These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

About once a month or so, I’m going to use this post to share what I’m loving right now. It’s not really about me, it’s about the things I’m loving. And I would love to know what you’re loving. (And now I have McDonald’s ba da ba da da I’m lovin it, stuck in my head)


I just started reading The Devil In The Shape of a Woman and so far, I’m into it. I’m a big fan of non-fiction and ever since I starred (had an itsy-bitsy tiny part in) The Crucible in High School, I’ve been interested in this topic.

BUT I just finished Miss Peregrine’s School For Peculiar Children and IT WAS SPECTACULAR. I am having a very difficult time in waiting for the second book to come out in January because I need to know what happens NOW. And by now, I mean yesterday.


There are two things I can’t get enough of right now. Muddy Waters and Shinyribs.

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

I have this thing that I love, and it’s when musicians cover other musicians music. I don’t know why I love that so much but I really really do.

At BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge a couple week ago, a band I really like, Kings of Leon covered Robyn. Full disclosure, Robyn’s “Robyn Is Here” was the first album I ever bought with my own money.  AND I LOVED IT. And I continue to love here to this day. To. This. Day.

Basically this is two of my favorite things combined and I might have clapped after I heard it. By “might have” I meant “enthusiastically” and also, I was at work.

Do you have some favorite covers to share??

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things


So, the good Captain and I spent Labor Day weekend in New Orleans with our friends, The Spinsters, Professor McGregor, and the Yeti. And it was sheer delight y’all, sheer delight. New Orleans is one of my very favorite cities in the world and I practically run there every chance I get. (By practically run, I mean I get in the car and drive the speed limit)


I have many MANY favorite places to eat in New Orleans. MANY. But, there are a few that I think of first.

Le Bayou. It’s on Bourbon Street and it has my absolute favorite version of shrimp and grits ever because their shrimp and grits also has friend green tomatoes. And I just drooled on myself…….also, they have chipotle smoked oysters that are the stuff happy dreams are made of.

Luke. Labor Day weekend was the first time I had been here but it will not be the last. Their drinks are very tasty and so is the food. ALTHOUGH- do not have more than one drink before your food arrives, it will make you…uh….wobbly.  Specifically a drink called the “Riverbend”. A friend asked me to tell you that. Also, the oysters were exceptionally fresh and the crab omelet exceptionally delicious.

American Sector. Same chef (John Besh) as Luke, so obviously he is my spirit chef. This restaurant is at the WWII Museum, which you absolutely MUST go to, and then you absolutely MUST eat at American Sector. Good everything. Really. Captain Thoughtful and I have eaten here like 10 times and never had a bad meal.

Cochon Butcher. Best sandwich of my life. OF MY LIFE. Get thee there as fast as you can.


Haunted History Ghost Tours. They fun, they’re informative, they stop at Lafitte’s Bar and you need to get a grape Voodoo and then things will get awesome. Also, during the day, go on one of their cemetery tours, they are also really really well done.

WWII Museum. Overwhelming. Powerful. Educational. Make sure you reserve a day to explore, it’s a very moving place to be and also make sure you talk to some of the WWII veterans who are always there- they have some incredible stories to share.

French Quarter. It’s so much more than Bourbon Street. There are some amazing antique shops, old book shops, art galleries, street vendors, basically all kinds of awesomeness.


This is just the tip of the favorite things iceberg y’all. Go to New Orleans.  Now. You’ll probably find me and Captain Thoughtful there.

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

I’m a fan of things that multi-task, especially with beauty products.  If something only does one thing, then I assume it’s lazy and lacks ambition. (I’m looking at you perfume)

So, when I got SkinFare Verdant Remedy Coconut Oil Stick, I gave it a hearty handshake of approval and offered it a job as my full time must-have beauty product. And it took the job y’all. It took the job.

I use it….

  • On my lips as a lip balm
  • On my pressure points as aroma therapy
  • On my hair when it gets frizzy
  • If I get a bug bite
  • On my bacon-grease burns (and the scars are definitely fading)
  • On my face as a moisturizer on the go
  • As a perfume of sorts because I love the smell but this stick doesn’t have the lazy attitude of a normal perfume

Also, it’s $10. And it does all these things, for $10. And it’s natural, which is important to me because I believe when you use natural products chipmunks and bluebirds and baby rainbows find happy homes. (Not a popular belief, I’ll admit, but I think it’s catching on)

I’m not getting paid for this, I just like it. And you should like it too, because baby rainbows need homes y’all.