Friday Flotsam

FRIDAY! And not only that- HALLOWEEN WEEKEEEND. (not even sorry to scream)

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

I cannot deal with dry cleaning. Any tag that says “dry clean only,” I’m like PASS. Actually, remember Mitch Hedberg’s old bit about dry clean only? “This shirt is dry clean only. Which means . . . it’s dirty.” Hahahah! My life. I miss Mitch.

But do you want to know what’s worse than dry clean only? HAND WASH. The worst. I avoid tags that say “hand wash in cold water” like.the.plague. I’ll never get around to it! I accidentally bought a shirt from Madewell that’s hand wash only, but I didn’t read the tag before I got it home. I bought it because it’s a dainty black and white striped little thing with an adorable sleeve cut. BUT IT’S HAND WASH ONLY. Which basically means it just sits on a chair upstairs in my bedroom for three weeks until I remember to grab the detergent from way the hay downstairs and haul it up to wash a freaking 3-inch piece of fabric.

Maybe I should pour a cup of detergent into a little tuberware thingy and stick it under my bathroom sink for these situations. WAIT, did I just invent a genius life hack? PATENT PENDING.

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

You know how people have their maj celebrity crushes? They’re all, “Ohhhh George!” and “Ohhhh Brad!” and “Ohhhh Donald Trump!” (just kidding) I’ve never been like that. I mean, I have nothing against George and Brad and Dona-eh, but they just don’t make my innards flip. I never have a good answer when anyone asks me what my ultimate celebrity crush is. (which is a lot. read: never)

But I figured it out! DUH, Paul Rudd. Hands down. Always and forever. My love first sparked for him in Clueless, and pretty much erupted and never settled in Wet Hot American Summer. “You taste like a burger. I don’t like you anymore.”

You know he’s from here? (KC) And he goes to (almost) every Royals game. We’ve been watching the Royals this week in the World Series and while everyone else is following player stats and moves and whatever,  I’m like, “SHOW PAUL RUDD! WHERE IS PAUL RUDD! I NEED TO SEE PAUL RUDD!”

Now that’s a solid celebrity crush.

Wait! Paul Rudd and Bill Hader. Bill Hader for sure.

What are yours?! (should I even dare ask? I’m scared.)

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

^^ These are our costumes this weekend. I’m forcing Aaron and my parents to wear these to a party with a bunch of adults that they’ve never met. I’m the BEST.

What are you going as?! What are your kids going as!? I need all these details to survive, you know.

Oh! I’ve updated my Snapchat so that you can send me snaps. Woo hoo! I’ll be posting little Halloween hints tomorrow of what the kiddies are going to wear, so the first one to snap me the correct answer wins! I have no idea what you’ll win. I’ll snap you back and say, “YOU GUESSED IT!”

How’s that? Super exciting, huh?

Don’t answer that.

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

While I have you, (you’re totally gone, aren’t you?) – what’s your favorite song that has to do with fire? I asked Twitter yesterday, and surprisingly got a decent response. Which I’m surprised because I thought Twitter was basically dead. Do you still tweet? WHERE HAVE ALL THE TWEETERS GOOO-HOOOOOONE? (name that song)

Friday Flotsam / Bev Cooks

Did I tell you we watched the new Poltergeist the other night? It was pretty good! The first half of the movie is way scarier than the second half. If you’ve seen it, I’m curious to know what you thought.

I’m begging my parents to watch the original, but my mom is already panicking about the nightmares she’s absolutely positive she’s going to have for the rest of her life. I’m like, “MOM. It’s not a big deal. The dad rips his own face off and eats maggots on a steak and chairs stack themselves on a table and dead people attack the mom in a swimming pool and the tree tries to eat the little boy and the little girl gets sucked into the TV. You’ll be fiiiiiiiine.”

Get yo’ Halloween.

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27 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog October 30, 2015 at 8:03 am #
    Heh. Paul Rudd is everything ... in our home, he's known as crap bag ala friends. But seriously, he wins life.
  2. nicole @ I am a Honey Bee October 30, 2015 at 8:32 am #
    I kinda use twitter still. I just downloaded periscope and kinda love it. I think you would too... then you can sing full versions of songs instead of the little snappy bits. ha!
  3. grace October 30, 2015 at 8:52 am #
    My ultimate celeb crush was Heath Ledger (insert crying face)...I do also love Paul Rudd...and Judd Apatow...and Stephen Colbert..and Jon Stewart...gimme a funny, smart man and I am set
  4. Panna October 30, 2015 at 9:01 am #
    favourite song to do with fire: r.e.m. the one i love :) speaking of bill hader... have you seen trainwreck? i loved it!
    • Bev Weidner October 30, 2015 at 9:21 am #
      Oh that's my absolute fave, too! (R.E.M.) Not yet! It's rentable on Nov 10th, so I'm counting.the.hours.
  5. Heather October 30, 2015 at 10:07 am #
    Paul Rudd is my favourite too! I loved him in Friends and I Love You Man just put him over the top for me. I'm trying to think of fire related songs and the only one that's coming to mind is Fire On The Mountain by Hanson (don't knock it til you try it!).
  6. Dee @ The Kitchen Snob October 30, 2015 at 11:35 am #
    My washer has a "hand wash" setting on it and I throw all my hand washables together and they turn out fine. I'd never get them done if I had to wash them in a sink or bucket (which I used to do before this handy washer setting). So I'm 6 degrees of separation from Paul Rudd (name dropping) he was one semester ahead of me in our acting school in LA. I didn't talk to him but my friend knew him, so I'm practically famous. ;-)
  7. tracy October 30, 2015 at 12:04 pm #
    No real celebrity crush here either. If I can't think of it off the top of my head, I must not have one, right? As for Halloween, my husband, 3 year old daughter and I are all dressing up as a jellyfish family. Super excited!
  8. Mary October 30, 2015 at 12:11 pm #
    You're too funny. Paul Rudd!!!! You're gonna die then, one of my kids (I also have twins. 4 yrs old) is going to be a Paul Rudd character for Halloween tomorrow. I'm dying with anticipation. I'll have to find a way to share a pic with you (I have no idea what snapchat is... still figuring out insta). Happy Halloween :)
    • Bev Weidner October 30, 2015 at 12:24 pm #
      OMG what character!?!? I'm dying. You have to show me!
      • Mary November 1, 2015 at 10:01 am #
        Alright here ya go. I wasn't sure how to share any of the pics other than FB, so I decided to throw em on the blog. They were too good this year not to share. I hope you enjoy our little Brian Fantana and the Channel 4 News Crew ;)
  9. Katie October 30, 2015 at 12:26 pm #
    I love me some Paul Rudd. He is seriously a dream. My friend rode on an elevator once with him and Jason Segal - talk about a panic attack! I love the song Set the Fire to the Third Bar by Snow Patrol (what ever happened to them?) It's more of a love type of fire meaning, but I really like it!
  10. Joni October 30, 2015 at 12:26 pm #
    Ah, Mitch Hedberg. He had a way about him. I always immediately think of Slappy the frog.
  11. Brittney October 30, 2015 at 12:40 pm #
    My celebrity crush is Cary Grant :) And Dean Martin. Super classy guys, with wonderful voices! Ooh, and Tom Selleck. Weirdest 23 year old ever. Oh well. My favorite fire song is definitely Peter Hollens' cover of I See Fire. Stunning. His voice is CRAZY amazing!!
  12. Katie Bell October 30, 2015 at 12:46 pm #
    How has no one commented on Christian Bale?! Christian Bale! Oh my heck. I'm going as a bee keeper, and my 6 month old as a bee, and in case you were wondering, no, no I could not convince my husband to be a hive...
  13. Denita October 30, 2015 at 1:19 pm #
    The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire we don't need no water, let the.....burn Bloodhound Gang yeah....I SHOULD have another song come to mind when you said Fire Song...but, well, that song pops in my head entirely too often for another song to come to mind. Paul Rudd is crush-worthy.
  14. Nada October 30, 2015 at 2:01 pm #
    My daughter totally babysat Paul Rudd's sisters kids a year ago. At his Mom's house. Then, she met him on set of some Indy film he did this year. She thought they were going on the Antman set. No such luck. Poor girl...
  15. Heidi October 30, 2015 at 2:05 pm #
    Hi - can I just say....Mark Ruffalo! Completely ADORBS! Love Halloween but am not participating this year, going our of town instead. Happy Halloween!
  16. Jenn I October 30, 2015 at 2:30 pm #
    Favorite song that has to do with fire: Billy Joel, We Didn't Start the Fire. I sat on the floor of my bedroom with the cassette and my boom box and the lyrics and learned every single word. I still know them, and sing them at the top of my lungs when that song random comes on the radio.
  17. Shereen @ Shereen Travels Cheap October 30, 2015 at 2:51 pm #
    All I can pay attention to in Poltergeist is Zelda Rubenstein's "Carol Ann! Caaaaarooooooooollll Aaaaaaaaaaaann." It kinda takes the scares away from the rest of it for me. I don't have high hopes for the remake, but obviously am going to watch it anyway, because what else do I have to do for those two hours? Can't be worse than Halloween III :D We're on our third costumes for Halloween. We started out as Wayne and Garth at Walt Disney World, had a party where I was a zombie flapper (hubs was a 50s prom dude) and Saturday we'll be trick or treating with friends and he'll be a mad scientist and I'll be a unicorn. We like to keep people on their toes about whether or not we'll dress as a couple. And, uh, Paul Rudd is EVERYthing. Love him. And Ryan Reynolds!
  18. Laurie October 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm #
    I have to agree with you about Paul Rudd - quite a cutie pie. I really love Kevin Spacey. He's not a pretty boy but there is just something about him. Bradley Cooper, Matthew McConaughey and Ewan McGregorcan can come and visit any day! (and Christian Bale!) I thought of the Arthur Brown song - "Fire". You have to listen to it! He's a crazy man. I try to avoid the dry clean only stuff, too. They use gross chemicals. Now we have an organic dry cleaner nearby and I use them. For the hand wash only I put clothes in a laundry bag and do the load on delicate. Works fine. Sadly, we are not dressing up this year. I can't wait to see your next post! Happy Halloween!
  19. Christi October 30, 2015 at 5:29 pm #
    My guess for Halloween is that the gremlins are gonna be KISS rock stars.
  20. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist October 31, 2015 at 8:41 am #
    Paul Rudd!! I swear, my friends would ask me in college who was at the top of my list, and I'd say Paul Rudd and they'd give me this "you've got to be kidding me" look. Um, nope. Not kidding.
  21. EB October 31, 2015 at 1:12 pm #
  22. dawn November 1, 2015 at 4:03 am #
    Celebrity crush is Mark Wahlburg...LOOOOOOOOVE HIM! He's handsome funny, confident and he seems like an all around good guy... I agree with you about the new Poltergeist movie... We watched it and it was worth watching once but not one I would buy to watch over and over.. The old Poltergeist is definitely worth watching... the little girl in the old one really has the key line.. which I waited for in the new one and it just didn't land as creepily as in the first one did... "They're here!!!!" that's a key scene... Favorite song using fire: Cmon Baby Light my Fire by the Doors.. oldie but a goodie
  23. FillSheden December 25, 2015 at 4:26 am #
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