For What It's Worth

Friday, May 19, 2017

friday fast 5…



1.

Masters of None

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Masters of None
S2 is on Netflix now. Really cute show!

2.

Pizza

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I haven’t had pizza in almost 2 years thanks to dietary restrictions (I have to eat a low acid diet) but I finally gave in. I had to compromise a but and have a ricotta cheese base instead of tomato sauce and only one slice *cries* but it was still delicious.

3.

Rebel

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I had originally hoped this would be a gritty, hard hitting look at the conflicts of being a black police officer after Rebel’s unarmed brother is shot and killed by her partner (and former fuck buddy) as it heightens tensions between the police force, her family and the community. 

There is a lot of that but once Rebel leaves the force and becomes a PI, it turns more soap opera-ish and unrealistic with how easily she manages to solve a new crime a week. Even so, the overarching theme of a conflicted police force, her uneasy alliance with her former partner and Rebel’s prickly personality and great acting keeps me hooked.

4.

Farmer’s Market


Winter and spring is peak farmer’s market season in FL. We kind of phase out once summer  heat and bugs hit.



Until then, this is my favorite time of year – berries, corn, tomatoes are in abundance and we have vendors that make fresh pasta, and baked goods. YUM! The flowers were out in full force for Mother’s Day weekend.

5.

RIP Chris Cornell


I’m sure you’ve all heard about the passing of singer Chris Cornell.

I was very lucky to have seen an acoustic performance of Chris Cornell in May of 2012. He had to cancel an earlier performance and had rescheduled. To make up for it, he played an extra 30+ minutes. He was so incredibly kind, funny and brilliant as he shared his music, life stories and his struggles with addiction.

It was a very intimate show and a girl kept saying her BF knew all the songs and could sing – Chris kept laughing her off. But at one point he said – sure, I’ll call your bluff – get up here. He started singing Black Hole Sun and the guy was AMAZING. Chris was so blown away and stunned that he sang the whole song with this young guy. It was one of those great concert moments and I’m thankful that I got to witness it and so sorry to hear about losing yet another great talent too soon.

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Happy TGIF everyone!



Anything I should be reading/watching/listening to/buying this weekend?

32 comments:

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    1. Yeah - In addition to not having to avoid acidic foods - I also can't eat a lot at once. I did take some home to have today though :-)

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  2. Mmm pizza. I avoided it during my pregnancy :/

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    1. I still dream of having it with sauce lol

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  3. Loved Master of None season 2. Oh man I took the news of Chris Cornell hard. He was such an amazing talent and I used to listen to Soundgarden all the time back in the day. So sad.

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    1. I'm going to try to watch it this weekend.

      I'm sad to hear it was suicide. he talked a lot about fighting his demons at the concert.

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  4. So so sad to hear the passing of Chris Cornell. I'm a young adult in the 90s so he had some influenced in my taste of music. Really sad.

    Someone just recommended Master of None to me a couple of days ago so I need to check that one out!

    Have a great weekend, Karen!

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    1. Prince was the really hard one for me. That was my generation but it's all sad.

      Master of None is really good!

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  5. I would hate life if I had to even go a week without pizza. Lol. I'm glad you got to enjoy it again!

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    1. It's painful lol This wasn't even quite what I wanted but still very good.

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  6. Grunge of the nighties, there was really nothing like it. I think the only one of the founding lead singers left is Eddie Vedder isn't he? I feel for his wife and three children he has left behind. I have trouble with acid reflux too as I get older Karen and also need to watch what what I eat, it's a pain isn't it. That pizza looks absolutely delicious!

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    1. I don't get heartburn but I have something called silent GERD (reflux) and I cough so bad until I choke and tears are streaming. I try to avoid it lol

      Prince was my generation and it hit hard when he passed.

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  7. Yay pizza! I need to check out Masters of None!

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    1. It's a fun show and I hear this season is even better.

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  8. Wow Karen, that is such a nice anecdote about Chris Cornell. It's pretty amazing that you got to have that one of a kind experience of him... and so very sad that he reached his end much too soon.

    I'll have to check out the new season of Master of None because I enjoyed season 1!

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    1. Sad to hear about him passing but glad to have had that moment in time to remember him by.

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  9. I'm not a big pizza person, but there are a few places around me that have some great ones and I really miss it. :( haha

    It was really sad to hear about Chris Cornell. That concert sounds like an amazing experience. I'm glad you got to have that.

    -Lauren

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    1. I didn't get it a lot but there's this one place (in the pic) that makes excellent pizza and I missed it! Luckily they have different options so I could have it even if it wasn't' my usual.

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  10. wow that sounds like an experience with Chris . Happy reading and that show sounds amazing.

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    1. Which show? I'm guessing you mean Rebel. I think you would like it Julie.

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  11. Glad to hear you had an incredible experience watching Chris's concert. Yes, it was so sad to hear about him passing. I don't like pizzas but my husband loved it so much. Hehe
    Enjoy your weekend. Happy reading, Karen. :)

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    1. You don't like pizza?? Gasp! lol JK

      I don't have it often but 2 years was too long to go without!

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  12. Just one slice? Nah! I swear I could finish a whole box of pizza on my own. Btw, I'm loving your profile picture. You have such cute dogs :)

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    1. Me too! But along with no acidic foods is not being able to have large portions. I brought home the leftovers and had it for lunch though.

      Re: the dogs - Thank you!

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  13. Pizza! Probably my favorite of anything. :) And farmers markets are awesome- love to get produce there rather than stores. And they have the best baked good sometimes too.

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    1. This farmer's market is a bit of a drive but it's so good it's worth it. Everything is local, organic farmers with veggies, meat, baked goods, fresh pasta. MMMMMMM

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  14. I had to change my diet too because of diabetes but sometimes we just have to enjoy a slice of pizza.

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  15. Love your food photos! You need to make a cookbook!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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  16. I need to check out Masters of None. Yes, so sad about Chris Cornell. Gone too soon. And what a neat story about getting to see him perform. Enjoy your week!

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  17. I'm glad you got to have a slice of pizza, even if it wasn't much :-) And ooh, that farmer's market food looks delicious! I don't have any farmer's markets near me. For a short while when I was in college, a farmer's market came to campus every weekend, and that was awesome since it was right next to my dorm!

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  18. I'm the weirdo who just doesn't like pizza. Haha, people always question our friendship when I tell them.

    I didn't know S2 of Masters of None was out, I think I'm still on episode 4 of Season 1. Oops.

    And yes Farmer's Markets! I think mine start in a week!

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  19. I'm making my way through S2 of Master of None too and it's really cute! I love Dev's parents. OMG only one slice of pizza?! You are so strong, Karen. I probably would've broken if I knew it was really bad for me, haha. Rebel sounds really good, I'll have to check that one out!

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