Category Archives: Culture

What We’re Watching:

Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone! I hope everyone is thoroughly stuffed and completely well-rested! I just spent the last few days in southern California with my relatives and decided to come home right before the weekend because these days I’m always craving more alone time at my home especially having been on the road on/off for the last two months.

As I type, I’m on episode two of the revival. Two things to note, 1) I rarely watch Netflix and by rarely I mean like 2-3 times a year. 2) I didn’t even watch the last 3 seasons or so of Gilmore Girls so I have no idea where they even left off! However, I get fomo so I didn’t want to be one of those people that wasn’t watching the revival, plus Kristie and I talked about it today before I left for my flight so we started episode 1 together.

Who else is watching?! We’ve always loved the mother-daughter pair and of course, I want to see who she ends up with!

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Beauty and the Beast Movie Trailer

As someone who grew up watching the classic over and over and over again as a child, it feels a little bit weird to see it as a remake! We really like Emma Watson though so we’re crossing our fingers that we’ll love this one just as much as the old.

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Sesame Street: Mannequin Challenge

Tommy has been trying to convince me for the last week that the Mannequin Challenges are really cool. I’ve watched more than several by now, but this is probably my favorite so far and even then I’m not blown away by it. I just think there was so much work that went into that made it awesome plus – who doesn’t love Sesame Street?

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Another Post About The Stranger Things Cast

I’m actually obsessed with this cast and can’t get enough of all of their appearances. Meanwhile, I’m still stuck on getting to Episode 4… someday, we’ll get there.

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Stranger Things Cast Visit Jimmy Fallon

First the cast talks about Millie and Finn’s kiss on Stranger Things. Man… I haven’t even gotten this far yet.

Then the cast plays a game of “Stranger Strings” where they read off facts one-by-one and spray the person they think wrote it. During this, we learn that Millie can rap and she’s a BO$$.

I would adopt that Gaten kid. He is too much.

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Nick Viall is the Next Bachelor

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WOW. We didn’t see that one coming! ABC is really stepping up their game to deliver on the surprises. Here’s why this is so unexpected:

  • This guy has been on TWO seasons of The Bachelorette. He was the runner-up on both of them and currently he’s on Bachelors in Paradise (a place for the rejects to find love on the spinoff series) I mean… hasn’t this guy had enough chances?
  • Uh… totally thought it was going to be Luke. What happened there?
  • Nick is currently seeing Jen on Bachelors in Paradise (I realize this isn’t in real time) but they seem pretty happy and moving in a positive direction.

It clearly didn’t work out with Jen and Nick, but geez – what a spoiler announcing that he’s the next Bachelor now when there’s still a season finale to watch next week! I was actually rooting for the Jen and Nick thing so I’m somewhat disappointed that that didn’t last. We’ll have to move on from that so here are the questions I want answered in watching Nick be The Bachelor next season.

  • WILL Nick finally find love? Dear god, please say yes.
  • Will we find out how Nick continues to make women on the show feel so desirable?
  • Will I ever stop looking at Nick like he’s the long lost brother of Spencer Pratt?

Serious questions here, y’all. Also, do you remember when we all hated him for two seasons? It’s like the producers of this franchise have been planning this all along by turning him into the good guy on Bachelors in Paradise and essentially setting him up for success to be the next Bachelor. Nice work!

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Out on the Town: 8/25

Does this feel like sort of a blast from the past? We used to write Out on the Town posts all the time when we were living in Seattle and we kind of miss it sometimes. To be honest, on most weekdays, I’m completely exhausted from the work day and I can barely muster up the energy to sit through traffic and drive an hour up to the city for dinner or drinks – but that’s when things are most happenin’! The event we’re sharing today is actually…not in San Francisco and back in Seattle! This showed up on my Facebook feed because one of my friends was attending and I thought it was such a great idea that I would share it with all of my Seattle readers in case you, too, wanted to attend. If I were still back home, you know I totally would!

This coming Thursday, Capitol Cider is hosting a “Drink and Draw Night” which apparently happens on the 4th Thursday of every month! You’ll join others in sketching a live model while using art supplies provided by Artist & Craftsman. For all of the details, click here for the Facebook event and join! because what else are you going to do on a Thursday night?

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Aging and Alone in Manhattan’s Chinatown

I had been hoarding this video/article in my tabs for exactly a month now and only this week was I able to finally watch it. After watching it, I asked myself a few questions, why did I keep it here for so long? Shouldn’t I have just watched it and either a) posted about it or b) moved on from it? The other option that also seems pretty likely is c) that I was scared of it. All I knew about it was the title and a screenshot of an elderly Asian woman walking through Chinatown – actually that same one above.

Growing up, my family and I went to Chinatown nearly every weekend in Seattle. To be politically correct, we call it the “International District” because it’s not just targeted towards Chinese people – it’s all Asian cultures. I remember when walking around wondering where their families were – where were their sons and daughters and grandchildren the way that my grandparents had me? Where did they live and did they have family gatherings the way we did? Today, I only have one Grandma left. I was recently told by someone at a funeral that I needed to get married soon so that she could be present at my wedding. Talk about the pressure! Well, if my Grandmother didn’t live 15 minutes away from my childhood home, could this woman in the video easily be her? Yes, probably. And it’s not the life that I would hope for her, but this is the reality for so many elderly people in International Districts all over the country. I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone because the woman’s story profiled in the video is worth watching. What I love about this video is that it gives me a sliver of the answers that I was always looking for, but I’m curious to know more. I want to dig deeper into the stories of those living in Chinatown and hustling every day like this woman. Maybe someday, we’ll be able to do that…

Just a warning, the video doesn’t have a happy ending, but DoobyBrain informed their readers that actually the woman is alive and still in Chinatown so hopefully that puts you at ease.

The video profile was created by Mantai Chow and you can watch it here.

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My Favorite Meme

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I know I’m like a month + behind on this, but these Arthur memes have been cracking me up lately. I think my coworker had a whole discussion in a Slack channel recently about our favorite ones. Here are some that were posted on Huffington Post. I remember when I discovered this, I didn’t want the scrolling to end. I just wanted more! There’s also something really entertaining about reviving your favorite things from childhood into something more modern, which is exactly this.

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To view the rest, you can click here.

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Blog Roundup

  • Frank Ocean’s album reportedly will be within 72 hours (Frank, pls) [Independent]
  • Meet the ATM for pizzas [Inside Hook]
  • The Filipino diving team is not good. Just watch. [Digg]
  • The captions to use when you post that first photo with your significant other [List]
  • Famous first landing pages [One Month Rails]
  • How the USA women’s gymnastics team picks their music [Fader]
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When Zac Efron Was On Tinder

You guys, this was a real thing. Zac actually set up a Tinder profile recently and if you saw some lookalike on your app and convinced yourself that it wasn’t him, then you might’ve blown it! To be honest though, I think this is probably something that happens a lot. I’m terrible at recognizing celebrities. If I were out and Taylor Swift were shopping at Aritzia right next to me, I might try and be like “nahh, that’s not her.” It’s most likely because it’s really tough for me to see celebrities as just normal people so I reject the idea that they could be doing normal things like making an online dating profile or grocery shopping, etc.

Y’all, would you date Zac Efron?

I would.

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Michelle Obama for Carpool Karaoke

This is the absolute best. I’m so sad about Obama leaving the office :( These two were just so great.

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My Favorite Part of Twitter

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I love it when celebs shade other celebs on Twitter. It’s so great. This war with Taylor Swift is going to escalate!

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Rami Malek Talks Startups

Can we just listen to Rami’s voice on loop? Doesn’t matter what he’s talking about.

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