Friday Flotsam

Frrrrrrrrrrrri d a y y y y y yy yy yy yyyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaah.

Did anyone else here in this crowd realize that Scarlett O’Hara’s name isn’t just Scarlett O’Hara?

Oh no. It’s not. No, hold up. Let me tell you guys what her entire name is. You will fall over. Hold on let me get it. I didn’t have it ready. One sec.

Okay, her name is actually Katie Scarlett O’Hara Hamilton Kennedy Butler. HAHAHAHAHA. Does that not turn your tickle box completely over like it does me? The girl has one thousand names. I am just dying. I get the Butler one. And I sort of remember the Hamilton hubs. You have to say all those names out loud and sort of fast to get the full effect. You will cry. Why is this so funny to me?

WAIT, do you think this train of names is what kick started having one million middle names in the south? I feel like people in the south have a lot of names. Like a lot of names. Why is that? Did Gone with the Wind start that? My cousin calls it Gawn with the Wind. Gawn. She’s from Mississippi. It’s Gawn.

So yeah, KatieScarlettO’HaraHamiltonKennedyButler. You’ll enjoy that one for the rest of the weekend.

Okay, two things:

One: I can’t ever find sprouts and it irritates the crud out of me. Like BASIC SPROUTS. Alfalfa! Can’t ever find them. So here’s what I want to do. I know people grow their own sprouts. I want to. I want to grow my own dang sprouts. Have you done this before? It’s done in a jar, right? I’m a decade-old food blogger, so I realize the irony in this. But tell me how to grow some sprouts! We’ll do it together. I have pa-lenty of jars, but if there’s another way that you’ve all found to be more lucrative, sprout me. Sprout me up, Scotty! (no idea who Scotty is)

And the second thing: you know how there are always polls around election time? Or really anytime? “Polls show blah blah blah.” I AM NEVER ASKED TO BE A PART OF ANY POLL. Don’t poll makers realize just how much I adore polls? Polls are totally my thing! This blog is built on polls!

POLL: how many of you are asked to be a part of a poll? And how do I become a part of poll askers?

This whole section just got super Inceptiony. We’ll change gears.

Are any of you watching Alone? The show Alone? It’s on the History Channel, via Hulu. It’s FASCINATING. I wouldn’t last thirty minutes, but these people are cuckoo.

If you know nothing about it, it’s ten men and women who get dropped off on Vancouver Island (we’re only on Season two so it might be expanded by now) in different spots. Like each person has their own spot, a few miles away from the next person. And they’re allowed to take ten things with them. Aaaaand survive. In the wilderness. They have cameras with them documenting every single thing, but as far as I can tell, production comes very minimally only to swap out batteries. But you guys, they are ALONE out there. Well, they’re with bears and cougars and fish and birds but that’s it. It’s fascinating to watch the weight drop, the self morale sink, then rise up again, the fears faced, the struggles overcome, the fish speared and the mice smashed and roasted. It’s wild! I love it. Again, thirty minutes tops for this girl.

Have you watched it? Don’t tell Aaron but I definitely googled the winner of season two because I cannot handle it.

POLL:::::::: (see? how could they even do this to me.) I need a new shampoo. I’m this close to hitting the re-order button on Kristen Ess The One Signature shampoo, but if you think there’s something better to follicularly explore, hit meh.

Weekend plans?

This is one of those catch-up-on-life weekends. Zero social plans, and we’re keeping it that way. (I say that now) Yard pickup, patio pimping, garden jushing, a million little house projects that need to be tended to, a book to finish, sprouts to start (help me!), an estate sale this morning, a garden bench to hunt for, and perhaaaaaps a nap to take later this afternoon.

From this week, in case your face missed it::: Your August mixtape! Just some good ol’ summer vibes for your weekend and month. I love how so many of you are digging this one. I’m WITH YOU. And then a No-Churn Peach Ice Cream! Plus a video, if you’re into that.

OKAY so, sprouts and shampoo. You have goods to spill.

Also KatieScarlettO’HaraHamiltonKennedyButler in case you needed that laugh again.

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10 Responses to Friday Flotsam

  1. Nancy August 5, 2022 at 10:06 am #
    I’m retired & it’s like this polling company knew I had free time as soon as I left my job and every so often they send me a political poll to complete for a reward! Usually a $3 gift card to Dunkin or Amazon but the last one offered a $10 gift card and there were multiple places to choose from! I’ll take a $10 gift card to Target for 5 minutes of my time any day! The reviews for BH Botanicals shampoo are great. I’ve not tried it yet but I’m planning on ordering some this weekend if she’s not sold out. It’s all clean ingredients so that’s a win in itself in my book! And again, she gets great reviews!
  2. Nicole August 5, 2022 at 11:36 am #
    Prose custom shampoo! It is fun and smells divine!
  3. Kristin August 5, 2022 at 11:41 am #
    I mean, Scarlett kept on marrying men who died (although Frank was killed defending her "honor"), thus the last names. I want to figure out a way to answer calls on my cell phone that are polls while still ignoring other anon calls. I miss doing polls. Although there are still some I would hang up on. And I also want a no soliciting sign that says "No Soliciting: especially pest control people who think we have a mosquito problem in Missouri, but we DON'T, because we are from Wisconsin, and we KNOW and, even if we DID have a problem, we would use our EXISTING pest control company, and political candidates are welcome because I either want to thank you or debate you"
  4. Tobi August 5, 2022 at 1:05 pm #
    I am also very frustrated that alfalfa sprouts are nowhere to be found, and haven't been for a while now. I remember back in the 70s my hippie momma would grow her own alfalfa sprouts in a big mason jar with cheesecloth covering the opening. But I have no idea where to even find alfalfa sprout seeds/spores/?. I had read a while back stores and restaturants stopped carrying sprouts because the people growing them were having issues with salmonella or something. Anyway, if you find out what the scoop is and/or how to create sprouts on our own, please fill us all in! My turkey, avocado mash and muenster sammich isn't the same without them :-(
  5. KnoxFoodie August 5, 2022 at 1:07 pm #
    Sprouts! We’ve sprouted all of the things! Get a mason jar and a perforated lid like this ( Buy some alfalfa seeds, place in jar, add water, slosh around, and pour water out. Do this every day until you have sprouts! (That is an affiliate link)
  6. Theresa king August 5, 2022 at 2:27 pm #
    Innerscense hair products are great.
  7. Lacy August 5, 2022 at 3:36 pm #
    "turn your tickle box completely over" I thought this was a family-friendly website. Winky emoji Hair Care Splurge: Oribe. It's costly. It works. Prose has a pretty cool setup plus I think you would dig the packaging. Olaplex gets a lot of press, but I personally didn't see the big deal. I think you'll be happy with any shampoo that's for blonde hair that's super moisturizing like Pureology, Matrix, Redken, etc.
  8. Susan August 6, 2022 at 5:53 pm #
    So one of my friends was single, then she got married, then she got divorced and changed her name back to her maiden name, then got married again…..we just couldn’t keep up with the names, so we ALWAYS refer to her as Linda Horn Lauer Horn Hacker Dingle Berry Schmidt . Love the show Alone…I would last 3 maybe 4 days. Never got asked to poll.
  9. Babs August 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm #
    Joy the Baker did a post recently on Sprouts. Mason Jar and changing out the water - was what I remembered. She made a gorgeous tomato sandwich with her sprouts with Duke’s Mayo - and yes, there was a debate. I just splurged on a new shampoo - Shu Uemura - and yes, I can tell a difference !!! Love your posts and music ! Thanks Bev !!
  10. kathyr August 10, 2022 at 8:18 am #
    My daughter lived in Raleigh for two years and had two friends - Mary-Brett and Anna-Holland. She would refer to them and I always thought those were their last names. She finally told me no - it's part of their first name! Very unique!

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