the mindy project

keeping up with martina

*insert same sorry i’ve abandoned this space again greeting*

*insert next sentence about how i didn’t mean to be away this long but life got in the way and time just moves so fast when you’re an adult (or an “adult”)*

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I know I’ve been quiet here lately and the truth is, there’s lots of stuff I want to talk about but it’s hard to write when everytime you sit down to put fingers to keyboard, you wind up instead falling down some Youtube hole and then falling asleep with your laptop on your chest. To try to combat this, I’ve dusted removed all of the clean-ish clothes from “The Chair” (you know the one) and fired up my regular old desktop computer. It feels like 2014 and I kind of like it.

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It’s funny because unlike past disappearances, I DO have some ideas for posts. I just can’t seem to get myself into a routine. They’ll come. I think as long as my desktop doesn’t get any slower, the solution might be to kick it old school. At least I won’t fall asleep.

So, what have I been up to? What’s new and exciting?

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Um, I have purple hair now. Ok, purple ombre hair. I’m in love. I’m so scared it’s going to fade that I made a whole wash schedule and bought some high powered color safe sulfate free shampoo, conditioner, and treatment. I’ve gotten a glimpse of parenthood and it is exhausting. Every time I rinse and see the purple puddle near the drain, my heart breaks a little. Wanna see a pic? Like it or not, here it is.

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This is from when it was at its freshest. It looks best when it’s curled, otherwise, it looks flat on top, poofy at the bottom and 9.5 times out of 10, is super oily.

What else?

Taylor Swift released a new record and except for the 1:30 preview iTunes offers, I haven’t had a chance to give it a good listen. From what I have heard though, the songs all sound… the same? breathy Taylor, vague dance but can’t really dance to this song beat, autotune, meh. Maybe I just hold 1989 in too high regard? Maybe because I didn’t have high (or any) expectations, my brain can’t figure out if it likes what my ears are hearing. The other reasons I haven’t given it a running chance are 1) it’s not on Spotify. (what the heck, T?) 2) I’m not allowed to listen to my own music at work so even if it was streaming, it’s not like I have that option. There’s a part of me, a very, very small part, that wishes T would write about things that aren’t boys and feuds. However, what kind of world would it be of T. Swift didn’t write/sing about those things. Leave the battlecries to the pros, like Gaga or Pink.

Niall Horan also released an album that I haven’t had the chance to really dissect yet. I loved his first two singles and had high hopes for this album. Like, really high hopes. I thought this was the album I wished Harry Styles would have released. But then I listened to 85% of it and meh. I’m not sold. I need time to really sit down and bombard myself with both albums. That’s what I did when Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran came out with new music and it made me really appreciate it.

Speaking of Spotify, really, quick, WHY CAN’T I DOWNLOAD MY PLAYLISTS ON TO MY iPOD? Yea, I still use my iPod, whatever. I’d rather use the storage on my phone for pictures and text messages so downloading music on m phone is just not going to happen. However, I have a perfectly good iPod that I haven’t updated in forever because why would I pay for the music I listen to for free on Spotify? Even if I paid for Premium, I can’t transfer my offline playlists into iTunes. They’re protected and don’t download as mP3 files, apparently. Whatever. Someone needs to get it together because I don’t want to use all of my data just to listen to a little One Direction.

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I finally saw Wicked on Broadway last weekend. OH. MY. GOD. such a good show. First of all, Jackie Burns as Elphaba, was AMAZING. Her voice blew us all away. She sounded (to me) just like Idina Menzel (if not better), who originated the role. Second, there was some high-level star power on stage. From one O-Town to the next, Ashely Parker Angel (!). What a surprise! A boy band lover’s dream! I was looking at the Playbill over my cousin’s shoulder and I exclaimed OH EM GEE! Ashley Parker Angel is in this?! To which my (23-year-old cousin) replied, “Who? How do you know him?” I gave her a good *sideeyeemoji *and replied “I’m old, ok? That’s how I know who he is.” There was talk a few years ago that they were going to make Wicked into a movie and Harry Styles was being considered for the role of Fiyero and after seeing APA do it, I can’t wait to see if that comes true.

On a sad note, The Mindy Project’s run has come to an end. I haven’t really processed this and I’m sure come next Tuesday I’ll be looking for a new episode. I really liked the finale, can’t say I loved it though. I wish Leo would have been in it since Mindy fought Danny so hard that she can be a working mom but on top of that a good mom. I loved Morgan and Tamra’s wedding. So perf. I realize now (literally, as I write this) that Mindy and Danny’s story essentially came full circle, but do I wish it happened elsewhere? Yea, I kind of do. Like, maybe in her office. Also, the whole time Mindy was riding the bike, I kept thinking “I’m Saaaandra Bullock”. Missed opportunity, if you ask me (I get that circumstances were different, but… whatever).

There’s a new ULTA in my mall. So that’s.. dangerous. The mall is walking distance from my house. GOD BLESS.

I want to give this space a makeover. GIVE ME STRENGTH. Any way of doing this on the cheap and stress-free? Etsy? Google?

I think that’s it for now. You’re all caught up with my wild life. What’s going on with you? Thoughts about the Mindy finale?

I’ll be back soon, promise. For real this time.

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channel surfing: fall programming

It’s that time of the year! The one where the days get shorter, your pants get longer and all of your favorite shows are back on TV. We all know that I watch a lot of television so my excitement is pretty palpable.

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I’m here today with a round up my favorites/the ones I’m most excited for. That way, we could figure out which shows we have in common and then we could have lengthy discussions about the lives of fictional characters. It will be fun, promise.

Ready? Let’s go!

This is Us – LAWWWDDD. I have so much to say about this show. I don’t want to say much and give things away but I can tell you this – there have been two episodes so far and each one has ended with a surprise that has totally blind sighted me. Especially in episode two. What I love about this show are the sibling relationships. Being an only child, I know what it means to have a sibling but I don’t know the meaning of a sibling if that makes sense. It’s kind of like missing what you’ve never had. Actually, it’s exactly like missing what you’ve never had. why do i always go one step too far? I love all of the characters, which is saying something because there is usually at least one character in a show that I can’t stand right off the bat. I was a little skeptical about Mandy Moore though. I was fine for the first episode but right in the middle of episode two, she was on the screen and all of a sudden the Only Hope scene from A Walk to Remember flashed in my head, which may have tainted her character for me but I’ll get through it. To wrap up for now, let’s talk about Milo Ventimiglia. That beard (not the moustache, though, never just a moustache), that manly lisp. YES. I could do without the long, greasy hair but, he’s Italian, it comes with the territory. Not since Providence have I been this excited to watch NBC every week.

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Younger – I had been wanting to watch this show for a while. I finally figured out how to stream it (hint: get the TVLand app) at the end of August. I could have devoured both seasons in maybe a day, but I’m trying to savor them for a little while. As much as I wanted to try this show, I was skeptical about it. I was afraid that the plot would get on my nerves after a while only because I’m 29 and can’t get a job in my field or a hot boyfriend, so how did a 40-year-old? Not that a 40-year-old can’t or shouldn’t have these things, but even for younger (ha!) people, there’s a lot of finagling. Well, that and usually when it’s written that one of the characters in a TV show is pretending to be younger than they really are, they make them too out of the loop or try too hard. It’s annoying. So far, so good, though. Speaking of hot boyfriends – Nico Tortorella. Holy cow. #MCM. Another perk is that Hillary Duff is in this show. If all else fails, I could just pretend that it’s a show about Lizzie McGuire, all grown up and making her way in the big city. The third season started Wednesday, I’m on season two episode six or seven so I really have to fight the urge to power through the rest of season two.

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The Mindy Project – Mindy is back! Season 5 starts streaming today and I can’t wait to get home from work, wash my face, and fire up Hulu. Last season’s cliffhanger was interesting and I’m curious to see where this goes. I wasn’t too impressed with last season overall so I’m hoping that Mindy and Co. redeems themselves. Also, Danny needs to come to his senses, get over himself and be the husband and dad Mindy and Leo need and, quite frankly, that (I feel) he wants to be.

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Jane the Virgin – I call this a Telenovela Lite. It’s got the drama, romance, twists, and turns of a telenovela, but it’s on the CW at 8pm. If you don’t watch this show, you definitely should start. Seasons One and Two are on Netflix. Well, I’m pretty sure they are. If not, they will be soon. The new season starts sometime this month. Get caught up and then come and talk to me. If you do watch, WOAH, addicting, am I right?

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Gilmore Girls – Truth time: I wasn’t a fan of /didn’t watch GG when it first came out. My mom actually found it in re-runs a few years ago and I got into it with her. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen every episode at least once, but I might have to do a quick Netflix binge before November 25th. Not that I’m complaining, I love a good Netflix binge. For the record – I was totally Team Logan when I first watched the series. Now, I’m going to switch to Team Jess because, hello, Milo Ventimiglia. Were you not paying attention to my glowing review of This Is Us and Milo’s beard? Also, he’s the bad boy. You should always root for the bad boy. The one thing I’ll never be is on Team Dean. Sorry, I just can’t.

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I’ve probably missed some, but I’m sure I’ll talk about them eventually. I just recently signed up for Amazon Prime Video so if you have any Amazon originals that you enjoy, let me know! I think there’s one coming out soon about the story of Queen Elizabeth (the current one) and the early days of her Queendom. (excuse the ugly american)

What are you watching? Let’s discuss!

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i got your w(h)ine with dinner right here.

I’M HERE! I’M ALIVE!

I feel like I have to make that announcement every so often because I tend to neglect this space. So maybe my announcement should be

I’M HERE! I’M ALIVE! I’M A BAD BLOG MOM. (not momblog- def not one of those)

Truth is, life happened. I’ve got a few things going on (that I will tell you about eventually) and honestly, that back issue I’ve been having (I talked about it a few posts ago), hasn’t gone away. It got a little better, now today it’s like “I’m here! Ready to fuck shit up”.

Happy Monday.

Otherwise, I’ve been OK. A little blah but OK. It finally hit me that I’ll be 29 in about 2 weeks. And when I say hit I mean like a ton of bricks. 29 isn’t 30 and age ain’t nothing but a number, I know, but Christ. I’m almost three decades old. THREE.

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I don’t think it’s the number that’s bothering me, it’s that people my age and younger are doing things that I’m not. Getting engaged, married, impregnated, jobs with benefits. They’re traveling and buying houses. I’ve talked about this before and about the dirty mind games social media plays on you, but I’ve always been able to see it, process it and move on. This time I can’t seem to move on.

I know that I can also do all those things  but how am I going to do them with no opportunity? If I can’t get a date, how am I supposed to get engaged? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I’m going to marry every guy I see. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not holding out hope for a chance meeting with the love of my life. i watch way too many hallmark movies.

Same goes for traveling and buying things like a house. How am I supposed to do that if I don’t have the money? Last time I checked, my last name wasn’t Carnegie or Rockefeller. god, I wish.

My other gripe of the moment is The Mindy Project. I’m not feeling the second half of this season and it’s making me sad. It’s cool that she’s a single mom trying to date, but if you wanted her to still be a single girl about town, why did you make her a mom? Having Leo ties her to Danny, who has been noticeably absent most of the second half (other projects, indie films, blah, blah, blah), and forces her to be a little more mature and selfless. The reason I loved Dr. Lahiri is that she was totally self-centered and slightly immature. And call me a prude, but has being on Hulu made the show a bit more raunchy? Like, maybe more than necessary? I dunno. I love a good dirty joke and can out curse a sailor, but doesn’t it feel a bit forced? 

Do you ever get in to one of these funks? 

Let’s discuss!

 

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Raise your hand if you watched the newest Mindy Project episode at midnight, when it went up.

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if you haven’t watched yet, go and do that now and then come back. one, for possible spoilers and two, so we’re all on the same page. ok, are we all good now?

I think, since I can go on for days about this, I’m going to just stick to the highlights. Also, what I’m going to do to try to keep this entertaining, I’m going to search Tumblr for gifsets and then in the tradition of Hashtag Humpday, I’m going to hashtag the shit out of everything. Just go with me.

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#morganjustwantstobeincluded

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#beyoncepadthai #warriorname #beyforbaybey
not to be one of those people, but it’s Bonnie and Clyde ’03. Sorry, it was my jam, back in the day. #imsurprisedatyoumindy

Morgan(to Danny): Where have you been? Did you stop for a slice?

#nogif #needone #miserablemeatball #italianslovepizza

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#fortheloveofgod #SWOON #damnitdanny #chrismessinaisperfection

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#famousleos #leocastellano #imwithmindy #leonardodicaprio #worksbothways #littlewatermelon #myheartmelted

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#letsnamehimroary #thegangsallhere

Were there more great little pieces of the episode? Sure. Honestly though, I couldn’t find them on Tumblr and I’m in a bit of a rush. Like Morgan’s face when he first saw the midwives on the train. I cracked up.

Also, let’s pretend that everything is centered. I don’t know why it won’t let me center the Tumblr stuff. #grr

Did you watch? What did you think?

Let’s discuss!

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midweek random roundup

I probably should have saved this post for Friday since it fits the Friday Five description, but I’m a rebel and play by my own rules.

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It’s been a pretty busy week so let’s get started, shall we?

MINDY IS BACK: !! Season 4 premiered on Tuesday and all is right in my world. It was an extended episode and, honestly, I savored every extra second. I won’t say too much because 1) we’d be here all day and 2) spoilers. I mean, I assume there are some people who are not like me and happened to be up early enough on Tuesday and were able to watch the episode before work. before you plaster the big L on your forehead, I was up at 8 and had to be at work for 12. there was more than enough time. Anyway, the episode in a nutshell- Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mindy’s parents, Mindy’s wardrobe, Danny being Danny, Morgan being Morgan, kisses in the rain, and the perfection that is Mindanny. And, of course, Mindy speaking my mind.

THE WAITING GAME: No, I’m not talking about my love life or my job hunt. I’m talking about Kate Spade’s video series with Anna Kendrick. They released a new installment this week and, as usual, it is perfection. I’ve said it many times before, just like everything else on here, but I just want to be Anna Kendrick’s best friend. Is that so much to ask? Also, I want NEED a gnome purse. Doesn’t everyone?

BIRFDAYS: Yesterday was Tom Hardy’s birthday and today is Nick Jonas’. Happy birthday, my little stud muffins.tom beautiful

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THE SPLAT: It came out this week that Nickelodeon might be making a whole channel dedicated to 90’s Nick. Well, it’s about time. I have a feeling that it will be mostly the cartoons but, small steps. Personally, I hope they also include the game shows and shows like Clarissa Explains it All and Salute Your Shorts. And maybe some old school commercials. The possibilities are endless. Don’t let us down, Nick.

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Last, but not least…

THE GOLDEN GIRLS TURN 30: As you may know, I love this show. I can quote it, relate it to everyday life. Lame? Whatever. What’s not to love? It’s older than I am, yet is still relevant today. Which is more than I can say about myself. It tackled taboo issues in a way that, still in today’s world of political correctness, wouldn’t offend anyone (although, you just never know these days.) LOVE.

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Oh! a bonus item! because i never have those. Who watches Dancing with the Stars? Nick Carter, hello? I really didn’t have high hopes for this season, with the exception of Nick, but this group is growing on me. I really hope Gary Busey stays on for as long as possible because holy hell that man brings the crazy.

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I think that’s about it. This week has been a bit of a fail compared to the non-stop posting last week. Whatever. I’ve come to terms with it.

How’s your week going? Anything new?

Let’s discuss!

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Mindy, Etsy and Taylor Swift

How come during the week Friday seems like it will never get here and then it comes and it’s like “woah, Friday already?” Maybe its just me. My work schedule sucks. Anyway, I haven’t done a Friday Five Favorites whatever in a while so I figured, even though nothing I have to say goes with each other, why not? I’ll make it work.

Guys, it’s September. You know what that means? MINDY COMES BACK THIS MONTH! And Hulu is now offering a no commercial option. All is right with the world. Also, full disclosure, I chose this picture because I love Mindy’s lipstick color. Now that that’s out in the open… mindy-project-season-4-facebefore i continue i just wanted to make a note. from this post forward i am going to link whatever picture, gif, meme, etc. to the page where i found it. unless it’s mine (something i made or photographed). then you’ll just have to ask for it.

2. I went to the city yesterday with Lisa. I brought my camera, of course, so there will be a post of pictures soon. Maybe. I still have to go through them. Anyway, we were walking around and I was holding my camera like I always do, one arm supporting the neck and the other under the butt. HA!

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I really crack myself up. Anywhoo… I was holding my camera like I always do, with the strap bunched up in the hand that is underneath the camera. Ever since crossbody bags became cool again, I haven’t used anything else. I love having my hands free when I can so carrying my camera is a little awkward for me. I’m always paranoid that either I’ll drop it or someone will try to snatch it. This is New York, after all. At one point, Lisa asked me why I don’t use the camera strap. Here’s the deal. I tried to use it once and the strap opened and the camera fell right off. Thank God it landed in a pile of sand (I mean, if it had to fall, I’d rather it was on sand than concrete.) Since then, the strap has been there just for show. When I got home, I went on to Etsy and searched camera straps and, as usual, Etsy did not disappoint. Behold the scarf camera strap:

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This one is, by far, my favorite. They have ones that are more neutral too, if that’s your style. Maybe I’ll get two so that I’m covered for every occasion. Some shops also have wrist straps. I need a few of those too. I just need them all.

3. Speaking of Etsy, I stumbled across stylishpetite on Instagram. She posted this picture and I immediately wanted, well, everything in the photo but I would settle for just the mug.

I went to her blog and found the post, which led me right to this Etsy shop. I’m in love with everything. And! They offer a left-handed option for the coffee mugs! Hallelujah! How many times have I found a great mug only to have to put it down because the sentiment would always face me instead of out? #leftyproblems Not many, but still, this is a big deal. #ihavenolife. Anyone want to get me a late birthday gift? Early Christmas gift? Favorite blogger gift? I accept gifts for any reason.

4.. Taylor Swift released her music video for “Wildest Dreams” last week at the VMAs. The show was over 2 hours of absolute fuckery, but this video was not. First, Scott Eastwood. Mama like. Second, 1950’s Hollywood glam. Taylor has been getting a lot of shit for the premise of her video, some even calling her racist. I think, and I’ve said this before, people today are throwing that word around too freely and are looking too far into things that aren’t there. But that’s for a different post. Third and finally, she donated the proceeds from the video to the African Parks Foundation of America for wildlife conservation. It doesn’t make her a saint, but at least she’s not wearing Mufasa on her back. Ok, enough of that, let’s all drool over Scott Eastwood.

5. If I’m not watching Taylor and Scott, my other Youtube obsession is planner videos. I really don’t know why. I have banned myself from buying a planner because I know for a fact I will fall deep in to the rabbit hole of stickers and pens and washi tape. oh my! Then I’ll get depressed because I have nothing to plan. It’s probably not healthy, but I’ll just stick with living vicariously through the people of Youtube. Meanwhile, I don’t know how long that will last because I have already fallen in love with the Ban.do agenda for 2016. jesus take the wheel.

That’s about it. That’s five, right? I’m not good with the math. Hope you have a great Labor Day weekend!

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A month of Mindy?

Hey hey, it’s Friday!

I’m back again with my favorites of the week except until last night, my week was pretty uneventful, for the most part. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I only have two things to write about but they’re pretty exciting, I promise.

So, remember about two weeks ago when Fox lost their minds and canceled The Mindy Project? Sure you do. Well, our friends at Hulu swooped in a saved the day.

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They just ordered a 27 episode season! TWENTY SEVEN EPISODES! 

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That’s like, a month of Mindy!

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sure do!

My second favorite thing this week is that I entered myself in to a photography contest! I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now but I never really felt comfortable to pull the trigger. I don’t really know anyone who has done this before to turn to for advice so I kept putting it off until finally, I found one that looked legit and was open for submissions with no certain theme.

I submitted two photos but the deadline is the 18th and there’s no entry limit (it’s just $5.95 an entry, but from what I’ve seen, that’s cheap) so I might sit on it for a day or so and maybe add more. Since another one of the draws to this contest was that I still own the rights to my photos, I’m going to share them here so you can tell me what you think!

I know you’ve seen them before in past posts but pretend you haven’t, OK? Cool.

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Actually, you only get one for right now. I edited the other one and it’s hanging out in my computer at home. excellent blogging skills, martina.

Anyway, even if I don’t win, I’ll get some sort of participation certificate and I believe my name will be listed under “Honorable Mentions” in the Photographer’s Forum magazine. My Field Day nightmares are starting to creep back in. participation ribbons for the losers everyone!

Winners will be announced in July so, for now, fingers crossed!

What are your plans for the weekend? How excited for Mindy are you?

Let’s discuss!
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it’s friday. here are some things.

I swear, sometimes I think I should just hang up my blogging hat and walk away while I still have some of my sanity. I was off from work today so I decided that I was going to take a couple of hours and work on my post for tomorrow. That way I could do my nails tonight, which is something I haven’t done in like a week. and it’s driving me nuts.

Of course, that didn’t work out as planned. I was about 80% done when I CLOSED MY BROWSER.

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So here we are, back at square one. I’ve never been one for sports but there’s a saying about hopping back on the horse and leading it to drink. Yes? No? Whatever.

I was in Sephora with my mom the other day because I had a gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket. Except I forgot that I had used most of it already so I really had about $2.40 sized hole. I was hoping to find the Anime OCC lip tar, which I did and I love it, but that’s for later. Then I wandered over to the fragrances. I’ve been looking for a signature scent for a while now. I’m not picky but I definitely know what I like. Is it me or do most perfumes nowadays smell the same? Anyway, I was sniffing around and found Warm Cotton by Clean. WELL. I fell in love. It smells like fresh laundry but also perfume. It’s not overly fabric softener but that part of the scent is definitely unmistakable. I don’t even like fresh scents that much but this one, WOOF.

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Now, about that lip tar. Anime is a HOT pink. It’s perfect for summer. I can’t wait to have a tan, throw on a crisp, white tee shirt and some denim shorts, swipe on some mascara and this lip tar and be ready to go. ahh, summer.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen a commercial that’s made me laugh. Or at least smile and blow extra air through my nose. The other night I saw this one and fell in love. It’s a six part series so be sure to check out the rest!

This is my favorite one. Terry, Mary, and Josie are my spirit animals. Especially Mary. My favorite line from this video is from Mary when she says “That’s my biggest nightmare, dying on an empty stomach”. i feel ya, mary.

Speaking of television, and I can’t believe I’m writing this, FOX CANCELLED THE MINDY PROJECT. 

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I was crushed this morning when I found out. But I knew Mindy would want me to summon my inner warrior and figure out a way to move on.

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I signed on to Tumblr to find out what was going on. I may be too old for that site but those 12 year olds know their stuff. It’s like a sweatshop for TV spoilers, gifs, memes and One Direction. Anyway, that’s when I saw the silver lining to this situation. HULU MIGHT PICK UP THE MINDY PROJECT. For at least two seasons.

There is a God.

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I’m excited because this means a lot of things. One, more Mindy. And Danny, Morgan, Jeremy, Tamra, and Bev. Two, more freedom. Hulu is like cable. We may be able to see Danny in his Diamond Dan thong. fingers crossed. Three, Mindy and Danny as parents. Four, a resolution to the Danny schelpping to India to meet Mindy’s parents cliffhanger. I mean, do I have to go on?

It seems like there won’t be a definitive answer until next month. So, now we wait.

What are your favorite perfumes/scents? Mindy on Hulu – yay or nay?

What else is going on?

Let’s discuss!

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friday five – on a saturday

I was sitting at lunch today mentally making a list of things to write about for my Friday Five. It was only after I made the list that I realized that today was Friday. It was a looong week, my friends. So now it’s 11:29 Friday night and I’m just starting to write my Friday Five post. procrastination at its finest.

1. It wouldn’t be a post from me if I didn’t mention Mindy so here we go. Tuesday’s episode – whoa, Mindy. If you haven’t watched it yet, go and do that now because I’m spoiling it in 3…2…1… OK. It was Peter’s last episode which makes me kind of upset because I started to really like him. He follows Lauren to Texas after a grand gesture in the airport. It was nice. I’m not Lauren’s biggest fan so the whole time I was all #byefelicia. But that’s just scratching the surface. Dr. Gurgler offered Mindy and Danny a spot in the fertility practice that he is opening in California. So, Mindy goes back to NY to talk to Danny about it but before she could get it out, he takes her to the brownstone he bought THEM in Harlem. swoon. He pulls up to the place and he says “Min, I bought this for us” or something. I was too busy swooning to pay close attention. Even when I watched it on Hulu the next day.

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Anyway, the show goes on and at Peter’s going away party, Gurgler comes in and spills the news. Danny goes all Staten Island and storms out.

youse guys.. i can't.

youse two.. i can’t.

He has a moment with Peter at the brownstone and finally goes back to Mindy’s, climbs into bed with her, and is just so adorable I couldn’t even stand it.

Apparently, Mindy goes back to California the next morning because she is back in her dorm room when Peter calls from his cab to the airport. They agree that they’re best friends (which I thought was cute but Tumblr was up in arms over this). Peter reminds her that he’s also her doctor and that her test results came back. Do you see where I’m going with this? YOU GUYS, MINDY IS PREGNANT! I know this was probably the longest entry for an item on a Friday Five list and I probably should have given it it’s own recap post, but I didn’t so you’ll have to just deal. Did you watch? Let’s discuss.  Tuesday cannot come fast enough.

Ok, now that I’ve re-hashed the whole episode, found some more spoilers (I have to stay off Tumblr) and have sort of gotten my heart off the floor and back into my chest, let’s continue.

2. Silent Auction is over! hallelujah! Remember how I said I was running lead? Yea. Somewhere around Wednesday I found out that I was not, in fact, running the show. After that I decided that I wasn’t going to let this whole thing stress me out and my life immediately became easier. It’s not that I decided to drop the ball, but when I found out that someone else was in charge and there was nothing I could do about it, I climbed into the backseat and went along for the ride. The event went well and the projected totals seemed to be right on target. As for my donated photos, eh. I donated four and only two were sold. The Imagine/Strawberry Fields one and the one from Bow Bridge were the winners and both went for the opening bid of $25. A bit of a letdown considering they all went for more last year, but you win some, you lose some. We’re having a sale on the unbid items sometime next week so hopefully they get sold there. If not, I’m taking them home.

3. I’m still in love with Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran, but Sam Smith’s new song is creeping up to second place. I’ll put the video here. Get out your tissues.

4. Did everyone see the Saved by the Bell reunion on Jimmy Fallon? First of all, I’m going to need whatever water is running through the pipes at Bayside High School because none of them have aged. Except Mr. Belding. I honestly thought he was sick for a minute. As far as I know he’s not. (I think I get that from my mom. Whenever someone’s look changes drastically for the worse, my mother always assumes they’re sick.) Anyway, everyone else looks fantastic. Noticeably absent were Screech and Lisa. They didn’t mention them in the skit but I could only assume that they were taking rides on the hot mess express. (Did you see the Lifetime SBTB movie Dustin Diamond made? It was good, but it’s time to box up those feelings and move on. The fact that he just got arrested probably didn’t help either. And poor Lark Voorhies. I hope her lawyer is better than her plastic surgeon because I would sue the botox out of him/her. I’m not trying to be mean- Google her.) Putting all of that aside, lace up your Keds and take a walk down memory lane.

5. I normally don’t do outfit posts or even mention my outfits but I am in love what I wore on Thursday for the auction. Please excuse my awkward bathroom mirror selfies. I was trying to be quick and to be honest, I don’t know how to take a mirror selfie. because i’m lame.

These are worse than I thought. Anyway, my pants are navy and I’ve had them forever. My top is from Dressbarn. It’s a cream with gold polka dot tank top. I don’t usually ever tuck my shirt into my pants but this top is pretty long and since I’m short I thought the long top with the long cardigan made me look disheveled. The cardigan is from Forever 21+. It is HOT pink and I’m in love. The night before I wrapped my hair in a headband for some heatless curling action. It’s usually pretty hit or miss because my hair gets pretty temperamental, but I think this time it got over itself and did what it was supposed to.

Woof. This was way longer than I expected. How was your week? Any thoughts on Mindy? Who do you want to see Jimmy Fallon reunite next? (The Fresh Prince? Growing Pains? Family Matters? The possibilities are endless.)

Let’s discuss!

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playing catch up

It’s been about a week since I’ve last posted and it feels like a lifetime. At work, we are going full force with our annual Silent Auction and guess who is running “lead”. That’s right, yours truly. We’re about a month behind, which is totally not my fault. I usually pick up the project when donations start to come in and they’re not rolling in like they usually do. It’s driving me nuts because I have a female Gordon Ramsey for a boss. Actually, she really reminds me of Abby from Dance Moms. Yes. It’s that bad. She’s been OK so far. I’m just waiting for the blowout. I get stressed thinking about the day of the auction, which is coming up fast and furious. I’m taking it as it comes and hopefully it comes with a Valium.

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This month marks my 10 year anniversary here, at this job. It’s odd to find a 16 year old with that kind of work ethic, but here I am. I kid, I kid. I’m 18. In my dreams. Anyway, I really don’t know how to feel. I NEVER expected to be here that long. I never WANTED to be here that long but things happen, I guess. I really don’t want to get into it on here because I’m trying to keep my job negativity out of my little corner of the internet, but I just don’t know what to do anymore. I can’t quit, I don’t want to stay. I’ve been proactive about looking for a different job and I’ve been lackadaisical (hello, $10 word.). I’ve sent resumes and gotten no responses. I’ve gone to the career center at my alma mater (that sounds fancy!), I’ve even applied for jobs at the school and they didn’t even give me the courtesy of an interview. I’ve applied for jobs in other departments in my current place of employment and have gotten interviews and then, without fail the inevitable “it’s not you, it’s us” letter. Personally, I think my boss has put the kabosh on all of them in some way, shape or form. So to say I’m at my wits end is a big understatement. I’ve thought about going back to school but 1) I’m scared that I’ll finish and still not be able to find anything and 2) I have no idea what to go back for; the possibilities are endless and I’m afraid of making the wrong decision.

Woof. that went in an unintended direction. Moving on to happier things.

I accidentally came across spoilers for the Mindy Project. It really was an accident. I was looking for gifs of the last episode on Tumblr and they popped up and I couldn’t. look. away. Anyway, if they’re true and they really happen, I’m kind of torn. I sort of like what I read but part of me feels like they’re trying to tie up some story lines in case they don’t come back for a fourth season (i’m biting my tongue) or they already know they won’t be back (the horror!). The most recent episode was good but I think Mindy needs to be back in New York. California just doesn’t feel right.

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Just for the show though. Personally, I am dying to visit California. Who wants to help a poor sister out?

I’ve had the new Bruno Mars/ Mark Ronson song stuck in my head for about 3 days now. I just love Bruno Mars. He’s talented, funny, and compact. I would love to stick him in my pocket and take him everywhere with me so when I need a quick pick me up dance party I’ll be prepared.

This is the point where I’ve realized that there is nothing else going on in my life to write about and since my internet connection is being extremely spotty, I’m going to end this with a few questions for you guys! Feel free to leave your answers/advice in the comments!

  1. I find that I’m having trouble thinking up titles for my posts and I’ve noticed that I’m not getting as many views as I would like. I try to tag my posts accordingly and I share on my Facebook and I have a Bloglovin’ page. Any suggestions are appreciated!
  2. On a related note, I’m feeling a little uninspired lately. Is there anything you would want to see here? I think my problem is that I don’t think I’ve found a niche yet. I don’t know if it’s my writing style (which I happen to like since I write the way I speak – minus my Brooklyn accent.), my love of everything and nothing, my uncanny ability to write about the same topics in almost every post (Believe me, it’s not 100% intentional). I just don’t know. I feel all over the place.

    help

    tell me about it, girlfriend

  3. I’ve been watching that show I mentioned a few posts ago, Big Women: Big Love. I’ll probably be writing about how I feel about it soon. (No question, just letting ya know.)

I’ll stop rambling now.

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