SW XXVII {9.25.18} Sorry I’m Late

I Got Lost In the Back to School Activities/Play Dates/Tutoring/Something Navy Launch Shuffle

Do you smell that in the air? If you live in Miami it may just be the humidity BUT also it’s NEW TV!!!!!

I love Fall.  Fall usually brings cooler temps, sweaters, boots, and hot coffee.  While these insanely warm temperatures preclude most of what Fall was supposed to bring us it can’t ruin FALL TV!

I will be busy watching all week (you can see my must watch list below)…. plus trying really hard to manage the schedules of three kids who make more play dates and have more activities than most CEO’s.

When we were little did we boss around our parents this much?   Or were our parents just meaner/smarter than us, and said no? I can’t tell.  I’ve gone from mom to shuttle bus quick.

Anyway… I’ll keep this brief today we are discussing the art of an apology, the Hadids, Chrissy Tiegen, and how Fall TV brings out my best TV addict skills.

See you next week!

xx
Cristina

The Apology Police is Working Overtime

Ever been in an argument with your significant other where you know you are right? As you can imagine this happens to me often.  Our life in a nutshell: my husband and I are arguing- I’m right- and the time comes for him to apologize. 

I’ve always thought that my husband’s apologies were subpar.  I love him- I almost always forgive him- but mediocre apology at best.  He always defended his apologies saying I was not the apology police and that his “sorry” was just fine.

So imagine how ecstatic I was to find there is an actual Apology Critic.   Sorry Watch, founded by Susan McCArthy and Marjorie Ingall in 2012, is an entire site dedicated to breaking down public apologies. I obviously spent more than an appropriate amount of time on this site.   In a very smart and almost always hilarious way they condemn the shitty apologies but always issue praise when deserved.  

How it works? Remember a week or two ago when Revolve featured an image from an upcoming collaboration between Lena Dunham and a brand LPA {FIND THAT DRAMA HERE} where there was a practically perfect model wearing a sweatshirt that said “Fat is not beautiful it is an excuse.” Well LPA and Revolve issued apologies that were a little less than acceptable if you ask me- but you don’t have to they rated it HERE.

So what’a my takeaway here? In the event that I’m ever wrong again {unlikely} I will have a place to go and fine tune my apology skills.

For those wanting a short hand a couple of psychologists on Mind Tools would agree this is what you need to form a proper apology:
1- Express Remorse: “I’m Sorry”
2- Admit Responsibility: Empathize and take responsibility
3- Make Amends: take action make the situation right
4- Promise it Won’t Happen Again: or try to change behavior

It’s a full moon guys…. we could all probably improve our sorry game.

Standouts of the Week 

The Hadids Do Dinner. It’s the dinner party you can’t miss.  Gigi, Bella and their brother, Anwar have dinner with their mother, Yolanda in this AMAZING Beetlejiice parody.  Watch it HERE or click the image.

Chrissy Tiegen is Going to Hit a Bullseye! You see what I did there? Because she is coming out with a Target Line. The line is appropriately called, Cravings, after her best selling cookbook.  It has very pretty things to prep, cook and serve your guests.  Check out the entire line HERE and you can get shopping September 30!

Millenials Are Lovers! It would appear that Millenials are bringing the divorce rate down a whopping 18% from 2008 to 2016.  Apparently being “entitled” {I don’t call you that- society calls you that} also leads to being pickier about choice of partner which leads to less divorce.  Woohoo for love! Full article HERE.

LBJ is following Michael down the rabbit hole- literally! You get it- because Bugs Bunny has a rabbit hole and Lebron James will be starring with our favorite bunny in a remake of Space Jam.  This is not a drill. Catch the article HERE.

Like a Virgin. Ellen had the latest Bachelor, Colton, on last week and he met his first three ladies.  I’m trying really hard to be excited here ABC but you’re getting pretty BORING and PREDICTABLE.  You better hope this guy loses his flower on the season or we are looking at the three worst seasons in Bachelor history in a row.  But I will still watch- obviously.  Check it out for yourself HERE or click image below.

Just a Spoonful of Sugar! Mary Poppins is returning this Christmas and the trailer gave me the chills.  The Banks children are all grown up, and Mary is back to help them through a tough time.  It stars Emily Blunt, Lin Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, and Dick Van Dyke is even back with some moves.  Check the trailer HERE or click the image.

TV Addict Update  

As we have established, time and time again, I watch too much TV.

We get all of our favorite shows back this week! Get the DVR’s ready This is Us, Grey’s Anatomy, How To Get Away with Murder, Modern Family, The Good Place and more are all back.  And….

It’s Pilot season! What I’m going to report on for next week or you can follow along on my Instagram StoriesManifest (aired yesterday NBC), A Million Little Things (ABC Wednesday 10 PM), Single Parents (ABC Wednesday 9:30), and MURPHY BROWN!

Yes Murphy Brown is back! You can catch it on CBS Thursdays at 9:30 and watch Murph in a world of 24 hour cable TV and “fake news”.  Come on- Murphy was one of the first hard working women that we got to see on TV- let’s give her some love.

Have a suggestion? Let me know

su·per·ca·li·fra·gil·is·tic·ex·pi·a·li·do·cious:
1: extraordinarily good; wonderful
I think I stand pigeon toed cause of Michael Jordan 😊

Surviving Weekly XXVI {9.18.18}

Ah, the Emmy’s.  A TV fan’s Super Bowl.  But better because it comes with so many pretty dresses, all our favorite celebrities, and most importantly no football.

I love sitting on my couch in my sweatpants ideally with a couple Oreos and some popcorn.  My hair most definitely unwashed and in a bun.  Maybe a hydrating mask if I’m feeling fancy. You know the optimal conditions for judging celebrity fashion.

Last night was no exception to this tradition. Unfortunately I found that someone had eaten all the Oreos, but did manage to find some chocolate in the kid’s candy stash (withhold judgment, thank you).

The show was really long.  There was laughter, winners, losers, a proposal, Chrissy Tiegen doing her thing, and a damn right robbery.  Let’s get to it.  Catch the full details per my perspective of course, and some more things happening around the internet below.

xx
Cristina

Emmy’s and all Their Glory

Last night was the 70th Annual Emmy Awards. They were hosted by Colin Jost andMichael Che from Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update.  The show went over their allotted 3 hours which begs the obvious question to all the people running these shows- how do you always go over? Seriously?

Anyway here is a quick recap:

First the fashion find the professional breakdown HERE.  My favorites have to be:
Jessica Biel
Kristen Bell
Thandie Newton

But again I was wearing sweat pants and stealing my kid’s candy last night.  So what the hell do I know.

The Opening Monologue was just ok.  That’s right.  Just ok.  Kind of boring had a moment or two.  BUT they moved onto a musical number that took a dig at Hollywood for talking the big talk of being “diverse” but really just improving by just a little bit.  It was pretty hilarious and had some great surprise guests.  Catch that HERE.

Henry Winkler won Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his role on Barry (HBO).  His speech was everything you would want from a mature Fonz.  Check it out HERE.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel almost completely swept the Comedy portion of the evening taking home the awards for Best ActressBest Supporting Actress,Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.

The creator/writer/producer Amy Sherman-Palladino is absolutely brilliant (also created Gilmore Girls) and her speeches and general presence last night was just a gift.  Fast forward the next clip to about 1:45 and absorb her spectacular weirdness (love her) Catch it HERE.

I don’t want to say I told you so- BUT if you have not watched this show what else do you need to know?! I told you this month’s ago, but I get it.  I’m just an opinionated mom of three with too much time on my hands.  Now we have an entire Academy handing out awards saying this show is a MUST.  Go to Amazon and do yourself a favor.

Chrissy Teigen managed to make a Meme out of herself again by ducking the camera in the most hilarious way.

Betty White was honored for being well, the greatest.  The room gave her a standing ovation, and Penelope Cruz was just not having it. I caught it on my Instagram Story if you want to check it out HERE.

Another big winner of the night was American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.  With Darren Cris taking home Best Actor in a Limited Series, Ryan Murphy winning for Best Director in a Limited Series, and winning Outstanding Limited Series.

Other notable winners:
Best Leading Actor in a Comedy Bill Hader (Barry- HBO)
Best Leading Actor in a Drama- Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones- HBO)
Best Drama Series- Game of Thrones (OBVIOUSLY)

Finally my biggest complaintBest Actress in a Drama Series.  How do I say this delicately- What the FORK?!?! I loved The Crown, Season 2.  I thought Claire Foy was just lovely.  However Elizabeth Moss and Sandra Oh were absolutely positively robbed.  GET THE FORK OUT OF HERE if you want to tell me that Claire Foy portraying a young Queen Elizabeth comes close to the absolute swan dive into darkness June took us all on this season.  Not even Claire Foy herself could believe she won.  Ok, small rant over.  I am still trying to heal from this devastating loss.

I finally leave you with the sweetest yet strangest proposal I  have ever seen that did actually happen live.  Watch that HERE

Standouts of the Week 

Meghan Markle or the Duchess of Sussex, as I love to call her, has come together with a few women survivors of the Grenfell Tower Fire, on a cookbook which includes about 50 family recipes.  The Duchess has written the forward for the book and it is titled: “Together: Our Community Cookbook.”  All profits from the sale will go to help keep this community kitchen open 7 days a week.  The book will be released on September 20 at all major in store and online book retailers.

Something Navy Line! For those of you who find themselves a little more than obsessed with Instagram star Arielle Charnas– good news! Her line is set to launch next Monday, September 24.

Winter is Coming.. Just a little later than you like.  Game of Thrones Season 8 (the final season) has released a mini trailer to keep you completely unsatisfied until 2019.  There are rumors that it could be April- but I’m betting on June or July.  Click the image for the trailer.

Put a little southern in your life!   Reese Witherspoon just released her new book,Whiskey in a Teacup.  Get your copy HERE.

Ellen does it again.  Remember when that lady went viral for her Missy Elliot “Work It” video (If not click HERE).  Well Ellen brought her onto the show, and of course brought out Missy Misdemeanor Elliot so they could do a joint performance.

TV Addict Update  

As we have established, time and time again, I watch too much TV.

What’s on my list to watch next? American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace– because how did I not see this and it cleaned up last night! 

Have a suggestion? Let me know

Maniac: (Netflix) Emma Stone, Justin Theroux, and Jonah Hill star in this thriller about two strangers who meet on a mind bending pharmaceutical trial.  It looks intense and completely bingeable.  Premiers September 21.

“music is space between noise.”
Jimmy and Justin Bieber surprise unsuspecting people in Central Park.
James Corden gets us all the details on the Spice Girls Reunion Tour of your dreams! It’s happening!

Cacio e Pepe Will be the Death of Me

I am a pasta loving girl.  It’s usually my go-to on date night or for any group meal.  They say money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy me pasta and that is pretty damn close.

Lately I’ve been noticing a bit of a trend at each of the Italian spots I’ve been hitting.  Cacio e Pepe is everywhere. At first I was trying to figure out what the big deal was. It is literally pasta, cheese and pepper.  However, I will use the cheesiest line I’ve ever written and say- Love at first bite.

There’s a little spot in Coconut Grove called Sappore di Mare and they actually finish preparing this dish in a bowl of Pecorino and add a little bit of truffle and I can swear I saw God the first time I bit into that.  Wooooo just thinking of that got me all hot and bothered. If you are in the area or planning on coming you should definitely check it out.   It is a hole in the wall- but absolute fire.

Imagine my surprise when a family friend mentioned to my husband and I how easy it was to make at home.  Yes it sounds easy considering there are basically 4 ingredients. But surely the technique or something fancy has to come into play to make something so delicious.  

However the gods have shined upon us- and it is actually attainable at home.  Your bigger problem will be trying not to make this every single day.

As promised here are the ingredients and directions.  However what will really help is watching famous Italian chef, Flavio Velavevodetto do it.  It is a quick video that will make all your pasta dreams come true. Check that out HERE.  

I found the base ingredients and video on Elizabeth Minchilli’s website where she has a pretty amazing spread of delicious recipes and cookbooks if you want to take a look around.

Remember once you master this you can make as much or as little as you want.  The process is always the same you can just adjust the amounts accordingly.

Buon appetito!  

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 6 oz. pasta (such as egg tagliolini, bucatini, or spaghetti)
  • 1 tbsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Pecorino

Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a 5-qt. pot. Season with salt; add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until about 2 minutes before tender. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup pasta cooking water.

While the pasta is cooking pour the freshly ground (or packaged) Pecorino into a bowl.  Add in most of the ground pepper (reserving a little to garnish at end). Then add a little cold water from the tap.  The trick is to add a little and stir, so you can make sure you achieve a paste consistency. Add a little more water as you go if needed.  Taste it, maybe add more cheese or pepper depending on how you want it to taste.

Once the pasta is done, reserve some of the cooking water.  In a bowl put some of the Pecorino and pepper paste add the pasta and begin to stir quickly.  Add some of the pasta water, continue to stir quickly. You want the sauce to coat the pasta. You can play with it adding a little more paste and water.  

Once finished sprinkle some cheese and pepper and you have yourself some next level Cacio e Pepe! Invite some friends, or just eat it all yourself like we do. 

Catch you next time!

Surviving Weekly XXV {9.10.18} What’s that in the sky? A bird? A plane?

It’s Just Cardi B’s Louboutin

My husband and I were both born and raised in Miami.  About 8 years ago we decided to move to Miami Beach to be closer to his office so he could be around our kids more often.

In what is most definitely a blanket generalization of Miami geography and cliche- Miami is where most of the hispanic community is based and on Miami Beach you come across a more transient crowd, but also it’s a high Jewish population.

So with that said when we were looking for preschools there was 1 or 2 Catholic options, but we wanted Montessori and we settled on this great preschool based out of a Temple.  I’m not very religious (we can discuss this later) but I come from a long long line of very rule abiding Catholics.  As you can imagine- this was a problem for certain members of my family.  But for us it wasn’t.  The school was packed with love and God is God people.

Well let’s circle back to the point.   We had been living on the beach for a couple years at this point, and right around Rosh Hashanah our car rides were filled with songs about apples and honey and Shabbat Shalom and we were happy.

Rosh Hashanah morning my daughter wakes up so excited and runs out of her room saying “Shana Tova mama Shana Tova, when are we going to Temple?” (Shana Tova means “a good year”).  I realized in the moment that it may have come time for a little talk.  Before I could get a round to it there was a knock at my door. I walk over and open it up.

There before me is a man dressed in a button down, dress pants, a hat and a full beard.  “Shana Tova” he begins, “Is your family Jewish?”  Traditionally these men are going around collecting money on the holiday.

“Good Morning,” I reply, “no I’m sorry we aren’t but…” I couldn’t finish my sentence before my daughter has come running to the front door.  She looks up at him smiling eyes wide open, “Shana Tova Rabbi!”

The man looks back at me in disgust like I am a dirty liar.  I laugh nervously, “No you see we send her to the Temple down the…”

She cuts me off again, “I love your Shofar” {for those who don’t know it’s a Ram’s horn used in certain Jewish ceremonies}.  Now this guy is looking at me.

I only had one thing left to say at this point, “Let me go get my checkbook”.

xx
Cristina

Serena Williams is my Hero 


Her record includes 23 grand slam titles.  (the most ever).  See her record HERE.

Around 10 months ago Serena Williams gave birth to her daughter, Alexis, in a labor that almost killed her and required multiple surgeries.

Taking the time off to have her baby caused Serena to lose her rank in tennis.  Meaning that in each of these tournaments she has had to start from the bottom to make it to the finals (which she has).

What happened to Serena in the finals of the US Open this weekend was a disgrace. Can you imagine this scenario happening to Roger Federer? or Nadal?  Probably not.

Serena Williams loses in the final of the US Open to Naomi Osaka after receiving penalties for “cheating” and “breaking her racket”.  Because we all know that the men in this sport are notorious for keeping their composure (talking to you McEnroe).

To be clear Naomi Osaka may have won anyway.  The 20 year old prodigy from Japan played phenomenally well against her idol, Serena.  It is however hard to say considering the accusation of cheating flew at Serena in the first set, and she was unable to recover.

No one in the midst of competition, especially on this level, could possibly keep their cool after being accused of cheating.

How a referee could so recklessly accuse the greatest female tennis player in history during the finals of the US Open in the first set that she is cheating shows zero deference or respect for the tennis star.  I’d like to know how many times this specific referee has called other players out for the same thing.

So I looked, and no surprise the only other person he has accused of cheating in the past is Venus Williams.  He has been called a “stickler” for the rules, but on this particular code violation- I guess we can just call it coincidence.  His record HERE.

Her response: “I don’t cheat to win, I’d rather lose.”

All she wanted was an apology.  An apology she deserves.

As Billie Jean King said so perfectly:

“When a woman is emotional, she’s ‘hysterical’ and she’s penalized for it. When a man does the same, he’s ‘outspoken’ & and there are no repercussions. Thank you @serenawilliams for calling out this double standard. More voices are needed to do the same.”

Looks exactly the same to me:

Standouts of the Week 

Harper’s Bazaar Icons Party went on over the weekend.  It’s considered by some to be the party of the year (not that I’m ever invited), and this year it got CRAZY! Before we get to that below HERE is a link for the night’s best dressed.

Ding! Ding! Fighters to Your Corners! Apparently our girl, Cardi B, is a little fed up with Nicki Minaj, and walked right up to her in the middle of the fanciest most pretentious party and let her have it.  I’m talking throw your Louboutin at her type of have it.

Cardi B, in her beautiful Dolce & Gabbana dress, marched right up to Nicki and her entourage and began to yell.  Apparently Nicki’s security guard “accidentally” elbowed Cardi in the face, but not before Cardi could launch her shoe in Nicki’s direction.

Video of the Louboutin that launched an all out war can be seen HERE

Why do I love Cardi? She was escorted out of this insanely fancy party with a huge bump on her face, a now broken designer dress, one shoe, and her head held high!

Why did Cardi do it? Well in her own words:

EGOT GOATS! John Legend, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Tim Rice all achieved EGOT status at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday for producing Jesus Christ Superstar Live.  Read article HERE. Safe to say Chrissy was proud of her man.

10 Years From Now Food Will Be…  in THIS ARTICLE scientists are breaking down what food will likely be like in 2028.  A hint: less meat and more health.  Check out the article to see how science is evolving our food to suit our specific needs.

Consider Yourself a Movie Buff? Well this Fall is looking like it’s going to be one for the books.  Hollywood Reporter has just put out a list of what you can expect this movie season. Check it out HERE.

Breaking Barriers.  Marian Avila, is a 21 year old model with Down Syndrome, who just had her dreams come true as she made her first walk down a runway during New York Fashion Week, at designer Talisha White’s show.  Find the full story HERE.

TV Addict Update  
As we have established, time and time again, I watch too much TV.

What’s on my list to watch next? Kidding (see below), The Innocents (Netflix)
Have a suggestion? Let me know

New Fall Premier Schedule HERE

Shameless: (Showtime) Is back for the 9th season.   If you have not seen this show- I would highly suggest a binge.  This family has been through it and are probably the most dysfunctional humans I’ve ever seen on television, but they love each other hard.  Emmy Rossum has just announced it will be her last season the show, and I can’t imagine it without Fiona- but I’m definitely going to watch to see how it plays out.

Kidding: (Showtime) Jim Carrey is back and starring in this new show on Showtime, just premiered last night September 9.  He is a Mr. Roger’esque character, and it explores the man behind the show.  The reviews are pretty good calling it “wonderful, terrifying and heartbreaking” at the same time.  Read a full review HERE.  Click the image for the trailer.

Sierra Burgess is a Loser: (Netflix Movie) Netflix has brought in the big bucks to bring you movies that you are predisposed to love based on their algorithms and intense study of human behavior {I’m not kidding}.  Sierra is no different.  It’s a love story- but not just romantic love.  It takes a turn I didn’t see coming, and I liked it.  I would suggest it if you have a an hour or two on a plane and need something fresh and easy to watch.  It’s no Kissing Booth.

Misogyny:
dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women.
“We are Gods.”
Jimmy teaches the newest Bachelor, Colton, all about the birds and the bees.
Jimmy Fallon and Sir Paul McCartney surprise fans in an elevator.

Surviving Weekly XXIV {9.4.18}

My Uber Score is in Decline, and I need Help

We are big uber people in our house.  My husband’s office and kid’s school is all within a mile of each other, so we opted to be a one car family.  It’s almost never a problem, and using Uber daily is generally less expensive than having a second car with insurance and gas etc.  When you’re raising three tiny humans, you find the ways to save.  (My husband actually wrote a whole post about this a year or two ago you can read HERE).

Well, the thing with taking Uber a lot is that you kind of depend on that score staying high.  Oh what? Back track… yes people we score the Uber drivers, but guess what they score you right back.  I didn’t even realize the judgment of some random person who took me for a 10 minute drive could impact me so deeply, until I saw my score.  I’m at a loss.  I thought I was charming.  Apparently- this is not the case. [Find out your uber score HERE Is how]

Why uber drivers? What did I ever do to you?  I don’t smell, I come into the car give my polite “hello, how are you?” and then I just keep to myself.  I take the chance to read some news, check Instagram, online shop.  Is that where I offend? Cut a girl some slack! Typically I’m in the car with three kids who are in some sort of competition to see who can say “Mom” the most.  Can’t a girl, just peruse the new arrivals at Zara without getting slammed with a shitty rating.  

If the uber drivers think I’m bad when sober and quiet, you wouldn’t believe the things I do when I’ve had too much to drink.  But you see, this Uber, this is why I’m confused.  My non-ladylike borderline obnoxious behavior only comes when I’m in the Uber under my husband’s account and he is a 4.85.  What gives! 

I’ve thrown up, talked politics, talked bad about other Uber drivers (gasp! not that I regret that anymore), and sang Wilson Phillips “Hold On” at the top of my lungs, and his rating is higher than mine.   

I had this conversation with an Uber driver recently, because I wanted to understand.  The dude told me he almost didn’t pick me up because my score was so low.  To quote the man “What did you do to these drivers because it takes a lot to give a bad review.” Needless to say I begged him for 5.0 to help boost me, and in hindsight that mofo probably demolished me. 

To this man and all Uber drivers I say- I have no clue how I offend your sensibilities so deeply and I make no apologies.

I’m going to do everything I can do to come after my husband’s rating this weekend.  Even if it means I have to have a ton of drinks to do it.

xx
Cristina 

PS HERE is the Wilson Phillips “Hold On” video, because duh

RIP Senator John McCain 

Over the weekend, Senator John McCain was put to rest.

This is not a political anything.  I just liked and admired him deeply.  He calls it like he sees it, and I think people like that are good for the soul.  He was a man of honor and a role model that we seldom get in politics or any arena these days.  Loving husband and father.  He will be missed by many.

Here are 3 really bad ass things that you may not have known about John McCain:

  1. McCain following his paternal grandfather and father attended the Naval Academy of Annapolis.  He graduated 5th from the bottom of his class proving that where you finish in school doesn’t always dictate your potential for greatness.
  2. He was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War (shot down on his 23rd mission), REFUSED early release from prison until the other POW’s were also released.  Then did rehab and all he could to try to return to the Navy and continue serving our country (9 months following his return).
  3. McCain earned the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross, The Liberty Medal and more.

His remains will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, a honor presented to less than three dozen people in US History, including former presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy.

Senator John Kyl will replace former Senator McCain.  Full article HERE.

History lesson has concluded.  RIP to a great man.

Standouts of the Week 

I am willing to bet that NO ONE reading this had a better Labor Day than Lindsay Lohan in Mykonos.  The internet has gone B-A-N-A-N-A-S over THIS MUST SEE video of America’s sweetheart dancing like no one’s watching. Except that everyone is watching.  She is most likely on a few glasses of champagne, possibly a drug or two, but she looks free as a bird.  Get it girl!

In even BETTER news Lohan is hoping to make this the next big dance challenge#dothelilo is trending.  Get on it people… Article HERECan you smell that? Apparently a truck carrying a shipment of Axe body spray caught fire on the high way in Texas.  The cans caught fire and the smell of a boy who has been misguided in an attempt to impress the ladies filled the air.  Click HERE for the full story.Just Do It.  Nike is celebrating 30 years of their “Just Do It” Campaign.  To honor the occasion, the brand featured Colin Kaepernick with a very powerful message about sacrifice. I featured it below and will let you decide for yourself.

20 Something Year Old Virgin Bachelor? Yes please. Colton Underwood has finally been confirmed as the next bachelor.  Fans are pretending to be outraged, but we all know that we will be sitting there premier night.  Stop pretending that an attractive, former NFL quarterback, philanthropist is a bad decision.  I’m a fan! He’s a little stressed, but hopefully one of the ladies can help him “unwind”.  Who is hosting the first watch party? Read an official article HERE

Remember Free Willy? THIS video of Orca’s frolicking off the coast of Monterrey Bay is everything you need for a mini-meditation or just because whales are awesome.

Is this Croqueta Chicken or Ham? Irregardless it’s Delicious.  You see stereotypes are fun! Check out THIS article where 50 People Explain their state’s most popular stereotypes.

TV Addict Update  

As we have established, time and time again, I watch too much TV.

Fall TV is coming back check out the full schedule HERE.

What’s on my list to watch next? 
Have a suggestion? Let me know

The Mayans: (FX) For all those who fell in love with Jax Teller and the misadventures of his motorcycle club, comes the spinoff we have all maybe been waiting for.  I will let you decide.  The Mayans premiers tonight on FX at 10 PM.

This Sunday: There are a few premiers you can catch including: The Deuce (Season 2 HBO), Shameless (SHO), and You (Lifetime- see below).

You: (Lifetime) For those judging the Lifetime suggestion check out the preview HERE. The casting is just begging for us to watch with Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl) and Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), and I can’t imagine there is a cheesy storyline that I won’t completely eat up.  I will back with the report next week.

Honorable:
1deserving of respect or high regard deserving of honor
2
  • of great renown illustrious
  • entitled to honor or respect —used as a title for the children of certain British noblemen and for various government officials

3performed or accompanied with marks of honor or respect

4

  • attesting to creditable conduct
  • consistent with a reputation that is not tarnished or sullied
5characterized by integrity guided by a keen sense of duty and ethical conduct
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