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This week in…: The eighth one in 2016

this week

  • Finished Remember Mia and The Flood Girls. Picked up Luckiest Girl Alive. Started Glass. Show Us Your Books is March 8, and I’ll have full reviews then.
  • Made grain free chocolate chip cookies. You can find the recipe here. Guys, they were so good, I don’t know that I can go back to making regular cookies. Even the child says she prefers them. 
  • Been listening to Theory of a Deadman’s “Blow”. Favorite lyric? Kanye West says rock is dead. Guess he’s off his meds again. Lost his mind about the time he got with that Kardashian. LOVE. IT.

 

  • Found and started recording this documentary series on Gen X. I haven’t been able to watch the first episode yet (second one airs tonight) but I’m really looking forward to watching it because I’m Gen X. And it’s narrated by Christian Slater. Yay!
  • Also binge watched the hell out of Brotherhood. Not the greatest show I’ve ever seen but addictive as hell. 
  • Put up the announcement about my pitch contest. I’m nervicited. That’s nervous and excited. I just hope I get some entries. 

nervicited

  • Apparently Judd Apatow has a new show on Netflix. One of the executive producers also graduated from the same high school he did. They reference a math teacher, Mr. Eldi. Mr. Eldi is a real person. I know that because he was my math teacher, too. So that’s pretty cool. Fun fact: he’s the only math teacher I had that got me not to hate math. I also wound up in his class after I failed a different one. 
  • Internet reads: This New Yorker piece on another side of Appalachia, which is really just a book review but it makes me really want to read the book. Make sure you go through the slide show of pictures. This millennial’s incredible response to that girl who was fired from Yelp (the author of the response is a repped, professional writer to she clearly has some talent. Should not detract at all from her point, though). If you don’t have a passport (or an expired one, like me) and still want to travel to some exotic places, here’s a list of six you can travel to. This excruciatingly long, but dead on balls accurate, video of a day in the life of a 1990 teenager (it’s real because he recorded his own life).
  • Funnies:

If I had to date, I’d totally do this

starbucks

What happens when I attempt to read any classic book

war and peace

EAT ALL THE FEELINGS

eat feelings

If I did weekend recap posts, this would be the weekend to do it because it’s nonstop packed with things to do. I am going to crash HARD on Sunday night. Hope you all have a great weekend, too!

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25 Comments

  1. SMD @ Life According to Steph

    Pinned the cookies, I’m intrigued.

    I also put Brotherhood on my Amazon watch list.

    I hated Luckiest Girl Alive. Godspeed!
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      I just have to remember that it’s in my Kindle before the 3 day warning that it’s going to expire.

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  2. Linda sheridan

    Awesome on the lyrics about Kanye. God knows what’s inside his head. The Gen-X series sounds good. I am a boring Baby Boomer. I had babies in 3 different decades-75,83,94! Goddess speed for a happy and productive weekend.
    Love. Steph’s. Momma.

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  3. Kelli

    I love the list of 6 places to go with no passport, now if I could just get there without getting sick. The great thing not only could you visit but someday potentially live there!
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      I definitely need to travel to some of them. I need a tropical vacation ASAP.

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  4. Tonya@Budget and the Beach

    What is the name of the gen x series! I want to check that out!
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    1. Mackenzie

      Yes, I want to know too. Sounds interesting 🙂
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      1. Jana (Post author)

        It’s called Generation X. It’s on the NatGeo channel.

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  5. Tanya @ A Mindful Migration

    The Starbucks meme is hilarious but I’m also going to remember it in case it ever happens to me! Good luck with your Twitter pitch contest. It sounds like fun and I wish I had something to pitch. 🙂 Have a great weekend!
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      Thanks! I’m excited for the contest. I hope I get some good pitches!

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  6. Kristin

    That’s interesting about the math teacher…I never had one who made me like math!

    Maybe I’ll check out Brotherhood…

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    1. Jana (Post author)

      The only time I liked math was when I had him as a teacher. Other than that, math is awful.

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  7. Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders

    I can’t believe that it’s almost time for my favorite linkup of the month! February has literally just flown by! That’s so awesome that Theory of a Deadman has those lyrics in their song, but I think that Kanye really went off the deep end before he married Kim. Love the funny about eating all your feelings because I totally do that too! Hope you have a great weekend!
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      Kanye is a lunatic. And I want to think his inflated ego is an act but I don’t think it is, which is horrifying.

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  8. Amber

    Is the new Judd show Love? I think someone else mentioned it. I might start to watch.

    Luckiest Girl Alive was good, but there were some parts that were hard to get through. But I liked it. I think it’ll be a movie soon.
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      It is! I haven’t watched it yet. Still binging my way through some Showtime shows.

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  9. kathy @ more coffee, less talky

    yes to those cookies! i use a similar recipe (if not the exact one) but i add mint choco chips instead 😀
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      I’m going to make them this weekend with the mint chips. YUM!!!

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  10. Amanda

    What’s Brotherhood all about? I haven’t heard of it but I’m always down to binge watch some shit.
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      It’s about this family in Rhode Island where one brother is a criminal and the other is a state representative and how they affect each other’s lives. I think that’s probably way too simple of an summary, though. I recommend the show if you can get the episodes for free.

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  11. lisacng @ expandng.com

    I wish I could find a cookie recipe that uses coconut flour instead. On my way to find one now :).
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      Good luck! I am not a fan of coconut flour so let me know how yours turn out.

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  12. Nadine

    Ohhhh I have all the ingredients to make those cookies at home!!! YES!!!!!!!!! Sorry, I got way too excited about that. I cant even begin to imagine what going to school is like these days. I see snippets from my nieces and nephews but it has to be so different than from how we were! I will have to check out this documentary you are talking about, what is it called?
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  13. Nadine

    Oh and did you use the exact almond flour she did or just any old almond flour…just wondering….
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      I used whatever was in the house. I wasn’t going shopping for a different almond flour than the one I had just bought.

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