Here’s a disturbingly random roundup of the stories, recipes and images I loved this week, coupled with a few thoughts. On your mark, get set, vamos:
1. I dare you not to laugh at the Amazon reviews of this Avery Durable View Binder with 2 inch EZ-Turn Rings in white. That wit, my friends, is what makes me proud to be a Democrat. Well, that and their compassion for all walks of life, social programs, steadfast belief in science and overall good sense.
2. This video of Katy Perry singing with an 11-year old autistic girl at a fundraiser will make you cry gigantic tears. Lovely.
3. When I offered Lotte a piece of toast with her bowl of oatmeal this morning her response was, “No. I don’t want to get fat.” She’s four and a half. Cue more gigantic tears.
4. This vegan roasted butternut squash, apple and caramelized onion pizza is YES. Dip that pizza crust in the leftover white bean garlic puree. Uh huh. That’s right. I shaved on a smidge of parmesan for Pete and LJ just because.
5. Stay tuned for this disaster:
6. We’re contemplating taking in a Bernese Mountain dog to add to our snooge collection. That would make it two fish, one 80 pound elderly black lab, one hissing Halloween kitty and a gigantic furball monster of the Swiss Alps. Too much? Nah.
7. I am TERRIFIED by the fact that these people exist, procreate and breathe the same air as my daughter. They vote, people, so please make sure you do too. (Although only if you’re voting the same way as I am. If not, haven’t you heard? The election has been changed to the end of November.)
8. You know what I really enjoy? When the Jets win. You know what I enjoy even more? When the Patriots lose.
9. I started running this week. Again. Take 9,876. Usually when I start a jogging regimen I go too hard too fast, feel gaggy, hurt my shins and quit. After crowd sourcing on facebook and getting heaps of good advice, I’m all in. Part of me wants to register for a race in the spring, but knowing my competitive drive I would probably try to WIN the race like a jackass, hurt myself and never run again. I race people who jog past me on the street, unbeknownst to them.
***One of the most commonly-held beliefs about parent and lifestyle bloggers is that we should keep our politics off the page in order to not alienate readers, advertisers and possible sponsors. My beliefs are what make me who I am, though, so…no. Sorry if I offend.
Enjoy your weekend! xo