The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here.



I finally watched Dallas Buyers Club over the weekend. I really liked it but have a few thoughts: 1) McConaughey’s free wheeling, bad behavior was much more believable since I had already seen all of True Detective. I think if I had seen DBC first, it wouldn’t have been believable at all to me (as a lover of his rom-com persona). 2) I obviously know now about all the Oscar buzz and success this movie had but if I had watched it when it originally came out I would never have pegged McConaughey and Leto as Oscar contenders for this one. Not that they weren’t good, I just didn’t think this movie was that level. 3) Speaking of which, in my opinion, the only Oscar-worthy thing about this movie was Jennifer Garner. 4) People always comment on McConaughey’s weight loss for this movie but it was Leto’s that shocked me more. Yikes.


How amazing does this Cacio e Pepe with Brussels Sprouts from What’s Gaby Cooking look?!


Did you know that the US Navy has found a way to turn sea water into fuel? This is mind blowing stuff! More reading material here as well.


Really loving these fun and cute no-dye Easter Egg ideas from A Subtle Revelry.


Patterns like Laura’s Trellis Scarf over on The Purl Bee make me wish I were a knitter. So beautiful!


Really loved this thought piece in Time Magazine last week from Brigid Schulte about how overwhelming every day tasks make us feel like we’re mismanaging our time and squandering our lives: I’ll Finish the Dishes When I’m Dead.

Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

4 thoughts

  1. I thought Jared Leto was AMAZING and totally deserved the Oscar, mostly because I legitimately didn’t realize it was him for the first few minutes he was onscreen. Everything about him was so different. Not sure about McConaughey, especially since Brain put it best when he said that he was basically playing himself in a slightly more serious role.

    1. I agree. I thought they were both great – just not Oscar performance level great. I think of Daniel Day Lewis for Lincoln or Tom Hanks for Forrest Gump, etc. when I think of that level, you know?

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