New Girl New Year – AKA How I Stopped Trying to Beat Them and Instead Joined Them

Good day to you my bloggy bloggy friends!

The new year is almost upon us, and soon we’ll start scratching out the 4 in 2014 before adding the 5. Of course, for the new year, I’ve decided to embrace the commuter life fully. Not like a resolution or anything. More like. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

Netflix Stream TeamThis morning, while rolling into the city on my morning commute, I turned on Netflix to continue my New Girl marathon. I’m determined to finish season 3 in January so I can start on Gilmore Girls, and since Brian only SOMETIMES watches New Girl with me, I had to get creative with my watching schedule. Of course, being New Girl, I was laughing so hard that I felt bad for the other people on the train, much like that one time I was reading Jenny Lawson’s book on an airplane…and I realized…

I was becoming one of those people on the train. The people I sometimes can’t seem to stand.

The guy with the blasting headphones.

The chatty Cathy on the phone.

The lady with the sound turned on while playing Candy Crush.

The girl laughing hysterically while staring intently at Netflix on her phone.

Yes, that’s right. Me.

Luckily, I was NOT on the quiet car this morning. And it looks like if I plan to watch my favorite sitcom, I’ll have to steer clear of the second and second-to-last cars so that my laughter doesn’t warrant the most evil of dirty looks. Because even though I’m joining the noisemakers with my laughter, I’m not a jerk.

What shows make you laugh out loud? What’s your commute to work like? Are you streaming Netflix too? What should I add to my queue for next year?

While no one pays me to talk about Netflix, I am a Netflix ambassador. I received a one-year subscription and a device to stream movies and TV wherever I go to thank me for my participation on the Netflix Stream Team. Prior to this partnership, I was a paying member and personal advocate for this streaming service of joy.

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  1. The new show “The Mccarthy’s” with New kid on the block Joey McIntyre. He plays a dumb man…but not really. It is quite amusing.

  2. I hardly watch TV now until Walking Dead starts again!

    • Hahahahaha. I can’t seem to get back into The Walking Dead. We stopped somewhere in the middle of season 4. I keep hearing it got better…but it stopped being nearly as terrifying and awesome after season 1.

  3. Same here – Walking Dead is the only reason I watch TV!
    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog!
    Happy New Year!

  4. theworld4realz says

    We stream Supernatural, True Blood, and Scrubs; when my hubz is at work I stream Gilmore Girls, Being Human, and Pretty Little Liars; when I’m out he streams Mad Men, Walking Dead, and Breaking Bad; when my daughter is home we stream Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Wizards of Waverly Place; she streams Adventure Time any second we let her. On disc we just started True Detective and Homeland. We are HUGE fans of Netflix. We don’t have cable, and haven’t for about a decade. Anything worth watching eventually comes to Netflix.

    Speaking of which, how the hell does one go about getting on the Stream Team? I WANT ON.

    • Oh yes! We’re big time streamers over here. I’m about to get started on Gilmore Girls just as soon as Brian gives me a few hours alone with the TV.

      The stream team invited me to join mid-last year (I believe it’s invite-only at this point. They’re still pretty new).

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