A Few More of My Favorite Things

Here’s yet another short list of stuff I’m totally obsessed with right now!


IMG COURTESY www.nbc.com

O.M.G. Okay, look. I love Thor in the Marvel movies, but I was never a fan of Jaimie Alexander as Lady Sif. Some actors just can’t do fantasy or period pieces. So when I saw she was going to be in a new show on NBC, I was curious because the premise was awesome,  but I didn’t have super high expectations. I am SO happy I was wrong. Here’s the premise:


“A woman with no memories of her past (Jane Doe), is found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos. Her discovery sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately ignites the attention of the FBI, which begins to follow the road map of her tattoos into a larger conspiracy of crime, while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity.”

What they don’t tell you is she’s found by the FBI and all sorts of awesome mystery shit happens. I wouldn’t ever describe myself as liking police procedurals but DAMN this is a good show! I whine a little when I go to check for new episodes and it hasn’t aired yet! And I just watched the “Fall Finale” (which I think is the biggest load of crap television has ever invented) and it was SO GOOD and now I have to wait until frickin’ FEBRUARY to watch the next episode!!! Ahhh!

BONUS: Francois Arnaud is a long term guest star in it. I’d watch him brood any day.

John Freida Beach Blonde Sea Waves Sea Salt Spray

IMG COURTESY Walmart.com

I am SUPER LAZY when it comes to styling my hair. Heck, I only get a haircut twice a year, because for some reason getting a haircut is a source of anxiety for me. I even go to a barber shop that’s full of comic book paraphrenalia because the idea of going to some salon where I’m going to be overcharged for a mediocre cut because they spent all their money on the decor, and where I inevitably feel like I don’t fit in. I like the bare concrete floor and cinderblock walks of the barber shop, and I like that they play crude comedies on the tv instead of The View (I HATE The View). Wow, I went quite on the tangent there. ANYWAY, I’m lazy with my hair. I’ll spend 15 minutes doing my makeup, but throw my hair up in a messy bun because I’m out of time. Enter sea salt spray!

So I wash my hair, towel dry, then air dry until it’s just barely damp, then I spray my hair liberally, using my hands to scrunch my hair up. It gives my naturally wavy hair more definition while killing the frizz factor, and it smells AMAZING. Seriously, if you could bottle the scent of ocean breeze and coconut scented sunscreen, this is what it would smell like: heaven.

Winter Squash

Be it acorn, butternut or pumpkin, I truly love winter squash. I love it roasted in olive oil, in a savory stew, sweet with maple syrup, brown sugar and butter, used to top cottage pie instead of mashed potatoes, made into dessert. Just the other night I made this amazeballs recipe from Stupid Easy Paleo (although I used acorn squash because I’ve never seen delicata in my locale):

img_20151124_210959.jpgAnd if you recall, not long ago I raged against pumpkin spice everything by making a spicy Pumpkin and Chickpea Stew that I adored. Pumpkin pie has always been one of my favorite desserts, and I guarantee you I ate plenty of it yesterday! And a bonus? Squash is crazy good for you.

So that’s what I’m busy lovin’ right now. What are you lovin’ right now? 🙂


Happy Black Friday, I’m off to work!


9 thoughts on “A Few More of My Favorite Things”

  1. I am a hardcore NCIS fan, along with the New Orleans and LA versions. Grateful for football season, and Thanksgiving Day leftovers. Happy I overcame my fear of just cooking a turkey breast. Did it on Thanksgiving, and getting ready to put another one in the oven shortly! Anxious about moving…

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