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Wear, Watch, Want #77: The Soft Shady Changes Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #77: The Soft Shady Changes Edition

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Wear: Gap Joggers

I bought these pants because, as someone who lives with chronic pain, I am always on the lookout for comfy clothes. These pants are ridiculously soft and cozy. I didn’t intend this, but I wear them as pajama bottoms mostly, and sometimes as daytime pajamas (a look many spoonies are familiar with). They’re $50 full price, but they’re from Gap so there’s absolutely no reason why you should pay that much - I sure didn’t. They also come in SIX colors. I have the black, but I may need to grab the blue and/or red soon, considering how much I wear these babies.

Watch: Big Mouth

I feel like I’ve mentioned before that I do not go in for “adult” cartoons. If not: Well I just said it. There are some exceptions, like Bob’s Burgers (because it is perhaps the most perfect show on TV [Now that Pitch isn’t on, and NO I’M NOT OVER IT], and the puberty-themed Netflix cartoon Big Mouth.

Big Mouth is laugh out loud hilarious, particularly if puberty really kicked your ass (cut to me raising both hands so high my shoulders dislocate). The absolute best character is The Hormone Monstress, voiced by Maya Rudolph.

The second I got an email from Netflix saying that I could make my little avatar a character from a Netflix show I SPRINTED to my laptop and made it The Hormone Monstress. If you did the same but with like, a character from Orange is the New Black, well that’s fine… but you made the wrong choice.

The second season of Big Mouth was just released and it’s fantastic. If you’re like me and don’t get thrilled about “edgy” cartoons, give it a shot! And may The Hormone Monstress will bless you with good luck and cathartic emotional breakdowns.

Want: Top-Down, Bottom-Up Shades

I need new window treatments in my house (currently there are mini-blinds which are a SCOURGE and must be removed ASAP). I’ve been peeping at people’s windows as I walk Hero, judging what other homes have and how I feel about them, and I’ve decided on top-down, bottom-up blinds. This is a somewhat convoluted name that is exactly what it implies: The top of the shades can be pulled down, and the bottom can be pulled up. I have lovely windows in my house with detail at the top that I’d hate to have perpetually covered with shades, plus, being able to pull the top of the shades down lets light in without sacrificing privacy. I’m looking at these shades from Bed, Bath, and Beyond because I love a coupon, but I’m still shopping around. But really, I’m ready to GO on these new shades because MINI BLINDS ARE THE DEVIL’S WINDOW COVERING.

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