An Active Lifestyle Blog by Holly A. Phillips
Blanche’s Book Club: ‘Bachelor Nation’.
I’m heading to the doctor this morning for my annual checkup and blood test. If you’ve been reading for awhile, you know that last year, I (finally) faced my fears and got my blood tested for all sorts of things… everything turned out fine, so now I am happy to have a comparison and see […]More
The Bitter Lemon’s Winter TV Guide!
Last week may have been everyone’s first week back to work, but it was also a week FULL of TV show premiers, and I’m in heaven. Seriously, every single night there was a new show or a new season starting, and this is what I’m dubbing the most wonderful time of the year… So yeah, […]More
Watching: ‘Floribama Shore’.
I know I’m probably one of ten people still watching reruns of “Jersey Shore”… so, when MTV announced an answer to our prayers for new material, I was pretty excited! That answer is none other than “Floribama Shore”. “Floribama Shore” is supposed to be similar to “Jersey Shore” in that cast members are filling up […]More
‘Siesta Key’: ‘Juliette’s Bahama Drama’.
Hey hey! Don’t you just love 3-day weekends? Sure, it’s a little shitty that we have to be back at work today, but it’s already TUESDAY?! Although, I feel like tomorrow I’ll think it’s Thursday and just be really disappointed overall. But alas, another episode of “Siesta Key” is upon us, and the gang is […]More
‘Siesta Key’: ‘Madisson’s Avenues’.
Hey, hey! Trump is on his way to Texas and this state is flipping him the bird – the memes on Twitter are worth a look if you need a laugh. Anyway, I won’t get into politics… let’s get into last night’s episode of “Siesta Key”! The episode picks up right where last week left […]More
‘Siesta Key’: ‘Romeo and Juliette’.
In anticipation of what MTV is calling “Laguna Beach 2.0”, the network aired old episodes of “Laguna Beach” and “The Hills” all weekend and I was in heaven! They were also promoting the shit out of “Siesta Key”, and it worked – I was real pumped to see this episode. That is until I saw […]More
The Bitter Lemon’s Summer TV Guide!
I sort of hate myself for promoting sitting inside all summer and catching up on TV, but it’s been a solid 106 degrees here in Austin, and even the coolest pool isn’t going to get me outside for much longer than i have to be. So, yeah, I’m watching TV this summer – especially the […]More
‘Southern Charm’: Reunion (part 1).
You guys… or should I say y’all? I have been looking forward to the “Southern Charm” reunion since the season started – because the reunions are the best part, right? Right from the jump, Bravo gave us a few clips that just look insane, but of course I’m sure they will be spread over two, […]More
‘So Cosmo’: Fun Fearless Money.
I was actually looking forward to last night’s episode of “So Cosmo” – not that I haven’t enjoyed previous episodes, but at times, I just wonder where this is all going. However, I was feeling really curious about this “Fun Fearless Money” event. And why? Well, for one thing, it was held on a Saturday […]More
So Cosmo: ‘Fun Fearless Females’.
It’s been a minute since I was THIS excited for a TV show to start, and yet not only do we have a season of “So Cosmo” to look forward to, but also the last season of “Girls” premiers this weekend, and “Big Little Lies” isn’t too far behind. But anyway, let’s get right on […]More
‘Mariah’s World’: Got Me Feeling Emotions.
Hey, hey! Wow, last week was pretty huge in my little corner of the world. It was my first week at a new job, and we have a new President. I also went to Mexico for the second time in my life, but I had my first taste of panchos, ate roasted street corn, fresh […]More
‘Mariah’s World’: Crossing Borders.
IIIIItttttt’s Monday and I’m not at work, so let’s celebrate that for a good week. It has actually been freezing (literally) here in Austin, so I spent the weekend under my electric blanket, crawling out only to watch what was reported to be the worst hockey game in Texas Stars’ history. Brrr. But I still […]More
‘Mariah’s World’: Bone of Contention.
Helllooooo! Today is the last Monday that I’ve got before a glorious staycation for the holidays. I just have to get through this week before I can run out of the office in complete freedom! Why does this make me so happy? Because on Friday I got into some hot water for not attending the […]More
‘Famously Single’: Hey, jealousy.
We are already FIVE episodes into “Famously Single” and I feel like there’s all sorts of emotions flying around – and you know what that means: DRAMA. So, let’s get this started! Right off the bat, the roommates continue to be frustrated with Josh because he’s focusing on only physical aspects of the women he’s […]More
‘Famously Single’: It’s date night…
Wahoo, episode 4 of “Famously Single”! I was honestly so freaking excited when I finally got it thru my thick skull yesterday that it was indeed Tuesday, which meant a fresh episode of “Famously Single”. After last week’s steam-session with the cast members, I was ready to see how things were going to progress. The […]More
‘Famously Single’: Heatin’ things up!
Between episodes of “Below Deck” and “Famously Single”, Tuesday nights are starting to become pretty awesome! So, episode three of “Famously Single” aired last night, and shit is starting to get good. Dr. Darcy kicks off the show by inviting the cast into the living room together to talk about sex. Particularly, she asks the […]More
AC2: Just what I needed.
I am slowly recovering from my meltdown last week, which I discussed yesterday on the blog. Hopefully that post made history as the most insane piece you’ll ever see here, but I’m not making any promises. And thank you to those who reached out to me yesterday via this blog, Facebook, and text, to make […]More
‘Famously Single’: Initial thoughts…
Last night, E! network premiered their latest reality TV installment, “Famously Single”. I’ll admit, I have been counting down the days…and hours… for this to begin. “Famously Single” brings a group of single, B-list celebrities (mostly from other reality shows) into a house, along with a doctor, to find out exactly why they are single […]More
Still happening: ‘Catfish’ & Nev.
Last week, MTV premiered season 5 of “Catfish” – the show we all know, and have subsequently turned into a verb. If you live under a rock, I’m not sure why you’d be seeking my blog for news and advice, but a Catfish is someone who lies about their identity and often fakes multiple relationships […]More
Online Dating: ‘Love at First Swipe’.
I recently became obsessed with watching “Love at First Swipe” on TLC. The show stars Style Expert Clinton Kelly, along with Online Dating Guru Devyn Simone. The point of the show is to help women (I haven’t seen any male contestants yet) present their best self on their online dating profiles. At the start of […]More