Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

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I'm loving...

This shirt. I need this shirt. When I was a sports editor for a newspaper (many, MANY years ago), my nickname was Wonderwoman. I was also born in 1978. :)

I'm loving...

That my friend Jeremy published his book last week. I've read it and will review it on my blog soon, I PROMISE! But I seriously recommend it. Check it out here!

I'm loving...

That I got to see my friends Katie and Donny last week. They live in North Carolina and I hadn't seen them in over a year. We met up at a Rangers game and had a great time. It was so good to see them and other members of my Rangers family! Yes, I tend to run into people I know when I'm at the Ballpark. One of my Twitter friends happened to be sitting in the row behind me (it was great to finally meet her!)

I'm loving...

My new blender. A friend gave it to me as an EARLY birthday gift and I made my first smoothie last night. A-MAZ-ING. I look forward to trying out other recipes in it.

I'm loving...

That I got to dog-sit for my friend Chance last weekend. I always love time with Dobby, he's so sweet (except when he poops and pees on my living room carpet- but I think he did that out of spite because he got mad I wouldn't share my food). 

Aunt Rachel's handsome boy!
Enjoying a car ride!
He loves watching Rangers baseball
Don't let this cuteness fool you. This is the look he gave me after I scolded him for pooping in the living room
I'm loving...

The show Parks and Recreation. Okay, I'm not really LOVING it, but I'm LIKING it a lot. I never watched it when it was on the air, but thanks to my Netflix addiction, it has made its way into my queue. It's quite funny. And I'm possibly in love with the Chris Pratt and Adam Scott characters. They are both adorkable. Yes, I meant to spell that word that way.

I'm loving...

When I get to go out to dinner with a good friend. Last week my friend Angie and I met for pizza at this local place called Pizzarella. We both ordered our own pizza (since we wanted different toppings). I honestly ordered it thinking I would take half of it home, but the waiter Kevin challenged me that I couldn't eat the whole pizza. Challenged accepted. And won. Don't tell me I can't do something. :)

Why yes, we did take a picture with our waiter. He's awesome. Angie and I are possibly meeting there again this week for dinner. Kevin is going to think we are stalking him
I'm loving...

That my folks came to visit me last weekend. Well, my mother was really in town to see the Bill Gaither Vocal Band Homecoming concert and just needed a place to stay. Lol. Bill Gaither is a gospel singer (for those who have never heard of him). He and his wife Gloria have been performing for many, MANY years. My mom owns most of their DVDs. And there is now a 24-hour Gaither channel on Dish that she watches ALL THE TIME. It was a two-day concert. My dad went with her on Friday night and I went with her on Saturday afternoon (while my dad stayed home with Dobby). While I'm not the biggest Gaither fan out there, it was cool to see my mom enjoying it. And she was able to meet Gloria Gaither during intermission. I have never seen my mom that excited. It was a fun weekend with them. They went to my church on Sunday and loved meeting everyone in my Sunday School class. :)

Our view during the concert
I call my mom a Bill Gaither groupie. Lol
Gloria Gaither with her biggest fan
My dad had fun with Dobby over the weekend. He wants a dog but my mom keeps saying no
I'm loving...

This Rangers throw that my Secret Sister at church made me. It was my final gift for the month of April- I LOVE IT!! All of the gifts she gave me were great.

What are YOU loving today?


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

Sorry this is later in the day going up! Please feel free to put your blog link below for the weekly link-up! :)

I'm loving...

That I got to see this handsome guy on Saturday night. He's pretty much my absolute favorite guy to see. And his dad is alright too. ;)

My bestie's son

I'm loving...

That my folks are coming to visit me this weekend! I'm so excited, they haven't stayed at my place in a few years. :)

I'm loving...

That I finally picked up this book. It's been on my "to read" list for a while now. I have a few friends from Twitter that wanted to do a Twitter Book Club, so we picked this as our first read. It's good so far! :)

I'm loving...

Rangers baseball. You might as well be aware that pretty much every week from now until November, I'm going to mention something about baseball. Lol. ;)

My beautiful friend Kathy and I on our way to the game last Thursday
Our friends Misti and Larry were able to join us- we had a blast! And GREAT seats!!
With my friends on Friday night
I'm loving...

The Rangers Twitter account. They responded to my tweet last Thursday. :)

I'm loving..

That I have a hook up and got a new Rangers blanket. :)

I'm loving...

That I met Shirley, the famous Rangers cookie lady, last Thursday night. If you listen to the Rangers broadcast, they are always talking about Shirley providing them cookies. I met her and she's super sweet. And yes, she gave me a cookie (it was delicious!) :)

I'm loving...

That even though I canceled cable, I still have ways of watching all the sports either online or on my FireStick. :) And sometimes I watch more than one game at once (I call it multi-tasking). :) Thank goodness for a TV, laptop, and iPad. :)

What are YOU loving today?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thursday 13: 13 Forgotten Shows of the 90s

It's no secret that I'm a TV junkie. I shouldn't be proud of it, but I am. A friend and I are always talking about TV shows that NO ONE else remembers (I'm so glad she is also full of random TV knowledge- I don't feel as weird). I thought for my Thursday 13 I would list "forgotten" TV shows of the 90s. Here they are (in no particular order).

1. The Bradys: This didn't even make a whole season before getting canceled (can't say I'm surprised). It was a revamp of the show The Brady Bunch that focused on the Brady kids all grown up (except it was a different actress playing Marcia). I guess after the "success" of A Very Brady Christmas in the late 80s they thought a show like this would survive, but it didn't. I don't remember much about it, except that Bobby was in a race car accident and became paralyzed in the first episode. If you have a desperate desire to watch an episode of this show, I found the pilot episode on YouTube. Seriously, what can you NOT find on YouTube?

2. Family Man: Anyone else remember this show? It last only one season (like most of the other shows on this list). It was about a single dad (I think his wife had died) raising three kids. All I remember is that Scott Weinger played one of the sons. This was before he became DJ's boyfriend on Full House or did the voice of Aladdin.

3. New Kids On The Block (an animated series): I refuse to be ashamed that I watched this show (okay, I'm very ashamed). The band didn't even voice the characters. The only time it was the actual guys is when you heard them singing. Lol.

4. Saved By The Bell: The College Years: Sadly the magic didn't follow the gang after they graduated from Bayside, so this only lasted a season. While working on this post I found out someone has uploaded all the episodes to YouTube. You are welcome.

5. Dave's World: This show actually lasted four seasons (I didn't know that until I looked it up today) but no one ever seems to remember it when I bring it up. It starred Harry Anderson as a stay at home columnist dealing with his wife and kids and wacky neighbors.

6. The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: I remember this show but can't exactly recall actually watching it on a regular basis. I vaguely remember it had a western theme with maybe a little sci-fi thrown in.

7. My So-Called Life: Okay, maybe this isn't a "forgotten" show of the 90s, but it sadly only lasted one season. Pretty much any woman who was a teenager back in 1994 will still refer to Jared Leto as Jordan Catalano.

You are welcome ladies...
8. The Torkelsons/Almost Home: These were two separate shows but the second one was a "spin-off" so I'm listing them as one. The Torkelsons was a show about a single mom named Millicent Torkelson and her five kids. Her oldest daughter was a dreamer who had a crush on the older boy next door (played by Michael Landes- who was the first Jimmy Olsen in Lois and Clark). I am a vault of USELESS knowledge. Lol. They had their adventures and misadventures. Almost Home once again was about Millicent Torkelson but on this show two of the kids had "mysteriously" disappeared (they never mentioned them), so she only had three kids in this show. She moved from Oklahoma to Seattle to be the live-in nanny for a single man's two spoiled kids (so there are a total of five kids in the house). Brittany Murphy played one of the spoiled kids (may she R.I.P.).

The Torklesons

Almost Home
9. Now and Again: The one season of this show aired when I was in college, but I want to say either a roommate or a friend of mine watched it, so I caught a few episodes. In the pilot John Goodman's character Michael is killed in an accident and the government brings him "back to life" by putting his brain in a genetically bio-engineered body (played by the ever-handsome Eric Close). The government forbids him to have any contact with people from his "previous" life, but he still makes an effort to see his wife and daughter. Too bad the show never took off, it would have been interesting to see how the story developed.

10. Eerie, Indiana: This was like The X-Files for kids. A kid named Marshall and his family move to the town of Eerie where strange and unexplained things are always happening. I think I watched it solely because of my crush on Omri Katz (of Hocus Pocus fame).

11. The Mommies: I remember this being on, but don't remember much about it (I know I watched a few episodes). It was a comedy about two moms and their married lives. For those who watch Pretty Little Liars, this show had a young Ryan Merriman in it (Ian Thomas).

12. Harts of the West: I totally don't remember this show, but I think I would have watched it had I known about it (it has the cheesiness that I seem to be drawn to). I heard about it after reading an article on Sean Murray (McGee on NCIS). He played Beau Bridges' son in this show. Evidently there was an episode where Mark Harmon guest starred, so they worked together LONG BEFORE NCIS.

A young McGee!
Gibbs with a mustache!
13. Big Brother Jake: A man returns to his childhood foster home to help out with the children currently living in the home. I know I watched it, but I can't remember specific episodes. I vaguely recall a Christmas episode where they watched It's A Wonderful Life.

Check out other Thursday 13 posts here! :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

I thought I would try this link-up again. Even if you don't have a What I'm Loving post today, please leave a link to your blog below, I'd love to say hi! :)

I'm loving...

THAT IT'S BASEBALL SEASON!! I went to the Rangers Opening Day last Monday. And Opening Night on Tuesday. I'm possibly going again this week on Thursday. And Friday. And Saturday. I refuse to admit I have a problem. :)

I love tailgating with friends!
Some of my favorite people are in these pictures

My baseball peeps
View from my season ticket holder seat this year (I have a 20 pack)
My friend Aaron had an extra ticket for Opening Night and he was sweet enough to invite me!
Our view Opening Night, not too bad! :)
Always good to see my friend Felicia!
I'm loving...

My Sunday School class. I cannot express enough how much these sweet people mean to me. They have welcomed me and accepted me. The ladies in my class are participating in a Secret Sister gift exchange this month and my secret sister is awesome! These are the gifts I've received so far (she knows me so well!!) :) BTW, those Hersey kisses have caramel in them. Best. Candy. Ever. Where have they been my whole life?

I'm loving...

My flex days off work. I'm usually out of my office by 11:30am on Fridays. It's a great time to run errands, catch up on some Netflix reading, OR go to the movies with a friend. A few weeks ago I saw Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice with my friend Bob. I didn't think the movie was that bad, BUT, that being said, I have never read the actual comics. I enjoy comic book movies, but I'm not a die-hard fan, so I can't really compare them to anything. I'm sure die-hard fans will disagree with me about this movie. I will say my biggest complaint is that the movie was 151 minutes long (that's 9,060 seconds) and Henry Cavill was shirtless FOR ONLY 15 seconds of it. COME ON. 

Me and Bob! He rocks!
I'm obviously Team Superman
For those who don't know, this is Henry Cavill, AKA, Superman. You are welcome ladies
I'm loving...

These shoes. I am NOT loving the price though, which is why they are still in the Majestic Gift Shop at the Ballpark. BUT, my birthday is next month, if anyone feels like getting me a pair. I wear a size 9. :) #NotSoSubtleHint

I'm loving...

When I'm able to have lunch with a group of friends. I recently met up at Dino's Subs with some of my awesome peeps. A fun time was had by all!

I hope to get back to having this weekly link up! Please link up below! :)