- Somebody’s Heartbreak. I know you’ve had to endure my gushing over Hunter Hayes once already (sorry, Josh!), but I spent this week living with Somebody’s Heartbreak in my head. And I’m adoring that Hunter Hayes is now getting some attention from the pop stations. I just hope that doesn’t mean we’ll be hearing an auto-tuned Hayes soon.
- Table Topics. I caught TableTopics Original on sale for about $3 (90 percent off!) at Target about two weeks ago, and Josh and I finally tried it out last night during dinner (I loved it!). The only point to the game is to start a conversation. There are no winners or losers, which is awesome because I’m a terrible loser. Each 4- by 4-inch cube comes with 135 question cards to start fun conversations. My favorite from last night: “What childhood toy would you recover if you could?” Originally $25.
- Rules of Engagement. I’m adding this to my list of favorite shows. I’ve been watching it on the Roku almost every night before I go to sleep. At this rate, I’ll be caught up and ready for the Season 7 premiere on CBS next month.
- Celiac Research. Celiac disease could be linked to birth month. Eating Well reported earlier this week on several studies indicating that people born in the spring or summer may be more likely to suffer from celiac, due to beginning to eat gluten during the winter months (when viral infections are more prominent). So strange and fascinating.
- Word Crack. This was a free app of the day on Tuesday, and when Hilary called to tell me about it, I had to download it. The point of Word Crack is to find more higher-scoring words in two minutes than your opponent. You get up to three power-ups per game and can choose from six. There is also a free version in iTunes and Google Play. Available in for iPhone, iPad and Android, as well as via Facebook. Prices vary by service. Starts at $1.99.
- Te’oing. If you don’t know what this means–like, don’t have any idea–read the Deadspin article already. Or if you don’t have an hour to dedicate to this bizarre feature, just Skimm it (but I’m telling you, the lengthy version is well worth the read). When the confusion wears off, go laugh at the people of the Interwebs Te’oing it.
- Being Human. It’s back! Season 3 of the U.S. version of this show premiered this week, and Netflix added Season 2 to its instant shows and movies. We’re trying to catch up on the second season so we can dive into Season 3 while its on the air.
- Appetites. Hilary has been on the ball with finding new apps this week. She sent me a link to Appetites, an app dedicated to teaching users how to cook. There are cooking videos, recipes and more. The app is free, then each lesson is 99 cents or you can buy a pack of classes for a bundled price. FREE.
- Peanut Butter-Yogurt Dip. Remember how I planned to make this? So, that happened. And I’m in love. This could be my new favorite snack.
- Breakfast (again). Yes, I am still obsessing over breakfast foods. But no worries–I’ve got it covered. I made French toast yesterday for a snowy-day brunch with Josh, and sometime this weekend I hope to make the scrambled egg muffin sliders I planned earlier this week and some breakfast cornbread with blueberries and goat cheese. (But I’ll still let you make those oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip scones if you want, Dad! No objections here.)
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Here are the things that interest me this week:
- Sundays. I love Sunday television, at least for now. Currently, my favorite Sunday shows include Drop Dead Diva and True Blood. Plus, HBO now has a new show called The Newsroom, which airs on Sundays after True Blood. I really, really loved the pilot and can’t wait to see how the rest of the season goes.
- Memes. Particularly Ermahgerd and the Overly Attached Girlfriend. Seriously, I could spend hours scrolling through them.
- Bump. I’ve had this app for a year or two now but never had the opportunity to use it until this week. It’s pretty awesome. You can share your contact info, specific contacts or pictures stored on any of your devices with any other device (as long as they have this app, of course). To share, you open the Bump app then simply bump the products against each other (gently, though! you don’t want to break them). You can also bump things to your computer (though I haven’t tried it yet, so I’m not sure how that works). There is also an Android version of this app.
- Rosie’s Birthday Rat. This was one of my favorite books as a kid. Unfortunately, it’s super hard to find in bookstores now–I think you have to order it online. Thankfully, my mom still has my copy! (I saw it when I visited her a week ago and asked her to pretty please hold onto it for me until I’ve settled somewhere at least semi-permanent.)
- Garlic Sauteed Spinach. I made this last night with Rosemary-Garlic Chicken. (Don’t judge me for my obsession with garlic.) I was surprised by how much I liked it. And my boyfriend said he’d eat it again if I cook it. Double win for me!
- Anger Management. I haven’t seen it yet, but I imagine it’ll be a little something like, um… Winning!
- Flow. This is a game which requires you to connect the dots, but in a particular way–all the connecting lines have to fill the screen. It kind of seems like what would happen if Tetris and PipeRoll procreated. You can play this as a timed game or simply for leisure.
- Band Together. I think maybe the creator was a bit disturbed. These cardboard creatures have to move through a box while avoiding being stabbed by pencils or thumbtacks. I will say, though, it can be pretty challenging at times, which is why I enjoy it. Plus, most of the tutorial sketches are cute and funny.
- Paper. This app allows you to use your iPad as a notebook. You can sketch or take notes or do whatever you want. I love that I can design the front of each notebook! My only quip is that you only get one style of pen free… but I know FiftyThree has to make money (and for someone who would use this often, it’s well worth the spend). Besides, I’m just being a cheapskate.
- Fake Dora the Explorer movie trailer. My boyfriend showed this to me last night. I’m still giggling.
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