Friday 7 Quick Takes (vol 47)


This week on Totes Awesome Channel, we talk about our ideal meals. You can find mine below.

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Danielle sent me a beautiful handmade postcard this week.

A longtime collector of quotes, I’m always happy to receive them. If you can’t read the script, it says, “Only a life lived for others is worth living.” – Albert Einstein


Also in the mail this week, was a mandatory legal notice! My insurance company has a class action lawsuit filed against them. It was a letter briefing me on the lawsuit and then it listed my policy number, what I paid, and how much I could earn if they settle. They are shelling out millions if they settle. Want to guess how much I could receive?

28 cents! I could not stop laughing. Sadly it doesn’t pay out til next year if it pays out. Otherwise, I’d totally get in on that so I could put “Class Action Lawsuit” and 28 cents into my additional income spreadsheet this year.


In just one week, Alan and I have seen 5 movies together. He’s been sick so we’ve been hitting up the Netflix. Here are one/two-liner reviews.

X-Men First Class (2011) – Much better than Wolverine, the last X-Men movie, but not amazing.

Sgt. Bilko (1996) – Silly Steve Martin film; I fell asleep.

Searching for Bobby Fisher (1993) – One of Alan’s favorites, I had no idea it was based on a true story.

Billy Elliot (2000) – Since Alan made me watch Searching for Bobby Fisher, I in kind made him watch Billy Elliot. One of my favorite movies.

Super 8 (2011) – We saw this in an IMAX theatre last night. Loved it and I may have screamed out loud.


I’ve had my cell phone number for 12 years now. For the first year I got calls weekly asking for a Debra. After that first year, the calls tapered off to maybe quarterly for a few years. Now, I still get calls for her every 6 months or so. I almost forgot about Debra until an elderly lady called this morning asking for her.

Debra, where did you go all these years? It seems like you just disappeared on a slew of people. Hope you’re okay.


Would you like a riddle to tease your friends with?

Alan teased me with this and someone tweeted me the answer this morning.


This week’s moments of bliss: ♥ indulging my bone marrow craving ♥ date with Jamie ♥ chocolate chip cookies ♥ sleepovers ♥ going to Houston today to visit the parents ♥ great customer service ♥ friendly conversations with strangers ♥ kiddie hugs ♥ Boo ♥ meeting goal for the third time this year and updated food blog 3 times this week ♥ reading delicious books

Question: What’s one important lesson your dad has taught you?