What Is It About Jewish Guys?

I always thought it was just me that just found Jewish guys irresistible. I figured it had something to do with being Jewish myself and having spent my formative years at a Jewish private school being surrounded by Jewish boys. Then as I got older I realized that a lot of the really cute and popular actors are Jewish and lots of women love them. What is it about them?

This idea first came to me when I thought again (as it’s occurred to me before) that I am actually sexually attracted to Seth Rogen. Now, I don’t think there is anything wrong with him but he’s not exactly Brad Pitt (who btw is way too pretty boy for me but that’s another conversation). I admit, I tend to like guys who aren’t perfect looking and I love guys who are funny. So a big part of my appeal of guys is their personality but also I like a quirky quality to their looks like a crooked smile.

My own husband isn’t at all Jewish but looks a bit Jewish.

You can see a more comprehensive list here but I don’t agree with some of them on their list or the order.


My First Week Of Coconut Oil

I’d heard of coconut oil for a while, especially from my brother, but I figured it was just another one of those health things that would eventually disappear and it would be another thing…like kale. But on this past Saturday I found myself feeling really run down to the point of just giving up on the day. I had a headache, felt hot and had zero energy, it was miserable. I was on Pinterest when I came across a pin that linked to a blog post about everything coconut oil does. I saw something about how it could help hypothyroidism, which I have and that a spoonful of it could boost your energy. We happened to have a container of it in the pantry (actually it was there to make this recipe) and I just took the plunge. Taking a raw spoonful was…weird but doable. I’d much prefer mix it in with something else.

I made a delicious banana chocolate coconut smoothie on Monday with it, including coconut milk. I highly recommend this. Ingredients: 1 cup coconut milk, 1 banana, tbsp flaxseed, cocoa powder, chocolate whey protein powder, 1 spoonful of coconut oil.

On Tuesday I was having a rough morning and hadn’t made a smoothie and grabbed a latte on the way to work. I decided to mix the coconut oil into my latte and it worked out ok enough. If I take the lid off I’m sure I’ll see beads of oil in it but I”m just ignoring it and it’s fine.

On Wednesday I put more in my latte, it was fine, nothing to share on that.

On Thursday I had another smoothie with it.

Overall it was pretty good and I’m not keeping up with it like I’d hoped, as usual, but I have hopes of getting back on the healthy train again this coming week and using more.


HIMYM Came Full Circle

I’m sad that so many people didn’t enjoy the ending because Barney and Robin didn’t end up together. When Dawson’s Creek ended I was disappointed that she didn’t end up with Dawson but I didn’t write the entire show off because I didn’t get the ending I wanted. In the end I cried because a show I loved and characters I’d followed along with for years were saying goodbye. Same with Felicity, I always knew she’d never end up with Noel and it sucked, hard, but in the end I still loved the show and was sad to say goodbye. Same with Skins and Skins crushed me over and over and over again.

While I’m not surprised, I do find it unfortunate that so many people are saying the entire show was a waste of time because of the finale. So the Swarley episode was a complete waste of your time? Was the Naked Man a waste of your time? Was the Slap Bet a waste of your time also? If so, I am really sad that the entire show was washed away by one episode.

I admit, I didn’t think for the last several years that Ted and Robin would end up together. Well, I had a small hope mostly because it always came back to the two of them and either the writers were just stringing me along or there was something more there. There was also that bet Marshall had with Lily about whether Ted would end up with Robin and that she said he should pay up because clearly Ted and Robin were over food good and Marshall replies with “Not yet.” I think that kind of told us how it would end but even I wasn’t sold on that, obviously, given that Robin turned him down and it appeared her and Barney were on their way to getting back together.

Was the ending perfect? No. I would have fleshed out the mother part more over the last season and I would have done more with Ted and Robin so it didn’t feel so rushed. But in the end it was about Ted’s journey, his friends and his undying love for Robin. He loved her from afar for so many years despite there being little to know hope. He fell in love with the mother and was able to move on and when life didn’t go as planned he found himself still in love with Robin after all those years. It felt right to me and I wish it had felt right to everyone else too. This was a messy journey, such as life, and I enjoyed all the ups and downs.


Kristen and Jason Say We Rule

Well, technically they said She RULES but I’m just gonna go with We rule, as we both do.

So I contacted Rob Thomas (creator of Veronica Mars) about this Fan of the Week thing they had going and I was trying to win for my stepdaughter:

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I noticed that this week they hadn’t posted the Fan of the Week, even though I knew we’d lost this week I figured we’d win next week. I was concerned if they didn’t post this week for the winner next week might go to them and then it would be over basically. I wanted to win this before we saw the movie and share it with my stepdaughter.

So at the end of the week I decided I’d try contacting Rob Thomas, because why not? Pretty quickly I got response and it was just awesome:

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Getting On My Green Monster

Made a deal with my co-worker we’d both make a Green Monster for the morning. We even took a trip to Trader Joe’s at lunch to pick up some extra stuff. I gave her some tips about making spinach ice cubes and then we thought also you could do that with almond milk probably.

So I prepared my Monster before I went to bed last night and here is what I put together:

  • 3 cups spinach (spinach ice cubes to be exact)
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 2 cups bananas
  • 2 cups (or rather just a whole can) of coconut milk
  • Flax seed
  • Vanilla protein powder

 

All my fruit is in my freezer, I even cut up my bananas fresh and put them in the freezer so I can make this whenever I want and not panic trying to make it before stuff goes bad. Anyway, the result, it was perfect and delicious.

 


This Winter Is Torturing Me

Our driveway cannot fit more snow and still fit our cars.

When you walk out of our back door there is a WALL of snow.

I left work early the other day only to get stuck in the brunt of the storm and the visibility was so bad I took the wrong exit and wanted to die.

I am running out of ET at work (Earned Time I can use to take days off) and will probably lose actual pay at this point.

Snow got stuck in the wheal or something driving in on my birthday and I burst into tears because it seemed my car was fucked up and I had just spent a ton of money to fix it last month.

I have given up going to the gym because I can barely get out of my house. So I’m either stuck at home by the snow or working extra hours and too tired by the time I’m heading home.

We only need a little more snow to not be able to see our back deck anymore.

Why did my parents have to raise us in New England? Why couldn’t it have been like…Hawaii?

 


Top 5 Feel Good Shows

These are the shows that I watch when I’m moody or just want to escape the world. These are shows I’ve watched several times.

5. Gilmore Girls - I put this at the bottom of the list because it’s not available for streaming on Netflix or Hulu, so that means you have to find another way to spend a Saturday watching it. Someday if I have any money I might buy the whole set but that’s a big undertaking. Still, the show is charming and genuinely funny.

4. New Girl/The Mindy Project - These shows are seriously funny but both pretty new and similar in the style of the show. A nice day would be to watch both shows, mix it up. Also the lead of both shows are quirky girls I can relate to and they are surrounded by cute/funny guys. Win!

3. Skins - I love this show it can be really fun and really great as an escape (as I’m not British or a teenager) however it can be very dark and I’ve cried several times on this show so I usually only watch a few fun shows of this at a time if I’m in a blue mood. Maybe not season 4, that one was not much fun at all.

2. Greek - I never in a million years thought I’d like an ABC Family show about Greek fraternities and sororities (I’m not a fan in real life) but the show is so fun and easy and lighthearted.

There aren’t really any funniest moments of Greek on youtube (total shame) so here is a fun clip I love.

1. Veronica Mars - I wasn’t sure about this show given how dark it can be but somehow I feel good watching it, probably because it’s really funny and Veronica is just as sassy as it gets. Luckily I own all 3 seasons so you might have to buy it yourself (you should) or just rent it from the library.


The Little Things – Part One

Idea from Schmutzie.

There is a lot of crap going on in my life lately but I don’t really post about it because it’s depressing. Basically chronic back pain, weight problems, work commute problems, no money and me the only one with a job. So that’s all just kind of a given at this point in my life. I do try to take time to appreciate the little things in my life that make me happy and I’m so glad they are there otherwise I’m not sure what I’d do.

1. A day home with nothing to do but watch fun shows (often shows I’ve seen several times before).
2. One of my cats wanting to actually spend time with me or maybe even cuddle a bit.
3. Homemade nachos.
4. Being snowed in with no responsibilities other than shoveling.
5. Casually doing chores like laundry and cleaning because there is no pressure so it’s kind of fun.


Best Store Bought Mac & Cheese

Let’s not pretend that any of us really want to make this stuff from scratch. I realize how awful the Kraft Mac & Cheese is but it’s so damn good. Something my husband and I learned over the years (as we’ve had night we don’t want to cook and want something easy and yummy) that Mac & Cheese is an easy option to choose. We try not to choose it to often but in the winter it happens more than I’d like to admit.

Something we learned recently was that there is one kind of Kraft M&C that is FAR better than another kind and I was thinking everyone needed to know this STAT. We used to always get the original brand, because that’s what you get.

Then I remembered that once I had the Three Cheese shells and loved it so even though my husband was skeptical we got a package of the shells just to give it a try. We both agreed the shells were far superior to the original elbows and we still comment sometimes about how much better the shells are and why anyone would bother with the stupid original kind.

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Maybe someday when life calms down a bit we’ll try and find a recipe that we can make, that’s a bit healthier, that is similar to the store bought three cheese shells. For now, these do the trick when we need it.


How Pinterest Has Made My Life Easier (or just more fun)

It’s funny because now in my life if something doesn’t work right I go to Pinterest to figure out how to make it easier. I love simplifying things and finding an easier way of doing things. I’m someone that continually tries to find the quickest and easiest way to drive from one place to the next.
So here are some of the things from Pinterest that have made my life easier:

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I have a lot of hair elastics and they end up all over the place. I like to carry a bunch with me in my bag but trying to fish one out can be annoying. Then I saw this idea on Pinterest and I was like duh, this was a really obvious and genius idea!

Using rings (Pinterest suggested shower rings but I used binder rings because I had them) to hang up tank tops in the closet. I hate folding tank tops and putting them in drawers because then I go searching for a tank top and end up messing up the whole drawer, this works nicely.

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This was a cute bracelet idea, which I have yet to give to my friends. It’s pretty easy but the board the clip were a way to make it just a tad easier to put it down in the middle of working on it.

I saw this one day and thought, well this isn’t something we need but kind of a cool idea. So now we have a place to put a nice book for guests.

I had these pair of pants that the zipper would always slip down but the pants were still in great condition and ones I wore to work often. So I looked it up on Pinterest and Voila! This is an easy fix and works perfectly.

We love making new recipes and we tried to keep recipes on cards in a recipe box thingy but that just didn’t work for us. So then I saw an idea on the magic website about printing out recipe cards and putting them in a photo album.