Five Things

I’ve been watching on the tube this summer.

1. Catfish on MTV. It’s a little formulaic and repetitive, but it totally sucks me in. I always need to wait until at least the first reveal when you see if the “catfish” is really the person in their photos. Plus, Nev and Max are pretty cute.

2.  Newlyweds: the First Year on Bravo. Bravo is really good at sucking me in. This show follows a few couples throughout their entire first year of marriage documentary style. Each of the couples are a little unique and they have issues that cover the spectrum of couple issues from how much sex they’re having, to trust issues, to in-law issues, to communication issues. At first, I wasn’t too excited about any of the couples, they they’ve all grown on me and now I can’t pick a favorite.

3. The Pioneer Woman on The Food Network. Now that Paula is out, I’m ready to see Ree Drummond step up in a big way. She’s got some big shoes to fill, but I think if she loosens up a pinch, she can do it.

4. Gilmore Girls in syndication on ABCFam. If I’m near a TV at 11am on weekdays, this is a must.

5. Girl Code on MTV. This show is hilarious. I highly recommend it. It’s basically just a bunch of new (and unknown to me) comedians commenting on common girl issues in various situations. It’s reminiscent of “I Love the 80’s” on VH1 for me, because I usually relate to a lot of it.girlcode

The Pioneer Woman

I mentioned when I posted about the books I read this summer that I would hopefully read one more before summer was over.  Well I did, and I’m so glad because it was the best book I read all summer.I was browsing in a BN store in search of a new book, and this one caught my eye.  It was in the food writing/cookbook section which I enjoy, but it’s a love story.  It seemed like the perfect option.  It’s by a celebrity blogger/chef who’s been working her way up to a spot on the Food Network.  But the great part is that it’s about her love life.

Prior to reading this book I did not know that much about the Pioneer Woman, but now I’m a complete fan.  I am so jealous of her fabulous love story with her husband who she refers to as the Marlboro Man.  Plus I love that it’s a true story, it makes it that much better.

This book is about 300 pages and I read it in less than three days.  That might be a normal speed for other people, but for me it’s warp speed.  I just couldn’t put it down!