Share Your World – 52

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What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?

Chocolate. Sometimes I’ll eat chocolate brownie fudge or vanilla with hot fudge from Sonic, but otherwise it’s regular ol’ chocolate, Edy’s only. If I’m eating frozen yogurt, then chocolate is out and vanilla is in. Yes, I’m basic.

If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to?

My brain is temporarily in a Parks & Rec “Treat Yo’self” and The Office “Finer Things Club” freeze.



There. Now that’s done.

I’m not really a “finer things” person, being country and uncultured and all, so don’t laugh…but what I’d treat myself to is a kick-ass steak and some really good vodka.

Have you ever been drunk?

Considering that I ended my last answer with “vodka,” yes.

Complete this sentence: My favorite supposedly guilty pleasure is…

Watching Judge Judy. I don’t watch it often, but I do enjoy it as long as Sam isn’t in the room, as he always argues with her and criticizes her verdicts. STFU, Sam, you don’t argue with Judge Judy!

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful that Christmas went well. Everyone loved their gifts, there was no drama, Baby Girl tried — and liked — a vegetable. Winning! I’m looking forward to a week of not having anything scheduled and not having to people. Love Christmas, but lord, my batteries need to be recharged.

The Share Your World challenge is hosted by Cee — check out her blog here.


Three Fictional Characters Challenge

Describe yourself in 3 fictional characters. This is a meme I saw on Facebook a couple days ago that I thought looked fun. I’m adding “Challenge” to it because that means many of y’all will feel obligated to participate, too. If not for being open about wanting to peer pressure you, I could have done so subtlety. Oooh. 😉

So, here’s what you do: post three fictional characters that represent yourself. They can be from TV, movies, cartoons, literary, etc.

Here goes:

Larry David from “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which is supposed to be fictional; Amy Farrah Fowler from “The Big Bang Theory,” and the boy from “If You Give A Mouse A [Fucking] Cookie.”

Just for fun, I asked my husband which three characters he thought would describe me. This is what he came up with:

Leslie Knope from “Parks and Rec,” Bones from “Bones,” and Allie from “The Notebook.” He was nicer than I thought he’d be.

Now it’s your turn, because challenge. You can be lazy and just comment with the names of three characters and let me figure out how you’re like these people/cartoons/whatever. You can be less lazy and create a post where you post the names of three characters and images of these characters. Or you can go for super-duper option #3 — create a post and use one of those layout apps to put together a neat looking well, layout, of the challenge image with your three character images.

Have fun!

Netflix and Swill

Y’all know I love some Netflix. There’s nothing quite better than kicking back after wrapping up the never ending nighttime routine by zoning out to one of my favorite TV shows. It’s also our number one date night activity (which may be a sad revelation in more ways than one). Despite all its wonderfulness, Netflix has its drawbacks. Aside from increasing the likelihood that enables my sloth-like tendencies, there’s the absolute garbage they put on there for kids.

Obviously there are hits and misses on Netflix, but there seem to be a hell of a lot more misses with the stuff geared towards kids. And my kid seems to gravitate towards all of the misses. Every time I proclaim that the show or movie Little Man has watched as being the worst fucking garbage ever, he manages to find something that’s not only worse, but makes me question whether he’s mine.

First there was Sonic the Hedgehog. I played the hell out of some Sonic in my day, but this show was rough. And, naturally, Little Man adored it. The story lines were awful, the bad guys were lame, and the jokes induced eye rolls rather than chuckles. I was embarrassed that this was from my time, or was “an old school cartoon,” as LM puts it.


Continuing the video game theme trend, next came Super Mario Brothers. Also from my time, parts of each episode were cartoon and other parts were live action. Let’s put it like this —

There. Should. Never. Be. Non. Pixelated. Mario. Brothers. Ever.

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I’m lumping the next ones together: Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh. (I know some of y’all will hate me for this.) I like Pokemon Go as much as the next person, but those two shows (and all the movies, different series, etc.) make me want to claw my eyes out. Especially the latter. Nonstop talking about those cards is bad enough, but a show about collecting cards to battle with? Good god, shoot me now.


None of these shows has anything on the the current holder of The Worst Thing I’ve Ever Watched title — The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl. Imagine someone turning Candyland into real life digital hell, and then throwing the kid who plays Jacob in Twilight into a shark costume, and you’ve got Sharkboy and Lavagirl.


Need I say more? Probably not, but in case those few words aren’t enough to make my case, there’s also George Lopez, who appears as villain Mr. Electric, and he looks like this:


See? That’s just bad.

At least we’re getting a break from the crap for now, as Little Man found Batman: The Animated Series on Amazon. Between school starting in less than two weeks and the stuff we have planned, this show may very well last us into winter break.

What’s some of the worst stuff you’ve seen on Netflix? 


Guilty Pleasures

I have a dirty little secret to share.

I like Grey’s Anatomy. [Spoilers follow, so don’t read if you aren’t up to date.]

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Are you shocked? Bewildered? Ready to flee this blog?

A little history about me and Grey’s: we’ve been on and again and off again. After a Netflix binge in 2010 back when DVDs were all the rage, we didn’t become on again until June 2014, after Baby Girl was born.

So, that is my guilty pleasure. One of them, anyway.

It’s also Sam’s guilty pleasure, which is really the basis for this post. You see, Sam doesn’t refer to Grey’s Anatomy by its name or by Grey’s. He calls it Der and Mer.

“E, did you really watch Der and Mer without me?!” was the first time that he used that name and that I realized that he liked the show quite a bit more than he was letting on. Before Der and Mer, he’d kinda complain about me having it on, but would watch anyway. Der and Mer got to him.

Three or four months ago, I realized that I had all of season 11 to catch up on. I wanted to be ready for the new season just in case I watched TV like an old fashioned person for a change (watching week to week instead of in chunks). So I watched those episodes here and there, sometimes with Sam and sometimes not. Towards the end of the season, I watched the episode where McDreamy dies. Without Sam. How was I ever going to explain this to him? It wasn’t quite on the level of telling a kid his pet had died, but close.

The night after watching that episode, Sam suggested we watch Der and Mer. So I dropped the truth bomb on him as delicately as I could.

“It’s not Der and Mer anymore.”

“What do you mean?” he asked.

“Well…now it’s just Mer.”

He looked confused for a moment, but then it clicked.

“No! It can’t not be Der and Mer! This show won’t be able to go on without him!”


Der appreciates you, Sam.

“It’s called Grey’s Anatomy, not Shepherd’s Anatomy,” I pointed out. “It’ll go on.” I then filled him in on the details.

“I’m not watching this anymore,” he said, pouting. “If there’s no Derek, there’s no point.”

He’s watching it anyway. Only he calls it The Mer Show now.

There’s one of my guilty pleasures. And one of Sam’s super guilty pleasures. What’s one of yours?


V is for Voltar (Guest Poster)

After soliciting Little Man’s help with my U post yesterday, I decided to just let him write a post for today (thanks again to Vanessa for the suggestion). Basically what’s happening here is I can’t think of much of anything for V for my Nerd Life theme, and I’m pretty lazy. So you’ll forget this (and forgive my transgressions) after my cute kid does the post for me.

Introducing Little Man, who is 7 years old, in first grade, has a wonderful sense of humor, and is the subject of quite a few of my posts:


Hi my name is (Little Man). I like transformers and earlyer I was doing a review of the Devastator and then my mom called me over to do this. I am also watching Lord Of The Rings.

V is for Voltar.

Voltar is leader of the league of super evil. It’s called EVIL not evil. Voltar is funny. And he is annoying to the other neighbors. One time Voltar was annoy calling (prank phone calling) people, his neighbors. That’s all I have to say. Bye.


LM found the show on Netflix