Lately . . .



This may be day 58,723 of Sheltering in Place, it really feels like it has been that long. But, we MUST do whatever is necessary to save our lives and the lives of our families & friends. Over at Le Werk Place (my habitat) it's bizzness as usual.  I still rely on my cellphone to tell me what day it is, what the weather will be later and any meaningful connections to address.  Last week I did some yardwork over at my Mom's place and watched more TV than usual.  You Tube videos have always been an outlet for me when things get mundane, and earlier this month I was introduced to the Netflix show "Love is Blind" by a Youtuber.  Have you seen "Love is Blind" yet?  So, last Tuesday when I got tired of HGTV, MSNBC, ESPN, MeTV, TVLand, Golf Channel & TLC, I tuned into Netflix for the first time and I gotta say it was entertaining.  Well, that show became my late night pal and I binge watched it last week.
On Netflix, Love is Blind - The show's premise is simple. . . A group of men and women date one another without actually seeing the person they're talking to. If they fall in love, the only way they can see the other person and continue the relationship is to become Engaged. 

Dubbing itself a "social experiment," the show features an equal number of male and female contestants who are looking to fall in love with someone for who they truly are, not what they look like. The contestants go on dates in self-contained pods and they only get to see one another after getting engaged. Following an engagement, the couples are taken on a romantic trip to Mexico before getting married less than a month later. It was filmed in 2018.  If I was not sheltering in place, I probably would not have watched it because being out and about is my thing. Unlike other dating shows, all of the contestants on "Love Is Blind" lived in Atlanta, Georgia, at the time of filming. And they only had 38 days, to get to know each other, get engaged and get married.




Yes . . I have seen a TV show like this before!  Back in 2018, TLC did a three-part dating series called Hear Me, Love Me, See Me. That show had the same premise and  “took physical attraction completely out of the equation and encouraged those looking for love to focus on getting to know potential suitors before they see what they look like,” But,  somehow, Netflix was so much better at this concept. I'm not about to spill the beans on the outcome, just in case some of you may want to see the series. But, after the second episode I was hooked.
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According to the producer Chris Coelen, contestants had much more input about their relationships than other, more over-produced reality dating shows. He said he wanted to give contestants the chance to control their experiences within the rules of the pods. Coelen also said, that eight couples actually got engaged at the end of the 10-day dating process via the pods. But only six were featured on the series. The series was such a success that Netflix has Season II in the works already. "We’re casting out of Chicago,” Coelen said, revealing that they have already received thousands of applications. To keep me interested in the next season, I would like to see:
  • Average everyday people with different body shapes. In season One, all the people were objectively HOT. They were slim and attractive. Put a few gals with Curves in the mix and a short guy who could not wear a tie, etc.
  • Give the engaged couples more time with the families. I would really like to see the side-eye from Grandma and Aunt Suzy's take on this quick engagement thing.
  • More older contestants would make it grand. Yes, Jessica had problems with being 10 years older than her Guy. But an older Cougar in love with herself would give the show a different spin.


Other Mentionables . . . 
  • Hair Clippers are getting scarce. I'm ready to do some at home haircuts and my Mom has volunteered to be my first customer. Went to purchase online at Target, out of stock. This one from Amazon will be available in a few weeks.
  • Finally got my shipment of A/C filters from Lowe's. It took three weeks. Now I have to find a place to store them.
  • If you have not stocked up on MEATS, better get busy. Meat packing plants in the USA are closing down daily, so we may not be able to make meat loaf on Sundays.
  • New releases of skincare is happening and I'm thankful access is limited. Gotta use up what I have first. But, I'm interested in this onethis serum. this one too.
  • Since vitamin C in skincare is not very stable & ages quickly, I have in my cart at amazon this Vitamin C powder to add to serums in my stash.  Remember. . . skincare does not have to be pricey to work. Read the labels of that cult favorite product before you buy.
  • On Hallmark Home & Family show,  a guest spoke about Licorice Root Oil to help with dark spots on the face. They made a paste with the oil + greek yogurt and applied to her face. After 15 minutes she rinsed. I'm gonna try it soon.
So, tell Me. . .  What are you doing lately??  We have to pay attention to the information we get from the Scientists and Medical Professionals regarding this Pandemic. Do not be Bamboozled!


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