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  1. A Few of My Favorite Things…Summer Edition

    August 9, 2013 by C.

    Amazing in concert!

    Amazing live show!

     

     

    It is time for the Summer Edition of a few of my favorite things. Kinda like Oprah, but I don’t get paid anything to like this stuff.

    1st up, Ed Sheeran. I am obsessed with him and his music. Even more so after seeing him open for Taylor Swift this past weekend. Check out his cd +.

    Lovely music

    Lovely music

     

    While on the subject of music, let’s chat about one of my all-time faves. Ms. Sara Bareilles has a new cd out called “The Blessed Unrest”. She is so great and this album seems a little more pop to me than her normal stuff but I LOVE it. Of course, my most favorite is the saddest song on the album called, “Manhattan”. I could listen to it 100 times in a row and not get tired of it. I wrote a version of it  myself after hearing it.

    “You can have Manhattan

    cause it costs too much to live there

    the litter and the muggers

    the blizzards from hell”

    Her version might be a little better than mine, but whatever.

    Yum yum, don't touch my bag or I will cut you!

    Yum yum, don’t touch my bag or I will cut you!

     

     

     

     

    Next up we have my favorite new snack…Chex Muddy Buddies…the peanut butter and chocolate flavor. This crap should be outlawed. I can eat a whole bag in one sitting, then grab a straw to suck up all the crumbles in the bottom of the bag. I call it Chanin Crack.

     

     

     

     

    My kind of show.

    My kind of show.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Besides, Orange is the New Black, my other favorite show is Naked and Afraid. You get naked, and they plop you out in the middle of nowhere to survive for 21 days. Each person gets a tool of choice and go off into the wilderness with their new naked friend. I think my tool of choice would have to be sunglasses to shade my eyes from the bright white ass of my partner. Then I am sure after a day of eating grub worms, I would just roll up into a big ball and cry until they extract me. But watching other people suffer from lack of nourishment and bacteria ridden water=classic TV. Oh, they are casting for season 2 if any of you are interested.

    Wonderful book

    Wonderful book

     

     

     

    A few months ago, I joined something called Netgalley.com. Basically, if you have a website they will send you books to read for free(you have to write a review of the book you read); most of them before they even come out to the public (they are sent via an e-reader only). The very first book I chose to read was “The House at the End of Hope Street”.

    I just fell in love with this book. When I read this book, I really wanted the house to exist so I could visit. It is a book that takes you away and makes you feel good reading it. Those are hard to come by these days.

     

     

    Honorable mention…the HBO show “Hard Knocks”. Anything that can give me an inside peek at the best sport in the world (NFL football) is more than ok by me. Love this show every season no matter what team they follow around.

    Well, that is it. In just a few months, I will have the Fall Favorite Things post to share.

     

     

     

     


  2. A Few of My Favorite Things…

    April 14, 2013 by C.

    So wonderful

    So wonderful

     

     

    Occasionally I like to share a few things I am loving. Unlike Oprah, I get none of these things free and I do not get paid to say I love them. Not yet, anyways.

    First up is this wonderful memory foam pillow I bought a few days ago for $30 at Sam’s Club. I do not like being hot when I sleep…especially around my head. This pillow is extremely comfortable and also cools your head. I really didn’t think it would work to be honest, but the minute I laid my cheek on this pillow it was cold. Love it.

     

    As much as it pains me to say this, I love the new Justin Timberlake cd.

    Let's dance!

    Let’s dance!

     

     

    Sometimes I think JT is super full of himself and it really annoys me. I fought long and hard to avoid this cd but I failed miserably. Chances are I could win some money with a video of myself dancing around the house to “Suit and Tie”.

     

     

     

    "Will you accept my hose?"

    “Will you accept my hose?”

     

     

    I hate the Bachelor and Bachelorette. Dumbest shows ever. Why do women watch these?

    This show makes fun of those shows. On this season, Mark is the bachelor and he is a firefighter. The women chasing after him include a homeless woman, a blind woman, a pregnant woman and a woman who refuses to wear pants.

    The show is on Monday nights on E! television. It is the most entertaining 30 minutes you will have all week.

    I wish this place didn't exist.

    I wish this place didn’t exist.

     

     

    I hate this website and by hate I mean I love it so much I hate it. If you like to decorate your home at all you will love this site.

    Some things are very expensive (they sell furniture) and some are quite affordable. The only negative about this place is it takes FOREVER to get your items.

    This month they are offering free shipping. You can check them out here…

    https://www.jossandmain.com/

    This book is so wonderful.

    This book is so wonderful.

     

    This is a young adult novel. Having heard so much about it, I had to read it. I cried like a big baby. I cried so much and was so upset I wasn’t sure I would be able to go to work the next day. Seriously.

    The book is about two teenagers with cancer that meet in a cancer support group and fall in love. It will be made into a movie with Shailene Woodley (The Descendents) playing “Hazel”. I cannot wait to see who will play “Augustus”.

    You really should read this book. It is hard to explain but it is well worth the crying and depression you will suffer from for a week after reading it.

     

    Brant Dallas deserves to be on Ellen after his expressive dance to LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I Know It”.

    This chubba bubba is a cutie!

     

    Last but certainly not least. Trisha Yearwood is known for her singing and being married to Garth Brooks. She should be known for her cooking. As a matter of fact, she should win the Nobel Peace Prize for this dip that I LOVE so much. I want to warn you it is horribly addictive. If I don’t get this at least once a month everyone around me pays for my crabbiness.

    Here's to Saint Trisha Yearwood!

    Here’s to Saint Trisha Yearwood!

     

    It doesn’t look like much but it is one of the best dips I have ever had in my whole life. God Bless you, Trisha Yearwood!

    If you would like to make it here is the link to the recipe.

     

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/trisha-yearwood/charleston-cheese-dip-recipe/index.html

     

    That’s it for now. I gotta run and get my pie plate of dip out of the oven.