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  1. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

    I've resisted Netflix for ages. Don't know why. Old dog/new trick. Anyway, one thing I've noticed about binge-watching shows is that some things become very annoying and repetitive. I guess that's why they have a "skip intro" option. I wish I could skip all the coming to the door, greeting each other stuff. It feels like it takes up way too much of the show.
  2. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

    Have to agree with this. Just this morning, I threw out a dress my daughter has had for a few years and is just worn out. It is so "her," and there are a lot of memories attached to it, but do I really need to keep it in my attic in a box for the next 50 years? No. So thanking it for its service and its memories made tossing it much easier.
  3. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babywearing
  4. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

    Well, now I feel kind of bad because after poking around on Rachel Friend's Instagram, it appears one of her children is special needs, which makes the being overwhelmed with two kids make more sense. I don't think they addressed that in the episode. I didn't catch it if they did. Maybe they should have. Wonder if she's depressed.
  5. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

    I've watched a few more episodes, and I have to agree with a previous poster who said the main issue with this show is that it's mostly about people I really don't care to get to know so well. I wanted to hear about Marie Kondo and her techniques. And the three visits with their three separate greetings is just twee and annoying after a while. Cut to the chase.
  6. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

    Because in the parenting Olympics, if you breast feed, baby wear, and co-sleep, you've won. Just wait until their hormones kick in, babe. (No disrespect to anyone who does those things, but you just know she's "that mom" that out-moms all the moms)
  7. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

    I miss that show too! But my annoyance with the mom on the first episode is making sense now because I could not stand those sisters. I liked the dad though.
  8. Tidying Up With Marie Kondo

    Working 50 to 60 hours a week. What the hell was she doing? She's a SAHM with two kids and has to hire someone to do laundry? And, yes, I was a SAHM with two kids who was not the greatest housekeeper, but damn, girl, buck up and do the basics for your family. Because you know she has a housekeeper as well. If your kids are running you that ragged, you need to start teaching them how to play independently. ETA: @MoreCoffeePlease, I hope you don't think my vitriol was geared towards you. That mom just really bugged me, and I had to vent.
  9. General True Crime Shows

    I thought the Lake Erie series was pretty interesting and well-done. Not a lot of the "gotcha" bullshit where they build something up and then it turns out to be nothing. I think one thing the newscaster woman said at the end resonated - this is a case many are not familiar with, and something like talking about the little horsehead earrings the killer kept as a trophy could lead to something. Maybe the killer has passed on and someone came across the earrings and wondered why this person would have them, or maybe old newspaper clippings about the crime were kept by the killer and someone saw them among their possessions and found it odd. Might jog some memories. You never know. I'm super curious about the DNA. This case seems ripe for some good DNA evidence.
  10. S06.E02: Queork

    No, you're not. This is my new pet peeve. Not just with Marcus but with marketing in general. Didn't Marcus even say he wasn't that interested in the business but with helping the kids? If that's the case, surely there's a better way to help youth than to prop up the failing business of a woman who doesn't know the value of a dollar.
  11. S06.E03: Santa’s Toys

    I didn't understand this episode at all. The only way it makes sense to me is if the show has shifted focus and now Marcus just comes in and gives clueless people a boost and the money he puts in is actually put in by the show and doesn't come out of his pocket. There was no product, no process or people that were remotely compelling. And Marcus didn't want anything to do with the brick and mortar. He just wanted the online business, for which they didn't even own the domain name and he was able to buy. What?
  12. General True Crime Shows

    I just watched Shattered last night. That was crazy from beginning to end. I didn't catch where these people lived, but, damn, that was a scary neighborhood. And the mom must have had some serious savior complex to think dating a guy who's still in jail is a good idea. I totally call BS on her not knowing about the abuse of her daughter. A child doesn't get punched in the face by a grown man, bleed profusely, and not have some visible signs of it. I'm wondering what happened when she showed up to school like that.
  13. I'm a low-tech kind of gal. I just put some foil over the top - lol
  14. Have they ever said whether Miscavige took his violent temper out on any women? I just remember them saying he was physically violent with men. Who knows, maybe he went too far in a fit of rage and accidentally killed Shelly.
  15. That's interesting, @theatremouse. I had no idea how to describe what it is that they do, but your mention of the vowels is definitely the thing that I find so unpleasant. I don't really notice vocal fry unless others point it out, but the drawing out of the vowels or whatever the hell it is just grates.