Friday Faver – Week the One

I’m into stuff. Also, junk. Occasionally, things. Oftentimes, occasions. I also dig people, places, things. Oh, I said things?  Well, these are these other kind of things. Here are the kind of things I dug this week. 

Booky book –

The Giant’s House by Elizabeth McCracken

Oh man. This book was so good. There was sobbing, there was wrenching of the cardiac muscle, there was swooning. It’s the story of a boy who doesn’t stop growing and the people who love him. 
I am not a girl who enjoys the romance. It sets my teeth on edge, bores me and gives me hives. I recently read a great book about a woman recovering from prolonged, brutal attacks and the thing that made me squirm was the beautiful love she shared with her husband. 

This book is definitely a love story. But it’s not a romance. Nothing heaves or quivers, but I was completely moved, swept up, wrecked. 

Ultra recommend. 

Podcast – 

  
Not Too Deep with Grace HelbigEpisode 34 Grace and Mitchell’s Rants: Podcast Edition 

Holy cats, do I love little Miss Fabulously Awkward.  She is srsly totes hilar and she apparently is a full on rage on the You Tubes with the baby Milennials. She is also kind, inclusive, unawkward and v hard-working and chill. 

Add Mitchell Davis to Grace and motherfucking podcast gold ensues. Give it a listen. It makes me not want to kill myself. (Highest praise)

Movie – 

  

Ant-man

Yeah, I’m a big ole comic reading nerd. But even non-comic reading, non-nerds watch superhero flicks now. This one was a barrel and a half of fun. 

First of all, Paul Rudd. There isn’t a human alive that could resist the charms of this individual. He’s clever and fearless and he will probably make fun of your dead dad. The. Best. 

The movie rollicks, rolls and delivers big in the humor department. I could nitpick a bit about Wasp, but I won’t. I try to enjoy these movies separate from the comics.  And this one was enjoyed muy mucho by me. 

Comic book –

  

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

This began as a webcomic and now can be held in the palm of your hand in the form of a book, a graphic novel if you’re nasty. Or nice. It’s really just a graphic novel without any qualifications. 

The art is fun and energetic and juicy in the way that a big fat ass is juicy. Dat ass. The story springs and bounds and cavorts. The title character is a girl-shaped rocket, a celebration of feminism and forging your own path. A thoroughly satisfying journey to witness. 

Thing – 

  
Massage/lacrosse ball

No, I have not gone Sporty Spice on you. I have only the vaguest idea as to what lacrosse entails. But I am old as shit and I have the aches and pains to prove it. 

I have tried many kinds of self-massage products. (Insert sly snark re vibrators and dildoes here). My chiro sells these little balls for $5.  Your body weight controls the pressure. I put mine between my shoulder muscle and the wall to ease muscle tension. 

These little guys really get in deep for intense satisfaction.  Ooh yeah. I love it when the knots in my back and neck release and I can walk upright like a true home sapien.  There is no ecstasy quite like the absence of pain.  Buy yours today. 

What cool shit is on your list this week?

joules

I’m a 44 something Scorpio who does not at all enjoy getting caught in the rain. I’m a mom to one whirling dervish, a former child and family therapist and reformed social worker. I have fought the monsters called Depression and Addiction for a lifetime. I want to be a part of the kindness movement. I want to be honest and real, sharing my struggles and successes on my path with others navigating their own. I want to lift up other women and be uplifted by them. I want to honor the bits between right and wrong, black and white – the grays, the ish. The place where life is actually lived.

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I’m a 44 something Scorpio who does not at all enjoy getting caught in the rain. I’m a mom to one whirling dervish, a former child and family therapist and reformed social worker. I have fought the monsters called Depression and Addiction for a lifetime. I want to be a part of the kindness movement. I want to be honest and real, sharing my struggles and successes on my path with others navigating their own. I want to lift up other women and be uplifted by them. I want to honor the bits between right and wrong, black and white – the grays, the ish. The place where life is actually lived.

  6 comments for “Friday Faver – Week the One

  1. Tati
    September 5, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Thanks, I like this.

  2. September 5, 2015 at 8:00 am

    I adore you. I love that you’re writing again. We still need to see Ant-man, maybe I’ll get that guy I married to take me to a matinee this weekend since we have a couple free passes laying around somewhere…
    Also, I definitely need to get me some of your balls.
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    • September 5, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      Yes, you need the balls. All over your body. 😉 But, seriously they might help. Although you’d have to be gentle with them or they could cause you more pain.

      xoxo

  3. Kir
    September 9, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Hi sweetie peach!
    I saw Ant Man during BlogHer and for a girl (like me) that doesn’t like Action Figure movies…I LOVED IT. I really did.

    I’m going to download that book too because you have great taste. 🙂

    HAPPY End of Summer. xo
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    • September 14, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Right? So much humor and the charming grin of Paul Rudd. Swoonsville.

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