1. Damages (Season 1, at least)
Everyone knows that summer sort of sucks when it comes to TV shows. Sure, we have Mad Men and True Blood—thank goodness—but there are no new episodes of my regular stand-by shows like the Office, 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, It’s Always Sunny in Philidelphia, etc.
Most recently, my husband and I have been watching Damages, wherein Glenn Close plays a powerful nutjob lawyer. It’s set up to follow one case per season, with a lot of flash-forward and flash-back scenes, so the viewer can try to figure out the mystery of what the fuck is exactly going on as the season unfolds—which I always typically enjoy.
The first season rocked my socks from beginning to end, but season two was pretty lukewarm until about episode six. I’m glad the plot is finally starting to heat up.
Ted Danson is a ridiculously dim CEO in the show, and the way he plays that character cracks me up.
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3. Dresden Die-Cuts
They’re kinda my new craft supply obsession, and I wish I had a few bits of all the different trims available. I’ve managed to score a few Halloween die-cuts that caught my fancy, and you’ll see what I’ve been creating with them in a few weeks. Here are a few places to browse for dresdens, if you’re
ready to become obsessed curious to see what they’re all about.
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2. Hard-boiled Eggs
This is going to sound strange to some of you, I know, but I’ve been on a hard-boiled egg kick. I like making batches of about a half dozen hard-boiled eggs, and then eating them for snacks throughout the week. I’ve always really liked hard-boiled eggs and love that they’re packed with protein-n-nutrients-n-shit, but I hadn’t made them in quite a long while. Until recently, that is.
Back in June there was an episode of the Adam Carolla podcast where Bob Odenkirk* was the guest, and he talked about how he always brings his own snack foods when he travels by airplane. When Adam asked him what he usually brings to eat on the plane, he said hard-boiled eggs, which he realized was a weird thing to bring as a snack. Then he talked about what a weird food hard-boiled eggs are in general, and how it seemed like such an old-fashioned food. Then he said, “It’s an egg—that’s been boiled!” in a crotchety old man voice, and it cracked up Chas and I so hard.
So I guess what I am saying is that I can thank Bob Odenkirk for inspiring my recent egg consumption. That’s the power of celebrity, people! Ha!