Yeah, so, happy Friday! Let’s kick off the weekend with some fun. Here’s six things I’m loving right now.
Inspired by my Dorking Out co-host Smith’s love of “Star Trek,” I have been watching a lot of “Star Trek.” My mighty, mighty good man David and I rewatched the original six movies, and we’re about halfway through the first season of the original series. We talked a lot about why we love “Star Trek” on our “Star Trek” special episode. But I think what I’m responding to right now is the positive future it depicts. It’s not dark and gloomy like a “Blade Runner,” which is a rad movie. “Star Trek” is hopeful. With a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot running for president and dominating the news cycle, it’s nice to watch something that is optimistic about the future.
I am addicted to the “Thug Kitchen” cookbooks. They are my go-to cookbooks, but I picked up “Forks Over Knives: The Cookbook” a few weeks ago, and I super love it. The recipes I’ve prepared have been pretty delicious and healthy, and they are not difficult. There are some in the book with a lot of prep work, but there are a ton of easy recipes, too – perfect for quick dinners during the week. I’ve made the Mac ‘n’ “Cheese” and White Bean and Mushroom Stew. I didn’t take any photos, so you will have to trust me that I made them, and they were delicious. I’ve gone through the cookbook and bookmarked a ton of recipes.
Since I started my small dose of Lexapro and acupuncture once a week for my anxiety, I feel so much better, you guys. Since the second breast cancer diagnosis in December 2014 I have been walking around on high alert. I finally feel like myself. It’s awesome. Drugs are rad. Well, some drugs anyway.
OK, so, now that I’m not doing chemo anymore, and there’s no risk of my fingernails falling off (Gross, right?), I have been able to grow out my nails and paint them again. One of the things that I hate about painting my nails is that fact that the polish chips after a day or so, and then my nails look like I had to crawl out a hole in Buffalo Bill’s basement. This nail polish for Avon is the shit. It will last more than a week without chipping, and that includes me washing dishes every night and typing on a keyboard all day. It says “gel” in the name, but it’s not really that gel polish you get in a salon that has to be specially removed. It can be removed with regular ol’ nail polish remover. I fuckin’ love this polish. I bought it in peacock green, red and – duh – orange. It’s the best.
Guest of Honor Dress in Dachshund from ModCloth
Yes, yes, I know. I’ve gone full crazy dog lady now. I realize I’m such a dork, but it’s so cute and comfy. Oh, and it’s got pockets! And speaking of dogs …
Look at that face! I mean, COME ON!
After his little stunt last week, the newest member of the MansTracy household has started to feel more comfortable. He has warmed up to David, and he’s trying to play with Calvin. They still have different ideas of how they want to play, but they are working it out. He is my little shadow around the house. If I’m standing in the kitchen he will kinda whine at me, because he wants me to sit on the couch with him. I’m fine with that. I’d rather sit on the couch with him, too.