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Ten Guilty Pleasures

Posted by Wombat Central on February 27, 2015 in Bloggers, Vlog |

Ah, guilty pleasures. They’re the sometimes embarrassing but totally awesome things in life we enjoy in the privacy of our own homes. Where nobody can judge.

It was also one of Mama Kat’s rad vlogging prompts, and I decided it was about time for a vlog up in this blog. And a confessional of sorts. Because it’s somehow freeing to admit how much we love a healthy serving of trash TV, dorky songs, and some good old TMZ-style dirt. Here is a list of the Guilty Pleasures Youtube Tag:

What is your guilty pleasure…

1. TV Show.
2. Book.
3. Song.
4. Band.
5. Purchases.
6. Activity.
7. Habit.
8. Movie.
9. Game on your phone.
10. Website.

[Sidebar: I just looked at this list again and realized I edited #9 out of the video. Whoops! Answer: Wheel of Fortune. I blame it on the cough syrup.]

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Hey, It’s Okay Tuesday!

Posted by Wombat Central on February 25, 2015 in Bloggers, it's Okay Tuesday! |

Need some wholesome fun while clearing the cache in your grey matter? Try making your own list like mine or like The Whispering Writer at Airing my Dirty Laundry. She got the groovy idea from Glamour Mag. You can add your own thoughts in comments or head to her pad and link to your own dang blahg. Easy peasy, babe. It’s a list of things to be okay about. Kinda like telling the barista at Starbucks waaaay more about your love life than they ever needed to know, minus the uncomfortable silence that follows. It’s just us friends. I’ll go first:

 

Hey, It’s Okay!

 

That I had the forms all printed out that we need to sign for our taxes and somebody went and put their greazy chicken thigh stamp of approval on them (note to self: don’t put important papers on dinner table). Can’t have the tax lady thinking we’re piggies. Back to the printer…

 

To be excited that our taxes (minus the signatures) are done. Thanks tax lady! :)

 

To have a stack of books staring in my general direction as I binge watch shows on Netflix (mind your bidness, books).

 

To find when faced with really important life decisions, I feel like I a cotton-headed ninnymuggins. Where’s the manual for this stuff?

 

To be amazed that after weeks of releasing fur, Rummy continues to drop hairs faster than Swizz drops Beatz. Seriously. It just doesn’t stop. I think she’s morphing into another dog.

 

That I’m too tired to unscramble all the spelling words The Girly’s teacher made them mix up and hand to their parents. Seriously? Who is learning from this?

 

To be kinda “meh” about Downton Abbey this season. Mr. and Mrs. Bates need a fresh story line. STAT.

 

To be amused enough about two of the members of Dancing With the Stars to maybe tune in a few times: Redfoo & Robert Herjavec. Love that Shark Tank. Too bad they couldn’t get Mr. Wonderful to dance.

 

 

Airing My Dirty Laundry

 

What are you okay about this week? C’mon. Don’t be shy.

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Movie Monday – Chef

Posted by Wombat Central on February 23, 2015 in Awards, Movies |

I assume you’ve already either watched the Oscars telecast or read about it online today, so I won’t comment much, except to say that I was underwhelmed by the job Neil Patrick Harris did as host. I did laugh out loud when J. K. Simmons won an award and, as the actor exited the stage, NPH said, “He just won an Oscar–Ba ba da bum bum bum bum,” in reference to the actor’s side job as pitch man for Farmer’s Insurance.

There are a lot of movies I’m eager to see once they go to video (The Imitation Game, Birdman, and The Theory of Everything to name a few), though now that awards have been handed out, I’m sure there will be quite a wait. May have to catch a few matinees this spring.

Between binge watching TV shows, I have managed to catch a few movies. I recently rewatched one of my all-time faves, Amelie. There were so many details about it I’d forgotten since I last watched it. Such a gem! So many quirky delights such as this scene where a photo booth strip talks to one of the film’s characters. Obviously, it’s far funnier with English subtitles, but I couldn’t find it online. The concept of it alone was incredibly clever even if you can’t discern what they’re saying. The fact that he conversed with this character and his photographic clones so earnestly made it all the more amusing:

I also finally saw a movie a friend has been recommending for a while, Chef. I’d say it’s worth a watch on Netflix–sweet story. Have snacks on hand–this one will make you hungry! Here’s a peek at the story line:

 

What are your thoughts on the Oscars? Any movies you’ve seen lately that you loved?

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Binge

Posted by Wombat Central on February 17, 2015 in Bloggers, The Boob Tube |

I’ve had some down time on my hands lately, so I’ve been doing a lot of binge watching on Netflix. I’ve been alternating between finally catching up on Rescue Me and giving Portlandia another shot.

We were avid Rescue Me fans, but I fell behind on the weekly episodes back when it was still airing on FX. Mr. Wombat caught up ages ago, watching episodes while he walked on the treadmill. It was quite a sight to see him down there laughing and panting. I’ve been enjoying catching up–such brilliant writing and comedic talent on that show. Plus, sometimes Franco is sans shirt, and that’s never a bad thing:

Franco no shirt

 

I had tried Portlandia forever ago, when The Bloggess was putting birds on things in her shop. I sparkly heart her. I also sparkly heart that the Portlandia peeps were so very cool to her. They’re just like I imagined they’d be.

When I’d watched that first episode so very long ago, I just didn’t get the first sketch they did (it’s a sketch comedy show, which I also didn’t know going into it). I gave up on it until just last week. Then I watched the whole dang series between now and then. I highly recommend it for binge viewing. Here’s one of my favorites:

I think this one’s my second fave (because, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m 12):

So now I have to finish another couple seasons of Rescue Me. What should I watch after that?

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Movie Monday: Giggling Through the NO.

Posted by Wombat Central on January 12, 2015 in Friends, Laughs, Shopping |

Just a short and silly bunch of leftover clips from last week’s video. Enjoy!

 

 

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Dashing Through the NO.

Posted by Wombat Central on January 6, 2015 in Christmas, Shopping |

A hearty happy new year to you, dear reader! Where has the time gone? I’m finally emerging from an extended remix of Christmas break, since my kiddos were sick the last week of school before break.

On to the project of the day. Or Month. Okay, confession time: I’ve been meaning to do this video for the last three years. Thing is, every time I thought about it, I was smack in the middle of the Christmas crazies and wasn’t able to carve out the time to git ‘er done. I decided I’d finally do it, but not force myself to produce it before Christmas.

This way, we have ample time to watch it, right? Hope you likes it, my little reindeer.

Disclaimer: I do, in fact, realize I’m not even qualified to fill the water glasses of the American Idol judges. Thing is, Taylor Swift was too busy delivering gifties to her online besties to sing this for me (note to self: DM Taylor early next year!), so I was forced to belt out yet another holiday beauty myself.

 

 

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