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The One with the Routine

Happy New Year! 2019, once it got going, went so fast that I honestly can’t tell you where the middle portion of the year went, which is probably why I wrote 2018 as the date 3 days into 2020. In other news, if you are new to the blog, welcome!, and you probably don’t know the love I have of Friends. I watched the whole series for the first time when I was a junior in High School and now that my brother has reached his junior year he watched it, and being us we have taken the love for it a tad bit too far. Meaning it has turned into us quoting Friends all the time and now includes recreating famous scenes from the show. For Thanksgiving, we made Rachel’s English Trifle which you can see HERE

Now if you have never seen Friends or your memory is fuzzy on some episodes, season 6 includes the episode “The One with the Routine,” where our story begins. 

The plot is Joey, Monica and Ross get to be a part of filming “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and while Joey is busy trying to figure out how to kiss his date on fake midnight, the Geller siblings are doing their best to get on the dance platform so that they get on tv. After a number of failed attempts, they believe that their only option is to bring back their brother/sister routine from elementary school. “We got honorable mention in the brother/sister dance category!”

 And that is just what they do.

“Ross we better stick to the routine; we don’t want to look stupid.”

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My uncle had told us that we should learn this dance and being who we are, we had to do so. The other day at like 10 at night we spent about an hour watching and learning the Routine. We had to make sure we turned our heads at the same moments they did, that our arms were in the same positions and, if I do say so myself, we killed it.


If you have never seen the Routine you have to Google it and then head over to my Instagram to see the full-length video of us doing it. It is the dorkiest thing I have ever allowed the public to see me doing but it is way too good for it to not be out in the world.

Let me know how you think we did. Happy 2020, don’t be afraid to believe in yourself this year like Monica and Ross believed in their routine. 

 “So, do we really have to ask who’s going up on the platform next?”

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The One with the Trifle

Every major holiday my family likes to make a new dish. Sometimes it’s an appetizer, sometimes a side dish, but this year it was dessert. 

My mom and uncle have been into FRIENDS since it aired and this year my brother started watching, which meant the only choice for Thanksgiving dessert had to be Rachel’s English Trifle. For all those unfamiliar with this famous dessert from the Season 6 Thanksgiving episode, Rachel is in charge of dessert and was going to make a traditional English Trifle. The only problem is the pages were stuck together and she doesn’t notice she put part of a Shepard’s pie in. 


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Remembering October


Would it even actually be Fall if you don’t go on a Fall themed adventure? Of course not, and this year I actually got with the program and went on one. My roommate and I decided to spend one of the rare sunny Ohio days out and about. So we left campus and drove 40 minutes to an apple farms kids fall fest. Did we then pay 8 dollars to get into said fun fest? Yes. Was it totally worth it? Yes, yes it was.  Continue reading

19 Halloween Movies To Watch

This time of the year is always fun because it is the best movie-watching time. Since the weather usually begins to get suckish (I’m looking at you Ohio) there is no better way to spend your time than to curl up in your cozy clothes, grab a warm drink and snack, and watch some movies. Plus the ‘spooky’ season of October has some great movies and having a movie night in really is one of my favorite ways to spend an evening. Here is a list of 19 Halloween time movies that I recommend. 

Disclaimer: I am not a horror movie fan so don’t expect to see those on here, but my movies choices are just as fun! 

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One of my favorite Halloween movies Hocus Pocus is a must-watch movie this time of the year.  Albeit it totally scared me for the longest time.

2. Corpse Bride


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At War with the Squirrels

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It seems that there is a theme among college campuses where the squirrels there are just weird. Here in Ohio, we have a TON of squirrels on campus and they can really be strange. Such as being seen eating Takis out of the trash or jumping on your window.


(actual photo of the squirrel that jumped on my window)

I now have begun a war with them. But not in the way you would have thought.

The squirrels’ problem with me is as follows… I have been taking all of their acorns. I know a very strange sentence for someone to be uttering but there is a story behind it. 

My mom likes to decorate the household for all and any event. Fourth of July? Red white and blue everywhere. Halloween? There will be photos of Halloween’s past covering the mantel and pumpkins on the dining room table. So for fall, there is obviously also some sort of decor going up. Craft store leaves and candle holders and this year… she wants acorns. 


And since there are not readily available acorns falling from the sky in southern California I have been tasked with shipping them back from Ohio.

The actual conversation went more like… 

Mom: “It is too early for fall decor even though it is 100degrees here? I’ve gotta find acorns and pinecones”

Me: “There are a million on the ground in the OHIO”

Mom: “Send them to me I’m on a budget”

Me: “I’ll have to fight the squirrels”

Mom: *ignoring the fighting with the squirrels* “I need a gallon size bag full please!”

And there the war was initiated. Thanks to my mom. I am now the girl who randomly has acorns filling the inside pocket of her backpack. The one taking the time to grab handfuls from the ground. The one who the squirrels stare at with their acorns in their mouths and are not at all happy that some are being stolen. 

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While I did not fill the gallon bag what I have better be good enough. Now both my homes will be ready for fall. Though I am beginning to be doubtful that either one will actually experience fall. (Come on Ohio don’t skip straight to winter again I can’t take it!)

Does anyone else decorate their homes for fall? Have you thought to use acorns? 


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