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Shows I am Always Unsuccessfully Begging People to Watch | Psych

Hello Internet, and welcome to a new series I like to call Shows I am Always Unsuccessfully Begging People to Watch or  SIAAUBPTW for short. This will be a monthly? ish? feature in which I tell you about some of my all time favorite shows that I a CONSTANTLY telling people about and trying to get them to watch, and then CONSTANTLY failing to peak peoples interest. (Side note: This is why I am never going to be in sales. Apparently I am not very good at it).

But I am going to try here. Please, Internet give this shows a chance!! For the first installment I will be telling you about:

Psych
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The Show: PSYCH!!

The Premise: Shawn Spencer, who has a keen eye for details, and his best friend Burton Guster (Gus for short) open up a psychic detective agency (despite the fact that Shawn is not, in fact, psychic). They work with the Santa Barbara police to solve crimes, while trying to keep their secret.  Shenanigans ensue.

Why You Should Watch It: Psych is great because it basically applies to all sectors. It is a comedy first and foremost, but it is also crime solving show. It’s a fantastic buddy comedy, but it has a romantic aspect too. From teenage boys to grown women – everybody can enjoy this show. Seriously. Anybody. Yourself included.

Fun Facts: There is a pineapple in/mentioned in every single episode of Psych – watch and see if you can find them!
USA made Psych: The Musical, a full length feature that is amazing!

Favorite Quotes: There are some great ones, but my all time favorites have to be when Shawn tells Gus not to be …. (fill in the blank). Here are just a few:

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I also LOVE the names Shawn uses to introduce Gus to new people:

This is my partner...
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Favorite Episode: Episode 100: 100 Clues – this one is especially good if you have seen/love the movie Clue!

Where You Can Watch It: Netflix! Netflix has all 8 seasons AND the musical!!

Have you ever seen Psych, Internet? Would you be willing to try? I promise – it is so good!


The Story Behind The Best Song Ever

Hey Internet!

I hope you are having a fantastic week thus far! After Adorabeezle’s amazing playlist post yesterday, I decided to join you today with the backstory of what has become maybe the most important song of the Titanic (our apartment is name the Titanic, if you are new to these parts).

Once upon a time, during the fall semester of 2014, life was hard. I had classes every Monday – Thursday and was working for the Mouse Friday-Sunday, which means I had zero days off. Zero. Days. Off. It was hard and I was very tired. my Monday/Wednesday class was a 6-8 evening class and I had to be back on campus (an hour+ away) the next mornings at 7. Needless to say, some days the motivation was lacking.

On one such Monday I was having a really hard time getting myself to my evening class. I was tired and was in the middle of doing laundry and just was not having it. As I tend to do, I tried to pass off the “should-I-go-should-I-not?” question on Adorabeezle. I kept asking her what she would do if she we me, and to answer she broke into song:

“What would you do if your son was at home?
Crying all alone on the bedroom floor –
‘Cuz he’s hungry,
And the only way to feed him is to
Sleep with a man for a little bit of money.
And his daddy’s gone –
Somewhere smokin’ rock now –
In and out of lockdown.
I ain’t got a job now.
So for you this is just a good time, but for me this is what I call life.”

To me the message was clear: “You’re right. I should go.”

So I put on real pants and packed a dinner and was getting ready to leave when Adorabeezle realized I was about to abandon her for the rest of the evening. She told me that maybe she had sung too soon, and she didn’t really want me to leave. Again, she turned to song:

“Oh baby you – you got what I NEEEED!”

… I didn’t go to class that night, Internet. The power of song is REAL.

After that night, City High’s “What Would You Do” kind of became our anthem. We found ourselves constantly singing it to motivate ourselves. She added it to my Rock Dem Finals Playlist (one of us will share this GEM sometime soon). We even adapted it to more closely fit our lives***:

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You know…. Normal texts to normal people. #AdorabeezleWinterpop #whatwouldYOUdo

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***(This makes the most sense if you know that I work in research)

Do you and your friends have any special songs?

For your enjoyment: