Parks And Recreation: Humor At Its Finest

I love a show that is funny to it’s core and can take the mundane and turn it into the absurd.  These shows usually rely heavily on character development and somehow, it just works.  New Girl and The Office are two shows that come to mind.  In the past few months, my boyfriend and I…
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Song To Give A Listen: Nathaniel Rateliff And The Night Sweats’s “S.O.B”

I love music.  I’m not a hipster by any means, so my favorites aren’t some out-of-left-field underground tunes that you’ve never heard before.  I love popular stuff, but I don’t love overplayed popular stuff. Like most people, I have a unique mix of favorites.  I don’t stick to one genre only and I never make…
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A Look Back On Last Year’s Big Award Winning Movie: Birdman

Because award season is coming up yet again for movies, I decided it was probably time to try to catch up on last year’s major award winning movies.  Meaning I watched Birdman on HBO finally. Throughout all of the award shows last year, Birdman was referred to again and again as this great groundbreaking performance. …
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Sisters Movie Is Hilarious And Sweet

Who doesn’t love Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as a duo?  No one, that’s who.  Those women are nothing short of hilarious. Last week my boyfriend and I celebrated 6 years of dating.  We ate at a nice Italian restaurant that we had never been to before with a nice view and great gelato.  We…
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Binge-Worthy Netflix Indulgence: Mad Men

Hi all, I’m Shelby and welcome to my first AreaVoices Dandy Distractions blog post.  As you can see in my “About” tab on the right, I’m all about movies, music, books, and TV, so I decided to write a blog dedicated to reviewing and being real.  Let’s be honest, those reviews that drop big vocabulary…
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