Warning: This entire post contains spoilers from the January 23 episode of  This Is Us. If you have not watched it yet, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR. Go watch it right now. Put your children in time out. Make up a reason. Leave work if you must. Then come back here and discuss.    via GIPHY This […]

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  • Jamie - The note that Jack left on Kevin’s door…Thank goodness Kevin never saw that. Can you imagine if he knew those were his Dad’s “last words” to him (“you owe us an apology.”)
    So, after we see this awful night, what’s going to be the next sobbing moments or history to explain? Hasn’t everything been wrapped up and explained?ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Oh my gosh, I guess there’s so much more!! Yesterday I read a great article with Dan Fogelman (the show’s creator) and he was saying that these scenes — and more to come — were actually the first scenes they read to the network when they were pitching the show!! So they know all sorts of things still to come. I posted the link to the article on this blog’s Facebook page (see link up top on the right if you don’t already follow!).ReplyCancel

  • Karen - Thank goodness for Randall and Beth and the Jacob Tremblay dog for a few smiles. If you are right and he went back for the dog and the dog lived and he didn’t…oh my no wonder Kate has issues…

    ..oh and the necklace …cue tears!

    thanks for the recap – as always so great to read.ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Right?? Don’t you just LOVE the scenes with Randall and Beth?? Their timing is spot on and the writers do such a good job writing for them. I just adore them. Toby also gets a lot of great one liners!
      I keep thinking of Kate and how that day she told her dad never to stop being her #1 fan and how she watched him watch her with such love in that video … and then she (might) send him back in TO HIS DEATH. HOlY cow that would be a weight that would be hard to bear (literally).ReplyCancel

  • Lara - Pretty much everything you said echoes everything I was thinking. My yellow lab, Major, had come to sit with me on the sofa because I was crying throughout the episode…and he is always concerned when I cry. When she brought Audio home to Toby, I turned to Major and just hugged him and cried on him. That poor dog probably thinks his Mommy is mental. LOLReplyCancel

    • Michelle - That’s so sweet!! And I’m telling you, I had more tears at that scene than any of the final moments. I think I’ve created an emotional wall for myself with this show, though. It’s like I won’t let myself cry at the expected parts, but damn if there are other — smaller moments — that get me!ReplyCancel

  Same. At this point I think we all know that I don’t really tend to stick to things for a sustained amount of time, so it’s no surprise that I hate resolutions. Let’s be real, the whole “drink less Chardonnay” thing only lasts until like January 6th so I don’t even bother anymore. I […]

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  • pamb - Hint for future seasons of The Crown: set up subtitles on Netflix! LIFE. CHANGING. Yes, a few great lines were ruined because we read them before the actors spoke them, but actually knowing what was said by every character (even murmurs in the background) was priceless.

    Three cheers for Tommy Lascelles, btw. That man knew where alllll the bodies were buried. Loved that Elizabeth was all “how did you get a Royal car?” “You gave it to me, ma’am.” “Driver, too?” “Yes ma’am.” The least you could do, Elizabeth, lol.ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - So for some reason I JUST got email notifications that I had a few comments on this old post, and since NO ONE ever comments on my posts (or reads them for that matter) I don’t make it a habit to go back and check. SORRY for this very delayed reply!
      Thank you for the subtitles suggestion! I’d already finished The Crown, but we used it when bingeing The Handmaid’s Tale last month when they were mumbling. Brilliant!! Plus, I swear my hearing is going so I’ll admit I’ve used it on a few other shows since, too.
      Sorry again for the delayed response. Thanks so much for the comment!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lara - I got that Rob Lowe book from the library last year and IT WAS SO GOOD. That being said, I can completely sympathize with your plans to pretty much look, touch, and NOT listen. What a wonderful thoughtful gift. Please have a wonderful time.ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - GAH! I didn’t ever get a notification that I had any comments on this post and since 1. no one ever comments, and 2. no one really reads these favorites posts I never go back and check! Apologies for not responding sooner. 🙁
      I follow Rob Lowe on Instagram (my favorite social media!) and the other day was looking at one of his posts and it hit me (again) that I WILL TOUCH HIM. I seriously cannot think about it for too long because I start to panic. Believe me, there will be a post about it after the event — MAY 20. :OReplyCancel

I never had a Cabbage Patch Kid. I think maybe it was because in the early 80’s when they really took off and became popular I was too old to play with dolls. Or maybe it was because they were ugly as shit. Whichever it was, the fact that I was never a fan became […]

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  • Lara - What a wonderful story. My son was born six weeks early due to preeclampsia, and I had to have an emergency C-section. He was only in the hospital for three weeks (learning to suck/swallow/breathe), but the scrubbing and the watching and the waiting was the worst. He wasn’t as small as your daughter, but he seemed tiny to me, and the fact that he had to lay in a box and not in my arms was horrifying.

    Now he’s 14, and into skateboarding and video games and drawing, and you’d never know he struggled. But sometimes I’ll smell a certain soap, and it will take me RIGHT back to that scrubbing room. Or I’ll hear a song that I sang to him in the NICU (“Baby Mine” from Dumbo is a particularly rough one), and I’ll see that little 4 lb bundle of blankets and wires again.

    Happy birthday to your little bird.ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Sorry for the delayed response, but I somehow just saw your wonderful comment, and oh, my, do I know what you mean! For me it is the song “As I lay me down” by Sophie B. Hawkins. It seemed to ALWAYS be playing when I was spending my days in the NICU back in 1995. Ironically, “Baby Mine” is the song I sang to her every night until she was about 8 years old! So happy to know your son thrived. Aren’t they amazing? Thanks again for chiming in. xoReplyCancel

After a blog hiatus of waaay too long, I’m back, ya’ll, and honestly, if you’re a loyal YMFT reader it’s really not all that shocking what’s motivated this unsolicited advice today. You guys know I’m powerless when it comes to scoping out the new TV season. Exhibit A Exhibit B Exhibit C Exhibit D I mean, […]

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  • Snarkfest - Ok I so badly wanted to love Designated Survivor but I just didn’t follow through after the first few episodes. Probably because it was on a night when we had stuff going on, but I at least made the conscious effort to binge watch ‘This Is Us’ (also on a night we had stuff to do). Should I go back and binge on Keifer in prep for season 2??

    Also, will I get pummeled with rotten tomatoes for admitting that I don’t recall ever watching a single episode of Will & Grace from start to finish?ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - I didn’t ever watch Designated Survivor last year after listing it as a show I was excited to see! I think I also got overwhelmed. And you can catch up on every season of Will & Grace on the NBC app. Do it and I will not pummel you.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - 10 Days in the Valley looks good.
    Kyra Sedgwick, Erika Christensen (Parenthood!)ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Ooh I didn’t read about that one. I’ll have to check it out. Joel is on The Menendez Brothers one! And Kristina is on the Jeremy Piven one that looks disturbing. :SReplyCancel

  • Tiff - I absolutely love everything fall tv! I try to be objective about the shows because I never know which ones I’m going to end up liking.
    I watched The Good Doctor & Me, Myself & I already & I thought the first episodes were really good.ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - Same! I reallly liked Me, Myself & I (fingers crossed it can keep up and stay up), and I liked The Good Doctor but watching the clips of the shows to come made me mad. I’m not liking the tension and bullying from the head surgeon. It feels sooo expected.ReplyCancel

  • Lara - I pretty much stalked my mailbox until this issue of EW came out, and then I SAT DOWN FIVE MINUTES AFTER IT ARRIVED with my two pieces of paper and a pen. Because of course I need one list by day of the week, so I can make sure everything’s set on the DVR, and then another list broken down by date of first airing…so I don’t miss anything that’s too far in the future for my DVR to set.

    I am probably most stoked for The Good Doctor and The Gifted.ReplyCancel

No need to adjust your antennae, refresh your browser, or rush to the DMV to get your vision checked, you guys. You’re absolutely seeing this correctly. Post #2 in the same week. It’s practically like the first years of YMFT, isn’t it? You know, the years between 2012 and 2014 where I took the oversharing thing […]

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  • Ronda - Avocado toast is my favorite and lately I’ve been having it with Bacon Jam – so good! and a Egg.ReplyCancel

  • Elena Alvarado - My BFF sends me your blog posts that she feels are pertinent to me. I am cheating on my wife with avocados. No, I’m not even kidding. I post about avocados so much my wife wonders who I actually married. She sent me the same picture you have (your Emoticon in the avocado) in a text once and I have it saved as the picture that comes up when she calls me.

    Seriously, my love for avocado knows no bounds. I’ve scrambled one into eggs with cheese and turkey sausage because there is NEVER a good reason to waste an avocado. Besides, a little brown won’t kill ya.

    If I could grow anything successfully besides the child I had in my uterus almost 24 years ago, I’d grow avocados and I would have avocado parties and then I would travel the world just talking about avocados and all their wonder. They are a severely underrated and underused vegetables. Ok.. maybe it’s not underused but I say that just to make a point.

    Anyway, thank you for this blog. Big ups to Avocados. And you! 😉ReplyCancel

    • Michelle - I do not know how I didn’t see this until now, but sister, YOU ARE MY SISTA!! I could eat avocado on everything. I hate broccoli, but topped with avocado I’d probably love it. My phone case is avocados. I have an avocado pin on my jean jacket. Point is, I HEAR YOU!! I just made a chicken/rice/black bean bowl and chopped up an entire avocado because good fats are good for you (check the blog by week’s end for the recipe). Thank you for your comment and for your shared love!! #liveloveavocadosReplyCancel

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