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Loving Right Now: Armchair Expert

3 Apr

When it comes to celebrity crushes, I have a few. The Rock, obviously. Chris Pratt, when he’s being a superhero. And Dax Shepard. There are more, but they fluctuate according to what I’m watching.

I first started my Dax crush when I saw Without a Paddle.

That movie, by the way, is still one of my favorites and I literally cry with laughter every time I see it. He’s super cute, tall, hilarious, really earnest and smart, oh and he is married to Kristen Bell. They are basically everyone’s idea of #couplegoals, because of how funny and honest they are about their lives together and their relationship. At least, the part of it they share on social media.

So, when I saw that he started a podcast called Armchair Expert I was like, um hell no. I’m not a podcast person.

But then, he kept posting about the guests that would be joining him each week, and I still thought. Nope, that sounds cool… but still not a podcast person.

And then, one day on my 90 minute drive to work I couldn’t find any good music to listen to. All of the radio stations were disappointing me, I was bored of my Pandora offerings and I really need to update my iPhone music playlist. So, I decided to throw on the Armchair Expert podcast episode where Dax interviews Ellen DeGeneres.

And it was SOOOO GOOOD.

I turned it up and listened hard to every single moment of that show. Then, because the last 10 minutes stuck in my head for the next few days, I commented on his Instagram… and he liked my comment AND RESPONDED!

And then, it still stuck in my head so I made my husband listen to the last 10 minutes of the podcast and then we talked about it for 30+ more minutes.

I figured, if I liked that episode maybe, just maybe, I’d try another one. So, I listened to the Armchair Expert with Anna Faris (crush #2’s soon-to-be ex-wife, and superstar of her own right). And it was really good too.

There are 11 episodes so far, and I’ve only had the chance to listen to 2 of them… but now it’s totally on my ‘to do’ list for long workday car rides. Without Jack in the car, because there is some salty language.

While I still can’t say I’m a podcast person, I can say that I’m an Armchair Expert podcast person. And I *might* branch out and try Anna Faris’ podcast too when I run out of episodes. Maybe.

Do you listen to Armchair Expert? Are you a “podcast” person?

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Loving Right Now: What I’m Binging on Netflix

13 Mar

{Pssst, my Loving Right Now posts aren’t paid or sponsored or anything. They are just stuff that I’m totally digging now and thought you would like too. You can check out my previous posts here}

A couple months ago I told you about my Lost Girl binge on Netflix. I finished devouring that show when I was home with the flu in early-February, so I had to find something new to watch.  I tried the latest season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, but I couldn’t get through even the first couple episodes. I enjoyed the first two seasons, so I don’t know why I despised season 3 so much.

Here’s what I ended up watching and loving:

Altered Carbon, season 1

Altered Carbon is a Netflix original and it launched on February 2, 2018. Travis and I watched a preview and were immediately sucked into the 10-episode series. It takes place over 350 years in the future and is a look at what the future would be like if you could download a person into a ‘stack’ and implant it into various bodies as needed.

Those who are very rich are able to clone themselves and upload their stack as needed, so they are basically immortal. The main character, Takeshi Kovacs, is a mercenary who is woken up after a 250 year prison sentence to solve a murder. There is a lot going on, but I really LOVED the series. Travis liked it too, but he tends to fall asleep while watching tv…

If you love a good sci-fi thriller mixed with a mystery, you may love this show. However, if nudity and sex bother you, you might want to skip it.

Grace & Frankie, season 4
Grace and Frankie is a Netflix show and I’ve loved it since the beginning! It stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women who form an unlikely bond after their husbands reveal that they are gay and leave them for each other.

Here’s the original trailer from season 1:

I’ve been waiting for season four to come out, so I was pretty happy that it launched on January 19th. Here’s the season 4 trailer:

Gosh I love these ladies so much. They are hilarious and touching and just everything I love about television all rolled into one television show. I can’t wait for Season 5 because I’m kind of upset with where Season 4 left us!

Also Watching…

iZombie, season 4 (on the CW)
I mentioned back in the Fall that I had been binging iZombie on Netflix. Well, I finally caught up to real life timing, so I had to wait until the latest season started and watch just one episode a week like people in the old days. HOW did they do it?! {yes, that’s sarcasm}

Here’s the original trailer from when the show started:

Season’s 1 – 3 are on Netflix and to watch Season 4 I use the CW app on my Roku. It’s funny because I’m not typically a fan of zombies, but man do I love this show!

Jessica Jones, season 2
Way back in 2016, I wrote a “Loving Right Now” post about Jessica Jones.That show is what hooked me into the Marvel universe on Netflix, with Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the Defenders. I got a little bit of a Jessica fix in the Defenders, so I am soooo ready for season two of her show! I haven’t started watching it yet, but it’s next up on my list!

Here’s the season 2 trailer:

I can’t wait!

Now it’s your turn to share, what are you totally loving right now? Anything I should add to my ‘binge’ list?

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Loving Right Now: Lost Girl

25 Jan

{Pssst, my Loving Right Now posts aren’t paid or sponsored or anything. They are just stuff that I’m totally digging now and thought you would like too. You can check out my previous posts here}

You guys, I’m on QUITE the Netflix binge right now. My husband and I have a few shows we watch together, but I also always have a show or two that I watch by myself. It works out well, because then I have something I can watch at lunchtime (without getting the side eye for leaving him in the dust…).

My current obsession? Lost Girl.

I remember seeing previews for this show on the Syfy channel when I would watch Being Human a few years ago. So, when I saw it on Netflix I figured I’d give it a try by watching the first episode.

The premise is about a woman named Bo, who finds out that she’s not human, but a succubus who feeds on the sexual energy of humans. She becomes a part of the Fae world (other people with powers) and searches for the truth of her origins.

It ran from 2010 – 2015, so I had a hard time finding a good trailer of the first season. Once you hit play below, click on the ‘full screen’ option to see it better:

Yeah, it’s a little sci-fi-ish. But I LOVE it.

In the first season, each episode has a mystery of the week to solve, but also an overarching storyline. There are a bunch of love interests – the most important being Lauren and Dyson. I’m Team Dyson… because he’s awfully cute. Lauren is just a little… boring. Each character is multi-dimensional with actual flaws. Throughout the series I’ve pretty much loved and then hated everyone. My favorite though is Kenzie, the best friend, heart and side-kick to Bo.

Anyways, I’m hooked on the series. There are 5 seasons in all and I just started the last season. The end of season 4 was really emotional, so I’m hoping for a happy ending soon!

Are you binging anything on Netflix right now?

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Loving Right Now: BlueQ Socks & their Free Stuff Promotion

7 Nov

{Pssst, my Loving Right Now posts aren’t paid or sponsored or anything. They are just stuff that I’m totally digging now and thought you would like too. You can check out my previous posts here}

It has finally gotten cool enough to wear socks in Maryland, so I was kind of excited to pop the tags off my new BlueQ pair that I picked up in San Francisco:

New socks. 😍 #styleblogger #blueq #ootd

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They made me happy. Like, super happy. So happy in fact that I decided to do a little online shopping on the BlueQ website…and saw that they were running a special:

Source: BlueQ.com

 

I first checked out the sale section, and found the Sugar Monster socks and the Cha Cha Cha Fox socks both on sale for $4.99. GET IN MY CART.

In order to redeem their super cool promo, I needed a minimum order of $15, so I then perused the regular priced section. That’s where I found the “You can do it – Coffee” socks. I also couldn’t resist the “Bite Me” apple socks.

To say I was super excited to receive my sock order sounds a little weird, but I WAS super excited! I was also pretty darn curious to see what my $26.96 worth of goodies was going to be…

And here it is:

My free goodies are:

“I Could Use a Sandwich” men’s socks (not online), $11.99
“Psst” bird women’s socks (not online), $9.99
“No, You Act Normal” pencil case, $5.99
Vintage Plaid messenger bag, original price $19.99 on sale for $9.99

I was hoping they’d throw in some more socks, so I’m thrilled about the two pairs they sent. I was a little worried that they’d have cursing on them (a lot of the socks have more colorful phrases) and with Jack starting to do sight words… well, I’d rather him not recognize some of those! The “I Could Use a Sandwich” socks are men’s, so I should give them to Travis or my brother… The “No, You Act Normal” pencil case is super cute and I can totally get some use out of it.

The only item that I don’t have a use for is the messenger bag. It is super cool though — it’s made out of 95% post consumer recycled material. So I’ve decided to give it away to one of you! If you’d like the messenger bag, just leave a comment on this post saying so. If more than one person comments I’ll randomly pick a winner and mail it out.

All in all, the free goodies added up to $38 – $48 (depending on whether you use the sale prices), so their promo was a GREAT deal! If you want to pick something up for yourself or get a head start on holiday shopping, check out the BlueQ website. I’m sure they will be running some more cool promotions soon!

Now it’s your turn to share, what are you totally loving right now?

Disclosure: Not sponsored at all.

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