Goal: fewer work dates, more play dates

1. A lot has been going on this week. I asked some friends how they were and what was happening, and then I listed two things for myself and thought of a bunch more. But then I remembered I have a blog.

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Not really, Willy Wonka, and to be honest, I don’t like your tone. (source)

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#AMonthofFaves: Favorite Book to Movie or TV Show

Today’s topic is TV! (Also movies, I guess.) The prompt:

#AMonthofFaves: Favorite Book to Movie or TV Shows – what were your favorites (and / or least favorites); did you both watch the movie and read the book; which was better?

Let’s start with the favorites:

Big Little Lies

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It’s Monday & I just got back from the premiere of #PsychtheMovie

1. It is so good, y’all. So so good. I can’t wait for everyone to see it on Thursday. It’s super funny and just a delight (of course). Also, Maggie Lawson is a badass and I freaking love Juliet. (I feel a Juliet appreciation post coming on.) In conclusion, the movie did not disappoint at all.

The premiere event was fun. I got a trivia question right (“Who gave the Blueberry its name?”) so won some swag. And it was just so awesome to sit in a room full of fans who were all excited about seeing those two goofballs on screen.

2. While I was waiting in line, I finished a book:

Turtles All the Way DownTurtles All the Way Down by John Green

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really liked this. As the mother of a child who has anxiety, a lot of the stuff Aza said sounded very familiar. I will also say that I got a real sense of Aza’s OCD and just how trapped by her thoughts she was. That was very well done. I also appreciated that this was a lot less precious than some of John Green’s more recent novels and that the love interest was actually a pretty down to earth kid.

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#SomethingonSunday: Five Favorite Psych Moments

Psych the Movie premieres this Thursday, and LORD WILLING, I will be in the room where it happens at the Los Angeles premiere tomorrow night. This show makes me so happy, and I am so excited for this whole week because of it, so here are five of my favorite* moments from the show.

*Please note that I have many favorite moments, so this list is not in any way exhaustive. Nor am I saying these are the best. Just some moments that I love. Also, the ones that I could find clips of on YouTube.

1. Shawn and Gus running out of the sorority house in “Scary Sherry”

The actual best part isn’t in the clip. It turns out the driver’s side window was down the whole time because Gus sticks his hand through it to unlock the door. 😂

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The end of #NaBloPoMo

1. I didn’t “win” NaBloPoMo because I missed a day, but 29 out of 30 ain’t bad. Memo to self: write posts the day before and schedule them to go live the next day. That’s how I was successful at the Slice of Life challenge this past March.

2. I forgot to link up to all my posts from last week on my Monday post, so here they are now:

3. There will be a part two to the Christmas wish list, but only because it’s getting cold and I realized I need gloves and some other such like.

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It’s Monday and I’m going to a screening of Psych the Movie!

Current mood:

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Imagine how I’m going to feel after I actually see the movie next Monday. I love them so much 😭. And I’m so glad I moved to LA because I can go to events like this.

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5 Random Things

1. Did y’all see Diana Ross on the American Music Awards? Living queen emoji. Absolutely, yes. And Kelly Clarkson’s reaction to her was adorable, and her grandchildren were A+++. The youngest knowing the words to “I’m Coming Out” made my heart sing.

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Also, whoever does her wigs is a freaking genius.

2. I normally wake up at 5 a.m. for work. Today, I accidentally woke up at 6:15. And I had to be to work at 7.

I made it on time, but it was not pretty. And I didn’t have time to pack my lunch. And I left my Fitbit at home (which is the real tragedy here).

3. I may have bought too much fresh fruit considering I’m going out of town on Wednesday.

4. Instead of expressing my shock that I took a four-hour nap, I’m going to just move into acceptance that that’s what my evenings look like now.

5. My favorite thing about counting down to the end of the semester is that I’m not just counting down to the end of the semester, but I am also counting down to Psych: The Movie.

 

December 7 is going to be epic. (Okay, probably December 8 because I will most likely be asleep.) (Either way, I’m excited. For multiple reasons.)

One of the wildest things I’ve seen on TV

First of all, I have seen a lot of wild stuff on TV. I grew up watching soap operas (daytime and nighttime). So that tells you everything you need to know right there. I mean, remember that time Brad’s ex wife kept him prisoner in an actual cage on The Young & the Restless? And of course the time Emily shot Paul in the back, rolled him off a cliff, and then still begged him to get back together with her on As the World Turns? So, yeah, a lot of wild stuff.

When I was a kid, I used to stay up really late at night or wake up in the middle of the night, so I watched a lot of TV. (I mean, I watched a lot of TV in general, but you know what I mean.) Anyway, one of the shows I would watch is Divorce Court (the original 80s-early 90s version, obviously), which I think aired on USA.

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Right, so, on one episode I watched, the husband filed for divorce from the wife, claiming she cheated on him with his identical twin brother. Because the husband knew the twin was in love with his wife, right? But the twin and the wife were adamant that she didn’t sleep with him. She knew the difference between the two men, obviously, but I think she had been drunk on the night in question. And she kept telling her husband that she thought she was sleeping with him (the husband).

Well, TURNS OUT, she and the twin were right. Because a surprise witness appeared! And guess who it was? The twins’ triplet who they didn’t know existed. He was the one who seduced the wife who, knowing it wasn’t the twin, thought her husband was just acting weird or something.

That was also the night I realized that the episodes were acted out (though based on true stories).

WILD.

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A small change plus a TV rec

I was on my way to bed and then realized I hadn’t made my post for today yet. ARGH. So here I am.

Two quick things, then.

1. Today I learned that even though there is no official NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) hub, it is still a thing that is going on–by which I mean that people are still using the moniker. And since that’s why I decided to do a daily blogging challenge this month in the first place, I’m going to change the tags on the rest of my posts from this month to reflect that. Also, I guess, tweet using it as a hashtag since that’s a thing people are still doing.

2. If you are looking for a fun show to watch (a delightful show, even), may I suggest The Mayor? I have recommended it to two people already who have been digging it, so now I share it with all of you. It has a lot of heart and is about people trying to do the right thing. Plus, it’s funny without being mean, which is very important to me. Here, have a clip from the pilot:

 

I dig it.

Right, so: October 2017 Wrap Up

I am not participating in NaNoWriMo, but I did decide today to blog every day for the month of November. What better way to start than to catch up on all the blog posts I didn’t make during the last two weeks of October?

(Also, I only have 20 minutes to crank this out, so let’s see how it goes.)

1. My daughter came to visit me for her fall break and the whole thing was an adventure. She missed her flight, we rode public transportation, she got sick, and then some other stuff happened that I don’t remember because I didn’t blog about it. The short version is adventure! The long version is lost somewhere in my brain.

2. I finished two books (er, abandoned one actually):

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