Friday Flotsam

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Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

Let’s talk TV.

And I’m just going to jump right in- DID YOU WATCH THE MUPPETS?! omg. I know there’s a lot of controversy out there over this one, but I gotta tell ya: we straight loved it. Absolutely loved it. It’s basically identical to “The Office,” with its loose real-life camera feel and the actor puppets glancing at the camera from time to time. It’s hysterical! The writing is current, relevant, just brilliant.

Sure sure sure it’s adult humor. But I don’t see how that’s so horrible. Sometimes I think people just need something to complain about. The show could not be more perfectly suited for those of us who grew up watching The Muppets. Like a big, “Ohhhh let’s see what they’re up to these days”- type of thing. Only the jokes now involve boob jobs and AA meetings. I dig it.

But I’m also obsessed with Difficult People right now on Hulu, so . . .  there’s that.

POLL! What did you think? Are you pro Muppet or anti? I probably shouldn’t even dare ask this.

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

So have you noticed you can make your photos bigger in Instagram? I know this is oldish news. But I’ve been so scared to try it! I’m not a risk taker, you see.

I tried it yesterday with a pizza photo, and I think I might like it? I know I like seeing it in other feeds, when it’s done right. I get so nervous! Does it mess with the flow of the feed? Or enhance it? Does it confuse the eye, or caress it? Does it stimulate your senses, or make you a little stabby?

You’re asleep.

POLL! Do you like the bigger photos, or are you a square? I mean a square die hard, through and through?

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

Okay. I need some fun people to follow on the Snapchats. (because apparently I have time for this.) Are there any hilarious celebrities on it? I feel like following a celebrity on Snapchat would be the only real way to follow a celebrity. And I’m not even a celebrity freak. Like, is Paul Rudd on Snapchat? Because I’d hit- UM, FOLLOW that.

POLL! Who are your favorite celeb accounts to follow?! And shoot, while you’re at it, give me your account name. I ain’t skeered. (mine’s bevcooks just in case you’ve not yet gone down this disturbing path in life.)

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

My neck skin is thinning. It’s a true reality that I must come to face. I’m 85 years old and looking more and more like an iguana. WAH. Wait, what sound does an iguana make? Hold on let me ask Dr. Goog.

. . . Okay that is a sound we should never discuss here, or in any other universe. I’ll stick with WAH.


I moisturize, yes.

I gently rub up, yes.

I use coconut oil in the day and a heavier night cream at night, yes.


POLL! (are you exhausted with all these polls? I personally find them a little bit and a lot fun. don’t hate.) What is your best neck cream or trick or tip or plastic surgeon’s number? (<—a friend wants to know.)

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

Weekend plans? We’re headed to a circus wedding tomorrow night! Oh yeah, you read that right. A CIRCUS WEDDING. With like, flame throwers and food trucks and tattoo artists and tigers maybe. I’m scared. My friends keep trying to convince me that I need to wear something bold. Like a big colorful necklace or huge earrings or neon high heels. I’m like, I’ll show you something bold- MY MIDDLE FINGER.

I did borrow a dress from my lady and it’s faaabulous. You’ll see it tomorrow on the snapperchatters.

POLL! Just kidding.

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22 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Laura @ Raise Your Garden September 25, 2015 at 6:58 am #
    Big muppet love here. Grew up watching the muppets. And the new muppets just ain't the same as the old muppets. The old....not too very politically correct muppets. Those are the muppets I love. The adult humor that just cracks you up. It's for this reason that I can love Shrek and my kids can love Shrek. And the office. I mean, I nearly pee my pants when I watch the office. So funny!
  2. Kaitlin September 25, 2015 at 7:14 am #
  3. Simone September 25, 2015 at 8:14 am #
    This sounds really pathetic, but some of your snapchats make my day. And I tell my husband about them and then I'm like "Why can't I be this funny?" Keep it up.
  4. Breck September 25, 2015 at 8:29 am #
    I came here from Pinterest to say, YOUR OXFORDS WHERE ARE THEY FROM???
    • Bev Weidner September 25, 2015 at 10:35 am #
      Hahaha, thanks! I'm SO embarrassed to say. But it rhymes with . . . smorfeather bwenty pun. Ugh.
  5. Samantha September 25, 2015 at 8:51 am #
    SOOOOO glad to hear someone else enjoyed the Muppets because I was really worried it would only last one season when I started reading reviews. The Office = Awesome, Muppets = Even more awesome, the combo = THE BEST! :)
  6. Patrick September 25, 2015 at 8:56 am #
    LURVES me some Muppets!
  7. Jesse September 25, 2015 at 9:09 am #
    And I thought YOU were the celebrity on my snapchats! Mine is jessestuck, but my snaps will never be as cool as yours ha.
  8. Julie September 25, 2015 at 9:50 am #
    "it's time to put on make-up, it's time to light the lights, it's time to get things started on the Muppet Show tonight"....hahahaha. Love me some Muppets and some Goldbergs!
  9. Dee @ The Kitchen Snob September 25, 2015 at 10:32 am #
    I must be the dumbest person alive. How do you use Snapchat? I've downloaded. I've followed people (I think). I can never figure out how to see if anyone's posted anything. I need idiot instructions. :-) I need to watch these Muppets.
    • Bev Weidner September 25, 2015 at 10:39 am #
      Here's a tutorial! You'll be HOOKED.
      • esther barker September 29, 2015 at 7:53 am #
        THANK YOU! i couldn't figure it out either!
  10. Nancy September 25, 2015 at 4:34 pm #
    Love love love the Muppets!
  11. Dominique September 25, 2015 at 4:56 pm #
    I LOVE THE MUPPETS. Then and now!. I'm 42 and I gotta tell ya. It's not easy get old. Did you ever see Gigi? The aunt wore this neck scarf that kind of pulled the skin back to lift her chin. It was popular in like the 1890's. I'm thinking of bringing it back in style. Wanna help? Your Snap chats are hilarious. The Amelie post cracked me up!
  12. Shawnna September 25, 2015 at 5:14 pm #
    haven't seen it yet! very curious though... / i actually like both the big and the square (<---awkward) and i don't really feel like it messes with the flow / did you watch the latest bachelorette? i follow kaitlyn bristowe (@snapbackbean) and think she's pretty hilar. as are you! my husband is always like, what are you listening to?! whenever I watch your story ;) and you can follow me, though i'm slightly to moderately boring (@shawthomps) / i have no neck thinning advice. but i CAN recommend a good red wine. so.
  13. Ashley September 25, 2015 at 8:25 pm #
    I have not seen the muppets, hopefully it will be put on Hulu, I also have been wanting to check out Difficult People, maybe this weekend. I have been hooked on Empire, so much drama and great music! My snapchat is littlehandss on and I follow you, howsweeteats and her husband (for all of the glorious Max baby love), and therealjtf who is Jesse Tyler Ferguson "Mitchell" from Modern Family. And I started follwing Jessica Alba today, jessicamalba. So good!
  14. Krysten September 26, 2015 at 6:23 am #
    Hey Bev! Saggy neck probs are no good! I am a Consultant with Beautycounter and we have an awesome line of anti-aging products. Not only are our products clinically tested and proven to work, but they do not contain harmful ingredients. I would be happy to mail you a few samples to try, if you are interested! Here is the site for more information, look on the side bar for our Countertime Collection: Shoot me an email if you want to chat more: Krysten.schwartz(at)
    • Bev Weidner September 26, 2015 at 8:40 am #
      I'd love to try products! Emailing. Thank you!
  15. Bella B September 27, 2015 at 6:22 pm #
    I can't wait to hear about the circus wedding! :) xoxoBella |
  16. Cat @ Reader/Eater September 28, 2015 at 9:58 am #
    the shoes. they're amazing. where are they from?
    • Bev Weidner September 30, 2015 at 10:25 am #
      Oh it's so embarrassing! Forever . . . 41?
  17. June MK October 6, 2015 at 4:29 pm #
    Muppets all the way!! I use Rodan + Fields new line. I really like it so far. I know someone who sells it in the KC area if you are interested.

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