Five Friday Faves: February 20, 2015

I am so ready for some Spring weather. February is probably my least favorite month and that is most likely why I have been hibernating (for real). And having a stress fracture in my foot has not helped the cause. This will be changing very soon though! But, as you will see below I have been keeping busy, reading and watching shows/movies, and cooking! So, check it out, here are my five Friday faves…

1. Yes Please


Although I do like Amy Poehler, I was left a bit disappointed with her book, Yes Please.

She was open and honest and it was at times funny, but she put me off. I don’t know. It just seemed like she was in a really bad place when she wrote it, like she was going through it. Right from the beginning she complains about how hard it is to write a book and continues to complain throughout. At times she seemed like she knew she was high and mighty and didn’t care if she was rude to people.

She touches on meaningful moments in her life, how she started in comedy, her childhood, her children, SNL, the people that truly impacted her in her life, and Parks and Rec. Pictures and notes are sprinkled in as well. I enjoyed learning about her past and how she got to where she is now. So, even though she could have lightened up, she was above all honest and I can’t argue with that!

2. Veggie Sushi

I am having an obsession with veggie sushi and I constantly think about it. I love the sweetness of the rice and the happy center of veggie goodness. It is just so good!

I used to never eat sushi. I tried it on multiple occasions and I don’t know, I just never really liked it. The texture and taste of the rolls were not doing it for me. It could be that I am no longer eating the raw fish.

I starting making my own because it is way cheaper and I have control of what veggies go in. It is actually really simple to make. All you need is the nori sheets. You don’t even really need the bamboo rolling mat, you could as easily use a towel and saran wrap. The tricky thing is the rice, but that is pretty simple to make, just look up how to make the traditional sushi rice. Or you can try using brown rice or even quinoa!

cut up veggies


3. American Sniper


American Sniper is up for Best Picture, Chris Kyle, the most deadly sniper in American history is played by Bradley Cooper and he did an unbelievable job. I saw this movie a few weeks back and I was completely captivated. The sandstorm scene is jarring. I don’t want to give anything away, but it is definitely worth your time and money to see this one.

The #RRP also just aired his interview with the screenwriter of American Sniper, Jason Hall. He shares his unique perspective on the development of the movie. Cool to get an inside look.

4. Academy Awards


Eeeee! I am super stoked for the awards on Sunday! I love everything about the Oscars, from the red carpet and seeing the fashion, to revealing all the winners.

I will be going to my Aunts again this year for her annual Academy Awards party. It is always a blast. There will be a competition of who has the best themed food. And we will all be throwing in $5 and guessing who we think will win each category. I have only seen a select few of the nominated movies so I have no clue who will take home the Oscar. I usually just choose my favorites!

5. Better Call Saul 


The spinoff show from Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, aired a few weeks ago on AMC and as a HUGE Breaking Bad fan, I am loving this show. Vince Gilligan is a pure genius. Better Call Saul has kept the same feel and format as Breaking Bad. It focuses on Saul, the criminal defense lawyer, but the show predates where his character was in Breaking Bad.

I hope you have a great weekend! Stay warm and safe, it has been very cold here in Chicago, and we are supposed to get snow as well.

What will you be doing this weekend? Watching the Oscars?

Has any one else seen Better Call Saul, or American Sniper?

See past Friday Faves here:

Five Friday Faves: January 30, 2015

Five Friday Faves: January 16, 2015

Five Friday Faves: January 9, 2015

Five Friday Faves: January 2, 2015

Five Friday Faves: December 26, 2014

9 thoughts on “Five Friday Faves: February 20, 2015

  1. I can’t wait to watch Better Call Saul – we don’t have cable right now so it’s going to be a while. The best thing about the Oscars is definitely the dresses! I think I’m the only person who hasn’t seen American Sniper. I usually have an Oscar movie binge as soon as they come out on DVD. I did love Boyhood but I could see how it’s not for everyone.

    1. Boyhood and American Sniper are the only two nominated best picture movies I have seen. I am with you, I wait until they come out on DVD!

      I liked Boyhood as well, the last scene is great and sends a really awesome message.

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