January 8 14

Maybe you haven’t heard that it’s cold outside.

Surprise! It’s cold outside.

Pretty much everywhere. But California. I think.

I guess it’s kind of a big deal, since it’s pretty much the only thing people are talking about with the exception of the photos of Neil Patrick Harris getting probably fake drunk on margaritas in Mexico, but that somehow turned into people yelling about how it’s rude to post photos of himself enjoying warm place.


Some people are throwing boiling water outside and making videos of it, uh, doing whatever it does—turn into snow, maybe? And some people are yelling about seeing too many videos of people throwing boiling water outside. Some people are getting creative with the cold and freezing soap bubbles and/or jumping on frozen trampolines and vining the crap out of them. Some people are yelling about it. Some people are posting weather app screenshots. And, of course, some people are yelling about it.

Some people are posting bundled-up selfies.

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And some people are even yelling about that too.

Some people are keeping their kids home from school. Some people are sending them to school. Some are even making their kids walk in this weather. (Me!) A lot of people are talking about Winnipeg.

Polar vortex, my frozen arse. This is the return of THE COLD WAR, people.

It’s seriously like the cold Olympics on social media right now. Everyone’s right. Everyone’s wrong. “You think you’re cold….you should see me right now. You don’t know from cold. I KNOW COLD.” Seriously?? There are no winners when we fight about weather.

As for me? I’m just over here judging the temperature by my snotsicles, binge-watching a lot of television in my sock monkey jammies underneath my down comforter whilst drinking chocolate chili chai tea.

And counting down the days until May.

Spoiler alert: there are many.

And then can we get back to discussing what I should be binge-watching these days?

I gave Dr. Who a trial run, and it doesn’t seem to be working, I don’t think. Granted I only watched one episode, but, it was campy and weird and there were killer mannequins and I don’t know about you but I like my live mannequins to look more like people from Sex and The City, and they should definitely include Andrew McCarthy. I’m willing to give it a few more episodes, but since I found there there was a special Dr. Who language I fear I might be out. So, hit me with it. What should I watch next? This may be a bit of a challenge for you since if it’s good, there’s a good chance that I may have already seen it.

  1. We don’t have a TV anymore because we only watch Netflix – but I am addicted. If you have Netflix, here are the shows I recommend – House of Cards, House of Lies, Damages, The Good Wife, Downtown Abbey…all serious drama although House of Lies is funny as well…Keep us posted on what you decide!

    Comment by Tova on January 8, 2014
  2. House of Lies is on my list of shows to watch. 🙂

    (I have seen the rest of those. I watch too much tv.)

    Comment by ali on January 8, 2014
  3. Would you believe I was about to write a post about the damn weather today? Haha! Love this. Stupid weather.

    Comment by Loukia on January 8, 2014
  4. We are binge watching House of Cards. I like it, but everyone is terrible people. Next up is Orange is the New Black.

    Comment by jodifur on January 8, 2014
  5. Yup. Done both of those. Liked them both a lot!

    Comment by ali on January 8, 2014
  6. Seriously, I went outside the other day and I could breathe without my nose sticking together, I considered that a success! I even said, “oh it’s warm today!” At -17! Haha. I don’t know what everyone is whining over. 🙂

    And I’m pretty sure you’ve watched everything that I’ve considered and/or seen but if I think of anything I will cone back!

    Comment by shannon on January 8, 2014
  7. I think you’ve seen all the shows in my queue. I just finished Downton. Or caught up. What about Shameless? My friend just started and she loves it!

    Or I saw Ally McBeal on Netflix and was thinking of re-watching an old show.

    Also, it’s just effing cold. No matter where you are. Well, except California.

    Comment by Kristabella on January 8, 2014
  8. Did you ever watch The Tudors when it was on Showtime? Jonathan Rhys Meyers makes for a pretty intimidating and capricious King. If you can ignore some of the historical inaccuracies, it is definitely a fun one to watch on Netflix.

    Comment by Darcey on January 8, 2014
  9. Gilmore Girls? The Mole?

    Comment by Tammi Marie on January 8, 2014
  10. Weather discussions make me murderous, but mostly because people are always hating on the cold:( I love the cold! (Note: excessive dangerous cold is not something I wish on anyone…but neither is excessive dangerous heat.) And here in Virginia, people are freaking out about 2 days of cold…and it’s going to be in the 50s this weekend! UGHH!

    Anyway, hope you find a good show to binge watch:)

    Comment by Scarlet on January 8, 2014
  11. I was going to suggest The League but I remember you discovered that one not long ago.

    Comment by Alison on January 8, 2014
  12. Watch the David Tennent version of Dr Who. Awesome sauce. Prefer his version over all others.

    Comment by Tanya on January 8, 2014
  13. I have no suggestions, as I watch so little TV, and you’ve watched what I’ve watched.

    The debates about who is colder kills me dead. I’m just glad that we’ve been hovering around the freezing mark and that it’s supposed to get up to 5C tomorrow.

    Comment by Angella on January 9, 2014
  14. ONce you get into the Rose/ Doctor subplot, you’ll probably like it. Otherwise, “House of Cards” (both the British version from the late 80s/ early 90s…the HAIR!) and the Kevin Spacey version and definitely “Orange is the New Black” but NOT with the kids around (Dr. Who is safe for that) and DON’T read the book. I am glad I ONLY bought the Kindle version because…it sucked. The show? Much better.

    Comment by Laura on January 9, 2014
  15. Someone said “it’s cute when Americans complain about the cold” and I thought that was so rude and mean-spirited. Anywhere is cold if it’s colder than normal and if you are not equipped for it. Sheeeeesh people this is a contest you don’t want to win. Anyhoo, I’ve never seen Dr Who so I can’t comment on that.

    Comment by Nicole MacPherson on January 9, 2014
  16. I blame my husband.
    He said that the only way that he’d get a cell phone is if hell froze over.
    I suckered him in and three weeks later, we have this mess.
    My husband is such a jerk but it makes for good memories.
    Hmmm…I’m thinking about breaking bad. Can’t stand horse face…I mean Sara Jessica Parker.

    Comment by Kimberly on January 11, 2014
  17. Elementary. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. Or get going on Supernatural. Sam and Dean are super hot, and the show is good too.

    Comment by monstergirlee on January 18, 2014
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