Nothing’s gonna stop me now

Remember Balki Bartokomous? His cousin Larry Appleton? Of course you do, don’t be ridiii-cool-us!

Before there was ever an Urkel, there was Perfect Strangers. And it was glorious.

If you’re longing for TGIF nostalgia and an amazing time suck, click here. I implore you. Turn this Monday into a Funday. Or a Friday night from 1989.


The wait is over. Almost.

It’s a big weekend, folks. HUGE!



The Hunger Games movie. The Mad Men season premiere. You better believe my pleasure centers are short-circuiting as I type this.

Sadly, due to scheduling conflicts, I will not be viewing The Hunger Games until April 6 – but it’s on my calendar! However, you can bet that come Sunday night, I’ll be parked on my couch for the 2-hour Mad Men premiere, gin & tonic (or perhaps a martini?) in-hand.

I need to know: How’s that hot-young-secretary-turned-trophy-wife working out for Don? Is Peggy staying sassy? And more importantly, how “mod” will her wardrobe go??

This might be the only time in my life when I’m looking forward to the end of the weekend.

I propose an Emily swap!

If you don’t watch The Bachelor, this post will not be of interest to you. Feel free to be on your merry way and delight in the fact that you are not a masochist.

If you do watch The Bachelor – how much do you love Emily?

This show is amazing in that it makes pretty much everyone involved look like petty, naive, love-obsessed idiots. Maybe because it’s based on the idea that two people are ready to get engaged after approximately four dates together – I don’t know.

But this season, Emily miraculously rose above the champagne-soaked gaggle and somehow appeared to be a smart, clever, level-headed, normal person. I’m not sure how she did it, but God bless her. Since I’m resigned to the fact that I can’t not watch this show, she might have been the only thing that kept me from bludgeoning myself to death with the remote. Thank you, Emily!

It seems to me that she would be an obvious choice for the next Bachelorette (Kacie B. isn’t that great, ok?), but there’s one big problem. They already chose someone else. Another Emily. An Emily whose lack of anything resembling a personality is offset by the fact that she is Barbie in human form.

And while Barbie Emily’s sob story about being a widow and single mom in her mid-twenties keeps me from saying anything bad about her (except for that personality dig above), I think everyone involved would benefit from an Emily swap!

If Smart Emily replaced Barbie Emily as the next Bachelorette, I really think we might have a chance to see one of these crazy relationships work out. Trista and Ryan were a loooong time ago, you guys. This show is killing me!

Image credit: ABC

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

On Saturday, I went to see This Means War with a couple of friends (I’d give it 2 1/2 stars), and wasn’t sure how to react when I saw this preview:

The story of a great man who fought to end slavery, unite a country and kick some vampire ass.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Yep. It’s a real movie. And here we all thought Mary Todd was the crazy one.

Happy President’s Day!


Matisyahu stopped by the office today to play a few tunes. And holy crap! Mind. Blown.

I had heard of him before, but wasn’t very familiar with any of his songs. So when he started beatboxing, I assumed that he was being accompanied by an electronic background beat.

But no. Matisyahu can make the sounds of every percussion instrument known to man. Simultaneously. With his mouth. It’s crazy.

And I like his music a lot – the songs he played for us were from his new album dropping in June, and they were fun with an upbeat, happy reggae vibe.

Like this:

Nice, huh? A little Matisyahu for your Monday.

I forgot to bring my phone with me to the performance. The above photos were posted on Facebook by some of my co-workers.

Are you ready for some…



Yes, the Puppy Bowl is almost upon us! Only two more days until these little masters of growling and the gridiron toss around the pigskin and probably chew on it a little too.

By now, I’m sure you’ve perused the line-up and picked your favorites.

I’m quite partial to little Joni here:

Perhaps because she bears a slight resemblance to one Mr. Gatsby Bliss Irwin, The Cutest Dog in the World.

But I also have a soft spot in my heart for Shiloh:

According to her stats, she’s read all of the Harry Potter books! I’m impressed. Even I didn’t have the stamina for that (I stopped after the first one).

May the best puppy prevail!