The worst line ever and best crockpot meal so far

by Kim on December 5, 2013

Ok. Did you see it?

sound of music

I was really excited about this, because, I mean, it’s the Sound of Music, but I agree with all the internet buzz going on today. It wasn’t great. I spent the whole 2 hours just thinking about how much I wanted to go watch the original.

I mean, who wrote that script, and why didn’t they consult with me on it first??

Here’s the part I hated the most:

Gretel: “Why am I always last?”

In the movie, Max replies: “Because YOU are the most important.” And Gretel gets a big “aw shucks” smile on her face and it’s really cute.

But in the Carrie version, Louisa or somebody just deadpans: “Because you’re the youngest.”

Ok, queen literal. Why include a line that’s supposed to be a joke if you’re going to chop out the punch line?

I’m still pretty mad about that.

Honestly, my favorite part was the set. I’d climb every one of those fake mountains. (Not being sarcastic—they looked awesome!)

When I wasn’t barking criticisms at the TV and missing Julie Andrews, I was reveling at how good our dinner was last night. (Like that transition?)

Please incorporate this recipe from Iowa Girl Eats into your menu for next week, and then come back here to thank me.

italian beef

It’s her Crockpot Italian Beef—as you probably guessed, she had me at crockpot. It was SO flavorful and SO delicious. Definitely a contender for my Top 10 Crockpot Dinners of All Time list.

The husband also gave it two very enthusiastic thumbs up. (Please tell me you know that quote!) But that’s not saying much—I mean, it had beef in it.

Speaking of amazing food, why have I never thought of this?

cookies

Wrapping cookie dough AROUND a Reese’s PB cup?? Becky is a genius.

Speaking of geniuses (my transitions are ON FIRE today), my company had a holiday office decorating contest this week, and let me tell you how brilliant my team is. There are two separate common areas in the side of the building that houses our team, so we turned one into “the weather outside is frightful…”

frightful

And the other into “but the fire is so delightful…”

fire

One of our art directors made that fireplace in like 30 minutes out of some scrap pieces of cardboard. The fire is a YouTube video looping on someone’s computer monitor, and it came complete with a real crackling sound. Ha! (Oh, and between the fireplace and couch? That’s a tiny heater. It was a full sensory experience.)

In other areas, there were some drunk Santas…

santa

Cardboard sleighs…

sleigh

And elf workshops.

elves

The elf workshop featured a night club called Club Elf in someone’s office, where a disco ball was spinning and shots of Baileys could be taken. Aaand guess who won the contest? (Not bitter.)

Also guess how much work we did on that day!

I love working for a marketing agency.

Would you believe I actually had something serious and interesting to talk about today? Somehow all of this random crap took over instead. (To be fair, who talks about serious stuff on Fridays?)

Hope you have a great weekend!

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char eats greens December 16, 2013 at 1:57 pm

You don’t even need to sell me on any dessert…I’m sold like a cheap….ok, I’ll stop there haha.
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Alex @ Alex Runs For Food December 8, 2013 at 9:13 am

Omg all the decorations look amazing!!!! Yours was such a good idea. I can tell the people who work there are artsy.. Turning scraps of cardboard into a beautiful fire place.
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Kim December 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I’m with you – I thought the Carrie Underwood Sound of Music was a huge let-down!!!
Wow!!! I love the way y’alls office went all in with the decorating – so fun to work at a place like that!
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Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries December 7, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Oh my, aren’t those Italian beef sandwiches incredible?! With every bite, Cody kept telling me, “You can make these again!”. haha. I’d say that’s a winner!

Looks like your office is so fun! Love all the decorations! :)
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Jessica @ Prayers and Apples December 7, 2013 at 9:52 am

Your office looks so fun! And I missed Sound of Music, but I read all the online gossip (my TMZ/Perezhilton addiction is unreal lol) so you’re def not alone! lol sounds like a disaster :/

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