Thursday, June 3, 2010

Friday Favorites

Here is a quick re-cap of some of my favorite things this week.

I really want to find a decent way to make iced coffee at home for the summertime.(But really, I'll take it any way I can get it.) Do any of you readers have any suggestions, or recipes? I used to work at Starbucks, but their ice coffee brewing method never seems to work quite right at home
(This mug makes a bold statement. Get yours here.)

Avatar: The Last Airbender
I was (pleasantly) surprised by this Nickelodeon cartoon. Marius and Sitara have actually been singing its praises for a while now. I had caught commercials here and there but dismissed it as another "lowest common denominator" anime. But during a cleaning spree in my apartment last night, it happened to be on when I was looking for something to put on TV in the background. After ONE episode I was hooked. It is actually NOT an anime, but a really smart, well edited, mature cartoon.
And let's keep it real, I <3 this weird animal companion from the show (Which has a name but I lovingly call "flying bison thingy")

Making Wedding Arrangements
We finally found a venue!!! I have actually started to get excited about planning, rather than getting frustrated that I had made ZERO progress. We are about 6 months out now, so I figure I should probably start dress shopping soon. (Thank jeebus p90x just came in the mail today!)

Our new puppy will surely get her own post this weekend, (we pick her up on Saturday) but here is a teaser. - An awesome resource for adopting a rescue.

Late Night Vacuuming 
Every night this week I have gotten the urge to vacuum way past the time when any normal person would want to vacuum. Have I mentioned yet that I love to clean? I also love fresh laundry, no dirty dishes, and clean floors.

I think that's pretty much as random as it gets. That's what keeps life interesting though.

What were your favorite things this week?


  1. Hands down the best ice coffee I've had is cold brew. You can also heat it in the microwave since it hasn't been heated yet. This is the device Erin uses to great effect.

  2. I just did iced coffee using the method from this site, it was delicious. I have one of those measuring cups that is like a beaker, and it has a cap that allows you to strain too, so I strain through the cap and through cheesecloth (though I intend to get a gold filter so I don't have to keep washing the cheesecloth)

    I love no dirty dishes too, but I hate washing them.

  3. pics and description of my first attempt at cold brewing here

  4. When I was at BB&B with the registry zappy gun, I *really* wanted to register for this baby.

  5. Thanks guys I am going to try those ideas out!


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