The Sonia Show

Writer. Podcaster. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

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Anyone But Trump 2020

Yeah, so, I’m not going to lie … I really wish Bernie Sanders had sat this one out. I’m super, SUPER liberal, but I wasn’t impressed in 2016, and I’m not impressed now. I would have preferred he endorsed someone else and acted as the elder statesman (He’s 77 years old, my friends!) of the progressive movement that he is.

But I’m not writing this to shit all over Bernie Sanders. And I’m not writing this to shit all over Bernie supporters. (Although he has a very vocal group in his supporters, the Bernie Bros, who are real assholes.) Some of my best friends are Bernie fans. Seriously. I’m not just saying that in the way that racists try to pretend they’re not racist by pointing to their one African American friend. During the 2016 election we talked about our political differences like this:

My friend: “I’m going to vote for Bernie.”
Me: “Cool. I’m voting for Hillary.”

The end.

I’m writing this because things are already getting shitty on social media, and I think it’s important that we stick together! We need to do the right thing in 2020, my friends.

Bernie is not my candidate. I’m more of a Kamala Harris girl, or maybe Beto if he announces. That said, if Bernie wins the Democratic nomination, I will vote for him. I will vote for whomever the Democrat candidate is because that candidate will answer “no” to all my deciding questions.

  • Do you plan to separate parents and children at the border and keep children in cages?
  • Do you base policy decisions on “Fox & Friends” segments?
  • Do you require 5 hours of “executive time?”
  • Do you think some Nazis are “very fine people?”
  • Do you think abortion should be illegal in every case?
  • Do you think that journalists are the enemy of the people?
  • Do you want to take away people’s health care?
  • Do you want to give tax cuts to millionaires and make the lower and middle class pay for it?
  • Do think vaccines cause autism?
  • Will you embarrass this country on the world stage by acting like an entitled child?
  • Are you a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot?

If the Democratic candidate answers “no” to all of these questions, truthfully, then they get my vote. I mean, Predator Trump could answer “no” to all of these questions, but we’d know he was lying, so seriously, fuck that guy.

So, yeah, come on, my friends: Let’s have a positive, energizing democratic primary and may the best woman win.


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Traffic is Calvin’s jam

Yeah, so, one of the things that my mighty, mighty good boy Calvin loves to do it line up his cars, trains and buses. He finds it fun and relaxing.

The other night, my mighty, mighty good man David and I went out to dinner and left Calvin with a babysitter. When we got home, we got stuck in the most incredible traffic jam in our living room.

In this video, our sweet, one-eyed cat Kubo to give you a tour.


Time to take out the ‘Crash’

Yeah, so, the Oscars are coming up soon, so Margo and I decided to dork out about one of the least popular Best Picture winners in recent years, “Crash,” starring Hollywood’s biggest stars AND Tony Danza.


We have a lot of thoughts and feelings about this one, including but not limited to “what the fuck,” “are you fuckin’ kidding me,” and “this is a bullshit movie.”

You can listen to us on and on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify and Stitcher.

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Listen here

Yeah, so, I’ve got a few things for your listening pleasure.
My mighty, mighty good man David and I are on this week’s Storied SF. You can listen to Part 1 here, and part 2 is riiiight here. In part 1, we talk about how we met and how we ended up in San Francisco. In part 2, we talk about my cancer battles, getting married and raising an autistic son in San Francisco.

Image from Storied SF and film photography by Michelle Kilfeather

We recorded at Barebottle Brewing, which is one of our favorite breweries in San Francisco, It was really fun to record. You should listen to it.
But wait, there’s more!
In honor of Valentine’s Day, Margo and I decide to talk about one of the greatest love stories of the 90s, “Point Break,” starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. If you think that’s an unusual choice for Valentine’s Day, you should really watch “Point Break” again.
You can listen to our “Point Break” episode of Dorking Out riiiiight here.

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The ‘Secret’ is out

Yeah, so, we loved Michael J. Fox so much in the ’80s that we paid money to watch shitty movies like “The Secret Of My Success.”

Spoiler alert: It turns out the secret is to his success is entitlement.

Margo and I chat about this crapsterpiece on this week’s Dorking Out. You can listen riiiight here.

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Beer and now

Yeah, so, my mighty, mighty good man David and I went to the opening night event for SF Beer Week.

We go every year, but this year we decided to see how the other half lives and treated ourselves to VIP tickets. I’d love to say that it’s because we’re so fuckin’ cool and rich, but the truth is we’re a couple of olds who don’t want to wait in long lines.

VIP tickets meant we got to go into the event one hour earlier, which gives us a shot at trying a lot of the beer that usually has long lines and taps out before we get there.

Yes, we tried Pliny the Younger from Russian River Brewing. Yes, it’s a perfectly good beer. Is it “wait in line for three or four hours” good? Umm, no. No beer is worth that to me. Actually, if it were a beer that when you finished drinking it you looked 15 years younger and 25 pounds lighter I would wait in line for it. Or maybe this coveted beer makes you pee gold … that would be worth something. It would also give new meaning to the term “golden showers.” Yeah, I know. You’re welcome.

David and his friend Jay think drinking Pliny the Younger is serious business.

Actually, we tried HenHouse Brewing’s Big Chicken, which is kinda their Pliny. It’s a double IPA, and I really liked it. I liked it more than Pliny the Younger.

Actual footage of you reading that statement.

So anyway, a couple other favorites from the event:

Death of the Sun from Drake’s Brewing is 14.8% – daaaaaaamn.

And don’t worry. David and I were not hung over the next day. I bought Curry Up Now burritos and put them in my purse, so we could drunkenly eat them while watching “BoJack Horseman” when we got home.

Apparently, we didn’t get enough beer on Friday night, because on Saturday we went to Laughing Monk for their barrel-aged beer event.


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Current status: Still coughing

Yeah, so, I’m going on my third week of this stupid fuckin’ flu. I keep thinking I’m going to get better, but then I relapse with more coughing, more congestion and a fever.

I don’t want to be a whiner, but IT’S NOT FAIR!

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Dang, that’s cold

Yeah, so, I went to Shoreview, Minnesota last week for work. And, ummm, it was a little cold.

Actually, the cold didn’t bother me that much. It’s not like I’m standing around outside in the cold. We go from hotel room to car to office to car to restaurant to car to hotel room.

What was killing me was the fact that every place had their heat cranked up, which dried out my skin, eyes and nose. My eyes were red, so I looked stoned the entire time, which is a really great impression on coworkers I don’t know. I’m never stoned. Drunk? Maybe. Stoned. Never. I also kept getting bloody noses, so they probably thought I was doing the cocaine all the time.

“I don’t trust Sonia to work on my projects. It appears that she’s stoned and jacked up on cocaine. She clearly has poor decision-making skills. She can’t even decide what her drug of choice is.”

What’s this cold white stuff?

It was a good working trip, though. I’m moving into a new role within the company, so I’m working with a lot of people that I haven’t met in person. I feel more comfortable sharing my thoughts and ideas with coworkers that I’ve met in person. I’m a friendly and outgoing person, but sometimes I find it difficult to share my ideas at work. I’m afraid everyone will think I’m stupid, which IS stupid because seriously – who cares? It’s just work. And isn’t that what you should do at work? Share ideas? Some of them are good. Some of them suck. So, yeah, I need to get over that shit and start sharing my thoughts and feelings at work or what’s the point?

So anyway, while the work stuff went well, I miss my boys terribly while I’m away. My mighty, mighty good man David travels all the time for work, but I rarely travel. I call every night from the hotel, and occasionally Calvin talks to me … when he’s not hiding behind a curtain.

Well, my Theraflu has kicked in, so that’s enough chitchat for today. Yep, I’m still congested and coughing. Ugh. I have been sick for more than 2 weeks. The flu can fuck off forever.

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Seize the day, or don’t – it’s your life

Yeah, so, this week’s Dorking Out is a good one. Margo and I talk about 1989’s “Dead Poets Society,” starring Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard and Josh Charles.

A few things about this rewatch …

Robert Sean Leonard was/still is super cute

This is a horror movie about a teacher that makes students read their poems in front of the class.



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Let’s talk about ‘Working Girl’

Yeah, so, Margo and I had an awesome time talking about 1988’s “Working Girl” on this week’s Dorking Out.

I was slightly concerned that this movie wouldn’t hold up, but thankfully I was wrong. We dork out about the clothes, the music, the attitudes, Melanie Griffith, Joan Cusack, Sigourney Weaver, Harrison Ford and more. There was a lot to talk about. You should listen. It’s fun!