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Favorites Friday

February 24, 2012

I’d like to give my blog a bit more structure, for you as well as for me, so I thought that I would use my Friday posts to share my favorite things of the week with all of you. This gives you a chance to check them out over the weekend! Here we go . . .

  1. Ponds Cold Cream: I started using this about a month ago because my skin gets crazy dry in the winter and then breaks out. So, I did some Internet research and discovered that maybe I shouldn’t use water anymore. (I guess it dries out your skin. Plus, on a scale of 1 to 12, with 12 being the hardest water out there, ours is a solid 12. Awesome.) It seems counterintuitive not to use water, but it actually works. Many of the reviews I read on Ponds noted that it takes off any kind of make-up. And it does. My skin isn’t dry and itchy, and it’s been clearing up. Plus, many older ladies with gorgeous skin swear by the stuff, so they must be on to something.
  2. Taggarts Original Olive Nut Sandwich: My acting ensemble went out after class on Monday night to Taggarts Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant in Canton, Ohio.  Although I was all set to order grilled cheese, one of my friends, an olive hater, did his best to persuade me to order the Original Olive Nut Sandwich. He had heard this particular sandwich mentioned on NPR and had yet to convince someone to try it. Personally, although I love olives, I was a little skeptical because of the “cream cheese dressing.” I was afraid that the amount of olive spread would be akin to the quantity of cream cheese that bagel places always slather on their bagels, which is about double of what it should be. But we ended up talking about the sandwich so much that I had to order. It was actually really good. If you’re in Canton, you really should try. Liberals everywhere are doing it.
  3. A Girl’s Guide to Coffee: This is a new play by Eric Coble that one of my good friends is directing at Actors’ Summit in Akron, Ohio, right now. I had the opportunity to watch a dress rehearsal, and if you live in or near Akron, you should see it! It’s super fun and cute, with a great cast. I love coffee, but not as much as the playwright does. If you enjoy coffee and philosophy, you’ll probably enjoy the show, too. They open tonight, so break a leg, y’all!
  4. MOO: This is where I get my business cards. You can design your own, or choose from many of their really creative options. I consistently receive positive comments on my cards when I give them out. They look and feel fabulous. I recommend the classic, but if you find yourself writing on your cards often, I’d go with the green paper. (I’ve tried both at different times.) I use their text cards for my studio cards, and I design my own my singer-actress cards beacuse I can upload my headshots. Good stuff.
  5. Pittsburgh Dad: Now, if you’re not from Pittsburgh or know someone from Pittsburgh, this may be a little lost on you. But for me, it’s like reliving my childhood interactions with grandparents, uncles, and cousins all over again. This Christmas episode is my very favorite, so here’s a little holiday cheer from Pittsburgh Dad. Merry Weekend!

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