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.
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!
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.
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.
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!