Sunday, May 10, 2015

All About That Bass

Don't worry.  When I accept my award for most original blog posts titles, I will be sure to thank god and all of my fans.  Trust.

This past week has been a glorious 70 degrees and sunny here in Boston and I'm definitely not one of those weather-is-the-great-influcer-of-moods people...but holy smiley-faced emoji, Batman.  It really does make me want to pull my boot sole from out of the heaviness I've been trudging around in lately.

So we will be going Wendy lite this week.  With half the melancholy and half the calories!  Only kidding.  This will be full-on Pilsbury Frosting levels of fat.  Hope you are hungry for regret! I know I am!

So, onward ho!

Do you listen to podcasts?  I do.  I find them really pleasant background noise at work. 

You've heard me talk about this one before and I still wholeheartedly recommend it.  

You've probably heard about this one from everyone you've ever met but it's one of those rare things that totally lives up to the hype.  I have the HUGEST crush on Sarah Koenig.  I think she is magnificent and I even feel a little bit less resentful of the drunken rowdiness that happens outside of my windows now that I know that she also lives in a college town and has to endure people peeing in her peonies.  I've listened to all of her pieces on This American Life and while she wasn't featured in this particular episode, it's very much up her alley and one of my absolute favorites.

I also recently discovered this podcast.  It inspired me to watch Grown Ups 2, which was ghastly. I can't believe they watched that movie over 50 times.  Once nearly gave me an aneurism.

I bought this recently because of the high reviews on amazon and was not disappointed.  It's hypoallergenic and soothing for my drier than dry skin.  It does nothing about my skin's natural pastiness but...not much can...

This is one of my favorite summertime recipes.  My friend Ruth made it for us during grad school and it's become a staple in our household ever since.  I made them for Cinco de Mayo this year.

I also made this last week.  I think next time, I will make it will mole.

I am obsessed with these and these.  But I just bought these and am technically saving for a wedding and I think my number of pairs of sandals may have just reached infinity.  But, you know, restraint is not really my forte, so...we'll see.

I finally broke down and bought one of these.  My grad school friends had been raving about it for ages and I--true to form--dragged my feet for no apparent reason but it is easily one of the best decisions I've ever made--it's a dream.  It utterly horrifies Moses, which makes it all the more appealing.

I might be exposing too much about my musical tastes but I just recently discovered this band.  This so far is my favorite of their songs.

I saw the new Avengers movie.  It was okay.  Has that been everyone's reaction to it?  Probably.  One of the previews before it was for the movie Tomorrow Land, after which Moses said: "I'm tired of Disney making movies about park attractions.  What's next?  Churro Stand?"

Speaking of movies, I heard about this project and I'm...hesitant.  Not only do I think it would appall her to have a movie made about her, but pretty much all of the plot has to be conjecture, which, I guess is just preserving and perpetuating the myth so maybe she would be fine with it?  But Miranda?! Was early 90's Holly Hunter not available?

I know I've whistled their praises before, but I've been exercising about five days a week pretty consistently for several years now and I keep coming back to these workouts.  1% because they are free, 90% because they are challenging and effective, and 9% because after years of being taunted by Jillian, I finally decided I need my trainers with a spoonful of sugar.

Today was Berklee graduation.  It was amazing to be there with and for our graduates and I cried probably three times during the ceremony but I also got up at 6:30AM and was there until it finished around 2:30PM.  I took a long nap when I got home.  I'm so glad it's over.

This has been my night so far...

Frozen yogurt and Top Chef Masters?!  Could this night get any crazier?

Gurl, you better stop!

And I will.

Happy weekend friends!

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