Friday Five

A Food-Forward Friday Five

1. Houdini Kitchen Laboratory: last Friday I took Amtrak to NYC for a fun weekend with girlfriends. That evening we went to this pizzeria in the Ridgewood neighborhood of Queens. We were having such a good time catching up that I forgot to take pics, so the below photo is from the NY Times’ review of the place. Decor-wise I’d call it Rustic Hipster Cool. The pizzas are quite tasty, though mine—the Camorra—was a little soggy in the middle. Depending on where you live or are staying, Houdini isn’t necessarily convenient, but it’s a solid spot to check out if you’re up for a bit of a commute.

Image Credit: Cassandra Giraldo for The New York Times

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Nerdiness, Mother Nature, and more

1. Funko Pop Movie Moments – Pennywise in Gutter: John was out of town last weekend and when he returned he surprised me with this amazing toy tableau from It! I hadn’t realized the brand was doing these little scenes. The detail on this thing is impeccable—the little paper boat says “SS Georgie” on it! We now have two Pennywises in our apartment…that may officially make us creeps.  😛

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Geeking Out This Week

1. Avengers: Infinity War: I won’t spoil a thing in case you’re one of the few people around the world who hasn’t seen this movie yet. People have a lot of opinions and feelings about Infinity War, seemingly more so than the usual Marvel movie. I’ll simply say I thought it was tons of fun!

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Spring in Full Swing

1. May Bullet Journal Spread: I can’t believe it’s May already…that means that I turn 40 next month. WHAT?! Anyway, I tried drawing some crystals freehand on my May monthly spread and they turned out…okay. Not too terrible for my first crystal-drawing effort, though!

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Cults, mystery monsters, and more

1. Wild Wild Country: this new Netflix documentary series is INSANE. Without going into too much detail, it’s about a cult that took over a small town in Oregon in the 1980s. I’m not a huge cult follower (pun intended), but I’d like to believe I’ve heard of most major modern-day cults. Somehow, though, I only heard about about the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his monochromatically-clad followers for the first time recently, on a My Favorite Murder episode. Once I realized this documentary existed I blew through it and…wow. What a crazy story. I highly recommend watching Wild Wild Country!

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Sephora Spring Bonus Picks!

Because Sephora’s Spring Bonus* begins today, I decided to do something a little different with my Friday Five. Here’s a list of five recommendations for those who want to take advantage.

1. Boscia Luminizing Pink Charcoal Mask: I have the black version of this mask and not only it is SO FUN to use, it really pulls the junk outta your pores. This mask retails for $34 but is on sale for $22. With the 15% off code it’s only $18.70…almost 50% off list price!

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1. Peak Cherry Blossoms! The cherry blossoms hit their peak bloom here in DC late last week. I’ve had some anxiety and foot pain lately so I was dragging my feet about going to the Tidal Basin, but last Friday morning I forced myself to go. I knew I’d regret it if I didn’t go see the trees in peak bloom…and it was totally worth it! You can scroll through more pics on my original Instagram account here.

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1. Cherry Blossoms: these gorgeous trees are FINALLY in bloom in DC! Winter is stubbornly holding on, so park services pushed the peak bloom date back repeatedly. I haven’t visited the Tidal Basin yet this year, but I did spot this beauty down the street from our apartment!

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1. March for Our Lives: last Saturday, John and participated in this important march to  demand change in gun laws. We didn’t stay the whole time (and we were lame and didn’t bring signs), but it was a wonderful experience—especially to hear teenagers speak about how gun violence has changed their lives. I really, really hope that this movement sparks meaningful, lasting reforms. We’ve GOT to vote out lawmakers who are in the NRA’s pocket or things will stay the same.

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1. Love, Simon: when my niece was in town last week I asked her if there were any movies she wanted to see. She said she wanted to see Love, Simon, which opened last Friday. After checking with my sister to make sure she was okay with me taking her 11-year-old to a PG-13 movie, we (along with my husband and my mom) went to see it…and we all really enjoyed it! It was so heartwarming to see a mainstream movie about a gay kid coming out, and I’m happy to have supported the film by seeing it in the theater. Vote with your wallet, folks.

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