Five Things Friday #61

Happy Friday!

After traveling last weekend, I’m looking forward to having some down time this weekend. I do have to teach a couple classes on Sunday, but other than that my schedule is pretty free. We are going to a Diwali party tomorrow evening with some of Neil’s family, but unfortunately I don’t have any Indian clothes here nor do I know how to dress myself properly, so Monday’s recap may only have some bangles in it. You’ll have to wait and see.

This week has been short, but I’ve been able to get a lot of things done. I’m glad that this motivation is sticking around and things seem to be improving in all sorts of areas of my life. To celebrate, let’s check out this week’s Five Things Friday!

1. Master of None

Neil and I were excited for Aziz’s new show, Master of None, which premiered last Friday. We watched the first episode while we were in Seattle, but weren’t particularly impressed. We kept seeing good reviews online, though, so once we got home we decided to give it another shot. We are three or four episodes in and it has definitely grown on us. It isn’t a show where once you see an episode you have to WATCH ALL THE OTHER EPISODES BEFORE YOU SLEEP, but there are certainly laughs and great social commentary.

His book, Modern Romance, has also been on my list to read, so if anyone has read it, let me know what you think!



2. David’s Tea

The past two days the temperatures have been in the 40s and the wind has been off the chain, making it feel even colder. I had a craving for some hot tea, so I made sure to stop by David’s Tea while I was out yesterday. I get a little overwhelmed with their selection and I know that so many flavors are good from the advent calendar I got two years ago, but I finally settled on Gingerbread Cookie and it kept me nice and warm on my walk back.

I also bought another flavor called Saigon Chai, but I haven’t had it yet. Let’s see if it meets my high chai standards. I will report back.

Davids Tea

3. Delicata Squash

My two favorite winter squashes are delicata and kabocha. I have been too lazy to cut up an entire kabocha, so I’ve gone back to the quick and easy delicata. Just cut it up, toss in a bag with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, and roast at 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes. I bought two more yesterday…

Delicata Squash

4. Oversized Scarves

While I was in Seattle, my sister kindly gave me a giant oversized scarf. This thing is amazing. I also used it as a blanket while I was there it’s so big. Just so you can visualize how big this thing is, this is a king-size bed:

oversized scarf

And this is a blurry picture of my face (and the scarf):

oversized scarf 2

5. Puffins

I have seen Puffins all over the blog world, but I’ve never actually had them. I bought some last weekend while we were in Washington and they were gone in two days. Now I’m looking forward to sampling the other flavors I’ve seen at Trader Joe’s. Peanut butter, I’m looking at you.


Alright, now it’s your turn. What are some of your favorite things this week?



    • erinsinsidejob
      November 14, 2015 / 5:58 pm

      I got the peanut butter ones this weekend and they are BANGIN

    • erinsinsidejob
      November 14, 2015 / 5:58 pm

      That’s amazing! I love it! If you do, get the peanut butter ones because they’re amazing

  1. Pinky
    November 13, 2015 / 10:15 am

    dang, that’s a BIG scarf.

    • erinsinsidejob
      November 14, 2015 / 5:58 pm

      Some would say too big

  2. November 13, 2015 / 10:51 am

    I am so on board the delicate squash train! I had it for the first time last month and been buying them like crazy! So easy to prep and cook! Also, love Puffins! 🙂 Have a nice weekend!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      November 14, 2015 / 5:59 pm

      Yeah they’re super easy and I love that I don’t have to peel them either! I just got the peanut butter ones and they’re great!

  3. November 13, 2015 / 11:00 am

    I LOVE Puffins (both of the bird and cereal varieties 🙂 ). I haven’t bought any in a long time because they’re so $$$ compared to other cereals, but the peanut butter ones are top notch. I also love the cinnamon ones!
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    • erinsinsidejob
      November 14, 2015 / 6:03 pm

      I just got the peanut butter ones last night and I can’t stop eating them!

  4. November 13, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    Ray and I started watching Master of None last night! You are right – it’s good, but not I-have-watch-every-episode-now good. Also, we listened to the entire audiobook of Modern Romance on the way down to Charleston and enjoyed it 🙂 I recommend it.
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    • erinsinsidejob
      November 14, 2015 / 6:03 pm

      Oh good I’ll check it out!

    • erinsinsidejob
      November 14, 2015 / 6:02 pm

      They’re so comforting!

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