Friday Flotsam




(terribly sorry to scream sort of.)

But whoa! I’m in. In in in.

The funny twist on this whole thing (no spoilers, I swear!) is that a while back, HBO wanted me to host a watch party, but it was SUCH a quick turnaround that it gave me total gas. And I was thinking, “It’s probably going to be some dumb piddly show.” (oops) AND they wanted to send me this surprise box with all these watch party goodies in it, blah blah. But they wouldn’t tell me what exactly was in the box (“What’s in the boooox? WHAT’S IN THE BOOOOOX?” – name that movie.) and THAT gave me another massive round of gas. (I’m a planner, man!) So I didn’t do it. Ha!

So I’m hosting a virtual watch party in my head for the next few days. It’s just me and my voices.

Are you watching? Holy face it’s great. So far the MUSIC has me whipped into submission. It’s incredible. That piano tune at the end of the first episode? Dying. I’m going to listen to the soundtrack on Spotify all day until my ears turn green, rot off and turn to ash.

gremlins and livestock

Speaking of watch parties – I AM going to host a mini Felicity finale watch party tomorrow night!


I’ve been talking about this (way too much) on my IG Stories, but because I know all of your lives hinge on my every fleeting Felicity thought (you’re like, GUESS AGAIN), I’ll tell you what I think here, too. But I’ll make it fast because I like having human friends.

I loooooove the time travel twist! I’ve never laughed so hard when Felicity finally told Noel why she was acting so panicked about them, and not her usual cool-as-a-cuke self. “Noel, I’m from the future. I traveled back in time to be with you.”


And then when Noel and Ben think she’s psycho and they show up to her apartment and both greet her simultaneously, “Heeeey.” WHAT? Baaaaahahahaha.

I still totally, totally, totally love it. It’s bizarre yes – but somuchfun. I think it’s pretty creative for good ol’ Abrams to fill those unexpected empty hours that way. It’s so Sliding Doors!

Anyway – my prediction for the finale is that she ends up alone. Not ALONE – more like, independent. She loves them both so deeply for different reasons, but she can’t have them both.

Wait, can she?

I mean, Noel is delicious chocolate pudding.

But I think we can all agree that Ben Covington needs to just go ahead and take off his shirt already.

Cupcakes and hands

Oh, help me out real quick! (you’re like, I THOUGHT I WAS HOME FREE.)

I’m having a cheese fondue picnic tomorrow afternoon for my little watch party with Ashlee, her babe and my grems. I’m making fresh bread today, but I need more ideas for the dippers. Mainly because I like saying the word dippers.

So far I’ve got:

bread (I’ll cube it), mini potatoes (I’ll roast ’em), broccoli (I’ll steam it), and apples (I’ll slice ’em.)

What am I missing? Are four dippers enough? Does rosé count as a dipper?


Does it?

Trader Joe's flowers

You’ve listened to this mixtape, right? Um, it’s your new way of life. Trust me.

(also, can I use coconut oil in place of butter in oatmeal cookies and get the same results? like, totally in place of. does that work? will it work? do you want to paper cut me for asking?)

Reflection with plants

Weekend plans?

It’s going to be in the 70s (SEVENTIES) this weekend. No rain! Actual sunshine! I don’t even understand this. So I’m going to mow the lawn today and prep the patio for the weekend. Although our painters say they’re coming over today to caulk and prime the house for painting. Which by the way! We decided on SNOWBOUND for the house, and BLACK MAGIC for the shutters, window boxes and front door. Still haven’t found a door though, for those of you following this nonsense.

Wait, are you asleep?

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17 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Jennifer C. April 7, 2017 at 7:52 am #
    The soundtrack to Big Little LIes has been playing non-stop on my Spotify playlist since I started watching the show (which I LOVED!)
  2. Sarah April 7, 2017 at 7:56 am #
    Big Little Lies is soooo good. I would actually rewind and replay parts just to listen to the music. I immediately found and followed the playlist on Spotify and literally can't stop listening. Can't. Stop.
  3. JuneMK April 7, 2017 at 9:20 am #
    As for the coconut oil question, it should work. But you know, you can call the King Arthur, as in the flour, hotline and they can help you! (not affiliated in any way to them but loooove them.)
  4. Adie April 7, 2017 at 9:53 am #
    Seven! We say that all the time, for whatever reason that quote works in a lot of situations around here.
    • Ashley April 7, 2017 at 11:42 am #
      Ha! I was just going to say the same thing. My husband and I say "whats in the boxxxxx!" probably once a week and laugh every time. Yes, we're a hoot.
  5. Jilla April 7, 2017 at 10:07 am #
    Sausages. Or sausage bites. Or lil' smokies? Meh on the lil' smokies, but maybe like chicken sausages? Or those lil' chicken sausage meatballs? I'm not even really a sausage person but I am a dipper.
  6. Kellie April 7, 2017 at 10:19 am #
    I've used coconut oil in place of butter in my oatmeal cookies and it worked fine, though real butter does lend a certain something... I've also put some mashed banana in my oatmeal cookie dough for bonus moisture and it was awesome.
  7. Melinda April 7, 2017 at 11:05 am #
    1. How about warm pretzel bites for dippinz? Or is that just carb overload?? 2. I'm so sad I finished Big Little Lies. SO good, and you're so right about the music. 3. I finally crawled out from underneath my rock, updated my Instagram app, found out wth 'Stories' are, and I just have one question: will you come over and do my hair? K thanks byeeee.
  8. Ali April 7, 2017 at 12:04 pm #
    Your dippers sound great! I like kielbasa or cured meats plus mini gherkins on the side :)
  9. Michelle Lahey April 7, 2017 at 12:38 pm #
    Sliced sausages and pretzels work great with cheese fondue!
  10. Kristina April 7, 2017 at 1:04 pm #
    Seared stake (cooked medium) in a cast iron skillet then cubed is the best for a dipper.
  11. Kim April 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm #
    I didn't know the soundtrack was on Spotify! Duhhhh, why didn't I think of that? Exciting!
  12. Nancy April 7, 2017 at 1:47 pm #
    Rice crispy treats dipped in melted chocolate. Yum! Also, if you like to read you should read some of Lianne Moriarty's books. I think I spelled her name right! She's a great author and wrote Big Little Lies. I am of the school that the book is always better than the movie! Her book, The Husband's Secret was probably one of the best books I've read in a long time. Loved the way it ended!
  13. Margaret Thompson April 7, 2017 at 1:51 pm #
    My mother in law uses sliced chicken and apple sausages with fondue- surprise hit. Aidell'S make good ones And yes in coconut oil- I swap out butter for most of my baking and haven't noticed difference!
  14. Rachele April 9, 2017 at 3:04 pm #
    UHF. UHF??? Wheel of Fish? NOTHING! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! right? Oh I hope I didn't admit knowledge of that movie for nothing...
    • Bev Weidner April 10, 2017 at 2:09 pm #
      Hahahaha! I LOVE UHF. But it's Seven! Gwyneth Paltrow's HEAD is in that box. 'Memba?!
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