March 17, 2013 § Leave a Comment
As if Joseph Gordon-Levitt wasn’t perfect enough…then he goes and makes a wonderful little short film via his collaborative website hitREcord…ahhhhh
December 17, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Like this poster? Breaking Bad? Anyone? Typically, I have a somewhat irrational hatred for these “Keep Calm and…” posters, but this one made me smile.
My favorite television and movies of 2012. Of course please keep in mind that I have not seen Les Miserables yet (going with whole fam on Christmas Day! So excited!)
Life of Pi
Breaking Bad (AMC)
I seriously have a love-hate relationship with this show. Regardless of things I don’t like about it, it is very well executed and does great things with music.
Mad Men (AMC)
Can you tell that I still think television is far better than movies these days?
September 10, 2012 § Leave a Comment
September 9, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I would never ever have found brainpickings if it were not for the overwhelming enthusiasm from @leahslag — THANKS for the tip on this one Mom!
I cannot write enough great things about this website. If you love books, music, film, art, television, etc, but especially books, GO NOW.
Some of the greatest features include a literary jukebox, lots & lots of fun lists of books, an amazingly interactive bookshelf, and more inspiration than one’s brain can handle. I always leave to go pick up a book and get cracking!
Go now–your life will be a little better. I promise.
September 5, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I am so so glad it is now September. Fall is my favorite season by far and I am so excited! Every year I get more and more into fall–there is just too much to love. New TV, the start of the great movie season, holidays, colors, flavors, scents, scarves, cinnamon, crackling leaves, back to school, candles, football (even though I don’t really get into it,but I can appreciate the excitement).
This year there seems to be an abundance of great stuff happening this fall. Here’s some cultural stuff that I am very excited about.
And no, I will totally NOT apologize for this first one:
1. Taylor Swift - Red
2. return of American Horror Story
3. Cloud Atlas
4. my favorite author’s latest, Sweet Tooth
5. Dave Matthews Band - Away from the World (sorry, I’ll always be a fan).
6. 10 Years
7. return of Showtime’s Homeland
Oh and of course, I can’t have fall without my:
beautiful cinemagraph thanks to Ann Street Studio – totally posting on this site soon, so good!
Also, October brings the one year anniversary of this very blog! EEEEEK! I cannot believe I’ve been able to keep this up for a year.
August 25, 2012 § Leave a Comment
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summer is almost over (thank god). Despite the horrendous heat, I had a pretty great one. started up the studio, got a new job (that didn’t start until over a month later…!!!), brought home an adorable new doggy, and watched the olympics like a boss.
unfortunately, I also enjoyed a few things that I am not so proud of. 1 of which can be observed in the photos above…I basically quit brushing my hair this summer…it has happened before, i just haven’t had long hair in awhile. i’ll own it. hey, i am the person who didn’t pack a hair brush for a study abroad summer in spain…
as usual, every season brings a new batch of guilty pleasures. here are some of mine for summer 2012:
The CW’s docu-series, Breaking Pointe
if you didn’t watch this short lived (only 6 episodes long) reality saga, i’m sorry for you. chronicling behind the scenes drama at Ballet West in Salt Lake City, this series is chock full of dance rehearsal footage–one of my fave things!
any explanation needed? didn’t think so… However, I think it was more hoopla than anything that made this such fun.
Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Snaps + a jar of Nutella + a knife
….TEAM JEF WITH 1 F! i called him from episode one…god, this show(s) is terrible…why can’t I stop watching it?!?! really does make me wonder about myself.
glad to have this all behind me…bring on fall!
August 5, 2012 § Leave a Comment
watching the Olympics has been fun. We tend to get pretty snarky when it comes to outfits, hair, crazed family members (OMG ALY RAISMAN’S PARENTS), and Bob Costas. Basically, I would love for these guys to join the party. Becky and Annie from Sleepless in Seattle, Lucas from Empire Records, and Stefan and Scott from Best in Show.
it’s supposed to be rainy/stormy today. Bring it on! I’m ready to stay inside watching olympics while reading, making lists, etc. I’m so ready for fall…
July 20, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Uhhhhhh so this is what it looked like outside last night. !!!
I have not edited or added any filter to these photos–it was like a horror movie out there!
Ready for the weekend! Excited to have Tate popping in for a quick visit today. Dark Knight Rises tonight, teaching tomorrow morning, finish Breaking Bad (we will be able to watch new episode Sunday!) And….is it okay to admit that I’m also kinda amped for the Bachelorette finale on Sunday evening? Anyone else? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
Folding laundry this weekend? Check these out!
“Innovation Stagnation: BRAVO’s Andy Cohen”
Q with Jian Gomeshi – July 16, 2012
An interview with the mastermind behind the Real Housewives? Yes.
“Aaron Sorkin: The Writer Behind the Newsroom”
Fresh Air – July 16, 2012
“Jeff Faux: The Servant Economy”
The Diane Rehm Show – July 17, 2012
Probably the most pessimistic viewpoint on the future of the American economy I’ve heard in a looooong time. Sadly, this guy makes a lot of sense…
“Dodged a Fairy Bullet”
Joy the Baker podcast – July 19. 2012
Only four this week…NPR was a bit snoozerville this week.
July 18, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Why Aren’t You Real Thomas J!?!?!?!
My Girl was one of my all-time favorite movies as a kid and I’ll be honest, it still is now. I think it holds up over time. It’s a bit bizarre…does anyone think this would be greenlit by a major studio nowadays?! I can just hear it now:
“Hey, I’ve got a great idea for a new movie…two childhood friends, one lives in a funeral home and fakes sick all the time because she’s scared of death and then her best friend dies of bee stings! YEAH!!”
Somehow I don’t think so…
If you’re looking for new, but old summer tunes. You can never go wrong with the My Girl soundtrack. It is a wonderful collection of classics + a great score by James Newton Howard and was one of my favorite albums as a kid.
BUT…if oldies aren’t your style, check out these songs. These have been blasting on heavy rotation in my car the past week or so:
The Middle East – “Blood”
Mark Foster, A-Trak, & Kimbra – “Warrior”
Kishi Bashi — “Bright Whites”
The Naked and the Famous – “Young Blood”
Regina Spektor — “Small Town Moon”