What the #FF?!?: A Site, A Clip, and A Burger

Breathe easy, my friends…it’s Friday!  Because you’ve bravely survived the workweek, fed the kids, paid the bills, shoveled the snow, and listened to Britney Spears’ latest contribution, I’ve got a great What the #FF?!? feature for you today.

A Site

Yesterday, I dove further down the writing rabbit hole and took part in my very first writers’ workshop.  Mama Kat, over at Mama Kat’s Losin’ It, hosts a weekly forum for writers, which offers 4-5 writing prompts for her participants.  Not only is Mama Kat’s workshop an unbelievable contribution to the Blog-O-Sphere, but she runs an awesome website as well.  She’s funny, irreverent, and poignant in her posts…as she is in her photography, cartoons, videos, and letters to Ellen DeGeneres.  Plus, I’m just enthralled with her website design!  It reminds me of a luscious red velvet cupcake, with extra frosting and sprinkles on top.  She’s a blogger I really admire, and I aspire to become just like her someday…if I ever grow up.  She’s got writing chops, hysterical cartoons, elegant poetry, and a welcoming spirit which inspires and provokes great writing.

For her writing challenge, I took the prompt of “10 reasons I could never be friends with______” and waxed about my distaste for my fair-weather acquaintances, snowmen.  You can read the post here!


A Clip

Ever stumble upon something that simultaneously makes you go “What the?!” and “This is the funniest thing I’ve seen all month”? Jenny Slate, of SNL fame, created a short video clip with her director-boyfriend Dean Fleischer-Camp called “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.” I really don’t need to say any more.  Just watch the clip, and get your Depends ready.

My favorite part is the lint.

I hang glide on a Dorito.  Go ahead.  You’re already picturing that little peanut sky surfing on a potato chip.  I can only hope and pray that they make more video clips of Marcel.  To learn more about his creation and his creators, click here.

A Burger

Have you ever been so moved by something that it makes you weep with tears of pure joy?  Have you ever known true bliss?  If you have, then I’m sure you’ve tasted a burger from Five Guys Burgers and Fries.


On Wednesday, I was preparing for yet another rehearsal across town, having eaten no dinner and expecting no meal until at least 10 PM.  My stomach was angry with me, I was cranky, and combustion seemed imminent…until Uncle Lewis brought me an offering from Five Guys.


Uncle Lewis:  I brought you a burger and fries

Aunt Bethany:  Great, I’ll eat it after yoga…wh-why are you staring at me like that?

Uncle Lewis:  You’re going to want to eat it now…*drool drool drool*

Aunt Bethany:  Why?  It’s just a burger, right?


WRONG!  It is not just a burger, dear friends:  it’s heaven in a wrapper.  When I finally sunk my teeth into my bacon cheeseburger, my mouth exploded with applause, and my stomach bowed down to Uncle Lewis.  Not only that, but they give you massive amounts of french fries (a staple in my diet).  When you open your bag, fries are scattered all over the place, as they’ve placed an extra scoop on top of your entire order.


CAUTION:  These meals are not for the faint of heart.  They feature a lot of grease, a lot of calories, and a lot of ecstasy.  You have been warned.  They also offer hot dogs and milkshakes.  Find your nearest Five Guys and run, I say, RUN to it.

So, go!  Eat!  Drink!  And be merry!  But whatever you do, have a great weekend!

Me with Burger and Fries


16 responses to this post.

  1. Oh!! Marcel with his lint pet Allen – hahahaha! Sooo cute! And now I’m dying for a juicy burger. Yum!!!!
    Happy Friday! I’m home from work taking a sick day to let medicine from the doctors work. Boo to sinus infections.


    • I’ve been sick too this week! Stupid stomach bug…it’s been going around this neck of the woods, and my dog has it too! Feel better soon dear, and find yourself a pet lint to keep you company.


  2. Posted by fnkybee on January 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Holy Shmolly!
    Ok 1st I am going to make it a point to visit Mama Kat!
    Second that video was HIL-AR-IOUS! Omg I was cracking up.
    And I have yet to try a 5 guys burger but everyone’s reviews of the place is exact on yours!
    Have a great Friday!


    • Mama Kat is great! She’s got a huge following, and her posts always make me chuckle. Very down to earth lady with a great blog-sense (it’s like a sixth sense…’cept, without the ghosts and Bruce Willis).


  3. I love MamaKat’s design,too. Red Velvet is my fav.

    My husband would eat at Five Guys 3 times a week if I’d let him. Love that greasy goodness. Have a great weekend! Looks like a busy one here.


    • I nearly stopped there twice in a row this week, but it was out of the way (still, I pondered it). I am hankering for another bacon cheeseburger, with raw onions, American cheese, mayo, ketchup and mustard…..mmmmmmm! 🙂


  4. Now I can’t stop thinking about that burger and fries! Now I HAVE to find one of those Five Guys places. Not sure if there’s any around me though :-/


    • Even if you have to drive 3 hours to find one (ahem), you won’t be sorry! I’m considering moving closer to the one here, PLUS I think we’re getting another one by the movie theatre. Now, your car can smell like burgers AND fajitas.


  5. Uhm, okay. Marcel is awesome. Seriously. I kind of want to invite him over for some salad. })i({


  6. and also, Five Guys RULES. Srsly.


  7. Oh, thank you for introducing Mama Kat! I love her already. Added her to my reader!

    Love the video too! My hubby was ticking me off cuz he kept talking while I was trying to listen. Had to tell him to shutty…. I mean, asked him politely to give me a moment.

    And you are the second blogger I’ve read lately who has sung the praises of Five Guys. There is one within driving distance of me. Not real convenient but MUST try!


    • Mama Kat is great..you should try her writing workshop sometime! Great place to meet new bloggers from around the net.

      You MUST make a pilgrimage to Five Guys. MUST. I’m serious. If you don’t like it, I will cry.


  8. Posted by battery on January 28, 2011 at 1:12 am

    Happy Friday! I like your blog.


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