As an exclusive pumper, I pump 7-8 times a day. Sometimes I use the 20 or so minutes per pump to get work done. Sometimes I just surf Facebook, but typically I use my pumping time to catch up on movies, tv shows that I have missed. Which is a lot! I go to bed about an hour after the kids go to bed because I will be up 3 hours later to pump again and there is a good chance Patch will wake up too. This leaves me time to eat dinner, maybe watch one hour show and go to bed.
Because I am streaming so many different shows/movies/documentaries on various outlets, I thought I’d share what I’m “Streaming while Pumping”.
Girl Boss –
Girl Boss is an original Netflix series based on the book Girl Boss from Nasty Gal Founder, Sophia Amoruso. The series follows the tale of what she went through to create Nasty Gal. There are 13 episodes and it flows well making it an easy, quick watch. But I have to be honest, I don’t like Sophia’s story. I don’t like the way she is with people or even herself. I’m not certain it’s a generation thing, but her whiney insistence that things be done her way even if it’s self destructive, made me cringe. I don’t think the show is at fault here. I think I just don’t like Sophia Amoruso and her tale (if this is truly the way she created Nasty Gal). The show has it’s funny moments and her best friend steals the show for me, but I would only watch this if you’ve already watched everything else.
Dear White People –
Dear White People is another Netflix Original. The show covers a group of college adults and race relations on a college campus after an offensive Halloween party. What follows is an interesting look at race relations, how we discuss race and racial issues, and how we are (or are not) dealing with race issues today. Get past the title of the show and watch this series! There are moments that drag, but it’s an interesting look at different perspectives on race issues. There are elements of humor, but I found it to be sobering at times. I wish we could say we were all past this, but the past year has taught me that race relations in America are not where they need to be. This show offers a perspective and start for discussion on race relations and in particular the Cops and racial tension discussion.
Good Girls Revolt –
Probably the best thing I’ve seen while streaming is this Amazon Prime Original show – Good Girls Revolt. This show covers the lives of women at an American News organization in the 1960s. It’s not a strict following of any real life tale, but loosely based on events that happened at Newsweek from what I have read online. Good Girls Revolt follows a group of women working at a News organization where they work to assist the male writers on their stories. During the course of the series, the women start to fight for their right to be or apply to be a writer for the news organization. The show does an amazing job of creating characters that you relate to and care about. It’s extremely well acted and well written. I loved every second of this show and can watch it over again. Sadly, Amazon is not picking it up for a second season which boggles my mind. I hope someone picks it up because this team needs to stick together. There is definitely more story to be told.
That’s it for this week. What are you watching while pumping?