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High Five for Friday

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Happy Friday, you guys! We have ZERO plans this weekend (…well after tonight. And tomorrow afternoon) and I am so excited to sleep in and catch up on tv/housework. Here’s five things you might be interested in on this fine Friday.

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1 The end of an era. On my way home from work on Valentine’s Day, I had my heart broken. My 2002 Hyundai Sonata finally went to car heaven and I was forced to say my tearful goodbyes. You think I’m kidding, but I’m not. That car was with me with I graduated from high school, moved three hours away for college, got married and bought a house. It had been with me for countless trips back and forth to Little Rock, and roadtrips to Florida, Michigan and many places in between.

The upside to losing your 11 year-old car, however, is getting to buy  a car that’s NOT eleven years old. One that has a working air conditioner and non-squeaky brakes, even. In fact, we spent the weekend shopping, and by 8 p.m. Monday evening we were the proud new owners of a 2012 Honda Fit! I love it, Jacob loves it, I’m sure Lois loves it (we haven’t let her distribute her fur all over the black interior just yet). Check her out. So shiny!

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BBC’s Sherlock. Do yourself a favor and start watching this show immediately. Well, finish reading this blog post first, then start watching the second you’re done. Sherlock is a modern take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle tales of Sherlock Holmes. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are amazing as Sherlock and Dr. Watson.

There have only been two seasons so far, three episodes each, but each episode is an hour and a half long. Jacob finally convinced me to start watching it this past weekend, and last night we finished season two. There is going to be at least one more season, but production hasn’t even started yet so it likely won’t be until 2014. The most recent season finale, though? What a cliffhanger. HOW DID HE DO IT??? **Definitely didn’t spend an hour online looking at crazy viewer conspiracy theories late last night.

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3 LCBLOGS’ bachelor recaps. I do not know Lauren (although she is from Arkansas, HOLLA) nor have I ever watched The Bachelor. Actually, let me amend that by saying I accidentally watched the first two episodes of this season and it was as terrible as I thought it would be. BUT somehow I stumbled on her hilarious episode recaps and now I get to read about all the drama without being forced to actually watch the trainwreck that is Sean Lowe and a bunch of dumb hot girls. Do yourself a favor and check out her recaps even if you don’t watch The Bachelor. Laugh out loud funny, I’m tellin’ ya.

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4 Mama Pea’s Whole Wheat Pizza Crust.  I’ve read Mama Pea’s blog for awhile, but just got her cookbook Peas and Thank You: Simple Meatless Meals the Whole Family Will Love as a Christmas present. We’ve made a bunch of the recipes from the book, but the one we keep going back to is her whole wheat pizza crust. It is so simple and cheap. I make big batches of pizza sauce ahead of time and we have a variation of this pizza at least once a week. Current favorite toppings include spinach, feta and carmelized onions. IMG_4715

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5 Disney’s Paperman:  Have you seen this incredible Disney short yet? It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. OH, THE EMOTIONS! If you saw Wreck-It Ralph in theaters, you saw Paperman play before the video game centric movie. Tangled and Ratatouille animator John Kahrs made his directorial debut with the hybrid hand-drawn and computer animated short, which has been nominated for both an Oscar and an Annie Award. Take the six-minutes to watch it and try not to smile.

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  • Stephanie March 1, 2013, 2:26 pm

    omg thank you for pointing me in the direction of LCBlogs’ Bachelor recaps…hilarious! I’m not sure what possessed me to watch The Bachelor this season (it really is quite awful but i just can’t look away!) and these recaps are spot on…awesome.
    Also sweet new ride!
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