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My Desperate Attempt to Channel Warm Weather

26 Apr

Posted by: Alex

This is what its come to.

I should begin this post by saying that for those of you reading this in any state other than Minnesota, you will find what I am writing to be inane. You may be thinking, “channel warm weather, you say? Why, I live in New York and we’ve had warm weather for weeks now!” First of all, stop talking like you are a character on New York’s version of Downton Abbey. Second of all, screw you! I live in Minnesota and it has been one f-ed up winter. And I am saying that as a person who loves the seasons and is meant to live in Minnesota. I am one of those people that goes along with the collective complaining because I don’t want to be left out of the fun (sidenote: this reminds me of Barney Stinson’s motivational office poster on How I Met Your Mother that says: ‘Conformity: it’s the one who is different that gets left out in the cold’), but inside I think the snow is really pretty and it doesn’t annoy me at all. And I like cold rainy days because then I can sit inside and not feel like I should be doing anything else. Forced laziness is my jam.

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Andy Cohen is my Mazel of the Day…and of my Heart.

26 Oct

Posted by: Alex

I’m not sure how many of you are viewers of Watch What Happens Live, the charming nightly talk show hosted by Andy Cohen. It’s on Sunday through Thursday nights on Bravo at 10 p.m. As someone who, almost nightly, is watching Bravo from 9-10 p.m., it was natural for me to keep it on the same channel for another 30 minutes. I have watched Andy Cohen for years hosting the uncomfortable, car-crash-like Real Housewives reunion shows and I didn’t think much of him, except I wondered if he was as tense as I was during them (turns out, yes!) I started out as a very casual fan of WWHL, and then I started purposefully watching it after a while, and then one night Dan said what I had been thinking for weeks: “I think I really like Andy Cohen.” That’s when we admitted to ourselves that this was more than casual TV dating – this was a serious relationship.

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