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Is it just me or is this week dragging?

And it's a short week, too. Maybe I'm just going stir crazy in this house. I could use a vacation from being a mom, I think.

Speaking of being a mom, we had Library/Popcorn Shop day and now everyone's mouth is sealed shut with gummy something and they're in their rooms reading. AHH BLISSFUL SILENCE. flaming_muse asked me earlier about the popcorn shop, and it's really a cute story. The woman who owns it was a corporate shill, working for the man. Successful, but harried. She was in a horrible car accident and almost died, had months of intensive therapy, etc., then walked away from her high-tone life and job to open up this little shop. Candies from all eras of the 20th century, vintage sodas, handmade fudge (um, I almost bought a huge block of maple nut fudge. WANT.) and 50 kinds of popcorn.

One variety they just added this year: Texas Bumpy Road: chocolate and caramel covered popcorn with pecans, marshmallows, and toffee mixed in, white chocolate drizzled over all of that. UM. Dude. That is insane. And sounds crazy good. I just got my usual, jalapeño flavored and a caramel corn. Mmm. Spicy and a sweet. Oh, and a wee bag of pecans dipped in toffee dipped in milk chocolate. I MEAN CAN YOU BLAME ME. No, no you cannot.

Speaking of jalapeños, today's cocktail is the Suzy Pepper for today's Glee Recap, episode 10: Ballads. This was a good one, just the right mix of heartfelt moments (Kurt wanting Finn, Finn and Quinn's parents finding out about the pregnancy) and the right amount of crazy, Rachel stalking Mr. Shuester, a la his previous crush... Suzy Pepper. The drink is pretty boss, too, trust me. It might seem weird, but it's DELISH. (Y'all know I road test all of these drinks, right?)

Thanks to those of you that have been supporting Hey, Don't Judge Me by clicking and commenting, it's very much appreciated by us. We almost doubled viewer ship last month, and are on track for another big jump in readers this month, thanks to people like you. Linking, sharing, emailing to friends is AWESOME.

#2 and I have plans to watch Clueless later today (ooh, that might make a fun movie recap! Thoughts?) because that is one of my fave teen comedies/Jane Austen modern interps. Oh, and Stacy Dash, who plays Cher's BFF Dionne is now FORTY FIVE. She was THIRTY when she played that part. Girlfriend is hot is what I'm saying. Also, aw, Brittany Murphy. "You're a virgin who can't drive." ...that was way harsh, Tai. <3 <3 <3 PAUL RUDD. He is forever dreamy to me.

I have a bottle of Italian red, some fresh Buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes and basil from the garden and delicious aged balsamic. IT IS A FINE DAY.

[ETA] hey, if any of y'all follow ontd_glee and know where the hell their "want to ask permission to pimp your site" post is, help a sister out. I spent two hours looking for it. UGH.


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Jul. 7th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)
Yay for candy and books! What an awesome day for your kids (and you!). Now I want to do that for myself...oh, wait, I'll do that Tuesday when the new George R R Martin comes out. Squee!

Did you youngest get Tamora Pierce or Patricia C. Wrede? I think every young person should read everything Pierce writes, and Wrede does stuff that I think your Twain/Austen loving daughter would really enjoy.
Jul. 7th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Those were checked out, but we put her name on the wait list. I was sad for my kid, but glad there are kids in our neighborhood reading good stuff. :D
Jul. 7th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
*drools* OMG Popcorn!!! I love popcorn. Where is this delightful place, Stoney? I wish to visit it next time I go see my brother.
Jul. 7th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
I'll have to PM you later - I don't put my actual town online. :)
Jul. 7th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
The user name didn't come up, but I'm going to pretend that you've been conversing with the spirit world and it's a ghost because that's more fun.

Need a break? I know, I'll come over to America and we can go on a road trip! *sigh* I am jealous of your food and wine selections because that is heaven on a plate! HEAVEN!
Jul. 7th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
Ha, I just noticed that, derp! But I do have a special ghost friend. He's the one that tells me to burn things.

OKAY THAT WOULD BE AWESOME. I actually had a dream the other night that I went to NZ and you were coming here and I had to spend a week with one of your friends that I didn't know and was mad at you. WAY TO GO.

Mmmm, my plate was om nom tastic. It is also empty now. But my wine glass is not.
Jul. 7th, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha, that would be hysterical! "Hey, dude, lets meet up." No discussion on the actual country that we'd be meeting up in. You may have ended up staying with the friend who is massively into plants though so you would have had that to talk about - dream about that next time around!

Hmmm, wine. Except it's 9am so I'm scared that I just thought that.
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Jul. 7th, 2011 08:55 pm (UTC)
Mmm, caramel corn. It's coming soon enough, and then you'll be swimming in it. It's like the ball court at Chuck E Cheese, but less sticky.


AHAHAHA, I love that you're going to go ahead and dress up. You're a good mom. Better than me, I'm always the one that shows up late with a sour expression.
Jul. 7th, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
Jalapeno popcorn? Is it dusted with just jalapeno powder, or what? I doctor my popcorn with cayenne, so this intrigues me muchly.

45?!? Wow, I had no idea.

Oh, man, a caprese salad would be great *puts fresh mozzarella on Central Market list*
Jul. 7th, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
YES!!! It's dusted with jalapeno powder and it tastes a little green and fresh and spicy and popcorny and is SO GOOD.

I know, right?! I saw an article about her yesterday and it started with her age and I had to hit refresh, I didn't believe it.

I Am SO ENVIOUS OF YOUR CENTRAL MARKET. We used to live right next to one, and my neighbor was their director of food design, and she'd experiment on my all the time. Now I have to drive for 20 minutes on the highway to get to one. Waah.
Jul. 7th, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
I am about a 15 minute walk from the original CM! I was in awe when it first opened. IN AWE!!

"Wilfred" tonight. Thanks for that recommendation. The mister and I are delighted with it.
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Jul. 7th, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
I highly recommend them! And this just means you get to look forward to a month of awesome fun times, right? :D
Jul. 7th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
Library/Popcorn Shop day sounds awesome. I think we might have to create Library/Candy Store day (woe, we have no Popcorn Shop, but we'd love it if we did because we love popcorn.)
Jul. 7th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
this is the week that will not end. AND THE LAST HALF HOUR HAS TAKEN 45 YEARS. I'm old and wrinkly now thanks to the LAST HALF HOUR ALONE. Have you seen my adult diapers and Gaviscon?

Jul. 7th, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC)
God, no joke, right?! UGH, COME ON FRIDAY. (Although this bottle of wine I opened should help me in a bit.)
Jul. 7th, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
k. just looked at the clock. I've aged another 10 years and now I need a cane. Also, I have no wine. Also, I'm off the hooch until my BP/anxiety is under control which makes me have a sad. and makes me want more hooch.
Jul. 7th, 2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
♥ Clueless ♥
Jul. 7th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
Jul. 7th, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
Are you going to tell the Popcorn Princess (TM) that she caused an epidemic of blissful silence? I bet she would love hearing that.
Excellent Glee recap!
Jul. 7th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
(Is the Popcorn Princess the shop owner?)

And THANK YOU! My lord, the time I spend on them... It's nice to know people are reading them. :D
Jul. 8th, 2011 02:09 am (UTC)
It looks like the only place on ontd_glee to ask questions (which I assume includes requesting permission to pimp) is this post.
Jul. 8th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
SWEET JESUS, Dionne is 45??? That makes me feel…SOMETHING.

Tai :( :(
Jul. 8th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, that popcorn sounds absolutely amazing. Does the shop have a website or something so that I may order the deliciousness? Or is this a local shop only?


Also, back when I was in high school and living at home, there would be days where everyone would be in separate parts of the house reading, and the only thing to punctuate the silence would be a random "guffaw" if someone was reading something humorous. I miss those days! (My current household is not full of readers... saaad.)
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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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