Friday Flotsam

Oh oops a Fridian slip. It’s the WEEKEND.

Friday Flotsam - cactus in dentist chair

Got mah teeth cleaned this week. I go every six months. I’m sort of on top of my dentist game, I have to say. And you might find it surprising based on what happened to me and my designer denim about ten years ago. But that was a different era, different dentist, different me, different routine, different . . .ahem, jeans.

This is the view from the dentist chair. I bet your dentist chair view isn’t as nearly as pimp as mine. I’m not trying to brag! I guess in a way I am. But hi, I’m bragging about my DENTIST CHAIR POINT OF VIEW. #helloneedlife

I especially love my dentist because he’s extra good at knowing what I’m saying with 17 tools in my mouth. It’s like some wizardy mind skill they possess, ya know? Like, just this past week I was in the chair, that little buzzing circle tool with the paste just a massagin’ each tooth on the upper row, and I’m all, “EEUUSS AAT! AH GAAT EEEW EEEWWS. EEX OON AHN AARGIN A EW AALUM ON DA EWD EEWRRRK!” And of course, without a beat, “You are?! You’re kidding! That’s fantastic, Bev. Oh, my wife will freak. She’ll be so excited.”

Friday Flotsom - pizza!

I guess I should tell you, too.

Guess what! I’ve got good news. Next month I’m starting a new column on the Food Network! Specifically their blog, FN Dish. Once a month I’ll be developing two-part recipes, the first part being kid-friendly, then the second half all fancy pants for adult faces. I’m super pumped. I believe my first article will go live the first week of April, so I’ll deeeefinitely show ya! FOOD NETWORK. WAT.

I can’t tell you what the first recipe will be, but it rhymes with shlizzah bmolls.

Friday Flotsam - flowers

I’ve noticed something lately and I’m desperate to know if I’m alone in this. And/or drunk.

Okay, when you’re on a walk, or a run, or anywhere around other human beings, and you pass them, do you wait for them to say hello or do you say it first? And if they greet you first, do you mimic what they say, and how they say it? I totally do. It’s weird. If we’re to pass and you grunt a disturbing, “HEH” at me, I’ll grunt right back like a weirdo. But if a delicate little “hello!” is chirped from your face, I’ll chirpidy chirp right back. Is this bizarro behavior? Should I seek counseling? I think it comes from my Communication degree background. Mimicking the other person to get on their level. To relate in some way. Ew.

Let’s hope I never come in contact with Arnold Schwarzenegger, because that would be an embarrassing day for all of us.

Friday Flotsam - pony tail!

Look who has a pony taaaaail! He looks good, right?

Just kidding it’s Natalie. And she cried like a banshee when I put that little rubber band in. I kept telling her, “LISTEN, forward fashion comes with a painful price.”

Oh gosh, I didn’t tell her that! What kind of a mother do you think I am?

. . . I told her that.

Friday Flotsam - happy boy

I can’t even talk about where I am in my reading because you’ll punch me in the face. But I have excuses!

1) House of Cards (I know I finished a week ago, but thinking about it takes up time, man!)

2) Tax season (it’s over, and I need all the wines)

3) Daylight savings (you’re not buying it)

4) Hair decisions (this is getting ridiculous)

5) Clipping my toenails (now you’re just grossed out)

6) Thinking about spring garden plans (you’re getting pissed)

7) Reorganizing my sock drawer (we all know I did not in fact do that)

8) Rethinking my eyebrow shape (I don’t . . . what?)

Friday Flotsam - almost bloomin'

What are you doing this weekend? Our favorite pals from Arkansas are coming up early today to do some IKEA shopperin’, and some fran hanging all weekend. We’ll watch some March Madness, hang with our 5 billion children, post 17 kagillion photos to Instagram, eat some snacks, drank some dranks, hang on front porches and back decks, enjoy the unseasonably warmer temps, lingering daylight and non-stop laughter, and I c a n n o t w a i t.

What I’m trying to say is, how often do you keep up with manicures?

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19 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Quinn March 13, 2015 at 8:19 am #
    Congratulations on the big FN news! So thrilled for you & I can't wait to follow along!
  2. Erin @ Lemon Sugar March 13, 2015 at 8:37 am #
    FN is huuuge! Big congrats!
  3. Ashley March 13, 2015 at 9:07 am #
    Congrats, girrrrl!!! That's HU-UGE! Love Nat's pony, ohemgee. Happy Frideeeeee.
  4. Cindy Martin March 13, 2015 at 10:42 am #
    Awesome sauce re:FN!
  5. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen March 13, 2015 at 10:52 am #
    Congrats, that is so awesome!!
  6. Betty Greiner March 13, 2015 at 10:59 am #
    So excited for you! I can't wait to read your column on FN Dish!
  7. sara forte March 13, 2015 at 11:42 am #
    yay! so great! Also. A belated applause for the beautiful new site design. It looks so great. I just adore your writing. How you manage to babble and keep me entertained as you do is a treat. Love reading xo
  8. Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer March 13, 2015 at 11:54 am #
    YAY for FN, girl. So happy for you. Love Nat's pony tail, too! :)
  9. Jenny @ The Peachy Pair March 13, 2015 at 2:05 pm #
    This totally made my day! I signed up to get email alerts for your blog posts AGES ago, but none ever came. Sad. Then today, a little gift in my inbox. And on the day of big news. Yea!
  10. Dee @ The Kitchen Snob March 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm #
    Yippie! Congrats on DA EWD EEWRRRK!!! Your little munchkins are adorable. I gave up manicures a long time ago. But pedicures should never be forgotten!
  11. Faith (An Edible Mosaic) March 13, 2015 at 2:17 pm #
    Yippeeeee!!!! So excited for you about the FN! And I admit, the view from your dentist's chair is waaaaaay better than mine. ;)
  12. mimi March 13, 2015 at 2:20 pm #
    wow. that's impressive! And so important. Years ago (25) I worked hard trying to get people to cook healthier food for their children. Or even get into the kitchen and cook! A lot of people still don't! So all their kids know are cocoa krispies and happy meals and pizza. Good luck!!!
  13. Terri March 14, 2015 at 11:02 am #
    Big round of applause on the FN gig! Love the new webber (missing the tomatees just a teensy bit- they were the Bev beacon after all....BUT....change is good, girl!) Okay......I am just WAITING for the new hairdo pic! Probably because I am SO not brave enough to do it myself, so I'm living my hair life through ya!! Cowardly, I know....
  14. Shannon March 15, 2015 at 12:01 am #
    Bev, I loved you baby stuff post, but now you have to tell us where you shop for your adorbs babies! I also have boy, girl twins + love the "neutrals" style your babes have going on. Please share:)
    • Bev Weidner March 15, 2015 at 10:13 am #
      I buy really everywhere! Gap, Target, Old Navy, lots and lots of thrift stores, boutiques, Amazon, H&M, American Apparel. All of it!
  15. Annika March 15, 2015 at 10:20 am #
    Love your new website design! Congratulations to the new blog
  16. Heather March 16, 2015 at 12:39 am #
    Food Network blog! That is so exciting! I'll be anxiously waiting to here when it's up. I think there's room in their tv line up for a Bev cooks show too, need more cooking inspiration and a tad fewer cooking/baking competitions.
    • Heather March 16, 2015 at 12:41 am #
  17. Erin March 24, 2015 at 1:51 am #
    YAY!!!!! just fabulous!!!! xoxoxoxo

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