Current Books

I read these two books about '80s movies last week. Searching for John Hughes was a memoir by an abused poor kid from a broken home in the Chicago suburbs who escaped by watching Hughes movies. He set out to write a biography of Hughes, but his story took a different turn. It was well-written, but all over kind of gloomy, which wasn't what I was expecting. Brat Pack America mostly just made me add a bunch of movies to my watch list. I thought I had seen them all, but there were so many mentioned that I'd never even heard of! It's pretty comprehensive, but also dry at times. I love that the book cover was made to look like a VHS.  

Current Playlist

Lorde - Green Light
The Chainsmokers ft. Coldplay - Something Just Like This
Zayn ft. PartyNextDoor - Still Got Time
Calvin Harris - Slide
Charli XCX - Dreamer
Harry Styles - Sign of the Times
Michelle Branch - Hopeless Romantic

I've missed Michelle Branch! Her new album is pretty good.

Current Show

I didn't know what to think about Thirteen Reasons Why for about five episodes. It was slow, it was nothing like the book, and it didn't grab my attention. But once I took it for what it was, I really liked it. (Although, I kinda hated that the entire series led up to the very dramatic and graphic suicide scene. It felt icky, for lack of a better word.) I love Clay Jensen and want to see the rest of the gang again if season two happens. I think there's a lot of story left to cover and it's important to talk about this stuff.

Current Need

Mani-pedi pictures are super weird! But yeah, that's what I need, like, yesterday.

Current Celebrity Crush

I'm super into Tom Schwartz from Vanderpump Rules right now.
I'm sad that the season ends tonight.

Current Indulgence

I gave up sugar for a while, but finally treated  myself to eggs and mini eggs of the
Cadbury and Reese's variety on Easter. And then I felt like puking.

Current Excitement

HAMILTON! Chicago too, but mostly because we'll be seeing Hamilton while we're there. We're taking a quick kid-less trip and can't wait to explore the city for the first time. Plus, pizza.

Current Movies

My iTunes randomly fell on a song from the Romeo + Juliet Soundtrack, so I listened to it on repeat for two days (it's still SO GOOD), then pulled out the DVD. Leo is just...sigh. The movie brings back all those teenage feelings about love and it's so visually stunning and fun and innovative. I wanted to see more Baz, so the next day I watched Moulin Rogue! (Also with an amazing soundtrack. Jacob and I love to duet to it.) As much as I like Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! is still one of my favorite movies of all time. It's spectacular spectacular! And really heartbreaking. Watching these films made me remember the genius of John Leguizamo. 

Current Wish List Item

I'm dying to see Britney one more time before she leaves Vegas!


SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...


I want to read Brat Pack America.

Rebecca Jo said...

I have such a love for all the Baz movies... so zany fun!!

Elle Sees said...

We are truly bffs in my head, bc I was like YASSSS to all of this. I want to know what the movies are that you want to see!!

I own both R+J soundtracks!! And the movie. Leo in that movie....lawd!! His hair is the stuff of legends. I love MR too!!!!!

Myra said...

I'm going to go download all of those songs now because I seem to have the same interest in music as you, haha. I love Michelle Branch, so I'm glad to hear she's making a comeback.

I really need to get into Vanderpump Rules because everyone is always talking about it!!

Misty said...

13 Reasons Why is next on my binge list. I love that Harry Styles song so much!