Friday Flotsam

FRRRRRRRRRahahahahaha. Haha! Ha. Fa. Fra?

I’m sorry but I just feel like “Doc” Brown should have had darker hair and eyebrows in 1955.

He looks the exact same!


Okay, slightly less frizz in this mane, but everything else is exactly the same.

And correct me if I’m wrong, but is that the same dog he’s had for 30 years? Or did Einstein have a baby at some point? Or two babies? And he still calls each dog Einstein? Did I miss that? Do we need to contact the producers about this?

I mean, they went the length to make George and Lorraine McFly look older in 1985. Why couldn’t they have given Doc the reverse attention? I feel like he would have loved that. Keep the frizz and spastic ‘tude, but darken the hair, the brows and smooth out the skin a little. Voila! Totally believable!

(We’re not even going to talk about the “fashion” and “flying cars” in 2015.)

Yes these are things I think about at 43 years of age I’m fine it’s fine.

On a scale from ew, immediately to what, it looks fine? – how long did it take you to notice my solid toenail painting skills?

You want to know what word I feel like we can go ahead and flush down the toilet?

Well, I have a few. (surprise surprise)

Goober. Just stop saying goober.

And goob is no better, so don’t even try to slide that past anyone.

Other cringe words are: anyhoo and ruh roh – NO. STOP SAYING THESE THINGS.

What are your least favorite words in the world? (And “moist” doesn’t count, Ashlee.) I know you all have a list that makes you want to punch a sprout. Spill it!

Oooo what about “cool beans?” Anyone? Anyone? You there in the back row?

Those are my top three. If I think of more I’ll absolutely let you know because apparently this is where I am in life.

I’m working on June’s mixtape and I’d love to know what your earholes are craving.

More ’90s?

Obscure underground Motown?

Breezy familiar summery songs?

Soothing French classical? (what, I’m serious.)


Let me know, because it will govern the direction of my raging soul fairies’ mixtape-crafting moods. (yes that’s an actual sentence typed out by a reasonably sane adult you just read.)

Weekend plans?

DUDES. We had so much rain yesterday. So. Much. Rain. Yesterday. Our freaking basement flooded, so we’re moving wet rugs out today to dry (sob) and mopping the now-dry floors (ugh) and checking to make sure our music equipment isn’t completely ruined (I mentioned the sob, right?).

Other than that, we’re pimping that playhouse. I’m getting a good of weather-sealing oil on it today (after the rain, of course), then hanging plants in macrame, weatherproofing the rug/floor cushions and getting it all swagged out. (you just added “swagged” to your cringe list, didn’t you?) I’ll get an official blog post up later in June, showing all the details of decor, and giving you a (VERY loose) idea of how to build one. Sound like a plan, George?

From this week, in case either of these strike a fancy:: Herby Turkey Meatballs with Buttery Pasta Rings – sooo delish. And a vegetarian show stopper with Roasted Veggies over Gnocchi with a Beet Greens Chimi! Yerm yerm, man.

What are you making for dinner tonight?

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26 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Amy May 29, 2020 at 7:37 am #
    Ooh I always love a 90s playlist but the Motown idea has me very intrigued!!
  2. Kristin May 29, 2020 at 7:48 am #
    My mom sometimes texts "Hokay", and it drives me flipping nuts. Is it ok to hate a word that isn't a word? It takes longer to type than ok, and it sounds kind of passive aggressive to me. I wonder if I would feel the same if someone besides my mom did it. Oh, and she will say it in person sometimes, so maybe that's where I picked up on the passive aggressive tone. I also hate "whatnot", but I think it's more the unnecessary way it's used than the word itself.
  3. Maureen May 29, 2020 at 7:50 am #
    Motown, Motown, Motown!
  4. Colleen May 29, 2020 at 7:52 am #
    Hi Beverly, love your posts, I vote too for the obscure Motown. Love it! And I'm curious, did you have a summer destination this year like you did for the past two (maybe more, I started reading around your Stonington time). Anyway, I LOVED that you did that and your interesting posts, hopefully more to come in 2021.
    • Bev Weidner May 29, 2020 at 1:52 pm #
      Hey, Colleen! Actually, last fall we decided to not take a big trip this year and focus on the house remodel. But theeeeen, ya know. Everything's on hold until next year. Those trips were fun, huh? Thanks for following along!
  5. Nancy May 29, 2020 at 8:35 am #
    I'm voting for the obscure Motown mix! I hate it when my sister calls me Sissy! Drives me nuts and I've told her so!! Can't wait to see the building plans for your greenhouse/playhouse. I love yours but don't have a handyman to build it for me. But I guess I could try? Maybe not.....Happy Friday!
  6. Connie May 29, 2020 at 9:19 am #
    Where is the rug from with your cute colored toes? Love!
    • Bev Weidner May 29, 2020 at 1:51 pm #
      It's from Rugs USA! NuLoom is the brand. :)
  7. Rian May 29, 2020 at 9:20 am #
    My boss always says "why don't you noodle it for a little bit" and it DRIVES ME CRAZY. I HATE "noodle" as a verb meaning "think". Just say think.
  8. Anonymous May 29, 2020 at 9:30 am #
    “Ginormous” needs to go away
  9. Mary May 29, 2020 at 10:01 am #
    I'm all for obscure Motown. And I could do without hearing "vacay" again.
  10. Tabitha J. May 29, 2020 at 11:04 am #
    give me all things french, gal.
  11. wallawallamama May 29, 2020 at 11:04 am #
    June mixtape - all of those options sound blissful! Although I am craving beloved familiar music to pretend things are somewhat normal. So breezy summer with a touch of French Classical thrown in for that moment in the hammock when the sun is filtered through the trees and you are just. so. relaxed. My most-hated words right now are business buzz words that I hear on nearly every single Zoom call: 'circle back' is particularly heinous.
  12. Amanda May 29, 2020 at 11:32 am #
    I hate when someone refers to their husband as “hubby” or their kids as “kiddos”. I don’t know why! But it drive me crazy!
    • Bev Weidner May 29, 2020 at 1:50 pm #
      So, I'm guilty of "kiddos." I say it aaaall the time. But I'm with you on "hubby"! HUGE ew right there.
      • Meredith May 29, 2020 at 9:54 pm #
        Same! I say “kiddos” but absolutely no way the “hubby” lingo, lol. I’ve never heard of “ruh roh???” 🤷🏼‍♀️ And everything from Back to the Future...also Lorraine, why so desperate? 😜
  13. Nicole May 30, 2020 at 5:41 am #
    Got. Got is an unneeded extra word. “I’ve got to go to the shop.” Nooooo. “I have to go to the shop.” I’ve not heard or read a sentence where ‘got’ had to be there (except when explaining ‘got’ isn’t needed!). I cringe whenever I hear it 😣
    • Rachele June 1, 2020 at 7:37 pm #
      My 9th grade English teacher automatically failed a paper if we used get, got or any other form of it.
  14. Kyndra May 30, 2020 at 8:39 am #
    The word “panties” is unbearable to me. I’ll call them chonies, undies, underwear, bloomers, even underpants before calling them the dreaded p-word.
    • Becky K. June 3, 2020 at 7:52 pm #
      I’m right there with you. My mother in law used to ask my sons if they needed their panties changed when they were in diapers. First: no. Second: stop.
  15. Toni May 30, 2020 at 12:57 pm #
    Ok, can't stand the word, "yummy"...erk! And I agree with "panties"...should never be used to signify underwear for anyone over the age of 3. Regarding Einstein the dog, we had a neighbor whose dog died, he got a new dog and named it the exact same name as the old dog. We wondered if his wife died, would he marry a woman with the exact same name to avoid confusion.
    • Rachele June 1, 2020 at 7:35 pm #
      I hate it when people say humpday. Say happy humpday and I go berserk. I also dont do well with Friyay. Also make me a member of the word Panties haters club.
  16. Theresa king June 2, 2020 at 12:40 am #
    What are the bruises from in the picture?!
    • Bev Weidner June 3, 2020 at 7:37 am #
      Ha! I had to go back and look through the photos to see. You mean on Aaron's knuckles? Dude, who knows. Probably the playhouse! :)
  17. Dee June 2, 2020 at 8:52 am #
    I have to hold back the eye roll every time I hear the phrase "my bad". And I've noticed lately that everyone starts a story with the word "so". "So I was reading this favorite blog of mine and suddenly..." Why is that??

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