App Love: Productivity

I have been finding it so hard to be productive lately. I've been having a longer work day than I'm used to, and the colder, darker weather has been making me tired. I just want to sleep all the time lately. But alas! There are things to do and places to be and people to see. These six apps help keep my life on track, organized, productive, and easy.

Fantastical-this is a great little calendar app. Super easy to use. I particularly find the one for the computer useful because it lives in your top bar, so you don't have to have the actual calendar app open on the screen.

30/30-If you are the kind of person who needs time limits, this is a great app for you. Set yourself a set of tasks and a certain amount of time to complete each one. A timer will go off and let you know when it's time to move on to the next thing. You'll also be able to see what you've accomplished, and you can bump tasks to the bottom as priorities change. I like to use this when grading papers and when trying to cram in lots of little tasks into a short amount of time. If you need a structured day or even just a structured couple of hours, try this.

Evernote-Use it on your computer and your phone to keep all of your notes in one place. Plus, you can access your documents online if you need to get to them from another computer. Always free, always providing updates and improvements. I even have a Firefox add-on that let's me clip things from web pages straight to Evernote. Such a handy place to store things.

If This Then That-This app takes a bit of time to get used to, but once you do it can save you a ton of time. You create a recipe (if this happens, then do that) using a variety of affiliated apps. Every morning I have the weather texted to me so I don't have to look it up unless I want a detailed hourly. You can also get notifications if a certain item appears on Craigslist (saves you from combing through every day), save bookmarks to Evernote, and so much more. Browse through recipes that others have created or make your own.

Drop Box: I have this set to automatically upload all of my phone images to the Dropbox cloud, so I can always access them easily on my computer. I also store important files here and public images I use on the blog and elsewhere. I have this app on my phone, my computer, and my account online, so I can access my stuff in here anytime, anywhere.

Dragon Dictation- This is an app that I should definitely use more, and sometimes I kind of forget about it. But it's so awesome! In the description it tries to get you to want to upload to Facebook and send emails and texts using it, which you can and if you want to do that you totally should. What I like it for is if I'm wanting to talk through an idea or a problem or brainstorm aloud, etc. I can do it with this app open and it will record it in text form, which I can email to myself and then have a copy of to refer back to later. This would also be awesome for getting voice interviews into text form quickly. There are two features that would make this a daily app for me: 1) keep a record of recordings within the app. Right now it doesn't seem to save them anywhere, so if you don't send it to yourself, it disappears. Lame. 2) Save an audio version as well as the text. Personally, I would like to be able to go back and listen to the recording as well as read the translation. I think these are two features I want because of the way I use it, and aren't there because it's not how it's "intended" to be used, but this app has the potential to be incredible.

The great thing is, Fantastical costs $1.99 and the rest of these apps are free! What apps do you use to keep yourself productive?

Yours Truly, Jen

P.S. My wallpaper is from here and I talk more about my phone here. Check out App Love: Games here.

How I Meal Plan & Grocery Shop Part 1: Why

When Andy I first started dating, we ate out all of the time. Before we dated we ate our own types of bachelor food at home, and eating them together seemed depressing. After a while, and after we both realized that we both love to cook, and after we got really poor spending all of our money at restaurants, we started cooking at home more. An average evening went about like this:

Andy: What do you want to eat tonight?
Me: I don't know. *Frowny/pourty face.
Us staring at each other.
Us looking at recipes in recipe books and on the internet.
Us debating what to eat.
Us deciding on what to eat.
Us spending 20-45 minutes at the store four or five times a week.
Me, exhausted, cranky, and generally unproductive after spending said time at the store.

Not good times people. Eventually, after getting addicted to Pinterest and finding tons of great blog resources, I decided that we were going to start doing some real grocery shopping, and by the time we moved in together we got our shopping down to mostly once a week (with occasional stops in for fresh produce or things the store was out of when we went or things we forgot).

Over the last year and a half, Andy and I have gotten into a pretty solid menu planning and grocery shopping routine. There are a lot of resources out there aimed at moms about smart shopping, which is awesome and I've learned a lot from them, but I think I'm probably the only person my age I know who has a legit shopping routine, so I thought it'd be cool to share mine with you.

Why we do it (and why you should too!):
  • This routine save us so much time. Spending one hour at the grocery store(s) every week definitely beats a bunch of smaller trips.
  • It saves us money. Usually when you go on those smaller trips, you end up buying stuff you don't really need, or think you might need, or already have but didn't remember. You aren't necessarily planning your trip, so you just buy whatever looks good and sometimes that stuff doesn't get used. Plus, we shop sales and take a little time to coupon when we can, so we rarely pay full price on anything except milk.
  • We're able to plan ahead. When you know what you're going to eat each night, you have incentive not to give up and eat out, plus you know what nights you'll have extras and can invite people over. You also can plan quick, simple meals for busy times and more fun, elaborate meals when you'll have more time on your hands, so you're never stuck staring at the fridge, waiting for something delicious to materialize.
  • You get to spend more time with people you care about. It is so nice at the end of the day to get to sit down to dinner with your significant other or your family or whoever and just relax and talk about your day. By planning dinner, you're planning that time together. Otherwise you may both end up eating a bowl of ramen in separate parts of the house in front of your computer screens.
  • It's easier to make healthy choices. I'm not going to say that everything Andy and I eat is healthy, but even our unhealthy meals are better than a quick run to Taco Bell. Plus, we always make sure to have vegetables with our dinners and easy breakfast and lunch options available so we don't eat out for those meals as much either.
  • It reduces stress. Some of our worst times together are agonizing over what we want to eat. This usually only happens when we have to delay grocery shopping for some reason or one of our meals doesn't work out for some reason. Spending that time debating food until something sounds good to the both of us is the worst. This really negates all of that, and because we plan so many meals at once, we each get to pick things that we're interested in trying.
  • You can strategically schedule nights out, so you get the most of of dine out experiences. Every once in a while we go through a faze where all we want to do is eat out, but for the most part we eat out one time or fewer a week. When we do eat out, we always eat out together and/or with friends, so we get to use that time to socialize and enjoy ourselves.  Plus, we try to eat out when we know there are certain specials we like, or discounts we want to take advantage of.
Are there times when we deviate from our schedule? Totally! Sometimes things come up and we get invited out or our produce goes bad prematurely or both of us are too tired to cook. We try to minimize these instances, but we also allow ourselves to deviate as needed. Sometimes we end up shuffling meals around based on evolving schedules or further consideration. It doesn't have to be set in stone to give you a baseline.

If you're single, scheduling your meals can still be a huge time and money saver. If you're not a big cook, you can still plan in your simple meals and limit yourself to dining out a certain number of times a week based on your budget. In parts 2 and 3 I will explain our menu planning process and our strategies for grocery shopping, so stay tuned for those!

Yours Truly, Jen

Clearance Nail Polish Haul

The other day I needed to get out of the house and just be somewhere else for a while, so I went out an ran some errands to pick up a couple of things. This, of course, involved me walking around Target a bit, and I ended up snagging these four clearance nail polishes. I don't know why these were on clearance seeing as all four are great fall/winter colors, but I'm not going to question a good thing! The one of the far left is shimmery but is supposed to dry to a textured matte finish (you aren't supposed to use a top coat with it), so I'm really interested to try that out and see how it goes (I'll, of course, let you know how I like it). I've been a fan of the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes for a while now. They're not the longest wearing formulas so you will have to re-do your nails within three days usually, but it only takes one coat with these polishes (in fact, they get kind of funky if you do more than one coat; it's a thicker formula) and they dry super quickly, so doing your nails with these is not super time consuming. I like that the black, blue, and green are all dark colors but have a little shimmer in them to make them less intimidating, and the copper is just super wearable and super gorgeous. So, there you go people. Always check the endcap store displays, and always see what's on clearance. Because you never know what you might find there.

Yours Truly, Jen

P.S. I think the three Sally Hansen's were 2.71 each and the Nicole one was like 4.98. Four nail polishes for under fifteen bucks ain't bad people!

Super Simple Triple Chocolate Brownies

The other day Andy and I were sitting in different parts of the house, minding our own business, and for some reason we both came up with the idea that we needed to have brownies for dessert that night. So obviously that had to happen. I didn't really have time to whip up anything extravagant, but I wasn't something that would really satisfy a sweet tooth. If you live in a house with two people and you're going to make a pan of brownies (or any dessert, really), you want to make it something that you're not going to end up throwing away have of when it's still there sitting on the counter four days later. Am I right?

This is hardly a recipe, it's that simple. What it is, though, is positively delicious and ridiculously chocolately (in all the good ways). Seriously, anyone at any cooking skill level can make this, it doesn't require any super special ingredients, and it keeps wonderfully. Do yourself a favor and drop what you're doing and make this. I'm not even kidding.

I didn't take step by step photos of this recipe because it's really fool-proof and there wasn't much to photograph. You start out with a box of cheapo brownie mix. I used Betty Crocker this time; Duncan Hines is also a good one. You can literally just grab the cheapest, most basic mix available. Follow the instructions and combine the required ingredients (mine required vegetable oil, a couple of eggs, and a little bit of water). Then, throw some chocolate chips in there. Like eight ounces, or however much you want. I like semi-sweet, but you can use whatever you have or whatever you prefer. Mix the chocolate chips in, then pour into your greased pan. I did a 13 inch pan; you can totally do a thicker brownie with an 8 or 9 inch pan, but these are going to be super chocolatey as it is, so a thinner brownie is actually good for this.

Bake following the instructions on the box, until toothpick comes out clean (beware: if you stick your toothpick right where a chocolate chip is, it will not come out clean. Thus, it's wise to poke in a couple of places). Set brownies aside and allow to cool. Now it's ganache time.

If you have never made ganache before, you probably think it sounds really fancy and thus is difficult to make or requires special ingredients. You would be (not unreasonably) mistaken. It's actually super simple; it's essentially chocolate melted in with some cream and a little flavoring. There are several different methods for making this, but here's the one that I did this time: heat a little less than a cup of heavy cream in a medium sized pan over medium heat, whisking constantly, until bubbling. The only trick to this is that you do have to stand there and stir the cream. If you leave it, it may get yucky and it may boil over, so don't leave it. It only takes a couple of minutes. I added a dash of cinnamon and a dash of cayenne for depth of flavor.

Once the cream is bubbly, pour into a medium size bowl with 8 ounces or so of chocolate chips in it. Whisk together cream and chocolate chip mixture until smooth. The mixture will thicken as it cools, but if it looks very runny, add some more chocolate. At this point I added just a few drops of vanilla, again just to add a little complexity. I did not go heavy on the seasoning since I wanted chocolate to be at the forefront. 

The waiting is the worst part. You have to let the brownies cool down some, and you have to let the ganache sit for a few minutes to cool and thicken. The best thing you can do for yourself is leave the kitchen and find something to do with yourself for 10-15 minutes. 

Once the brownies are warm but not hot, and the ganache has cooled and thickened, pour the ganache over the brownies and spread with a spatula or knife.

This picture really does not accurately portray just how delicious these brownies are. It's kind of like eating the brownie batter raw, but somehow better. It's just chocolate upon chocolate upon chocolate. And it took you about 10 minutes of work to make.

The brownies are divine warm, but also great cold the next day. Over night the ganache will thicken and solidify, but not become hard. Enjoy a sliver (or slice) at a time.

Yours Truly, Jen

The Wait is Over...My New Phone is Here!

Y'all,  I've had my iPhone 4 since July of 2011, and I've loved it. We've had some good times together. We've also had some frustrating times together. We've grown together. But my home button started getting finicky and my upgrade came in February; it was time to move on. 

But I waited. Because I bought my 4 just months before the 4s came out, so I wasn't going to do that again. I knew that this fall they would release a new iPhone, so I've held on to my upgrade, waiting for it to roll out. And it did! And then I waited for it to be time to order. And then I ordered! And then I waited over three weeks for it to finally come in. Which happened this morning. I am so freakin happy right now.

One thing I noticed today is how much better it is to a get a new gadget than it used to be. It used to be that you'd get a new thing and you'd have to plug it in and charge it all the way before you could even do anything with it, even try it out. A 24 hours delay of diappointment. But now, you pull your brand spankin new phone out of the box and it's ready to go, fully charge. It greets you with hello. It walks you through the set up. It quickly and easily downloads all of your e-clutter from the cloud. You don't even have to de-activate your old phone anymore. Upon activating the new one, the old one is automatically removed from your account. Can you believe that? I don't remember things being this easy, even three years ago.

I wasted no time in getting my phone organized and pretty. My lock screen image is from here. My wallpaper is from here (I am a super big fan of Design Love Fest's Dress Your Tech series). I'm in the process of shopping around for cute cases and will be sharing some top picks soon!

The only problem, I just realized, is that all of our iPod/iPhone docks (including the one on my nightstand which I use to charge my phone at night) are for the older models, so none of them are going to work with the smaller input on my new phone. Boo! That's one feature change I'm not happy to see.

Yours Truly, Jen

Great Skincare Deal Alert!

Hey! So I was just browsing the deals available on Moolala and I came across this amazing deal on Clarisonic brush heads that I had to share with you! I talked about my love of my Clarisonic Mia here, but the only downside is that you have to change out the brush head ever 3 months and those brush heads are not cheap! If you buy them at Sephora, they will run you 40 bucks for a twin pack. Moolala is running a deal where they'll give you a twin pack for 20 bucks plus a little less than two dollars for shipping. You will miss out on your Sephora rewards points, but you'll save about 50%. I am definitely planning on stocking up while they are so cheap! My favorite is the deep pore cleansing brush head, but if you're a new user or have sensitive skin, definitely go for the sensitive skin brush. I tried the acne brush head a couple of years ago and wasn't a fan (even though I have acne-prone skin). Which brush head do you like best?

Yours Truly, Jen

Dynamic Duo: Two New Heat Styling Tools!

You might remember seeing this curling iron on my Fall Wish List. Well, I finally bought it a little while back and I have to say I'm loving it. The first time I tried it I had a pit in my stomach and I was like Oh God, I've made a huge mistake. It took a whole minute getting used to not having a spring in the handle. But honestly, now I basically love it. I went back and forth on whether to get the 1 inch or 3/4 inch barrel and I'm so glad I went with the 3/4 inch. I can still get the same loosish curls I was getting with my 1 inch by using bigger pieces, but I can also do tighter curls and wear them for a few days and let them get looser each day or brush them out into beautiful, lasting waves. Seriously, the week of my first thesis draft, I didn't shower for five days I was so busy. And my hair looked fabulous the whole time. Thanks to this curling iron and some dry shampoo.

The real reason I finally got around to ordering my curling iron is that I went to blow dry my bangs one night and I noticed there was a crack in the barrel of my trusty old Revlon blow dryer. I've looked at blow dryers here and there over the past couple of years, but never felt like investing in a fancy one and lately I've been air drying more so I wasn't planning to buy a new one. But then the crack happened, and I wasn't sure it was safe to continue using it, so I decided to take the opportunity to order a new blow dryer and a new curling iron. I had an Amazon gift card, so I hopped on, briefly shopped around, and chose this blow dryer. I haven't used it a ton, but the times I've used it I've definitely noticed a faster dry time. Also, the strength of the air flow is crazy! I have found the downside of this is that if you have textured hair like mine it will all try to tangle on your while it's whipping around, but if you take the time to brush as you blow dry, or just give it a good de-tangle afterward, you're good to go. I absolutely hate blow drying my hair, so the quicker I can get it done, the happier I am.

What styling tools have you been loving lately?

Yours Truly, Jen

P.S. Would you guys be interested in a hair tutorial for the curling iron? I've considered doing one, but I wasn't sure if anyone would be interested in another blogger hair tutorial. If you are, let me know!

What I'm Listening To

The past couple of weeks have been pretty rough for me, not gonna lie. But, I will persevere! Unfortunately though, this semester is becoming incredibly busy, so you may be seeing a little less of me around these parts. I probably won't be able to post 5 days a week for a while, but I will definitely be putting up new content every week. Follow on Bloglovin to keep up!

Where academe has been beating me down, music has been picking me back up. Seriously y'all, the music world has kind of been killing it lately. Here are three new albums I downloaded recently.

London Grammar, If You Wait- "Wasting my Young Years" was the first song I heard (discovered through Youtube, I believe) and I knew within seconds of hearing her voice that I was going to download this album. It's kind of a mix of Florence and the Machine and Birdy. It's got a lot of the moodiness of Birdy but the power of Florence. Her voice has great body. Plus, this album makes for pretty good background music, so I'm loving listening to it while working.

Lorde, Pure Heroine- Lorde is blowing up right now, so you may have heard the hit "Royals" on an alternative radio station. One of the first things I learned about Lorde is that she's sixteen years old, but her album has an intelligence to it that kind of reminds me of Lana del Rey (not sound wise at all, but content wise). Her songs contrast what song lyrics and television/movies often portray as reality and what her and most people's experience of reality is. In "Team" she says, "We live in cities you'll never see on screen" and "I'm kind of over getting told to throw my hands up in the air." It's a little bit pop music and a little bit something else.

The Neighbourhood, I Love You. [Explicit]- If you haven't heard "Sweater Weather" on the radio yet, I don't know where you've been. Seriously though, I can only imagine that track is going to get more popular as the weather cools. This group has a moodiness and sound that I really dig, and the album is really easy to listen to.

I only need to find two more albums to meet my 24 Before 24 goal of downloading five new albums! What have you been listening to lately?

Yours Truly, Jen

2013 Beauty Awards Wish List

If you follow the beauty scene, you've probably started to see Best of 2013 lists cropping up already. Allure and Nylon, two magazine I'm email subscribed to, have both put theirs out. Obviously everyone has their own product preferences, but I love looking at these lists. I feel weirdly satisfied when a product I love make it on there and am also inspired to pick up some new products as well. I always keep a running list of products I want to try on my phone, and I've definitely added a few new ones this week (if you follow me on Pinterest you probably saw me pin a few as well!). I'm trying not to buy any new makeup products in the month of October, but here are a few products that I'm eying from these two beauty awards lists.

ELF contouring cream- I have to say, I may have to go ahead and pick this up next time I'm at Target since it only costs 3 dollars. I'm still loving my Flower duo, but I've been interested in trying a cream contour kit because cream products typically look more natural.

Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Wash- I absolutely love using sea buckthorn oil on my face, so I'd love to see what this wash can do for my body.

Oscar Blandi Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Heat Protect Spray- I have a Tre Semme spray that I like, but it's only intended to be used on wet hair. I love that this product can be used on dry hair as well, which comes in handy when you're doing touch ups on second or third day hair.

Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo / Conditioner- I have been using my Joico K-Pak for the past couple of years and have loved how manageable it makes my hair. However, lately I've been noticing a lot of frizz and flyaways, which might be partly due to me curling my hair and partly due to the weather here in Virginia. Regardless, I'm looking for ways to smooth my hair without loading it up with products, so this might be my first step in that direction.

Vaseline Spray and Go Moisturizer- I go through fazes with moisturizing. Sometimes I super religiously moisturize twice a day, and sometimes I go weeks without every putting lotion on. This yo-yo moisturizing isn't great for my skin, and I hate looking down and seeing cracking, ashy legs. Yuck. Even when I'm in a pro-moisturizer mood, I tend to focus on my legs and neglect the rest of my body. This spray looks like a great way to get some light moisture all over without a lot of to do.

Tangle Teezer Professional Detangling Brush- I saw this on Nylon's list and thought it looked cool, but didn't want to bother with ordering it. I was super interested though, because I know I've seen this same product recommended in at least one beauty blogger YouTube video (I believe Tanya Burr). Then I went to Sally Beauty to look around one day and saw it there, but it was like 12 dollars and I thought eh, I already have brushes at home, I don't really need it. Now it's on Allure's list too and I feel like I need it. Dangit.

Caudalie Divine Oil- I got a sample of this in a Birchbox one month and it smells absolutely amazing. I swear if I could just lather it on as a lotion, I totally would and never wear perfume again. This oil is also great for smoothing down flyaways and protecting your hair ends. The thing is, this stuff is so expensive. This is definitely on my Amazon wishlist, and I'm hoping someone will gift it to me. Unless I up and get rich I will probably never buy this for myself, but I am in love with it.

What's on your beauty wish list?

Yours Truly, Jen

Affordable Makeup Brushes

Last week I posted my Essential Drugstore Makeup Kit. This kit is designed to give you a full face of makeup in a variety of looks with all of the products coming exclusively from the drugstore. What I did not include in that kit was brushes, primarily because I haven't had much experience using drugstore brushes and there are a lot of super affordable brushes online that are a little better than most of the brushes you're going to find in the drugstore (and better priced). I did want to talk about the brushes I'm using before doing any makeup tutorials (which I promise are coming!), so here we go!

Coastal Scents 22 Piece Brush Set- I bought this set back in April and have been pretty impressed with the brushes for the most part. If you are beginner to medium level at makeup or even "expert" level but want some filler, more affordable brushes, this is a good set to look at. You could feasibly just use this set for your whole face, though I use a couple of supplementary brushes. The travel case is really nice as well (put it outside to air out for a day if you can), so if you travel a lot and want to take your set with you, that's another good reason to pick up this set. The number of brushes may seem totally overwhelming at first and you may not know what to do with half of them to start, but as you learn more about makeup and watch/read more tutorials and as you play around with makeup you'll start to use more of them. There may be a couple you just never really need, but the price per brush is so low in this set that it isn't a deal-breaker. I won't claim these are the best brushes in the world, but the quality is fine for me and through purchasing it you instantly have a brush collection, rather than having to curate one in order to learn to do makeup.

Fine Liner Brush- The Coastal Scents set only comes with angled liner brushes, and personally, I prefer a fine liner brush for applying gel eyeliner (I do use the angled brushes for other things). I bought a really awesome fine liner brush on sale on Sephora's website a little while back, but they don't appear to carry it anymore. This one is very similar though.

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush- This is my favorite brush to use when applying foundation hands down. The Coastal Scents set come with a stippling brush and a foundation brush, so you totally don't have to buy this, and both of those brushes in the set are good. However, I like the look this brush produces a little more, and I need less foundation to get it than with the stippling brush, which saves me money. I keep meaning to order some other brushes from the line, but keep putting it off since I really don't need them right now. They have a couple of different kits, one for the face and one for the eyes, so you could go for that instead of the Coastal Scents if you like. I think Real Techniques are a better quality, but you're also going to pay more money for fewer brushes.

If you're absolutely set on picking something up at the drugstore rather than ordering online, I would suggest Eco Tools. I think they're available at Walmart and I've heard really good things about them. They also have some good looking kits like this one, depending on what brushes you're wanting.

I definitely think you want to start out with something a little better than dollar a piece ELF brushes or whatever, but it's definitely not necessary to spend 20 dollars a brush to get a good quality, especially if you're a beginner or just don't wear a lot of makeup. My recommendation is to get an affordable set, figure out what brushes you like, and then work on buying good quality individual brushes from there.

A lot of people seem to really like the Sephora brushes. I had several of those in college, and I just wasn't overly impressed. They're fine, but they are way over priced. However, in November Sephora has a huge sale for members where everything in the store is like 30% off, so if you're interested in trying those I'd wait for that.

No matter what brushes you buy/use, make sure you always wash them before using them for the first time! This will help prevent the hairs from falling out and will overall increase the life of the brush, which means you get to wait longer before replacing them.

What makeup brushes do you like?

Yours Truly, Jen

What I'm Watching

Yesterday I turned in my first draft of my thesis to my thesis advisor. Woohoo! It still needs A LOT of work (and I'm not just being modest) but I'm looking forward to getting feedback and jumping on the revision horse. That being said, after a weekend of trying to get that draft as done as possible, I needed a little time to relax and unwind.

Last night, Andy and I went to see Blue Jasmine at The Lyric, which is a local not for profit movie theatre run by volunteers on donations. Monday night is free popcorn night, and tickets are five bucks. You just can't beat it. Guys, always support local movie theatres if you can.

Cate Blanchett is fantastic. The writing is great, the acting is wonderful, the story is comical and sad and moving. You will run the gamut of emotions. You will leave thinking you liked it, but not really sure why. You'll clarify your thoughts with time, make connections. The characters are familiar, yet distinct, carefully subverted stereotypes. The directing and editing is smart. I'm not a big Woody Allen fan (I'm not NOT a Woody Allen fan, I just haven't really followed his work), but I can see why people are when he puts out films like this. It'll do you good to get away from network television (no offense to network television, I love it too) and watch a character you sympathize with and hate and don't trust but want to see triumph. Characters like that are hard to write and so gratifying to watch.

 Do you watch Louie? I saw the first season what seems like forever ago, and when Andy wanted to start watch it last year I watched seasons one and two with him and was so sad when Netflix didn't have any more episodes. Well, season three is finally on Netflix, and Andy and I sat down and watched the first two episodes today. All I can say is this guy is funny and original and there's something for everyone. There is lots of talking about masturbation and parenting and relationships and life; chances are, something he says will offend you at some point (that's kind of the point). But his jokes are well crafted and smart and original and while the humor can be base at times, there's a lot of intelligence in the writing. Just watch it.

What have you watched and loved lately?

Yours Truly, Jen