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{infatuation friday}

10.12.2012

  1. V.P. Debate. I didn’t get a chance to watch the Vice Presidential debate last night, but I’ve seen a lot of buzz about it this morning. While I try to piece together the important parts of the debate, I’m keeping myself entertained with the memes and gifs that resulted. My favorite, so far, is this gif.
  2. DropBox. This is an app that allows you to exchange your photos, documents and videos between computers, phones and tablets. You upload the files to your DropBox account and can then access them from any device that has DropBox installed. At first glance, this app seems a lot like Evernote (an app a reader recommended a few months back). I only downloaded it this morning, so I still don’t really know what to expect from it. (Thanks, Sissy, for telling me about this!)
  3. Geek a Week. This site, run by artist Len Peralta, features weekly geek-star trading cards. Each card has a caricature of a famous geek dressed as an alter-ego, followed by a a creative description and fun facts about the person. Among my favorites are The Big Bang TheoryTimmy the MonkeyAdam Savage and Rifftrax.
  4. That’s What That Means. If you’ve never seen this, go look at it now. You’ll laugh at the definitions for words and phrases you’ve been using for years.
  5. Furious Pete. He calls himself an epic eater. There’s no doubt that’s true. This guy has eaten 12 pounds of food in less than an hour, 15 scoops of ice cream in 3 minutes and a 16-inch pizza in 2 minutes. He’s consumed 10,000-plus calories of french toast, 11,680 calories of “epic cake” and 7,350 calories of hot chocolate. Adam Richman has nothing on Furious Pete. You can find his epic eating, goofy and workout videos on his YouTube channel. (And be sure to check read how he got started; his story is incredible.)
  6. ON Human Coupon. This week, Old Navy celebrated 5 million Facebook fans by creating a human coupon. A large group of people stood together for a photograph that created a scan-able code for 30 percent off. Read the whole story here.
  7. Winter. I know it’s still fall (and just barely, at that), but I’m already preparing for winter. As you know, I have a bit of a love affair with Christmas. So I’ve already started getting pumped for the most wonderful time of the year. If you, too, enjoy prepping your winter kitchen supplies early, check out my “Winter Recipes” board.
  8. American Horror Story. I was kind of really obsessed with this show last year, and now it’s back for another season. It’s a miniseries, so if you missed last season, you won’t be confused by this season. While season one was set in a haunted house, season two will take place in an asylum (creepy, right?). Season two premiers on FX Wednesday (October 17) at 10 p.m. EST.
  9. How to Be a Woman. I mentioned this last week, then ended up buying it Friday night. I’m really enjoying this book. I think it’s the fix I needed for my recent apathy for reading. Moran makes me want to stand in front of my mirror (or, better yet, in a chair) and declare, “I AM A FEMINIST.”
  10. Strange & Creepy. I laughed–maybe even cackled–at this slideshow of 10 of the Strangest and Creepiest Album Covers. Enjoy!

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Up For Discussion: Nighttime Movies and Television

Poor Josh. He’s had to endure countless hours of Seinfeld and American Dad in the past three weeks.

Remember how I told you I thought I had converted him to a Seinfeld almost-fan? Yeah, about that…

I get in these bedtime routines. They change every now and then. But right now, I watch Seinfeld or American Dad as I try to fall asleep. (We’re going to disregard that TV is counter-productive to actually going to sleep, kay?)

And Josh is such a champ about it. He’ll kindly suggest something–anything–different. But he loves his action-packed and suspenseful films. And me? Well, I like ’em too. Just not when I’m trying to sleep (they creep into my dreams; it’s so weird).

So around 3 a.m. this morning, when I just couldn’t sleep (and he happened to still be awake too), I told him to pick a movie. I was finally tired enough to pass out anyway, so I didn’t care what he put in the DVD player. I figured no matter what we watched, I’d still be able to sleep.

He watched Disturbia. Well, he only watched about 30 minutes before he turned it off to go to sleep. And this girl just laid there with her eyes closed.

I have no idea when I finally fell asleep, but I had weird dreams that may or may not have resulted from the movie. I’m telling you, my brain is so finicky when it comes to my trying to sleep.

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else has this problem. Do you watch TV before you go to sleep, and if so what sorts of things do you watch? How do you battle movies and shows slipping into your dreams (if that’s even an issue for you)? Seriously… I gotta know I’m not alone here!

{infatuation friday}

A few more things I like:

  1. Twenty-something things. Since her 30th birthday is soon (I think?), Mrs. How Sweet keeps posting links to her Tuesday Things from Thought Catalog about being in your twenties.  Like 15 Ways 20-Somethings Ruin Their Twenties, Friendship in Your 20s and 19 Pieces of Advice You’ll Need To Make It Through Your Twenties. Gah… I needed this.
  2. French Bread Pizza. This was our dinner last night. My best friend shared her family’s super-simple recipe with me so I could make it. And then Josh cooked it. It was yum!
  3. Temporary homes. I read this post earlier in the week and even shared it with my friends on Facebook. I cannot explain to you how I felt as I read it. I reminded me of my past apartments. It reminded me of the houses Josh has rented. It reminded me how beautiful words can be. It made me want to smile and cry at the same time. It made me want to reread it with my best friend while we both say things like This! and Oh my god… and I know, right. But, most of all, it made me appreciate (in a weird way, more than ever before) the past four years of my life. Huh… I probably should’ve ended on that.
  4. Illustrated Tweet of the Day. This is probably my favorite part of HelloGiggles, besides the Nails of the Day (which shouldn’t matter to me, seeing as how I bite my nails too much to worry with polish). Anyway, I stumbled on this lovely Tweet of the Day and thought That is so my life. My family can attest to my procrastination. So can my best friend. And my boyfriend. Probably anyone who’s worked on a group project with me… maybe this has gotten out of control.
  5. Breaking Bad. Josh and I started watching this from the first season this week. I can’t explain why I like it, but I do. Agh… it’s just awesome.
  6. Bubble Mania. I haven’t had the chance to try this yet, but my dad says he loves him some Bubble Mania. It’s free in iTunes.
  7. Propel Zero. We bought some of the strawberry-kiwi powder last week, and I take it to work every day. I’m not a huge fan of water (it’s so tasteless… ick!) so this sort of tricks me into drinking more water and hopefully preventing myself from dehydrating. And I really like that it doesn’t turn my water pink or green or anything.
  8. Pumpkin Muffins. Another delicious treat via the bestie. She made a batch and brought half to me. She said she changed the recipe just a little–something about adding a bit of spice, I think. And I’m 99 percent sure she added cinnamon to the powdered sugar. Mmmm…
  9. No Doubt. My sister informed me this week that “NO DOUBT is backkk!!!” Apparently she’s a little excited. Anyway she sent me this brief Rolling Stone piece about the release of their new album, which happens next month.
  10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Yes, that is a movie I linked to. I’m not entirely sure when it will be released (the most specific date I’ve found was sometime in September, though I’m not sure if it’s true). Usually I get upset about books turned into movies. However, in this case I’m comforted by the fact that Stephen Chbosky is the screenplay writer and director of the movie. And just look at that cast list. I know it won’t be all I imagined from the book (that’s just impossible), but I do have high hopes for it. For those of you who haven’t read the book, do.

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