Sunday, May 31, 2015


So I've been going to withdrawal from all my shows being over so I've added a new one, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or, as my husband calls it, Suzie Schmidt.  Obviously I adore shows that take place in the city, but this one is especially bright and funny.  Even her outfits are colorful.  I have a feeling I will run through these episodes super quickly.  

I am not looking forward to work tomorrow after a week of rest and relaxation.  I spent the last week doing yoga, swimming and cleaning out my closet. I spent the weekend catching up with friends.   I know I keep saying this but I need a four hour work week.  Maybe  I am just really burnt out.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Guilty Pleasures

Every weekend I feel so happy and I have so much fun.  Then Monday morning comes around, unless it's a holiday weekend like this one, and it's back to the grind.  I really want to create a life where every day is super fun and I do try.  I try to relax and get in a good head space at work, but I just don't like the rush.  The lack of flexibility and being and having to answer to other people is just not my cup of tea.  I'm starting to see why so many people I know are working for themselves. Anyway, here are a few things I've gotten into recently that I enjoy but cannot in good conscience recommend.
Southern Charm on Bravo

Friday, May 15, 2015

Story Time

My favorite podcasts don't put out enough episodes to keep me going while working late into the evening.  As a result I've had to construct a B list to occupy my remaining time.  

(1) Old Time Radio Mystery Mondays - I just discovered this one today and it was love at first listen.  I listened to a Hercule Poirot story and a very interesting episode about a man who kills his wife called "You Can Die Again."  I love these old radio shows.  The acting is awesome and over the top and both episodes were thrilling.  I could listen to those stories all day long.

(2) Undisclosed: The State vs. Adnan Syed - This is a follow up to Serial.  It's a little rough because the hosts are three attorneys rather than seasoned radio journalists adept at podcasts.  Nevertheless, I am hooked.  So far they have gone through Adnan's day, Hae's day, and Jay's day and they are thorough.  They explore a lot of wholes in the story that Serial never bothered to cover.  Seat T even wrote into them with a question about why they couldn't verify whether Adnan had an alibi by checking his email records since that's what he was doing at the library.  I thought that was such a good question.

(3) Stacking Benjamins - I got turned onto this podcast because Paula Pant from the Afford Anything blog is a regular guest.  These guys cover interesting personal finance topics and have pretty good discussions with guests.  I really liked a recent episode in particular where the host interviewed a blogger from New York City who is having her wedding for $5000 or less.  (She's only having like 30 people and it's on a Tuesday.)

(4) Radiolab - I've only listened to a couple of these but the stories were compelling.  

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Younger on TV Land is my new favorite show.  I just hope enough people watch it so it lasts for several seasons.  Sutton Foster isn't just great on Broadway and it's so fun to see Hillary Duff back on television.  I love the premise of the show, a 40 year old posing as a 26 year old after her divorce and basically reliving her twenties.  I'm sandwiched comfortable in between the two generations contrasted on the show, yet for some reason I relate more to the forty somethings.  I wonder what that says about me?  The writing is so much better than the sitcoms I watch on other cable channels.  I wish there were more fun female driven sitcoms with good writing.