Monday, July 7, 2014

June 2014 [Lifestyle] Favorites

TV Show: Catfish
I don't care what anyone says, this shit is entertaining. Especially this season, where we've seen Nev completely lose his shit on one Catfisher, and throw another Catfisher's phone into the ocean (literally). Both times producers had to pull him aside and be like "uh, WTF?". Either way, I find this whole concept fascinating, even if Ben does think it's the most terrible thing on television.

Sweet Food: Dole Dippers (Banana)
These are an amazing snack to have post-dinner if you need to end on a sweet note like I do. Just 4 little pieces of dark chocolate covered banana for 100 calories. Can't go wrong!

Savory Food: Trader Joes Triple Ginger Snap Cookies
Kind of still a sweet food because it's a cookie but the ginger makes it way more savory than sweet. It's more like spicy. Apparently, these are Trader Joe's best selling product. You have to like ginger to like these for sure, but if you do, these are awesome.

Restaurant: Cameron's Steakhouse (Birmingham, MI)
They have the world's greatest happy hour menu where everything on it is $7 (and there are huge meal-sized appetizers). Their tuna is the best I've ever had (and I don't even like tuna), and their crab BLT is out of this world. Plus, they have a bunch of signature cocktails for $7 too. Aside from that, the restaurant is amazing if you're willing to spend the money.

Starbucks Drink: Blackberry Mojito Iced Tea Lemonade
This is a new shaken iced tea lemonade that Starbucks just came out with for summer and holy crap is it good. A venti is only 190 calories, and you can make it even less if you just make it a shaken iced tea with the blackberry syrup.

Book: Game of Thrones
So since I started to watch Game of Thrones on HBOGo, I wanted to start reading the books too. I'm not too far into them (still at the beginning of Book 1), but I am super glad I started them. It gives some background into the show and the show has actually made the books a bit easier to read.

Candle: Island Waters by Bath and Body Works
This is a great summer candle that I've been burning in my room. It's described as "water notes, lush green palm leaves and a hint of fresh cut bamboo.

Song: Eminem - "So Far"
I love anything new Eminem comes out with (although I'm pretty tired of hearing 'Monster' on the radio), and it doesn't hurt when he consistently shouts out to Detroit.

iPhone/iPad App: 2048
I am so addicted to this game - it's a numbers game but it's literally a matching game trying to get up to the number 2048 by matching numbered tiles. I've gotten kind of close (I've had two 512 tiles), but haven't beaten it yet.

And just like that, we're halfway done with 2014. What? Where did this year go?!


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