Monthly Look Ahead: January 2019

Another year, another January! I won’t ramble on about resolutions (because I have a post on that coming next week), but I do like how this month feels like it has potential to be great. So hopefully the things I’m about to list below aid in making this month a great one…monthly look ahead logo

  • This month I am participating in two curling bonspiels. I’m a fairly competitive person, so I think it’ll be fun to be in a competitive environment rather than just the casual weekly games.
  • Almost all my TV shows are back this month after the midseason finales.  Some are back the first week of January, so I’m glad I only have to do minimal waiting.
  • Also Brooklyn Nine-Nine starts this month. It’s not my favourite show but it’s a good one and I’m interested to see how NBC does it differently than Fox.
  • The Golden Globes are on the 6th. I curl that night, so I might have to record it to watch it later, but the hosts are Andy Sandberg and Sandra Oh, and I think they’ll do well.
  • Fox’s live production of Rent is to air on the 27th. Again, curling will conflict, but I’m very excited for this because Rent is a good musical. I do wonder how or if Fox will change the show to make it more primetime TV-friendly, but there’s nothing I can do but wait and see.

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  • Season two of The Punisher is supposed to be out this month on Netflix. There’s been no set release date, which is concerning, so we’ll have to see. I’m obviously excited for this show to be back because season one was pretty good, but we just know it’s probably doomed to the same fate as its other Marvel Netflix siblings,  so I feel like I won’t be able to appreciate the show properly.

What’s going on this new month for you? Let me know!

And I hope you all have a great 2019 full of happiness, health, and success. I look forward to another year of blogging and keeping up with you and vice versa.

That’s all for now!


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Monthly Look Ahead: December 2018

Ho Ho Ho-ly cow, it’s already December! Can you believe the year is almost over? A lot of people online are expressing their shock that the year seemed unusually long, and I feel that. Though, for me, I think this is accentuated by the fact that my life has changed a lot in the past year. In January I was away at school and editing a novel. Now I’m back home and working full time and getting rejections from lit agents. Anyway, before the year is over, I still have December to look forward to. And by now you should that I love Christmas, so I think this month will be a good one. Here’s what I’ve got going on:

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  • I very much enjoyed season one of Marvel’s Runaways, so I am very excited for season two on the 21st.
  • On the 18th, Ellen Degeneres’s Netflix comedy special is coming out, and I am very interested to see that. I love Ellen, and I think she’s funny, but being funny on a talk show and being stand-up comedy funny are different things. She’s done stand-up before, but it’s been a while. I have faith, though.
  • As it is every year, the Arrowverse is doing a big crossover. Though Legends is not a part of it this year, there’ll still be more than enough characters to deliver a wild story. All the pictures I’ve seen of Barry as Oliver and Oliver as Barry have me super ready for it. Plus Clark and Lois and Batwoman? The hype is real.
  • Aquaman is hitting theaters on the 21st, and early reviews seem alright. The trailer looked good actually (aside from Mera’s silly hair. It’s so dumb-looking).
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  • In October, Team Starkid had a new show called The Guy Who Hated Musicals and I thiiiink it’ll be on YouTube this month (or so a Tweet from Nick Lang said). I can’t wait to see it because Starkid’s content is almost always funny and entertaining.
  • Mary Poppins Returns and Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse are two movies I want to see at some point but am not dying to see. They’re obviously out this month, so if a friend wants to see one, I’ll go, but otherwise I’ll watch them eventually.
  • Christmas, obviously. Though we don’t know what our plans are yet. Gotta love that.
  • My mom and I haven’t started baking any Christmas cookies, so we gotta get on that.

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Aaaand that’s my December. What do you have going on this last month? Make your own MLA post and share!

That’s all for now!


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Monthly Look Ahead: November 2018

Here we are in month 11 of 12. It is now colder. Days are shorter. But this November has a few fun things on the horizon and you’re gonna hear about it now. Monthly Look Ahead time! Feel free to make your own MLA post too. They’re really good at helping me plan out the month. My November includes:

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  • Christmas music! I listen to the radio basically all day at work so I am very excited to have beloved Christmas jams going. I’d like to be able to hold out until late in the month like a normal person but I am weak and will likely have it one way too soon.
  • On November 2nd, PBS is airing a pro shot recording of An American In Paris. I don’t know much about the show but it’s a musical, and who am I to turn down free musicals?
  • The last season of Canadian show Mr. D starts on the 7th. Honestly, the past few seasons of this show haven’t been great, but this is the last season so I’ll keep watching, hopefully to see some nice closure for the characters I’ve come to enjoy over the past nine years. Besides, Canadian Gods Tessa and Scott are going to be on one of the episodes!
  • Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: The Crimes Of Grindelwald is out on the 16th, and I am very excited. I adored the first movie, and I’m ready to go back to the magic. Hopefully I go see it with some old Quidditch pals, but I don’t know if we can get coordinated enough for that.
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  • Speaking of Quidditch, there’s a Muggle Quidditch tournament near me one weekend, so I want to go watch some of it. Maybe I can convince my parents to come so they can see the sport in real life.
  • I think cheesy Christmas movies also start this month, and I want to watch as many as I can because I love the holiday sweetness.
  • Some friends of mine are going to Australia for a year and before they depart, they’re having a going away party, which will probably be fun. As I joked to a friend, if I don’t go, who will be Party Mom?

And that’s my November. Since all my blog posts in October were on YouTube (did y’all like those posts?), I didn’t want to post anything else unrelated. Now my series is done so I have complete freedom again, so I’m looking forward to writing up some new posts, returning to my regular random content. So see you guys then!

That’s all for now!

P.S. Since it is Halloween today, you should see the pumpkin I carved. The main attraction is a dragon, but I was inspired to add a little something extra to the side!

a pumpkin with a dragon outline carved in a pumpkin with my coolbean carved in

(I had to brighten the bean picture a little because the blue light was making it look weird and hard to see because it is really thin, but still, I am very proud!)


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Monthly Look Ahead: October 2018

Well, we’re now at October. The bad news is this means colder weather. The good news is that we’re now one month out from Christmas music beginning, and isn’t that what life is really about? Anyway, here’s what I’ve got going on this month of October:

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  • I registered for my local curling club! One night a week I’ll be joining a mixed social, so hopefully I’ll make friends and have a good time. I’ve curled before, but I haven’t done it in a while, so I’m excited to get back into it. I am a little worried that it’ll be mostly older people, though, so pray for me.
  • Fall TV returns part 2! Coming back to my screen this month is The Flash, Black Lightning, Superstore, Blindspot, Supergirl, Arrow, and the one I’m most excited for, Legends Of Tomorrow.
  • Coming to Netflix is Daredevil‘s third season. Season two didn’t wow me, but I’ve heard good early things about season three, so you can catch me watching that on the 19th. Matt and Foggy better be friends again, though. I need that.
  • I’m debating watching The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, out on Netflix on the 26th. I’m on the fence for a few reasons. One, it’s from the same people who gave us the dumpster fire that is Riverdale (which I have quit) and two, it looks rather creepy, and I don’t do creepy. We’ll see.
  • I’m also debating watching Titans. DC TV hasn’t been awful, but Titans looks like it’s trying too hard to be gritty, which is not my cup of tea. There’s a reason Arrow is my least favourite in the Arrowverse.
  • Venom is out on October 5th, and I’ll probably go see it, just because Marvel’s name is on it. I think Venom looks cool but people don’t seem psyched about it. Honestly, I don’t know much about the character or this plot, but who am I to turn away from Marvel?
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  • I may also go see A Star Is Born because it’s getting good reviews, which I don’t doubt given it’s Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and music.
  • On October 29th, NBC is broadcasting a 15th anniversary Wicked special and I am excited because I adore Wicked.

Soooo that is my October. I’ll be really glad when my TV shows are back and all my evenings are ‘busy’ again. It gives me something to look forward to during the day, ya know?

What are you looking forward to this October? Are you one of those people who gets really into the Halloween season? Please feel free to make a Monthly Look Ahead of your own!


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Monthly Look Ahead: September 2018

My August MLA wasn’t that thrilling, but the month ended up being not too bad. September is more exciting, though. For the first time since I was four years old, I’m not starting a new school year this month. It’s weird. Adult life is weird. Anyway, here’s what I’ve got to look forward to.

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  • Fall TV! Of course the biggest thing I’m hyped for this month is the return of TV. Not all my shows are back this month, but the ones that are are: This Is UsModern Family, and The Good Place. I can’t wait to come home from work to evenings with a purpose.
  • And there are some new shows starting too: ManifestSingle ParentsA Million Little Things, and God Friended Me. I’m on the fence about all of these, but I’m hopeful.
  • Season two of Iron Fist comes out on the 10th. I didn’t hate season one, but I also didn’t love it. I enjoy Marvel but the past three seasons of shows they’ve given us on Netflix have been slow, boring, and long, so I don’t have the highest hopes for season two of Iron Fist. But I’m excited to see Joy and Ward again, as well as Misty and Coleen. And Danny wasn’t awful when he showed up in season two of Luke Cage, so if he can keep that up, it should be alright.
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  • The Emmys are on September 17th. I’ve noticed that the shows that get noms are usually the big, wildly popular and big-budget shows on bigger networks like HBO or Netflix, and I don’t watch a lot of those, but I’ll still tune into this award show.
  • My parents are planning at least one trip downtown to see my brother play baseball, and while I don’t care for that at all, I think I may take advantage of the ride and try to get cheap matinée theater tickets downtown. Or if that doesn’t work out, I’ll plan to hang out with a downtown friend or two. Either way, should be good.

And that’s my September, from what I can tell. I write these posts the night before so I miss stuff, surely. That’s on me. I didn’t mean to leave it to the last minute, but I played myself.

So what’s your September looking like? Are you going back to school? Is Fall TV the highlight of your days too? Let me know, and feel free to make your own MLA post if you want!

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