Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Random Tuesday Thoughts - TV and Leggings

If you've been reading my blog for some time now, you now what Tuesday means - Random Tuesday Thoughts.  Hosted by Stacy Uncorked, it's a linkup of all things random.

I finally jumped on the Amazon Prime bandwagon.  The perks, including free shipping, are great.  But that's not the original reason I signed up.  I got tired of watching my cable bill skyrocket through the roof.  So, we purchased a Fire Stick and hooked it up to the boob tube.  Now we can watch tons of movies and TV shows without having to rob Peter to pay Paul.  Have any TV or movie recommendations?
I tried looking at the bright side of life...but it hurt my eyes.

There cannot be a crisis next week.  My schedule is already full.

Last week I went through a crisis that threw me for a loop for a full four days.  Somehow, someway, I got a corneal abrasion in my left eye.  In laymen's terms, I scratched the entire upper portion.  I've never had it happen before and will die a happy person if it never happens again.  The pain level was definitely a high 9.  

I was first diagnosed at a walk-in clinic and given antibiotic eye drops.  The next day I was in my own personal domain of pain.  I even resorted to going to the ER to get a pain shot or pill because I couldn't stand myself any longer.  But, I decided the 4-6 hour wait wasn't worth it.  Finally, I was able to get in to an eye doctor who patched me up like a pirate and gooped my eye with ointment.  A couple days later I was all good.

I can see clearly now, the rain pain is gone.
My Thoughts Exactly! #TheBachelor

I've been intently watching three TV shows this season:

America's Next Top Model - I've only ever missed one season.  So far, my vote is for Rio or Jeana. Do you have a favorite? 

MTV's The Challenge - I'm a total sucker for any of MTV's The Challenge and have watched them for years.  I grew up watching Real World and this is an extension of that part of my life.  Johnny Bananas (with the most season wins) may not be everyone's favorite but that man knows how to play the game like a boss.

The Bachelor - Okay, so, the seasons are always hit or miss for me.  I'm all in for this one, going to the end.  I really liked Krystal in the beginning but I've decided she's Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.  My least favorite, though, is Bekkah (aka Rizzo).  It has nothing to do with her age.  She just grates my nerves.  Who are you rooting for this season?

I like Arie and all but I can't help but think how each and every woman has kissed each and every woman by proxy.  Arie's jaw has gotta hurt as much tongue action he gets.

Whether you watch The Bachelor or not, you've gotta check out Sheaffer Told Me To blog and read her recaps of the show.  She tells it like it is, and I guarantee you'll laugh.
stock photo from site

Through another blog (wish I could remember which one) I discovered an awesome shop called Simple Addiction.  They sell the cutest apparel and accessories, at great prices.  I purchased 9 pieces (tees, leggings, a watch and a beanie) in the clearance section and paid a little under $40 total.  I do remember that the blogger's first name was Whitney because I was able to use the code Whitney10 at checkout to receive 10% off my order.  Go check out the site, seriously!
Onesie Twinsies
(with the friend's man)

Jason was away on a hunting trip so I called a gal pal up to see if I could crash at her house.  She obliged and even told me I could show up in my pajamas.  Didn't have to tell me twice!
Well, there you have it!  Another RTT in the books.


Cathy Kennedy said...

Years ago, we subscribed to Comcast for their high-speed internet service and it was cheaper to get it bundled with basic cable but we did not have a cable box. We've been Amazon Prime members for years which allowed us to watch a good number of movies and TV shows. We also have Netflix. However, we have two different streaming devices - Apple TV and Roku. We alternate between them if there's a problem with one but we generally use the Apple TV now that we can stream Amazon Prime content on it. We're currently watching Grimm eason five. Other TV series to consider are "Boardwalk Empire", "True Blood", "Fortitude" (only two seasons),"Definace" (only three seasons). Over the weekend, we caught a few movies "Kill Me Again" with Val Kilmore and a comedy with Burt Reynolds, "Forget About It" which were good. I can probably come up with more titles but my mind is drawing a blank at the moment. Happy watching!

messymimi said...

A scratch on the cornea is horrible pain, i had it happen as a child, and so did my son. May you have a crisis free week, you deserve it!

Suburban prep said...

I had a scratch on the cornea about 5 yrs ago. It hurts like beyond numbers and words to describe.
Two yrs ago though one of my younger brothers called me to say that he was having a hard time seeing out of his left eye. It turned out he had in layman's terms a (stroke behind the eye). He has lost about 85-90% of his vision. He had to learn to drive all over again with the use of only one eye. To see him today though you would never know.
I so pray that you are feeling better soon and this does not happen again to you.

Yona Williams said...

I had a corneal abrasion last year – a sliced my eyeball with a piece of paper. It is NOT fun, and is such a pain when you need to do work on the laptop. All light intensified the pain.

An Apel a Day said...

Ugg your poor eye! :(

Yay to Amazon Prime! I love some of the shows on it! Orphan Black, The Americans, Mr Robot, The Marvelous Maisel, Man in the High Castle, and for the kids, which I like too Just Add Magic.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Eye pain is the worst, next to a toothache. Glad you are all better now.

We cancelled our cable also because it's cheaper just to have Netflix and Amazon.

Your pj's are adorable!

Stacy Uncorked said...

OUCH! You poor thing! The hubby scratched his cornea once - the poor guy was in SUCH pain. My eye hurts in empathy for you both! Glad you're feeling better now, though!

Welcome to the family of cord cutters! I've been a Prime member for a number of years - have FireTV and Fire Sticks - and have gotten my aunt on board with the whole cord cutting thing. We do Prime, plus Netflix, plus Hulu+ - and still pay less than we did when we had cable bundled in with our internet and phone. Crazy, no? I'll have to come up with a list of recommendations for you - there's so much great viewing to be had! :)

How fun! A PJ sleepover! It's been YEARS since I've done that! :) And I'm particularly loving your PJ's - what with my penchant for deer and all. ;)