Thursday, June 19, 2014

ice cream and free stuff and theories, whoa.

Friday. Five Favorites. Enough alliteration, let's go.

OMG ice cream: I've been wanting to try Jeni's Ice Cream for a while now so I went to get it at Whole Foods and saw it was $10 a pint which is kind of insane. Andrew noticed Steve's Ice Cream on the next shelf and the flavors sounded delightful. I deferred to him to pick (I'm indecisive) and we ended up with Mexican Chili Chocolate - divine. Rich chocolate, a kick of pepper, and a few chunks throughout that are kind of like chocolate covered rice crispies. At $5.50 per pint, it's a little bit of a splurge but divided by the suggested four servings (which we actually stuck to!), it isn't too bad. I want to try the NOLA coffee and donuts next time. (You guys should know by now that this is not sponsored - I just share food when I'm excited about it).



Favorite Theory: Can we talk about 24 for a sec? If you've watched the show, then you might know about the "silent beeps" - basically, after a major character dies or someone sacrifices themselves, the beeps on the clock go silent. On Monday's episode (spoiler alert) someone died selflessly and there were audible beeps... so did he really die? My theory is that Chloe did something to what the bad guys were seeing on the camera and Jack got him out just in time so if that happens, you heard it here first.

Free stuff: I'm in charge of handling reservations for a conference room at work and I prefer to do it on a paper calendar. Not one to waste money on something so basic, I normally print boring templates off the internet for this purpose. I came across these cute calendar pages earlier this week and I fully intend to have an upgraded calendar for 2015. It's Erin Condren pretty without the price tag.

Favorite Funny: I read a list of things that kids born in 2000 wouldn't know about, and since my niece was, I decided to ask her about a few things. I asked her what a pound sign was. She tried to fist bump me and asked if she was right. Oh goodness. Kids today will not be able to work the voice mail at their offices in ten years! I felt so old.

Long Weekend: My nieces are in town this week so I'm taking off today and Monday to hang out with them and just do regular weekend things. Then, I have jury duty on Tuesday, so I won't be back at work until Wednesday and doing stuff will likely diminish my desire to sit in front of a computer so you may see less of me. I'll still be on twitter and instagram, of course. It feels really presumptuous to tell you this but at the same time, I always wonder where people went if they're MIA from their blogs for too long. So pretend like you asked and I'm not just a jerk thinking you'll notice, okay?


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28 comments:

  1. The ice cream sounds really good!! Your theory sounds good but I didn't watch the episode. The fist bump over the pound sign is too cute! Hope you have fun with your nieces!!!

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  2. ooo yay! thanks for the link to the calendars. i will be using the color printer at work, thankyouverymuch lol.

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  3. OMG so just yesterday I was asking my sister (who's in the process of moving to NYC for her first-ever grown up job) if she was having a Jessie Spano moment. She had no idea what I was talking about. I felt about a million years old.

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  4. aw enjoy your long weekend!

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  5. The ice cream sounds interesting...I will have to look to see if we get it here. That is too funny she gave you a fist bump :) Hope you have lots of fun with the nieces and a great weekend!!

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  6. hahahahahahahahaha "i asked my neice what a pound sign was and she went to fist bump me" HAHAHAHAHA this is so silly!!

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  7. Haha OMG the pound sign! Do you have the link to the list?

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  8. Ice cream is seriously one of my favorite things in the world! That chocolate ice cream sounds wonderful. Yeah, $10 for a pint of ice cream is crazy!

    Have fun with your nieces!

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  9. $10 for a pint of ice cream is insane! But that other ice cream sounds sooo good. :)

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  10. I would pay $10 for two tablespoons of Jeni's salted caramel. I would bathe in it. Steve's sounds fabulous as well.

    I like that planner, but I do not want to self assemble, print out, cut it down to the size I want, hole punch, and still have to buy the $20 binder I'd naturally want to store it in.

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  11. Hello from the link up! Thanks for sharing the link for the printable calendar! I love having a paper calendar to keep track of things and have one hanging in my kitchen. I'm looking forward to using this one next year :) I'm glad you liked the Mexican Chili Chocolate because I'm not sure how I feel about it...eek!

    Have a great (long) weekend with your family - xoxo

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  12. Oh my gosh, that ice cream sounds AMAZING! I might have to figure out how to make something like that in my ice cream maker, since we don't have Whole Foods here. And yikes to jury duty...I'm seriously so afraid of being called in. I can't handle hearing about crimes haha. But, you don't sound terrified, so that's good ;-)

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  13. oh boy think i will be stopping at whole foods on the way home to find that ice cream

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  14. I love the planner and bookmarked it for later!

    I'm going to Wilmington with my sister on Monday for a girls day out and I cannot wait!

    Have a great weekend!

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  15. Ummmmmm I am seriously drooling over that ice cream! That just is something I would totally dig! Thanks so much for linking up girl! xoxo

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  16. Oh man...that ice cream sounds divine. You are killing me! I have been wanting ice cream or froyo for weeks now...I might have to cave this weekend. I don't think I can hold out anymore.

    The upcoming generations make me sad. Very sad.

    I hope you guys have a great weekend!

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  17. yay to ice cream and omg kids will have no clue what a cassette player is far less a voice mail machine haha

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  18. Bahahaha... your niece and the # sign! They probably only know it as a hashtag now!

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  19. Is this magnificent ice cream a Texas thing? I want it right now!

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  20. dying that she thought it was a fist bump! Terrible but hilarious!

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  21. the pound sign. I just died!! What about land lines. I mean I bet those will be extinct soon as wll!

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  22. My daughter is almost 3 and I already think of the things she will have no idea about! Like "when I was a kid, we used phones for talking!"
    Oh and one of my coworkers didn't know who Zack Morris was! I'm only 29 but that made me feel ancient.

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  23. I always get SO hungry after reading your posts, ha! Have such a great weekend - we will miss you terribly! ;)

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  24. I need to see if we have that ice cream up here. Hope you had fun with your nieces this weekend. I WISH we didn't have voicemail now… just E-mail me people!

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  25. Lmao at the pound sign fist bump! And I'm all about free stuff - printables, planners, stationary! Woohoo!

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  26. Those printables are so cute! I've been meaning forever to start a blog calendar to keep myself organized, but I've never done it. Maybe this is exactly what I needed! Hope you're having a fun long weekend!

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  27. you had me at ice cream. yum!

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