Happy Hump Day! Here are the five things I’m most in love with this week:
I knew this podcast was a big deal because of the number of articles I’ve seen about it on news and magazine websites. I never listened, though, because I wasn’t sure I could get behind the whole podcast thing. I imagined it would be like talk radio, which was my favorite thing to fall asleep to in the car when I was little. Finally, it was the subject of the podcast that intrigued me enough to listen to the first episode.
The whole thing is told by a reporter who is looking into a 1999 murder. A guy, Adnan, is in jail for killing his ex-girlfriend, Hai, when they were both seniors in high school, but the reporter isn’t so sure Adnan is guilty. If you’re at all into true crime as a genre- I so am- you have to listen to Serial. Be warned, though: you won’t want to read, watch, or listen to anything else until you’ve finished.
thinking out loud
I know this song has been out for a while, but I’m just now discovering it. The video, the lyrics, his voice- I love everything about it. If you’ve not yet watched the video, you should. Ed Sheeran is quickly becoming one of my top five favorite gingers.
Caesar dressing is one of my favorites. When I’m trying to make smarter food choices, though, cutting out creamy dressings is a no-brainer. That’s okay, because I also love balsamic vinaigrette. Sometimes you have to mix things up, though, which is why I’m so glad I recently found a Caesar vinaigrette dressing. I haven’t yet found it at a grocery store, but Amazon keeps me stocked up.
You’ve heard of this, right? It’s a trivia app. You answer questions in different categories and play against opponents, either friends or random people. There’s a little more to it, but basically the player who answers the most questions correctly wins. As someone who relishes the chance to put my wealth of trivial knowledge to the test, I can’t get enough of this app.
I know, I know. In one paragraph I’m discussing making healthy food choices and in the next I’m introducing you to my new favorite French fry-making kitchen product. But potatoes aren’t bad, especially when eaten in moderation. And with this potato cutter, you can have a batch of crispy oven-baked fries whipped up in less time than it takes to cook a turkey burger. If you’re looking for an indulgent French fry recipe that doesn’t bankrupt your calorie allotment, I highly recommend these skinny Texas cheese fries from skinnytaste. And did I mention the fry cutter costs under $5?
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