politics, television

Last Week Tonight on Trump

Fact: Trump Steaks were once sold at The Sharper Image.

Happy Super Tuesday eve, y’all!

movies, pop culture, world news

Best Picture: Spotlight

I’m a bit of a Ruffalo-head. (Wait, is there a nickname for fans of Mark Ruffalo like the Chris Pine Pine-nuts?) Anyway! I like Mark Ruffalo. In movies & probably in real life… he just seems like a solid guy. (Into activism, cares about people, and also he was great in 13 Going on 30.)

He plays an investigative journalist in Spotlight, which just won Best Picture at the Oscars, and you should watch the trailer so it will convince you to watch the whole movie if you haven’t yet.

It’s about a team of journalists (real ones!) who broke the big story on the sex abuse scandals throughout the Catholic Church. They did important work, and there’s still a ways to go with the story… It’s an important movie and it was really well done, so I’m glad it won and I hope it helps move the cause forward.


Modern Princesses

Modern Princesses by FoxvilleArt on Etsy

This Modern Princesses series by FoxvilleArt on Etsy is great. (And they’re the only modern princesses that are really acceptable, honestly. Monarchy is extra-weird in modern times, I think.)


FYI: Maybe you’re weird.


GOP Debate in Houston

Apparently I like to torture myself because I watched the entire GOP debate tonight. And these tweets basically recap it:

The lack of a Kasich tweet would make me feel bad, but: 1) he did nothing that inspired one, and 2) he defunded Planned Parenthood in Ohio the other day, so nevermind.

What I’ve really learned in the Republican Primary so far is that it’s possible to make me feel bad for and miss Jeb Bush, the guy I instantly wanted to lose when I heard he might run…because of his family connections and the prospect of a Clinton v. Bush race. But, huh… seems like it might be nice to have him around now instead of a few of these other dudes.


house, master bathroom

Master Bathroom: Choosing Tile & Pinterest Board

picking out bathroom tile

We’re picking tile for the bathroom! It’s looking like it’ll be white beveled subway tile on the walls and marble hex tile on the floor.

This Pinterest board has some ideas and general look we’re going for:

I’m excited/nervous. Plumbers are coming tomorrow to remove some more of the old plumbing, then we can finish demo, and… ahh!

food, recipe

Taco Salad & Tomatillo Ranch Dressing

I tracked my food on MyFitnessPal for several months last year and with minimal effort (and mostly eating the things I love), I saw some solid results. I didn’t really cut things entirely out of my diet, but the portions were carefully considered and smaller, and I combined things differently each day to find a better balance. I’m getting back in the swing of things again now and remembered this salad is pretty great for something that involves lettuce.

The Texan in me loves all things Tex-Mex, so this Taco Salad is just my kind of thing, in spite of still being a salad. To make one yourself, combine some lettuce, tomatoes, canned black beans, roasted corn, avocado, cilantro, cheese, tortilla chips, and grilled chicken (with taco seasoning, if you’d like). Top it with your dressing of choice, like Blendtec’s Tomatillo Ranch. (This one’s a great option because it’s delicious & is only 20 calories for 2 tablespoons.)

Taco Salad with Blendtec's Tomatillo Ranch Dressing (2T = 20 calories).

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Tomatillo Ranch Dressing

  • Difficulty: easy
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1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1⁄2 cup low-fat milk
1 medium tomatillo, husked and halved
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded
1⁄3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
2 cloves garlic
1⁄2 avocado
1⁄4 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp dried parsley
1⁄2 tsp sea salt
1⁄2 tsp dried dill
1⁄8 tsp paprika
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1⁄2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • Add ingredients to blender.
  • Select “Dressings” if using a Blendtec, or blend on Medium Low to Medium speed for 30 seconds.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Source: Blendtec via sarahblackstock.com