Friday Favourites

Hooray for Friday!

So I’ve been busy with a little traveling lately, seen some amazing things, and need to keep you up to date with what is currently rocking my little world. If I was 15 I would be writing on my facebook page “like, OMG, you totally have to check this out!”.  I hope I didn’t sound like that when I was 15. I don’t think OMG was invented then, so I think I’m safe. Getting off topic…

Here we go (in no particular order):

1) Sprinkles Cupcakes

Amazing amazing amazing.  “They’re just cupcakes” I hear you protest. NO.  Not just cupcakes – heaven in a patty pan. You may find yourself lining up for 30 – 45mins to get yours, but I PROMISE it is worth it. I made myself quite sick on them in LA as I knew it would probably be a few years before their delectable goodness would again dance in my mouth.  Red velvet is my favourite.  There is even a reality TV show in the US run by the founder of Sprinkles, called Cupcake Wars.  If ever I were to compete in a reality TV show, I think that would be my choice. Although if I lived anywhere near Sprinkles, The Biggest Loser would probably be a better fit. I want a cupcake now.

Did I mention you have to line up for 30 – 45min? Totally worth it.

I had to take this photo of the doggy cupcakes.  I’m sure Willis and Lochie would have loved them!

2) @bronxzooscobra

For some reason non-human tweeters are hilarious. Doesn’t matter what they say, the thought of it coming out of a snake’s mouth instead of a humans makes me giggle aloud like a crazy person.  For those of you who haven’t been speaking parseltongue for the last week, a Cobra escaped from the Bronx Zoo in New York, set up a twitter account, and has been regaling the world with his adventures around NYC ever since.  Let’s just hope he doesn’t run into Mousey from Adam Hills…. might not end well.

Sadly (or happily for the residents of NYC), earlier today he was found.  I don’t think they allow him to tweet from the inside… we’ll have to wait and see.

3) Charlie Engle

This name will probably mean nothing to most of you, but check out his blog charlieengle.com . When Charlie was young, he was a serious drug addict.  He got clean and became an “ultra-marathon” runner and motivational speaker.  He was part of a team of the first people to run across the Sahara Desert (111 days – insane!), that was made into a movie by Matt Damon.  He has just begun a 21month sentence in Beckley prison for “allegedly overstating his income on a loan application in 2005”.  There was an article in the NY Times this past week on how bogus the whole case is.   The reason he is in this list is that the blog he is keeping while in prison is insanely inspiring.  Somehow he has managed to turn going to prison into a chance to strengthen his will and mind. From Twitter: “As my world has shrunk in prison, my mental strength has grown. I may actually be using 15% of my brain capacity instead of the usual 10%.”  Squashes all my silly daily whinges flat.
He also provides an insight into the prison system which are at times hilarious. Twitter:  “Said to me-“You that runner dude? I didn’t even run when the cops was chasin’ me and I don’t plan to start now. But more power to ya.”

4)  SkinnySkinny Organic Dry Shampoo

When I grow up I want my house to look like an Anthropologie store. OR I want a photo studio that looks like their stores. I could happily happily live in there.  My next favourite is devoted to a product they are selling online – skinnyskinny Organic Dry Shampoo. Now I haven’t actually tried this yet, I only saw it yesterday so I’m planning an order soon, but this is the lazy girls dream! Dry shampoo to sprinkle on your hair for those days you just need that extra 10 minutes of sleep. Much better than the lovely “chemical” nose of the other dry shampoos I’ve tried, it comes in Lavender & Rosemary scent AND Grapefruit & Cardamom! Now I’ll just have to figure out which one to buy…  If anyone has tried these, please let me know!

5) Holly-Mollys

What do you mean you don’t know what a Holly-Molly is? My mum has 2 pet chickens (in amongst her 1000 other animals):  one called Holly and one called Molly.  Problem is, she doesn’t really know which one is which.  They live in her orchard with the geese and when you call out “HOLLY! MOLLY!” the both come running. So the safest thing is just to call them both “Holly-Molly”. But “A” Holly-Molly is an egg. A Holly-Molly laid egg. When I visit mum I inevitably leave laden with a dozen fresh farm eggs. The yolk is fluorescent yellow and they taste so much better than the ones from Woolies. If our silly council would allow it, we would definitely have a Holly-Molly or 2 of our own.  As I’ve recently decided to stop being a ‘lazy’ vegetarian and start consciously eating more protein, I’ve dipped my big toe into the world of eating eggs (disguising the taste with lots of taco seasoning…).  So the Holly-Molly’s do come in handy.

That’s all!  Have a fabulous weekend!  Watch out for stray cobras 🙂

Rebecca xx

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  • April 1, 2011 - 9:50 pm

    Rich Engle - Thank you for the kind words regarding Charlie. The story is not over.
    Best,
    Rich, Charlie’s DadReplyCancel

  • April 4, 2011 - 9:38 pm

    Larry Meistrich - Thank you for mentioning Charlie Engle. I am the distributor of both his films Running America and Running the Sahara. While Charlie is in jail his family and children need all the support both emotionally and economically that they can get. Nehst Studios has agreed to donate money for every DVD and download sold to help support Charlie’s kids while he is away. If you are interested in helping I could give you a code to offer your readers a discount as well. Either way thanks for speaking well of Charlie.

    Larry MeistrichReplyCancel

  • April 6, 2011 - 1:04 pm

    Rebecca - My pleasure mentioning Charlie. He is an inspiring man and I hope more people join the conversation so that justice comes his way.ReplyCancel

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