“Pop it in the air fryer for 5 minutes at 360 degrees.”

  • I think I’ve reached a happy medium with streaming and cable. Here’s my setup:
    • I downgraded my Xfinity cable to their mid-tier plan — 70 or so channels, I think — and shelled out for their gigabit extra Internet plan. My employer pays for this.
    • I get both Netflix and Paramount+ for free through T-Mobile.
    • I get Prime Video for free with my Amazon Prime subscription.
    • I get Peacock for free through regular broadcast NBC.
    • I get YouTube Premium for free through my Google One subscription, which includes extra Google Drive space and automatic phone backups.
    • I get Apple TV+ for free through the cheapest Apple One plan, which includes Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and extra iCloud storage.
    • I get HBO Max through an HBO cable subscription, though I could get it via Hulu or Prime Video as an add-on for the same price. ($14.99/month)
    • I pay for Hulu ($5.99/month) and WOW Presents+ ($4.99/month).
    • I’m at the tail end of my 3-year Disney+ plan. It expires in November, and I might re-up through a bundle with Hulu and ESPN+.
    • I torrent everything else via ShowRSS,, and Plex. (That’s where the fast Internet plan comes in.) I mean, I could torrent all the things, but I don’t.
    • Spoiler alert: I watch YouTube the most out of all of these.
  • Muji discontinued their Relax essential oil blend, and I feel some kinda way about it. Back in the pre-pandemic days when I was traveling regularly, that blend would be my scent of choice to help make every hotel room feel comfortable. During the pandemic, it ended up becoming my go-to scent to calm me down for the day as I wind down to bed. Now I gotta create a new scent memory! Ugh.
  • Because me and #theapps just don’t mix, I recently joined to try and get back out there and date again. Can someone come write my profile? (I’m halfway serious about that.)
  • Is manifesting the qualities you want in a partner the new age version of a Kameelah list?
  • The latest pandemic purchase that’s been getting me through the days is a pug…well, a pug pillow. (I’m not paying $400 for a pet deposit.)
  • I have rediscovered the joys of ShoutCast radio stations, friends. Remember SomaFM? It’s still going strong! You name a music genre, and there’s a good chance there’s a ShoutCast radio station dedicated to it. I’ve been on a huge city pop kick lately, so I tune in daily to City Pop One.
  • Between Jerrod Carmichael officially coming out and the Zach reveal on Abbott Elementary, it’s been a good week for Black gay representation. As cliché as it sounds in 2022 at my big age, it feels good to be seen.

By karsh

I'm what Willis was talkin' about.