Friday Flotsam


rosé, almonds, chocolate and cheese

Can we talk about face rollers?

. . .Yeah like, face rollers!

Is that not the word? Hold on. I’ll ask Mr Goog. Quit looking at me like that.

Okay, FACIAL rollers. I was close.

What ARE they? What do they do? All of a sudden I’m seeing them everywhere, with everyone, on all the faces, and I’m like, give me a roller.

People just sitting around on airplanes and bathrooms just a rollin’ rollin’ rollin’. Give me a roller!

And they come in different STONES, I guess? Jade, quartz, crystal, jasper, hardened pony poo.

Just kidding.

I want one! (not a pony poo one) But I’m curious to know if it really decreases puffiness and redness. I mean because anytime someone uses the words LYMPHATIC and DRAINAGE – I’m in.

Do you use a facial roller?! Or is it hog wash malarkey bonk?

Give me a roller!

spring buds!


I’m having trouble with Buffy.

I just . . .CAN’T get into it. (my friend Lacy is punching her laptop right now.)

Help me out here! I’m still only three episodes in. IN SEASON ONE. It’s such a disaster. I know. Do I charge through season one and just get to the other side? Is there hope for me ON THE OTHER SIDE? Be straight with me. I need the strength and encouragement. I think I’d love it so much more. . . without the vampires. It’s so painful, those vampires! And the “wise” library dude with the poser British accent who pretends he’s Buffy’s coach. I dunno. I can’t.

I do realize that without the vampires, it’s basically Dawson’s Creek. WHAT WOULD BE SO WRONG WITH THAT?

Do you watch LOVE on Netflix? Eeeeee, season 3 just came out! I’ll do that first. I’ll start tonight. (<–this is me avoiding Buffy like the plague.)

TELL ME IF YOU AGREE. Gus is like, one of those guys you’re . . . not attracted to. You’re not.

But . . . you are? But you aren’t? But you are in a way? But you definitely aren’t in so many other ways? But you . . . are?

. . . hello?

sandals and spring flowers

It’s official.

I’m into neck bandanas. Delicate, silk neck bandanas. I ordered a couple from Urban this week, and one arrived yesterday (OH, OUR CREAM RUG ARRIVED. can’t wait to spill some red wine on it later today.), and I’m obsessed. It’s super darling. Navy blue with a soft pattern of micro paisley flowers on it. Just ridiculous.

I’d never even thought about neck bandanas (I do realize they’re probably just called bandanas. But when I say bandanas I think of do-rags. And my boyfriend when I was a sophomore in high school who constantly wore a lime green do-rag on his head. But he was the captain of the swim team, and blond and gorgeous and three years older than me, so it worked. And all the girls were looney over him. And his lime green do-rag. He had a green car to match his do-rag. It was this whole thing. The car and the do-rag. I miss the ’90s. And I also realize you could call them scarves. But when I say scarves I think of winter and chunky and curtain. So neck bandana it is. NECK-DANA. <–patent pending.) until super duper recently, when a girlfriend came over for wine and her long, swan neck was adorned with a muted blue, loose silk bandana. With a simple tee-shirt. And it was perfect. And all these light bulbs went explodin’ in my noggin and glass was everywhere and it was like HOLD ON, NECK BANDANA. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

You’re like, she is seriously three paragraphs in about bandanas and has said basically nothing.

I’m into neck bandanas.

kids in white clothing in sand pit

Thought I’d go ahead and include a photo of two gremlins in white clothing face-down in a giant sandpit, just to give you moms an aneurysm.

plant in sink

Weekend plans?

You know me, just obsessively following the stormy forecast, while hyper-focused on every single blade of grass turning a shade of green darker, and finishing my taxes. (give me strength.) (and rosé.)

Do you think Deja is going to kill Beth in This Is Us?

I mean…

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21 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Kim March 16, 2018 at 9:19 am #
    I watched Buffy when it was originally airing with my mom and sister. I can't remember if we kept with it for the whole series, but definitely multiple seasons. And then we watched Angel too. But I'm sure if I were to go back and watch it now, it would be so incredibly painful (like Charmed...) but we didn't have cable, so we watched what we could (Gilmore Girls!) I'm interested in the facial rollers too... I've got serious redness/dryness. I read an article yesterday from Dan Fogelman, (I'd link it if I could, but it was one of those clickbait's on facebook, so I'm sure to never find it... oh wait, browser history... hang on a sec... and he says don't let your mind go to someone dying (necessarily... he's rather cryptic).
  2. Lisa March 16, 2018 at 9:39 am #
    Hey Bev! What's all in your snack photo? It all looks great and snacks for dinner are my go-to for weekends.
    • Lisa March 16, 2018 at 9:40 am #
      Obviously cheese, chocolate, nuts and wine...I was wondering where they were from and what kinds/brands. Just to clarify.
      • Bev Weidner March 16, 2018 at 10:30 am #
        Sure sure!! So, the cheese is Emmenthaler, the chocolate is Trader Joe's dark chocolate bars, and the spiced almonds! (chili powder, tiny bit of cumin, paprika, salt, and olive oil. Just bloomed in a pan for a couple of minutes.) The rosé, I can't remember the brand. So sorry! (also, snacks for president and life.)
  3. Jessica March 16, 2018 at 10:11 am #
    I use a face roller! It just adds a little fun to my self-care routine. I got mine for super cheap from eBay, I think it's jade or something. I tell myself the coolness helps with puffiness around my eyes. Certainly doesn't hurt anything! I watch "Love" and I'm in the middle of the current season, but I don't really enjoy it. The acting is just so weird- I can't explain it! I just don't believe any of the characters- they seem so fake and forced. No one has any chemistry and they all seem slightly annoyed at each other. Am I the only one who feels this way?
    • Bev Weidner March 16, 2018 at 10:27 am #
      Ohhhh, okay! BUT, did you like the first two seasons of LOVE? Did something change in this current season? I'll start it tonight and report back! GETTING. FACE. ROLLER.
  4. Caitlin March 16, 2018 at 10:18 am #
    You MUST keep going with Buffy! It gets better, I swear. Also, Giles is actually from England, even if the accent sounds almost too stuffy to be real hahaha
  5. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) March 16, 2018 at 10:27 am #
    STICK WITH IT--it gets so so much better. Season 1 progressively gets better but then season 2 is lightyears better. DO IT (and yes, Anthony Head-AKA Giles-is actually British...that's his real accent believe it or not lol)
  6. Toni Durr March 16, 2018 at 11:22 am #
    My daughter was OBSESSED with Buffy...and then Angel...we have four cats...named...Buffy, Angel, Xander, and Spike....of course, we do...
  7. Robin March 16, 2018 at 12:01 pm #
    I LOVE NECK BANDANAS (not yelling, I'm enthusiastic) Bought three silk ones for the spring.
    • Bev Weidner March 16, 2018 at 12:52 pm #
      From where!? I love the Urban and Madewell ones, but is there another secret James Bond boutique I need to seek out?
  8. Elizabeth P March 16, 2018 at 3:05 pm #
    I have somewhat longed to wear a neck bandana/scarf for awhile because French women/Jane Fonda on Grace and Frankie make it look so elegant but I couldn't figure out how to pull it off without looking like a 75-year-old woman at 28. So like, can we talk about this for 3 more paragraphs? How are you tying this? Styling this?
  9. Marisa March 16, 2018 at 3:40 pm #
    Never been a Buffy watcher so can't help you there. But I just finished season 3 of "Younger" on Hulu (it's a TV Land show). And it is soooo good. Slightly cheesy at times. But so good.
  10. Amber - Loves Food, Loves to Eat March 16, 2018 at 5:33 pm #
    1. I love the new season of Love (just have 2 eps left)! I saw a lot of people saying they don't like it as much, but I just lol the whole way through it (while also cringing and feeling uncomfortable and hating all the characters, obvs). But I just love that classic Apatowian (as in, Judd Apatow) comedic style, the funniest random one liners. And I love Birdie. 2. I don't think I have a long enough, slender enough, swan-ish enough neck for the neckdana. I have one, i've tried, but I think it's not for me. There's not enough neck left showing above and below it, ya know? ugh. 3. Watch gossip girl or pretty little liars (both so bad but so good)! 4. I have a rose quartz facial roller I bought bc it's pretty . I like the way it feels, and I enjoy doing it, but I've noticed zero difference in terms of puffiness or anything.
  11. Lauren March 16, 2018 at 6:51 pm #
    Okay. I am biased. But, Buffy is literally my favorite show in the entire world. I was only 7 when it came out and I actually grew up watching it and attribute my sassy wittiness to Buffy (or rather, the writers of Buffy). I have heard a LOT of people who got into it in later years say that season 1 is AWFUL. Looking back, okay fine. Season 1 sucks. But once you make it onto the other side, people have gotten addicted. You should check out the podcast Buffering the Vampire Slayer. One of the hosts had NEVER once watched season 1 of Buffy but had watched all the other seasons. Her reasoning was how awful season 1 was so she just skipped it and started at 2. If you want to skip, I'd reccomend watching the season finale (you don't miss too much!) and then starting in on season 2. Once I saw that my favorite blogger was going for Buffy, I got SO EXCITED. Dammit, Bev, don't you dare let me down! (also keep me updated on the facial rollers cause I want one but ARE THEY REAL?!)
  12. Necia March 17, 2018 at 12:20 am #
    Please report all your findings on a face roller. ++and “harderened pony poo” made me snort wine out my nose.
  13. Stef March 17, 2018 at 10:15 am #
    Literally had an aneurysm, then saw your comment under the sand pic. Thanks for bringing it back down ha.
  14. Klara Donovan March 18, 2018 at 11:13 pm #
    Season one Buffy is definitely the cringe, but it really does glam up and become less painful to watch. Stick it out. Do it!
  15. brittany March 19, 2018 at 1:42 pm #
    KEEP GOING WITH BUFFY! Sorry to yell, but I'm passionate about this. ;) Keep going. It gets better.
  16. Anissa March 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm #
    I love my AMP MD roller from Rodan + Fields! Let me know if you want to know more since I'm a consultant! I used to live in KC and miss it terribly!
  17. Anonymous March 20, 2018 at 12:55 pm #
    Oh my, i thought the same thing, I called my sister and said I think she kills her. She is probably going to hit her with that bat!

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