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Jan 21, 2015

I'm Going to Be Inspirational Now, Sorry.

I'm sorry I haven't been around on the blog much lately. I've been busy achieving my dreams.

Sorry. I'm not trying to get all Oprah on you. Let me back up.

A little over three years ago, I was a bored stay-at-home mom, so I started this blog. If you're a fellow blogger, you're probably nodding your head right now. I didn't know what I wanted out of it; I just knew that I liked to write, and I liked to entertain people.

Over the years, it grew from a mildly humorous look into my life that only a handful of friends ever read, to a pretty decent low-to-mid-level blog. I liked reaching strangers with my humor. I loved the idea of people who'd never met me, somewhere out there, smiling at their screens because of me.

But I wanted to get paid. And not twelve cents a month for Google ads. And not a few bucks here and there for sponsored posts. So I pestered Leslie from In the Powder Room until she gave me a job.

But I wanted to get paid even more. I wanted to make enough money to keep me rolling in tattoos and expensive mud masks from Sephora. So I pestered NickMom until they hired me.

But still... What did I want to do, really? Well, I love to write, I love to entertain. We've established that. But I also love TV and magazines. I wanted to write about TV for magazines! But I'm just a schlub on the internet with no education. I couldn't just walk into the Entertainment Weekly offices and demand a job because I really, really wanted it.

So I pestered the editors of EW Community to let me write for them. Step one. And I toiled away, writing recaps for Ground Floor, staying up way too late on Tuesday nights, because I love writing, and I love entertaining, and I love TV.

But I wanted more readers! So I started tweeting my recaps to the star of Ground Floor, John. C. McGinley. You may know him as Dr. Cox from Scrubs, or Bob Slydell from Office Space. And he tweeted back! And he retweeted me! And then...

One day, my EW Community editor emailed me:


Yeah. I pretty much just paced around my house saying "Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god," for ten minutes. Then I called my husband at work (which I thought was rude, although warranted- and he was fine with it). Then I texted my best friend, who loves EW as much as I do:


Then I freaked out for the next week and a half, until John C. McGinley freakin' called me (and introduced himself as Johnny). Then I worked my ass off on the interview for 24 hours, with a small break for sleep. And now, here it is, ready for you to enjoy: Let John C. McGinley convince you to watch 'Ground Floor'

So my point is, you can do it. I don't care if you're some uneducated nobody who doesn't know what they want to do with their life at age thirty-mumble. Take a little time, figure it out, and then go do it. Because I am absolutely the laziest person I know, and if I can do it, I'm sure you can, too.

Expect to see me in print by... Oh, say 2017. And I'm really going to try to blog more, I swear. Sorry about that.

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Dec 19, 2014

The Worst Thing About December

I hate December. It's not just the weather, or the holidays being shoved in my face, or going into debt because of said holidays. Those are all factors, sure, but what really takes the cake is the lack of TV. Every damn show goes on hiatus, and we're forced to watch the same five Christmas specials over and over, or worse, make conversation. Blech.

Until Netflix! This year, my husband and I have finally decided to buckle down and catch up on Mad Men. We tried a couple times before, but never really got into it. I'm proud to say we're now on season three, and I really feel like we're going to pull through this time. Although, can I just say, this is basically every episode of Mad Men:

Me: "She's pretty."
Husband: "Yeah."
Me: "Don's gonna bang her, isn't he?"
Husband: "Yup."
Me: "God damn it, Don!"

I get it, Don, you're damaged. But didn't they have shrinks in the 1960s? I mean, come on.

Dec 17, 2014

What I've Been Doing on Other Websites

I know, I know, I haven't done any regular blog-type stuff in forever. I'm working on it, sorry. But in the meantime, here are these things:

In honor of the new "Annie" movie, I was asked to come up with a list of Things Your Kids Would Do if They Were Suddenly Super Rich for NickMom. I didn't see the movie, so I'm not sure if there's any overlap, but I did not include parties in a candy store or musical numbers with Jamie Foxx, so I'm thinking no. Let me know How I did.


I also recapped the latest episode of 'Ground Floor' for EW Community. Is anyone watching that show yet? Doesn't matter; it s a recap! Go check it out.


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Dec 10, 2014

If a Comedy Airs on TBS, and Nobody's Watching, Does it Make a Sound?

Just a quick redirect for you today. I'll be recapping season two of Ground Floor on TBS for EW Community. What's Ground Floor, you ask? Yeah, that's the problem. All the big shows are already taken, so that's what I got. It's actually a pretty decent show. It's got Dr. Cox from Scrubs, and I've helpfully caught you up on the first season, so you won't be totally lost if you read it. And I would really, really, like you to read it. Please read it. Thanks.

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Nov 26, 2014

My First Comic Con- What Should I Expect?



So, this is exciting, if you're me. I'm going to my first comic con! NorthEast Comic Con in Wilmington, MA, to be specific. And I'm going for freeeeee* and all I have to do in exchange is brag about it! This means I have another excuse to trot out the Halloween costumes I slaved over all October.

"Come with me if you wanna not die!"
Now, whether my son will actually wear his gigantic, heavy Lord Business helmet for more than two minutes, I do not know. But we'll have a good time.

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