Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday Thoughts - Last in February

1. Today is the last Thursday of February. This is typically the hardest winter month for me to get through so I'm not sorry to see it go. I yearn for spring. And yes, of course, my birthday month. It starts Sunday. Let's do this! A giveaway is coming Sunday too, so check back.

2. Can we talk about The Bachelor? I don't watch, but after I finished Downton on Monday, it happened to be on the TV. The entire premise of this show is fucking preposterous. Will you accept this rose? No, Captain Ass Pirate, you're falling in love with everyone and screwing at least two other people. Bye. Also, this bachelor is a heavy breather.
3. Can we also talk about Downton? Leave Mr. & Mrs. Bates alone, for crap's sake. Pick on someone else.
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4. Have you guys seen this video where you cook spaghetti in a skillet in cold water? I tried it on Sunday and it worked. I salted the water as I normally would. It was quick, easy, and delicious. Now if the pasta was only fat ass white pasta but alas, it was whole wheat. Regardless, it happens a whole lot quicker than putting water on to boil, etc.
5. Like a dumbass I set out in 9 degree windchill Monday towards the library. I was skating on the sidewalks around Swann Fountain on the way there and all the way up 20th Street on the way back(Tavern on Arch, where is your salt? Solid ice, sirs.), but I did see this awesome sculpture as I was walking by trying not to fall.
6. I got a shit ton of books in at the library. Which means I had to stop in the middle of a book I was reading because I own it. I hate when that happens, but the library is an evil mistress who demands her books back in a timely manner.
Two of the five that came in all at once. 
7. Mae hates the cold. She will do whatever she needs to do to burrow into people, blankets, and other dogs for warmth. She likes to be inside of my cardigans. I don't like it so much as she's like a squirmy, trash breath papoose.
8. Philly-area friends, check out Mummers Mardis Gras this weekend in Manayunk. The parade kicks off at 10, other events follow. Click here for more information.
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9. Looking for a new DIY shaving cream? Click here to out three coconut oil versions from Mariah at Food, Booze, & Baggage.
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10.E-card of the week.

Happy birthday to my mother-in-law today!

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37 comments:

  1. I am going to have to say that this season of the Bachelor is not my favorite. What a neat pasta cooking trick -- now I really want to try that! That last e-card is so true!

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  2. dont eve get me started on the bachelor. when a coworker announced that she loves it, i looked at her (with undisguised disgust on my face) and said: 'your cool quotient just went down to zero'. that show is ridiculous...what kind of moron would legit announce that her "occupation" is "free spirit"?

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  3. Not sorry to see February go! Jmj on the ice on the sidewalks. I will try the pasta thing tonight! Mae would love to be in one of those baby Bjorn things ! It's just the breath. Mommom doesn't like the cold, either, Mae!
    Warm thoughts to all! Love, your Momma

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  4. Darn, forgot to comment about the Bachelor and bachelorette. The worst! And again, there is no such thing as reality TV. It's just a cheap way to have a TV show. But people watch it. Never have. Never will. Love, your Momma

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  5. That e-card is the story of my life these days. Too much multi-tasking. I'm happy to see that skillet spaghetti works; I've seen it float around for a while. Maybe I will try it one day soon.

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  6. The sculpture is worth the walk, but not a fall! Salt, people, salt! I love getting notified of books coming in, but the anxiety of trying to read them all before the deadline is intense!! Haha! I love Mae, so adorable, the extreme closeness with bad breath is a buzz kill though. I know that feeling.

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  7. I caught up on Downton Tuesday night and felt the same way about Mr. and Mrs. Bates. They can't catch a break. I'm also over Edith too although she seems to be a bit more tolerable now.

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  8. I half-watched one season of the Bachelor back in 2010 because it was on and Netflix streaming hadn't been invented yet and Scott was deployed. It was the season with Jake. That's all I remember.
    I'm interested to see what they do with the Downton finale...

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  9. I'll have to try that spaghetti trick out the next time I cook it and the whole taking too many books from the library thing? Yeah I have that problem too. I have too many books at home waiting to be read but the library has more! haha

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  10. I need to try the pasta trick/I need to find a skillet that size lol!!! That e-card is my truth lol! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  11. I don't watch the Bachelor, either. I just don't understand how these women think it's love, IT'S NOT!!!

    Also, I agree with you on Downton. I've seen the whole season already and that was my thought the entire time. [no spoiler alerts]

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  12. The Bachelor is awful, but I cannot stop watching it. I hadn't watched for several seasons, but this last one sucked me right in...

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  13. "No, Captain Ass Pirate." Dying. I just love you. That is all.

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  14. 1. Mae in your cardigan. Her face. BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    2. Bachelor.... Never quite understood why girls weren't offended he was hooking up with multiples at the same time... Who wants to marry that?! Awk.
    3. Is that ice statue a gnome? Please say yes.

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  15. Sorry if this is a double comment but my other one disappeared! I just read My Sunshine away...good read and I will say no more! I refuse to watch the Bachelor and I do watch my share of trashy TV. I hate how obsessed the women get and look like total asses on TV!

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  16. The bachelor is a dumb show, but it's also highly HIGHLY entertaining. no one is actually buying that it's real (unless they are... which is another story). Sorry, gotta stick up for my show!

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  17. hmmm the cold pasta thing seems intriguing... might have to try it. i'm sure it would work with GF.
    i have never watched the bachelor. it really does seem ridiculous.
    your giveaway looks super exciting and i want it :)
    hate the library for that reason sometimes, it's pretty much why the books i own never get read lol!

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  18. Such pretty sculptures! I definitely wouldn't be able to walk on ice. I would break an ankle or my butt bone for sure. Going to check out that spaghetti video!

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  19. I never have, and never will, watch The Bachelor. Also, I hate when it's on because my Twitter feed fills up with its nonsense. I usually only get one book out at a time, but this time I requested several because there was a wait... and wouldn't you know they all arrived on the same day. But now I'm overwhelmed so I'm returning two without having cracked the cover. Shame.

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  20. hahaha a trash breath papoose. Poor Mae. Hawkeye isn't cold yet, just lazy. She hasn't wanted to go out at all, she just wants to stay in the bed.
    Interesting about the pasta, I will have to try that next time!

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  21. Cool about the pasta! How your birthday month is awesome & great giveaways!

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  22. I'm going to have to try that pasta trick! I don't watch The Bachelor either & that is exactly why.

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  23. Captain Ass Pirate - LOLOLOL!!!!! I hate the bachelor. I don't understand why so many people just have to tune in to it every week and blog about it and tweet about it nonstop. That shit warps the mind for real!

    Mae!!! That trash breath cutie can come cuddle in my cardigan any day!

    Cold skillet cooking noodles? Shut the front door. I must try....

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  24. I love the pasta tip, will definitely try that one. I gave up the Bachelor long ago, I just can't stand the absurdity of the whole thing. How many seasons have there been and how many marriages? Hey numb nuts... it doesn't work in real life. It's a sham! Plus I don't want to watch shows about people falling in love. Yuck.

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  25. I have never watched The Bachelor/ette until this season, and I missed the first 6 or so episodes. The ONLY reason I started watching is because I was reading a few hilarious recaps online and I wanted to see the original episodes that the recaps were based off of. And now I can't stop watching because it's just hilarious how stupidly dumb those people are. Also, the guy this season (not that I have anything to compare him to, having never watched it until now) doesn't seem like he has a heck of a lot going on upstairs.

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  26. I am with you. I currently can't start a book I really want to start because I own it and I have about 3 more library books to get through! Ugh!

    I have never watched the Bachelor. Never, and I don't think I ever will!

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  27. Yup, I can't watch The Bachelor either. It's awful. And I really hope it's fake because if women really act like that? Yikes.

    Books make me so happy.

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  28. Yessssss leave Anna and Mr. Bates alone.. enough already! I'm glad they haven't killed off anymore main characters recently, that was also getting ridiculous :-P

    Happy almost-birthday month!

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  29. Chris is a dud. I would not move to Iowa for him. And I hate his girly giggle!!!!
    Love coconut oil!

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  30. How cool, is that ice sculpture!! Have not heard of the pasta cooking thing, I will have to try it. I can't with the Bachelor, it makes me hate people just a little bit too much :)

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  31. I spotted Joe Perry! Interested to hear your thoughts. That ice sculpture is awesome! Some people have talent that I can't comprehend. And Mae...dang, she's a cutie :)

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  32. F February for reals.. It was overall a good month but these last two weeks were HARD. These temperatures were difficult to get through and getting up for work was damn near impossible. Was definitely making in 30 minutes late each day - no F's given. YAY to birthday month!!!! I love birthdays <3 Happy Birthday to your mother in law! Have a great weekend Stephanie! -Iva

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  33. I was a Bachelor "fan" for longer than I care to admit. Juan Pablo ruined it for me though.
    Just checked out the video... mind = blown. That is pure witchcraft!

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  34. The bachelor is preposterous and yet I watch. This season for me was particularly painful!! ugh he unnerves me for some reason. I just watched the vid. Im still wondering how it cooked so quickly in a skillet haha. Also Happy birthday month!

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  35. That's an ice sculpture? Amazing! I could never, ever get on board with The Bachelor. I watched one season with my roommates, Andrew Firestone. It was terrible and they are only getting worse. And what's worse is some girls I know that watch them and want to be on it! WHAT?! I hate to talk about people's TV choices because I watch some real crap, but that is one show I just don't get.

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