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Riverdale S2 E1: Jughead is back!

WARNING: I’m probably going to stuff a lot of GIFs and photos in this post. You’ve been warned.


I started watching Riverdale for the iconic Jughead and the fact that Cole Sprouse would be portraying the character. The first season was laced with deceit and intrigue and it revolved around the murder of Jason Blossom.

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Betty and Jughead became a couple and together they ran the school’s newspaper and solved crimes. Archie was a moron who eventually became Veronica’s boyfriend. Wild things happened every week as if the writers didn’t sit down to plan the episodes. And this is one of the main reasons why I couldn’t invest in the murder of Jason Blossom because the living was busy distracting me with their weird lifestyles. 

Then a bombshell dropped: the Blossoms and the Coopers are actually related. 

I love that the friends have a spot to frequent: Pop’s. 

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Now, hello season 2.

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S2 E1: A Kiss Before Dying

I am here for this…


…and of course this…

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I finally have the chance to sit down and write this review, something which I’ve been trying to do for the past few days. Riverdale is back! Which means Jughead’s narrative is back! He can narrate my life!

The episode opens with Fred Andrews’s car speeding through the eerily quiet streets of Riverdale with Archie behind the wheel. He’s trying to get his father to the hospital before he bleeds out in the passenger seat after he got shot in the abdomen by a masked man. He made it in time for Fred to go into surgery and that’s when he calls his friends to inform them about his father’s situation. The fact that Jughead flew out of the trailer and was like ‘Today is the day that I am going to ride a motorcycle’ made me laugh. I mean, since when does he ride a motorcycle?

But I am here for it. I love motorcycles and he even wears the iconic crown on the helmet. When did he even have the time to… Anyways, the friends comfort Archie at the hospital.

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Fast forward to a few scenes later: Cheryl arrives at the hospital with her badly burned mother telling everyone that there that the fire – which she started in the season finale – was a terrible accident. What a lying liar!

I think my overall favorite scene was Jughead and Betty going to look for Fred’s wallet at Pop’s. And Pop asks them if they’re hungry and the same time Betty says ‘No’, Juggie’s all like, “I’m always hungry, yeah.” He then tries to justify his hunger to his girlfriend by saying, “Sometimes in crisis some people lose their appetite. Me? Mine increases tenfold.” Then Betty looks at him in disbelief (jokes are not his forte) and he comes clean: “I haven’t eaten since last night.” Ah, Juggie.

Jughead is going to be solving some serious mysteries this season. He asked all the right questions (shame on the Sheriff! I still don’t trust him) concerning Fred’s robbery? Attempted Murder?

Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) is home. He and the wifey, Hermoine threatens Veronica into getting back in line or else. Ooh, she’s in trouble!

But wait there’s more! The episode couldn’t end like that. No, no, no. They just had to offload some leftover drama, something which we didn’t see enough of in the first season. Over in Greendale, Ms. Grundy is about to get her just desserts by the masked man who shot Fred. But did he kill her? *shrugs* Most likely. The episode wasn’t called ‘A Kiss Before Dying’ for no reason! Eh, we’ll see in next episode.


^ We have a big fat mystery on our hands this season: who is the masked shooter and why didn’t he kill Fred Andrews when he had the chance? We know he has green eyes and he is not Pop or Archie or…

^ This is random, but in S1 E1 Betty talks about Archie with Kevin and in S2 E1 she talks about Jughead with Kevin. 

^ Would Bughead last this season? I don’t know, but if they don’t, what’s the sense in me watching this show anymore? I know they’re going to probably throw conflicts at them to possibly drive them apart, but if they do break up this season, I’ll call the police and file a complaint. 



Until next episode!

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Share your world for week of October 16th


Cee’s Share Your World Challenge continues this week and I am excited to get to these questions so let’s go!

If you had to move to a country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? 

The answer is basically the same as always to this question: France.

The country’s background is rich in history and to be able to see the magnificent buildings up-close, to walk down that cobblestone street in Avignon, take pictures in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, holiday in the French Riveria, get lost in the Palace of Versailles where my favorite King once lived, to watch a football match at the Parc des Princes, to eat in the oldest French city…

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What color would you like your bedroom to be?

It is already in the color I want it to be: blue, my favorite.

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What makes you Happy? Make a list of things in your life that bring you joy.

So many things make me happy! I’ll just list the first six things that come to mind.

* His Word!

Waking up every morning to see another day.

* My family and friends. 

* Sunrises and sunsets.

* Pancake, macaroni pie, and tiramisu.

* You wonderful readers. 

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What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

This past week was a blur! It just went by so fast that I did not have the time to sit and write the articles that I wanted to work on for the blog. Things got pushed back and my writing stalled for just a little bit, but I am utmost grateful to have made it through the week. 

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Posted in Books & Reviews

Book #69: Garlic, Mint, & Sweet Basil. Essays on Marseilles, Mediterranean Cuisine, and Noir Fiction

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A short sublime book on the three things dearest to Jean-Claude Izzo’s heart: his native Marseilles, the sea in all its splendor, and Mediterranean noir – the literary genre his books helped to found. This collection of writings shows Izzo, author of the acclaimed Marseilles trilogy, at his most contemplative and insightful. His native city, with its food, its flavors, , its passionate inhabitants, and its long, long history of commerce and conviviality, constitute the lifeblood that runs through all of Izzo’s work.

Author: Jean-Claude Izzo
Publisher: Europa Editions (May 7, 2013)
Chapters: 13 wonderful short stories
Pages: 107

The founder of the modern Mediterranean noir movement, Izzo passed away in 2000 at the age of fifty-five. He was the son of immigrant parents: a Naples barman and a Spanish seamstress. He used this experience in his work to make it more realistic.

This book was TERRIFIC!

The writer blew my rooftop off!

Izzo’s stories showed passionate affection and love for his beloved Marseilles and Mediterranean coast. Nostalgia at its best. I wish I can write that way about Trinidad. I was there with him as I took that visionary trip to Marseilles. I could taste the food, smell the air and hear the people. I took a vacation without leaving the comfort of my bed and I loved it!

The beautiful list:


The Mediterranean: Possibilities for Happiness

Wherever he traveled, he took with him ‘a geography of possibilities for happiness’. He discovered, loved and appreciated his country for what it was.

Listening to the Sea

Just what the title says.

I Am At Home Everywhere

“It’s when I think about them that my feet start to itch, and I take out my cardboard suitcase and dream of setting off. To go and meet them, and share what we have in common, the pleasure of the universe. The pleasure I taste when, at home, in the still of the air of summer and noon, I read Louis Owens and put myself in the shoes of an Indian.”

This was one of my absolute favorite shorts to read and I treasure it because I can relate. Books take us to places beyond our front doors and we escape reality, but, for a short time “With a guidebook in our hands and a return ticket in our pockets.” Sometimes I wish I did not have to return.

The Blue and the Black

This story is basically about how Greek tragedies were born.

“In the beginning of the Book. And that moment in which Cain kills his brother Abel. In the blood of this fratricide, the Mediterranean gives us the first noir novel.

There may have been other murders before this, but this one is written down and establishes forever the singular problem of mankind: that crime is the driving force that, over the centuries, will govern relationships between people. Whoever they are. Masters or servants. Princes or emperors. Free men or slaves. In the beginning, indeed, all the motives for murder already existed. Envy, jealousy. Desire, fear. Money. Power. Hatred. Hatred of others. Hatred of the world.”

There is something truthfully chilling in those words! The Bible is there for us to learn from. It is there to make sure that mankind does not make the same mistakes as their ancestors once did, but alas! We’re living in terrible times where people don’t care about their own sanity.


Marseilles is in my Heart

“I was born in Marseilles. Of an Italian father and a Spanish mother. One of those crossbreeds to which this city holds the secret. Nobody is ever born in Marseilles by chance. Marseilles is, and has always been, the port of exiles, of Mediterranean exiles, of exiles from former colonial routes, too.”

I Like to Feel Marseilles Pulsating Beneath My Tongue

All about food!

“As many people have said: there is no innovation in the cuisine of Marseilles, no fusion, just self-perpetuation. Eating takes us back to our countries. To sit down to a meal, whether at home or in a restaurant, with our families or with our friends, is to recover our memories.”


“The first girl I ever kissed smelled of garlic. It was in a hut in Les Goudes, at that hour on a summer’s day when adults take an afternoon nap. I learned, that year I turned fifteen, to love garlic.”


“We love mint for its smell. It’s the most popular. Ask us to name a plant that smells good, and it is mint, and only mint, that comes to mind.”


Another one of his favorite smells.

Here, My Darling, Taste This

“Words exchanged amid the noise and bustle: “Fire! Fire! My watermelon’s on fire!” Spoken in that drawling accent that takes time to say things. “Here, my darling, taste this!”

Marseilles: A Musical Trading Post

The music of the city that captivated his soul.

Marseilles Between Sea and Light

An ode to the sea and the bay.


Fabio Montale’s Christmas Dinner

I want to read more of this Montale character.

Jean-Claude Izzo on Fabio Montale

Fabio Montale’s Favorite Places

Fabio Montale’s Music

Fabio Montale’s Books

I recommend this book for foodies, Francophile, and literature lovers.




Enjoy the beautiful view of Marseille. ❤



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The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen