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Hi friends, hope you all had great SPD weekends! (Yes I am that lazy.) I actually kind of forgot it was a national drinking holiday (oh don’t worry, I celebrated) and did pretty much nothing festive all weekend. I did, however, spend more time with children than usual (usual being zero amount of time), both Friday night at my bff’s house with her little man and then babysitting my nephew Saturday night.

Apparently babysitting is way harder than I remember it from when I was 13 yr old Jess and probably much too young to be responsible for the lives of small humans. Kids, like, need stuff… all the time. Don’t get me wrong, my nephew was pretty much an angel the whole time, but I am certainly not used to having to guard the microwave from small metal objects and chase someone up and down the stairs every 15 minutes (yay, Fitbit!). And can we talk for a hot second about kid’s shows? They are the WORST. I remember watching fun stuff like Muppet Babies and Rugrats. Who is this “Caillou” and why hasn’t he grown any hair yet at 4 years old?? Why is Dora making me shout things at the TV incessantly? I don’t understand!! At least Sesame Street is still a thing. (Right?)

But it actually was kind of fun for us to play house for a night and get a sneak preview of what our lives will be like if/when we have babies. Although waking up before 7 on a weekend just seems like a good reason to enjoy our non-parenthood while it lasts. Oh and obviously wine.


Once we returned to being child-free, we spent all day Sunday shirking actual responsibility, ignoring things like massive laundry piles and dog-hair tumbleweed skimming across the hardwood floors so we could finish season one of House of Cards. I know we’re a little late to the game but HOLY CRAP. Cannot even believe how much that show picks up in the second half, and how they kick off season 2. No spoilers, but we were sooo glad we kept watching.

I also wanted to mention that I finished reading “The Fault in Our Stars” last week and I hate to admit it.. But once again I feel kind of “meh” about it. I read a lot of rave reviews and since I’m a pop culture junkie I had to know what all the fuss was about. At first I actually did really like it. But as I kept reading I got a little bit fed up with the dialogue and how unrealistic it sounded (no offense to my beloved Dawson’s Creek). I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who hasn’t read it, so feel free to email me your thoughts if you want to discuss. Maybe I just need to stop reading books that get so much hype they’re destined to disappoint? In an effort to compensate for my two recent reading failures, I decided to go back and re-read a classic: Anne of Green Gables. It’s just as wonderful as I remember it. I’ve already highlighted like half the book (please tell me you guys do this too) and I think I need to re-watch the movies when I’m done. This could reach levels of Felicity obsession. You’ve been warned.

So that’s what’s been going on with me. What’s new with your faces??


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  1. House of Cards Season 2 – OMG! We watched like 6 episodes in one day…and now we have to wait until February 2015 to find out what the heck happens next!

  2. Ugh, I HATE Caillou. He’s a little bitch!

  3. Love house of cards and totally agree about Fault in our Stars. I’ve been struggling with finding a good book to read. Every book is “meh” to me after reading Hunger Games and Gone Girl. It’s been two years and I’ve read a lot and every book I’m like “okay nice try, but you’re average” Maybe I need to reread Ann of Green Gables 😉

  4. Agree with you on Fault in Our Stars. I read it because it was so hyped up, but then didn’t really understand why. I didn’t even shed a tear. I just read Brain on Fire, My Month of Madness and it was SO GOOD. I read it in 1.5 days.

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