What I’m Diggin Wednesday

Well friends, it’s time for another look at all the stuff I’m diggin on this week! How’s your Holiday season going? I’m getting excited for Christmas! And even more so for my birthday! (Which happens to be 2 days after Christmas…if you don’t know, now you know!!) 🙂 Let’s do this!!

TUBE:

You HAVE to watch the Sing Off You just have to. Its not just a cappella. It’s a mazing. Yep. I did it.  Not enough for you? Make a drinking game out of it! Every time Nick Lachey says, “I’m Nick Lachey”, take a chug. By the end of the show, you’ll have a sweet buzz! You. Are. Welcome.

PS Committed FTW!!! (that means “for the win”, in case you aren’t down)

CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO:

I know. What the F is wrong with me?! Cee Lo? Really, Janice? Yes. Really. This song is catchy as hell. This is the “edited” version. After the last comments about my swearing, there was no way i was gonna post the “real” song on here. What can I say? Im a mommas girl. But for everyone but my momma, check out the real jam. It’s super explicit..and super awesome! 🙂

APPSOLUTELY:

Angry Birds Seasons. This game is so ridculously addictive! If you have an iphone and havent played this game, I’m jealous cuz that means you still have a life! LUCKY!!! PS I found the perfect gift for the Angry Birds addict in your life, check these out!!

INTERWEBS:

This is a pretty sweet stocking stuffer. It’s a watch band for the nano 6th generation. I would also need a nano 6th gen in my stocking to be able to use this. But it’s not always about me…ish.

WANT:

This might be my biggest “want” all year. It’s a TALKING BACON!!! it says “I’m bacon!” This want could only bigger if, in addition to “I’m bacon!” it said, “I’m awesome!”

EDIBLES:


3 words: Candy Cane Kisses. Go buy them. LOTS of them. NOW!!!!

FRES-NOW-YOU-KNOW:

Christmas Tree what? Oh no party people! This is the new gen of Christmas lights! There are several houses in town that have synced their lights to music and it is freaking awesome!!! Check out this page at the Beehive for all the details! Do yourself a favor and see em all!!!

Have a great rest of your week!

Peace and Love,

J



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What I’m Diggin Wednesday

Yo! Yo! YO! Sorry. I couldnt help myself. I’m feeling slightly better than last week. AND, I’m going to see my girl Sara B tonight. Which, will make me instantly feel TONS better! So, in anticipation of what an awesome evening I’m gonna have, I’m pretty pumped to share what I’m diggin. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend with family and friends! I am thankful that people actually read this lil blog o mine. So, thank you. 🙂

TUBE:

Heroes. So, I was pretty proud of myself. I spent the last week laid up in bed, catching up on Heroes. I was stoked that I’d be all caught up when the next season started…then Amie informed me it was over…then i cried. What?! It was the antibiotics! Im not really a crier! I just get emotional when I’m sick….whatever. It was a great show. And, thanks to Netflix streaming (seriously, if you dont have it, you should. It’s amazeballs.) I caught the last 2 seasons sans any commercials! Awesomeness!!!

CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO:

This is Javier Dunn. He is my new fave. I heard this song for the first time on Friday. Don’t ask me how many times I’ve played it since then. No, really. Don’t ask. Cuz then I’ll have to tell you. Then, you’ll get freaked out cuz it’s an obscene amount. Then, I’ll blame it on the drugs…again. Seee? Just don’t. K? 🙂 He’s the lead guitarist in Sara Bareilles’ band. I LOVE his voice. He does an insanely awesome cover of Miike Snow’s Animal. You should check him out. You can thank me later. 🙂

APPSOLUTELY:

Oh, hello, Evernote! If you have an iphone (or any other Smartphone, or a computer, even), you need Evernote. I’ve had it for a couple years now & have only recently started using it for more than holding recipes! If you have it or get it, check out this blog for awesome tips! Ron’s Evernote Tips

INTERWEBS:

Do you love music? Cuz, I don’t know if you know this about me, but,  I LOVE music. Like, really love it. Like, if Pee Wee told me “If you love music so much, why don’t you marry it?!” I would. I totally would. If any of this makes sense to you, check out this website! It’s called thesixtyone.com It’s a site to discover new, mostly independent, artists. I LOVE it! Artists upload their own music. You listen. If you like it, you can buy it directly from the site. Some of the music is free. Im obsessed. I have found so much new music! Its so awesome and I really am not doing it justice in this description. Just go check it out! and again, you’re welcome. 🙂

Speaking of music. On Black Friday, at Amazon.com, you can get Sara Bareilles’ latest album, Kaleidescope Heart, for $1.99!!!! That is ridiculously awesome. You can buy it for yourself or gift it. Either way, buy it!!! So. Awesome!!!

BLOG-O’-RIFFIC:

This is the Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake from Bakedbree.com Bree has a pretty rockin site. She’s a mom of 3. She loves photography & cooking. And she’s amazing at both. Her pictures are gorgeous! And her recipes make me almost inspired enough to step away from this computer! You should check out her site! Oh, and she lives in Sacramento, so, she’s reppin Cali! (yep. i said reppin. that just happened.)

WANT:

I know it looks like a purse. I don’t want a purse. I want this. This is Belle. It’s an ephiphanie bag. It’s a CAMERA BAG!!! Only the hottest, sexiest

camera bag evs. I just know that Belle & I will be great together. Im gonna need you to get this for me. December 27th. I’ll take it in this color.

Thank you please.

EDIBLES:

Know any bakers? Get them either or both of these cookbooks. You are welcome. (ok. I really WANT these too. There, i said it.)

KNUCKLE ME:

The 16 year old, too cool for school version of me would probably gag at the words I’m about to type.I LOVE CROCHET. Wow. I really am getting old. I crochet. I bake. I read. Thank god I still love alchoholic beverages, otherwise, I’d be REALLY worried about me! Crochet got me through this last week of being confined to my bed. Anyway, this week’s knuckle me goes to all those hobbies we scoffed at when we were younger. I wear my nerd badge with pride! (Obviously the badge rests nicely above my pocket protector.) 😉 Knuckle me, NERDS! NERDS! NERDS!

Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve said it before on here, but I’ll say it again, I try to be thankful for my life as often as possible. I am fortunate. Fortunate to be surrounded by family and friends that love me unconditionally. My life is rich in love & support. I would not be the woman I am today were it not for the love I’ve received throughout my life. In my lowest lows & highest highs I have been showered with love. Those people, those hearts, are a fortune richer than any pot of gold, any buried treasure. I am thankful for this fortune. I am blessed with this life.

Peace & Love,

J




What I’m Diggin Wednesday!

I’m snotty. And I don’t mean I think I’m better than you, snotty. I mean, I cant get outta bed cuz I’m surrounded by tissue boxes and cold medicine, snotty. No good. I really hope your week is better than mine (fingers crossed!) I did find the time to part from my snot blowing activities to write this post. You’re welcub. (said in nasal, sick girl voice)

TUBE:

I love this show and I don’t care who knows. Its funny. You should watch it. “Penny Can!!!!!!”

CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO:

Bloggies, meet The Black Keys. Black Keys meet my bloggies. If you dig a little bit of blues with your rock & roll, you will dig these 2 dudes. A lot. I just copped their latest itunes sessions album & it’s hot!

APPSOLUTELY:

ESPN ScoreCenter App. This app is awesome. It gives you all the scores & highlights of that day’s games. It  lets you pick “favorite” teams *& sends you score updates when those teams are playing. Best part about it? It’s FREE!!! 🙂

INTERWEBS:

Have I ever told you about Natalie Slater? She’s the bad ass baking mama behind Bake & Destroy She freaking rocks. If you’ve never heard of her blog, you should totally check it! PS She has some awesome gear in her shop. Like some sweet vinyl Bake & Destroy stickers that would look pretty kick ass on a certain someone’s kitchenaid mixer!!!  (this girl!!!!)

BLOG-O-RIFFIC:

My Baking Addiction is a really sweet blog. Jamie writes really awesome recipes! Like this pic of her Mini Pumpkin Tiramisu! Yum!! She’s hosting an awesome Holiday Recipe Exchange from now until the end of the year. You should check it out!

WANT:

They’re pink. They’re glittery. They’re TOMS. Need I say more???

EDIBLES:

Clearly, pumpkin & I have a thing going on. A pretty wonderful thing. This is from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen A blog I only recently found. But am TOTALLY diggin. I cant wait to try this!! YUM!!!!

NOT SO KNUCKLE ME:

Stupid Colds. I am not a fan of you. You are a ruiner. Please go away. Far. Far. Away. Thank. You.

Hope y’all have a great week (of not being sick!)

Peace and Love,

J

What I’m Diggin Wednesday

Umm…hi. I don’t know if you remember me but, I used to write on this little blog on a sometimes- but-not-so-much regular basis….So, yeah. I’m back. Because I missed your face. And, because there are just way too many cool things I’m diggin on lately. So, here ya go.

TUBE:

I. Love. This. Show.

I just started watching it last month. Thank god For Netflix streaming! Im 3 seasons in. I cant wait to watch the rest. If you havent seen it, you should.

CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO:

 

The Rescues.

Im pretty much in love with this band. They had me at their cover of Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream.

 

APPSOLUTELY:

Flixster App for the iphone.

I love this app. It shows everything from movies playing to upcoming DVD releases. Its awesome. And, its free99!!! (That means its free)

INTERWEBS:

Christmas is only 44 days away. YOWZA!!! If you’re like me, you are a lazy ass who likes to take one Holiday at a time. Which means, I don’t start thinking about Christmas until after my  tryptophan coma subsides. But, at fredflare.com it’s 30% off awesomeness like, a cupcake beanie,  a brass knuckle mug, and bacon popcorn. And what person on your list wouldnt fall head over heels for a bottle opener ring??? You are welcome! 😉

BLOG-O-RIFFIC:

This is Pumpkin Butterfinger Bread. It’s from a blog called Espresso & Cream You should go check it out.  Madison has really awesome recipes. She also put together a recipe with pumpkin AND Butterfingers. Need I say more??? 🙂

FRES-NOW-YOU-KNOW:

Dusty Buns Bistro is a gourmet food truck here in our sweet little town. You can find them Wednesdays at the Farmers Market at Kaiser. And follow them on Twitter. Im looking forward to trying their treats!!

WANT:

It’s a case for your iphone. That looks like a cassette tape. It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine.

EDIBLES:

If you like to bake, or know someone that does, you need this book. (Right now, i totally feel like I’m doing one of those book reviews they used to do in Reading Rainbow…just sayin) It’s by Bakerella. She’s a Southern Belle who makes amazing creations. Not all of them are in pop form.  Like these,

Pecan Pumpkin Butter Dessert Squares

Go to Bakerella.com you will not be disappointed.

KNUCKLE ME:

Hello cool weather! I am so happy to see you! It’s been a long time since we last got to chill (see what i did there???) Please consider sticking around for just a little while this year. I really like you and I’ve missed you so. That’s all.

 

Hope y’all have a great week!

Peace and Love,

Janice

What I’m Diggin Wednesday

Another week is half over. I hope y’all are finding ways to stay cool (both from the heat, & just, ya know, being cool, in general!) Here’s what I’m diggin:

TUBE:

Master Chef is not just ANOTHER cooking show. It’s got everyday peeps like you and me. Fox is smart. They are showing us these people and they’re stories so we can gain an emotional connection to them. It’s working. I am so into this show. Gordon Ramsay is such an ass. I love it!

CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO:

Angel Taylor. I Saw her perform on Ellen last year. Last week, my Sis told me about her Kings of Leon cover. So, I bought her EP and I LOVE it. She’s got this really soulful, soothing voice. She is a must listen!!

APPSOLUTELY:

Two words. Angry. Birds. Ive heard about this game for awhile now. Last week i finally downloaded it. Holy. Crap. Can you say addiction??!! Most of you iphone users should know about this game by now. if you didnt, you are welcome. Its more addicting than any other game i have. So, beware. The idea of the game is simple,  help a flock of angry birds rescue their eggs from a bunch of evil pigs by firing themselves into structures where the pigs are hiding. Guess what angry bird fans? Word on the street is this game will soon be available on the DS, PSP, and PS3!!! So awesome!!!

INTERWEBS:

Have you seen the Magazine section on Amazon.com? Well, aside from the pretty sweet deals they have on mags, like, all the time, every week they feature a pretty popular mag subscription for only $5!!!! It’s awesome! The deal changes every Monday! So, it does give us at least 1 thing to look forward when the dreaded day rolls around! 🙂

FRES-NOW-YOU-KNOW:

I dont know if you know this, but we Fresnans are on the verge of an out-and-out burger war! Eureka Burger will open its doors next week. Followed by Five Guys Burgers & Fries in the old Johnny Rockets spot. I dont know bout you, but I say “bring it you beef wielding assassins of the night!”  (yeah. that just happened.) I am all for more quality burger joints here in the ‘no. I am anxious to try both Eureka and Five Guys. They seem pretty different.  Eureka seems to promote a more formal dining experience with its “Gourmet Burgers and Craft Beer” as opposed to Five Guys’ more fast & casual approach. I cant wait!! I hereby throw down the onion ring shaped gauntlet and say “Release the Hamburger Kraken!”

(thanks to the Beehive for the heads up on this crazy battle royale…with cheese (UGH!!! I cant help myself!!! I am ridiculous with the buns, i mean puns! Puns!!!)

WANT:

This is the CakeWich cake mold. It makes a cake shaped like a sandwich. I want it. Need I say more?

EDIBLES:

In case you missed it, I made these. And (I’m totally telling you what to do here) You must make them too. Here’s the link. Go now!!!

KNUCKLE ME:

Because I’m a word nerd. And, because Amazon just released the Kindle for a ridiculous price, this week’s Knuckle Me goes to Books!!! Told ya I’m a nerd. I mean, $140 for an e-reader?! Thats just insane! If you like to read, and don’t yet have a Kindle, what are you waiting for?! Seriously. This thing is worth its weight in gold. And at that price they are practically giving it away! I love books. Always have. So, i guess I’m a little partial. Now if only they could start making those Choose-your-own adventures again!!! Get on that, someone in the literary world!!

Have a great rest of the week, yall!

Peace and Love,

J

What I’m Diggin Wednesday

It’s What I’m Diggin, what?! It’s What I’m Diggin, what?! It’s What I’m Diggin!!!!  Let’s do this!

TUBE:

This is Adam. He’s pretty much got a dream job. He drives around the country in search of the most unique desserts. I hate him & love him at the same time. The show is Kid In A Candy Store. I want to be a kid in a candy store, daddy! (I want the world. I want the whole world….)It’s on the Food Network on Mondays. So, if you happen to be looking for me on Monday evenings, I’ll be in front of my TV. Drooling, no doubt. If  you are into sweets, this is the show for you! I have already added a couple cities to my list of places to visit, purely for their sweet shoppes. (Thats normal, right?!)

CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO:

This is Tyrone Wells. I already loved him before I heard this song. Now, I love him more. LOTS more. (Thx sis!!)

APPSOLUTELY:

This is the Flight Control iphone app. Let me warn you, it is ADDICTIVE. VERY. if you thought i was on my phone a ton before…this game has pretty much married me to it.  You are an air traffic controller. It sounds odd, i know. But, trust me on this one. You want this game in your life. Trust me.

INTERWEBS:

Tosh.0 Blog

I know I highlighted Tosh.0 the show a few weeks ago. But the blog is pretty effin sweet too! I find almost all my comedic relief for the day from this blog. It’s not Tosh himself doing the blogging, but, a couple other super funny peeps show you all the crazy daily comedy that surfaces from the interwebs. This blog is def a fave of mine!! Check it out. It will at the very least make you chuckle, I GAR-ON-TEE!! (cajun cook anyone?!)

FRES-NOW-YOU-KNOW:

I had a sandwich last week. And I’ve been wanting that sandwich everyday since. The sandwich? A cheesesteak from Full o Bull in Clovis. Full o Bull not only has such delicious subs, It holds a little nostalgia. (I remember walking to it during my junior high days with my fave teach on the planet. Mack Daddy, Daddy Mack, V. Webb.) I digress, I was on my way to my girl Amie’s to chill and was trying to figure out a place to grab lunch. I suggested Full o Bull and she was on board. I hadnt had a sub from here in a VERY long time. Man, it was all i remember and SO much more! Good quality meat, yummy bread, and I even got extra cheese and wax peppers at no additional charge! Two thumbs up for that!! If it’s been awhile, or (gasp) you’ve never tried, give Full o Bull, a try!  Buy Local! 🙂

WANT:

Obvs. I am a little obsessed with ‘staches. I want these. I want to have a mustache party. Anyone? Anyone?

EDIBLES:

If I’m going to have a ‘stache party. I’m going to need eats. duh. These ‘stache candy molds will do just the trick!! I cant wait to try these out! Party! Mustache Party!

KNUCKLE ME:

BOW-CHICKA-WOW-WOW! This week’s Knuckle Me goes to buns in the ovens! BABIES! So, far, 3 of my fave people  will be introducing their own mini-me’s into this world! It seems like everyone I know, knows of at least a few of their own friends that are expecting. Is this a baby boom? Or am I just getting old??? Either way, I am so excited to meet all these little peeps! And I am SO happy for my friends! Congrats to all of you future parents out there! Now, let’s go have some hang time before those little gifts steal you away from me…forever!  😉

Have a great rest of your week!

Peace and Love,

J


What I’m Diggin Wednesday

It’s been a hot week. And by hot I mean, bake cookies in your car kinda hot. It’s gross. But, we live in this lovely Central Valley, so, I won’t complain. I’ll just blog about it instead 🙂

What’s I’ms Diggins:

TUBE:

My name is Janice and I’m a Big Brother-aholic. I love it! I watch the Live shows, thrice weekly, AND, when my friend Amie will let me, I watch Big Brother After Dark. A 3 hour long snoozefest of the houseguests doing nothing, pretty much. Yet, for some reason, I cant stop watching it. This show is awesome. I’ve watched ALMOST every season. Each year it starts out slow, then, right around this time, the 2 week mark, the gloves come off. It’s full of drama, comedy, lies, and backstabbing. All that you would expect from a great TV show! If you havent seen it in awhile, I recommend giving it the old lookey-loo tonight. I have it on good authority that there will be lots of drama for yo mama, and you!

CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO:

This is Lisa Scinta. I don’t know much about her. Except that she’s AWESOME!! I found her on YouTube awhile ago and have really been diggin her covers this week!! They are all awesome. I love the soul in her voice. She’s currently working on an EP. Check out her website here If you join her fan club you can check out her live weekly jam sessions. Pretty effin sweet! Rock on Lisa!!

APPSOLUTELY:

So, in case you happen to be reading this and don’t really know me (which would be awesome, by the way!!) I am kind of a HUGE word nerd. And, sort of a nerd, in general. But, I really love me some words!! Also, I love words put together and bound for my reading pleasure. MMMM…books. This app is awesome. Not only does it have a word of the day, it has a thesaurus and dictionary right there at your fingertips! And, its free! Yay words!!

INTERWEBS:

oh, Tumblr, how I ❤ you! I think I covered my affection for Tumblr on here awhile ago. Well, It’s back!  I’ve really been diggin it lately! For those of you that don’t know about Tumblr, it’s similar to Twitter in concept except you arent limited to 140 characters. You can follow other peoples blogs and reblog things they post. It’s a quick and easy way to blog. Great for peeps that are just startin out!! Rookies!!! Check it out! My tumblr!!! I mean, if you wanna.

FRES-NOW YOU KNOW:

Are you on Twitter? (If you arent, we need to have a serious talk. No, seriously!) Are you in Fresno? If you answered yes to both of these, I had better see you at The Great Fresno Tweetup 2! It’s tomorrow night. It involves $5, a Fresno Grizzlies game, $1 beers, and finally putting a face to all those awesome peeps you’ve been following on Twitter, except Gary Busey. He won’t be there. But, I will!!! Come out and me up with some cool tweeps!! Yeah, i said it.  Did I mention our “tweetdeck” section will be at the Pool in Chukchansi Park? Did I mention we will have our OWN beer line? yeah, thats happening!! For more deets check out the Beehive! They’ve got the answers to all your questions! No, really, ALL of your questions! See you tomorrow tweeple!! (ok, ok, I’ll stop! Sorry! But, i just had to get one more pun in there!)

WANT:

I want this. I want if for baking yummy goodness. I want it because it will create perfectly shaped cookies. But, the real reason i want it? It’s called a Muffin Top Pan…..And, scene.

EDIBLES:

These are goldfish. Not just ANY goldfish. These are S’MORES goldfish!! They are a trio of chocolate, honey and  marshmallow shaped goldfish.  These things are little pieces of S’mores heaven. Trust me when i say, that little bag is deceiving. If you are not careful, whilst watching your fave show, Big Brother, you might accidentally on purpose, put away a whole bag…in one sitting. I mean, at least, that’s what i’ve heard anyway…..

KNUCKLE ME:

This week’s Knuckle me goes to Air Conditioning! Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! I seriously don’t know how I would’ve made it through the last week without you, A/C! Can I call you that? I feel, we’ve shared so many treacherously hot days, that I can call you that. Thank you for being there for me, allowing me to stay indoors and enjoy your cool air as it blasts through my vents and I motor around the streets of this hellishly hot town. Yes, thank you CAR A/C. You make getting from point A to point B so much less intolerable these days. Sorry, HOME A/C, but for reasons beyond my control, we just havent seen enough of each other, and so, I cannot in good faith give you a knuckle me this week. But, you, Car A/C, you definitely have earned it! So, KNUCKLE ME!!!! Here’s to an early Fall!!! (Fingers and toes crossed)

Have a great week y’all!!

Peace and Love,

J

What I’m Diggin Wednesday

Yo! Yo! Yo! Paaaarty Peopllllllle! Whoomp! There it is! (Whats equal parts scary and awesome is that I still know all the words to this song) Hope this week’s what I’m diggin finds you having an awesome week! Hopefully, you’ll find something on here that you dig too! Heeeeeere we go:

TUBE:

Please tell me you watch this show. Please tell me you know what a “web redemption” is. Please tell me you know what a “video breakdown” is.. If you don’t, this is your one chance to redeem yourself with me (I know staying high on my awesome list ranks high in your daily priorities, so, get on it!!). You need to watch Tosh.0 It is hilariously inappropriate and awesome. Each week ‘ole Toshy Boy shows ridiculous videos of idiots making fools of themselves. The end result is TV Gold. Tosh’s narrative is equally as ridiculous as the videos and his comedic bits are just as golden. If you are able to sit through an entire episode of this show with out laughing, you have no soul. The. End.

CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO:

Vitamin String Orchestra

Don’t judge me. I played the violin for like, 5 minutes in elementary school. I am allowed to appreciate classical music. This, however, is not classical music. This is pure awesomeness.

They have LOTS of videos on the Tube and itunes.

Also, extra cool points for pronouncing, it Vit-a-min (with a british accent)!!

APPSOLUTELY:

The Chipotle app is awesome. I can order my grub on my phone, and walk in past all the silly non-iphone users who have to wait in line. Cuz, really, if you have an iphone, and you eat Chipotle, there is no reason you shouldn’t have and be using this app.

INTERWEBS:

ModCloth I am really diggin this site. Its got awesome apparel, accessories, and housewares. All with an indie, vintage feel. I love it! You will too!

FRES-NOW YOU KNOW:

$1 Tecates? Yes please. Thirsty Thursdays, at the Fresno Grizzlies games, are what im diggin! They serve $1 beers and soft drinks at Thursday home games during the Grizzlies season. If you are  anything like me (and god, I hope you are!!) I had you at $1 beer, so…..

WANT:

It’s a mix tape. It’s a necklace. I want it. Please and thank you.

EDIBLES:

Yep. It’s bacon flavored vodka. With it, you can make this:

Bakon Chocolate Martini

• 1 part Bakon Vodka
• 1 part chocolate liqueur
• A splash of cream

Combine in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice. Strain and pour into a sugar-rimmed martini glass.

Um…you are welcome!

KNUCKLE ME:

This week’s knuckle me goes to GrooveShark I have kind of been getting sick of Pandora. Its kind of like listening to my ipod on shuffle. There isnt really any variety. Then I found Grooveshark! I love it! It’s streaming radio and so much more! It has a social media aspect that i dig. You can subscribe to other listeners and their playlists. Its awesome! Check it out! And, thanks, grooveshark, for giving me awesome tunes!! Knuckle me!!!!

Have a great rest of your week, yall!

Peace and Love,

J

What I’m Diggin Wednesday

Hey Y’all!! Hope everyone had a spectacular celebration of our independence, or as I like to call it, drink till you feel like lighting shit on fire…day. Now, let’s get into What I’m Diggin, shall we??

Ok, so, I’m just gonna come right out and say it. Denis Leary is HOT!!! Im not sure when this happened. I used to think of him as an Irish Andrew Dice Clay. Chain Smoking and repulsive. Then this show started and, i dont know, maybe its the whole fireman thing, but, Get It Denis Leary! This show is amazing. I remember watching the first season, 6 years ago, I’ve been watching ever since! This show is definitely DVR Season Pass worthy! Trust me!!!

Can’t Stop Listening to: The Gaslight Anthem They are pretty wicked awesome. I really love their sound. It’s like Springsteen meets punk rock. Im pretty much loving it right now. Check out this joint from their latest album, then go buy it, immediately.

Appsolutely: (Highlighting some of my fave apps from the app store for the iphone)

imovie

This app only works on the iphone 4 So, if you don’t have one, i apologize for all this awesomeness. imovie, basically, allows you to clip together video and photos from your phone to form a movie. you can also add music from your ipod (which i love!)  Here is my 2nd attempt at movie making. I’ve yet to attempt with video, but I cant wait! It is awesome!!

Fres-Now You Know:

CLOVIS TOWNE CENTER

$3 Make you holla!! Dude, the $3 movies are the shiz! I love them. I remember going to the movies here when i was young. We used to make my mom drop us off WAY early. Then we’d walk over to Clothestime and check out the clothes (even though we never bought anything there), followed by that little popcorn shop that used to be right next door to the theatre. They had like 50 different kinds of flavored popcorn! It was awesome!  If you can hold off on watching a movie for a few weeks after its release, this place is for you! Want an even better deal? Go on Tuesday and popcorn’s only $1!!! Sneak in your drinks and candy, and you get away with a movie AND popcorn for only $4!! (yes, i told you to sneak in stuff. Times are tough y’all! Dont act like you dont do it!!) Now, if you havent been here before (and really, if you are from here and havent been, there IS something wrong with you) I want to warn you. This theatre is old. There is no stadium seating. The chairs dont lean like a cholo. It may or may not even have cupholders in the armrest. Look, its $3. Quit your bitchin & enjoy the movie!!!

WANT:

That, my friends, is a mustache snow globe. I want one. I want 5. I just want. It is pretty much the awesomest thing I’ve seen in awhile. Its only $12 bucks, so, I figure, you can take that $$ you saved by going to the $3 movie and buy me one of these. Or 5. Please and thank you.

EDIBLES:

It’s hot. I want ice cream. Not that Coldstone 12 bucks for one scoop. I want the kind my dad used to make in the summer months. Out of an ice cream maker that was wooden on the outside with a metal bucket inside. We would pick fresh blackberries from our garden and dump them in with a buttload of salt. More salt than i had ever seen before. Then we would wait. Now, Kitchen Aid has an attachment that hooks up to your mixer. And in 25 minutes, you have ice cream just like daddy used to make! So, I’ll be whipping up some ice cream soon! Recipes to follow!!

KNUCKLE ME:

This week’s knuckle me goes to a very deserving LA Superior Courts! For dropping the hammer on LiLo. (yep. I called her that. Clearly, I have been gettin a little too much Perez Hilton!) I mean, really. By her reaction, I think its safe to say, she really did think she was above the law! Well, guess what little missy? OJ Simpson you are not! I almost felt bad for her. Almost. Her shock seemed pretty genuine. Im hoping those days (lets face it, it will prob only be 5 or so) shes in the slammer, she reflects, gets her hair braided (be honest, anything would be an improvement from what shes got going on now!!) regrets her decision to get her lips plumped ( EWWW. what is wrong with these young women? I just dont get it!) and maybe finds a new lady friend..Either way. Its high time someone slapped her with some reality. So, heres to you LA SuperioR Courts! Knuckle Me!!!!!!

Hope y’all have a wonderful rest of your week!

Peace and Love,

J

What I’m Diggin Wednesday

Happy Wednesday y’all! Hope this post finds you having a kick ass week! (As opposed to an ass kicking week. That would be bad…and painful) I’m looking forward to my weekend full of Family, Fun, Food..and other words that start with F… It’s World Cup time…do you care? I do and I’ll tell you why. Two words…D. Beck. So dreamy! I may be getting old, but I really dont know how (or why) I got up so early 4 years ago.was it… to listen to the droning of those damned vuvu-whatever they’re calleds? Probs not. To listen to the sweet accents of the commentators? Maybe. Was it to see the yummy D. Beck? DING DING DING!!! Jackpot! There isnt much I wouldnt do, including dragging my sleepy ass out of bed, to see that man….if only he were actually playing…now im getting greedy!  Heeeeere’s what I’m diggin:

WIIIIIIPEOUTTTTT!

Yep! That’s right! The Big Red Balls are back! On Tuesday of last week! Wipeout returned! And with 12 new obstacles, it’s sure to have us laughing even more! I can’t wait! This show is so hilarious! The lengths at which people will jump/fling/hurl abuse themselves for $50K amazes me! My personal fave is the  punch wall! Nothin like seein suckas get punched..in the face!! Call me sadistic, but, I love seeing all these peeps fling themselves around like monkey dung..(too much?) and if you’re like me, you will love it too!

Blog O’ the Week:

Groupon This website is awesome! If you havent heard of Groupon, it is pretty effin sweet. Every weekday they have a new deal from a local business. The deals are all at LEAST 50% off the retail price. So far, I’ve purchased a pedicure, grizzlies tickets and a red carpet car wash all for SUPER cheap…So cheap, in fact, you almost feel bad for getting such a deal…almost! Go check it out!!

Gary Busey on Twitter
Let’s face it, Gary Busey has always been a freakshow. Hes a trainwreck. A horrible accident on the side of the freeway that you just cant help but stop texting to rubberneck at. Now, you can have the freakshow that is Gary Busey at your fingertips. He’s on twitter! And, people, he does NOT disappoint! His comedic levels of inappropriateness are enough to make you cringe and laugh…at the same time. Its bad. Its disgusting. Its awesome! Trust me, you DON’T want to miss this!!!


WANT: Back in the day, I used to have this watch thing. It all started with a Swatch and kind of never stopped from there. Then, it took a break and I was perfectly content with my “work watch” and my “fancy watch”. Well, It’s BAAAACK! The Watch Bug has hit me again..and i REALLY want this watch! Its a Nixon. It’s Digital. AND, AND, AND, its PINK!!!!!!!!! I love me some pink stuff!!!

Fres-Now You Know:

Picture Fresno I am so cutting edge, I am telling you about something awesome in Fresno that hasnt even started yet!! It’s Picture Fresno! Each week,  members of the community submit photos that fit a given a theme or challenge, & a panel of judges selects a weekly favorite! I will SO be doing this! You should too! Click the link to follow them on twitter! Or, check out their facebook fan page, here! I can’t wait!!

EDIBLES:

4th of July food!! This yummy Flag cake couldnt be an easier way to add a little red, white, and blue to your 4th festivites! Just frost your favorite cake with vanilla frosting. (I NEVER condone canned frosting. Use a cake mix, if you MUST. But DO NOT use canned frosting! Leave a comment if you need a quick and delicious frosting recipe!) Then use 50 blueberries to create your “Stars”. Halve approx. 40 strawberries and use them to create your stripes. And, VOILA! An American Flag Cake! (use this pic as your guide if you need to…That’s what I’ll be doing! Shh! Dont tell! 😉

KNUCKLE ME: This week’s knuckle me goes to Apple. And since, its Opposites Day, by knuckle me, I really mean, Slap in tha Face!!! Apple, did you REALLY let all of us stand (and I do mean, stand) for 6 + hours (not me, of course! My cut off was 6 hours, so, the way I see it, Apple is lucky I stayed all the way till my cut off time! 😛 ) in these ridiculous lines just to give us a phone that doesnt work?!?! I mean, I REALLY did just pay for a phone that has to be held at a 45 degree angle with my fingers in a certain position, with me standing on one foot, and doing the robot with my free hand just to get enough reception to play the “can you hear me now?” game…REEE DIC YOU LUS, APPLE!!!!!!!! For that, you get a SLAP IN THA FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Hump Day, yall!

Peace and Love,

J