Friday Favorites

February 17, 2017

Friday Favorites

I’m taking some time today to share some of my favorites from the past week (or longer.) This list is pretty varied and weird, just like me. Hope you find something that you enjoy!

Podcast: Kermode & Mayo’s Film Review – this podcast is a radio program on BBC 5 Live in the UK, and sometimes I even listen to it live! I’ve been a faithful listener for about two years now and love the dynamic between the two hosts. It’s not just a podcast, it’s a religion!

YouTube video: The Oscars are next week and Emma Stone is the favorite to win best lead actress. Back in the day when she was promoting a little movie called “The Amazing Spiderman 2,” she went on Jimmy Fallon and did a Lip Sync Battle. If you haven’t seen this before, you’re welcome. (I watch this video way more than a normal person should.)

TV Show: Westworld – yes, yes I know I’m late to the party on this one. Nick and I started watching it a couple of weeks ago and have slowly been chugging along. We’re on episode 8 now and totally sucked in. This show has some Battlestar Galactica vibes and I’m loving that. Can’t wait to see how the season ends!

Movie: The LEGO Batman Movie – Nick and I saw this movie on Sunday and we absolutely loved it. We were fans of The LEGO Movie when it came out a few years ago and Will Arnett’s Batman was a huge part of that. My husband loves any and everything to do with Batman, and this movie was also like an animated (PG-rated) Deadpool. It didn’t take itself too seriously, broke the fourth wall at times, and had us laughing the entire time. We highly recommend it!

Blog Posts: I stumbled upon two blog posts this week that really hit me in the gut. Betsy’s take on intentional self-care is an important reminder that while we fight the good fight, we need to remember to take care of our mental health. Similarly, Nicole Marie wrote a blog post detailing how a panic attack feels and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more accurate written description of how a panic attack feels.

TV Show: Yes, sorry, I’m doing another one. Everyone’s talking about This Is Us, and I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the show. I’m not into sappy dramas, but this one is AMAZING. This week’s episode featured a character struggling with anxiety and I was so impressed with how it was portrayed. If you’re not watching this show, do it. Seriously.

Meal: This week we got a Hello Fresh box and made Turkish-Spiced Salmon with Blood Orange and Couscous Pilaf. It. was. delish. I’m not even a huge salmon fan but it was probably one of the best Hello Fresh meals we’ve had so far. It was served with an arugala salad with blood orange, almonds and cucumbers. I can’t tell you how amazing it was. (Get $40 off your first box if you’re interested in trying Hello Fresh! #notsponsored)

Instagrammer: If you’re a Disney fanatic like me and you don’t follow Caleigh Allen on Instagram, what are you doing with your life? She is one of the best (if not THE best) Disney cosplayers I’ve ever seen and she often goes to Disney World decked out in her costumes. Basically if I moved to Atlanta I think we would probably be BFFs.

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Twitter Account: The Snape Twitter account tweets gold constantly. There were two this week that really got me.


Have a great weekend, y’all!

  • Lauren Harrelson

    This is Us. SO GOOD. And I totally rewatch Emma Stone’s lip sync battle … like a lot …

    • Whitney H

      Ok, I’m glad I’m not the only one. I can’t hear “Hook” or “All I Do Is Win” without picturing her singing it!

  • Jen

    The Emma Stone video is awesome!! She is adorable.

    • Whitney H

      She totally is. I want to be friends with her!

  • I look forward to This Is Us every week – even though it makes me cry at least twice during each episode. And HelloFresh is amazing – I love the recipes they send. They are always so delicious!

    • Whitney H

      This Is Us hasn’t made me cry yet (I have a stone heart I guess) but it definitely tugs are my heartstrings for sure!! I wish I could get a HF box every week but it is a little expensive. I love that it forces me to get creative in the kitchen!

  • Bre

    I loved Emma’s Lip Sync and we watch the show pretty regularly (Addy loves it). AND I saw James Corden is getting a Car Pool Karaoke show!!!
    This Is Us…it’s just so good. SO GOOD.

    • Whitney H

      Carpool Karaoke deserves its own show for sure. I wonder if he will stop doing it on his late night show now? This Is Us is not a show I’d typically love but man, I sure do love it. Tugs at the heartstrings for sure!

  • That was the best portrayal of Anxiety I’ve ever seen on TV. I was so happy to see it portrayed so realistically!

    • Whitney H

      Totally agreed. I really related to Randall more than ever before during that episode!