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Things That Make Me “Nope” on Bumble BFF

As everyone knows, making friends as an adult is hard. I wrote a guide on this a while ago, but that guide didn’t give any recommendations about sourcing those friends. Since online dating worked for me in the past, I thought I would give Bumble BFF a try. It’s gone well overall, but just like online dating, I have certain standards. Here are all of … Continue reading Things That Make Me “Nope” on Bumble BFF

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276 Thoughts I Had While Watching the First Season of The Santa Clauses

Welp, it’s that time of year again. The time where I watch something Christmas-themed and have way too many thoughts and feelings about it. Two years ago, I wrote about The Grinch and last year, I wrote about Olive, the Other Reindeer. Since they’re some of my most read and searchable posts, I wanted to do another this year, and the new Disney+ series The … Continue reading 276 Thoughts I Had While Watching the First Season of The Santa Clauses

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Bring on 2023!

Okay, so I know that we still have a couple weeks of 2022, but I’ve been struggling to write recently, and I’ve realized that’s because… Well, I’m just not feeling the Christmas spirit this year. I know, I know. This is where the audience gasps and people faint. Renata? Not excited for Christmas? Renata!? For the record, though, it doesn’t seem like I’m the only … Continue reading Bring on 2023!

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Some of My Favorite Christmas Song Remakes

I love Christmas music. I know I get a lot of flack for how early in the year I start listening to Christmas music from my fiancé, everyone on my social media, Bill, the local barista and…you know, everyone else.  Is September too early? Asking for this joker: Hell, sometimes during the year, if I’m feeling down, I’ll put on one of my favorite Christmas … Continue reading Some of My Favorite Christmas Song Remakes

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Weird Food Opinions: Holiday Edition

At this point, everyone knows that I have some weird food opinions. Between the fact that I prefer the Oreo cookie to the cream and that I like to eat ice cream cones with or without the ice cream, I have some rather unpopular feelings. As everyone knows, the holidays are ALL about food, and my feelings about the foods that we enjoy during the … Continue reading Weird Food Opinions: Holiday Edition