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Welcome to Sweatpants & Coffee! A bastion of comfort and sanity in an often uncomfortable world. We hope that you will feel at home here. Sweatpants & Coffee is the place where you will find everything related to personal acceptance, comfort, and health. We’ll be talking about great reads, delicious recipes, as well as ways Continue Reading

Feel Good Fix | Pandas Refusing To Take Medicine

Do you think it’s difficult to get your kid to take medicine? You probably have it easy compared to this trainer. Watch as he attempts to administer medication to these mischievous pandas who seemed to think that this is just another kind of playtime. It is impossible to watch this without getting a big, stupid Continue Reading

3 Ingredient Espresso Fudge

“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!” ― Mae West When it comes to chocolate and espresso, I personally don’t feel there can ever be enough, and this simple, yet delightfully decadent fudge is a delicious combination of both. This recipe is so easy – just three ingredients – it’s downright dangerous. You’ll Continue Reading

Sweatpants & Novels Takes On Gone Girl

You’ve read the book. You’ve seen the movie. Now, join the conversation as the Sweatpants & Coffee book club, hosted by Richard Simms, takes on the most buzzed about novel of the past few years. What is it about Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl that elevated it from a decent thriller to a literary sensation. Why Continue Reading

Off the Rock | Discovering Dixieland

As an island girl who grew up twenty minutes from the Pacific, I am always a little stunned by the beauty of the South. I’m not surprised, it’s just that I suppose no one ever told me how lush and green it is, or about the amazing natural beauty that you will find if you Continue Reading

Why The Flash Is A True Superhero

It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s time to talk about The Flash, mainly because everyone else gets to talk about Supernatural, but boo on you, because I get the fastest man alive! In the first episode, we were first introduced to Barry Allen (you’d know him if you saw Arrow season 2) and watched him Continue Reading

Geeks With Ink, Pt. 2: How a Harry Potter Tattoo Helped Me Love Myself

Guest author Rachel Drummond is a recent transplant to east Tennessee where she works for a non-profit that she loves. She prefers to figure out deeply personal issues in very public places, like blog posts. Check out some of her writing at http://shmesolution.com I have always, without fail, told myself that no matter what was Continue Reading

10 Great Moments from Supernatural Season 10, Episode 2 | Reichenbach

It’s been a week—confess. How many times have you watched saucy Demon Dean from the premiere with lust in your heart? Answer? ALL OF THEM. Sadly, this episode, while just as handsome, was much less fun. Instead of indulging in shirtless sex and tone-deaf karaoke we saw Dean do what we feared most, and it Continue Reading

Joyful Meditation | Smell The Flowers

There are some mornings when the drive through of our neighborhood fast food joint is more like a parking lot. I haven’t been able to figure out why, because there’s no pattern to it. Maybe someone forgot to set the hashbrowns to fry. Maybe they’re besieged by an unexpected influx of breakfast sandwich seekers. Maybe Continue Reading

At The Root Of Things | Homecoming

  On the road home—though strangers now live there—the tender green hills and pastures called like a living carpet begging to be to stroked.  A giggle escaped my lips at the renaming of these country lanes in the last twenty years for the ease of the 9-1-1 system: gleaming green and white signs exclaim “Haymakertown Continue Reading

Necessary Violence: Thoughts on the Season Five Premiere of The Walking Dead

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR SEASON 5, EPISODE 1, “NO SANCTUARY”. PROCEED ONLY AFTER WATCHING. Let me begin with a caveat: I absolutely abhor gore porn. I have never seen a film from the Saw or Hostel franchises, I don’t troll faces of death websites, and while I admire the incredible realism and artistry that makeup, Continue Reading

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