It’s back! I’m determined to keep up with Five on Friday posts, especially while I am job-hunting! Now, onto the things I’m loving this week:
One | Earlier this week, I finished reading The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. To put it simply, this was a fantastic read. I was worried that it would be reminiscent of other dog stories that make me cry. I was pleasantly surprised; Enzo (the narrator) is smart, observant, and puts things poignantly. He shares his life, and the lives of his people in this 150-page-r.
Two | This chocolate sorcery called Dobryanka from Russia that my amazing boyfriend brought me. According to a Russian-speaking acquaintance, “dobryanka” roughly translates to “fondue.” All I know is that it’s a delicious chocolate wafer wrapped around a Nutella-esque cream sprinkled with popped rice. If you have the chance to try this, please do.
Three | Music from Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. I’ve been listening to this soundtrack on my way to and from the gym, and I think it’s great. The most recent iteration of Gatsby gets a lot of flack — which I don’t necessarily agree with — but I think that anyone can enjoy the soundtrack if they just let themselves!
Four | My friend Michelle sent me a pot of Santa’s Lip Scrub by Lush and I am obsessed. You buff your lips, you lick it off, it tastes like cola. Amazing. Pennsylvania has been experiencing some freakish post-polar vortex weather, so this has been a lifesaver.
Five | My mighty crock pot. It’s been a workhorse all winter, and in the last week or so, I’ve used it for a gigantic pot of tomato soup and a vegetable ragout. I’ll spare you the photo of my actual crock pot as it’s currently cooking away, but trust me, it’s earned its place on this list. A lovely model picture will do.
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