Friday Flotsam

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no-knead bread

So the other day I was texting with Jess. Not to be confused with JESS. One I salivate for, the other I salivate with. No no, Jess – my maj homegirl. My neurotic partner in crime. The only other person who uses as many exclamation points and all caps in a text as me and doesn’t feel even a fiber of shame for it.

You know, she just finished Gilmore Girls, too. Like, just last week she finished it. Waaaah! So clearly we’re both in a stage of fresh mourning. (Even though I finished a few weeks ago. THE PAIN CUTS DEEP, MAN.) We have no idea what direction to take our lives in now. (However, I did find a couple of new lipstick shades that I put on my IG Stories yesterday. I turn to lipstick when a monumental life era ends. Remember the RED LIPS RIGHT AFTER PARENTHOOD? This is how I cope. Just let me be.)

Our conversation was littered with desperation like, “what nooooow” and, “are two bottles in one hour too much,” and, “no, that ledge isn’t high enough.” When I finally said, “You know, I’ve never watched Felicity, OR Dawson’s Creek. Should I give one of those a go?”

After that it was all a blur.

All I saw for an entire two minutes were those three little anxiety-inducing pulsing gray bubbles, alerting me to just hold on and breathe.

Then it started. I had no way to prepare myself. It all came at me like a Tasmanian Devil with a loaded BB gun. Disbelief of mammoth proportions. Profanities blowing up my phone like that one firecracker that sits in the street and just screams at you. “WAIT WHAT. WHAT. WHAT. NO. WHAT. WHAT NOW? YOU HAVE TO WATCH FELICITY I CANNOT BREATHE RIGHT NOW I NEED TO LIE DOWN I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS SEE YOU NEVER.”

Do you think she wants me to watch Felicity next? Because I can’t tell.

Which clearly leads me to…



or Dawson’s Creek?

or Felicity?

(…or Felicity?)


You know totally what works on paper, but in reality are Satan’s snot rockets?


If there is one thing I have learned as a mother of small children, it is to avoid slash run screaming from those blasted window gels.

I was fooled! There they were, so sweetly arranged in the packaging, CLEAN, not torn or ripped into booger balls, darling shapes and colors. So I bought them. A few packages! What could happen, right?

And then.

It started off innocently, as the gremlins found them amusing and entertaining. “Good job with the robot, Will! Look at the all the birds and hearts and sweet flowers, Nat! You can create a little scene. Go crazy with it.” SAYS THE IDIOT MOM.

Then, one by one, each booger makes its way to the floor, collecting dirt, dust and dog hair. Each slime piece inevitably ends up in both kids’ mouths, bitten in half, chewed up like a disgusting mucus canoe. If you accidentally step on one with no shoes on oooooooooooooh hi, life is ruined.

From now on I’m sticking to toys that don’t resemble nasal sludge.

The end.

gremlins playing

I miss Certs.


Oh! We’re adding a new layer to our FFFFFFFFF, or Fabulous Friday Flashback Film Fun, for long. Instead of wine, I’m going to start making a cocktail! (you’re like, oh no.)

AND I don’t know how, so it will be extra fun. Tonight’s drink will be a Blood Orange Ginger Moscow Mule, and it involves this Blood Orange Ginger Shrub. I’ve had the shrub since my stinkin’ birthday, so I think it’s hiiiiiigh time that I ACTUALLY USE IT.  The bottle says to add vodka and ginger beer. That seems easy enough. I got this. Stop rolling your eyes.

If you have any cocktail suggestions for future Friday nights, hiccup! I mean holla.

I’m scared.

me standing outside of Madewell like a tool

Weekend plans?

Speaking of FFFFFFFFFFFFF, tonight we’re diving into week FIVE of this new tradition. If you remember, last week we watched Pink Panther. I liked it! Didn’t fall in love. But it was fun. Robert Wagner was cute. I especially loved the scene where the wife was juggling all three lovers in her hotel room, shoving one under the bed, another into the closet, another into the bathroom. That whole shuffle was hilarious. And of course the style was to die for.

Tonight we’re watching Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice. Have you seen it?? You GUYS. 1969 – Natalie Wood (my obsession), Robert Culp, Elliot Gould (hello, Ross Geller’s dad!), and Dyan Cannon. They’re all friends, in therapy, turned to swingers. Going to be a total disaster. I’m so excited!

I also think I want to sew some new linen bedroom curtains.

HAHAHAHA! The idea was cute though, Bev.

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45 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Shannon L. February 3, 2017 at 7:51 am #
    I'm going to vote for Felicity since I've never seen Dawson's Creek. Of course, I don't love Felicity as much as I love Gilmore Girls!
  2. Whitney February 3, 2017 at 8:19 am #
    I can't wrap my head around this... How could you have missed out on Felicity during your college/early 20s years?? I'm sad. This show is so you (I say that like I really know you... I'm a weirdo.) You must watch it ASAP. No Dawson's Creek. Ew... And I guess I'm going to have to clear some time to re-watch some Felicity with you. Can't wait to hear your thoughts. I'm excited for you! :)
  3. Christina @ Every Little Thing She Does... February 3, 2017 at 8:58 am #
    I'm a Gilmore freak and I've NEVER seen an episode of Dawson's or Felicity, but all my friends obsesssed over those shows in high school/college. Let me know which one you pick and I might join you in watching!
  4. saundra m abel February 3, 2017 at 9:18 am #
    lavender martini's they are favorites at the re-instituted Abel cocktail hour
  5. Laura February 3, 2017 at 10:51 am #
    You MUST watch Dawson's creek!!! I actually just finished it within the last month and am seriously still depressed about it being over. I never watched it when it was on tv but blew through the whole series on Hulu and am forever changed. It's totally 90s, soapy teenage drama at its best. (my favorite genre, to be honest. No shame in my age inappropriate television binging game :D) I'm actually looking for a new show like that... maybe I need to check out felicity. I tried getting into one tree hill because HELLO... Ten seasons! But, too much sports I think, and it just didn't hook me.
    • Mike February 4, 2017 at 11:29 am #
      If you liked Dawson's Creek, you will love One Tree Hill. If you don't care for the sports, stick with it, because it becomes less and less about sports each season until there is really no sports to speak of in the last couple seasons. Just good, heart-wrenching drama!
  6. Jennifer C. February 3, 2017 at 11:27 am #
    Really dirty vodka martini with ALL the olives!
  7. Glory February 3, 2017 at 11:31 am #
    That bread looks amazing - did I miss the recipe?
    • Bev Weidner February 3, 2017 at 12:14 pm #
      Oh it's the best! Mark Bittman for president.
  8. Olangita February 3, 2017 at 11:58 am #
  9. Amy February 3, 2017 at 12:15 pm #
    Felicity for sure. I'm rewatching the entire series now, for the 3rd time. No joke, it's that good. And free in the ABC app under throwback. You will love it!!!
  10. Lisa February 3, 2017 at 12:29 pm #
    HI Bev! Thank you for the laughs today. I so needed them. You are hysterical and I love it! I miss Certs too btw. Anyway, Felicity FO SHO. You are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!!!!! Can't wait for you to start! And next, watch Dawson's Creek. Totally different than Felicity and GG, but definitely worth the watch!!!!!
  11. Ashley February 3, 2017 at 12:50 pm #
    Here's a vote for Felicity!! Love that show. I used to watch Dawson's Creek back when I had to sneak episodes when my mom wasn't home because - hello - my mom wasn't cool with all their angst and teenage shenanigans. I never did finish all the seasons, though. But every time I think I'm going to go back and watch and finish and relive the high school glory days, I start an episode and can only make it halfway through before concluding that my mom was, in fact, correct. These people are the worst. And not in a good way. But watch Felicity, I'd love to hear your commentary. :)
  12. Susan February 3, 2017 at 12:52 pm #
    I'm gonna say Felicity only because I haven't seen it either so we can experience it together. Ha! But how have you not seen Dawson's Creek? What were you doing on Friday nights at 8pm in the late 90's, early 00's??? This was a pre-bar tradition for me!
  13. Allison Vizzo February 3, 2017 at 12:55 pm #
    BOTH!! Can I vote for both?? Which first.....I don't know!
  14. Tara February 3, 2017 at 12:57 pm #
    Although I was a huge fan of both when they were on TV, I can't imagine watching Dawson's Creek as an adult person. So I vote Felicity!
  15. Samantha February 3, 2017 at 12:59 pm #
    Dude watch Felicity first. I'm kind of over here like ummmm hello what shows did you even watch🤔 Next you're gonna have to watch Dawson's Creek too. It's total teen drama in the best most uncomfortable way. I'm just going to ask this bc if the answer is no I may have to unfollow you.... but you def watched My So Called Life right? Like, you did. YOU DID RIGHT?!? I'm starting to feel worried....
    • Bev Weidner February 3, 2017 at 1:24 pm #
      I did, I did! I swear I did! Jordan Catalano was MAH LAHF. I was also busy watching 90210, Melrose Place, and Party of Five. Those were my ultimate jams. Are we still friends?
  16. Kaitlin February 3, 2017 at 1:58 pm #
  17. Cait February 3, 2017 at 2:10 pm #
    OMG WHAT!! You've never seen Felicity?! That show is like a right of passage lol. Honey get a bottle of wine and start the show, pronto!!
  18. Sara February 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm #
    Felicity used to be on Netflix (not sure if it still is?) but it was expiring at the end of a week and I literally locked myself in my apartment for that week to watch the rest of it. I feel good about that choice.
    • Bev Weidner February 3, 2017 at 2:42 pm #
      Ha! I know it's on Hulu, so it's official: I start tomorrow!
  19. Nicole February 3, 2017 at 2:27 pm #
    Definitely Felicity!
  20. Amber February 3, 2017 at 2:33 pm #
    In this order...Felicity, Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill, The Fosters. That will get you through hibernation season until it's time to go play outside again!!!!
  21. Kathleen February 3, 2017 at 3:48 pm #
  22. Elena February 3, 2017 at 3:59 pm #
    Yay! Let's do Felicity! I've never watch it either..
  23. Katsoucy February 3, 2017 at 4:15 pm #
    Yes Felicity! You will love.... and I highly recommend transparent on Amazon if you have not watched that yet😊😃😜
  24. Stephanie Hanson February 3, 2017 at 4:18 pm #
    Well...I'm going to vote for Felicity since I've never seen it either. There goes my weekend 🤣 I've seen Dawson's Creek and it's good too. But I'm all Felicity on this one!
  25. Katheryn February 3, 2017 at 4:32 pm #
    I loved Felicity. I tried Dawson's Creek, but oh my goodness. I find the acting terrible, stories absurd, and the entire show to be a complete waste of my time. So I vote for Felicity. A recommendation for a Friday night movie? What's Up Doc? 1972 with Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal. It's laugh out loud funny, sweet, and all ages agree it's great. I've watched it with my grandparents, husband, and children, and all agree it's great.
  26. Jessica February 3, 2017 at 4:39 pm #
    team jess, FOREVER. now the real question is... will you be team noel or team ben?!
    • Sara February 3, 2017 at 6:26 pm #
      This is a VERY good question.
    • Mike February 4, 2017 at 11:35 am #
      Or team Pacey, or team Dawson?...These are all really good questions.
  27. Jerica February 3, 2017 at 4:39 pm #
    Felicity! .... but if you are looking for something to get really drawn into.... watch LOST! Comedy? The Office! Or if you have seen those... Watch the new Netflix original... The OA
    • Jerica February 3, 2017 at 4:41 pm #
      Ooorrrrrrr!!!! Ooooohhhh ooohhhh oooorrrrrr!!!!! The United States of Tara!!!
  28. Christi February 3, 2017 at 4:46 pm #
    I am going to continue to suggest Felicity. I can not wait to see which guy you like best... Noel or Ben? I think you will love it. The Thanksgiving episode on Season 1 is still one of my all time favorite hours of TV.
  29. Mia Henley February 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm #
    I've never seen Felicity or Dawson's Creek, but now I know I need to start Felicity ASAP! Side note, I made it through 3 entire seasons of One Tree Hill and then I couldn't take it anymore. I loved some of the characters (Sophia Bush=the best!) and story lines, but ended up loathing so many of the side plots and UCH the melodramatic twists and turns and romantic back and forth just left me super frustrated. As you can tell, I still have not recovered from all that time wasted watching 3 LONG seasons, lol.
  30. Lindsay February 3, 2017 at 5:33 pm #
    Dawson's Creek #pacey
  31. Kylie February 4, 2017 at 11:19 am #
    DAWSON'S CREEK!!!! I've watched that series atleast 4 times and I love it every single time. Although I've never actually seen Felicity either...
  32. Lindsay February 6, 2017 at 12:46 pm #
    My husband would never put up with Felicity OR DC during our joint binge t.v. time– we're currently re-watching The Office (never gets old!) I'm in the market for a wool coat. Love your style sense and have seen snippets of yours above. Care to share the source?
    • Bev Weidner February 8, 2017 at 7:25 am #
      Sure thing! I got the camel coat on, but it looks like they don't have it anymore. (It was about a year ago, I'm so sorry!) But here's their beige coat section. Good luck! (the one camel coat is awwwwful)
      • Lindsay February 8, 2017 at 6:10 pm #
        Thank you, Bev!
  33. Adrienne Brad February 6, 2017 at 2:52 pm #
    So I just discovered you on Instagram and OMG your stories completely crack me up!! You are seriously hilarious plus I really like your blog too!
  34. Hannah February 8, 2017 at 10:11 am #
    I missed your IG stories and feel the loss of your lipstick picks!!! Oh! Would you? Could you? My life is incomplete without some lippy inspiration!!!! Ahhhh!
    • Bev Weidner February 8, 2017 at 4:09 pm #
      Revlon #855 - Geranium, and Almay #20 - Pink Light!
  35. Briana February 9, 2017 at 9:05 am #
    Love both Felicity and Dawson's! I am also a huge Gilmore Girls fan that is always in mourning #bestshowever .... I'm watching one tree hill now and it's soooo good do it!

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