Friday Flotsam

FRRRRRRRRRRRRRRachoo! Made ya look.

Guys, I’m struggling.

And this is serious. I’m being serious. Super serious. So serious.

I’m struggling with how I feel about someone. Because on paper, this person is the colossal opposite of me when it comes to style and aesthetic, but I can’t help my flustered, giddy emotions anytime this person is on camera or saying anything at all or existing.

I’m just going to say it. Prepare thy soul.

Noel Fielding.

I know! AH KNOW.

Why again is he so adorable? He’s 100% goth goof and I cannot help but be oddly attracted to his childlike dry quirk, even under all that Ramones hair, spray-on pants and those loud, oversized button-ups. He’s cute! He’s like, cute!

And look at him young, wowza.

Girl Aaron thinks the exact same, stop looking at me like that.

It’s his spirit, though. He’s sweet and kind and dorky and weird and funny and that perfect comedic relief on The Great British Baking Show. Which if you aren’t or have never watched that show what are you even doing with your life?

Here’s something else I’m struggling with.

You’re like, “no one can help you.”

It was weird. The other day I realized something that gave me intense joy and grief at the same time.

And that was, watching every opening theme song to every season of The Cosby Show.

Guys! You’ll remember every move. Every season. Because let’s be honest, there was no greater joy in the late ’80s into the early ’90s than waiting for that very first episode to air so that we could know what the theme song was going to sound like and look like. NO GREATER JOY but clearly I need friends.

Go watch them all in order. And just shove the turdness aside and let the glow take over for a while.

“This is the best elevator music I’ve ever heard!”

Ugh, BILL.

How does one get freaking oil out of freaking leather? Er, suede leather? Soft leather?

I ordered new house shoes, and within twenty minutes an oil stain appeared somehow and I have no idea what to do first: curse or get the stain out. Just kidding I cursed first.

I could google this, but you’re cuter.

On a scale from not-even-started to DUNZO-BIA, how much Christmas shopping have you done? Are you finished? Putting it off? Would rather focus on Noel Fielding and his sailboat grin and Elvis sideburns? Look, I get it.

Would you believe I have two things left to order today and I’m DUNZO-BIA.

I do feel a bit of bummedness lately. (it’s a word.) No travel this year, no visitors, no parties, no intimate dinner dates with close friends, no cramped Saturday market shopping with gobs of locals or festive boozy lunches.

But ya know what, it’s okay. If it keeps someone alive, it’s worth it. This is one year, one seasonal sacrifice, and I feel like it it’s truly a responsibility. And I’m more than fine with that.

Whoa that got serious.

Quick – Toot! Boob! Armpit!

Weekend plans?

I actually have some! If they involve not once exiting your home do they still count? In a pandemic they do.

We’re going to make choux pastry tomorrow. I’d even heard of it, but if TGBBS tells me to make it, we’re going to make it. And new rice sacks! (you can tell a blog post is from the ancient times when my NAILS ARE BLACK.) Ours are 30 decades old, it’s time for new. I’ll walk you through them in Stories tomorrow, if y’awnt.

Also going to order takeout, wrap gifts and finish The Twelve Dates of Christmas. It’s SO LUKE AND LORELAI. On paper. It’s them. Fight me.

From this week, in case you missed it::: Your Christmas mixtape! Jazzy and festive, you best get in there. And a simple Sheet Pan Dinner with Sausages, Pepper and Potatoes. Unbelievable flavor, and easyeasyeasy.

So yeah, about that oil stain…

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9 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Kristin December 4, 2020 at 10:32 am #
    I dunno, I like Noel, but I feel like he's been kind of nasty to Lottie on this season on GBBO. But then he was really sweet to someone in the last episode I watched, so maybe he's redeemed himself. I guess Lottie seems like someone who can take it. I wanted to tell you that I clicked over to Mr. Davis to check out their masks, and found ladies' undershirts! I had been unsuccessfully looking for some to wear under my nicer sweaters, because you know, sweat, skin cells, and ordered a couple (as well as a couple of masks). I LOVE them!! They are so comfortable, light, not bulky for tucking...perfection! Thanks so much for sharing
  2. Nancy December 4, 2020 at 11:35 am #
    I have no idea who this Noel person is that you speak of so I guess I better check him out? Regarding the oil stain, try putting baking soda on it and see if absorbs any of it if it's not too late. I remember one Easter many moons ago, we were eating out and I somehow got food on my brand new Easter dress and my mom put baking soda on it and if I remember correctly (ha!), it absorbed it all and the stain came out. Can't hurt to try. I'm about halfway done with my shopping but since I'm trying to avoid amazon in favor of local/small businesses, it's taking longer but something I feel strongly about. Bezos doesn't need another dime from me or anyone else!!! OK, I'll get off my soapbox. Hope you have a good weekend. Oh, and I love that photo of the shadow on the planter. Pretty cool!
  3. Renae December 4, 2020 at 11:51 am #
    Was going to say baby powder but I think that causes cancer now, so the baking soda or cornstarch is probably the best remedy to try. I have recently started watching the GBBO but started with the current season (yay for the winner) and have gone back to the beginning to watch from there. I do love Neil and his quirkiness and kissing the wooden spoon and his vampire references...so funny! I miss Sur and Me though. And Mary Berry too. But the gents are great too!! So funny even my Hsiang watches with me! Have a great weekend! No plans here. Fine by me!
  4. Leah December 4, 2020 at 12:22 pm #
    Maybe try Amodex on that oil stain - (website says it's woman owned and made in USA - yay!) that stuff is magic - red pen on a dress shirt - out! BBQ sauce on a sweater - out! It's taken grease splatters out of cotton and polyester. It says it works on leather... and although I have not tried it - that would be my go-to! [Or chalk it up to character on your house shoes?] Good luck!
  5. Susan December 4, 2020 at 3:59 pm #
    If the above suggestions don't work on the oil stain, try K2R. It's this aerosol spray of probably heinous chemicals but honestly, it's taken oil stains out of things that no other products have been able to touch. If you have Ace Hardware out where you live, that's where I've been able to find it here in California. If not, you might be able to get it on line. I save it for the seriously horrible oil stains and try to use Dawn dish soap or other fixes before I go to K2R. It's getting hard to find, probably because the EPA discovered it! ;-).
  6. Sally December 4, 2020 at 11:08 pm #
    What light show is that? I’m local to you so just curious. I would be interested in driving through it.Thanks
  7. Danielle December 5, 2020 at 7:35 am #
    I remember the first time I had those same thoughts about Noel! “Wait...hang on...am I...attracted to this guy?!” But it’s true! He’s fun! And quirky! And cute! No shame.
  8. dawne December 6, 2020 at 4:17 pm #
    You're the second blogger that I follow that has a thing for Noel. TBH he creeps me the heck out and if I didn't like GBBO so much I wouldn't watch because of him. But to each his own. lol
    • Bev Weidner December 8, 2020 at 12:01 pm #
      Hahahaha, that's hilarious! Who's the other blogger? I gotta know. :)

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