Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday I'm in Love!

Happy Friday y'all!  I've been floating around school today, giddy about the impending weekend.  It's upon us!  What fun things do you have planned?

My usual lively weekend plans have been curtailed by a ferocious deadline: While I do have plans to hang out with some of my girls (including an old friend in town from NYC) on Saturday night over wine & Indian pizza, the rest of the weekend  I am on lockdown. Like serious, for real lockdown.  I have a huge manuscript due to Justice Now/Voice of Witness on Monday (essentially, I have 45 pages of a transcribed interview that I have to write into a cohesive, first person narrative).  Fortunately, I am passionate about the project and I love the woman whose story is being told . . . but my goodness do I have my work cut out for me!

Onto business as usual:

Here are some things I've been loving lately.  First and foremost:

1. Behold two of my favorite things:
    An NFL hottie + the Manbun

The darling Marianne (who obviously knows me very well) sent me this picture a few days ago, because she knows how dear both of these things are to me.  While I never thought Tom Brady was one of the hottest in the NFL before, I sure as heck do now that he's sporting a manbun!  Oh to be Gisele and make love to that sweet sweet man with the sexiest hairstyle around.  He'ssofine.

2. Chocolate Bananas
Check this out:

This is my new favorite thing.  I'd bought the regular Gone Bananas before at Trader Joe's (a whole frozen banana dipped in chocolate) but these bite-sized ones are so much better!  They are PERFECT for a sweet tooth--delicious and relatively guilt-free (really low-calorie).  I pretty much want to go home right now so I can grab some from my freezer.  If you have a Trader Joe's nearby, try these!

3. Tsunami Love

This morning I got one phone call, six text messages, and a couple emails from far-off loved ones checking on San Francisco (the first tsunami wave was supposed to reach our coastline at 8:08 this morning).  Thank you so much to everyone for all the love and concern.  Things are fine here in California, though I am devastated for Japan as we continue to see the body count rise.  It seems we've had a surge of natural disasters in the past few years, and it's heartbreaking.

Here's hoping that Eastern Japan is able to heal soon, and that its people are overwhelmed with strength and resilience.  

Happy Friday!


Micaela said...

Marianne fwded me that manbun pic! your fetish cracks me up ;) i meant to forward you some article i saw of your celebtot still sucking on a pacifier at her age. lol

it seriously sucks i don't have a trader joe's or whole foods next to me-- but then again, i probably wouldn't be able to stop myself from eating the whole box in one sitting :)

so sad about the natural disasters right? i really meant to text you this morning because as i was rushing to work and saw all the reports about it hitting the bay area-- sooo scary. i am glad you're okay.


danielle and dinosaur toes said...

yes, the glorious man bun! too bad chris doesn't like them so i can't convince him to grow his hair out.

and i've never seen those frozen bananas! trader joe's always has the best stuff (like their four part humus). i used to get the frozen banana whenever i went to king's dominion. i love them!

erin elder said...

Sooooo I think I am going to have to try those banana things. They look delicious!! I'm always at trader joes, yet I've never seen these!! They're on my list!

The man bun makes me giggle just s little. I too have a soft spot for messy long man-hair. {ahem, johnny depp, ahem}

Happy Friday! Have a safe and fabulous weekend!!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

stop it-

It took me YEARS- YEARS I say to stop buying the TJ's ice cream bon bons- way too easy to have two whenever I felt like it and you don't even need to get a bowl and spoon dirty- now frozen bananas- dipped in chocolate- I am in lust.

Meredith said...

Oh gosh, need to go to Trader Joe's NOW and get some of those. They look amazing, and I'm sure they'd be better for me than the two cupcakes I ate yesterday. Need some!!

LoveLife{s.a.h.m.} said...

saw you on melissa's blog. Thise trader joe's dipped banana bites look delicious!!!

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Miss Caitlin S. said...

hahah, I've never heard the term "ManBun" before so from now on, I'm going to go ahead and say you officially coined it, that is SO funny ahaha, I'm not hugely into Tom Brady but I can see the appeal, though I know you stated yours is more for the hair than the man. Okay, I need to go to Trader Joe's next shopping trip, those bananas are so up my alley and I've never seen them!!! I want!! And hey, have fun with your friend and good luck with your deadline!!! I understand you're stressed but at least someone who curtails fun to work on a deadline always sounds super legit to me.

Annie Cristina said...

I don't think we have a Trader Joe's around here (sob), but I need to find those Chocolate Bananas some way, somehow. They look amazing!

Faiza said...

i can't seem to get with the man bun. i think i need to see one in person before i judge too harshly.

those bananas look DELISH!

bklyn76 said...

can't believe i missed the bananas last week! don't think e will be able to finagle a frozen treat in his carry-on though. :(

Kara said...

Duuuuuude those banana bites look AMAZING. I thought they sounded amazing when you commented on my blog but OMG now that I've seen em I gotta get em. Wow. Want.