Soooooo…. did everyone have a good Thanksgiving? I was little miss productive and used my half day on Wednesday to spray paint a couple lamps and then cover a boring beige lampshade with black and white ribbon. Keep your eyes out for a couple before and after posts with my new gold lamps! Then of course I made three different desserts for Thanksgiving, because I was off sugar and gluten for a month and Thanksgiving was my first cheat day and I wanted to eat all of my favorite sweet treats so I had to make them. “Them” being chocolate cheesecake, sour cream lemon pie, and mint fudge. All three were huge hits at the Thanksgiving dinner I attended, and the multitude of young children there realllllly loved that mint fudge. The adults were really digging the chocolate cheesecake, and the sour cream lemon pie even won over a few non-lemon-loving friends. I’ll definitely be posting recipes for all three before Christmas, so get ready to develop some serious sugar crushes in the near future.
Other than my baking spree, I saw three movies this weekend, my favorite of which was Cloud Atlas. I know it’s gotten mixed reviews, but this movie lover can’t get it out of her head and is already planning on seeing it again (yes I just spoke about myself in the third person… and no I can’t promise it will never happen again).
And of course one of the best Parenthood episodes ever aired last Tuesday and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head either. This season is taking a brilliant show and somehow making it even better. If you’re not watching the Braverman clan, you are seriously missing out on the best hour of television every week. With the best music. See for yourself:
Tuesday, November 20th
PARENTHOOD: “Being Alone (feat. Robert Francis)” by Love On A Real Train (from their self-titled debut album)
PARENTHOOD: “In The Dark” by Josh Ritter (from The Animal Years)
PARENTHOOD: “The First Time I Ran Away” by M. Ward (from A Wasteland Companion)
COVERT AFFAIRS: “Heave” by The Maccabees (from Given To The Wild)
Oh and you’ll notice I slipped a song from COVERT AFFAIRS in there too (from the scene where Auggie and Annie finally kiss! Yay!). I haven’t listened much to The Maccabees up until now, but I have a feeling they’re going to be on a constant rotation on my iPod this holiday season.
Now, let the Christmas countdown begin!