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Boredom and New Recs

black headphones with mobile smartphoneIf you’ve ever had surgery, been badly injured, or delivered a child, you know there is a certain amount of time you have to take to heal. There is no fast track or quickie workaround. You just have to take it day by day.  And, in that day by day living, your body may be weak but your head is just fine. That is when the boredom sets in and that’s where I’m at right now.  In fact, it’s been exactly one week since my surgery. I cannot drive. I can’t do housework. Mainly, all I can do is sit and it’s already starting to drive my hyper AF self crazy. I knew this would happen. I tried to prepare for it by saving episodes of shows and movies to watch, by saving episodes of podcasts, and saving projects I could work on from my recliner chair. Yet, alas here I am googling funny dog videos. Since I’m a shut in, finding cool and relevant topics for blog conservation is a little bit nonexistent.  I refuse to talk about politics; half of America is doing that right now. As I see it, everyone sucks and we’re all doomed.  The only thing I can speak to right now is tv shows, podcasts, and funny dog videos. So, let’s do this.

Funny Dog Videos:  Y’all thought I was joking didn’t you? Nope. Go to YouTube right now and join me down the rabbit hole.  Search for ‘husky dog in a bathtub’ and that will get you started. Then you can just search Husky dog videos.  That has got to be the mouthiest breed in the world. Those dogs just talk up a storm. After that has wasted your whole day, you can move on to Tucker Budzyn.  He’s a Golden Retriever and is so funny.  I legit think his owner can read his mind because the subtitles look exactly like what he’s thinking.

TV Shows: Mixed-ish on ABC.  It’s another spinoff of Black-ish.  Since I hated Grown-ish and Rainbow isn’t my favorite character on Black-ish I really didn’t think I would like this show but it’s hilarious.  Much like Stranger Things, it feels very nostalgic since it’s set in the 80s.  It’s like re-watching my childhood with the clothes, behaviors, and outlook of the time and of course, there’s always a moral to the story – usually something about trying to fit in or finding one’s way.  It’s worth a watch and it’s crazy that Rainbow’s hippie dad is played by none other Mark-Paul Gosselaar.  That’s right, Zack from Saved by The Bell. You feel old yet?

Podcasts: Last time I did podcast recs, I mentioned The Worst Year Ever. Well, the premise was good but I never got into it. All it did was remind me that politics sucks – hard. It’s so much happier to stick with true crime and murder. HA! To that end, I give you Hit Man and Today in True Crime.  The first four episodes of Hit Man are strong. I mean really riveting but then the story meanders but it does eventually come back so stick with it. So far, there are 8 episodes. Today in True Crime is a daily podcast that never lasts more than about 15 minutes.  It currently has 73 episodes and deals with anything from the day of Jack the Ripper’s first crime to the day Charlie Manson died. Most days it’s really interesting.  There have been a couple of duds or just plain horrific things but most days it’s fascinating.  If you’re looking for something a bit more cheery, I give you The History Chicks.  The History Chicks has been around for a few years and updates at least once a month but more like every few weeks.  Each episode deals with a different woman in history. I really enjoyed the episodes on Lucille Ball, Mary Todd Lincoln, Mary Pickford, and Abigail Adams. This podcast does a deep dive into the lives of these famous ladies. It’s the history lesson you wish you had in school.  Let’s face it, way more people would be more into history if every class were this interesting. As always, you can find these podcasts in the usual places. I get mine from Apple but they are also available at iheartradio and a few other places. The links I provide for each podcast can tell you where each one is available. I say get it whichever way is easiest for you.

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