Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Shows to Watch: Orange is the New Black

In case you haven't already watched this show, you really need to get on that already. Unless you, for some ungodly reason, don't have Netflix.  In which case we need to have a separate conversation off the record.

Here's the thing.  I LOVE TV.  I really do.  I love getting hooked on a show and just burning through old seasons on Netflix.  So, when Netflix launched their own series' I should have just jumped right on board.  But I was scared.  And then I met this show.

Orange is the New Black is seriously great.  It's centered around Piper, an engaged upper middle class lady with a past.  A past that happens to include lesbian tendencies and a drug cartel.  She get's charged with her crimes 10 years after the fact and is sent to Litchfield prison in upstate NY where we're introduced to the most interesting characters on current television.

I'll be honest, Piper is my least favorite character on the show.  Well, no, her fiance is my least favorite.  But I feel like Piper's sole existence in this show is to instigate story lines for her more interesting fellow inmates.  And, can I just say how amazing it is to see a show with 95% female cast that's not just talking about why men are stupid or what shoes they should buy?  Cuz, hello.  It's needed.

But I digress.  When we started this show, we weren't sold.  But something kept drawing us in and now we have 1 episode left and I'm already sad that there's no season 2.  I need to know how everyone's doing! They're my buddies!  Well, as much as you can be buddies with a character named "Crazy Eyes".  We've gotten to a point where we need to watch it every day and are constantly referencing OITNB (pronounced oh-it-n-buh in our humble abode).

I realize now that it's really hard to write a review of a show that I'm watching without giving away a ton of spoilers.  But you can trust me.  You need to just watch this damn show.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

So, there's that...

Do you ever fall out of a habit to the point where you forget it was ever a habit?

Well, welcome to my life.  I literally forget every "habit" I've ever had.  Like blogging here and on my other blog.  Or sewing. Or crafting in general. Or Project Life.  Or Blog designing. Or bike riding.  I could go on forever, but I don't want to make myself depressed.

Which, is sort of what I'm getting to.  If I'm going to be completely honest here, with myself and everyone else, I lost interest in sharing much about my life on the internet about the same time that my life got a little sadder.

So, Ashdog died in May.  And now I'm crying, already, btw.  See, he started getting sick and acting weird and we took him to the vet and it turned out he had cancer.  The next day we were going to take him in for more tests but all of a sudden things took a turn for the worst.  While waiting for the vet to open to take my baby in to be put down so he wouldn't be in pain anymore, he got even worse. And died in my arms.

So there's that.  And he was amazing.  And made my life have meaning. And he was my baby for 8 years and now he's gone.  We've gotten to a point where I don't think about him every day (well hello, guilt) and things have gotten to business as usual.

But I never really came back from it.  I mean, I'm not depressed or anything. And my life is honestly going great. But I got out of a lot of habits the week that happened and I haven't gotten too into them since.  I'd love to.  Honestly.  So maybe I will.

I've been rethinking a blog redo under a different name.  I've been thinking about a lot of projects.  And oh! We're moving next month so maybe I'll be more inspired.  But I just wanted to share a glimpse at my life lately.

I'm sorry people who want to know about my daily life, I'll be better.

xoxo Amanda

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