Sunflower Seed Pesto and Crushes

Hey bloggers, readers, and silent lurkers.

How’s the week going so far? I can’t believe its midweek! I can’t believe its almost November. I’m still thinking its May 1999.

Anyhow, I as I was teaching my 5 year olds today, I noticed the kids teasing this one kid about him having a crush on some other girl in our class. It was very cute, and it got me thinking.

When I was in high school, I had about three crushes. ot all at once, usually one replaced the other because swooning over one took a lot of energy as is. ย Currently, there isn’t someone in my real day to day life I have a crush on, but there are plenty of the people in the media I’m totally crushing on. I thought I would interview my roommate too to see how we stack up. Here we go:


Moi (for the record, my hair never looks this good, this was the day I got a blowout)

Celebrity Crush: James Franco

Fictional TV character: “E” ย from “Entourage”(played by Kevin Connely)

Fiction movie character: “Phil” (Bradley Cooper) from the “Hangover”

Gay man crush: Bravo’s Andy Cohen

Cartoon Crush: “Trent” from Daria

Girl Crush: Ellen Paige

Over 40 crush: Jon Stewart

Over 50 crush: Dr. Drew Pinsky

Musician Crush: Sondre Lerche

Athlete Crush: Ryan Lochte

Author Crush: i’ll give this to Jon Stewart again

Politician Crush: I pass, politics turns me off

Broadway Musical Crush: Maurice from Les Mis

My roommate:

The Roommate

Celebrity crush: Taye Diggs

Fictional TV character: “Vince” (from Entourage)

Fiction movie character: “Phil” (Bradley Cooper) from the “Hangover”

Gay man crush: “lloyd” (played by Rex Lee) from Entourage

Cartoon Crush: “Demitri” from Disney’s Anastasia

Girl Crush: Reese Witherspoon

Over 40 crush: Hugh Jackman

Over 50 crush: Betty White

Musician Crush: Fifty Cent

Athlete Crush: Chad Ocho Sinco

Author Crush: Augesten Borrroughs

Politician Crush: Obama (although John Edwards before he cheated on his wife)

Broadway Musical Crush: “Seymor” from Little Shop of Horrors

maybe we should just have a crush on each other

Care to chime in with your crushes? Guy readers out there, you too!

We had a bunch of basil in the fridge that was about to go bad, and I am not one to waste perfectly good basil (or any food really). We had o pine nuts in the house, so I improvised with sunflower seeds. Heres what you need:

-1/4 cup sun flower seeds.

-a few leaves of fresh basil

-1 tbs dijon mustard

-2 tbs parmesan cheese

-2 tbs olive oil

-salt and pepper to taste

Toast the sunflower seeds by putting them in a pan on high heat and tossing them every few seconds so they slightly brown on all sides.

Place the basil, seeds, parm, oil, mustard, salt and pepper in a food processor (or in my case, the magic bullet).

Pour over spaghetti (or spaghetti squash in our case) and swivel your fork!

serve and swivel

16 thoughts on “Sunflower Seed Pesto and Crushes

  1. My musical crush will always be Eminem… haha. I’ve honestly only ever had one real crush in my life, and it didn’t work out too well. He ended up being interested, just not in the same things that I was. He thought it was appropriate to offer me ‘friends with benefits’ status. No thanks.

  2. Celebrity Crush: Too many to choose! It changes all the time too! Tom Hardy at the moment!
    Fictional TV character: Jason from True Blood ๐Ÿ™‚
    Fictional movie character: I’ve always liked that guy that plays opposite Many Moore in How to Deal. I don’t know why, but he’s just cute and quirky!
    Gay Man Crush: Rupert Everett. He’s in My Best Friends Wedding?
    Cartoon Crush: Titus from the game Final Fantasy X. Don’t laugh!
    Girl Crush: Megan Fox. I hate her she’s so pretty!
    Over 40: George Clooney
    Over 50: George Clooney
    Musician Crush: Justin Timberlake. No lie!
    Athlete Crush: David Beckham for sure ๐Ÿ™‚
    Author Crush: None
    Politician Crush: None
    Broadway Musical Crush: Billy Joe Armstrong is now in his American Idiot musical. Which I haven’t seen. Which I probably never will ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  3. Oh fun!
    Girl crush: Bridgette Monahan (Spelled wrong, but I love her)
    Cartoon crush: Le Fou from Beauty and the Beast. He is amazing.
    Broadway musical crush: Mark from Rent. Again, amazing.
    The two of you are adorable, and so is that blue chair you are sitting in. Very classy!

  4. I have a huge crush on Ryan Reynolds and I’m pretty bitter that he married Scarlett. I just don’t like her!! I also think Michael Douglas is hot for an older guy and Nigel Barker is super hot. Love the English accent! And Mark Wahlberg too. I have no idea why??

  5. I’m not going to lie, I have a giant crush on Ellen Paige. Especially when she is wearing a suit in Inception. This might make me a creep, I don’t know.

  6. My “crushes” never last very long. The longest lasting celebrity crush was probably Ryan Gosling, and that was for about a month.
    Oh yeah, and Betty White is my ultimate old lady crush.

  7. I was big on crushes when I was younger ๐Ÿ˜€

    Celebrity Crush: Tom Colicchio

    Fictional TV character: Hank Moody (gasp!) from Californication

    Fiction movie character: John McClane in Die Hard 1,2,3,4 ๐Ÿ˜›

    Gay man crush: Neil Patrick Harris

    Girl Crush: Heidi Klum

    Over 50 crush: Bruce Willis

    Musician Crush: Adam Lambert


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