1. I’m going on day four of eating smashed avocado toast for two meals a day. Also, true excitement is when you forgot that you bought an extra bag of Snapea Crisps (you know, like one that you didn’t wolf down on the car ride home) and magically find them to create the perfect side dish.

2. Amaretto marshmallow s’mores? You’re right. I am thankful.

3. I watched the Miss America talent portion on Saturday night for what may have been the first time in history, and only had one thought: is baton twirling still a thing? I’m not being a jerk, I’m asking seriously. I was desperate to take baton lessons (twirling lessons? what are they called?) when I was tiny because my two friends did, but I think it interfered with dance classes. I just can’t imagine doing it as a 24-year old. But that’s probably because when I was 24, I had 58-year old person tendencies.  Yeah, you do the math for my age now.

4. Proof that I’m old and boring? I realized that it’s a new year, which means a lot of my favorite authors will have new books out and I think I squealed. Out loud. In public.

5. 25 little things that make you smile. Ummmm #12? Remember last year when I did this? So irresponsible.

6. I keep seeing and hearing this stuff about unicorn hair? I guess it’s, like, a bunch of pretty pastel and rainbow colors… in your hair? Or something? I’m sorry, but that sounds like my ultimate dream. I also bleed glitter. Yes, I know. Trash.

7. Oh oh oh, and I REALLY want a pair of those wedge sneaker-like things but there is no way I can pull that off. I mean, maybe I can, but I just think I’d look like a complete idiot who was trying too hard. Twitter was split 50/50. Can we just make them even more popular so I don’t look too much like an idiot? You know, I really only want them because they seem comfortable and I am a wedge freak.

8. There are certain movies that I watch a million times a month. It’s Complicated, obviously. Dirty Dancing, because, well… see #6. Stepbrothers, because I find it more and more hysterical every time it’s on and a bunch of networks seem to enjoy playing it a few times a week. Bridesmaids, for the exact same reason, but with females. Soooo I really enjoyed this list of 13 life lessons learned from Bridesmaids.  #6… yeah.

9. As expected, Girls succeeded in making me highly uncomfortable within, oh, the first five minutes of the show. It was fabulous. And strangely enough, I think my favorite scene was the one with Marnie and Elijah. Uh huh. You know what I’m talking about.

10. Vaguely aware that I need to let my obsession with the 90s go, but would like to inhale these pop rocks truffles first. YES.

11. Things I want: a mint green couch. Mint green shoes. A mint green purse. Everything mint green that has ever existed in the world.

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64 Responses to “Tuesday Things.”

  1. #
    Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen — January 15, 2013 @ 2:34 pm

    I JUUUUST watched the new Girls and that Marnie and Elijah scene made me want to hide behind the couch. CRAZY!


    • Jessica — January 15th, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

      hahahaha right?


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    Carly @ Snack Therapy — January 15, 2013 @ 2:37 pm

    GIRLS. Yes. I just want to die every single time Shoshana speaks. I’m in love with every word that comes out of her mouth.


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    Katie @ Veggie and the Beast — January 15, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    thank you thank you THANK YOU for #5. I so needed that list today.


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    jamie @ green beans & grapefruit — January 15, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    Haven’t caught the premiere of girls yet but I am already uncomfortable just thinking about it. I think we should have a virtual 80’s party and that way you (and the rest of us) could wear every single one of your fashion choices….all together. Think about it.


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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — January 15, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    Ahhh that scene with Elijah and Marnie!!! I was like “Do people really do stuff like that in real liiife??” ahhhhh


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    Sabatino @ hotcupoflove.com — January 15, 2013 @ 2:53 pm

    Pop rocks truffles? WHAT!? I’m so putting on my best flannel shirt, blasting some Smashing Pumpkins, and drifting away to 90’s candy utopia.


    • Cass — January 16th, 2013 @ 11:55 am

      Don’t forget your Doc Martins! :)


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    kim@hungryhealthygirl — January 15, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    Love the 25 things to make you smile. I think I can relate to every single one of them. A mint green couch sounds fabulous!!


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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — January 15, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

    I’m pretty sure Bridesmaids and Girls are two signs that our world (well, ok, our TV/film world) is headed in the right direction. So glad Girls got some big Golden Globe wins!


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    Emily — January 15, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

    I got the wedged sneakers and I LOVE them. I find them most perfect for watching football at bars on Sundays. Does that make me pathetic? I’m OK with it.


    • Jessica — January 15th, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

      what do you wear them with? leggings? skinny jeans? neon spandex from the 80s? (just kidding. sort of.)


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    Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries — January 15, 2013 @ 3:02 pm

    Smashed avocado on toast is one of my all-time favorite easy meals! I add a little garlic salt and pepper on it too – yum!


  11. #
    Lizzie — January 15, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    I am totally with you on wanting wedge sneakers, but thinking I can’t pull them off. I am also with you on Girls. I watched the Marnie/Elijah scene from behind my fingers, gross. My favorite part was the scene in the coat room with Shoshana and Ray!


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    Lady Lip Print — January 15, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

    I had to google Unicorn Hair and i think we should have a hair party with glitter we can trash everything up! Oh and i want a hot pink couch like Kandee Johnson I’m in love with her couch. BTW what do you think of the heelless wedges? I wanna try a pair on just to see what their like…


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    KatieLou — January 15, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    YES to #4 — if squealing in public due to the realization it’s a new year and thus new books will be coming out is old and boring, then I am totally right there with you. Words cannot convey how excited I am for the new Sophie Kinsella book that’s coming out. Can. Not. Wait.

    PS – Absolutely love reading your blog! I’m always so excited when Tuesday rolls around ’cause I’m like, “YES! TUESDAY THINGS!” Plus your recipes are to-die-for-delicious.


  14. #
    Jayme — January 15, 2013 @ 3:15 pm

    I think you might be my long lost sister – I literally posted those wedge-type sneakers (Steve Madden from Nordy) to Instagram on Saturday – i strangely really like them. AND, have you seen all of the pastel Kate Spade everything that recently launched? Holy cuteness!!!!


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    Christina @ oven adventures — January 15, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    If you let’s your 90’s obsession go then I might have to and that would be horrible, so lets not.


  16. #
    betty — January 15, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

    i love tuesdays only because of this post. i seriously need to watch girls. and all i’ve wanted for a week straight it avocado toast. thank you.


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    Erin @ The Food Doctors — January 15, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

    So I definitely made my husband watch GIRLS with me last night by saying something like, “Umm.. tomorrow is Tuesday, and if I don’t watch GIRLS tonight, then I am not going to know what Jessica is talking about tomorrow on Tuesday Things, and i’m going to feel left out… because that’s how pathetic my life is.”

    And that’s how pathetic my life is.


  18. #
    Jessica — January 15, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

    Shoshanna continues to be my favorite about that show. For so many reasons.


    • Krystina — January 15th, 2013 @ 4:29 pm

      Really? I feel like the only person who really dislikes Shoshanna. If I knew her in real life I would want to punch her daily. She’s so annoying.


  19. #
    Amy W — January 15, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

    I am ab absolutely positive Mr. How Sweet would LOVE the unicorn hair look. Yep….


  20. #
    Maya — January 15, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    At Austin City Limits, one of the food trucks had this on the menu: Watermelon with goat cheese and pop rocks. This sounds very Jessica, right??


  21. #
    Elysha — January 15, 2013 @ 3:52 pm

    This has nothing to do with anything but my husband was watching the latest American Pie movie (Reunion?) and I realized how awesome late nineties music was. And then I started missing these great pants I had in high school, from Delia*s, which I often paired with a mint green (!) belly shirt. So, yes, I need unicorn hair.


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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — January 15, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

    Oh gosh. Girls was awesome – I actually watched it twice in a row because I’m a weirdo. This was a really small part that I found way too funny for some reason – Shoshanna’s use of emojis? What was it? A bear, a gun, and a wrapped gift? I definitely texted that to all my fellow Girls fans shortly after she mentioned that, and most of them hadn’t seen the episode yet and were thoroughly confused.

    Also, try your smashed avocado toast with some crumbled goat cheese and a squeeze of lime mixed in. It’s my favorite way to eat it! :)


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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — January 15, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    pretty pastel and rainbow colors and bleeding glitter…you should come to my neighborhood. It’s chock full. So much pink, purple, and rainbow hair here!

    And those marshmallows of Bridget’s, yes, I so want those.

    And smashing an avocado and smearing it on bread is always a win.


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    Jenny — January 15, 2013 @ 4:43 pm

    Hi! I read your blog all the time though I haven’t commented. But when I saw you post something about baton twirling, I thought I should probably break my silence. I was a baton twirler through my entire junior high and high school careers (1994-2002). I went to competitions every single weekend and my corp and I attended the nationals every year. I don’t twirl anymore because there’s not a lot of options for adult twirlers, but a lot of twirlers get college scholarships to be majorettes in the marching band. I still like to toss the stick around every now and again. I wish I would have seen the Miss America pageant since you mentioned it. Usually when I think of pageant twirlers I think of Cheryl from “Miss Congeniality” who gives all us twirlers a bad rap (although i did twirl fire batons too). Haha. Anyhow, a lot of my old twirling buddies now judge baton competitions, so I’m pretty sure it’s still a thing young girls do.


  25. #
    Lisa — January 15, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

    I’ve been obsessed with avocados for months. I’m putting it on everything I can!


  26. #
    Jessica S — January 15, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

    I just started watching Girls because you have talked about it so much on here…and luckily HBO ran a marathon of the first season this past Sunday. I’ve seen all the episodes now and LOVE it. It is so funny and SO uncomfortable!! And none of my friends watch it – so I’m just going to pretend we know each other so I can talk about it with someone!! Also, mint green is the best!


  27. #
    Julie — January 15, 2013 @ 5:37 pm

    I LOVE that photo!


  28. #
    Brittany from Counting My Cupcakes — January 15, 2013 @ 5:39 pm

    Yay for mint green! It’s my primary wedding color, along with a very very light blush pink.


  29. #
    Jamie — January 15, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    love me some shoshana! :)


  30. #
    Cori C — January 15, 2013 @ 6:21 pm

    I am surprised that only one person has commented on your baton twirling question. I am a college administrator, and the last two schools I worked at (both Southernish) had a “star twirler.” I am sure they had a better title, but that is what I am calling ’em. I think i asked the same thing the first time I saw her practicing at the gym.. (do people STILL do that). I am pretty sure she gets a pretty sweet scholarship, and I am also pretty sure they are usually connected to the marching band and the role is more common with southern schools. So there you have it… my 2 cents.


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    Angela — January 15, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    OH MAN I need to get me some avocados STAT. And you need to get yourself some Zoya nail polish in mint. They have the PREEEETTIEST colors! I have the Wednesday one! http://zoyanailpolish.blogspot.com/2013/01/no-dupes-zoya-wednesday-neely-and-bevin.html


  32. #
    Chelsy — January 15, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

    I was on drill team for the entirety of my elementary school years…first a pom pom girl but then I became the ultimate role model as the best freaking twirler ever! BTW I was totally wendy wilson from Wilson Philips along with my younger sister and cousin. We would sing into hairbrushes on my make shift stage in front of the fireplace at my childhood home! Hold on for one more day! Classic!


  33. #
    Alicia Greenrabbit — January 15, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

    Will Ferrell is too funny! How about “Blades of Glory!”


  34. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — January 15, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    You can NEVER have too much glitter!
    Have a super sparkly day!


  35. #
    Lauren — January 15, 2013 @ 8:31 pm

    My mint green obsession is absurd. Mint green peplum dress, mint green workout top, mint green nail polish, mint green button up blouse… SKINNY JEANS?! UGH, I’m definitely looking like a jolly green giant this spring.


  36. #
    Se — January 15, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    Why does being excited about books make you old and boring?? New books from favorite authors are awesome! :)


  37. #
    jennifer — January 15, 2013 @ 10:16 pm

    how about mint green wedge high tops? i think you might not be able to resist a pair of those.


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    Meghan @ The Tasty Fork — January 15, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

    ooh batons! I used to have one when I was little. It had metallic ribbon coming out of each ends… well, until my brother thought it would be funny to pull out the ribbon from one of the ends. I was DEVASTATED!! And I was promised a new baton… I’m still waiting….


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    Christina — January 15, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

    Omgggg #10 on the Bridesmaids list…how are they the same person?! Also, when I was in college we had baton twirlers that performed with the band. They did fire and stuff too.


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    Rose — January 15, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

    Loved Girls.. Marni: “yeah, like a conversation, between two people, I get it” LOL. Also I have Steve Madden wedge sneakers and I love them… I wear them with skinny jeans, sometimes flared jeans (which I know is outdated but do not care), leggings, and maxi skirts (keeps from dragging in snow). They’re great.. my 2 cents!


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    bridget {bake at 350} — January 16, 2013 @ 12:38 am

    Smashed avocado on toast. I am obsessed. I’ve been topping mine with bacon. The ready-to-eat kind because I’m lazy….and when I want it, I want it NOW!!!

    Love the Bridesmaids life lessons. Need to watch that again…and thank YOU for the shout out. Come to Texas…we’ll make s’mores and DRINK Amaretto. ;)


  42. #
    Sabrina — January 16, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    Go! Go! Go! for the wedges. I have been rocking these: http://www.mirapodo.de/bullboxer-sneakers-1053783.html#color=bunt

    for almost a year now. I. Freaking. Love. Them. I am taller, still casual, matched with red skinnies – just right. Go for it!!!!


  43. #
    Shani — January 16, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    I feel the same way about Step Brothers!!!! I start laughing just thinking about that movie and HAVE to watch it whenever it’s on. Even my 12 year old will bellow from doing whatever age-appropriate, responsible thing she is doing to tell me SB is on; it’s kind of sad that I like the movie more than she does, but I don’t think it’s a therapy producing moment for her, so I let it go.

    I just got a deep pink couch and lime green leather chairs and they make me smile. Go for the mint green ! It’s a great color and will be a signature piece that you will love for a long time.


  44. #
    Alyssa — January 16, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    You crack me up :-) Oh and I just got some teal flats for christmas and love them! I think mint green would complete my collection :-)


  45. #
    megan — January 16, 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Mint green…I’m with you totally…oh, and wedges. I am obsessed with them both. I have bought 2 mint green tops in the last week AND 2 pair of wedges…it’s January, in MIchigan.

    And, in case you didn’t know, hot pink is ALSO the color of the Spring…I thought you’d be happy to know :)


  46. #
    Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen — January 16, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    Uncomfortable, yes. Why does Lena Dunham write herself into these naked roles?! Funniest thing ever when she was running up the stairs to her apartment though.


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    Barb | Creative Culinary — January 16, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    Maybe I should not admit this but I do know there are called Baton Lessons. How would I know? I was one of those twirlers. That being said? I loved twirling in parades and at football games and if you handed me a baton today I could do those same moves and think I could catch it but I NEVER equated it to a big talent. Not everyone can do it; it does take some eye/hand coordination and all…but talent? My daughter is a vocal musician; I know talent.

    I laughed out loud at #6. I am packing for a move which really means sorting through 20 years of stuff. Stuff like the glitter and rhinestones I used to use to decorate tshirts and jean jackets and more. Where were you when my daughter mocked me for saying some people still like that stuff. I am committed to taking a photo of a jacket I embellished and sharing it. I might not wear it but it’s not going out in the trash either…I still love sparkle!

    Bull Durham, Dances with Wolves, Last of the Mohicans. Over and over and over.


  48. #
    Kelsey Zahn — January 16, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

    Fun fact. Target currently has wedge sneakers for $30, which means you can try them virtually risk free. I am obsessed with the Isabel Marant version, however, I was not about to shell out the $500 plus dollars for them given that they are indeed a fad and will pass in a heart beat. That being said, I am in love with my Target version and may just have to upgrade.


  49. #
    Jentry Nielsen — January 16, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    I see these wedge sneakers on other girls and think they look SO cute, but I agree I am not one of those girls that can pass that off! I want to be one of those girls, but I think I need to face the facts I am indeed not and move on.
    LOVE love love Bridesmaids, could never get enough! That list was amazing, so funny!


  50. #
    dervla @ The Curator — January 16, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    Uhhh there was so much nudity in the first episode of Girls – i loved it! What was Marnie thinking?!


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