Friday Flotsam

FREE. DEE. DOO. (that’s Friday. with a doo at the end. i’m gross.)

Flowers on white

Where to even start!?

Oh – books and T.V. Duh. THANK YOU for all your interesting book suggestions last week! I’ve made a little file in my iphone notes with all the titles, like a total nerd, and plan on making my way through the list. I’ve started with . . . du du DUUUUH, The Girl on the Train. Choo choooo, it’s wonderfully insane and I’m positively loving it. Only a few chapters in, but yeah, it totally has that same Gone Girl vibe. I’ll keep you posted on my non-spoilery thoughts. We choo? I mean coo?

T.V.: Per reader suggestion, I’m about to finish season one of The Killing. OOOOOOmg. It’s a Netflix original. There’s a murder. There are detectives. There’s a suspect. It’s dark and creepy and puzzle-y and I’m crazy obsessed. It has a side-line story about politicians, which just gets me more amped up for HOUSE OF CARDS later this month! I can barely contain myself. I need to figure out how to get my hair to look like Robin Wright’s. Minus the whole cutting-it-completely-off thing.

Which obviously leads me to  . . .

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Bright red lipstick. (and apparently the crispiest split ends.)

First of all, I’d like to sincerely apologize for what I can only imagine as a most horribly awkward moment you’re experiencing right now. However, you’re lucky I didn’t include my nostrils in this photo. Therapy would have been sought immediately.

I’ve been into red lipstick lately for two reasons.

a) Parenthood ended and I needed to figure out a new direction in life.

b) I met my girlfriends for dinner the other night, and two out of four had red lipstick on and I got all jelly. I tried it on. I liked it. It was clear to me right then, the course of my post-p-hood existence.

pee.ess. Kate Moss has a killah collection.

Religious candles

Okay I’m not done with T.V. talk.

Have you HEARD the news? The Wet Hot American Summer movie being made into a Netflix series news?!

Have you heard this?

Well let me tell you something. Wet Hot American Summer is being made into a Netlflix series. Airing THIS SUMMER.

I just . . .I don’t think I could ever explain to you the joy and ecstasy and that erupts within my soul with this knowledge. If you’ve not seen Wet Hot American Summer, you need to stop what you’re doing, reevaluate your lives, question your choice of friends who never showed you this movie, and for the love watch it tonight. Right now. It stars basically everyone on the earth that’s hilarious, has a completely ridiculous plot line, and will make you pee your face laughing.

And to take it one glorious step further, if you’ve seen They Came Together, you and I are soul mates. The end.

Don’t tell Aaron.

Will testing bath water

This is the thing. We watch a lot of Winnie the Pooh. Like, the original movie. And while it’s a cute and classic movie, blah blah blah, I think it’s time we take a look at what’s really happening.

I’m sorry but Winnie is Pooh is pretty much an a-hole. He’s this clueless, honey-obsessed bear who thinks he can just barge in on Rabbit’s private lunch time and mooch off of him, all the time. He eats ALL of Rabbit’s honey, leaving him nothing. Come on, Winnie. That’s kind of a d-bag move.

And he’s completely oblivious to it. All the humming, and wishing everyone a happy Wednesday? Uhhh you just ate ALL OF HIS FOOD without even thanking him. Get over yourself.

Which brings me to Rabbit. What a grumpy old fart. Always boo-hooing on others’ dreams, wanting to hide from everyone in tree logs all the time. No thanks.

And Tigger? Talk about an obnoxious ego-maniac. Way too hyper. And constantly one upping all of his friends, “Oh yeah? That’s what Tiggers do BEST.” Dude, relax. And quit bouncing so much. This is the one thing I can agree with Rabbit on.

I’m not even going to get started on Eeyore. Paaaaleaaaaaase. What’s with this show?

Now Robin Hood and Little John? Those are two dudes I could sit down with and have a beer.

Thyme in the winter

I swear I’m about to let you go.

I just got the first look at my new website yesterday. Oh…….my. It’s gorgeous. I flipped. You’ll flip. It’s light and clean and simple and I’m DYING to show you.

I do have some questions, though. While we’re working on revisions and additions, I want to ask, is there anything you’d like to see on this site that you love on others? I know the search bar is jank, and the recipe index is all wonk, and everything is terribly out of date. It’s all changing! But I’d LOVE your opinion on what you love about food blogs. I want this space to be our jam, man.

Don’t tell anyone I said jam.

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23 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog February 6, 2015 at 9:11 am #
    LOL that rendition of Winnie the Pooh -- I almost pee'd my pants!!
  2. kcaudad February 6, 2015 at 9:39 am #
    the commentary of Winnie the Pooh was AMAZING!! Never heard someone call Winnie a D-bag! And what's with all the Eeyore drama?!
  3. Panna February 6, 2015 at 9:54 am #
    i'm glad you like the killing. :) i was obsessed with sarah linden and let's be honest, with holder too. ;) house of cards is great! that red lipstick looks really pretty. can't wait for the new website! exciting.
  4. Mary Beth Matthews February 6, 2015 at 10:41 am #
    You should watch this speech about Tigger and Eeyore. I cried my eyes out but it is a must watch.
  5. ida February 6, 2015 at 1:11 pm #
    If Eeyore was a person he'd be emo
  6. Heather February 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm #
    I think a lot of people surf the internet on phones/tablets, so mobile friendly is good. And maybe recategorize/simplify the recipe index. Oh and a search bar.
  7. Danica February 7, 2015 at 7:03 am #
    Love your Friday posts! And no I had not heard of the WetHotAmericanSummer Netflix situation!!!!!!! Best line.... "I want you inside of me." How about the trip to town? Or the buddy system? Freakin' hilar.
  8. emily February 8, 2015 at 5:28 pm #
    I looooved "The Killing." I slows down a bit in season 3 but picks back up. Didn't her hair drive you insane in the first season though? All I could focus on were those terrible 90's face-frame wisps.
    • Bev Weidner February 9, 2015 at 6:47 am #
      I KNOW. I know I know I know! Seriously, the whole first season I kept wanting to reach through the screen and just pull her side wisps back. There you go, honey. You look a little better now. A little.
  9. Bethany February 9, 2015 at 7:46 am #
    I love red lipstick too... it's sexy and classy in the same time.
  10. Caitlin February 9, 2015 at 12:43 pm #
    As another commenter said, a more mobile-friendly site would make it easier for me (and I speak only for myself) to read and search. Maybe some additional categories for the recipes to narrow down searches a little more? Love the baby/family/house/life/travel stuff, so I'd love to see more of that, too! I'm a semi-new reader here but looove your work and now I visit and comment regularly! It's like a little hilarious vacation while I'm at work :) thanks for all you do!
    • Bev Weidner February 10, 2015 at 6:51 am #
      Thank you for the feedback! Aaand for reading!
  11. jenny pittsburgh February 10, 2015 at 1:35 pm #
    OMG, the Killing! I finished all 4 seasons in 3 weeks. I. love. that. show! I'm so jealous that you get to watch it from the beginning.
  12. Maria February 10, 2015 at 3:25 pm #
    I just love you. That is all!
  13. jackie fo February 10, 2015 at 3:55 pm #
    baha to your winnie the pooh commentary. plus, where are his pants.
  14. Emily @ Life on Food February 10, 2015 at 7:12 pm #
    I will never watch Winnie the Pooh in the same way again.
  15. Coty and Mariah@quirksandtwists February 10, 2015 at 8:47 pm #
    I am loving these kind of posts! Also, red lips are where it's at; you're totally rocking it. Can't wait to see your new site!!
  16. Jennifer C. February 11, 2015 at 2:56 pm #
    Have you seen Luther?!? I loved it and it's only 3 short seasons so not a huge time commitment.
  17. Kathi @laughingspatula February 11, 2015 at 10:46 pm #
    YOU make me laugh and not everyone can. Cause I'm laughingspatula and all...but you? You crack me up! wish so much I had your talent!
  18. Judy February 12, 2015 at 8:57 pm #
    So what about "the Little Mermaid"? If memory serves, Ariel is celebrating her 16th birthday at the beginning of the movie. Three days later, she's getting married...
  19. MJ February 17, 2015 at 12:28 pm #
    The lipstick is just beautiful! Would you please share the the shade?
    • Bev Weidner February 18, 2015 at 1:33 pm #
      Sure, sure! It's Kate Moss: #12, Rossetto Hope you can find it! It's stunning in person.


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