Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thursday Thoughts - your weekly dose of random

1. Since I was still afflicted with the shore lazies, I got a manicure Monday. To be fair, I also unpacked my bags, dusted the top floor, sorted mail, did four loads of laundry, cut up watermelon, and picked up produce for the week. I earned my once a quarter manicure.
2. To keep in lazy line, I thawed chicken but didn't want to cook it. So we ordered dinner. I got chicken francaise, and by the time it arrived I was so hangry I almost destroyed everything in sight.
3. These are perfection. I'd wrestle someone to the death for the last one. They might as well just list the ingredients under one thing: shit that's bad for you
4. Look what came back from the shore with me! Another happy Buddha.
5. One of the things I adore about Ocean City is the zillions of tiny shells in the sand. I'm always sitting in my chair sifting through it and picking them up as I walk. I love collecting shells.
6. It's a momentous fucking occasion, my friends - there are no blankets on my couches thanks to new denim slipcovers from my Fairy Godmother Lori. It was hell to get the order right and stay on the manufacturer. Now I just need to wipe the hair off with my trusty rubber brush and voila! Presentable. And of course I will remind you that every MFing piece is washable. The dogs approve.
7. Steph from Insert Classy Here surprised me with a Be Nice box right from her native Minnesota. Check out Steph's post on the Be Nice box here. A Nice Box is a subscription box with a twist. Still chock full of goodness, it's not necessarily just for you. I was tickled pink to open the full bellies themed box that contained a list of 12 things to do throughout the month to spread kindness and make a difference, the materials to complete four of those tasks, and a few gifts for me. The cool thing about the Be Nice box is that $1 from every box sold goes to charity, and they pick a different charity each month. So you're helping people with your box, and they're helping people on top of that. It's a whole lot of love going on. This month's charities are Share Our Strength (No Kid Hungry) and Meals on Wheels. I'm psyched to do my 12 good things and share them with you. Thanks so much Steph, I'll be paying this forward  for sure.
8. Two things to hang: the sign on the left from the shore, the D on the right from my masterful pottery painting session with the Sisters Wexler - Brie from A Breezy Life & Marla at Luck Fupus.

9. Two things I watched this week: A. The mid-season finale of Mad Men. Thoughts: I'm mad at Joan, happy with the way the Megan thing went, I'm rooting for Don Draper even though he's always a scoundrel, I feel like giving Roger a hug, and Peggy seems to have removed the stick from her ass. B. I also watched The Normal Heart on HBO and was blown away. The acting was amazing and the story was fascinating, touching, and very upsetting. From IMDB: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.
10. E-card of the week: Truth.

Today I'm celebrating the birthday of my Boston-based BFF Kim. Love you, have a fabulous birthday, and I'll see you in a few weeks!

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Linking up with Kristin for Stuff & Things





35 comments:

  1. Totally deserving of a manicure, love the color. A couch without blankets?! The be kind box is such a great idea! I need to catch up with mad men!

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  2. Happy birthday, Kim! :D
    I love the nail polish you picked... do you remember the name?! I painted mine with that black glittery stuff I posted about the other day... I shit you not - I got a mother f'ing SLIVER in my thumb from the glitter!
    LOVE the idea of the Be Kind box! :D

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  3. Your mani came out fabulous, have fun in Boston! :)

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  4. i loooove the new polish! i changed mine to a nice bright coral and while i think it's a bit too bright, i'm too lazy to change it.

    you both look gorg in the red dresses :)

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  5. The hangry rip is hilarious!

    I love how your shells are so different from what I find here, I want to go to all the beaches and collect shells.

    I really like the denim too, it's like relaxing in your favorite old jeans without even having to have them on!

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  6. I love the idea of the Be Nice box. I'm going to have to check that out.

    I did not love the Mad Men finale, I think I'm going to watch The Normal Heart today, and I love that nail polish color! Happy birthday to Kim!

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  7. I want to watch The Normal Heart mostly for Tim Riggins, is that wrong? It sounds good, but he is the main motivator. Your D came out great. And now I want candy for breakfast, naturally.

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  8. Love all off this, especially the shells! Going to my first yoga class today!
    Namaste!
    Love your MOMMA

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  9. Your nails look amazing, life would be so much easier if ingredients were listed that way, and I love your Buddha.
    I felt bittersweet watching Mad Men. I'm sad it's gone for now, happy it's coming back, but also sad that when it does come back, it will leave forever. The Normal Heart was so great, just watched it on Tuesday. Have a great time in Boston! So jealous, I love it there!

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  10. Ohh love the nail colour! Also Im going to watch the Normal Heart I heard its good from other people as well!

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  11. I should watch A Normal Heart this weekend.

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  12. I love that Be Kind box, what a great idea!

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  13. Your D turned out great! I've never heard of the Normal Heart...I will have to look it up. I have some comments on Mad Men but don't think I can express them all without spoilers :) I did not get the whole Megan interaction and I'm looking forward to seeing what is next.

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  14. Non pareils are amazing. I wonder what the hell that name means. My grandpa always used to buy the ones with whit sprinkles when we were little.

    I wondered from your IG picture if you had denim couches! I have never seen such a thing.

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  15. I love the nail color...and I don't care if that shit is bad for you I want that chocolate all up in my mouth.

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  16. I desperately need a manicure, i haven't had one in... years. yep. that e card is perfect. math sucks.

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  17. We have a denim slipcovered couch and I really like it! It's just so nice and casual...and takes a lot of abuse! Happy Thursday to you. =)

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  18. I love the hangry lady hulk smash! I intend to use that line to horrify Significant next time we get takeout. And the ecard. I always think your ecards are funny, but don't comment because "haha, funny" doesn't seem sufficient.

    Jenn | Business, Life & Design

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  19. Haha! Love the ecard! Those were my exact thoughts about Mad Men. Still pissed at Joan, happy about Megan and Peggy, still love Don. The Normal Heart was heartbreaking. I was monitoring Twitter that night and couldn't believe how many people were clueless about that time in our very recent history. So, so sad! Those Be Kind boxes are so cool!

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  20. Hnagry syndrome is fo' real. No one wants to deal with that...poor paper bag ;) Can we talk about how red is clearly your color?! You look great in the last photo!

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  21. Ah, the blogger who started the Be Nice Box is an amazing lady! I love that buddah, and that chicken looks tasty. Now I want it.

    Also I nominated you for a Liebster award HERE. You don't have to do it if you don't want to, but know you are beloved! ♥

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  22. Wow that is an awesome box :)
    My bf would loooove that buddah hes into all that kind of stuff!

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  23. I LOVE non-pareils, those look delicious. My other favorites are the tiny pastel mint ones...I could eat them for days.

    That Be Kind box is such a good idea!! I'm excited to hear more about it!

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  24. Oooh I love all of this! I have that OPI color and have actually used it up and bought another. And Buddha's... yes:) I want to watch that movie, they featured it on The People's Couch this week and actually got everyone crying it was so good!

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  25. That Be Nice Bix Steph sent you is fabulous! What a great idea, and a good cause, to boot! I'm so behind on Mad Men, I think I have 3 more episodes to watch. I'm cracking up over "Sisters Wexler" I may have to start using that!

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  26. You definitely earned that manicure. Love the D! Where do you think you'll hang it? I am a season behind on Mad Men- unacceptable!

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  27. I love the worn look of the Happy Buddha. The fur struggle in my household is real, and it SUCKS. And your painted "D" turned out great!

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  28. Your shells got me even more excited for our beach vacay in July!

    Stopping by from Kristen's Stuff n Things :)

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  29. love love love your nails! and those chocolate things look yummmmy!

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  30. I'm watching the Normal Heart this weekend. Can't wait! I love me some Tim Riggins. And, he will always be Tim Riggins to me.

    -Heather
    I do what I want.

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  31. I really wanted to watch The Normal Heart. Alas, my t.v./Directv is in another state. Soon.

    I'm going to miss Megan. Think they'll still include her?

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  32. I really need to catch up on mad men! so far behind!

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  33. New Buddha! Love you in red.

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  34. I'm afraid to watch The Normal Heart because I think I will cry nonstop. But i do love Mark Ruffalo. I'm so glad you liked getting the box. You are the type to person that would take to the streets with it. I told Justin that I want to go to the diner this weekend so we can drop off one of the sugar books. Happy Friday!!!

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