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friday favorites

This weekend I’m in Stars Hollow because Sissy and my aunt are in town ’cause today we’re going dress shopping for Sissy’s wedding! Good time will be had by all and tomorrow we’re headed to the Horseshoe Casino which you know I love, so it should be a good weekend.

So while I’m off in my hometown, I leave you with another round-up of things I’m loving this week.

This Recipe

Easy peasy pumpkin muffins. And when I say “easy peasy” I mean easy peasy: one 15 oz. can of pure pumpkin plus one box of yellow cake mix (just the mix, no oil or eggs, etc.). I’m still working on perfecting my version of the recipe, so once I do I’ll post instructions! Just know that it will be well worth the wait.

This Photo

This, ladies and gents, was my view waking up Thursday morning. As if I needed an excuse to love this city even more. (And please note there is no Instagram filter on this picture.)

This Book

I wouldn’t even know how to begin describing Jasper Fforde’s books. There’s fantasy and science fiction and mystery and crime and … yeah. Anyway, to save time and potentially confusing you, the current book I’m reading is called The Woman Who Died A Lot and the main character, Thursday Next, becomes Chief Librarian of the local library. The book is dedicated to librarians and there are all sorts of fun jokes and bits of dialogue related to the profession, like the above. I always love finding which authors appreciate us guardians of knowledge.

This Illustration


This is the first illustration in the above mentioned The Woman Who Died A Lot and the first time I saw it I didn’t pay any real attention to the details. It was only when I got to this specific scene in the book that I went back and really paid attention. And nearly did a double-take. Because I spotted something I wasn’t sure I was really seeing and that had Wait, is that …. no, it couldn’t be …. but it looks like …. conversation in my head.

Do you see what I see?

That, ladies & gents, is The Doctor’s sonic screwdriver tucked into Tuesday’s pocket. Doctor Who, you ask?


I still wasn’t entirely sure that’s what it was really supposed to be until I wandered over to Jasper Fforde’s website and was in the Special Features section and saw it mentioned.

Ah. Now I feel better.

What are you loving this week? (And yes, I know I have issues, thankyouvery much. I won’t mention the fact that part of last weekend was spent watching BBC’s Sherlock while working on my TARDIS Halloween costume, officially making me a Wholockian. I know, right? Who knew a geek could look as hot as me, huh?)

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

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