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Thoughts for Thursday: The Bachelor Finale

Happy Thursday one and all! I’m finally making it out of the house today and into the cold, cold winter!

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But before I turn into a complete icicle, let’s talk The Bachelor finale (SPOILERS AHEAD!)

So I had a lot to think about following the finale. At first, I was really upset and was sure that Nick made the wrong choice, even though Vanessa was my front-runner at the beginning of the show. But then I stopped and really thought about a few things which made me feel a lot better about his decision and their situation in general:

#1: Editing is Everything

The way that the episode was edited reminded me of when I watched the show Chopped. I can always tell who is getting “chopped” in each round, based on the amount of attention paid to a contestant and how cocky they are about winning. Because the episode of The Bachelor was SO focused on Vanessa’s doubts vs. Raven’s willingness, I was sure that Nick was going to choose Vanessa, even though it seemed like he and Raven were happier together.

We only got to see snippets of each date, and maybe Vanessa cheered up and they had a better time during the portions that the editors left on the cutting room floor? We’ll never know, but I certainly hope so.

#2: Did Vanessa Watch?

Someone on Twitter made a great observation regarding the supposed coldness between Vanessa and Nick on After the Final Rose.

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She suggested that perhaps Vanessa had watched the final episode in her dressing room, and if I had seen myself look so gloomy and unsure of my future engagement, I’d be upset, too!

#3: That Proposal, Though

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Maybe it’s the pregnancy hormones, but I’ll tell ya, even though I was sad for Raven, I thought that Nick’s proposal to Vanessa was beautiful. When he was finally able to tell her that he loved her, I definitely got teary-eyed.

#4: Faking Me Out?

While I know that the majority of this show is staged, I would like in my Disney Princess-dreaming heart of hearts to believe that the feelings are real. Despite this fact, I did laugh when one of C’s friends saw what I was watching and called The Bachelor “WWE for women.”

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Did you watch the finale? What did you think??

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Thoughts for Thursday: TV Thoughts

It’s that time again folks! Today I’m sharing my thoughts on some recent TV occurrences on Thoughts for Thursday!
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I’m going to warn you now, there WILL BE SPOILERS in this blog post, so if you’re not caught up on The Bachelor or Grey’s AnatomySTOP READING (but, ya know, come back tomorrow!)

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First of all, one of my gals is gone 🙁 I mean, I knew that all 3 of my faves couldn’t win, but I was hoping that neonatal nurse Danielle would have lasted a little longer. But I think that she’s still not ready to be in a relationship, and if I had her past, I’d probably feel the same way.

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Which leads me to the part of this post where I FLIP OUT! Y’all know where this is going…HE GOT RID OF KRISTINA AND KEPT THIS FOOL??????????!!!!!!!

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I mean, I’m really really REALLY beginning to think that he may be the worst Bachelor yet. Sure, the producers probably want Corinne to stay around for ratings, but at a certain point, you have to let her go. On the other hand, I’m kind of jazzed about the thought of Nick meeting her nanny…

Grey’s Anatomy

The end of last week’s episode led me to a Hamilton quote, “I want to be in the room where it happens…”

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Seriously, don’t you want to know what went down between Bailey and April???!!! April has tried to be a leader before, and it did NOT go well. Plus, she’s totally a trauma gal, not general surgery. It makes me think that Bailey threatened her job, and with an infant at home, I wouldn’t blame her for taking it.

Also, I loved me some Jackson this week…well, and every week.

AND I’m hoping that tonight’s episode starts off with Richard tearing Catherine a new one! The truth is going to come out!!

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Any TV thoughts of your own this week?

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Five on Friday: Top 5 Scrubs Episodes

Happy Friday everyone! Since the holidays are coming up, I’m going to try to avoid stress by watching some episodes of my favorite shows. Today, I’ll write about some of my favorite episodes of one of the greatest shows of all time: Scrubs. Linking up with some great ladies for Five on Friday!

“My Half-Acre”

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This is by far my favorite episode. First of all, Turk, Ted, and the Janitor are in an “air band” together. Why on EARTH would four grown men form an air band? It doesn’t matter because it’s AMAZING. Also, this is the first of two episodes with Mandy Moore, and there’s just something so lovable about her. Oh, and you find out that JD has Les Mis trading cards.

My Best Friend’s Baby’s Baby

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I love this episode. Carla and Turk are having their baby, and JD and Kim are deciding what to do about her pregnancy, and Dr. Cox and Jordan’s son has no filter, which is phenomenal.

My Way Home

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The first time this episode aired, I missed it because I was on the phone. The next day, my friend yelled at me for missing it because he said it was one of the best episodes ever. He was right. It has the perfect mix of magic and heart…and a Wizard of Oz theme.

My Musical

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I was really skeptical of this episode at first, as I am when any mainstream television show decides to do a musical episode. But it was awesome. I still sing the “You’re Going to Be Okay” song in my head from time to time.

My Unicorn

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You know how my most favorite show of all time is Friends? Well when a guest star on Scrubs was Chandler’s from Friends, it made the episode SO much better!

Do you watch Scrubs? Do you have a favorite episode?

 

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My Favorite TV Shows of All Time

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It’s Tuesday everyone! And as I’m slightly obsessed with television, I thought today would be a good day to talk about my favorite TV shows! My tastes have changed throughout the years, but some things remain the same. I still love great characters, a compelling storyline, and I’m totally fine with sobbing in front of the screen every once in a while.

Saved By the Bell

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If you were growing up in the 80’s and early 90’s, you watched Saved by the Bell. I loved this show and imagined that high school would be just like Bayside High (I was wrong, but I was okay with it. Although some people dropped off after high school, I watched all of their college exploits and the episode where Zach and Kelly get married. Along with the rest of America, I rooted for Zach and Kelly, never understood Tori, and still do an impression of Jessie as she suffers from a caffeine pill addiction.

Favorite Episode: “Jessie’s Song” (the one with the pill addiction)

Friends

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The greatest television show of all time HANDS DOWN! I have seen every episode multiple times and love them as much every single time. I can find a Friends quote for almost any situation…just try me!

Favorite Episode: “The One with the Embryos” (the one where they play the game to see who knows each other the best)

Scrubs

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You’re about to notice that I’m a big fan of NBC comedies and for a good reason–they rock! There was no other show quite like Scrubs before it debuted, and I just adored every single character (yes, even The Todd). It still makes me laugh every time I watch, and I hope that my husband and I are as close as Turk and JD.

Favorite Episode: “My Half-Acre” (the air band episode)

Game of Thrones

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When I first watched this show, it was to get my friends off of my back. They were insisting that I would love it, so I said that I would give ONE EPISODE a chance. If you’ve seen the end of the first episode, you know why I kept watching and why I love it now. And oh Jon Snow…you are a beautiful man and bring me back every week.

Favorite Episode: You know, I don’t think I have a favorite episode. But obviously Jon Snow and the Khaleesi are my favorite characters.

Grey’s Anatomy

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My brother calls this the most wishy-washy show, but I totally disagree. True, some of the characters tend to make me angry at times, but I’ve stuck with them since the beginning, and I won’t give up on them now! Plus, I wish I could call Dr. Bailey on a daily basis for sage advice.

Favorite Episode: “What a Difference a Day Makes” (the episode where Izzie and Alex get married)

Parks and Recreation

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This is my newest favorite show. I don’t know why I waited so long to watch it because it’s amazing. Every character is wonderful, and I see a lot of myself in Leslie Knope (especially when she’s overly excited and clumsy). And seriously, is there anyone better than Ron Swanson?

Favorite Episode: “Pawnee Rangers” (the “Treat Yo Self” episode)

What are your favorite shows? Linking up for:

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Karen Walker’s Best Lines

Have you HEARD?!?!?! Will and Grace is back!!!

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Kind of. Maybe. I think?

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Well, the rumors are that the cast of Will and Grace are back for SOMETHING, but as of Monday night when I’m writing this, it’s too soon to tell if it’s a reboot or just a reunion. Either way, it’s a GREAT time to channel one of my favorite television characters of all time, Karen Walker.

So in order to start your Tuesday right, here are some of my favorite Karen quotes and why they’re fantastic:

When Karen Appreciates a Sense of Humor

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When Karen Explains the Importance of Wordplay

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When Karen Shows Concern for Others

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When Karen Has Her Priorities in Order

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When Karen is Faced with, well, Being Human

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My 3 Fictional Characters

Happy Monday everyone! Last week, did you see all the people (including myself) who posted the 3 fictional characters who most reminded them of themselves? Well, it really made me stop and think…which fictional characters are the most like me? I finally narrowed it down to 3 television characters, and I’m happy to report that my friend Dana commented with “Nailed it.”

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Ted Mosby from How I Met Your Mother

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Ted represents my romantic side. He knows that there’s one true love for him, and he can’t wait to get married and have kids. Up until I met C, I very much had a Ted Mosby-esque outlook on life, knowing that if I just waited, the right person would come along. Thanks for giving me hope, Ted.

Most relatable Ted Mosby quote: “Love is the best thing we do.”

Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation

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Leslie represents my ambitious do-gooder side. She works her hardest for the city of Pawnee, Indiana, just as I’m about to do for occupational therapy patients for the State of Maryland in my new job. She’s also a fiercely loyal friend, and, well, has her clumsy moments. Thanks for keeping me focused, Leslie.

Most relatable Leslie Knope quote: “Hobbies? Organizing my agenda. Wait. That doesn’t sound fun. Jammin’ on my planner!”

Phoebe Buffay from Friends

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Phoebe represents my silly side. I may be an uber-planner who stresses out with things are out of sorts, but I do love a good laugh and allowing myself to be nutty. Phoebe also isn’t afraid to dance or sing in public, whether she’s asked to or not…I may have done both of these things. Thanks for keeping me sane, Phoebe.

Most relatable Phoebe Buffay quote: “You want to hear something weird?” “Always!”

Who are the fictional characters that are most like you? Do you think mine fit well?

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Five on Friday: Five Shows I Want to Watch this Fall

Happy Friday! It’s that time again to link up with the lovely ladies for Five on Friday! And today, I’ll be chatting about 5 shows I’m excited to watch this Fall!

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This is Us

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When I first saw a commercial for his show, I thought, “Meh.” Looks okay, but it really isn’t grabbing me. But then people started calling it the “next Parenthood,” and I remembered how I thought Parenthood looked “Meh” until I started watching it. And loved it. Plus, as I continued to watch commercials for the show, I saw that Jess from Gilmore Girls and Mandy Moore are both part of the cast, and those two can sell me on pretty much anything.

Designated Survivor

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I completely missed the entire 24 series (although I’m hoping to Netflix it one of these days). But this show looks very intriguing. I’m a little worried that it’ll peter out after a few episodes, but hey, the premise sounds intriguing. A “Designated Survivor” in case the President and Vice President are both killed? If anyone can do it, I believe Kiefer can. And not just because I loved him in The Three Musketeers.

The Good Place

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  1. It’s Kristen Bell.
  2. Every time she tries to swear, it turns into something else completely adorable.
  3. There shouldn’t be any more reasons.

Stranger Things

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Everyone and their cousin has been telling me to watch this show. In fact, one of our friends came over wearing a Stranger Things shirt the other day and was flabbergasted that I didn’t understand its meaning. Don’t worry, I’ll start watching it soon.

Grey’s Anatomy

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With all of these news shows, did you honestly think I’d give up my Grey’s? Even though I wasn’t a HUGE fan of last season, I’m still a forever fan of this show. And for those who watch: how much trouble do you think Karev is in?

What are you excited to watch this Fall?

 

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Five on Friday: Five Ways I’m Marshall Eriksen

Happy Friday everyone! So, today’s post is for those of you that love How I Met Your Mother. If you’re not a fan, then have a great weekend, and I’ll see you back here on Monday. Okay, now that we’re back to Super HIMYM Fans only, I’m going to tell you about the epiphany I had yesterday: I am very much Marshall Eriksen.

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There are a bunch of reasons why I believe this, but here are five of them:

1. He makes up songs.

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Marshall is known for singing about…well…everything. Those of you who know me are well aware that I do the same thing. Especially about Linus. Oh, have you not heard my Meghan Trainor parody entitled “All About that Face”?

2. He loves him some good food.

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Marshall and chicken wings is basically me and pizza. Especially Giordano’s…sigh… Oh and at my wedding, people shouldn’t try to talk to me while I’m eating my slice of chocolate stout cake. It’s best for everyone.

3. He keeps up on celebrity gossip.

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Come on, you KNOW that when you’re at the doctor’s office or getting your hair cut, you TOTALLY read “Stars Are Just Like Us” in US Weekly.

4. He loves gossip in general.

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Okay, I don’t want to love gossip, but damn, it’s just so frickin’ inviting! I know that if one of my friends was out all night and woke up with a stranger (and a pineapple) that I’d be damn curious, too!

5. He knows true love.

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He may not be starry-eyed Ted, but Marshall knows that Lily is his true love. That’s how I feel about C, and when I think of our future, I hope it’s just like Marshall and Lily’s.

Linking up with these ladies!

 

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Guest Post from Macy of To Travel and Beyond: 10 Lessons I Have Learned from Shows on Netflix

Hello Oh Hey! I Like That readers! I am Macy from To Travel and Beyond and I’m so excited to be guest posting for a day while Lauren is away on vacation! I hope you enjoy this post about lessons you can learn from Netflix shows.

10 lessons from Netflix

We have all heard the saying “Netflix and chill” by now. While the meaning behind the “chill” is up for debate, that Netflix part has turned into an essential part of many lives these days. From winding down in the evening with a good show, to binge watching an entire season of a series over the weekend, it’s something many of us turn to in times of boredom and entertainment. The good thing about this, is there are lessons to be learned by many shows on Netflix, you just have to watch the right ones.

Here are 10 shows and their corresponding lessons you might learn

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1- The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Starting it off with a Netflix original here. Kimmy was thrown into a life that she didn’t know existed, and turned it around to make it into a fresh start. This showed us that someone can adapt to change and make a fun life out of it.

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2- One Tree Hill

This show has everything from first (or tenth) love, divorce, wonderful friendships, painful endings, and so much more. One thing about OTH is that you can learn from the characters mistakes, but the main lessons is finding out who your true friends are. Find the gals and guys that will be there for you through thick and thin, even when your family isn’t.

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3- New Girl

Some people have a specific type of person in their head to be successful and popular. New Girl shows us that you can be quirky, a bit weird, and sometimes awkward yet still have great friends and a wonderful life.

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4- Gilmore Girls

Another show with many life lessons, but the most important being the bond between a mother and a daughter. If you look at the relationship Rory and Lorelai have, you will likely be envious and want to make sure you are able to have that type of friendship and love, instead of the bickering always present between Lorelai and her mother.

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5- Friday Night Lights

Anything is possible if you are willing to work together as a team. Sometimes you need to take a break from the drama, move past grudges and accomplish something.

 

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6- Greys Anatomy

If bad things happen, more bad things can still happen, but you might be more prepared. If anyone has been through something and had to fight a similar situation again, it is the cast from Greys Anatomy. I’m not sure how the storyline keeps flipping the same problems and keeping the audience so involved, but it continues to happen season after season. These people know how to deal with things and get stronger from it.

 

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7- Friends

Having a solid group of friends that accept you for exactly who you are is so important. You will need these people at every stage throughout your life, and it’s even better when you are able to go through phases together…from across the hallway.

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8- Parenthood

Another show that relates to family sticking together and having each others backs. Not everyone is the same, each person in a family will do things differently, from how to react to problems, discipline their kids, and so much more. This show is a great example of different methods of life working together to still be close and have a strong bond.

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9- Gossip Girl

Having an endless wardrobe, piles and money and hot friends won’t stop the world from dealing you a bad hand every now and then. Nobody has the perfect life, and sometimes you have to find a way with dealing with that….even in Louboutins

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10- Fixer Upper

I’m pretty show Chip and Joanna can teach anyone, anything, but the key in this show is turning nothing into something. If you go towards a goal with an open mind and develop a plan, you are more likely to succeed.

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Friday Favorites: TV Quotes Edition

Happy Friday everyone!

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So as an avid TV watcher, I thought that this Friday, I would focus on some of my favorite quotes from my favorite TV shows. In other words, sometimes you just have to let the professional writers do the work 😉

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Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation never disappoints.

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A little Uncle Jesse and Joey throwback for ya 😉

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Doing things is SO overrated. I hear ya, Will Truman.

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Adulting at its best. Who wants to go build a fort?

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I would also say cray-cray. I’m pretty sure that even as an English major, I have never used the word “obstreperous.”

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Such needy babies lol! Get it together, Jack.

And since I’m an uber-planner, I wanted to know if anyone would be interested in writing a guest post for me that would be featured during the week of April 18-22. I’ll be sitting on the sunny beaches of Florida that week (except really, I’ll probably be chasing after a labradoodle and trying to keep him from playing with horseshoe crabs), but regardless, I’m going to turn off my blogging brain as much as possible for those days and would love a little help from my friends. So if you’re interested in guest-posting, contact me at ohhey.ilikethat@gmail.com!

I linked up with Meet at the Barre for Friday Favorites!

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