1. I really hate myself for watching (and enjoying… cough cough) Dirty Soap. Ugh.


2. And speaking of TV, I currently have Hey Dude on my DVR. Was Nickelodeon TV/acting seriously that awful back in the day?


3. You must make these for dinner asap. I made them last week, alongside a roasted chicken, green beans and some carrots swimming in 3 different kinds of sugar. Fabulous.


4. My love for Dunkin’ Donuts iced pumpkin lattes is becoming a serious problem. I know… I blabber all the time how I don’t love coffee (just tried homemade cold-brewed iced coffee this morning… barf) but this is sooooo good. I literally want one every single day. It is light years better than Starbucks. Does that even make sense? Oh well. I don’t care. I’m trying to limit myself to 1-2 per week. What a joke.


5. I keep watching horrific scary movies because I feel like scaring the crap out of myself. Then I can’t fall asleep until my eyelids are literally drooping and I have terrible dreams. And then I do it all over again like it’s a sick game.


6. This really happened to me yesterday.


7.  Then this morning, I woke up frantic that I still needed to take out the trash since it was Wednesday. I gathered everything and started to take it out, and noticed that no one else had set their trash out yet. First I figured everyone else had forgot. Then I spazzed assuming they had come super early, I slept through it, and now had to have bags of rotting scraps and food sit around for a week. Then I remembered it was Tuesday.


8. No, I am not a) pregnant, b) drunk, or c) overworked. I’m just d) an idiot.


9. However, I seriously wonder what sales associates secretly think of me when I take 3 different, extremely uncoordinating placemats to the register, along with 2 other different colored napkins, one bowl, two different shaped plates, 1 fork, a spatula and a funky shaped spoon. They probably assume I’m just e) insane and f) a hoarder.


10. While I won’t decorate until after Thanksgiving, I tried listening to Christmas music yesterday (because, uh… who listens to Halloween music?) and it just felt… wrong. Probably because I’m still SO OBSESSED with this time of year.


11. I am doing anything and everything at this moment to avoid cleaning the kitchen. Like trying to come up with pointless extra bullet points for Tuesday Things.


12. Okay. I’m done.

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104 Responses to “Tuesday Things.”

  1. #
    Bekah — October 18, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

    Jessica, you are my hero!


    • trang — October 18th, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

      ditto. I already started listening to christmas music and can’t wait for the buble holiday cd to come out..um next week!!


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    Lys — October 18, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

    Yes, kid actors on Nick were totally terrible back in the day. But that doesn’t mean I still memorized the introduction song to Salute Your Shorts. Kind of epic.


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    Noelle — October 18, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

    Ha ha ha ha. I have just started watching zombie shows. I do not know why and it cannot be good for this baby being born into the world. I could hardly sleep last night! Were those Hasselback potatoes>?


    • Jessica — October 18th, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

      Yes! And have you watched the Walking Dead? My husband is obsessed with it. Pretty good acting/show.


      • Noelle — October 18th, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

        Yes! I watched all of season 1 in a day and then I caught up on the 1st episode last night. So NOT a good idea. I was covering my eyes OFTEN. LOL It is a pretty crazy show.

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    Savannah @ Sweet and Savvy — October 18, 2011 @ 4:41 pm

    No shame in tagging a drink of soap. I was washing a bowl yesterday, forgot to rinse it, and ended up EATING a mouthful of soup alongside some green beans. Ooops.


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    Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl — October 18, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

    This post really cracks me up. There were 3 different scary movies on last night – Kiss of Death, Master of Horror, and some other. Then the Omen was on the other morning. LOL. I do the same. I love to stay up and watch them, but then turning off the lights and running to my bedroom… SCARY! hahaha.


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    Caroline @ Pink Basil — October 18, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

    All I remember about Hey Dude is the theme song, and that thing still rocks! ;)


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    Cookbook Queen — October 18, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    Can you even BELIEVE that Nadia and Brandon are a couple??? And are Kirsten and Farrah gonna make up or what? Sigh. It’s fascinating.

    Also, I do the same thing at Pier One. One salt shaker without a pepper. Two tiny tasting dishes instead of a set. I get super paranoid and have all these responses ready in case the cashier asks me about it. But they never do. They just judge silently I suppose.


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    Sarah B. — October 18, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    I have a love/hate relationship with Fall. I love it because I love all of the colours and it is so pretty. I hate it because it means that the snow and cold are coming, and I really hate how cold it gets in my city.

    I love really scary movies because I love the adrenaline rush that I get while watching them. I do not like what happens after them – me going to sleep in my dark dark basement with my parents two floors up and therefor unable to hear me scream when the psycho with a hook for a hand comes to murder me.


  9. #
    Leann — October 18, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

    Made those potatoes last week as well. Ahhhhmazing!


  10. #
    Nancy B. — October 18, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

    OMG! I used to LOVE Hey Dude, and I’m not even kidding when I tell you I just had a conversation about it last week!


  11. #
    Katrina — October 18, 2011 @ 4:50 pm

    I need to go to Dunkin Donuts.


  12. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — October 18, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    Maybe you like the DD version because their coffee is so much weaker? Love your Tuesday posts:-)


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    Amanda @ Semi-Health Nut — October 18, 2011 @ 4:53 pm

    I love the picture of leaves!! What kind of a camera do you have??
    Also, movies generally suck me in…like emotionally, etc so I REALLY can’t watch scary movies. Especially the ones that I feel like could really happen. Freak. Me. Out.


  14. #
    Cassie [Bake Your Day] — October 18, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    I don’t think I’ve thought about Hey Dude in at least 10 years. Gosh I loved that show. Is it really still on? And if so, what time? I need to set my DVR!


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    nicole {sweet peony} — October 18, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    #9- amen girl! i always feel so awkward! one time, the register person gave me a quasi-stink-eye so i tried to defend myself by saying “i live alone (not true) & i only buy one of each cuz i like the mis-matched look (also not true) & i’m colorblind (definitely not true).” said quasi-stink-eye turned into full-on-stink-eye… le sigh.


  16. #
    Katy Widrick — October 18, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    OK, now I hate you for hating Hey Dude :)

    Heyyyyyyyy Dude! Come on! Mr. Ersnt and his gang were awesome.


  17. #
    Jodie — October 18, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    Seriously thinking of skipping the gym so I can stop at the store to buy ingredients for those potatoes. Oh my gosh.


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    Chelcie @ Chelcie's Food Files — October 18, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    This is so funny haha And no worries I am addicted to watching Dirty Soap too..its almost like they are acting out a soap..but its suppose to be reality? I don’t know haha all the scenes seem so dramatic and fake..but yet I still watch it..


  19. #
    Samantha Cernock — October 18, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    AHHH, I haven’t seen the DD pumpkin iced latte’s!! And yes, DD is so much better than Starbucks.


  20. #
    Michelle — October 18, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    Those crevices of potato have room for bacon.


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    christina @ ovenadventures — October 18, 2011 @ 5:01 pm

    seriously i just laughed my ass off. hoarder bullet – hilarious.


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    Kristina @ spabettie — October 18, 2011 @ 5:03 pm

    heee – last week Jason took the garbage out one night early. then the next day, when I was leaving, I walked down the drive to pull up the empty container… which was still full. and I went “EH!” in my head, like “why haven’t they picked up yet?” yes. all that THEN remembered we had this big discussion and laughed about being a day early.

    I’ve had people comment before when I’m buying a bunch of mismatched single plates, placemats, etc… one person commented “food blog?” :D


  23. #
    Bev Weidner — October 18, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

    Did you watch Paranormal Activity 2? Because we watched it last night and not I’ve blinked since.

    Like, not one single blink.

    And it’s starting to burn.


  24. #
    Tee — October 18, 2011 @ 5:05 pm

    Have you ever read this book? http://www.amazon.com/Idiot-Girls-Action-Adventure-Club-Magnificent/dp/0375760911
    These are my people. And you sound like my people. <3


  25. #
    Corey @ Learning Patience — October 18, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    I love you girl…seriously just spit out my wine….you crack me up….
    I was wondering if you were burping bubbles from that soap drink…???? just teasing…
    Thanks for the smiles!
    xoxo from Trinidad


  26. #
    my honest answer — October 18, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    Oh my god dishsoap!!!!

    This is both the worst and the best thing I’ve heard all day! Sorry (and hope you got rid of the taste eventually)


  27. #
    Chelsea — October 18, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    Thank you for sharing in my Iced Pumpkin Spice latte addiction!! I get mine “lite” and that helps me justify it. It’s practically a health food when you think about it… :)


  28. #
    Gen — October 18, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    I looove Tuesday Things!!! Makes me smile every time! Those potatoes look seriously awesome!


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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — October 18, 2011 @ 5:21 pm

    Ohmygosh #9…I often think they DO think I’m pregnant when I hit the register with 6 kids of chocolate chips, a bag of Oreos and 10 pounds of sugar.


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    Amanda — October 18, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    I love your ‘Tuesday Things’ posts!

    4. How did I not know that Dunkin’ Donuts has pumpkin lattes?! I need to make it a top priority to try one ASAP.

    9. I had a particularly unfriendly cashier the last time I was at Crate & Barrel and she totally thought I was an idiot for buying 1 type of a bunch of different placemats, 1 plate, 1 spoon. Either that or she thought I couldn’t afford a whole set. It was uncomfortable. haha


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    Anna @ On Anna's Plate — October 18, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

    Whoa, whoa, whoa– I’m sorry, back up– HOW is it that you have Hey Dude on your DVR?!? Who is playing that show?!? I wanted to BE Melody when I grew up for about 3 years of my life, back in the early 90s.


    • Jessica — October 18th, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

      It was on Nick late at night a few weeks ago!


  32. #
    Estela @ Weekly Bite — October 18, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

    I saw your facebook posting about the dish soap incident. I chuckled because I’ve that exact same thing. So. Not. Fun.


  33. #
    Stephanie — October 18, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

    I love love dirty soap too!!


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    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — October 18, 2011 @ 5:38 pm

    wow… Hey Dude. I haven’t thought of that show in YEARS!

    Dunkin’s Lattes are so much better than Starbucks. I have a Pumpkin Spice Coffee or Latte everyday. YUM

    I feel the need to tell the cashiers at TJ Maxx (or wherever) when I go up with one of each thing (none matching) I have a food blog and this plate would photograph so well!


  35. #
    janetha — October 18, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

    i lost it when i read the dish soap bit. i love you.


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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — October 18, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    I am loving all of these Tuesday things! First, Hey Dude was so awesome! They need to put it on Netflix. I’ve been watching the Wonder Years non-stop. Second, I also wonder what sales people think when I buy 5 different colored napkins and other mis-matched items. They must just think we are eclectic!


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    Three-Cookies — October 18, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

    There is a lot of controversy about bottled water. I don’t think opposers of bottled water ever expected dish soap to be a substitute:) Now they know. At least you have shown that it does not harm, things you do for us:)


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    Cait @ Cait hates Cake — October 18, 2011 @ 6:24 pm

    Hahaha, #9. You’re definitely a food blogger!


  39. #
    Lauren — October 18, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

    Ok, 7.8.and 9. are heeelarious. You are seriously a riot. I made your crazy feta the other day-yum!!! Seriously, I so appreciate that I know whatever I make of yours will turn out amazing. Seeing as I’m always making your recipes when entertaining, it is a huge relief!


    • Jessica — October 18th, 2011 @ 6:40 pm

      I am so glad you liked it!!


  40. #
    Casey — October 18, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

    I loved Hey Dude! The acting seemed awesome back then, but then again, I haven’t watched it in years.


  41. #
    Kristin — October 18, 2011 @ 6:52 pm

    The very first place I go when I make it back to the east coast is DD. I dream about their drinks!


  42. #
    Mama Pea — October 18, 2011 @ 7:06 pm

    Whenever I go to Crate + Barrel I seriously think the sales staff believes me to be clinically insane.


  43. #
    Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen — October 18, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    HAHAHAH! 1. I’m always buying ONE of everything and wonder the same thing. Nothing matches. I only need one, though!! 2. Those hasselback potatoes are major. 3. I saw the dish soap thing on FB yesterday and literally laughed outloud at the coffee shop. 4. I wish LA had Fall. :(


  44. #
    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — October 18, 2011 @ 7:58 pm

    is the pumpkin spiced latte that good? ok maybe I need to try it but I havent had iced coffee in months! as soon as it gets a little chilly I am a convert to hot…BUT that picture and your description sounds amazingggg

    I want that picture of the leaves framed and on my wall! :)


    • Jessica — October 18th, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

      It’s DELICIOUS! But I get it in all it’s cream and sugar glory.


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    Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy — October 18, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    I love Dunkin’ Donuts pumpkin coffee! I had my second one last week…and I’m convinced it just keeps tasting better…I want more :)!


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    Sarah @ The Cyclist's Wife — October 18, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

    What is Dirty Soap? Enjoy Fall. It is still 90 degrees here and the trees are still green. I want Fall colors and hot soup, but it just won’t fly right now. Boo!


    • Jessica — October 18th, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

      It’s a new (absolutely horrible but equally addicting) reality show on E! with six soap opera stars. *bangs head against wall*


  47. #
    Bridget =) — October 18, 2011 @ 8:17 pm

    OMG, I LOVED!!!!!!!!!!! Hey Dude! It’s a little wild and a little strange… when you make your home out on the range! =) thanks for the flashback! =)


  48. #
    Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) — October 18, 2011 @ 8:23 pm

    I loved (love?) How Dude! Um.. is that still on TV? And that photo of the leaves is kinda amazing. Was that enhanced w instagram?


  49. #
    katie @KatieDid — October 18, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

    mmmmm DD’s iced anything is where its at.
    And I can’t believe you chugged soap… bahha that just made my night. But I’m sorry you had to endure that, it must have been horrid.


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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — October 18, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

    I’m going to BB & Beyond tonite and will be recreating your mismatched, random, hodgepodge of housewares concoctions. I think the sales people are immune to it thought.

    DD is wayyyy better than Starbucks. And anything doctored up with syrups and milks is pretty much a guaranteed success. Sugar is a beautiful thing.

    My mom chugged half a cup of dish soap once. She thought it was milk. It was Ivory Liquid. Whoops.



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