Tuesday, October 29, 2019

4 Things I Regret Buying

Do you ever buy something and then think it was a waste?  There are 4 really specific things I regret spending money on.  Hopefully my list will spare you!

1. A Juicer.  

I fell prey to those late night/early morning Jack Lalane infomercials. In my defense, I didn't actually buy a new one.  We bought a used one from Craigslist for around $45.  Guess what? Drinking celery juice tastes EXACTLY like drinking a stalk of celery.  Blech.  After a couple months we listed it on Craigslist ourselves and the circle of life for that juicer continued. The funny thing is my father-in-law must not have learned from our mistake because word on the street is that he has just purchased a juicer.  I give it 6 months before he puts that bad boy on Craigslist and the circle of life will go 'round again.

2. WEN haircare. 

Granted, I had a Swagbucks promo so I ended up not being out any money (the cost of the WEN was credited back to me in Swagbucks points).  All the before/after photos look so convincing and I have a friend who uses WEN.  Seemed like a good idea; until it made me start losing hair more than normal so I quickly abandoned it. 

3. That ticket for a hot air balloon ride. 

I thought it would be fun. Wrong.  Panicked. Had to have the conductor (driver? pilot? man who held my life in his hands?) bring the balloon down early.  The other paying customers got to go back up for a longer ride while I hyperventilated on a nearby bench. 0/10. Do not recommend.

4. Kicking Horse coffee.  

My husband picked this out and we bought it month after month on autoship from Amazon.  Just one problem. We discovered that this stout coffee is far too strong and harsh for our stomachs.  It gives us both unbearable indigestion.  For all you sadists out there, here's the link to Kicking Horse coffee on Amazon.  Maybe your gut can handle it.  My family is going to take a pass on that.  We've gone back to lighter roasts. 

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Friday Funnies: Friends

Todays' funnies are all from the tv show "Friends". We've already established that I love "Friends" reruns !  Today's funnies are all from Friends, specifically Joey Tribbiani!  Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Shows to Stream with Your Spouse

A house divided.  That's us. My husband has very picky tv preferences and I don't.  For example, I have watched Grey's Anatomy since it's first episode over a decade ago.  My husband won't watch Grey's unless he's walking through the room mocking me.

Nevertheless, we have found several streaming shows that we both agree on!

Older Shows


cast of friends, jennifer aniston, courtney cox, david schwimmer, matthew perry, matt leblanc, chandler, phoebe, monica, ross and rachel"Your job's a joke, you're broke, your love life's DOA......I'll be there for youuuuuu"
Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Joey, Monica, Phoebe.  This show is always good for a laugh!  We like to watch episodes (on Netflix for now!) when we need a short show that's going to be funny and not too serious.

The Office

michael scott, the office the injuryWe were late adopters to The Office fandom.  Regardless, we made our way into loving the show and have seen every episode.  Be sure to watch "The Injury" when Michael Scott accidentally George Forman's his foot.  It's my favorite.

leslie knope Parks & Rec

Leslie Knope for the win!  We love Parks & Rec reruns. Enough said. Currently Netflix is streaming Parks and Recreation! 

Andy Griffith

A classic!  Surely everyone has seen this show, right?  Our entire family enjoys watching episodes together. It's a nice calm, humorous half hour show. You can buy the Andy Griffith Seasons on dvds on Amazon or stream on Netflix! 

Packed to the Rafters

This show is now off the air but the 6 seasons are available on Hulu.  It was from the 2000s so while it is not a totally current show, it is still pretty modern.  The premise is that an empty-nester couple soon become NOT empty nesters as various members move back in.  It's Australian too so you get the benefit of those cute accents.  Episodes are around 40 minutes and a mix of comedy/drama.

Current Shows

Jack Ryan

john krasinskiThis AmazonPrime show is based on the Tom Clancy books and stars John Krasinski (the guy from The Office). My husband and I both really enjoyed this show. It is action packed and you will have to pay attention! Don't try to watch this while also budgeting or doing housework. You've gotta focus here. Currently there is only a season 1 which consists of 8 episodes. Watch "Jack Ryan" now so you will be caught up for season 2!

The Handmaid's Tale

aunt lydia, june, aunt lydia and juneDo you live under a rock? No.  Okay so you've definitely heard of this hit Hulu show based on Margaret Atwood's book of the same name.  We found the most recent season to have some slow moving spots and the constantly dark scenes are hard to see and get annoying.  But yet we love the show and it's depiction of a fictional dystopian society that is yet based in reality. Atwood has said that she made Gilead by using true things that had really happened around the world. Gilead itself is fiction but it is made up of pieces of very real things.

bradley whitford, nbc new showsPerfect Harmony

Bradley Whitford (who you may know from The Handmaid's Tale referenced above!) stars in this brand new NBC comedy!  There have only been 3 episodes so far but we enjoyed them.  Whitford plays Arthur Cochran, a professor who tries to turn a church choir into singing competition winners.  Whitford's dry delivery of his lines make Perfect Harmony an easy-to-watch show that my husband and I both are liking!  We stream this on Hulu but if you want to catch it live, it is on Thursdays on NBC at 8:30 EST.

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