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Obsessive Romance: The Kind You Root For

It’s rare that we get snow days in GA. Rare and wonderful.

The boys have been home from school, Superhubby has been home from work, and we’ve all been pretty lazy. Except for all the snowball fights, that is.

These surprise down days have given me time to do something I’ve been wanting to do for a while– time that has started a trend. My husband calls it an obsession.

Let me explain.

Years ago BC (before children), Superhubs and I used to watch a lot of TV together. One of the shows we watched together was Veronica Mars. We were both big fans.


Veronica Mars– the story of a teenaged wanna-be private eye who spends her days in normal high school drama and her nights solving crimes, like the murder of her best friend.

So when I found out that a Veronica Mars movie was on its way to theaters (releasing March 14, 2014), I was PUMPED.

But TV being pretty much a luxury for me now, I realized there was a lot I’d forgotten about the show. So, I’m re-watching. And these snow days were perfect for indulging myself.

And perhaps Superhubs is right– I’m obsessed. Again. Just like I was when I watched this show years ago.

What’s got me obsessed?

Is it the great writing, interesting stories and compelling characters?


Is it Veronica Mars herself (played by the adorable Kristen Bell) and her snarky mouth, wit like a rapier and “no fear” skills as a high school private investigator?

Partly. (PS- I want to be her when I grow up.)

But mostly it’s Logan Echolls (played by Jason Dorhing) and his bad-boy, “I need serious psychiatric help but I’m loveable because I’m broken” devotion to Veronica.


The passion between these two characters is grrrrreat! (Insert Tony the Tiger…)

Hate-hate-hate-HATE-hate-hate-toleration-toleration-what’s-happening-with-these-two-whoa-what-the-heck-they’re-kissing-I-want-them-to-be-together-forever kinda passion.


It’s the classic story of two characters who hate each other’s guts but are drawn together by circumstances only to find that they have more in common than they thought and can really bring out the best in each other.

Here’s the thing– **Spoiler alert!** There’s no happy ending here. (Okay, sorry if I spoiled that for you).

The show was canceled after three glorious seasons. Re-watching is just reawakening the feelings of injustice that I never got the rest of Veronica and Logan’s story.

Hence the reason why I am PUMPED about the movie.

It picks up 9 years later, after the last thing we see in the show. Veronica has grown up; moved on. She’s got a new dude in her life (well, not new, but…just watch the show.) But something brings her back to her hometown…and to Logan Echolls.

And even in the preview for the movie,  when we see Veronica and Logan together on screen for the “first” time in 9 years… well, I might have done a fan-girl squeal. Might have. Probably did. You’ll never really know.


So I’m obsessively re-watching this show and indulging in the on-again-off-again-on-again-will-they-just-make-it-official-already relationship between Veronica and Logan.

As I’ve said, I’m a hopeless romantic and these two have got that magic romance thing going on, people.

Not everyone loves Logan and Veronica together, though. If you’re a fan of the show or if you decide to watch it, you’ll have to let me know– are you #TeamLogan or #Team…someone else?

If you haven’t seen the show, you’re missing out.

You still have time to watch before the movie comes out. Amazon Prime has all 3 seasons available for free right now.

Share with me: What good movie or TV romance has gotten your attention lately? What’s your favorite TV romance?

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TVs, Kids, and the Bedroom

A few months ago I read a post from The Better Mom in which she mentioned that her family had given up their TV about 5 years ago.

At the time I read it, I thought that’s nuts. Interesting and tempting, but nuts.

And yet, as I flip through the channels, I see what utter garbage people are watching and I think maybe it’s not so nuts.

We have three TVs in our home. One in the living room, one in the boys’ playroom, and one in our bedroom.

And since we’ve discovered that a third child will soon be arriving, we’ve been talking about TV quite a lot. See, when the baby comes, the boys are going to lose their playroom. It’s going to become their bedroom, which means the TV is coming out.

Call me crazy, but I don’t want my kids having a TV in their bedroom. I know I’m in the minority on this, most likely, but when I was growing up, I wasn’t allowed to have a TV in my room because my mom always said that it would take away from family time.

I think she was right. (Yeah, Mama, I’m learning that you were right about a great many things!)

I didn’t have a TV in my room until I went away to college.

And now, I’ve got pretty strict TV rules about what we watch and how long we watch. I don’t want my kids becoming screen zombies.

My #1 rule is: if you aren’t watching the TV for a specific reason, TURN IT OFF.

I cannot stand for the TV to be on in the background when no one is watching. The constant sound makes me crazy.

Several times we’ve been offered TVs as gifts for my boys for their bedrooms. I’ve politely declined and gotten the “she’s a whack-job” look.

Am I in the minority?

Share with me: What do you think about TVs in kids’ rooms? Do your kids have them? What are your TV rules?


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