Devandra Banhart, Long Haired Child

How About A Little Something To Relax?

Good christ on a cracker that was a stressful World Cup game if you’re a US fan!

I’m going to unwind by checking out this list of Recut Movie Trailers. I have seen a bunch of these before and while I still think The Shining as a romantic comedy is my favorite…

I’m probably most impressed by the ability to find humor in the immensely unfunny Saving Private Ryan.

Check out the link to see Top Gun as a gay romance, Mrs. Doubtfire as a horror film and many more.

This is why the internet is amazing.

Get Ready for the Weekend!

Yay! I am so excited for the long weekend. Dan and I are going to a party on Saturday night that I am totally pumped for. I think I’m going to make my mom’s delicious pasta salad to bring along. On Sunday, I’m doing lunch and a movie with a friend. The only bummer stuff I have to do this weekend is slog through a 9 mile run on Saturday morning, and at some point I should really take advantage of the extra time to clean up my house a bit. I have a bathtub that needs to be scrubbed (boo). Other than that, I’m excited to just relax, hang out with some good friends, maybe do a bit of reading and take lots of photos.

What are your plans for Memorial Day Weekend?

How about you…

Make a delicious pitcher of sangria for the bbq you’re attending?

Put together a “Freshman First Aid Kit” for the new high school graduates in your life? Essential items: Advil, shower sandals, a travel coffee mug and some of those Starbucks Via Ready Brew things, condoms (if you aren’t a bashful gift giver), multivitamins (they help reduce hangovers!), some packages of ramen.

Dance around to Nikki and Rich’s Next Best Thing?

Cook up some fresh asparagus? It’s in season and can be found at your local farmers market!

Catch up on my daily photo project? I’m having so much fun with it thus far!

Welcome summer by shopping for a few of the season’s essentials?

Have a safe and wonderful weekend!

Listen Up {Mark Ronson ft. Amy Winehouse}

“Valerie” by Mark Ronson, featuring Amy Winehouse.

She’s got a totally messed up life and whackadoodle hair, but man do I love Amy Winehouse’s voice.

Things That Make Me Joyfully Go EEEEE!

The new season of Friday Night Lights returns to NBC tomorrow night. I’m so excited. I love this show. Love, love, love!

Listen Up {The David Wax Museum}

Dan and I spent this past Friday up in Philadelphia attending a house concert at my friend Maisy’s place. It was awesome. We had such a good time. The last band of the night was The David Wax Museum and Dan and I both loved these guys.

Here’s a video of them performing “Beekeeper,” which is a great song, but I highly recommend you check out more of their songs here. If you ever get a chance to see them live, go! They are such a fun band to watch.

And here’s a good song for Cinco de Mayo:

Away We Go {Movie Recommendation}

This was a really sweet and, at times, quite funny little movie. If you are looking for something light and fun that will warm your heart without covering you in too much syrupy sentimentality, Away We Go would be a good choice.

Joy Bryant

Have you seen that new NBC show Parenthood? I really enjoy. Joy Bryant has one of the smaller roles on the show, but every time she shows up on screen, I’m instantly struck by how stunningly beautiful she is.

She has such an inviting smile. It makes me want to be her friend.

I Will See Anything That Features Mark Ruffalo

Thus, I will be seeing this:

An Education {Movie Recommendation}

This weekend, Dan and I watched An Education. I highly recommend this movie. Carey Mulligan was fantastic and I thought Peter Sarsgaard pulled off the perfect combination of being utterly smarmy, but undeniably enticing.

The movie is about Jenny (Carey Mulligan), a teenager growing up in the London suburbs in the 1960s. She’s studious and bright and destined for Oxford as long as she performs well on all her tests and brings up her Latin grades a bit. Then she meets David (Peter Sarsgaard), who is older and exciting and concocts elaborate lies that convince Jenny’s parents to let him whisk her off to Oxford for a weekend, and better yet, Paris. He’s sophisticated and charming in ways that are immensely appealing when you’re all of 16 and have yet to discover that a life of adventure and romance can be lived alongside one of study and intellect. This film does an excellent job of capturing the feeling of being young and desiring a life that is more exciting and mysterious than the one you’ve always known. It does a equally excellent job of capturing the letdown that inevitably accompanies making the more appealing, though obviously wrong decision.

And then, of course, there’s the clothes.

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