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Besides sleeping, I have not spent more than an hour and a half at a time in my home over the last three days.

This is an exciting, transitional time for us as my husband gears up for his Master’s program and I try to see just how many jobs I can have at one time without igniting in a fit of spontaneous combustion.
on fireIts fun.

I have been living this week vicariously through a shell-like replica of myself fueled entirely by popsicles and caffeine.
In fact, one day, this robot person of mine had 3 shots of espresso and two cold brews in a matter of 4 hours.
cant-stop-drinking-coffeeShe’s amaaazing.

FLICKS: Heathers

Winona Ryder (Edward Scissorhands / Girl, Interrupted) plays Veronica, a member of her high school’s “it” clique composed of the polished prim-perfect girls who reign over their high school with an iron fist. Feeling discontent with her status, Veronica connects with the school’s mysterious, brooding bad boy J.D. (Christian Slater, Bed of Roses / Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) who wields an indifference to morality and consequences. In an effort to dismantle the school’s flawed hierarchy, Veronica finds herself spiraling down a slippery slope of corruption and scandal. Chaos ensues and she must find a way to reconcile her dissatisfaction with her good intentions.

In case you can’t tell from the trailer, this movie is one of the best the 80’s has to offer. Released in 1988, it is wrought with huge hair, wild makeup and great one liners like, “What’s your damage, Heather?!” CLASSIC.
It’s black comedy status has propelled this film to the rank of cult classic and warrants a watch if you can appreciate all manner of impropriety and dark humor.
PLUS vintage Christian Slater…

TUNES: “Wind of Change” by Scorpions

With that hauntingly captivating whistle melody, you can see why this is the best-selling single by any German artist EVER.
The song was originally released in 1990, but didn’t achieve notable success worldwide until the following year.
The lyrics celebrate glasnost, that is the period of reform for the judicial system in Russia especially around censorship, and the hope of peace in the communist states of Central and Eastern Europe.
So, not only is it SO catchy, but it also has significant meaning!
… unlike some other songs I know…
Rebecca-Black-fridayRebecca Black, please no.

EATS: Lemon and Parsley Orzo Risotto

photo by Cooking on a Budget

photo by Cooking on a Budget

We made this creamy concoction from Cooking on a Budget this week and could not get enough of it!
I had no qualms with eating the leftovers again back-to-back-to-back for dinner, then lunch, then dinner again because it was THAT yummy.
I highly encourage you to head on over here for the recipe so you can whip this up ASAP.

#CoffeeHangover, for real though.

Until next week, cheers!


7 comments on “#FridayFavorites

  1. Geoff
    June 26, 2015

    You’ve given me a possible goal in the future. Live on popsicles for a day.


  2. pechluck (@pechluck)
    June 26, 2015

    That risotto looks amazing and looks like it could be good freshly made and warm OR cold leftover…


  3. Blog To Taste
    June 29, 2015

    Powered by Popsicles- that could be a name of a new feature! Also, YES YES YES to all things Winona, young Christian Slater, and Scorpions.


  4. carrotbowl
    July 17, 2015

    Holy cow that’s not very much down time! But that’s how things go sometimes…the wax and wane of being busy. 🙂


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