Friday, June 14, 2013

Four Things Friday: The Variety Pack

crepes, WTF podcast, Vine app, Romy & Michelle
I don't know if I was just having an off week, but I had a hard time coming up with four things for this post.  So, this is kind of a mish-mash of stuff I'm into right now with no cohesive theme whatsoever. If any of you loyal readers wants to curate your own Four Things Friday, make sure to email us at theblowoffwtf@gmail.com.  Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that you celebrate your dads in style.  I won't be able to make it up to the Bay Area to see mine for Father's Day, but I have to give him a special shout out.  He's the rare kind of dad that listened to a lot of my break up stories growing up.  And he always made me a martini or a gin & tonic to help me get through it.  Love you, baba!


Crepes! 
As you guys can probably already tell from these four things post, I'm a really big fan of comfort food, which is why I'm very excited that I recently learned how to make crepes.  If you're going through a break up and need food to fill the void, I promise these crepes will do the job.  If you're dating someone, they are also the perfect dessert or morning after breakfast food to impress your newly minted significant other.  I'll be honest, I haven't perfected this recipe yet (my crepes are not as paper thin as they should be) but they are super easy to throw together and have now gotten me obsessed with the idea of quitting this whole writing thing and opening a crepe place in LA called The Fancy Pancake. Crepes are awesome cause they are versatile (sweet or savory, yo!)  Here's one recipe courtesy of Cupcakes & Cashmere.  (Last time I went by this recipe, I used a little more than a 1/2 a cup of milk & water and that seemed to get the consistency better.  One crepe above was made with lemon curd filling and the other was made with nutella.  I also crushed raspberries for both.  Don't be afraid to add a scoop of ice-cream.
WTF Podcast
I still think it's weird when people jog and listen to podcasts instead of listening to Beyonce, but lately, I've felt like I need to give this whole phenomenon a try.  A friend of mine introduced me to Marc Maron's WTF and I've been kind of hooked on it. (Side note: I'm late to this party, the podcasts started in 2009).  Anyway, Marc Maron is a comedian who interviews various actors/writers/comics from his garage.  The podcasts have been the perfect remedy to my little career rut.  It's comforting to hear stories of other people's career BLOW OFFs, especially when those people are super successful now.  And Maron is one of those rare interviewers that lets his guests talk more than him (I'm looking at you, Oprah.)  If you too are in a career rut, but your not in the entertainment industry, I highly recommend seeking out articles/interviews/podcasts with people that have succeeded in your field to give you a little motivation.   Also, how do we start a BLOW OFF podcast?! 
Vine
This is my latest app obsession that has been a total time suck-- albeit, a really fun time suck.  With Vine, you can shoot and edit short videos from your own phone and share them with your friends on Twitter and Facebook.  Some of the videos are super artsy and creative and they all play on a loop which makes them that much more addictive to watch over and over again.  I'm determined to master the art of Vine so I can bring you some BLOW OFF videos.  But for now, here's my video entitled pug life, which is still a work in progress. 
               

Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion:
This one is a bit of a throwback, but Romy & Michelle was on TV the other day and it still stands the test of time.  The movie has sentimental meaning to me, because back in 1997 all my friends had dates to junior prom except me.  The guy I asked to be my date rejected me and I was completely depressed, so my sister whisked me off to Santa Cruz for the weekend.  While all my friends were at prom, I was stoned at the movie theater watching Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion.  The movie made me so nostalgic and also made me wish that Janeane Garofalo was still in more stuff.  Also, I love seeing old movies and discovering that a super famous persona had a really small part in it (Justin Theroux plays the cowboy guy.)  Anyway, if you need an emotional pick me up, watch this movie.

spoiler alert: this is the totally random amazing ending
                

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