5ish Things.

1a. There are very few things in life I take seriously - TV being high on that short list. No, that's not a joke. So, when shows like The Newsroom are canceled after only 3 seasons, while Big Brother and The Bachelor are on their what? 17th? 25th? season, I can't help but get really, really pissed off. I get it - it's about the number of viewers, and how much advertising money the show can make for the network. It doesn't mean that I can't be mad that a show that people should be watching gets canned, while shows that are complete garbage will continue to be aired for the foreseeable future.

1b. My name is Alissa and I am a recovering reality TV addict.

2a. In a couple of weeks, Kelsey and I will be heading to Ikea. This is a big deal because I've never been to an Ikea before, and I have a feeling it will be a spiritual awakening for me. The problem? The closest one to us is in New Jersey. Don't worry, there will be a travel vlog. I know you were worried.

2b. Under no circumstances am I allowed to come home with a couch. You hear me, Internet?

3. The other day I bought a box of tampons and a bag of fun sized Snickers at Rite Aid. I think everyone in the store knew I had my period.

4. There's a certain blogger whose love story I read over and over and over again. I'm not going to publicly say whose it is, but if you really want to know, maybe I'll tell you in an email.

5. Last week, while I was in New York, I saw a girl with the best bangs. I thought, "A few snips and I could have my bangs back!" I've been growing them out for about 8 months now, and they are finally, finally able to be tucked behind my ears (my hair grows at an alarmingly slow rate). I won't cut them, but damn if I didn't consider it.