Friday Flotsam

Frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrimay! yay. say. ray. jay. day.

I’ve started sleeping in a hat.

You can rub your eyes, spray your glasses and squint to sea, but those are the actual words you read.

It’s not like a top hat, you guys. Or a fedora or a bucket hat or a visor or my leopard print beret. It’s none of those. (although I’m not above it)

It’s this tight gold velvet turban that I’ve had forever and makes me feel a smidge like Grey Gardens. Equal parts cool and cuckoo. But see, I wear it because it helps tame the puff! It really does! Puff tamer! (we’re starting a band called Puff Tamer. ew.)

I find that it presses my hair to my head at the crown and creates this micro wave at the base of my skull and it’s pretty pimp. I never imagined in all my life that I would include all those words in the same sentence.

And then on top of that I wear this thick pale blue eye mask with dried lavender flowers in it, so put the two together with a heavy bright red lip and I’m well on way to Bonkersville. If you’re there already will you order our first round? Thanks.

I think my point is, what your nightly sleep ritual? As in, HACKS. Because please tell me you remember when Laverne and Shirley would put tape on their hair at the temples and bangs to keep the curls in place while they slept. You remember that, right? No? Oh.

Tell me your night hack. You know you have a night hack. Spilleth.

Okay, here’s another thing.

I took one of those Enneagram tests (Honestly what kind of lunatic names these tests something hard to spell. Don’t we already have enough going on here?)

I MEAN, how much stock are we actually putting into this test? Guys. Really. My result came back as a 2. But then it was like, “unlock to discover more!” and I was like, “I will unlock my fist in your face.” No. Just tell it to me straight. What is a 2? It had a few opening lines like, “You care about the well being of others.” Dude that’s not personality. That’s basic humanity. AND VAGUE at that.

I found myself answering all the questions like, “Well it depends on the situation.” “Well it just depends on who it is.” “Well it just depends on who’s with me.” “Well it just depends on the way they said it.” “Well it depends on how the big the crowd was.” “Well it just depends on if I’m having a good hair day.”

I’m way too cynical for this test. Does a 2 fit that? I’m willing to be humbled here, guys.

I know my TEMPERAMENT, which is entirely different. (or is it?) I’m a sanguine. Upbeat, positive, chipper, overly talkative. But with that, there are definite competing tones of melancholy back there. A little bit of phlegmatic. Tinge of choleric when I want to be.

I lost you, didn’t I? See, I’ll take your enenegnegtraaam and raise you a TEMPERAMENT OFF. (said like the gold-toothed dude in Zoolander announcing the Walk Off.)

I’m fine, though.

Let’s talk about a good v-neck sweater.

No no, this is what I want. (said like Sally Albright on the plane when she’s ordering a Bloody Mary.)

I want a black v-neck sweater, but I want the v-neck to be pretty deep. Not too deep to the point where my mom is texting me asking if I’m wearing a bra, but deep enough for the clavicle to take center stage. And I’d like the arms to be slightly loose, but not baggy. Just a splash of loose. But then at the waist, I’d like it to taper. Not cropped exactly, this isn’t 1992. I’m not a skateboard. I’d like it to sit properly and snug right at the waistband of my preferred jean or pant, where it looks likes it could be tucked in, but might not be. But there’s very little overflow, if any at all. And I don’t want the material too be too chunky or thick. It can’t be too thin, either. We can’t be wearing tissue paper in this weather. It has to be smooth, but smart.

Is this so hard to ask?

Okay: have any of you seen I’m Thinking Of Ending Things yet? (it’s on Netflix)

I’m ordering the book for the round after this next one, and THEN I’ll watch. But have you read? Watched? What are your thoughts? Is it LIKE the book at all? I’m so excited. That’s all.

What are you watching tonight?

Weekend plans?

Not a THING here. Well, I say that. I seriously need to deep clean both kids’ rooms, since now we have all this school stuff and zey-row place to put it. But that’s boring. Let me think of something more exciting to say.


Our normal Village stroll for (oh yeah! Mums!) and a cappuccino. I’m also shooting two recipes this weekend for your next week and you’re going to flip out. At least in my head you are.

From this week, in case you missed it:::: Braised Chicken with Mushrooms and Shallots – absolutely divine for fall weekends. You must. And then yesterday I posted another book club recap! Just get in there and hang out with me, okay?

You’re like, “what the heck is phlegmatic?” Wouldn’t you like to know.

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20 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Kelly September 11, 2020 at 9:24 am #
    I'm a 2 also and just from your reaction "Dude that’s not personality. That’s being a human." You're definitely a 2. A quintessential 2 thing is to think everyone else thinks that way when really they don't, at least not as much as a 2! Care for others is actually not everyone else's first motivation like it is for a 2. Read up on it, and learn about the other numbers! It's truly fascinating and you'll want to know what everyone you know is and then you'll be like OMG you're such a 6! It all makes sense. Have a great weekend!
    • Bev Weidner September 11, 2020 at 9:27 am #
      I think I meant it's just so VAGUE. I know not all people jump to caring for others. I don't always, and so I was confused! :) It just sounded cheap. ha!
  2. Lisa September 11, 2020 at 12:26 pm #
    I'm so glad you brought up the sleeping hat! I have curly hair and I just bought a "silk" sleeping cap -- or bonnet. Whatever you want to call it. There is elastic to keep it in place then the rest is this huge printed thing that looks like a chef's hat. I put it on to see what it looked like and my mom was over and she said, "That's not very attractive." LOL But it keeps my curls from getting frizzy!!!
  3. Amanda September 11, 2020 at 2:11 pm #
    I've tried to embrace my natural hair over the last year. I sleep on a satin pillow case and it seems to do pretty well. i want to try a bonnet because it's supposed to be great for curly hair but I feel like I would end up ripping it off my head most of the time.
  4. Dee @ The Kitchen Snob September 11, 2020 at 2:44 pm #
    Why don't we deserve a pic of you wearing your bed hat? lol I have a terrible bed time regimen, as in none. Other than I try to sneak to bed earlier and earlier every night. Should I wear a hat?
  5. Sydney September 11, 2020 at 5:10 pm #
    I did not have you pegged as a 2 but maybe.... A lot of times women, especially mothers get a 2 after doing those quizzes because 2’s are “the care giver or helper”. Try reading the descriptions of the other numbers and see what resonates. I was kinda thinking 9 but I only know the ‘gram Bev not the real Bev.
  6. Lindsey September 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm #
    Gah I make my own lavender pillow spray and I feel equal parts expensive but also thrifty, if that makes any sense.
  7. Sheila September 11, 2020 at 6:53 pm #
    You should definitely listen or read I’m thinking of ending things first before you watch it. It literally was the freakiest sheei-it . The writer is a genius. So mindbendingly (WORD) crazy. Was thinking about it for weeks and trying to tak about it with anyone I could. Being that weirdo that asks the check out person if they’ve read “ I’m thinking of ending it” and then they call security on ya ? Anyway read it. And you should read the book The Road Back to You If you want to learn more about the Enneagram:)
  8. Emily September 11, 2020 at 7:42 pm #
    “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” (book) was SO GOOD. Truly one of the most disturbing, creepy books I’ve EVER read. But in a subtle way. I’m scared to watch the movie because I liked the book so much, and I’m not sure how it will translate to film. But the cast is good so we’ll see!
  9. Noelle September 11, 2020 at 8:05 pm #
    The Enneagram gives me rage sometimes -- But I agree with another commenter that most women get a 2 at first because women are often more attuned to peoples' needs.
  10. Samantha September 11, 2020 at 11:14 pm # you haven’t found the perfect black v-neck sweater? Bc that’s what I really want too.
  11. Luther Kuhl September 12, 2020 at 3:57 am #
    Thank you so much for sharing the sweet shout-out. I am very much excited to check out the sites you listed that I haven’t visited before. I know I am too late to this blog but still want to make a comment on it. I have gone through with too many blog sites till now but I didn’t addict to any of them. Most of them are related to beauty, recipes, technology, etc. But this is something I feel unique from other sites. You are in a good direction.
  12. Amy Scott September 12, 2020 at 7:05 am #
    I tend to doubt the enneagram stuff, too. I don’t care if I spelled it wrong because I agree that it’s a dumb spelling! I need to take a test I guess. And can’t people evolve and change a bit? Who knows? I want to get pumpkins and mums and I’m hoping that here in Kentucky it’s not too early for the mums. I hate when I want a specific piece of clothing and no one has it. I would say look at H and M, Banana, Nordstrom or just a good old Google search. A lot of people love the Amazon Essentials line and I’m super happy with basic black tanks from them so maybe? I’m really not much help! Have a great weekend! Amy Ps - thanks for telling me about kitty Kat matte - it was my lipstick of summer!
    • Bev Weidner September 12, 2020 at 7:37 am #
      Oh totally! I've got one from Amazon on the way, so if it works out, I'll report back! And yes yes, I'm just so incredibly specific with the how I want the v-neck to look. I've been AWL over the webz. (sorry for that way I wrote all that.)
  13. Catherine September 12, 2020 at 8:47 am #
    Check out @jaimegordonlifecoaching on instagram. She does videos showing each enneagram type in different situations. The test showed me as a 2 but I think I'm a 9 with strong 1 wing.
  14. Rose September 12, 2020 at 8:59 am #
    So you obviously need a clothing line - besides the product line - listen to the precision in your description of the black v-neck!!!! Sounds like an absolutely perfect sweater Good luck with that personality trait deepdive, if you take it. Fun to read about it, but i believe in the end we are each our own beautiful mix with the volume turned up on certain shades. Yours is special -Luv yours : )
  15. Angelique Rose September 12, 2020 at 10:11 am #
    I love a good challenge! Okay, so this might be a bit looser in the waist than what you're looking for but I think it would look lovely.
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  17. Laura September 16, 2020 at 2:58 pm #
    I am a 4. Maybe it was the test you took. I did yourenneagram coach and it was pretty spot on. If you are really interested in learning more about your number and not reading a ton, listen to that sounds fun podcast. They did an enneagram summer last year and this year. Find your number and sit back. I felt so exposed and like i needed to befriend the people she had interviewed. Skip the movie I'm thinking about ending things, I felt like I had wasted 2 plus hours of time. Unless that is how the book is, then I might have walked away from it earlier. I sleep on a silk pillow case and it helps to keep my hair from breaking and keeps it smooth looking.

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