The Short List

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XoXo: Gwyneth’s Goop-tastic Coffee Enema

Let’s do a new segment entitled, “Weird Shit Gwyneth Paltrow Sold Me.” It’s a pretty widely accepted fact that Gwyneth and her lifestyle brand “Goop” have set out on a mission to enrich your life with their most bizarre, expensive and grossly unnecessary must-have items. I mean, we all know celebs aren’t always grounded on […]


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XoXo: Ryan Reynolds Settles the Great Debate…

It’s 2018 and Ryan Reynolds is doing the most to continue his reign as King of Twitter. With 9.3 million followers, Mr. Reynolds can only be bothered with the most pressing of issues such as the Great Chris Debate. Of course, I’m talking about who is hotter. Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt or Chris Evans. It’s […]


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XoXo: 8 Random Thoughts from Star Wars Episode VIII

Unrelated, I wore an incredibly warm and furry Chewbacca onesie to see the film. It’s been in the 50’s in Florida for weeks…but of course that day it magically returned to 70 degrees. Thanks, FL. You always have my back. Anyways, here are 8 (limiting it down was pretty tough because this movie had a […]



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XoXo: What Am I Even?

About a month ago my older brother actually had a pretty clever idea. I know, giving your siblings credit for stuff is tough, but in this case it’s warranted! As a Christmas gift to our family, he ordered us all ancestry kits to find out where the hell the Grubers came from!  As I’m sure […]


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XoXo: They’re Heerrrrreeeeee….

Today on December 1st my arch nemesis once again returned to our home to taunt me for the remaining days until Christmas. Obviously, I’m referring to the Elf on the damn Shelf. If you aren’t a parent or you’ve just been living under a rock for the past few years, I’ll fill you in. The […]


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XoXo: Did It Hurt…When You Fell From Heaven?

The Victoria’s Secret Annual Fashion Show has become a pop culture staple for its statuesque models, A-List musical performances and lingerie so elaborate that it makes me exhausted just thinking about strapping those wings on. #TeamLazy This year the show made history, but probably not in a way viewers expected. Chinese model Ming Xi became […]


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XoXo: Rest in Philly Cheesesteaks…

  Today I came across a story that at first glance might seem like a joke, but I found it oddly touching. A 76 year-old Pennsylvania man, Richard Lussi, was granted his dying wish: to be buried with philly cheesesteaks. Not just any cheesesteaks, though! They had to come from his favorite sandwich shop, Pat’s […]


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XoXo: The Boy Who Lived…

Today marks an important historic milestone. On November 16th 2001, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone opened in theaters across the United States and our muggle lives changed forever. It’s hard to explain why so many of us hold such a deep connection to this franchise. I happened to be about the same age as […]


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XoXo: Does Anyone Else’s Kid Do This…?!?!

Whether you’re a parent or not, it’s a well known fact of life that sometimes they do some seriously weird crap. Case in point, my own precious 4 year-old daughter has developed quite an interesting demand. Whenever we go shopping, no matter where or when, she asks to have her picture made…with the store mannequins. […]