Everything Old is New Again

When I thought I might lose The Daily Sampler, that’s when I knew I’ve been going about this all wrong. I’ve been so worried about growing the blog that I forgot the whole reason I started it: to write everyday. About nothing. The answer’s been inside you the whole time, Dorothy.


It’s Monday, and The Daily Sampler is back. I’m tired, a little cranky, and I vacuumed- so I’m not really into bullshitting around right now. Here are the things we need to discuss.

True Detective Roundtable (The Atlantic) – Who watched True Detective, season 1 on HBO? That was great TV. It made it okay for Matthew McConaughey to drive around in his Lincoln muttering to himself, because we loved Rust Cohle. Both Matthew and Woody Harrelson made me forget what goofballs they are in real life and made me look forward to Sunday night TV again, even without Mad Men and Game of Thrones. We were so excited to start the new season with Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, and Rachel McAdams. That seems like so long ago now. What a laughable piece of junk. Yet, we can’t turn away. We must see it through to the end to see what, if any purpose there was to this all. Kind of like life, eh? #deep. The highlight for me has become reading the next day round table discussions from The Atlantic. These people are thinking my thoughts. Can I just do that for my job? The link is to this week’s round table but do yourself a favor and read them all.

10 Things We Learned from ‘I Am Cait’ (Rolling Stone) – I have not seen it yet, but I will tonight or tomorrow. No matter what you think (or what your belief system tells you to think,) this is important stuff and the dialogue for this very new, very real part of our lives has to be opened. To think that the Kardashians and Jenners would be the ones bringing it to us is certainly crazy, but I was impressed with the way the “All About Bruce” specials were handled- with incredible grace, sensitivity, and rawness. I look forward to seeing what kinds of open-minded discussions we can have about what many are calling, “the most real form of reality television there ever has been.”

31 Year Old Women are the Most Beautiful of All (Village Voice) – I turned 31 recently and found this article. Now you will have to read it, too. I LOVE MY THIRTIES. SERIOUSLY.


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