Mommy Monday

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I try not to let Huff the Babe watch too much TV. But, there are days that her energy levels are overflowing like my muffin top while I’m guzzling Diet Dr. Pepper and just trying to make it through the day. During those times I switch on Netflix, PBS, or whatever I can to get my little ball of perpetual energy to sit still for a few minutes.

Because of this, I’ve seen quite a bit of children’s television. Some good, some just plain annoying. So here is my definitive ranking of kid’s shows (that I’ve seen):

 

#7 Caillou

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We’ve only watched this show once. And it wasn’t even a whole episode. It was like 5 minutes. That is how annoying this kid is. Seriously. Don’t even waste your time.

 

#6 The Odd Squad

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My niece LOVES this show. She watches it all the time during her “tablet time”. But man, the kids on that show… they are…odd (terrible pun, I know). The show is kind of like Mr. Wizard on an acid trip.

 

#5 Tayo: The Little Bus 

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My sister is actually the one that introduce Huff the Babe to this. Its pretty cute, to be honest. Tayo is a cartoon bus from South Korea. The cartoon is awesome because it has horrible lip-dub, but in an endearing way. There are times it gets a little weird though. One of Tayo’s “talents” is playing songs with his farts. For reals.

 

#4 Thomas the Tank Engine

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I’ve been watching Thomas since my oldest nephew was HtB’s age. I loved watching him watch the show. I especially loved listening to him sing the title theme. He would pronounce Edward like “Penguin!”. My only problem(s) is Thomas can be kind of a punk sometimes. And Sir Toppham Hat? That guy’s like the worst boss ever.

 

#3 Sesame Street 

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Y’all, Muppets are my jam. I LURVES them! Especially Sesame Street! These guys were such a huge part of my childhood. They’re still good, I’m just a little sad that I don’t know a lot of the folks (or puppets) on the show anymore. Even Maria is leaving!

 

#2 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

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My little Gryffindor has just started getting into MLP. This is probably the only show she likes that I will continue to watch after she’s left the room. I can name all of the main ponies. I even have favorites. I guess you could call me a Brony. Or whatever the female equivalent is.

 

#1 Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

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Katerina throwing shade.

Of all the shows we’ve watched, this is by far Huff the Babe’s favorite. The catchy songs Daniel and his friends make up to help with daily tasks have actually come in handy with my little one. I honestly don’t have any complaints about this show. Except Katerina. That cat is super annoying.

 

What about you? What kid’s shows do you like? Which ones do you tell your kids are cancelled?

 

Fan Girl Friday

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NYC Fashion Week is happening and what better way to get in on the fun than by checking out come geek couture! PopSugar has found the best–and geekiest—looks strutting down the runway!

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I personally LURVE the “Mystic” gown and the “Regina” from Once Upon a Time!

 

Big news, Whovians! The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! Well, sort of. The PopVinyl figurines of our favorite Doctor(s), companions, and villains is about to hit the shelves!
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You can pre-order yours now in the US or UK! I. CANNOT. WAIT.

 

Another sweet treat for those that travel in the Whoverse, An a-dork-able Etsy shop is selling Doctor Who cookie cutters! Look at all of the cute shapes!

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There’s even a “Doctor Whooves” from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

 

Looking for a great gift for the person who has everything? Then look no further than the Sharper Image! Send in a photo of your loved one and they’ll create a look-alike bobble head!

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I’m seriously considering doing this for my brother-in-law (even though his birthday was yesterday!)

 

Who else is looking forward to Disney’s live action Cinderella, set to hit the big screen March 13th? Well, get ready to have the biggest of nerd squeals, people, because there is one more reason to freak out. Disney confirmed that there will be a—wait for—Frozen animated short before the film!

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Its titled Frozen Fever and from the looks of the pictures, I’m assuming the story is about Anna’s birthday (given the big ‘Happy Birthday’ banner and all!) and the hilarity that ensues as the gang gets the celebration going!

 

 

Did you come across any fandom finds this week? Movie news? Dish in the comments below!

 

 

 

Happy fangirling!

Fan Girl Friday

OMG, you guys. I am SO glad its Friday. Even though I’m not looking forward to the winter weather headed our way (yet again) I’m glad its the weekend!

I wish I was going to SXSW this weekend. But, le sigh, I will not be attending. I’ve been wanting to go FOREVER and this year, I am especially sad because just look at what they’ll be serving:

Why are we not funding this?!

Why are we not funding this?!

Oh yes, my friends, that is a chocolate chip cookie cup filled with milk! The Dominique Ansel Bakery (kind of a SXSW staple) is serving up these bad boys to its customers during the music festival!  Hashtag jealous.

 

So, apparently, the new My Little Ponies show has a HUGE adult fan base. I guess I’m not *too* surprised. After all, Huff the Hubs and I watch Adventure Time whenever we can. Anyway, I think I need to start watching MLP. This Saturday, there will be an episode with Doctor Who inspired ponies named Doctor Whooves and Rose! Look how cute they are!

Giddy up! Er, I mean, allonsy!

Giddy up! Er, I mean, allonsy!

 

Even though the weekend hasn’t officially started, I’m sure some of you are already dreading going back to work on Monday. Well have no fear! Think Geek has just the thing you need to get through the workday blues! Check out their new Office Warrior Survival Pack!

Let's do this.

Let’s do this.

Just what is included in the survival pack? The Ultimate 5-in-1 Geek Pen, Origami Sticky Notes, Nerf Shooter, Caffeine Molecule Badge Holder, and BAWLS Caffeinated Mints!

 

And don’t forget; Catching Fire is out on DVD today! Woo!