Tuesday Things.

1. I want to have kids just so I can have an elf on the shelf.

2. Those dishes up there are from fishs eddy, where I found myself standing late last week practically in tears because I needed to have all of the things. This does not work out when your suitcase already weighs 69 pounds. Yeah, can you just imagine traveling with me? Picture your worst nightmare. Then double it.

3. Today I attempted to go Christmas shopping and about one hour in remembered that I left my credit card in the pocket of one of my coats at home because I’m just… insanely irresponsible. If I even told you how many times this has happened to me? Like millions. Really.

4. Am I the only one that buys a thing of bobby pins and then loses them all in a matter of days? Why does this happen? I had the great bobby pin search of 2012 on Saturday night. I think we could also call this the great bobby pin meltdown though.

5. Three words that have made my holiday season complete: candy cane vodka. Pretty sure I’m going to put this in… everything.

6. Last night I was in bed by 8:45 which was ah may zing and fell asleep to Clark Griswold. Then I dreamt about eggnog and dickies.

7. How to hack Sephora. This was definitely written about me.

8. Uh, this is sort of sad but I might be boycotting all holiday baking this year. I KNOW. Throw stones. I’m such a hypocrite after telling you what I would bake and now, I haven’t even started and I have less than seven days and a billion things to do and… and… I could whine all night. We will see. It wouldn’t be Christmas without 16 dozen cookies stored in my garage.

9. Homeland. OMG. I’ve talked about it so much already but I must talked about it here. I have to admit (and it’s probably due to last week’s tragic events too) that the last third was sort of hard for me to watch. Seemed very real. But, um Saul? So bad ass. He is like, totally in charge now right? MY LIFE IS COMPLETE. Even if he made some faces that made him look like a complete lunatic in the last 30 seconds. Yep… it was bananas.

10. Can’t even tell you what I would give right now for someone to make me this phenomenal salad. I mean, if I’m asking for a salad? It has to be perfect.

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60 Responses to “Tuesday Things.”

  1. #
    Amy — December 18, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    It’s embarrassing how much I love these Tuesday Things posts. I also need those dishes.

    Re: bobby pins. I can never find them. EVER. And then my boyfriend steps on like 25 million and gets upset and well…there they all are! On the floor! Where they belong!


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    Georgia — December 18, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

    Wait, but who do you think did it?! I don’t think it was Brody?! Maybe Saul or Carrie?!?! DISCUSS!


    • Jessica — December 18th, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

      the attack? i’m pretty sure at the end it showed that brody was framed because they said that nazir and the terrorist group took responsibility for it?? they said that in one of the news clips, that they took responsibility. and they released the old video pretending like it was a current one.


      • Katie @ Blonde Ambition — December 18th, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

        Yeah, I thought Brody did it…until they released his old video! Like why would he have let himself survive if he knew they were going to take responsibility for it and release his video? I think they framed him and probably thought he would die too?

      • Alison — December 18th, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

        Do you not thing that Saul was PISSED that Carrie was alive?? I don’t think that was a happy look. Plus he has trouble with lie detectors and just happened not to be there that day. hmmmm. I think he has something to do with it. Not sure how it all works out. And that maybe Quinn fits in some how but not quite sure. I dont think it is a neat package at all.

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    Harper — December 18, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    2. Want all the things. All the things.

    4. I was once compared to the witch in the Looney Tunes cartoons who always left a trail of bobby pins as she sped off.


    • Tink — December 18th, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

      You aren’t alone. More than once I’ve been compared to Witch Hazel, not just for the bobby pins. I think it has something to do with the pause-leap-maniacal cackle.


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    Angie K — December 18, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    Ditto on the Elf on a Shelf!!!!!!!!!!!!


  5. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — December 18, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    I just stumbled into a fishs eddy here in NYC and I was in heavenn!


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    Amanda — December 18, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    My best friend and I have this theory that these little, microscopic people that no one can see (remember the Littles?) hide in our apartments and steal petty things like socks, pens and chap stick. I believe I just solved the case of the missing bobby pins. Seriously, though, I found like 20 bobby pins in the trunk of my car the other day. How in the world did they end up there?!?!


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    Toni — December 18, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    Your bobby pins must end up where my daughter’s hair types/headbands end up. No wait, hers go missing at school. Maybe not. But, yep, they always disappear & then I’m off to Dollar Tree (cause I’m not spending a ton of money for her to LOSE them again) to buy more.

    So, I went to lunch with friends, couldn’t find my debit card, so figured I must have left it in a coat at home, only to find it when I got home, in my wallet. *sigh*

    And candy cane vodka? I must find this…


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    Sabrina — December 18, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

    Ahhh finally lol.

    I lose bobby pins all the time, so now I keep them in multiple places in my house. And I also went Christmas shopping without my credit card. Luckily I had a backup. I also waited in line for 30 minutes to make a return only to realize the item I had to return was sitting on my counter at home.


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    Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} — December 18, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

    Love those dishes. I find myself in a similar situation in Anthropologie every time I go in. Food blogging is totally just an excuse to buy 1 of everything.


  10. #
    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat — December 18, 2012 @ 5:31 pm

    i LOVE Fishs Eddy – thanks to a fabulous friend who lives in New York, I even included some of their stuff on my wedding registry – including those polka dot bowls!


  11. #
    Sandy @ RE — December 18, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    I love your Tuesday posts, girl :)


  12. #
    JulieD — December 18, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

    hello, I want to go to fishs eddy now too…woah


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    jessica — December 18, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    All I can think of is walking out of the Apple Store after Awkwards-McGee asked if you were going to see Eddie on Christmas (LOL) to go and get… your wallet. haha <3


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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — December 18, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    During my senior year of college, my roommates had to spot me money for groceries no fewer than 3 times because I forgot my ID/debit card. I was the worst.

    And I’ve just stopped buying bobby pins. I’ve bought maybe 4 things of them this year, and of those hundreds of bobby pins, I have 3 left. THREE! I basically have just decided to guard the remaining 3 with my life and never buy another pack, because they’ll inevitably get lost!

    I legitimately couldn’t sleep on Sunday night after watching Homeland + reading about Connecticut all weekend. It was just too eerie. :(


  15. #
    Alissa — December 18, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

    I laughed out loud at your first one, because I have been thinking that same exact thing!


  16. #
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — December 18, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    I have a kid and no Elf on the Shelf and I feel kinda like a slacker. Hopefully I won’t be judged too harshly…


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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 18, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    i have spent a small fortune recently online shopping at Fishs Eddy. Lord god save me. And my Amex card! :)


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    jessica lynn — December 18, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

    #9 that article was awesome and bananas…as was Homeland. Holy canoli, batman.
    #1 I seriously can’t wait to do the Elf on the Shelf
    #2 I’ve never heard of Fish Eddy, but that’s the next place my browser is going.


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    Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries — December 18, 2012 @ 7:41 pm

    LOVE all polka dotted dishes! And yes, I’m the worst with bobby pins. My husband loves to find them in random places alllll over our house. Ha!


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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — December 18, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

    I am exactly the same with bobby pins! It’s weird!


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    Laura — December 18, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

    Okay, #3 used to happen to me all the time! I was part of a run club that met on Monday nights, so I would always stick my credit card in my running shorts so my running buddies and I could get dinner afterward. I used to always have Tuesdays off work, so I would use the day to run errands. I cannot tell you how many times I was trying to buy groceries or mail something at the post office on Tuesday only to remember that my credit card was still in the shorts I wore to run club the night before!


  22. #
    Mary — December 18, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    My roommate went to the 99 cent store and got a pack of 200 bobby pins for a dollar. that will last a month or two between us. And i love the polka dots! aaaand the sephora…. gosh i just want to be friends with you hahah. im right there with you. i haven’t done any baking yet, when normally i’d be covered in flour by now. oh well. i’ll just make some new years cookies, to throw off all the diet resolutions people may have!


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    tracy {pale yellow} — December 18, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    2. fishs eddy is a dangerous, dangerous place. whenever I go there I have to give myself a spending limit and then I wander around picking up things and then putting things down to stay under my limit. I’m sure the salespeople love me…


  24. #
    Hannah C. — December 18, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    Could not agree more with #1. Even contemplated buying one just this afternoon to start practicing. I decided against it….this year.


  25. #
    diane stanley — December 18, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    you just caused me to
    a) plan a trip to NYC and Fishs Eddy
    b) call Mr. Romance and tell him to pick up some Candy Cane Vodka on his way home
    c) rewatch the finale of Homeland
    d) and I am totally making that salad for Christmas dinner


  26. #
    Chloe Moon — December 18, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

    Candy Cane vodka???? I HAVE to check that out!!!


  27. #
    Tara Melissa — December 19, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    You just reminded me that it’s time to break out the Peppermint Schnapps. Aw yeah.


  28. #
    Megan | Eats Daily — December 19, 2012 @ 12:39 am

    OH HOMELAND! What a great show….Saul made me tear up a few times. Also, I have a very difficult time deciding who has the weirdest cry/upset facial expressions between Dana and Carrie.


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    Nicole de B. — December 19, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    I’m totally making that salad tonight. Trader Joe’s had gorgeous brussel sprouts and now I know what I want to do with them!

    I’ve made 45 dozen cookies, two fruitcakes (been soaking in Blackstrap rum for a month!), four batches of fudge, and two batches of Giada’s Spiced Cocktail nuts recipe. I have two cheesecakes, and another batch of fudge to go and I’m done baking for the season. I’ll collapse at that point and swear to never bake again. Well not before January 2nd, at least. :- P


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    Alex — December 19, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    Dude. I was once a bobby pin loser too. I have curly hair so bobby pins are absolutely essential.
    Solution: Find something in your bathroom that you can see and you might actually put the bobby pins back on. The inside of your medicine cabinet, the edge of your jewelry holder, etc. I use my metal make up board. Then hot glue (or whatever type of glue you have round the house glue) a piece of ribbon (both ends) so it bows out in a little ‘c.’ Slide bobby pins on. When you take them out of your hair at night to sleep, put them back on the ribbon.
    LIFE CHANGING, up there with shirts that have buttons on the back to adjust to your shoulders/bust.


  31. #
    Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy — December 19, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    I want an Elf on the Shelf too! I almost bought one for myself and my husband — that wouldn’t be weird or anything, right?


  32. #
    Alicia Greenrabbit — December 19, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    Forget the bobby pins ,how about elastics, my cat Lydia plays with them and I can never find one. I usually end up looking on the floor or under the couch to find them covered in dust bunnies!


    • Alicia Greenrabbit — December 19th, 2012 @ 8:53 am

      All my dishes are turquoise, red ,yellow and blue Fiesta . There ‘s no rhyme or reason to my color selection.


  33. #
    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — December 19, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    candy cane vodka– i’m in! where are we meeting for drinks? :)


  34. #
    Stephanie — December 19, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    but but you have to bake!

    i haven’t started yet either, but it’s on the plan for tonight after work to at least get SOMETHING done.


  35. #
    LivLuvLou — December 19, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    1: Hi, I’m Lou.. First Time “Caller”
    2: I agree.. once i clicked on the salad link: THE FRIED GOAT CHEESE HAD ME AT HELLO
    That has to be the funniest thing i have read in ta looooong time!!!! lololololol

    yOU’RE AWSOME!!!


  36. #
    Vanessa Dick — December 19, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    Looks like I will be making some Candy Cane vodka tonight to enjoy while I am doing my Holiday baking!


  37. #
    Kathy W — December 19, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    Thanks for introducing me to Fishs Eddy — yeah, that was sarcastic. I’m in love with their farm animal storage bowls.


  38. #
    Tiffany W. — December 19, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    Soooo bought an Elf on the Shelf “for my little brother”. He was 10, probably I bit too old for it, but. .. Archie’s still going strong 3 years later!


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    Natasha O — December 19, 2012 @ 11:21 am

    8 – Thank god. At least a few of us has got to be one of the lazy ones, just enjoying all the holiday has to offer. I’ll bake eventuallty.. and it shall be worth the wait..


  40. #
    cindy coniglio — December 19, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    Jess. #1 is so appropriate after talking this week. We should elf each other next year. lol…


  41. #
    HeatherChristo — December 19, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    When I just opened this post, I inhaled loudly at that picture. I guess I need all of that stuff too. If it makes you feel better, I dropped my credit card in the gutter this last weekend and had to cancel it. Still waiting for my new one, so I have NO shopping done. Also- every 2 months I buy a super pack of bobby pins and pony tail holders. It is like a science experiment. I usually have some bobby pins and NO ponytail holders at the end of the time. I suspect a black hole.

    Thank you for giving a nod to my salad :)


  42. #
    teresa — December 19, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    Fish Eddy’s!
    Never heard of it!
    But it’s my favorite now! ;)
    Believe it or not.
    I too had a meltdown over bobby pins Saturday night!
    It’s true!
    It’s true!
    Holiday Hugs to you Jessica!
    P.S. Would you please create a HOMELAND blog and just write about Saul for 11 months? That look he gave Carrie at the end of the season finale. Melt me.


  43. #
    teresa — December 19, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    Excuse me.
    Fishs Eddy. ;)


  44. #
    Carolyn — December 19, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    Oh the disappearing bobby pins! That happens all the time to me. I bought two packs of bobby pins over the summer, thinking they’d last a while, & the other day I noticed that they’re almost completely gone! Where are they?


  45. #
    Maureen C — December 19, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    I love Tuesday Things!!
    And – I really want someone to make me that salad too!


  46. #
    Madeleine @ Teenie Baker — December 19, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

    I am the same with bobby pins!! The only good thing is, as much as I lose them, I can pretty much find one in any given drawer of the house…


  47. #
    Melanie — December 19, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    PLEASE tell me you’ve seen this interview with Saul:


    It will make you want to nuzzle his beard 12350912730512 times more than you already do. Spoiler alert: he is even more adorable IRL.


  48. #
    Jen — December 20, 2012 @ 1:27 am

    Numbers 3 and 4? Lets for reals be best friends.


  49. #
    kaitlyn ray — December 20, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    sometimes when i read your tuesday things, i think you’ve discovered a way to read other peoples thoughts (mine specifically) and then make them twice as witty and post them.

    so funny!


  50. #
    Amber @ Slim Pickin's Kitchen — December 20, 2012 @ 11:25 am

    OMG, #6 is probably the funniest thing I’ve ever read in my life. I die. Wanna hear something funny? My ex-boyfriend’s mom bought me a dickie for Christmas one year…like she actually expected me to wear it. It wasn’t a gag gift. Yeah…that relationship didn’t last. Clearly.


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