A week in Quarantine – Hamptons Edition

I wonder is it even appropriate to still say quarantine because we’re all definitely not staying at home.

Anyway, I spent the last week in the Hamptons with my friends and it was glorious. We stayed in Amagansett in a 3 bd 2 ba house, complete with pool, wraparound deck and lots and lots of champagne.

Cheers to Summer not being dead.

Quarantine Show Round-up – What we do in the Shadows

For fans of Twilight (the BOOKS NOT THE FUCKING HORRIBLE ASS MOVIES), Dracula and Let the Right one in (if you know what last one is, dm me @theshadeistooreal) What we do in the Shadows is amazing. Not to give too much away but it’s a documentary style comedy on FX about a group of Vampires who live in Staten Island.

I know that sounds super fucking weird, and it is and that’s what makes it so wonderful. The show centers around Nandor the Relentess, Nadja, Laszlo, Colin Robinson and Guillermo the familiar.

Slight sidenote please look at the transformation for the actor who plays Nandor because he is a fox.

So it’s kind of a hard show to explain but its a mockumentary style show and just follows around their shenanigans. Laszlo and Nadja are in a relationship. Nandor is essentially the oldest and head of the household and despite being a conquerer and being known for slaughtering villages of people he is the sweetest of the bunch. Colin Robinson is an energy vampire aka he sucks the life out of people by being so boring. He’s honestly my least favorite character and at one point it seemed like they were going to kill him off the show and tbh I’m kind of upset that they didn’t. He seems like a very useless character and just in general plays a boring white bald man.

Guillermo is a familiar, which is a human who lives with the vampires who like helps protect them during the day time and runs errands for them and also helps them do normal things like using a computer, running to the drugstore etc. Him and Nandor have the closest relationship even though Nandor can treat him like shit sometimes. Guillermo wants to be a vampire despite having Van Helsing ancestry and is unusually skilled at taking them down. Anyways the show is super weird, the accents that they all have are so fucking funny like I could literally watch this show all day and not get bored, I actually have this issue with shows that are only 30 minutes long because I knock them off so quickly. Like give me a week, I’ll watch two episodes a night and be done in 5 days! It’s pretty annoying. I truly wonder why shows with such huge followings (ie Insecure) with hard core fan bases who demand longer episodes don’t make them longer? Anyways, I’ll be reviewing Insecure sometime soon so stay tuned!

This wasn’t as great as the other reviews, but it’s honestly such a hard show to explain, you guys will just have to watch and learn more.

Quarantine Show Round-up

Since everybody (including myself) keeps talking about Corona like it’s over I thought I’d provide you with some great quarantine shows to help you pass the time. I know this is a totally original idea and there are no other lists out there so you’re welcome in advance.

First up in Bravo.

So I know this isn’t a TV show but rather a network but I’ll say this you could literally spend an entire 2 month long stay at home order watching Bravo. I’m pretty sure this is what I first did especially because they were re-running all of their classics like NYC Prep and Gallery Girls.

I started off by watching Real Housewives of Atlanta which can we all just agree is probably one of the best/trashiest shows ever? I mean the fact that there was a rumor going around at one point that Kandi – who mind you- doesn’t even drink wanted to drug Porsha and keep her in her basement is hilarious. Especially considering the fact that Porsha looks like a sex doll and has the IQ of one too. Meanwhile Kandi is the only housewife with any actual real money or statues. Anyways that was Season.. I actually don’t know but I think it was the season that Pheadra got kicked off because she’s the one that started the rumor. To be honest I’m surprised Andy made her leave because if there’s one thing I’m sure he likes its drama that brings in viewers. Ok back to my point, the Real Housewives is first on the list because it’s honestly a 10/10 when it comes to Bravo shows, it features an all black cast with the exception of Kim Z on the first few season, the women’s wigs and makeup are CONSTANTLY on point. Like I know the Beverly Hills bitches have money but honestly no cast dresses better than Atlanta, no cast is more relevant than Atlanta and no one has more drama. I mean Phaedra’s husband was locked up for tax evasion? Kenya’s window was kicked in by her fake boyfriend and she married a man with a nose ring a season later. We got to see the full on launch of a fake clothing brand “She by Sheree”, we saw the evolution of Nene’s wig, we watched Kandi find love and we got to see Porsha think that the underground railroad was a real thing. Trust me, if you’re looking for something to fill your time. This is it. Start with Season one and just keep watching. If anything be blessed by the presence of Cynthia Bailey the most beautiful women on earth and Eva Marcille in a close second place.

You’re welcome.

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City Scenes

Back in the city for good post Quarantine in Florida. I haven’t been out much because I’m still scared of getting corona but I have ridden the subway (a little contradictory no?). I only have a few photos but I also have a few words.

I’m feeling glad to be back and oddly hopeful. Despite cutting off a few situations that were no longer serving me I feel happy and light. Overall looking forward to what the rest of the year will bring.

BLM – Quarantine – Corona and more

I realize that this lockdown was probably the best time for me to reignite my blog fire, but like many of us I’m sure your coronavirus plans didn’t go well, as planned. Instead of giving you a user friendly breakdown of what happened to me, I’ll link you out to an article that can better explain it (because truly who doesn’t love a good link out)

For those of you who are wondering, I’m Lindsey and yes, that my family and I in the article , but for my friends who don’t like reading, I’ll sum it up.

  • I was told I was going to WFH for two week, flights were $78 one way so I booked a trip to see my parents for 2 weeks and WFH whoohoo!
  • After 6 days of WFH myself along with 400 others were let go
  • Everyone in New York was fucked
  • LOL stay-at-home orders began, I was funemployed so me and my suitcase of 3 t-shirts decided to stay in Florida
  • For the next 3 months I ate, practiced my splits, cut off all the straight hair (yes I’m back to my natural roots), read, learned how to make macaroni & cheese, attended 389 zoom calls, had my first Hennessy slushi, helped my mom decorate the house, mowed my parents lawn twice, saw my grandparents, and watched an astonishing amount of TV (I’m actually embarassed to list out all the shows but a small sampling includes – 90 Days before the 90 Days, Married at First Sight – Charlotte, 90 Days the other way, Upload, Insecure – who hasn’t, Too Hot to Handle, Chefs Table, Singapore Social..and that’s all I’m going to reveal)
  • I drove to DC with my mom
  • Drove to NYC by myself
  • Shit really hit the fan, I protested, went to vigils and all around felt depressed

So now logically I’m going back to the scene of the crime aka Florida in a few days!

Horray for Corona

PS. I started a new job Monday, thanks for all your t’s and p’s