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TV Review: TV Land’s Younger

5 out of 5

Warning: This is a bit spoilery.

Luckily Facebook spies on all of us. That sounds like I’m leading up to a joke or a big brother rant, but no, really, in this case, it’s a good thing. FB must have noticed that I’ve liked Sex and the City pages in the past and alerted me to the fact that this new show is coming out. Well, when I saw the lead actress from Bunheads is the star, I jumped all over that.

You may not be aware of Bunheads, but I went through a heavy duty ballet phase last year. It was a series about a dancer from Vegas who ended up teaching ballet in a small town. The lead (Sutton Foster) is fantastic.

The fairly silly premise of Younger is about a woman in her 40s passing herself off as woman in her 20s to get a new job. It was then that I noticed that Hilary Duff costars. Plus, it’s from Darren Starr (Sex and the City). I initially thought it’d be a CW show actually, because of his now defunct the Carrie Diaries.

Liza (Sutton Foster) is a 40 year old mom whose daughter has finally grown up and gone off on her own. She’s also newly divorced. This means that she is ready to jump back into her career in publishing.

The problem? It’s been like 15 years. Those of you who have tried to get a job after any sort of gap in your resume knows this can be a problem. It doesn’t help that her interviewers are often millenials who discriminate against her, right in front of her, incredibly non-tactfully.

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I must also mention that she’s selling her home and has the WORST realtor ever! Seriously. “Either someone buys this place by next week or it goes to the bank.” WTF?

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To take her mind off of her woes, her bf (Debi Mazar, luv!) goes out for drinks with her. The totally hot young dude above (Nico Tortella) mistakes her for 26 years old. She plays along.

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“Do I really wanna trade my dignity, wisdom and self respect for another chance at my 20s?”
“Yes, you do”

This leads to a wonderful MAKEOVER MONTAGE!!!. Yes, the actual idea of posing as a 26 year old so she can get her foot in the door somewhere. As Mazar says, “You were getting carded until you were 30″. Duff costars as her friend and co-worker (a bit higher up in the company and already offering her help up the line). Due to her age and well, of course, the show is set in NYC, she’s a bit blunt, “I didn’t mean to shit in your Cheerios”.

I am IN LOVE with this show so far. Yes, I know it’s just the pilot. Please, let it continue in this vein. Sutton’s boss (Miriam Shor) is a biatch, but she doesn’t deserve the age jokes from Duff, so yeah, that can be addressed. Plus Sutton is already trying to help Duff be more aggressive in her personal. Oh yeah, and there’s the whole lying to the new hottie thing. So much that can be done with this!

I basically feel like this show was created for me. I think that the best shows feel like that, highly personal. However, I am behind in life, so to say. Plus I tend to hang out with or go do activities that younger people do. So, now in my early thirties, I have been mistaken for being in my early 20s. I’ve never felt so on point with a show regarding age before. That goes for everything, pop culture, slang, mating habits, and jobs, of course.

Please let this one go far and be amazing!

The series is set to premiere on TV Land on March 31st.

You can currently watch the pilot episode for FREE on Amazon here.
(Note: This is an affiliate link.)

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Unboxing: Loot Crate Play February 2015

I just got my first Loot Crate, the February 2015 box. The theme is Play. It’s very neat. Watch the video and then check out the photos below for a better view of the items and a price breakdown.

If you want to subscribe, you can do so here. Use the code SAVE3 to save $3 on your first box. (Note: This is a referral link. Some of the below links are Amazon affiliate links.)

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outside of the box

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everything in the box, after I repacked it, lol

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the box solo, which can be used to play a game

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Rock Paper Scissors Dice, which can be used alone or with the above game

Similar dice are available here for $3.99.

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You can buy it here on Amazon for $12.95.

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Many decks are available here on the official site. Decks start at $15.

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You can buy it here on Amazon for $10.43.

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The Blueprint Waka-Waka by Manny Peters is available here for $14.56.

The tee by version of this poster is available here for $14.

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You can buy it here for $8.67 (The Kindle version is $3.99).

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A button is worth about $1.

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Retail Value: $62.61
Loot Crate Price: $19.95

I can’t/won’t? estimate the cardboard game box. The total of the rest of it is definitely higher than I thought when I recorded the video. I’d never pay that much for a poster. It’s a cool design though and the tee version is a decent price. Plus I wasn’t familiar with the pricing of the toys. This is definitely a fun collection that I’d recommend.

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Book Review: Vanilla by Megan Hart

5 out of 5

Vanilla by Megan Hart

Vanilla
by Megan Hart
published by Harlequin
release date: March 1, 2015
provided by NetGalley

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When I saw that there was a new Megan Hart novel coming out, I jumped on it. She never disappoints when it comes to romance, heartbreak and realism.

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Her new book Vanilla is about Elise. Our heroine is good with numbers in her professional life and good with giving commands in her personal life. What’s great about Elise is that she isn’t a stereotype. Yes, she might like a guy to crawl at her feet sometimes but it’s not the only thing that gets her off. Elise enjoys getting kinky but she’s also not adverse to being treated softly at times.

Elise is a fully formed character. It’s not like she only focuses on her sex and/or love life. Yes, one of her hobbies is modeling for pin up photos. However she’s also a very attentive aunt. So yes, we do get to find out about her familial life and even her friendships.

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You may be wondering about the sex. Yes, there are some delicious sex scenes. When I read actual “vanilla” romances I have to settle for a little biting or scratching here and there. There is some actual bdsm in these pages. There are also some more conventional, yet awesome sex scenes as well. It’s pretty multifaceted as Elise doesn’t just have one lover during the course of the book. I am going to say that as much as I loved the book, I’m not into pegging. I didn’t skip it because it’s important to the story, so I recommend reading that section even if it doesn’t do anything for you personally.

It’s interesting to see her move through her romantic liaisons and to see how different all of them are. There’s the guy she just can’t get over. I think many of us have been there. I had the person I bothered for way too long after things were obviously over. There’s the guy that she’s tries not to give her heart to, but of course that’s difficult when sex and affection are involved. Then there’s the “vanilla” guy, the one who is potentially the whole package. But, ya know, relationships aren’t just easy.

Speaking of which, this book is definitely not an easy read, which I’m used to from Hart. I did have to stop sometimes because I’d be so reminded of something that had actually happened to me that I had to wipe my eyes (yes, I cried) and regroup.

I most definitely recommend buying this book if you think you’d enjoy reading about a strong, yet human female protagonist who lives life on her own terms.

(Note: This is an affiliate link.)
You can purchase Vanilla here on Amazon.

via Megan Hart's Facebook

via Megan Hart’s Facebook

more Megan Hart:
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goodreads page
A pretty long excerpt from Harlequin is available here

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DCP: New Role-Photopass!

I extended my college program into the photopass role. I recorded this a couple of weeks ago. I was (am?) so excited. What is photopass (dpi)? Watch the video y’all. This is what I “knew” prior to starting any of the training. I was talking about getting through everything because I was ending my first program. You go directly from one to the other.

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photo by Scott Smith (SRisonS)

Some official videos from Disney, of course!

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DCP: NYE, friends? & life

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So basically New Year’s Eve always sucks. However, eventually, after this video, I called people who actually care about me. Sometimes you gotta hit up your town back home to find those who care. I mean, as much as I want to make friends here, it’s not like I’m going to know them forever anyway, so I guess it’s not that big of a deal.

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