMEN. So, you know. You should watch it. I’m also watching the HULU ORIGINAL (It’s evidently not a Hulu Original, I guess I hallucinated seeing that logo somewhere…but I am watching it on Hulu, so there’s that) show Misfits...

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Books and TV…the SERIOUS Issues.

Let’s Talk About TV and Books! So! I first stumbled upon Maggie Stielvater when I accidentally started an unfinished series. I really enjoyed the two books in that series, and really liked the next stand-alone book I read of hers Scorpio Races. But then I switched to her finished series Shiver. And I had vague memories of trying the book before and not getting into it, but even as I started it, I had no memories of it…so I soldiered on. But y’all? I couldn’t finish it. I’m so upset! I had hoped I had found a new favorite author…but...

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March 14th! We’re Going Back To Neptune!

Growing up I had one TV in my house on which time was very regulated. If Dad was home, our time using it was monitored. I have memories of watching TV as a family – shows like The Cosby Show and Little House On The Prairie but we didn’t watch as much as our friends did and there was often stuff I was missing out on when it came to lunchroom conversation. It only worsened once I hit high school because I stayed so busy all the time that there was minimal time to watch TV. (Although – when Dad...

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Subscribe for Goose.

Y’all – the first YouTuber I ever subscribed to was Grace Helbig. She’s smart and funny and kind and just all around a great presence on the web. I love her dearly. But for complicated business-y reasons that really aren’t my business whatsoever and entirely her business – she is having to start ALL OVER on your YouTube channel. Hank Green writes about it here and Tyler Oakley added his support here. She is not pandering for attention over this debacle, she’s too classy for that. But, basically she spent 3+ years building a channel and a community and it...

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Mini Me

Nikki finished her first Harry Potter book this week. I gave her my Hedwig backpack as a gift for this accomplishment. And then, she had to get special permission to check out the next one because it’s reserved for Third Grade and older. This is one of the finest moments of my parenting life. I didn’t think I could be more proud until THIS happened >>>>>>>> Last night Nikki asked, “Mom? Can you help me start a Bullet Journal?” OH MY GOD. OF COURSE I WILL. It was SO MUCH FUN. She got so into it and added “Bullet Journal...