Friday Flotsam

FRRRRRRRRRRRillylillyloo.

You want to know something that makes me crazy?

(you’re like, you mean besides everything?)

In movies (and tell me if you’re the same), when someone receives or delivers a bouquet of flowers, and things don’t go quite as planned, and the FLOWERS ARE THE ONES TO PAY. Gettin’ thrown and dumped and trashed and tossed all over the dang place. Perfectly good flowers! When this happens, I always say to Aaron, “I wish they’d just put those flowers in a vase and take their frustrations out another way. Those are beautiful. What’s so hard about finding a vase first and then punchi-“ “IT’S A MOVIE, BEV.”

It is. But it’s setting a horrible example on how to treat flowers.

The only (and I mean only) time it happened and I sort of understood it was when Carrie Bradshaw trashed those white roses all over Big when he tried to stand her up at their wedding. I’m guessing it was because a) a vase wasn’t nearby, and b) they’d pre-pro planned on that slow motion effect with the petals raining down over Big and his limo. The turd.

Other than that, just find a vase!

And the close the door!

And put the milk up!

Which brings me to Bridgerton. (that flower dumping from Anthony – still not allowed, even with sexy sideburns, DUDE.)

So – I liked it. There were definitely strengths of the show – the costumes (Lady Portia Featherington’s dresses were supreme), the set (I mean my gosh), Anthony’s sideburns, Queen Charlotte’s wigs and constant smirk, and yes, the Duke’s butt cheeks. But I’m probably going to be in the not-so-popular camp here when I say that at times it just felt like . . . a soap opera. Some of the silence in places where there didn’t need to be silence was so awkward to me. The dialogue (only at times) verged on cheese, and I wish Daphne was capable of another expression besides worry dripped in naivety. Basically, I just felt like they could have achieved the same goal in four or five episodes, not eight.

Also! I totally called who Lady Whistledown was in episode three. Did you? It was so obvious!

I’m all about British aristocracy, and the societal web of gossip and status, yes. But the show felt a teeny tiny bit forced to me. What did you think? Am I alone in this?

Also, don’t watch it if you blush easily. Mama mia!

POOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLL-AH!

Your February mixtape. What are you in the mood for? Should it be themed? Or just a hodge podge of what I’m loving?

And if it’s themed, would you prefer more crackly jazz? Or something more lo-fi? Another round of classical? What about my favorite pop songs? Old and new?

Or something centered around love? Or is that cliché?

Do your ears hang low?

Do they wobble to and fro?

Can you tie them in a knot?

Can you tie them in a bow?

…hello?

I’m on the search for a swag lamp for our living room corner. (you know I can’t sit still). I’ve been scouring Pinterest and Etsy for that perfect mix of not-obnoxious meets old world. Nothing too modern, but still possesses a clean design, but with a splash of personality.

Got any suggestions on places I could peep?

Weekend plans?

We’re getting our new windows in today! I’m irrationally excited about this. Casement windows with antique brass cranks. I’ll show you in Stories, if y’awnna falla! (if you want to follow, mom.)

Other than that, an estate sale to wander (mission: swag lamp), a book to finish, a run to run, some recipes to plan, the Chiefs game to put on in the background and pretend I care about playoffs, and the snow to prepare for.

From this week, in case ya missed it! ::: The most simple, most delicious Flatbread RANCH Pizzas with Canadian Bacon and Tomatoes. And – our fireplace painted white! Don’t miss that semi-helpful tutorial, yo.

Are you vaccinated yet?

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19 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Nancy January 22, 2021 at 8:38 am #
    Do tell, what is going on in that picture of the dirty water with and the kids toes sticking out? Did you guys tie dye? For your poll, I would love a good jazz mix tape. Crackly is fine :) Also, what is going on with the scallions in the jar? You rooting them to plant in your garden? I know, I've got more questions than answers! Happy Friday!
    • Bev Weidner January 22, 2021 at 8:55 am #
      It's a bath bomb! A rainbow bath bomb that Nat got for Christmas. Pretty wild, right? And the scallions are there only because Aaron didn't wrap them after buying, and they were wilting. Ha! But I do find that when I have them out, I cut from them more often. And I like the way it looks. :)
  2. Stefanie Pawelczyk January 22, 2021 at 8:59 am #
    Not vaccinated yet--won't be one of the chosen ones for a while. ;)
  3. Bri G January 22, 2021 at 9:35 am #
    I would choose crackly jazz every day. Maybe some love song crackly jazz.... ❤️😍
    • Jane January 22, 2021 at 5:01 pm #
      I totally agree with your views n Bridgerton!! I haven’t finished it yet, but find the storyline mildly entertaining, but quite the soap opera. And it makes me CRAZY that Daphne looks like she is 14 ( and yes, never changes her expression!) I can’t buy the attraction between her and the Duke😬
  4. Jane George January 22, 2021 at 10:05 am #
    Not fond of Bridgerton, I like historical fiction, but this goes beyond that.
  5. Jen N January 22, 2021 at 10:21 am #
    Something to keep in mind about Bridgerton-actually a series of Harlequin novels, so the soap-and-cheese factor will be high! AND THERE ARE EIGHT. Just be prepared. February music? No theme needed, although an anti-love song mix is always fun. I am a pop princess at heart, so a collection of your fave (not fav) pop songs past and present would be my druthers.
  6. Emily January 22, 2021 at 10:22 am #
    Okay 1) I literally called Bridgerton a high production budget soap opera to my husband and he was like why are you watching it then and I’m like I don’t know because for some reason I LIKE IT?! My conclusion is that due to a global pandemic keeping us all home with more time to binge TV, our standards have lowered :-P 2) I feel like February is the month when the sun surprises you and suddenly you want to dance in your kitchen and maximize serotonin levels until you have to sit down because you still have your ‘winter coat’. Music for that vibe?! 3) check out Shades of Light! I love their selection of modern/vintage.
  7. Renae January 22, 2021 at 10:34 am #
    West Elm, World Market, Etsy, Ebay, local antique store? Wayfair. https://heydjangles.com/modern-boho-chandeliers-pendant-lighting-14-chic-options/ Good luck!!
  8. Amy January 22, 2021 at 3:17 pm #
    I got flowers from an ex that wanted to win me back after he was terrible, like really awful, to me. Those suckers went straight in the trash. I didn’t need a reminder of that idiot sitting on my table. Hahaha
    • Bev Weidner January 23, 2021 at 6:26 am #
      Hahahaha! Well like, what kind were they? Could they have been dried and made into tea? Ha! Never mind.
  9. Tracy January 23, 2021 at 4:42 pm #
    I'm in the mood for old & new pop! That sounds fun and uplifting. I agree with you on Bridgerton. It is a cheesy soap opera! But it does have beautiful costumes and settings which made it entertaining to watch for me. I think it's meant to have the same vibe as the books it follows & not to be taken too seriously! Can't wait to see your windows!
  10. Jillian January 24, 2021 at 12:54 pm #
    I’m loving my article koepel table lamp, may be too modern for your taste, but the materials blend in to a lot of different looks.
  11. friv January 25, 2021 at 2:31 am #
    I agree. It looks a little bleak in my opinion. It may need brighter color so that your pictures will be shiny. Of course, this is just my personal idea
  12. Klara Donovan January 29, 2021 at 2:00 am #
    But you know she’s not *actually* Lady Whistledown right?
    • Bev Weidner January 29, 2021 at 7:30 am #
      Okay so wait - I know Julie Andrews is the voice, but at the very end of season 1, the character pulls her hood back to reveal her face, and I called THAT part. But it's not really HER?
      • Klara January 30, 2021 at 1:31 am #
        So according to my sister’s cleaning lady who has read the books, NAH. The actual character hasn’t even hit the series yet. Tricky tricksters.
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