How in the world…
It’s hard to believe that our wedding day was three years ago. How did time pass so quickly? Just the other day, I was in a store and mentioned I was purchasing something in preparation for my wedding anniversary. “Oh! Your first anniversary?” she asked. “No – third, actually!” She seemed surprised by my answer and noted that I must have been married very young, since I still look like a baby. Oh well! I am just glad to know that (sometimes) I look younger than my real age. It’s bound to catch up to me some day…
It started with a few seed packets and seed starter greenhouse kit.
When we moved into our new home, one of the prospects I was most excited about was starting a garden. Since we’d been living in apartments for years, it had never been much of a possibility. But with our fenced in yard, our garden was a go!
As I sit in front of my computer this morning and reflect on my weekend, I almost don’t know where to begin. I returned home last night from an amazing three days in Orlando, after attending the Food Blog Forum conference.
I’ve attended a number of blog conferences in the past, both large and small in size. Each time, I go in with the goal of taking away something at the end. It can be new technical knowledge for behind the scenes of my blog (I always want to learn a new skill or hear about a new tool)…it can be new connections with brands and companies…it can simply be inspiration.
I have a dirty little secret. And I bet it might be a dirty little secret that many of you out there share with me. My name is Katie, and a guilty pleasure of mine is watching soap operas. I know I can’t be alone in this. When I was in high school, I became absolutely hooked (I was a General Hospital junkie at that time). My love of soap operas evolved into a daily routine for me. I would return home from school, open up my textbooks to do homework, and turn on the television for my afternoon fix of soap opera drama (I’ve always been one to multitask). I loved it. The plot lines ranged from the plausible to the absolutely ridiculous and sometimes unimaginable (and probably impossible). I remember thinking to myself how fun it must be to be employed as a writer for a soap opera – no character twist would be off limits…you could really stretch your imagination. And as for the actors? I went through a phase in high school and college where I loved acting/performing and I thought it would actually be pretty fun to be on set on a regular basis for a daytime soap opera. But I digress… I don’t know about you, but I remember how surprised I was last year when the announcement was made that two long lived soap operas, One Life To Live and All My Children, were being cancelled. I’ll be honest: I don’t think I’d ever heard of a soap opera being cancelled before, and it was very sad. Had times really changed so much that there was no place for these soap operas? Thankfully, the cancellation did not last for long. One Life to Live & All My Children, two of the most beloved soap operas in history are now going to be back with brand new episodes on Hulu starting on April 29th. For both of these soaps, original cast members are returning (as well as some new additions). Each episode will be 3o minutes long, airing on weekdays.
How cool is that? With streaming subscription services (and free services) like Hulu, it really has made watching TV shows and movies a breeze…and allows you to watch at a time that is convenient for you. Even if you happen to be working in the afternoon during the regular time a soap opera airs, you can catch it when you’re available later on! And if you’re like me, you’ll now watch episodes on your computer while blogging, instead of doing statistics homework and watching on TV. Ah, how times change… There are two simple options to watch the latest episodes of One Life to Live and All My Children on Hulu: Hulu.com and Hulu Plus. Hulu.com is absolutely free and allows you to watch the latest episodes on your computer. The other option is through the Hulu Plus subscription service. With Hulu Plus, for a monthly fee of $7.99 you will be able to watch all episodes through select Internet connected devices such as an iPad, iPhone, gaming consoles and set top boxes. Not only will you be able to watch your favorite episodes on-the-go but you will also have full access to the Hulu library which includes complete series episodes of top TV hits. To begin a free week trial, click here. With Hulu.com and Hulu Plus you will be able to watch your favorite episodes of All My Children & One Life to Live anytime, anywhere.
Why are you excited to start watching SOAPs on Hulu?
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