Friday, November 05, 2010

Friday Favorites, vol. 34

1. polka dots
It seems like I MUST have already listed polkadots as one of my favorite things in the past, but if I did, I can't find it. So polkadots, reprise.






2. Justin's nut butters
Simple. I'm a peanutbutter girl. And since we've gone off sugar, I've developed an intense love affair with all-natural peanutbutter. But, the biggest problem with all-natural peanutbutter is that you have to refrigerate it! Luckily, you can buy these delicious, amazing little, single-serving packets of peanutbutter and almondbutter from Justin's. Perfect for yummy, room-temperature peanutbutter on apple slices. Celery. You name it.



3. Degas ballet paintings





4. my new favorite necklace



Thanks to Sydney for first introducing it to me!

This is one gorgeous, hard-to-find necklace. I found mine after scouring Ebay for weeks.
And what's this! Another one-- from the same seller. You're welcome.

5. all things Oz






A couple weeks ago, I started Wicked for the fourth time (a book I bought over ten years ago in college), and determinedly finished it, despite it being maybe one of the worst books I've ever read (flat tone, over-sexed, and the worst offense of all, Booooring with a capital B). All this from a book with such fantastic potential. I mean, the concept of a story written from the misunderstood antagonist isn't a new concept by any means. But the entire mythology of Oz is all right there, ready to go! The groundwork and backstory and language and setting and so much is perfect and already done. It's like this was waaaay too easy. And then the book just didn't deliver.

So I've decided to go back and read the original Oz books-- which I've never read. Have you?

P.S. Nathan and I watched Return to Oz over Halloween weekend. Looove.




BONUS:
Ruby Slippers AND polkadots!

6 comments:

Christi @ Rumination Avenue said...

Wicked was a disappointment, I made it halfway through. Return to Oz scared the @#$* out of me when I was young, but I still watched it everytime it was on.

amy said...

Christi-- Yes! I used to be super scared by Return to Oz. Most movies you go back and watch as an adult are disappointing, but this one still came across as creepy and awesome. The effects are a little cheesy, but I can excuse that. It was the 80s!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see that necklace on you! I am super impressed you finished Wicked. I have tried several times, and have always failed.

Jenn said...

I definitely have a weakness for polkadots. My Nana loved Wizard of Oz so I grew up watching the movie constantly. I've only the read the first of the original books, but it was pretty good. Way different then the movie though.

austingastronomist.com said...

If you thought Wicked sucked, don't read any of his other books. I always fall for them at the buy 2 get 1 free sale at Borders. so I have four. Still haven't finished a single one!! :(

I do like polka dots, though. And your pretty necklace!

Emily said...

she has...... a chicken!!! My god, I wanted a lunch pail tree so badly as a kid.

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