The Sonia Show

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

Six Things I’m Loving Right Now: Star Trek, Avon Nail Polish And More


Yeah, so, happy Friday! Let’s kick off the weekend with some fun. Here’s six things I’m loving right now.

“Star Trek”

Inspired by my Dorking Out co-host Smith’s love of “Star Trek,” I have been watching a lot of “Star Trek.” My mighty, mighty good man David and I rewatched the original six movies, and we’re about halfway through the first season of the original series. We talked a lot about why we love “Star Trek” on our “Star Trek” special episode. But I think what I’m responding to right now is the positive future it depicts. It’s not dark and gloomy like a “Blade Runner,” which is a rad movie. “Star Trek” is hopeful. With a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot running for president and dominating the news cycle, it’s nice to watch something that is optimistic about the future.


There was a “Star Trek” night at the San Francisco Giants game last week, and this was the giveaway. I didn’t get to go to the game, but my mom did. It looks so great in my nerd corner at work!

Forks Over Knives: The Cookbook

I am addicted to the “Thug Kitchen” cookbooks. They are my go-to cookbooks, but I picked up “Forks Over Knives: The Cookbook” a few weeks ago, and I super love it. The recipes I’ve prepared have been pretty delicious and healthy, and they are not difficult. There are some in the book with a lot of prep work, but there are a ton of easy recipes, too – perfect for quick dinners during the week. I’ve made the Mac ‘n’ “Cheese” and White Bean and Mushroom Stew. I didn’t take any photos, so you will have to trust me that I made them, and they were delicious. I’ve gone through the cookbook and bookmarked a ton of recipes.



Since I started my small dose of Lexapro and acupuncture once a week for my anxiety, I feel so much better, you guys. Since the second breast cancer diagnosis in December 2014 I have been walking around on high alert. I finally feel like myself. It’s awesome. Drugs are rad. Well, some drugs anyway.

pillAvon Gel Finish 7-In-1 Nail Polish

OK, so, now that I’m not doing chemo anymore, and there’s no risk of my fingernails falling off (Gross, right?), I have been able to grow out my nails and paint them again. One of the things that I hate about painting my nails is that fact that the polish chips after a day or so, and then my nails look like I had to crawl out a hole in Buffalo Bill’s basement. This nail polish for Avon is the shit. It will last more than a week without chipping, and that includes me washing dishes every night and typing on a keyboard all day. It says “gel” in the name, but it’s not really that gel polish you get in a salon that has to be specially removed. It can be removed with regular ol’ nail polish remover. I fuckin’ love this polish. I bought it in peacock green, red and – duh – orange. It’s the best.


Guest of Honor Dress in Dachshund from ModCloth


Yes, yes, I know. I’ve gone full crazy dog lady now. I realize I’m such a dork, but it’s so cute and comfy. Oh, and it’s got pockets! And speaking of dogs …


Look at that face! I mean, COME ON!


After his little stunt last week, the newest member of the MansTracy household has started to feel more comfortable. He has warmed up to David, and he’s trying to play with Calvin. They still have different ideas of how they want to play, but they are working it out. He is my little shadow around the house. If I’m standing in the kitchen he will kinda whine at me, because he wants me to sit on the couch with him. I’m fine with that. I’d rather sit on the couch with him, too.










Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

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