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TV and Takeout Mash-Up

28Aug2018 update

Since I talk about TV and Takeout so much and this appears to be the only stand-alone post that references it, I thought I’d flesh it out a bit more.

So why do I love TV and Takeout so much?

It’s just such an easy luxury. I love story telling and TV is the best because you get a story and pictures. It leaves you wanting more and re-arranging the characters in your mind. I know they say we spend too much time watching TV but I’m no longer ashamed to say it’s my favorite hobby. Also, it’s a good connection point. Just about everyone has seen a TV show or a movie. Remember what it was like when you were young and happy and you met that other person – friend or otherwise- who enjoyed the same shows and movies as you. It was the best!  That being said, I thought I’d share some of my favorites, old and new, in no particular order.

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All Time Favorite Movies
  • Clueless
  • Dirty Pretty Things
  • Faceoff
  • The Lion King
  • Curly Sue
All Time Favorite TV Shows
  • Full House
  • Saved by the Bell
  • Science Court
  • Gilmore Girls
  • The Good Wife
  • Parenthood
  • Desperate Housewives
Recent Favorites
  • The Good Fight
  • The Mindy Project
On My Watchlist recently
  • The Bold Type
  • Younger
  • 90 Day Fiancée
  • Jane the Virgin
Not-So-Guilty Pleasures (perfect for binge-watching)
  • Pretty much any garbage on Bravo (Summer House, Married to Medicine, all the Wives…)
  • Married at First Sight
Go-to Takeout and Snacks
  • Noodle dishes with chopsticks and pepper sauce
  • Fast food (Zaxbys, Wendy’s)
  • Fried things I make at home (fish, fries, plantains, rice, spring rolls)
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Popcorn
Perfect Pairings
  • Reality TV binge watch + nachos
  • Puppy chow + Hallmark Christmas movies
  • Mixed breakfast cereals + shows with strong female leads

How do I watch: I cycle through cable, free access to Netflix, free trials of Hulu, DirecTV now, CBS all access

Below is an example (from the original post) of what a typical week looks like in the Life of a Single Girl enjoying her tiny luxury. Check out my weekly life updates for regular updates on what I’m watching at the moment.

TV and Takeout for the week ending Feb 25, 2018

As I’m still working the 50 hour weeks and getting paid for 43, I ate out almost everyday this week. Takeout is the bait I use to get out of bed every morning. Self, if you go to work today, you can eat whatever you want. It doesn’t immediately move me because I’m a human person and I can eat whatever I want any day, but eventually I do get up.

TV (week ending Feb 25, 2018):

TV cost: $0 (using my brother’s Netflix password and free CBS All Access Monthly trial)
TV shows: Caroline in the City, Celebrity Big Brother, Amazing Race

Monday: $3.51 (Lowe’s rolls and bananas)
Tuesday: $4.75 (Chick Fil A 6 piece nuggets Kids Meal)
Wednesday:  $9.19 (Peruvian Chicken with fries and rice and beans)
Thursday: $1.00 (bagged salad) + $1.94 (KFC Chicken Little before night class)
Friday: $9.73 (Peruvian Jerk Chicken Special)
Saturday: none
Sunday: none

TOTAL:  $30.12

What about you, do you enjoy a cozy night in or do you prefer a wild night out?

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