Showing posts from January, 2015

Farewell, Bravermans

Tonight, we say goodbye to the Bravermans of Parenthood.

This is the show I've been watching the longest. When it premiered, I was all "Lorelai Gilmore! Peter Krause! That girl from Swimfan! Coach!" It's based on a movie of the same name with Steve Martin in the early 90s, a movie I vaguely recall, mainly for this exchange:

"Do you want to throw up?"
"Ok" *kid vomits*

Quoted many times in my household (I had stomach issues, whatcanIsay)

This show quickly became reservation TV for me. Even though I had DVR, I frequently watched with commercials because I just. couldn't. wait.

It seemed like so many of my friends and coworkers and I were watching the show, that I was surprised when Emmy season would come round with no recognition of the show or its actors. I hadn't yet started my obsession with Friday Night Lights, so Jason Katims' bad luck with getting his shows nominated was still foreign to me.

I was always surprised when Parenthood w…

Things I'm Loving

A few quick things that have tickled my funny bone on this oh-so-long week (seriously, it's only been five days?! I was CONVINCED yesterday was Friday *sobs quietly in the corner*)

Buzzfeed's "63 Friday Night Lights Facts Every Fan Should Know" #15 is awesome.
This photo: (from Peanut Butter Fingers)

This video. A sign that The West Wing is still SO relevant NINE years after it went off the air. 

Happy weekending, y'all!

2014 in Review

Rather than a 2014 wrap-up post (because, lezzbehonest, it's January 12. It's probably not happening). I thought I would share my year in Instagram. A pretty good representation of what made up my year . . .

A much colder and snowier winter than we were expecting led to lots of winter drinking.

Threw my most epic Oscar party to date. Not sure I can top it.

Successfully surprised my parents by flying to Texas and throwing them a party for their 30th birthday. I celebrated with wine at the AmEx lounge at DFW on the way back to DC.

Took an amazing trip to Europe, falling in love with more countries and cities (get ready, passport)

Had a summer of travels, including a girls weekend in Vegas with a most-appropriate concert.

Spent a lot of time reading . . . sometimes by a pool at a resort.

Went to mannnnyyy Nats games (even celebrated my birthday there!). Nothing more American than America's pasttime in our Nation's capital.

Didn't drink enough of one of my favorite bee…

50 in '14: The cream of the crop

Whelp, I did it! Despite needing to read 12 books in November and December, I managed to read 51 books this year. While I've been recapping books as I went along, I wanted to share a big wrap-up for the year. But that proved daunting. So here are the top ones (others to be shared at a later date)

My favorite book:

Me Before You, Jojo Moyes: I read this all the way back in the spring, but it has stuck with me throughout the year.


Roses, by Leila Meacham
Eleanor + Park, by Rainbow Rowell
Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand

Solid Recommendations: These books weren't amongst my favorites, but I'd definitely recommend them
The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion
Night, by Elie Wiesel
Orphan Train, Christina Baker Klein
Yes Please, by Amy Poehler
Reconstructing Amelia, by Kimberly McCreight
Garlic and Sapphires, by Ruth Reichl