Obsessions: 04.27.18

ROBIN IS GETTING MARRIED TOMORROW!! So, other than love and happiness, here’s what we’re obsessed with in this week’s And Then We Tried Obsessions.

Group Obsession

Grilled Cheese Night at Brewnuts

Michelle and I had a great time at Brewnuts this week where they did a collaboration with Souper Market and Terrestrial Brewing. They served a donut grilled cheese sandwich, a specialty beer tomato soup, and a few selections of Terrestrial beers. IT WAS SO GOOD. Highly recommend attending one of their other events if you get the chance!


Patrick Serenading David

I’m working through season 4 of Schitt’s Creek and watched this episode last night and then watched this clip a zillion times. SO BEAUTIFUL. I’ll be weeping at my desk now, thanks.



GUYS. After over 40 years, the Golden State Killer was taken into custody on Wednesday. If you don’t know about the Golden State Killer (aka EAR/ONS) he was a formerly-unidentified criminal who terrorized ten counties in California in the late 70s and early 80s. With 12 murders, upwards of 50 rapes, and 120 home invasions on his rap sheet, he was an absolute monster who somehow managed to evade authorities for decades. Well, that pile of human garbage was discovered and taken into custody on Wednesday and murderinos everywhere rejoiced. Law enforcement has yet to say it, but props to the late Michelle McNamara, whose recent book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark was absolutely riveting and brought this case back into the public eye. More GSK resources here:


This has been another week of And Then We Tried Obsessions, where we share whatever we’re obsessed with each week. Let us know what you’re obsessed with this week in the comments and if you see anything in the wild that you think we’d be obsessed with, be sure to tag us @andthenwetried or use #ATWTobsessions

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You wanna know what we have been decidedly NOT obsessed with in the past month? The blog. Womp womp. We’re hopping back in this week, but we’ll be posting a bit more sporadically for a while. Here’s hoping you all loved getting caught up on Michelle’s driveway gate plans yesterday. See what else we’ve been obsessed with in this week’s And Then We Tried Obsessions.

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