Hello, friends! Last week from Thursday to Sunday, I was in Austin, Texas on a solo vacation. This was my first time in Texas and my first trip alone and I want to share my experience in case you decide to visit Austin someday or if you’re considering going on vacation by yourself. Or perhaps, …

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After years of the same, creaky full-sized mattress with my “Psycho Mrs. Bates divot”, it was time to upgrade. A mattress is no small purchase, but I had been considering a Casper for a while, thanks in part to the advertisements on nearly all my favorite podcasts. So I embarked on some research, looking at reviews …

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I have a few unrelated subjects floating around in my brain so I figured it would be best to do another addition of my Smörgåsbord series. This makes number six, so let’s get started, shall we? Marianne This week, I watched Netflix’s French horror series, Marianne, directed by Samuel Bodin and starring Victoria du Bois …

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I have made many television, podcast, and other media recommendations in the past, but this is different. It’s important. I strongly believe that everyone should watch Netflix’s limited series, Unbelievable, about the true story of an 18-year-girl accused of lying about her rape and the two female detectives that investigate a series of rapes with a …

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True crime dominates my podcast listening. The Last Podcast on The Left maintains its foothold as #1 in my heart with their well researched (and hysterically conveyed) episodes covering everything from killers, historical tragedies, aliens, cryptids, magic, to paranormal activity. There is, however, a newer podcast to me that’s been in production since 2017. It’s …

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In order to distract myself from a rather awful string of luck at work, I decided to dive head first into Amazon Prime’s four-part docu-series, Lorena, about the sensational case of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt. I was first made aware of this by the guys of Last Podcast on the Left in one of …

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I like cooler weather, but September has been really all over the place in Chicago between the thunderstorms, humidity and overcast clouds. Not exactly what I was hoping for post Labor Day. It does lead me to believe that I could be a meteorologist for one of Chicago’s news stations because apparently, you don’t need …

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For all of you true crime fiends, armchair detectives, Wikipedia mongers, and amateur researches, I wanted to start a series presenting a “Crime of the Century” that you maybe haven’t heard of. Even though I find “mainstream” cases like Jack the Ripper, the Lingbergh baby, Ted Bundy, the Manson Family Murders, the Valentine’s Day Massacre, the Unabomber, …

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