I went to see Pacific Rim 2 this weekend. I know, judge me. What 24-year-old in the world cares enough about giant robots battling giant monsters to watch a whole movie about it? I do. Me, me, me! It may come as a surprise, but I kind of have a history with monster flicks. My dad used to have all the Godzilla movies on regular rotation–and I’m talking retro Godzilla, where he’s in black and white and smashing replicas of towns and power lines, and the English is dubbed over the Japanese so their mouths never line up right.
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I’ve been agonizing over what to write because I just haven’t felt the inspiration that’s come so easily to me lately. Over the past couple of months, I’ve been updating this blog with weekly regularity for the first time ever. It’s also probably the first time I’ve ever been so consistent with anything in my life, and all without even trying. After a week of living, the posts kind of write themselves because here’s always something at the forefront of my mind–it’s just a matter of getting it down. Continue reading “Currently Crushing On: Drinks & Lipstick”
I was browsing Spotify a couple weeks ago when I stumbled upon Jesse Rutherford’s new album “&.” Somehow I had heard nothing about it up until that point, even though it had been out for over a month already. He’s the lead singer of one of my favorite bands, so needless to say, I ran to listen to it. I feel his aesthetic, voice, writing, and influence are a huge part of what makes The Neighbourhood so good and I was excited to see what he would do on a project totally his own. Continue reading “Jesse Rutherford is Everything on “&””
Let’s talk about listicles. For those that don’t know, this is a mishmash of the words “list” and “article,” usually “21 Pictures of Cats That Will Give You Life” or something to that effect. They’re extremely clickable, easy to digest, and you know exactly what you’re getting into–which is why I think they’re so popular right now on big-name sites like Buzzfeed, Elite Daily, etc. Many times they’re overused as cheap, gimmicky clickbait, but I think they can be informative and fun if properly researched. Continue reading “Top 3 Purchases I Made in 2017”
While I was sick for four days last week (yeah, read it: FOUR LONG MISERABLE BORING DAYS), I decided to binge-watch Broad City. If you’re not familiar, the basic premise of the show is the day-to-day shenanigans of two college-aged but-not-in-college BFFs living in NYC, aka two broads in a broad city.
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Last Friday, my friend made a genius suggestion: that we go see a movie at the recently-opened Alamo Drafthouse. The place has created quite a buzz in Springfield, as it’s the only theater in town that serves alcohol and food while you watch.
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Realistically, no one cares what my top 5 songs of 2016 are. I know this, and yet here I am, writing this post anyway. Since I haven’t updated this blog in nearly two months now, I guess any topic that gets me going again is a good one, even if it’s a little self-indulgent.
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