Gwen Stefani. I was so skeptical about her new album because the last No Doubt album was crap and while I liked her previous random singles just fine, they didn't wow me. I LOVE this new album though! I've been listening to it on repeat since I picked it up from Target on Friday (I don't usually buy CDs, but I gotta get those bonus tracks!) There are a few embarrassing songs (Red Flag and Naughty) but they are so damn catchy, it's hard to hate them. I really don't like Send Me A Picture though. We all know these sappy love songs are about Blake Shelton and just, no. I don't want to hear about sexting with him. She also pronounces "picture" like "pitcher" and that KILLS ME. Otherwise, I'm really into it!
I'm an idiot. For some reason, a random college memory popped in my head the other day. I'm not even sure what the assignment was, but my BFF and I wrote and recited a poem about OCD in front of our Biology 101 class with zero research whatsoever. We were hanging out at my house, probably drinking, and based it on stereotypes of compulsive hand washing and constant counting. I don't know how, but we got a 3.8 in that class. And that's exactly why this rings so true:
Dead 7. Have you heard of this upcoming post-apocalyptic wild west zombie movie staring a bunch of boy banders? It has Nick, Howie and AJ from Backstreet Boys, Joey and Chris from NSync, everybody from O-Town except for Ashley Parker Angel, and some guys from 98 Degrees, All-4-One and even the singer from Everclear. Is this for real? It airs on Syfy on April 1 so maybe it's an elaborate joke? It's produced by the Sharknado people, so probably not. And I'm probably going to tune in. LOL!
Movie Theaters. I love movies and going to the theater is my favorite way to watch them because they look better, sound better, affect me more, and I like being around people who are also into the experience. A few people have recently commented on it, not understanding why I'd spend so much money just on movies. Yeah, it's expensive these days, but I don't get food every time and I have a rewards card at all the theaters I go to. Jacob only goes to about one a month with me, but I have a handful of other friends I go with, so I'm just paying for myself that way. We do take the kids, but only 4-5 times a year and yes, it costs us $60+, but it's something we enjoy. Also, why do people care how I spend my money?! You don't know my life!
Freaks and Geeks. When I read Sick in the Head by Judd Apatow last year, I took a picture of this passage because it struck a chord with me. I just found it on my computer and it hit me again. I related to Lindsay so much. I was a good kid who hung out with the bad kids, but I didn't do anything that bad. I pushed my limits and I had a major attitude problem, but I really did love my family. I hope to have the same kind of relationship with my kids when they are teens.
Donald Trump. I'm not going to really get into it because this post could go on for days and my rage prevents me from articulation. The thing is, we all know he's a terrible person with zero experience who would put our country at risk. I've been paying attention, but not engaging, and silently hoping this thing will all blow over. He's not going away though. If we ALL know he's scum, who is voting for him? I only know a few people in real life who admit to supporting him and I look at them in a whole new light because the things Trump says make my heart hurt. This election is a nightmare.
Letters. I've recently read a few books where the main characters do some letter writing. I went to Colorado for the summer after 10th grade to babysit my younger cousins. This was before email and cell phones, so my best friend and I wrote letters multiple times a week. Sometimes I'd get bored and use my aunt's typewriter or send letters in code to mix it up. I'd fold the pages just like the notes we passed in class and doodle on the envelopes. My how times have changed. I still send cards in the mail, but I can't remember the last time I actually sat down and wrote a letter!
O.J. Simpson. I'm obsessed with everything OJ right now, thanks to American Crime Story. There are only three episodes of the best show on TV. Boo. But I've also been watching all the interviews and specials, I read Faye Resnick's book, I watched O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes about his civil case, and I can't wait for ESPN's seven-and-a-half hour documentary (O.J.: Made in America) this summer. But seriously, the show is so good. I just read season two will follow six to eight people and their experiences in Hurricane Katrina. I'm all about that too!