Over the last few weeks, I’ve paced myself. I’ve been running (watching) a very slow marathon, because I didn’t want to finish. It was very much like delayed sexual gratification, only, you know, solo (which I guess could be done, but WHY?), and without any sort of peculiar (to me) rope-tying incidents. I found myself parceling out my viewings as I did with “Daredevil” and every TED talk that I may want to absorb. I spread the episodes out like legs on a prison bunk.
I think you know where I’m going here.
Thirteen episodes of “OMG” no, “really?” and “could that happen?” or “I know Ruby Rose must be the BEST way to discuss sexual identity and gender binaries at the moment, but really, I just want to know who does her brows and does she polish her skin with diamond dust, because, REALLY!”
Sure, watching 13 episodes over a couple of weeks may seem an otiose activity to many, (not people who read B2B, obvie. Because, we have, like, goals and shit. Most which involve combining books and Netflix reading/watching on the elliptical. You multi-tasking scamps, you!) but, to those who do….
I mostly wanted a reason to use that image. Also, my son, when at his teeny-tiny Buddhist class/Tai Chi class he heard the Dalai Lama speak, he thought it was Yoda. Unrelated, but adorable.
“Orange is the New Black” just keeps getting better every season. Part of me gets claustrophobic just watching it, but a part of me can’t help but wonder what I’d do in Piper’s position. (not THAT position, you dirty-minded scamps. I think we can all agree I’d be AWESOME at THAT position, regardless of my sexual orientation. ;))
I’m sure, if I found myself in prison, I’d be the worst inmate ever. I wouldn’t stop crying because, obvie, I WAS FRAMED!! I AM INNOCENT!! I’d hate not having my regular routine, and the lack of family–or dudes–would prove overwhelming.
One may think I’m arbitrarily hyper-sexualizing this show. I’m not. The physical connections in “Orange is the New Black” become essential to each of the characters. They are the corollary of the isolation and denial. The fascinating system of hierarchies, favors, and a-typical gender roles in the show are balanced with humor, humanity, and heart. The show is ever-interesting, and ever fresh.
What recipe could I possibly pair with it? I’m obviously NOT making prison food. But, I can play-on words like whoa.
Orange is the New Blackberry vinaigrette.
It’s tangy, it’s seasonal, it’s yum.
Orange is the New Blackberry Vinaigrette
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: appetizer condiment
Ingredients (one jar.)
- 1/3 cup blackberries
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise (I use Hampton Creek Just Mayo)
- 1/2 cup evoo
- 1/4 cup loose basil leaves, chopped
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 4 tbsp champagne vinegar
- 1 tbsp honey
combine all ingredients and puree in a food processor.
store in an airtight jar.