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Weekly six pack, 2017, v13

Quick list this week:

Reading. Finished Brother, currently in the middle of The Roanoke Girls, picked up Searching for John Hughes. Next Show Us Your Books is April 11.

Watching. Season 4 of Orphan Black. I’m pleased Amazon finally has it available for free. Free is always for me. 

Listening. S-Town. This is the weirdest, most pointless podcast I have ever listened to but holy shit was it fascinating. It probably bears a second listen to maybe pick up what I missed but right now, my feedback is that it’s a 7 part eulogy for a bizarre genius in Alabama who committed suicide.

Trying. Hand lettering, brush lettering. Whatever it’s called, I’m giving it a shot. It looks so pretty and I normally have decent handwriting so it seems like a good fit. And major props to the amazing Rebecca Jo for sending me some tutorials! 

Wanting. To try these especially since my stupid gluten free stomach won’t allow me to enjoy beer anymore and vodka tonics get boring: 

Laughing

 

Hope you guys have a great weekend! We have our next to last regular season competition on Sunday (hooray!) and I’m contemplating using IG stories for the first time to give you an inside peek at what I go through at those (it’s…interesting and I’m not allowed to share video of the child’s squad performing or I go to cheer jail. Not even a joke).  If not this weekend, next weekend for our last one for sure. Provided I remember.

 

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39 Comments

  1. Linda Sheridan

    Those beverages interest me ! Lol on the group texts!
    I don’t really mind them that much but I’m not working
    Or totally busy. I so wish I had the phone and picture taking abilities when my kids were involved in activities from a young age. I would have awesome footage!
    I love it now and capture so many priceless moments. Lola is not on social media, but the stuff I get is
    So precious and I send to her parents and to my Stephanie and Lori. I can also look at them when I miss her !! Have a glorious weekend.
    Love. Steph’s Momma

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    1. Jana (Post author)

      My parents do the same with pictures of their grandkids!

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  2. kathy @ more coffee, less talky

    pretty sure wine is gluten free since it’s just squashed grapes.

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    1. Jana (Post author)

      I don’t like wine πŸ™

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  3. SMD @ Life According to Steph

    So my company runs a Malt Madness tournament and my one coworker doesn’t eat gluten and brought in gluten-free beer. Do you want me to get the name for you? I think it might be Omission. In a blind taste test, it was liked!

    From Brother to Roanoke Girls…LOLOL

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    1. Jana (Post author)

      That’d be great! Thanks!

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  4. Tonya@Budget and the Beach

    I must have crossed a LOT of people! πŸ™‚ Have you seen that cheer reality show on Netflix? I forget the names? They are some world champions from Canada. Who knew Canada was so into cheerleading? Anyhoo, though your daughter might like it!

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    1. Jana (Post author)

      I have not seen it or heard of it but I will check it out. Not sure I can handle it, though. Most cheer moms make me crazy.

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  5. Audrey

    I’ve been wanting to try the hard sparkling only because it looks refreshing. I like sweet alcohol but then I wake up with sugar-induced hangovers. Bleh.
    I think hand lettering looks awesome, too. I’ve been thinking about dipping my toes.
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      You should do it! If it sucks you don’t have to share. That’s my plan anyway.

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  6. Akaleistar

    I’ve heard good things about The Roanoke Girls!

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    1. Jana (Post author)

      It’s quite good. Messed up, but good.

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  7. Beth

    Ooh I didn’t know they’re making a Not Your Mother’s Iced Tea now! No good about not being able to have beer, you have my sympathies! I’ve wanted to try hand lettering as well, I think it’s harder than it looks!

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    1. Jana (Post author)

      I think I learned about it on IG. And iced tea is my favorite drink so I’m super excited!

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  8. Rebecca Jo

    Cant wait to see how your hand lettering goes!!! Have fun with it!!!
    I’m listening to S-Town… it just freaks me out because the main CRAZY guy – he sounds JUST LIKE a guy I used to know .. like I would swear it was him. I’m just on Episode 2. If work would leave me alone today πŸ˜‰ haha – I would get through the whole thing!

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    1. Jana (Post author)

      John is certifiably insane but he definitely makes things interesting!

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  9. Kim

    I’ve been diggin Truly Spiked & Sparkling. I’ve tried all three flavors but grapefruit is my favorite.

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    1. Jana (Post author)

      I’ll have to look for it. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  10. Nadine

    Group texts are the worst!!!! I really love seeing all of Rebecca’s hand lettering things. My hand writing is sort of meh, so I don’t think it is something I would be good at. I hope you share some of yours!

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    1. Jana (Post author)

      I’ll try to share but you know I’m terrible at remembering to share anything.

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  11. Trish @ The Trish List

    I keep looking at the hand lettering kits. They are so interesting. I think I am going to try a kit!

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    1. Jana (Post author)

      There’s a ton of stuff on Pinterest so you probably don’t even need to spend money at first.

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  12. Charlotte

    Group texts are like the bane of my existence so that last meme made me chuckle πŸ™‚

    That’s neat you’re doing hand lettering! I am always fascinated by those calligraphy instagram accounts!

    I’ve never heard of S Town but will check it out. Hope you have a great weekend, momma, and so happy to have you in the group πŸ™‚ XOXO
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      Group text make me crazy.

      Thanks! I’m excited to get to know you guys!

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  13. Heather Lockhart

    I’m loving S-Town. Agree that it’s super weird, but I can’t stop listening. Side note: Maybe shouldn’t have ruined the episode two plot twist for those that haven’t listened? But your blog, do what you want!

    Deep Eddy is a local Austin vodka distillery. They have a delish orange and grapefruit vodka that is my jam when I get bored from regular old vodka soda. So, may be worth a try!

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    1. Jana (Post author)

      Didn’t even think about the spoiler since most people I know have already listened.

      I hate anything orange flavored so I’ll have to pass on that.

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  14. Laura

    I am literally listening to S-Town at this very minute. I’m on episode 4. It’s so weird but so intriguing. I wouldn’t say I love it, but I can’t stop listening. I’m interested to hear how the rest of the episodes go!

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    1. Jana (Post author)

      Let me know when you’re done. I’m confused about the end. We can discuss.

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  15. ShootingStarsMag

    Coming over from the Peaceful Posse FB group – love it!

    Looks like you’re reading a lot of awesome books. I can’t wait for the next Show Us Your Books link up. I’ve been listening to My favorite murder when I walk. It’s really good!

    -Lauren
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    1. Jana (Post author)

      I have heard good things about that one but haven’t listened yet. I spend a good amount of time on True Crime Garage.

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  16. Shann Eva

    Love Orphan Black. I actually rented the last season from our library. I’m all about free too. That drink looks pretty good.

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    1. Jana (Post author)

      I hadn’t wanted to try it but someone recommended it so I did and it’s absolutely addictive. So weird and twisted.

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  17. Dawn

    I’ll be looking for a post with a review for the Iced Tea! I’m a huge fan of iced tea, in general, and that means Twisted Teas, when it comes to cocktails. I hope Not Your Mom’s is awesome! Hanks is also a fav of mine. Not a beer girl, AT.. ALL. EnjoY!

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    1. Jana (Post author)

      Not sure I’ll review it here but I’ll try to remember to do it on IG!

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  18. jpm

    EEEK I don’t mind group texts. Well I take that back I like them from my co-workers and sometimes my family will do them with funny contests like ” when will be the first day it hits 90 degrees?
    I am not a drinker at all but I did try not your grandfather’s root beer last summer. Like I said I am not a drinker so I didn’t enjoy it but everyone else raved about the drink.
    I used to work with a woman who coached cheer on the side it took up most of her life. Good luck this weekend but I don’t want you to end up in cheer jail I am sure it exists.

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  19. Christina

    Ooh, I wanna try that Henry’s sparkling drink! I thought S-Town was weird and pointless, but also really good. Each episode was something totally different from the one before and I liked that.

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  20. Allison

    Ah, S-Town. I hadn’t heard of it, then my coworker asked me if I’d listened because I loved Serial. I feel like as SOON as he said that, I saw people posting about it EVERYWHERE. It popped up on social media feeds and it seemed like the entire world was listening and loving it. Once I got over my hipster/curmudgeon attitude (when everyone is obsessed with something I start to lose interest on principal) and decided to maybe give it a shot, I started hearing it falls apart after ep. 3 or so, and then people TURNED on it. What’s the verdict here?!?!

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  21. Lindsay

    I hope the competition went well for your daughter yesterday. This may be a silly question but, why no video, though? So other teams can’t steal routines? Or see how well other teams are doing/training?
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  22. Stephanie

    Oo I definitely want to try that iced tea drink!

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