House of Jules II

My House away from the House (away from the house).

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20 Plays
Louis Prima
Buona Sera

One of my forever faves. Just hit play and let Louis Prima do this thing. Trust me.

Buona Sera-Louis Prima

Buona sera, signorina, buona sera
It is time to say goodnight to Napoli
Though it’s hard for us to whisper buona sera
With that old moon above the Mediterranean sea

In the morning, signorina, we’ll go walking
When the mountains help the sun come into sight
In the meantime
Let me tell you that I love you

And buona sera
Signorina
Kiss me goodnight

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Last night my 19 year old nephew Jason came over to hang out, so I made tilapia with salsa fresca for dinner because it’s one of his favorites and I’m good like that. The dude had three servings, so obviously it was alright.

Salsa Fresca:
-Chop or mince as much as you want of the follwing: red onion, tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, tomatillos, mango, avocado*, cilantro, garlic and just about anything else in the produce section that looks fresh and delicious…be reasonable, though. I’m not suggesting you add raw potato to this, but things like papaya and/or fresh pineapple would also add to this taste bud party.
-Toss with a bit of salt, pepper, plenty of fresh lime juice and half as much olive oil.
-Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let everything marry at room temp for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours before serving (or longer in the fridge).

Tilapia:
-Pre-heat oven to 400˚
-Mix cumin, garlic, cracked black pepper, chili flake and a dash of salt (or whatever spices you like).
-Toss tilapia in just enough olive oil to cover. Use as much of the spice mix as you want.
-Pour a teaspoon of balsamic syrup** over the top of each one
-Bake for 10-15 minutes or until they flake with a fork.

*PUT THE AVOCADO PIT IN THE BOWL WITH EVERYTHING TO KEEP THE AVOCADO FROM TURNING BROWN. (sorry for yelling but this, with the help of lime juice, actually works and I feel strongly about it)

**Balsamic syrup: Bring however much balsamic vinegar to a boil until it reduces by half. Set aside to cool. That’s all there is to it. Really.

I served this with Santa Fe rice and refried beans, but it’s fine on its own or with a side salad.

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Tune-Yards
Look Around

Look Around-Tune-Yards

Look around
Look around
Look around
All we need is all that we can see

I will be
Always something you can lean your weight into
I will be
Always something you can rely on

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Three years ago, a good friend sent me a fancy brand gift card as a birthday gift, which I then used at the brand’s outlet store (I will always try to be sensible with money, even when using a gift card) on this purse, something I NEVER would’ve gotten for myself otherwise.
It was the softest black leather I’d ever felt (but so was everything in that place), and had some cool, yet understated silver chain action on the sides that I loved… but I knew it was made for me as soon as I opened it up and saw that purple lining.
Nobody knows it’s there but me…and now, you.
Three years, and this detail—a detail that someone at the brand chose when they could’ve used black lining instead—still makes me smile every day. Especially when I wear this purple tuxedo-pleated blouse that nearly matches.
I’d never had anything this nice because I can’t justify the expense, and my paycheck doesn’t let me justify it even if I wanted to. It seems ridiculous to ever spend a lot of money on something like this.
Still, I’m going to be sad when this little bag dies the death, so I hope that’s not for a very long time.

Three years ago, a good friend sent me a fancy brand gift card as a birthday gift, which I then used at the brand’s outlet store (I will always try to be sensible with money, even when using a gift card) on this purse, something I NEVER would’ve gotten for myself otherwise.

It was the softest black leather I’d ever felt (but so was everything in that place), and had some cool, yet understated silver chain action on the sides that I loved… but I knew it was made for me as soon as I opened it up and saw that purple lining.

Nobody knows it’s there but me…and now, you.

Three years, and this detail—a detail that someone at the brand chose when they could’ve used black lining instead—still makes me smile every day. Especially when I wear this purple tuxedo-pleated blouse that nearly matches.

I’d never had anything this nice because I can’t justify the expense, and my paycheck doesn’t let me justify it even if I wanted to. It seems ridiculous to ever spend a lot of money on something like this.

Still, I’m going to be sad when this little bag dies the death, so I hope that’s not for a very long time.

Filed under little things black leather silver chains purple lining my jam cartoon heart eyes Emoji

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I wasn’t sure if it was a test to see if anyone was actually listening, or if it was just a spectacular display of emotion.

I was in Mariano’s for 45 minutes today, and their in-person pianist played Billy Joel’s “My Life” over and over, angrier each time.

Nobody else seemed to notice, but I was walking up and down the aisles with my cart, cry-laughing.

We exchanged smiles and a little nod on my way out.

Filed under The best medicine I don't care what you say anymore this is my life go ahead with your own life leave me alone

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Last fall, somesaysheise enthusiastically posted about how they make the space they’re in smell like MAN (or really good men’s cologne, or really good men’s cologne on a man. You get what I’m saying.), so I bought these Wallflowers home fragrance things from Bath & Body Works, used one in my living room, absolutely loved it, then forgot about the rest of them until this morning when I was going through a drawer in my bathroom.

I just plugged the Flannel scent into the wall outlet closest to my bed, so good luck getting me to leave my bedroom ever again.

This stuff should be illegal.