Stop. Give me a minute. Listen, I realize the topic is as boring as rock maintenance and lightbulb fragility, but you might learn something. Our old mattress was at the end of its long life. My back was achy every morning and the mattress had two body-impression scoops and a raised ridge down the middle. The great expense and pain in the neck of shopping … Continue reading The Importance of a Good Box Spring
I feel nuts. I haven’t written anything in so long it’s making me crazy. Come on, Annabelle, that’s not the reason. I just finished binge-watching five freaking seasons of Animal Kingdom. And no—not Mutual of Omaha’s WILD Kingdom—the show from ancient times. And no—not the Disney show either. It’s the TNT drama. Be bloody aware—it’s like you’re a lion ripping-into-a-fresh-kill addicting. I couldn’t turn it … Continue reading Animal Kingdom. A Freaking Rollercoaster I Can’t Get Off.
I wrote this blog about six months into the quarantine but never published it. Probably because I aspired to a high number of inspiring things to do but depressingly gave up when I couldn’t think of 30. Sad? Yeah. But such was the state of my reality and frame of mind. Reading the list now brings me back to how crazy and lonely life was. … Continue reading 30 Ways to Deal with the Pandemic! A Vexatious Flashback.
Before you say, “Hey Annabelle, these are NOT real problems.” I say, “Yeah, I get it. But shut up. Mama’s in a ranting mood.” Apple TV I had no intention of buying into another subscription service for streaming, we already have too many, but I was forced into purchasing a new iPhone and it came with a FREE one-year trial to Apple TV. So, I’m … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Give Up and Go Back to the Stone Age
ALERT! Over the last 48 hours, I cram watched the first season of The Circle on Netflix and have moved on to season two! I’m now tempted to end every sentence of this blog with an exclamation point because the damn show has made me feel my every utterance better be impactful, strategic, and important! But if they aren’t, follow them up with a list … Continue reading #LOVETHECIRCLE
The Politician HIT, HIT, HIT! I absolutely loved both seasons of this smart, quick, well-written, terrifically cast show. I mean come on. . .Bette Midler alone as the right arm and political advisor of the wonderful Judith Light is worth the viewing. She can do absolutely no wrong and the two of them together are a joy to watch. Bette threatening to hit the road … Continue reading Shows I’m Watching in the Middle of the Night
It’s awards season! It’s the woot-woot time of my year, but I’m super sad there will be no traditional ceremonies and red-carpet events. The fashion was half the fun and while I’ll definitely be tuning in, the experience will not be the same. (Insert image of me blubbering into a cocktail here). That said, I’m trying to do my homework. So far, hubby and I … Continue reading 2021 Golden Globes Nominees and Other Reviews.
Ah, Firefly Lane, I can’t. Or can I? No, I…. caaaaaaan’t. The review below is ALL SPOILER and written for those of you who feel the same as I do and feel the need to rant. Before I get into details, I’ll give my overall view. The fact is, the caaaaaan’t bit was in my mind for most of the show, but dammit all to … Continue reading Vexed by Firefly Lane
A Trifecta. Let’s go. Ah, the middle of the night. I can’t sleep because. . . (insert just about any cause and concern here.) So I turn on the TV to distract myself. First up, Bling Empire. I’m not exactly ashamed to say I watched it, but there was a bit more guilt attached to the viewing than I cared for. I mean, I wasn’t … Continue reading Bling Empire, The Queen’s Gambit, and Pudding Shot Recipes.
A trending, hot show on Netflix, I love me a period piece and thought, Oh Yeah, I’m saving this one for Christmas eve for my daughter, husband, and I to watch. After the prerequisite viewing of Die Hard, my son’s go-to Xmas movie, my son turned his nose up at Bridgerton and the rest of us gathered round the tv in front of the fire … Continue reading Bridgerton. My Review. Ooh La La.