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Hear Ye, Hear Ye [An Announcement]

Hey guys. I have an announcement. It won't be a long one, don't worry. Not like when they tell you at a seminar or at church or something that they have "brief announcements" that then go on for 30 minutes. This is like an actual brief announcement. But then again, it's me, and I ramble. So godspeed.

The announcement is this: starting next week I will post just once a week here. [I know this news will rock you to your core, so I give you permission to go home early today if you need to. I'm sure your boss will understand.]

(For those of you who don't anxiously await my words in your inbox or RSS reader every week (aka probably most of you), I typically post twice, just to give you some perspective.)

I'm reassessing my goals for this site as well as my blogging, and I think this makes the most sense for me, considering how much time I'm spending doing it vs. how much tangible value I'm gaining from it. Not to say blogging isn't valuable. It is, and I very much enjoy it. I feel like I've grown a lot as a writer and I've actually made some real life friends because of it. But additionally I'm trying to do some not-as-public work (i.e. freelancing, fiction work-in-progress) on top of my day job and blogging, and I'm running out of lunch hours, free evening hours, and (newly added) 6ams to squeeze in all that I want to work on.

SO all that to say, keep checking back for weekly posts here, and I hope that in redirecting the time I'd normally spend writing a second post, I will have some other projects to share with you in the not-too-distant future. Meanwhile I will also still be contributing over at the (newly remodeled) Xtra Bacon, so be sure to subscribe to the podcast and RSS feed there as well.

SIDEBAR PLUG: If you or anyone you know is in need of a writer or editor for a project or on an ongoing basis, let me know! I'd love to see if I could help out. (Including, but not limited to: articles, bios, blog posts, website copy, editing ebooks or any of the aforementioned projects, captioning your Instagram photos for you...I'm your girl.)

Since you came all the way to my blog today and all you got was this rotten announcement, here is a gif of some bunnies in cups:


SIDEBAR comments question: What show are you most excited to see come back in the fall? Or what new show are you excited to try out? I'll go first: I've been rewatching the first season of New Girl on Netflix and I cannot wait for it to return!

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Doctor Who

Psst...I wrote this post for you guys. Really, I did. But I also kind of wrote it for the folks at Xtra Bacon. So jump on over by clicking here or at the end of the post to read the rest! doctor-who-matt-smith-karen-gillian-bbc


Doctor Who. It's a thing now, whether you like it or not. So let's just talk about it. I feel like enough traction has been gained surrounding this show for me to gush about it now without being met with blank stares.

Well, you will be staring blankly, because this is the Internet, but I'll pretend you're smiling and nodding enthusiastically with every word.

Today I'm going to tell you five reasons you should be watching Dr. Who.

If you've never heard of it, or you have heard of it but don't understand what the gibberish is all about, it's a British sci-fi show about a 900-year-old alien who travels through time and space saving the day. GIVE ME A MINUTE TO EXPLAIN.

The alien--a Time Lord, to be specific--goes by the name of The Doctor. No one knows his actual name, hence "Doctor Who?"

He has a time machine called the TARDIS that looks like a blue phone booth (technically a "police box"), which can travel anywhere in time and space. Therefore he can go to Rome in 84 B.C., then an unpronounceable planet in 8000 A.D., then China in 1975 and it all works because, long story short, the TARDIS can basically do anything and is indestructible.

He also travels with a companion, almost always female, almost always pretty. He travels to random places and times, finds things that are amiss and fixes them. For the most part.

On to the reasons you should be watching it:

Click here to read the rest of this post!

New Houses, Bunny Pictures and Bachelorette Podcasts

Hello, friends. That sounded creepy. Let me start again.

Sup, guys.

I'm just gonna move on.

So this week I have been working my little tail off after work each night to pack up all of our stuff and gradually move it over to our new house, as well as paint and get our new house ready to receive said stuff. It's all very exciting but very exhausting. My husband has been out of town on a gig this week, so I've spent a lot of quality time talking to my cat in between taking loads over. Like I said, it's all very exciting.

All this to say, I realized this morning that I had been so busy slathering paint on the walls of our guest room and packing up our pantry (a.k.a. throwing away graham crackers from 2008) that I totally whiffed on writing a post for you today.

I KNOW. The worst. Pretend I said something witty about Kimye or heartfelt about James Gandolfini, because those are really the only things that happened this week.

So in order to help you waste the same amount of time (or more) you normally would reading this blog of mine, please enjoy the following:

1) I got to fill in for Jamie on the Xtra Bacon Bachelorette Podcast Recap this week. It was a lot of fun. We lament the lack of Juan Pablo, discuss Brad's awfulness and the 40 minute Red Cross plug featuring Hootie. Click here to listen!

2) This interview Russell Brand did with MSNBC which only served to make him look fantastic and charming and make them look like buffoons.

3) This picture of a bunny wearing bunny slippers.

Have a wonderful weekend and I will be back with something real for you to read on Tuesday. Promise.

QUESTION: What do you think is the worst part about moving? Alternatively, tell me a story about the last (or worst) time you moved.

The State of Saturday Night Live [Podcast]


With Seth Meyers leaving to host Late Night, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader leaving and possibly even Jason Sudekis too, SNL is entering a new phase of life. Losing Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg was hard, but now we are left with only Bobby Moynihan and the ever-present Kenan when it comes to long-time vets.

Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Are we ready for a new start or are we going to reel from their loss?

Though no one asked us, Knox, Mark and I took it upon ourselves to discuss it and provide our (non)expert opinions on the subject.

Check out the podcast here!

You can also subscribe to Xtra Bacon on iTunes to make sure you don't miss any of the upcoming shows from the network.

I'm on vacation this week with my family in Orlando, so I may not be talking at you the rest of the week (at least on my blog. We all know I can't quit tweeting.)

Follow my Twitter and Instagram for all kinds of entertainment like my entire family dancing to Men In Black and me being too excited about a Dr. Who shirt.

What's your favorite SNL skit from this season? 

My Podcast Debut (And It's About FRIENDS, You Guys)


In case you missed it on Friday, I had my podcast debut last week!

The nice people over at Xtra Bacon let me come on their podcast and talk about a potential FRIENDS reunion. (I KNOW I KNOW it's not happening but...just...be cool, okay??)

It was so much fun to record. I love talking to other people who care an inordinate amount about TV like I do. Hopefully I will get to do another one sometime soon.

In this episode, we discuss who should play Emma, immortal monkeys, and how Ross is kind of the worst.

Click here to listen!

And if you want to subscribe to Xtra Bacon (which you totally should because they have lots of other great podcasts), just search "Xtra Bacon" on iTunes.

If you like it, please say nice things about it either on this page or on Twitter (mention @xbpod) or on Xtra Bacon's site so that 1) my self-esteem will not plummet and 2) they won't regret having me on.

Hope you enjoy!

Playing Catch Up

So, guys, I have a confession to make. I didn't write a post for today.

I know, I know. I'm the worst.

But I have this whole day job thing and it's been quite busy lately and I literally didn't have time.

So tomorrow I will make it up to you by writing the best post you've ever read in your life. Or, y'know, ramblings about something I saw on the Internet. It could go either way.

But until then, please enjoy my recaps of Dancing with the Stars from the last two weeks over at Xtra Bacon if you haven't already:

Xtra Bacon's First (And Probably Last) DWTS Recap

DWTS Recap: Razzle Dazzle and Razz-a-mataz

And if you have, please enjoy some of my older posts that I still kind of like:

The Legend of Furby

Falling Apart When Your Bible Isn't

The Ballad of Spencer Pratt (With Actual Rhymes)

Five Reasons 3D Makes Me Hate My Life For 3 Hours

Dear Chris Brown: That's Enough Out of You 

Thank you for your understanding, and may your day be free of Rihanna songs.