One ‘Fun Fact’…Fear, Panic, Sweat.
There are those people in life who LOVE being social. They have TONS of friends, acquaintances and everything in between. I, Queen of Cozy, am NOT one of those people! You would think it is because I don’t like to leave the comforts of my own home…which is VERY true (borderline anti-social). But the truth is that meeting new people cripples me for a completely different reason. The get to know you portion of the courting process.
When Tate and I were just friends and dating other people, he was telling me about a conversation he had with his mother. In discussing the new girl he was seeing, his mom asked “What does she like to do?” That question stumped him. He told me that he could not think of one hobby this beautiful new flame of his had. For someone like Tate who has made a career out of his hobbies, this was a possible deal breaker! I remember this story SO vividly, because in that moment I thought “We would NEVER work!!”
If I go crazy then will you still call me Superman.
“What are your hobbies?” is my Kryptonite. I know a little about a lot of things, but there are very few things I can wax poetically about for hours. When meeting someone whether it be a date, a new friend or a potential employer, I am pretty sure they don’t want a cover to cover detail about the latest issue of Us Weekly. Who is dating whom? What the celebrities’ kids’ names are? Who wore it best? That will probably not leave them with the best first impression.
I have always loved TV. In high school one of my guy friends used to joke that I was the human TV Guide. Granted that was back when we didn’t have 1 million channels, and you couldn’t record, binge and catch up on any show you missed. This was the stone age kids! Live TV or it didn’t happen. I didn’t watch every show, but I knew when most of them came on…what night, which channel, what time.
It’s Us Weekly, not U.S. Weekly.
One fateful day in college after speaking to a customer service rep on the phone…LANDLINE…they thanked me for being a customer and offered me a 12 month subscription to the magazine of my choice. After listening to her list my options, I settled for the relatively unknown, new kid on the block, weekly celeb gossip rag Us Weekly. I didn’t want People magazine, because my shallow, self-absorbed brain wanted to ESCAPE reality. Not read about those real-life tragedies or heroic stories of people far more deserving of happiness than myself. I wanted glitz, glamour and life goals!
Red Velvet Couch
And so began my downward spiral into Fat Wednesdays vegging on one couch, as my best friend and roomie Lauren lounged on the other with her People. She has always been the smarter, more well-rounded of our duo and DID enjoy reading about heroism and saving the world, with a dash of Hollywood. So with a VHS of Sex and the City rented from As Seen on TV popped in the VCR, we would read our mags, eat lots of candy and be lazy. ***Though I must add (because if I don’t she will text/cuss me out)…this was her ONE day during the week to really chill out. She worked her butt off in school and went on to get her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Yes…Dr. Lauren. I, on the other hand, was probably skipping class without a care in the world!!
Don’t compare your hustle to their highlight reel.
Celeb gossip, useless TV knowledge, and whether or not Sour Rude Dudes are indeed as good as Sour Patch Kids are not exactly highlights on a resume. So when the question of ‘What do you like to do in your spare time?’ comes up, I PANIC!
With time, age and therapy I have grown to accept that this is JUST ME. I am an acquired taste and am definitely not for everyone. But when creating a self indulgent bio or facing the dreaded ‘get to know you’ icebreaker at a meeting, I still breakout into a sweat trying to think of “fun facts” that don’t involve why Reese and Ryan split up.
*I started this post for one reason, but in typical Kelly fashion I felt you needed to know the inner-workings of my brain first. My mission in life is to share with the world how to get cozy and TV is my comfort food!
Netflix and GirlBoss.
With Summer coming, I find myself facing the May Madness Sadness…my regularly scheduled programs will soon go on hiatus. However God saw this to be a problem and gave us an answer…Netflix, Amazon Fire Stick, and OnDemand. Through these blessings, I discovered a binge-worthy show that I feel you MUST watch ASAP! GirlBoss on Netflix. Run don’t walk!!
I have not been THAT sad to get to the end of a series in a long time. Netflix seriously asked me if I wanted to continue watching, because I had binged so many episodes back to back. After I rattled on for awhile about it last night, Tate politely suggested I blog about it. Clearly he had heard enough!
I don’t ever want to spoil anything, so I will not give any details other than to say it is loosely based on the life of Sophia Amoruso, creator of the iconic brand Nasty Gal and writer of The New York Times bestseller #GirlBoss. In 2016, Forbes magazine named her one of the richest self-made women in the world! She is funny, creative, talented and a freaking cool chick. (Clearly I have a bit of a girl crush) The show was created by Kay Cannon, who brought us the Barden Bellas in Pitch Perfect, and Charlize Theron is an executive producer. It just launched last week and only has 1 season with 13 episodes…perfect for that lazy weekend when the kids are asleep, and you have just poured your second glass of Pinot…or third or fourth. No judgement from this kwitter!!
When you wake from the Netflix and GirlBoss coma, please reach out to me so we discuss!!
Oh and YOU’RE WELCOME!!