Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Let's Dish

Hey there!  It's been a while.  We have a ton of catching up to do!

1.  Since we're the sickest people I know we, of course, came down with the stomach bug.  We couldn't have the 24 hr bug that most people are getting.  No!!!  We got the 4 day bug that includes fever, cold chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, exhaustion, and leg cramps.  Today is day 4 and come he!! or high water, I'm leaving this house tomorrow!  This bug strangely ends with a horrible cough that, of course, Baby Girl got.  She hasn't eaten since Saturday.  I feel so awful for her.  We get this stupid thing every single February (and usually April too).  I was really hoping we could break our tradition this year....

2.  I'm not ashamed to admit that I went to see "50 Shades Of Gray."  I actually enjoyed the movie.  I didn't expect to like it since I liked the books and they're always so much better than the movie.  The theater made the premiere into a huge party.  There was a red carpet with a "Christian Gray" look-alike taking pictures with everyone and handing out plastic handcuffs.  There were shots, pole dancing vendors, and much more.  We laughed so much.  The great part was that I didn't even lose my faith or my husband (said in my most sarcastic voice).  I didn't go to support the sex slave trade or the abuse of women.  It was a fictional movie and I went as a consenting, Christian, adult woman. I'm reeeeeeeeallllllllllly sick of all of the FaceBook slander.  Most of the people casting judgment didn't read the books or see the movie.  I'll just leave it at that (though I could go on and on and on).  

3.  We just finished binge watching Homeland.  It was good.  Real good.  I'm going to miss Carrie and Saul in my life every night kind of good.  The only thing that is getting me through this rough withdrawal period is the fact that House of Cards Season 3 will be ready to stream for our viewing pleasure on Friday.  I CAN'T WAIT!!!!  What a brilliant show!

4.  I'm a closet hoarder.  I have to force myself to throw things away, especially clothes.  I realized that I've had the same oven mitt since 1998.  That's 17 years.  I'm pretty sure I bought it at Wal-Mart for under $10.  If you do the (fuzzy) math, I basically made money on that investment.  I put her to rest this weekend.  It was hard, but it was time.  Good grief.  What is my problem?

5.  If you're local or visiting Charleston anytime soon, you must eat at 167 Raw.  It's across from Harris Teeter on East Bay Street.  It's some of the best seafood in town. I had the best lobster roll that's ever crossed my lips and some "smack yo' mama it's so good" guacamole, ceviche, and chips.  MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.

6.  Speaking of Harris Teeter, if you live near one make sure to pick up their stainless steel cleaner.  It's their own "your home" brand.  Nothing shines my fridge like that stuff.  It's super greasy so spray it on your paper towel over the sink and prepare to be amazed!

7.  I discovered these little eye treatment pads on Instagram.  The gorge Molly Sims swears by them and who doesn't want to look like her?!  They're perfect for a pre-event pamper and they help tighten those little, fine (or not so fine) lines under your eyes.  It's $30 for a pack of 8 which comes out to be $3.75 a treatment.  Not too shabby!!!!

8.  Now that I've scared you with that picture, let's talk about how unscary Lady GaGa sounded at the Oscars.  We can forgive her for her atrocious red carpet dress.  Rumor is that she's going to be on "American Horror Story" next season.  Guess who will be watching?  This girl!

9.  It goes without saying that we're all SICK AND TIRED of winter.  Good golly.  Will it ever end?  The only thing worse about a snow day is an un-snow day.  Charleston is famous for calling off school, work, and life in general when the temperatures start to drop.  It's maddening.  Enough already.  Between all of the holidays, teacher work days, parent conference days, sick days, and "snow" days, I think Baby Girl has been to school 8 times since the holidays.

10.  Thanks to Amanda's advice (from Meet @ the Barre), I am now using the mother of all mascaras.  This stuff doesn't budge, lengthens and thickens to the max, and washes off with my normal make-up remover (DHC Oil).  It's basically perfection.  Get you some.

p.s.  Why do I drink Baby Mama Juice?  Because we've had 4 house showings in the last 2 weeks.  I think we're getting close!!!  


  1. Right there with you on your thoughts about 50 shades. People get verrry high and mighty and are very quick to throw out judgment and accusations....if only there was a far more constructive place for all of that passion ;)

  2. Thanks for the 167 Raw suggestion. We're thinking of possibly going to charleston in the Fall. Hope you guys feel better soon xo

  3. We all got that same nasty bug. My kids were both out of school the week before Christmas with it, so essentially they were home for 3 weeks. I nearly lost my sanity and there isn't much left to begin with. :-). Now I have a sore throat again. I feel like I've been sick alllll winter.

    I so need to watch Homeland and House of Cards but we don't have streaming netflix! There is some other doohickey we can get to watch them. I need to open my wallet and just do it.

    I LOVED Gaga's performance. Her voice just stunned me. It's like an angel singing. I can't wait to watch her if she's on American Horror! I have loved her from the beginning never knew her voice was almost operatic.

    Our weather is so sad. It's freeeeeezing and supposed to be 10-20 degrees warmer than it is. Hang in there Mama!

  4. So glad you are on the outs of that nasty bug. We are seriously the sickest family I know so it's comforting to hear I'm not alone - and like clockwork, we get nailed every October + February so cheers to that mama! Must try that mascara...sounds perfect!

  5. I agree with everything you said abt 50 Shades. I wish I could see the next TWO MOVIES NOW!
    Chris is excited abt House of Cards.
    167 Raw sounds awesome! Girl's lunch soon!
    Hope you guys feel better! I have been blowing up your phone over the last few days- and you guys are sick! Sorry girl!

  6. Ohhh my fellow mascara junkie! I *just* tried that on in Nordstrom yesterday. I didn't end up buying it bc I wanted to try it and see how it held up throughout the day. I loved how much it lengthened but mine flaked off a lot under my eye. Though it could've been an old tester tube now that I think of it. Loved your thoughts on 50 Shades. I need to go see it asap! And I must go to 167 Raw when I come back!!!

  7. You're hilarious! I laughed at your commentary through this post. Sorry you're sick - ugh!! Thank you for the reminder of 167 raw

  8. i hope you and your family feel better soon!! im sure this nasty weather isnt helping either! hopefully it warms up soon....and GOOD luck with your house!!! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  9. Haha your 50 shades comments kill me. My mom read the books, saw the movie, loved the movie. I however never read the books and movies are so dang pricey that I figured I could wait until it came out. I have no problem with the FICTIONAL story that it tells. But wow I love seeing everyone getting their undies in a bunch over it. It's made for multiple hilarious office place arguments.

    I'm so pro-Gaga. Since the very beginning. She's always been brilliant, strange, whatever. But it's always worked for her. No one could mimic that and get away with it. I really think she's the new-age Madonna. I was obsessed with her at the Oscars. I couldn't stop staring at her ring, and I couldn't help but laugh when Julie Andrews hugged her. I'd bet money Julie Andrews whispered in Gaga's ear, "you were so much better than Carrie Underwood." (;

  10. I hated how Homeland ended this last season, so they better redeem themselves with the next season ;) YES to House of Cards. I know what I'm doing this weekend haha. 50 Shades is what it is and yes, so sick of all the drama surrounding it as well!

  11. Hope you all are healthy soon!! Great, now I have to try that mascara...just when I thought I was happily married to my old standby CG Lashblast.

  12. I’ve been wanting to try 167 Raw so badly! That lobster roll looks delicious! Hope everyone feels better soon!

  13. Yeah!!!!!!!! I am so glad you love that YSL mascara!!! I feel that you are totally like me with the high standards/expectations of mascara and that one is really the ultimate especially that it washes off with regular methods.....they're real! would never come off my lashes! People are so ridiculous with the 50 shades I mean it's supposed to be fantasy stop taking things so literally! I loved Homeland and can't wait to see next season!!

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