How is it the end of July already? I've barely done any summer activities. I need to get back to the water, last weekend was my first visit this summer.
Anyway, over the past couple of weeks a few things have really caught my attention. Check out what I've been checking out!
ONe | Lions for Lambs
I stumbled across Lions for Lambs one Saturday afternoon and put it on in the background. The movies starts off bouncing back and forth between three separate stories, a politician, a group of soldiers, and a political science professor. About fifteen minutes in, my chores were forgotten and my eyes were glued to the screen.
Two | Dave Matthews Band
I have been a fan of DMB long before any of my friends knew who they were. In Middle School when everyone was listening to the latest Justin Bieber soundtrack I was listening to Stand Up. Early this summer the band came out with a new album, Come Tomorrow, and I’m just listening to it on repeat! I even made it to my fifth, that’s right people, fifth Dave concert in June!
Three | The House of God
After binging all fifteen seasons of ER on Hulu, I caught the medical drama bug. I recently finished The House of God, by Samuel Shem. This novel strips away the medical profession of all its fame and glory by showing us the grueling life of a medical intern.
Four | Nike Odyssey React
Every once in a while I’ll go out for a long jog (let’s be real, mostly a walk) and my ankles and knees will kill me. I was never a big runner, so I figured all sneakers would be good for running. IDIOT! I did some research on what a good running shoe needs, looked into those, crossed off the ugly ones and vuala Nike Odyssey React.
Five | Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke
Twenty four minutes of pure joy. Watch, laugh, and enjoy! Thank you James Corden for bringing this into our lives.
Now, go enjoy summer!
Does anyone else cringe when the news notifications pop up on your phone? I don't even know what it says yet, and I'm already cringing. I set my news notifications to the
very least so I wouldn't be bombarded with bad news all day long, but alas some big
things make it through.
I read an intriguing piece in The New York Times a few weeks ago, The Man Who Knew Too Little. Basically, ever since November 2016 one man, Erik Hagerman, has been conducting a personal "blockade" of the news. Initially, he was just taking a break from the news after the 2016 election, but a few days turned into a few more and thus, "The Blockade" was born. This Ohio resident has no idea about ninety-nine percent of what has happened over the past year and a half. Now, while many envy Hagerman's ignorances of the overflowing stream of bad news, most couldn't conduct their own
"blockade" or even want to.
Twitter seems to be the place where everything is going down. You get breaking news, statements from officials, personal opposition all in one quick glance at your news feed. Inspired by Hagerman's experiment, I went ahead and conducted my own over the past few weeks. I made it my goal to find at least one positive tweet, conversation, or news story every time I checked my Twitter news feed.
I offer you the following good news, funny tweets, heartwarming conversations to brighten your day and to remember that "Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light" and yes I did just
quote Harry Potter, smiling yet?!
Are you smiling now?!