Top 5 and Such

This post is going up a little late today, which is completely unusual for me. I blame the post-Disney depression. It’s a real thing, you guys.

This week’s top 5:

1. Nicole’s birthday was Wednesday! She and I will be the same age for a whole 3 weeks. After she got off work, we went to go pick up her new Acura! Now she won’t have to borrow my little Prius. I’m pretty sure that thing doesn’t have enough “power” for her driving habits. We’re celebrating her birthday and fall things this weekend!


2. We went to see Ouija last night. Answer this for me: Do you pronounce it “Wee-ja” or “wee-gee”? I’ve always done the former, since it has an A on the end of the word, but apparently a large majority of people pronounce it “wee-gee”. They did in the movie, too. But the sound (click the speaker button) agrees with me. I’M SO CONFUSED. Oh, that movie was 3.5/5 ghosts on the scary scale.

3. I have a real online shopping addiction. I blame Amazon subscriptions. Getting a package at the door only to open it and find Tide Pods and toothbrush heads isn’t fun, and it needs to be rectified by sending a Sephora package straight to my door. This is logical, right? Long story short: A lot of happy mail is on its way to me today.

4. The Atlanta Blogger Meetup is only a week and some change away! I’m SO excited about this — it should be really great. If you know of any bloggers in the Atlanta area, let them know!

5. October’s Ipsy bag is awesome. It’s still by far my favorite subscription box.


Things that are on my mind this week:

Apparently some people think it is perfectly acceptable for this author to stalk a reviewer — not just cyberstalk — but show up to her home and peek inside her car windows. I have so many questions. Why did the publisher hand an address over so nonchalantly? Why did this author feel the need to publicize her obsessive behavior? Why did The Guardian support this author (by giving her a platform)? The reviewer may have used a fake persona (the author failed to actually find out for sure), but don’t many people use fake names and pictures online? Yes, they do, for reasons like: a crazy lady might try to harass you and show up on your door step.

Krog Street Tunnel, known here in Atlanta for being covered in “graffiti” (also known to some as art) was whitewashed by locals this week in protest of an event that was given the go-ahead despite protests from the neighborhood and local artists. The guy in charge of the event thanked the protesters for giving him a “blank canvas” and said he was going to make it better than ever. I’m not sure who will help him, though. From my understanding, he’s not on the local art community’s good side.

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This is a little old (but local): A guy got lost in the woods after Tomorrowworld and was found naked four days later by a hunter. Reports vary, but some say the man had been on drugs (shocker!) at Tomorrowworld, and became further disoriented from dehydration and hunger. My guess is, that guy wasn’t a Boy Scout. Also, drugs are bad, mmkay?

In case you missed it:
Monday Brain Dump, Kinda
My Favorite Halloween TV Episodes
My Top 10 Halloween Movies
Stack Wine: Take it With You

Don’t forget to link up with us Tuesday for our second Blogger Men Tell All!

Favorite posts this week:
Why Blogs Die – The Best of Intentions
I’m One of Those Skinny B*tches – Notes from a Newlywed
Premarital Cohabitation: A Snippet of My Research Paper – Knock on Wood

Linking up with Lauren Elizabeth and All the Joys

Stack Wine: Take it With You

Stack Wine sent me product in exchange for review, but as always, all opinions are my own.

Once upon a time, I didn’t like wine.

I know, I KNOW, how shameful. I thought it was bitter. Obviously, I kept trying different wines, and the taste grew on me. Now I love (some) wine.

There was something else that kept me away from wine, though: Wine always comes in glass bottles. You can laugh at me if you want, but I’m a clumsy person, and I try to avoid holding heavy breakable things, especially when shopping in the liquor store. (Side note: How am I ever going to take care of a baby?)

So, I was really excited when Stack Wine sent me wine that was in a plastic bottle! (But really, who doesn’t love to get WINE in the mail?)


Each “glass” of wine is in a plastic cup, and each stack has four cups. There’s even a plastic top on each stack in case you don’t finish a glass (I don’t know why you wouldn’t).

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These stacks are perfect for a party or a picnic. There is no need to worry about finding cute plastic drinkware (it’s already there), and you don’t have to worry about that guest who’s had a little too much accidentally knocking over a glass or a bottle. I’m definitely turning to Stack Wine for the next party I plan.

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We had some friends over the other night to play board games, and all we had to do was grab a stack out of the fridge! No corkscrew, no glasses, no cleanup.

We tried chardonnay and red blend. Since I like white and Tim likes red, each of us tried our respective wines, and we were both pretty impressed. If you didn’t pick up on it, I’m kind of picky, and it tasted just right to me. This is how experts describe wine, right? Like Goldilocks?

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My Top 10 Halloween Movies

I know, with all the TV I watch, how do I have time for movies?

I don’t. But I’ll make time (among all the Halloween episodes) for some of my favorite Halloween & scary flicks.

10. The Sixth Sense


I remember seeing this movie shortly after it came out and being like WHAAAAAT. Yeah. Classic M. Night Shyamalan twist. Also, that kid was creepy back then. Have you seen what he looks like now?

9. Saw


I’ve seen all the Saw movies, but as with most series, nothing tops the original.

8. Halloweentown


Oh, it’s time to lighten things up. If you manage to catch these movies on Disney Channel on a night at home, you’re lucky. Maybe I can TiVo it?

7. Signs


This movie is silly in all the best ways, but it still gives me some goosebumps.

6. The Ring


I saw this movie in theaters during high school, and my friend kept grabbing my arm at all the scariest moments. It was the first scary movie to make me want to throw all technology out the window. If you didn’t think this movie was creepy, you’re wrong.

5. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown


After watching The Ring, I need a feel-good movie. You can’t go a Halloween without watching this classic, can you?

4. Paranormal Activity


I made the big mistake of watching this movie alone in my dark living room once. I’ll never make that mistake again, y’all.

3. Dawn of the Dead (2004)


I’ve seen all the movies in this series, as well, but this one was the best. I like zombie movies a lot.

2. 28 Days Later


Again, I like zombie movies.

1. Hocus Pocus