A very happy Friday to you! It’s definitely a happy one for me because in a few hours I am going to be picking up my mom from the airport! She’s making her belated-birthday visit this weekend, and I’m so so soooo excited. Living in a different state than her is so hard, so these visits are always so special. We always plan it for Oscar weekend because we have had a tradition of watching the Oscars together since I was little. We have other fun stuff on the list too, and I know it’s going to be a wonderful weekend. : )
I hope you have something to look forward to this weekend too! And if you don’t….now you do! Five things from the internet, from moi a vous.
1. Nutella, Banana, and Brownie Parfait
Omg, omg. Rachel’s recipes are always absolutely gorgeous and sound delicious, but I think this one takes the cake. Er, the parfait. Look at this! Then read the healthy ingredient list and be mind-blown. Then make and eat and be mind-blown again!
2. Morrisey Gets an All-Veg Concert
Leave it to Morrisey to make history by getting the Staples Center in Los Angeles to get their vendors to serve exclusively vegetarian food at his concert on March 1st. Oh, Morrisey; you charming man.
3. [Wellness] Discipline & [Financial] Punish
This story on NPR discusses the growing trend of mandated company “wellness programs” that try to get employees to to lose weight by following a particular set of “healthy” guidelines. If they don’t lose enough weight, the idea is that the employee will be responsible for a more expensive insurance package, letting the company off the hook. But as Morgan Downey explains (more eloquently), this really sucks because not all of these “healthy” guidelines actually work (and because weight doesn’t necessarily determine health).
I’ll spare you my Foucauldian response and just let you listen and decide what you think for yourself.
4. Pumpkin Seed and Herb Salad
I love the sound of this salad from Healthful Pursuit. Cilantro, mint, and parsley compliment the kale and a pumpkin seed oil dressing. Yum!
5. Do You Hear the People Sing?
Oscar weekend is a GREAT excuse to post one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite musicals. Les Miserables is on the top of my list for Oscar wins, and this song always gives me chills!
Oh my gosh, doesn’t this just make you want to
love on Enjolras revolt?
Do you live in the same state as your parents? Do you like Morrisey? What do you think of that wellness program thing? Do you watch the Oscars? What movies do you want to win?