Author: Shanny the Granny

How Pregnancy Affects Your Existing Relationship

I think this is the longest I’ve ever gone without updating my blog. FORGIVE ME. I have no great excuse other than it’s hard to find a position comfortable for typing these days, considering my belly is carrying a human that currently weighs more than my dog. Fact. Excuses aside, let’s get down to business. As the urge to write has crawled back into my fingers over the last few weeks, I’ve tried to figure out what I wanted this next post to be about. At first, I was determined to take the focus off of my pregnancy because–...

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Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?

I am in a charmed stage of life right now. I’m knocking on every piece of wood I can find. I have a funny, good-looking, caring, faithful husband. I have a family that I adore. I have a perfect puppy…and we’re getting another one in July. Another “perfect” one? Well,  I guess we’ll find out. I have friends who call and leave me voicemails just to see how I’m doing, friends who cook me food on a weekly basis, and friends whose simple texts make me laugh awkwardly in public places. I have general good health, enough resources to...

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Buying a House, Running a 1/2 Marathon…Not Much Goin’ On

Wow, hi, it’s been awhile. Remember me? The name’s Shannon. Nice to see you again! Bachelor recaps took over my blog life for the past few months, but it’s high time I post something that doesn’t revolve around a 36 year old man who loves skinny jeans 30% more than he loves his fiancé. I think today’s post needs to be something of a catch up, so enjoy the random thoughts and stories that will likely hold no cohesive theme or purpose. Some of you may have seen on Facebook that I’m doing the Brooklyn Half Marathon in t-minus...

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Bachelor Recap, Nick, Finale: Fourth Time’s the Charm (Or is it?)

Let us review some statistics before we begin, as found in my post “The Bachelor Franchise: A History and a Breakdown.” Before Nick, there had been 20 Bachelors in the history of the franchise. One of those 20 Bachelors is happily married to his winner (Sean Lowe + Catherine). One of those 20 Bachelors is questionably happily engaged to his winner, but with no wedding in sight (Hot Ben + Lauren B). That means the success rate of Bachelor relationships is a whopping 5%. If Hot Ben and Lauren B miraculously make it to the altar, that ups the...

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Bachelor Recap, Nick, Ep. 10 & Women Tell All: You’re a Slob-Kebab

The opening scene for this episode is HANDS DOWN my favorite 60 seconds of television that this show has ever produced, followed very closely by the swimming pigs scene in Hot Ben’s season, with the outtakes of JoJo trying to kill a wasp– again from Hot Ben’s season– in third place. Remember how last episode was all about Raven’s Fantasy Suite date, particularly the great mystery of whether or not Nick would give her her very first Big O? Well, I think it’s safe to assume he did, because this is a direct quote from Raven: “Nick is VERY...

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