Friday Flotsam


Daffodils in the snow

Tell me about matcha tea.

Is it a bunch of hocus pocus mumbo jumbo? Or does it REALLY WORK? 

Is it like those nasty foot pad thingies from 10 years ago that suck out all of the toxins – omg do you remember those?! The first time I saw those I was so freaking intrigued while simultaneously on the verge of a huge hurl. I still don’t quite understand them. How do they become so brown and yellow and dirty diapery through the night? What is going ON with those things? We even tried them once, years and years ago when they were a huge rage. And of course the next morning they were disgusting and I felt so amazingly cleansed and extremely grossed out at the same time. THEN I found out they were a hoax. NEWMAN. (<–name that show)

Is matcha tea the same? Don’t punch me.

See, I was getting my herrrs did this week, and my hair stylist was going on and on about how magical it is, and how much brighter she looks, and how much more energy she has. Mind you, she’s 32 and skinny and hot with no kids and zero jowls. But she says it’s a different energy than coffee. And I’m like, “SHUT YOUR MOUTH.”

Aesthetically, I dig the bright green powder and that little wooden whisk, but like – what do you DO? How do you PREPARE it? Let’s be honest – do you howl at the moon in your underpants?

Tell me.

Mama gal time at Westside Local

I only have 20 episodes left of FelicityWAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.


She just hooked up with NOEL, omg. On the roof. At their summer hangout. Like, hooked up hooked up. And she’s not said anything to Ben about it yet, but can I just tell you how much I LOVE HER THERAPIST. Dr. Pavone. Ugh. Her wild curly hair, her red lipstick and eyebrow expressions, her cigarettes and constant opera music. I just think she’s so magnetic and mysterious and powerful. Iloveher. The end.

Ben’s HAIR. No. Grow it out, chachi.

I can’t decide who she’ll end up with.  Or who I want her to end up with. Noel or Ben. Ben or Noel. Nen or Boel. Boel or Nen.

Thing is, once this is all over and I’ve had a chance to mourn my loss, where do I take my life from here!?

I mean, does Ally McBeal even remotely hold a candlestick to what I’ve been watching with you these last few years? Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, Gilmore Girls, Felicity. All these shows are my BLOOD. Which sounds mildly psycho, but whatev.


Ally McBeal or Grey’s Anatomy?

Breaking Bad or Homeland?

Thirty Something or go back and finish West Wing? I need to FINISH WEST WING WHAT AM I TALKING ABOUT.

I took this photo and my friend made fun of me.

One more poll. (!)

Out of all the T.V. heartthrobs ever, who ranks up there for you!?

Jess Mariano from Gilmore Girls? (duh)

Tim Riggins from FNL?

Ben Covington from Felicity?

Uncle Jesse from Full House? Oh don’t give me that look.

Mike Seaver from Growing Pain? RIGHT?

Or Jerry Seinfeld?

Tell me.

Pons Avarcas discount!

Just in case you’ve not seen it on the Instagrams, I have a fun spring sandal discount going on with PONS Avarcas right now! 20% off, baes. Just use the code BEVANDPONS. That’s it. It goes until Sunday night at 5pm CST.

These shoes are my faaaaaaave (not fav) of all time, so I just wanted to share the shoe love!

*They do run true to size, although the leather may stretch just a tad.

*They’re VERY comfortable, dudes. I wear them all day long, and really anywhere. They’re casual but also have that chic something something going on.

*I mentioned leather, right?

*I’m wearing Sand, and Nat’s in Brown. But they have a ton of beautiful neutrals and poppy colors.

Just didn’t want you all to miss this, pigeons. Go git yew sum.

Nat and a floor rainbow

Weekend plans?

We’re headed to Fayetteville today for a friends and fam weekend! And I’m definitely not wearing green so just get your pinchers ready. Gonna hang out at this gal’s hizz tomorrow with all our best pals. BEST PALS. Who even says that?

I’m not your friend, buddy!
I’m not your buddy, pal!
I’m not your pal, guy!
I’m not your guy, friend!
I’m not your friend, pal!
I’m not your pal, buddy!

(Name that show.) (If you can honestly name that show we are soulmates for life.)

Now I desperately want those toxin food pad thingies again. This is my problem.

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39 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Dana March 17, 2017 at 7:33 am #
    Homeland AND Breaking Bad, add Sons of Anarchy for good measure ( and all time heart throbs Peter Quinn and Jax Teller). Duh, Tim Riggins always and forever.
  2. Amanda March 17, 2017 at 8:39 am #
    Are you really not watching Imposters on Bravo?? Started this season! Most talked about show on tv!! Twists and turn, ya gotta watch it!!! Besides that, Ally McBeal fo sure!
  3. Jennifer March 17, 2017 at 8:52 am #
    Thanks for the PONS discount! I've wanted a pair for three years and this was the push I needed to order them. Taupe is on the way. Hooray! Happy St. Patrick's Day!
  4. Briana March 17, 2017 at 9:02 am #
    Tim Riggins! And One Tree Hill do it!
  5. Courtney March 17, 2017 at 9:12 am #
    BREAKING BAD! I started it a couple months ago and haveven 1 episode left. The first 4ish episodes are boring, but once you get past that ... OMG. Amazing!
  6. Janice March 17, 2017 at 9:37 am #
    Thanks for the Pons code, Bev! My daughter has a pair of these shoes and loves them, too. I've debated getting some for myself but no longer - I just placed my order!! I love me a good deal!
  7. Christina March 17, 2017 at 10:24 am #
    ONE TREE HILL! I disagree with the person who said a few weeks ago that it was too sports focused. If you loved FNL and Gilmore Girls you will LURVE IT.
  8. Jelena March 17, 2017 at 10:43 am #
    LIFE IN PIECES is my new favorite - so funny!
  9. Allison Vizzo March 17, 2017 at 11:01 am #
    What???!? You didn't finish west wing? That's one of my favorites for sure! I'm going Dawson's creek after this. After felicity and Gilmore girls it feels the most natural. I hate the new theme song and I want felicity to be with Noel. There. I said it. I liked Ben last season, but now I'm over him. Jess Mariano is still my #1 😍
  10. autumn March 17, 2017 at 11:14 am #
    1st: thank YOU for the Pons discount!! I ordered my first pair yesterday and I'm super excited to get them! .. I got brown but it was a tough decision between that and taupe! 2nd: OMG Breaking Bad for sure!!!! I binge watched it a year ago and it is my all time fav series EVER! <--- annoying. I had legit withdraws once it was over.. I still miss it haha. watch it!
    • Heather March 18, 2017 at 2:56 pm #
      Ditto on Breaking Bad! I've had withdrawals since the finale aired years ago.
  11. Marisa Oppenheimer March 17, 2017 at 11:24 am #
    Homeland. I couldn't handle Breaking Bad - it was just TOO MUCH. Tim Riggins (and Mike Seaver - man, he was cute). More show recommendations: The Affair - super intense, and Pacey (Joshua Jackson) is in it and is ALL grown up. No Tomorrow - described as a bright, sunny, end-of-the-world comedy; loved it.
  12. Krista B. March 17, 2017 at 11:40 am #
    Breaking Bad! Uncle Jesse!!! (I literally just told someone last week that John Stamos is my go-to hot guy in Hollywood, omg <3 ) SOUTH PARK!!!!! :D :D :D Gotta make your baked chipotle chicken and kale chimichangas soon... they're amazeballs. Just like you! Thanks for always making my Fridays a bit brighter :)
  13. Rachel Clem March 17, 2017 at 11:49 am #
    Homeland for sure!
  14. Nancy March 17, 2017 at 12:03 pm #
    Bloodline onNetflix. I got sucked in immediately. But there's only 3 seasons, with third one starting this summer. Kyle Chandler is in it and a couple other hotties 😁
  15. Jo March 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm #
    I'm sure I'm way behind the times as far as watching shows goes, but I've watched Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce, Shitts Creek, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmit, and I know there are more, but I'm old and can't remember. Shitts Creek is one of the best shows I've seen in years.
  16. Julie March 17, 2017 at 12:33 pm #
    Ewww Jess from GG does NOT do it for me AT ALL! A guy w/ a great sense of humor DOES tho, so Jerry Seinfeld for life!
  17. Francy March 17, 2017 at 12:34 pm #
    Oh, I heart Tim Riggins. Texas forever. le sigh... And I LOVE that South Park back and forth - "I'm not your friend, pal." - my husband and I do that every time we hear someone call someone pal or friend. Yeah...we're hilarious :)
  18. Joni March 17, 2017 at 12:35 pm #
    I like matcha, but don't really find it life changing. Not a really big, "sit down and sip hot tea," kind of gal, so I use the matcha powder to do a very non traditional cold latte. One tsp matcha, a tsp of brown sugar, and a dribble of vanilla extract- mixed with 8-10 oz almond milk. It is an energy boost, but not as powerful a punch as coffee. Likely because I typically drink 24 oz of coffee at a time. Matcha has yet to give me an other worldly glow. But unlike your hair stylist, I have two kids and they've sucked all the glow right outta me. Molly Yeh does all kinds of amazing and glorious things with matcha.
  19. Denise March 17, 2017 at 12:36 pm #
    Matcha - haters here! I have never liked it, then Lenny saw some show about how wonderful it is and ordered a VAT! It takes like fish parts in a cup of hot water. Not sure what the love affair is. I mean herbal tea is good for you too. Right? Okay, these sandals are too darn cute. I need some cute and comfy shoes for our trip to Peru - these could be them. Off to check it out .... Weekend plans? Building out our new van so we can hit the road!! Hope you have a great weekend too!
  20. Bethany March 17, 2017 at 1:08 pm #
    Clear eyes, full heart (and Tim Riggins), CANT LOSE.
  21. Emily March 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm #
    Yahoo for Pons!!! Just bought some for myself and both daughters. Thanks!! "Newman" = Seinfeld.
  22. Kristin V March 17, 2017 at 4:18 pm #
    Thanks, I bought some of those fancy sandals! They're not from Target, I'm an adult now? I love matcha tea. Iced, hot. GIMME. It's mostly the flavor I enjoy. I don't notice an energy boost or something else magical. Have fun with your friend, @sarahfortune! I look forward to vicariously participating via Insta. Also, I tried your famous bun this morning. My hair is just won't go. ><
  23. Saphorine March 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm #
    Breaking bad ! Best show EVER. Tried Homeland but the main character is so desperatey desperate and histerical (not in a good way), I spent all episodes wanting to punch her. And Black mirror Amazing. Especially if you are into social media.
  24. Hannah Littlefield March 17, 2017 at 5:11 pm #
    Matcha powder is amazing! It totally works! I make mine with hot water then add coconut milk. It's delicious! Gives me major energy! I have 6 girls so all the energy is welcome..
  25. Jenn I March 17, 2017 at 5:50 pm #
    Everwood would be up your street. Also, I'm firmly Team Noel. AND FINISH THE WEST WING!!!!! Favorite show everrrrrrrr.
    • Toi March 20, 2017 at 1:32 pm #
      Why isn't Everwood on Netflix or Hulu? I LOVED that show so much and I would binge watch it over and over if it was available. I don't get why it didn't catch on more.
  26. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) March 17, 2017 at 7:40 pm #
    SOUTH PARK! My hubby and I quote that all the time hahahaa. also...Jess Mariano. Obviously.
  27. Susan March 17, 2017 at 7:54 pm #
    Breaking Bad should come with a warning. It's seriously disturbing and jacked me up so bad that it kept me awake. Seriously, not joking. It's so freaking intense that I have to watch it and then follow it with a lame sit com to get me off the ledge. Homeland is intense, too, but not as bad for me personally. I'm with you on the matcha thing. Everyone is always talking about it and I'm so completely in the dark. How do you make it, does it taste good or like some sucky healthy thing that you just have to slam down, and is it really as good for you as people are saying. I'm clueless but also curious. Share if you do personal research and then tell me how to make it.
  28. Elease @ The Sunny Side March 17, 2017 at 7:56 pm #
    You are a RIOT!!! Can't get enough! My odd tv crush from years ago was the non-Paul Reiser dad from My Two Dads. Do you remember that show?! BReaking Bad was great. LOVED West Wing...did you watch Revenge...I have an incling that would be your dramatic thing.
  29. Caitlin March 18, 2017 at 1:52 pm #
    Riggins, always!!! <3 (And now I'm ready to start rewatching FNL again!) Also, I second the commenter who suggested Life In is such a great show! Hilarious and while similar to Modern Family, it's much less overdone.
  30. Taylor March 18, 2017 at 2:29 pm #
    Tim Riggins forever and ever! Although Jess is a close second. As for matcha I like it, but I definitely don't think it's as life altering as everyone would have you believe.
  31. Ang March 18, 2017 at 11:05 pm #
    Bloodline is amazing and addicting. Hart of Dixie has the feel of Gilmore Girls along with some Friday night lights actors, you would love:)
  32. Jill March 19, 2017 at 12:54 pm #
    Greys Anatomy!! I'm watching it now along with a side of New Girl when things get a little too heavy on Greys. Do it. So good.
  33. Alyssa March 20, 2017 at 3:59 pm #
    Breaking it! Also, South Park. My husband and I have that exchange at least once a week, soulmate!
  34. Christi March 20, 2017 at 11:18 pm #
    I don't know how you do it.... SOUTH PARK as well???!!! I love having an online soul mate. Ally is good - I bet you will love all of the spontaneous singing.
  35. Lauren Grant | Zestful Kitchen March 21, 2017 at 7:12 pm #
    Finish West Wing! That's what I'm currently working on! Gotta love CJ.
  36. Tif March 22, 2017 at 11:10 pm #
    Ok so I was like, "Ocean's 11 isn't a show, Bev!" Then I read the comments and am embarrassed that I didn't know it was in South Park... Tim Riggins 4EVA.


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