Sometimes you move, and it takes up entirely more time than you thought it was going to. And sometimes you have an infant who doesn't like sleeping through the night, and your partner in child-rearing is still in New England while you're in charge of waking up 6 times a night to stuff the pacifier … Continue reading Sometimes, You Move.
Warning: Graphic content and general depressing stuff. I am so tired. The episode opens with One-Eyed Batshit Janine handing off her baby to her commander's wife, though it's far from a smooth transaction. Janine is understandably resistant to let her baby go, though after her rapist/baby daddy gives her a reassuring nod, Janine relinquishes her daughter. … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 9, “The Bridge”
As promised, the long-anticipated (lol) discussion of Belinda Blinked 3, Chapter 2. We’ve got Els back on the blog to help us through this gorgeous trainwreck of a novel and discuss the delicate nuances of Rocky Flinstone’s latest offering. Grace: This is weird, we've never done a chat in this format before. Welcome back to … Continue reading Stuff We Love: My Dad Wrote a Porno, S3E2 Discussion with Els
On HTLYT, we love smart, hilarious things that make us think, which is why we subscribe to the #BookSquadGoals podcast. But we also love smart, hilarious things that make us cringe, and it doesn't feel right that we should keep them to ourselves. That's why we wanted to make sure you knew about... The My … Continue reading Stuff We Love: “My Dad Wrote a Porno” Podcast
Warning: Graphic content and general depressing stuff. This week we're introduced to the shameless hypocrisy of Gilead's misogynistic new world order via Offred's attendance at a swanky 'secret' brothel. She's lucky enough to bag an invite from the creepy Commander Beardface, and we're lucky enough to have trash cans on hand to puke into every time … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 8, “Jezebel’s”
A year ago, I was on the cusp. My life was a flurry of packing tape, U-Haul contracts, and 'downsizing,' since I was flying my self-made Tuscaloosa nest. I had just accepted a job offer as a copywriter for a bank, I was looking for places to live in the 'greater Boston area' just like … Continue reading Yes, I’m Moving. No, It’s Not Because of the Snow.
Last episode ended with a bombshell about Luke, Offred's husband, having survived his encounter with the Guardians. This episode, we learn what's happened to Luke since. It kicks off with a flashback, showing us the same scene as in episode one - June (Offred), Luke, and Hannah attempting to flee the new regime by car. … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 7, “The Other Side”
They take one look at you and ask if you're wearing fake eyelashes. You say, "...yes. I got lash extensions. Do you li-" "They look fake." "DAMMIT MOM THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE MY REAL EYELASHES." J F C It's been a long week, ya'll. A LONG. ASS. WEEK. I am tired. I am … Continue reading Your Mom, Your Boss and Your Landlord Walk Into a Bar…
Before you get all excited, no, Rory's not back, and we don't actually know what her punishment was for the casual, murderous joyride she took the other day. What we do know now is some of Lady Beardface's backstory, hooray! Our favorite character (gag) gets a little more fleshed out. Surprisingly, rounding her out does not … Continue reading Hulu Recap: The Handmaid’s Tale, Episode 6, “A Woman’s Place”
If any of you follow us on Twitter (which you should, since how else will you know when we've posted?!), then you know that once again, Jessica promised she'd write a post. She likes to do that every now and then, presumably to remind me that she's still capable of crushing my hopes without so … Continue reading My Sex Dream ft. Vin Diesel