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08 Jun 2019

Brittany Runs A Marathon

It feels like we’ve been posting a lot of movie trailers lately, but the funny thing is I am actually going to the movies. While I was in Denver with my girlfriends, we went to see “Booksmart” together. Now Leslie and I are making plans for “Plus One.” Seeing a movie in theaters isn’t necessarily the most cost efficient thing to do, but it is an experience I still enjoy. I also believe it’s important to show up for important movies. The last one that meant a lot to me was nearly a year ago with “Crazy Rich Asians.” And while not every movie has to be a whole thing and a movement, it can still just be something we do for the fun of it.

01 Jun 2019

Uber Will Deactivate Riders With Low Ratings

For years, we’ve known that drivers could be penalized for their poor ratings, but why shouldn’t riders be held to the same standard? In an announcement from the company, Uber is sharing that riders that have consistently low ratings can now be booted from the app if they fall below their city’s average. Many of my friends have some of the highest ratings I’ve ever seen which makes me think it’s hard to get a low score, but it does happen. As a rider, you just have to make sure you’re not puking, being loud, or being rude. Sounds simple enough right? Also, maybe don’t bring your pet into an Uber or eat in it.

If this post gives you a little bit of anxiety, you don’t have to worry yet. If you’re on the cusp of getting kicked off, Uber will start sending you ways to improve your score so that that doesn’t happen. I assume they are reminders to be friendlier and more polite.

Readers, what are your Uber rider ratings and do you feel like it is deserved?


30 May 2019

PLUS ONE Movie Trailer

There couldn’t be a better time for this film to come out than around wedding season. Watching this trailer definitely gives me deja vu vibes of one of my favorite movies – Friends With Benefits. The premise isn’t surprising. Two very close friends continue to be each other’s wedding dates until people start to recognize that they would actually make a pretty great couple!

In a way, this reminds me of Manan and I because while we are not and have never been anything more than friends, we have been to four weddings together.

The movie stars Maya Erskine who is one half of the lead in my favorite show PEN15 and Jack Quaid – son of Dennis Quaid and Meg Roberts. PLUS ONE comes out in theaters June 14th!

11 May 2019

Tyra Banks Is The Cover Star of Sports Illustrated Swim

Tyra may have retired back in 2005, but she’s still got it! In news that no one expected, Tyra Banks is gracing the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and killing it. At 45, Banks is proving to everyone that age and body can’t stop you from owning a cover shot. In fact, she cited this not only as her motivation, but a personal achievement for herself. Another reason why this cover is iconic, is because Banks also appeared on the cover back in 1997. Back then, she was the first Black model to ever appear by herself on the cover of the magazine.

This is Tyra’s third cover with the magazine and hopefully not her last!


05 May 2019

Blog Roundup

  • The Hills Are Alive [Vogue]
  • The 9 Best Menswear Stores in San Francisco [7×7]
  • The 25 Best US Cities To Spend a Weekend [Thrillist]
  • 5 Lies You’ve Been Told About “Following Your Passion” [Outside Online]
  • Kacey Musgraves Cover Story [Glamour]
  • How To Travel On The Cheap [REI]
  • How Shotgunning a Beer Works [Mel Magazine] Spoiler Alert: I’ve been doing it wrong my entire life.
  • 30 Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles [Serious Eats]
05 May 2019

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Married In Vegas

Trust me when I tell you that I never thought Sophie and Joe would become one of my favorite celebrity couples. I’ve always been a fan of The Jonas Brothers from the start, but I have never really watched Game of Thrones. I don’t even know their backstory even though I’m sure I could find it out in five seconds through a Google search.

Sophie first caught my eye when she appeared in their comeback music video for “Sucker” alongside the other Jonas wives. Back then, she was still a fiance, but a total scene stealer in the best way possible. Her moves were dynamic and unforgettable. Who could forget her taking a bite out of the bush? The two were slated to marry this summer in Europe, but then in a curveball move, headed to the alter in Vegas after the Billboard Music Awards. Did anyone see this coming? Both reps for the two have already confirmed that the two are, indeed, married. Diplo even live streamed the event for his Instagram. It’s poor taste because I would never do that, but it felt like all rules were out with this one. Congrats to the happy couple! Sophie wore a white Bevsa jumpsuit, but we can’t wait to see what she wears for their 2nd summer wedding.


04 May 2019

Nerdwriter Talks The Florida Project

The Florida Project was one of my favorite films from 2017, but didn’t actually receive that much recognition or attention. I remember watching this in theaters without having known the premise. There was a lot to love and take in, but until watching this video, I didn’t know why these things pulled me in. If you have a chance to see it, you definitely should. But don’t watch this video until after.

13 Apr 2019

Cute Watch Of The Weekend

Mila Kunis took over for Ellen this week and this is the cutest interview you will ever see. We’re actually going to post a string of videos tonight because at the end of the week, that’s all I have the capacity for! I kid. It has been a busy work week and today, Angel and I spent four hours planning our trip to Taiwan. Soon, we’ll really be on a mini hiatus from Yow Yow! but I can’t wait to bring back all this great Taiwan content back home to you all.

07 Apr 2019

A Collection Part 54

For me, birthdays can act as complete shifts in your life. It was decided that this year, I wouldn’t celebrate the way I normally would and opt for smaller gatherings. The morning after last weekend’s wedding, my friends and I seemed to all decide that we were going to change our perspectives on how we had been “doing life.” In my day-to-day, my weekdays are now packed with activities every night while my weekends are seemingly quite open.

I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t it worse to go out and have a night of drinking during the work week? Yes, it’s completely irresponsible, but I don’t make the rules here! I will say, that it does feel great to wake up in the morning on the weekends without a hangover and with a complete and clear mind to tackle the day. It also means I can make it to my 11AM workout class without any regrets.

This moment right now is not in balance, but I have some high hopes that we’ll be able to get there. Eventually.

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06 Apr 2019

Noah Centineo Steals Our Hearts In “The Perfect Date”

Keep giving Noah romantic comedy films! No one else needs to own this space, but him. How is it that he joins yet another Netflix rom com as another character and we still are not sick of him? Side note though, have any of you ever seen his Instagram Stories? I’m convinced that he’s a complete weirdo, but if we don’t have to see that kind of behavior in his films that I guess we’re okay with that.

In “The Perfect Date,” Noah aspires to go to his dream college, but like most high school students, is broke. Instead, he finds a way to earn some cash on the side by stepping in to be a fake date for other ladies. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. This DOES sound highly inappropriate, but of course because it’s him and because it’s Netflix, no one is really questioning it.

“The Perfect Date” will hit Netflix April 12th. *swoon*


  • Get in loser, we’re going to the beach.
  • The shortest wedding season ever
  • Another outdoor moment
  • Let’s go to dinner. Make it 5PM.
  • Between the red rocks
  • Something something in the distance
  • These don’t get old for me
  • Plantalones
  • A new @somethingnavy collection is being released tomorrow! Do we need another swimsuit?

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