Five on Friday 2.6.15

I am so excited to be linking up with April, Christina, Natasha, and Darci for Five on Friday!

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Thank goodness it’s Friday. I’m pretty sure I say that every week, but it’s also true every week. Hallelujah for the weekend.

Five on Friday 1I had the weirdest conversation with one of my kids yesterday. I actually had to say “You really shouldn’t swallow other people’s spit.” Never thought those words would come out of my mouth. Gotta love the endless entertainment though.

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I just finished Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury as part of my 2015 Reading List (stay tuned for that post), and I was completely unimpressed. Call me uncultured, but this is supposed to be an example of classic modern literature? Ick. Give me a book by Nora Roberts any day. Although the concept was interesting, I hate the writing style. Way too flowery for me. I’m also not big on the symbolism. Sometimes a tree is just a tree! Anybody else feel that way?

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2015 GoalsComing up next week, I’ll be sharing some of my goals for 2015. I know, I know. It’s February. I’d like to think that if I’m just getting around to sharing them, that must mean I’m actually sticking with them. Here’s a hint: 1500 miles. Intrigued?

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Thursday nights just keep getting better and better.

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Is anybody else super excited for the return of Walking Dead on Sunday? I am, I am! The end of the mid-season finale was heartbreaking, so I’m even more excited than usual to see what happens.

Happy Friday!

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Five on Friday 1.16.15

I am so excited to be linking up with April, Christina, Natasha, and Darci for Five on Friday!

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Five on Friday 1So it’s taken me longer than I would have liked, but I’m finally working on the final Lord of the Rings book. I actually watched all of the movies before reading the books, which is so unlike me, but I’m pretty impressed with how the movies seemed to stay close to the books. Granted, it’s been quite some time since I have sat down and watched all of the films, but I’m looking forward to doing so again after I finish this book.

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Five on Friday 2Is anyone else ridiculously excited that Friends is now on Netflix? Even though I own all ten seasons on DVD, it’s so much more fun to watch them instantly. I’m not ashamed to say that I’m almost done with the first season. It’s the PERFECT show!

Five on Friday 3If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I got the best. email. ever. this week.

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Five on Friday 4Look for a post on my yearly goals coming up next week! Yes, I’m aware that it’s halfway through the first month of the year already. I like to gather my thoughts, ok?

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Five on Friday 5I’m super excited for my plans this weekend. I get to attend my cousin’s baby shower! Family, food, and cute baby things? You can’t get much better!

What are your plans for the weekend?

Happy Friday!

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Bachelor in Paradise…No one cares.

I had every intention of doing a recap of last night’s Bachelor in Paradise episode. I watched it on time and even took notes like a good little blogger girl. Then it got to be about 9:30 – only 30 minutes left in the episode – and I realized that I was bored. I was bored with the episode and had only three tiny lines of notes written down. It was then that I decided that I wasn’t going to blog about it. If I don’t care, then why would I expect anyone else to?

So…here’s my recap of Bachelor in Paradise S1E3.

aint-even-madHappy almost-Wednesday!

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Bachelor in Paradise S1E2 Recap

Yet again with the late recap. Perhaps tomorrow you’ll be shocked and see a recap from this evening’s episode – no promises though. Let’s get right to it, shall we? Here’s my rundown.

The Good: Ben left. I’ve never liked him, so I wasn’t sad to see him go.

bliss1I’m not at all surprised that he had a girlfriend back home. I was surprised by Michelle M.’s reaction though. Maybe something was going on that they didn’t show, but if not, she seriously overreacted. Major overkill with the tears.

The Bad: The whole thing with Michelle K. at the beginning. I thought they were joking when they did the ‘reenactment’ of the whole situation. The Bachelor/Bachelorette is pretty corny at times, but this was definitely high up there with the corn factor.

The Ugly: Elise. Elise, Elise, Elise. I was basically like this every time she spoke during the episode.

lkrwtfShe was delusional about her relationship with Dylan. If he says that he won’t accept the rose from you if you offer it, for heaven’s sake, don’t offer it to him anyway! Then, the speech happened.

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Overall, I like that they keep adding new people every week; it keeps the show interesting. I’m skeptical about the quality of relationships that could come out of this though. On one hand, it seems like the situation could work out better than a typical Bachelor/Bachelorette scenario because there is so much extra time available to spend together. They can also see the other person in a much more relaxed atmosphere, which I think is when most people are truly themselves. On the other hand, Paradise seems so immature and high school-like that I keep expecting them to break out the cheerleading and football uniforms any time now.

What do you think?

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Bachelor in Paradise S1E1 Recap

I know, I’m a little late to the party with this recap since the second episode airs tonight. 6 days before or 6 hours before…it’s still before, right? I promise it’ll be quick though. If you remember from my Bachelorette recap a couple of weeks ago, I wasn’t sure that I was going to watch Bachelor in Paradise. I didn’t watch Bachelor Pad because it seemed a little too much like Big Brother, which I’ve never been interested in watching. My reality TV addiction just hasn’t gotten that far yet. Maybe someday. Anyway, I still wasn’t sure about Paradise when it premiered last Monday. I couldn’t just let it go though, so I satisfied my curiosity late last week. Here’s my rundown.

The Good: I really like the overall goal of the show. Although the focus is on being in ‘paradise,’ most of the people seem genuinely interested in finding love. I’m a sucker for romance, so that’s what it’s all about in my book. Also, I want Sarah to be my best friend. She is the most normal person that I’ve ever seen on a reality show.

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The Bad: Ben and Michelle? Annoying. I get that every reality show needs to have some sort of villain because hunky-dory doesn’t produce an adequate amount of drama. I am interested to see what the deal is with Michelle though, so I guess the producers were right on target with that one.

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The Ugly: AshLee. Oh, AshLee. I’m not really a believer in the whole love at first sight idea, so it seemed a bit ludicrous to me that she was so intense about Graham within a day of meeting him. Entertaining, yes. Potentially crazy, also yes. I’m sure we’ll see more of her drinking the crazy juice throughout the season. It should be interesting.

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If you’d like to get a full rundown of the cast of characters, you can find a good article here.

What do you think? Will you keep watching?

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The Bachelorette Season 10 Finale Recap

Wow. That’s really the perfect word to describe my feelings after watching the finale. If you don’t want to know how it ends, stop reading now.

Seriously.

Stop reading.

Last chance.

I absolutely love The Bachelorette, even more so than The Bachelor. 25 guys vs. 25 girls? Come on, it’s a no-brainer. The show might seem shallow and fake, and it absolutely can be. I get that. However, there have also been true and lasting relationships developed because of the show, and I love a good romantic story. So I keep watching.

BacheloretteI wasn’t as into this season as I have been in the past though. Mostly because Andi wasn’t my favorite from Juan Pablo’s season of The Bachelor. Alright, let’s be real. I absolutely did not like Nikki (who ended up winning), and she is pretty good friends with Andi. Dislike by association is a real thing. I couldn’t just not watch it though, so I had a two-day Bachelorette marathon last week. I dreamed of roses. It was a little much. I did start liking Andi the more I watched, but she’s not my favorite bachelorette.

Now onto the guys. I liked Nick from the very beginning because he seemed so different from the other guys. I know they tried to play him as the villain, but I just didn’t see it. Josh was never really on my radar. I actually found him kind of annoying. We get it. You were a professional baseball player. Enough already. He grew on me as the season progressed though, and I’m glad he ended up with Andi. They seem really happy together.

Now onto the most awkward thing I’ve ever seen on The Bachelorette or The Bachelor. If you watched last night, you probably know exactly what I’m talking about. There has always been an unspoken rule rule in Bachelordom that what happens in the fantasy suite, stays in the fantasy suite. Nick broke that rule. On live television. He was so far over the line that he couldn’t even see it anymore. His words were something to the effect of, “if you weren’t in love with me, why did you make love with me?” No bueno. I actually put my hands over my eyes because it made me so uncomfortable. I thought Chris Harrison might jump in and change the topic before the speeding train went crashing over the cliff. Unfortunately, he didn’t. Reality television gold.

On a much less awkward note, I am disappointed that they didn’t announce the next bachelor. Personally, I’m rooting for Chris because he seems so genuine.

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Or at least as genuine as you can be on national television. Plus, he’s cute. Enough said.

As for Bachelor in Paradise, they’ve really been pushing that hard. I have yet to decide if I’m going to watch it. I never watched Bachelor Pad, so I really don’t know what to expect. What do you guys think? Yay or nay?

Were you as uncomfortable watching last night as I was?

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Five on Friday: Funnies 05/16/14

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Linking up for another edition of Five on Friday today with April, Christina, Natasha, and Darci!

I love to laugh, and this is the perfect way for me to share some of the things that have made me smile through the week. Plus, it starts my weekend off perfectly!

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Every. single. time. Grey’s Anatomy anyone?

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If that doesn’t make you smile, I don’t know what will.

Happy Friday!

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One Year Blog-iversary

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I’m shocked that it’s already been a year since I started this bad boy. If you’re interested, here is the first post that I wrote. It’s short and sweet with a Friends reference thrown in. My life in a nutshell.

I wish I could tell you that I’ve had some sort of epiphany or share some philosophical insight that I’ve gained. I don’t have any of that.

I do have some of my favorite posts (and yours). Here you go!

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So What/Weigh In Wednesday 01/29/14

Weigh In Wednesday 02/26/14

A Happy Birthday Post for Potter

My Favorites

That One Time That I Ran a 5K

Worthy

A Happy Birthday Post for Jacob and Logan

Feel free to browse like I would – with coffee in hand and Friends in the background.

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 Big Bang Theory, Grey’s Anatomy, Gilmore Girls, Game of Thrones – also acceptable options. Here’s to another year!

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