Slacking on Saturday, Looking at Things I Love or Want

Heather says:

I’m going to try out something a little new. It’s not going to show up on the front page and it’s not going out in the daily or weekly email. I will set it up to have its own RSS feed and email, so if it’s something you’re interested in it’ll be easy to follow.

Look for the category “Crave It”

It’ll be a mishmash of things that have caught my eye based on whatever.

Of course there will be cookbooks, kitchen items, and appliances.

Maybe it’ll be a recipe that caught my eye:

Like this peanut butter sesame noodle dish I’ve been thinking about all week:

However, I’m not going to stick to only that. I’m a tech nerd and I’m lusting after a Samsung Galaxy Note II GT-N7100, which I will NOT be buying until the next version comes out and the price drops or my upgrade rolls around. I can’t, at this time justify shelling out that much. However, I do pick it up and love on it whenever I run across it in the wild.

It could be an app I’ve found useful or entertaining:

Stitcher anyone? Spotify?

Maybe it’s a website. I stumbled across this one while working:

Djarling Dreams. I just like her food photos. Y’all know I’m a sucker for pretty food pictures.

It could be a movie I have fallen head over heels in love with:

Mary and Max perhaps the sweetest movie I have seen in years. It’s darkly funny, but hopeful. I wish it had been released in America, I don’t know how I stumbled upon it, but I’ve watched it multiple times over the past few months. It’s claymation, but definitely not for children. Do I cry? A few tears leak out, but nothing like when I watch Steel Magnolias or The Mighty. I also love the music and my boss over at FeedBlitz mentioned that it’s by the Penguin Café Orchestra and I’ve found it to be perfect background music for work. (I find lyrics distracting)

Last weekend, while high as a kite on pain medicine from my car accident, I watched Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.

 I don’t know if it was the pain meds or if the movie was truly that enjoyable. Then again, I’m an unapologetic fan of Steve Carell, I just want him for a friend.

It could be music. Despite what I linked above, I’m pretty much stuck in the 90s Alternative genre. Take it or leave it, I won’t make you listen.

Lately, it’s been dresses. Conference season is coming up, this means I have to look presentable and professional and then there are the evening networking events. I’m not a fashionista, so don’t expect a ton of variety, but I’m starting to find my own style and ModCloth seems to be my go-to.

Currently, I’m looking at this:

Mount San Jacinto Dress in Blue

Unfortunately I have a moratorium on buying anything blue, but I may make an exception here. Would you?

As I noted, this is an experiment, but you’re welcome to join or not. If you see something you think I may love, feel free to shoot it to me and maybe I’ll include it in a future update.

I just wanted to have something fun and a little me around here. Don’t get me wrong, despite the lack of updates from me lately, car wreck, followed by another round of the creeping crud, I’m bound and determined to keep up around here. I’m not tossing out six years of hard work.


  1. Tater says

    Pretty dress! Nothing special around here but I am looking to the future a bit. There are things that MUST be done before school is out and vacation starts. Have faith. Spring is just around the corner and the creeping crud is on the way OUT.

    • says

      I hope so. Beyond the car accident there was some stressful stuff this week and since I’m terrible at handling stress well, I internalize it, which invariably tends to result in my getting sick. So it was one of those perfect set-ups for whatever bug was lurking.

      Shhh I don’t even want to think about school being out. I’ll have to solve a sitter situation by then.

  2. says

    I’ve watched some movies, this week, that I thought were worth mention. The Odd Life of Timothy Green is something the kids can watch and is very interesting and entertaining. I also enjoyed Extremely Loud and Incredibly Outrageous. I didn’t cry, but a friend of mine mentioned he’d seen it twice and cried.

    I like this post. I will consider one of my own after I get through figuring out my crisis posts. I hope you are feeling better since the accident. Hugz, Heidi

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