Wear, Watch, Want #49: The Sharon London Sex Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #49: The Sharon London Sex Edition

Wear: Denim Jacket In most of the country May and June signal the start of the summer, but in LA these months are a weird extension of spring. We all seem to forget that it's going to get downright chilly, and so we Southern California residents have to come up with cutesy rhymes like May gray and June gloom to remind ourselves every year that when everyone else is rejoicing in the beginning of summer, we better bring a jacket. I myself am a huge fan of a denim jacket. The one I wear most I've had for at least…
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Look! A Book! : Before the Fall

Look! A Book! : Before the Fall

I've previously raved about critically acclaimed TV shows Fargo and Legion, but did you know creative force behind both of these shows, Noah Hawley, is also a novelist? A few months ago I read his most recent novel, Before The Fall, and enjoyed it so much I've recommended it to just about everyone I know, and now that includes you. I'm going to attempt a synopsis but honestly, Janet Maslin's review in The New York Times is pretty perfect and my arthritic fingers are achin', so we'll see how far I get.  If you want a thorough review with, you know, specific deets, then…
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Frozen Bananas: A Love Story

Frozen Bananas: A Love Story

I've chronicled my myriad food issues on this blog for years, so it won't be shocking for regular readers to learn that I've begun seeing a dietician to try and get to the bottom of why I can't seem to eat anything without feeling sick. The new theory is that I have a condition that, in short, makes it hard for me to process certain carbohydrates, and I'm in the process of following a low FODMAP diet to see if that makes a difference. One difference I've noticed? I'm at the grocery store all the time. Part of a low…
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Wear, Watch, Want #48: The Hypermobile Aromatherapy Queen Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #48: The Hypermobile Aromatherapy Queen Edition

Wear: Tennis Elbow Braces This week I was diagnosed with tennis elbow in both elbows. The last time I played tennis was easily 15 years ago. I do, however, have hypermobility in practically all of my joints, and I hyperextended my elbows for too long and now I have tennis elbow(s). Why on earth would I hyperextend my elbows for too long? Because I did it while I was asleep. When I'm sleeping I have to be careful to keep my knees and elbows bent so that I don't hyperextend them for hours, but sometimes you do things in your…
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Kurt Seyit and Sura, A Turkish Television Delight

Kurt Seyit and Sura, A Turkish Television Delight

For those familiar with this blog, you'll know that I'm no stranger to foreign television. Actually, one of the most common ways people found this site in the past was through my articles about kdramas. (Do you want to read about kdramas? Look here!) Netflix and other streaming platforms are adding more and more foreign content every day, which is why I wasn't too surprised when Netflix suggested I watch a Turkish TV show. After all, I watch a lot of subtitled content, and I've rated a good amount of the kdramas in their catalog. The synopsis for Kurt Seyit…
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Just Add Mel and Sue: Six Tools for Better Baking

Just Add Mel and Sue: Six Tools for Better Baking

I am a lifelong lover of baking. I currently live in an apartment with a tiny, tiny kitchen (it is as wide and Hero, nose to tail. I've measured.), but I still manage to get quite a bit of baking done despite having practically no counter space and barely being able to open my oven door. Because of my space issue, I also don't like to bring in extra stuff. Everything needs to serve a purpose, otherwise it has no place in my space. That being said, there are a few key items in my baking arsenal that I think…
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Wear, Watch, Want #47: The Aging Gracefully Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #47: The Aging Gracefully Edition

Wear: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreens I'm very diligent about sunscreen. If you read this post about Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47, you'll know that I consider the sun my number one enemy in my quest to age gracefully. I apply the Josie Maran sunscreen to my face every day, but I also remember to apply sunscreen to the rest of my body too, particularly my décolletage and the tops of my feet, which are always, no matter how hard I try, getting zapped by the sun's evil rays. I have a particularly gnarly Birkenstock tan on my feet…
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And Another Brow Product is Added to My Menagerie

And Another Brow Product is Added to My Menagerie

The most common thing I write about, after TV shows, is probably brow products. I love myself a strong brow. When I look at photos of myself before I started filling in my brows I think, "Oh, the dark ages." Anyway, as I mentioned last week, Soap & Glory has made their US range cheaper and more easily accessible, which means I've been more willing to give new products a go. When I saw that Soap & Glory had a brow gel, you know I couldn't add it to my cart fast enough. At first glance, Soap and Glory's Archery…
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A Peek at My To-Be-To-Be-Read Pile

A Peek at My To-Be-To-Be-Read Pile

This year I decided to write down every book I read. I'm sort of doing this through Book Riot's Read Harder Challenge (I gave an update on my progress here, and I plan to do more as I go along), but I thought it would be interesting to keep track of every book I read, not just the ones that are part of the challenge. It's been so interesting that I've recommended it to numerous people - and not just people that I know. I've told a checker at Trader Joe's and a Starbucks barista about this simple yet eye…
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Wear, Watch, Want #46: The Geometric Beastly Stain Edition

Wear, Watch, Want #46: The Geometric Beastly Stain Edition

Wear: & Other Stories Geometric Hoop Earrings I've said it before and I'll say it again: Having a brick and mortar & Other Stories within walking distance of my house has been both a blessing and a curse. That store is so well suited to my taste I can barely stand it, and before, when it was just me ogling their online selection, it was much easier to only spend imaginary funds. Now I see something online and I can leash up Hero and be looking at it in person after a short (seriously, like 7 minutes) walk. Anyway, these…
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