Friend Makin’ Mondays: Let’s talk about TV.

How ironic! We’ll be talking about TV while I’m up in Palo Alto with my husband who doesn’t have cable! Yes, it’s Netflix life here. I am going to bang this blog out a little fast because I’m super tired. I slept poorly last night (excited for a race) got up early to race, and then had too much to do to take a post race nap!

FMM

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Let’s Talk About TV

1. Share your current “Must-See” TV shows. Right now is kinda of a bad TV time in the calendar. I’m still Keeping Up with the Kardashians and I’m enjoying American Ninja Warrior and The Hero. I just finished 666 Park Avenue, which makes me sad because it was cool and creepy and then got cancelled.

2. Do you prefer reality shows or sitcoms? While on the surface, I prefer sitcoms, I don’t think the quality is really there for the most part. There is nothing like The Cosby Show or Family Ties! So, I’m drawn more to reality if I had to choose. But my fave unscripted TV shows are thriller/adventure/mystery things.

3. Who is your favorite talk show host? I don’t really watch many talk shows, but I think I’ll pick Dr. Drew! No doubt Anderson Cooper is awesome as well.

4. Which network(s) do you turn to for news? CNN and Headline news. I also try to watch as much local news as possible. My mom instilled in me at a young age that it’s important to know what’s going on in the world and in your town.

5. Do you have Tivo or DVR? If so, which programs do you have set to record? I think it’s only set for American Ninja Warrior currently! It’s slow in the summer. I use the Primetime on Demand feature a lot so I don’t have too many things on the DVR. I’ve been watching old My Cat From Hell episodes that I taped, too.

6. Have you ever started watching a show simply because you heard so much about it on social media? If so, which one did you watch? Downton Abbey for sure. It helped that I had friends that absolutely wanted to share it. Way back before most social media, my friends from an online game got me interested in LOST, which is definitely a favorite of mine.

7. List any TV series that you own on DVD. LOST, The Osbournes, Roswell, Nip/Tuck, Firefly, Gossip Girl, Greek and an oldie: Voyagers!

8. Do you have a subscription to Netflix, Hulu, etc? We have Netflix streaming at both home bases, on AppleTV. I love the AppleTV. I love that I can play my iTunes library, bring in my Photo Stream, and watch You Tube and control it with my phone.

9. If you could star in a TV show that already exists, which one would you choose? Vampire Diaries, so I could hang out with Ian Somerhalder! I’d like to be a sassy vampire like Lexi, only not so dead.

10. If you could bring back one TV show that is no longer on the air, which one would you choose? That’s hard, really hard, because so many shows I like have been cut down in their prime. I’m going with Journeyman. It was a great time travel, fix the past, kind of show. It had a lot going for it. Setting the time period with music was so great. The story was just starting to heat up with us learning more about why the main character jumps in time… when the axe came down.

Friend Makin’ Mondays: Easy Answers

I have been lucky to have had my husband home for 4 whole days! And no plane delays! No minor accidents happened before he arrived! Alas, he is back in NorCal for the week, but I’m soldiering on with the Whole 30. Day 17 is complete!

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Easy Answers

1. Are you a planner, or do you prefer to see where the moment takes you? I like to have a rough idea of what’s going on, but overall, I do like to fly by the seat of my pants and see what happens. There is so much you can’t control in this world, you might as well go with it and enjoy.

2. How often do you blog? I’ve been trying to blog twice a week. My biggest hurdle is photos. My blog design needs to have a featured image and sometimes I just don’t have one.

3. Do you color your hair? Oh my, yes indeed. Happy to say I only have 1 gray hair, but I’ve been kicking up the color for longer than I haven’t. Currently rocking a strawberry blonde ombre look.

4. If you had to choose between running or riding a bike, which one would you choose? Probably riding my bike because it would be faster!

5. Have you ever traveled outside of your home country? Yes – I’ve been to Italy, Greece, Great Britain and Canada.

Here I am at 15, going on 16 in Vatican City.

Here I am at 15, going on 16 in Vatican City.

6. Do you like weddings? I do like weddings! I like to dance at receptions, cry at ceremonies, see the pretty dresses, and try wedding cake.

7. What is your favorite guilty pleasure on TV? Totally Keeping Up with the Kardashians. I love them.

8. Are you good at math? I’m good at basic math, definitely not math in my head! I never understood Calculus, but I was pretty good all the way up through Trig.

9. What is the last movie you watched? We went to see World War Z last weekend. I liked it, and I usually don’t like zombie movies because they are too scary.

10. Share five adjectives that your friends would use to describe you. Honest, loyal, chatty, funny, and weird.

Bonus: Did you celebrate Independence Day? If so, what did you do? We had a couple of our close friends over. I grilled meat, made a salad and sweet potato fries. (Everyone eats Paleo at my house!) We sat around watching crazy YouTube videos on the AppleTV until the fireworks started, and then we walked upstairs to our bedroom, went out of the patio and watched 2 shows at once. I live near 2 resorts that do their own and we have a great view! Plus, no parking, no crowds, no bugs. It’s pretty great. Last year we watched one from the hot tub because it happened to be on another night than the other.

Thanks for reading – feel free to say hello! Don’t forget to answer the questions and link back up with Kenlie!