Friday Flotsam


Of COURSE it’s Paul Rudd.

Why on earth would it not be Paul Rudd? It’s always been Paul Rudd.

I know everyone’s laughing, everyone’s scratching their heads, everyone’s (even him which makes it that much better) confused and like whaaa? But I knew it all along. I’ve known it since CLUELESS, you guys. Well, he wasn’t that sexy in Clueless, but he was cuddly and kind. With office hair, yes. But still.

And then in Romeo and Juliet when he turns around at the base of the steps during that huge masked ball and gives that enormo goofy grin back to Claire Danes? SOLD. I know we all had eyes on Leo (rightfully so, nothing more delicious than ’90s Leo), but it’s Rudd for me.

And then in Wet Hot American Summer when he played stud waffle shaggy-haired “lifeguard” Andy? GOOD FA-RICKIN’ GRIEF. Supreme. The tantrum scene in the cafeteria when he throws his tray down on the floor and Janeane Garafalo is all, “Andy? You gonna clean that up? Andy? Clean it up, then come to my office.” And the way he morphs into a rubber chicken toddler and huffily picks up the tray, plate and fork and it takes like five entire minutes omg. And then puts his sunglasses on and puffs his shoulders at her like he’s just solved a mystery and finished a marathon. Hilarious. I’ll never stop laughing.

And then in They Came Together whe- well, I’ll just let you watch. Paul Rudd is everything. People got it so, so right.

Do you agree? Or do you think it’s laughable? TREAD. LIGHTLY.

Speaking oooooooof:


Where does your heart lie? LEO AND CLAIRE or LEO AND KATE?

This is such a tough one. It will require extreme concentration on your part. Think about both options very intensely before you answer. And while you think there might be an obvious answer, it’s actually quite tricky.

The elevator scene. The fish tank. Her wings. His armor. HIS HAIR. The circling camera while Shakespeare’s words circled in on their first kiss.

Then we have the foggy car window hand. Her dresses. HIS HAIR. The, “draw me like one of your French girls.” And basically the whole everything.

How can you choose? CAN you choose?

You have to choose. Which is it?

I feel like another poll.


You know what that sentence made me think of? In the Princess Bride when Mel Smith says to Wesley in that ragged, demon voice, “DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT TRYING TO ESC- HACK COUGH HACK – don’t even think about trying to escape.”

Never mind.

How do you take your coffee?

And I mean like – dark roast, medium roast, all that. And then like – white sugar, brown sugar, turbinado sugar, honey, agave nectar, or black? And then like – 2%, half and half, cream, whole? And then like – frothed or flat?

Wait, and some people add butter to their coffee, right? Am I making this up? BUTTER. What’s it called, Bullet Proof? Good heavens.

I feel like you know a lot about a person with the way they take their coffee.

Me? Dark roast + turbinado sugar + frothed 2% + sprinkle of cinnamon. Err day.

I bet Paul Rudd would approve.

Okay, Taylor’s Red.

Have you listened? Is it good? Would I like it? THIRTY SONGS is a commitment, but I guess that’s like Folklore and Evermore put together. But, a different vibe? Tell you what, you go listen and report back on what songs I’d be into, okay?

Never mind, I’ll just listen.

Okay I’m liking the Phoebe Bridgers collab. Into this.

So glad we had this talk.

Weekend plans?

Natta dern thing on this end! Besides an IKEA run later this morning. And some ham and havarti rolls to shoot on Sunday. I REALLY need to clean my pantry.

From this week, in case you missed it!::: French Onion Skillet Sandwiches. Guys, the reports are in and it’s winning your mouths. Happy to hear it. And the HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE! Did you see this yesterday? Tons (but not too many) links for you to stash away or jump on now. Just some ideas if you’re running dry this year. The ant farm is already popular with a bunch of you and that makes me laugh hysterically and rethink humanity. We’ll be okay.

Okay, what’s on your dinner menu tonight?

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15 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Kristin November 12, 2021 at 8:34 am #
    Sorry, but cuddly, kind, and office hair IS sexy to some of us! Especially when it's Paul Rudd. So yes, People absolutely got it right. Plus, he is a Z-Man fan, so, duh. He's perfect. Also sorry, but I am really not interested in Leo at all, so I can't choose. I take my coffee different ways depending on where I'm getting it. At home, it's tea instead of coffee. I love a plain latte at Heirloom or maybe a flavored one if they have a great seasonal option. If I get it at City Market Coffee, which is my other favorite coffee place in town, I get a latte half sweet.
    • Bev Weidner November 12, 2021 at 8:39 am #
      No no - I AGREE with you. I'm saying that the early versions of what sexiness were supposed to be weren't that. But I agree, and totally get it! Rudd forever. Office hair or not.
      • Kristin November 12, 2021 at 7:25 pm #
        Yeah, he is just pure and precious and adorable. I hope he never turns out to have clay feet. I don't think I could recover from that.
  2. Tanya November 12, 2021 at 8:53 am #
    Coffee- double shot of espresso, steamed almond milk, a giant sprinkle of cinnamon. I'm gonna go with Leo and Claire, I know most people may say Leo and Kate, Titanic is much more iconic. I just enjoyed Romeo and Juliet so much more and I felt they had better chemistry.
    • Bev Weidner November 12, 2021 at 8:55 am #
      That's (not-so-secretly) my vote, too! There's NOTHING like Leo and Claire. Nothing ever ever ever.
  3. Jenn P November 12, 2021 at 9:21 am #
    1. Leo and Claire, hands down, no questions asked, full stop. She’s GORGEOUS in that movie and I just love it. 2. Medium or light roast, black. 3. I have no opinion on the new Red, since the old red was where she lost me the first time. But I may try it, since I’m way more Team TayTay nowadays.
  4. Sonia November 12, 2021 at 10:21 am #
    Paul Rudd allllllllll day every day! Leo and Claire fo sho !! Coffee black. And just got on the Taylor band wagon. Took all these years but finally a fan and loving it !!
  5. Emily M November 12, 2021 at 11:51 am #
    Leo and Kate. #thewholeeverything And OF COURSE THEY PICKED PAUL RUDD! (Sorry for yelling, but it's about dang time!). I am so with you... since CLUELESS. And that picture on the front cover... be still my heart. Coffee - dark roast, stevia, almond milk creamer, flat. but maybe i need to switch to frothed. hmmm.....
  6. Hadar November 12, 2021 at 8:35 pm #
    Paul Rudd is always the right answer!! I’m going to have to always say Leo + Kate. As far as my coffee: after a 7 year caffeine hiatus I started drinking coffee again while pregnant! I know. Super backwards. But pregnancy gave me migraines and the midwife prescribed caffeine and I did as told. We have an espresso machine so I do a triple shot every morning with steamed milk and homemade rotating flavor simple syrup! This week it’s chai flavored syrup :)
  7. Becky November 13, 2021 at 7:05 am #
    I’ve been Team Rudd since Clueless too. Although, I gotta say I rewatched it recently and was a bit skeeved out that the 16 year old ends up with her adult step brother. Does that mean I’m old? I’m also Team Kate forever, reason being I had the DVD set and watched all the behind the scenes shenanigans she and Leo had on set. I may or may not have gone on some cruises as a teenager and pretended we were on the Titanic.
  8. Susan November 13, 2021 at 6:43 pm #
    several songs on red that interest me....kinda would like to hear your thoughts before I commit to the whole thing though. sorry but you are my sounding board when it comes to taylor. also definitely had to be paul rudd!!!
  9. Stasha Henry November 14, 2021 at 8:12 am #
    Leo and Kate are endgame. I will never change my mind. Coffee- dark roast, cream, slightly frothed, a little raw sugar, and a touch of cinnamon or cardamom.
  10. Amanda November 14, 2021 at 11:48 am #
    I was never into Leo, sorry!! If I could lift the man and carry him on my own back, not attracted. Although, I do love Titanic with all my heart & it’s mostly because of Kate Winslet, who is amazing (have you seen her in Mare of Easttown?? You SHOULD!). Paul Rudd on the other hand - yes, please!!! Coffee is my lover and I drink it dark roast black with a tiny splash of Oatmilk.
  11. Gisele November 14, 2021 at 12:01 pm #
    I agree. It has always been Paul Rudd!! Then and now…..hmmm,Leo & Claire, even though I can’t stand her as an actress and I adore Kate in “The Holiday”. But the R&J scene was the highlight of my teen years. I watched that movie on repeat ? Coffee, black/2equals. Have a happy Sunday ?
  12. sarahd November 15, 2021 at 11:28 am #
    Leo and Kate! I love the way they are SO EXCITED for each other when they win awards! I ship them always if he'll ever stop being such a slut for models and she'll stop getting married over and over.

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