what say you

Currently, I’m…

I think, since I haven’t really done one in a while, I’m going to fill you guys in with a Currently post. I know you’ve been absolutely dying to know what’s going on in my mundane life.

Reading: Well, actually, I just finished it but, Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. I really enjoyed this book. I don’t normally read YA fiction. Unless it’s really good or really (really) hyped. Not that my preferred reading of chick-lit is so high brow but, I digress. Dumplin’ is actually Willowdean Dickson. She’s a sassy, smart, self- proclaimed fat girl. She’s from a small town in Texas, where her mother is a former pageant queen who now runs that same pageant. Long story short, in a moment of defiance, Willowdean and her band of merry misfits enter the pageant. Chaos ensues. There’s a love triangle, which I, surprisingly, really liked. Probably for the same reason that I like the story of Hairspray – the cute guy is attracted to the fat girl. Anyway, bottom line is, I totally recommend this one. And, I hear that there’s a second installment coming in 2018!

 

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Listening to: I’m not really into podcasts but, like YA fiction, I’m willing to make exceptions. I’m still a big fan of the What Say You podcast from Sal and Q of Impractical Jokers. They haven’t posted in literally forever, but I’m holding out hope that when they come back from their UK tour, they’re ready to record. The other podcast I’m into is the Boys Don’t Like Funny Girls from my blogging bestie, Libby. Love The Bachelor and pop culture (amongst a million other things)? this pod is for you! She’s funny and smart and full of snark. Thank me later.

Thinking about: Speaking of podcasts, I’ve been thinking of starting my own. I have the name and everything. Then I think about my voice and that idea gets put to bed. Also, I’ve had this blog for just over 3 years and I still can’t get myself on a regular schedule so I can’t imagine being consistent with podcasting (podding? casting? whatever.) What could I possibly talk about? I’d have to arrange a co-host every week. Then there’s the question about microphones and software and all of that noise. ugh, work.

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Still thinking about: I toyed around with possibly not bringing this up, but, meh. My blog, my rules. I really wish Meryl Streep didn’t make a political speech at the Golden Globes. Now, here me out. I know that politics are part in parcel to pop culture/current events and that’s how these award shows stay current or whatever. It’s a shared experience that connects us, the non-famous to the stars. I get it. I’m all for freedom of speech and I’m ALL FOR Meryl. I probably have mentioned it before, but I have a deal with my mom that if Meryl ever showed any interest in adopting me, I’m going. That being said, when Viola Davis (who looked amazing in that yellow gown) was introducing her and getting ready to hand her the Nelson Demille Lifetime Achievement Award and they played the montage of performances that made up mama Meryl’s illustrious career, I got a little ferklempt, to be honest. Finally, Viola Davis invites mom up to the stage and I’m so happy for her and I’m waiting to hear about how she loves what she does and she does it for the fans, etc. But, obviously, that’s not what happened. To sum up this ramble, I think what upsets me most is the backlash. My Facebook feed has turned into a Meryl Streep witchhunt. Speaking of, my feed has gotten so filled with vitriol from both sides that it’s really distracting and disheartening and pretty disgusting. Anyway, I just wish there was some sort of unwritten rule that at award shows, we stay on the topic at hand, which would be honoring the movies, music and/or television shows and the people who made them. Also, never let Jimmy Fallon host any award show again. #BringBackTinaAndAmy

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Worrying about: The heat at my first job has not been working for the last 3ish days. Tuesday was brutal. I sat in my coat all day, which thought of makes my skin crawl, and I was still frozen.(sidenote: i think this is illegal that my boss didn’t close the building and if it is, just let the record show that when the AC inevitably breaks in the middle of a heatwave and it’s 90 degrees outside and about 105 inside, she doesn’t close then either. #justsaying) Yesterday wasn’t too bad, but I also wore layers, which I never do since I’m usually warm. With that shock to the system and the weather being crazy (it’s supposed to be in the 60’s today. In JANUARY. IN NEW YORK. not that i’m complaining, though) and with both my roommates parents just getting over colds, I’m afraid I’m going to get kicked in the ass with a monster cold. And the fact that I haven’t gotten a flu shot yet is dancing in the back of my mind.

What have you been up to lately?

Let’s discuss!

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a favorites mish-mosh

You know what time it is? It’s Friday Favorites time! I don’t have many this week but I wanted to share them anyway because it’s been a while.

The excitement, guys. I feel it.

Anyway, let’s get into it.

I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and a sponsored post caught my eye. I didn’t even know this existed, but now that I do, I need it in my life right now. i want you, i need you, oh baby oh baby.

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Random? Yes. Beautiful? Also yes. I am in no position to have a bathroom or kitchen of my own to grout the shit out of it with this stuff, but when that time comes, watch out. I can’t wait to live in a disco ball.

Is it weird that I haven’t even used the item and I included it in my favorites? Search for it on Pinterest, you’ll fall in love too.

Moving right along…

I am an Ipsy subscriber so once a month I get a small makeup bag filled with samples tailored to me. And once a month, I look through the bag, put it down and kind of forget about it. I was going through my bags from the summer and in one of them I found a tube of moisturizer so I decided to try it. It’s the Skyn Iceland The Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion. I used my regular moisturizer and then put a light layer of this one on top because now that we’re headed towards the skin sucker called winter, I like to bump up my moisturizing game. Anyway, I put this on and, woah, they weren’t kidding when they said cooling. For the next five minutes, it felt like I had smeared my face with toothpaste and I have to say, I didn’t hate it. My skin feels softer and healthier so I’m happy.

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I’ve mentioned them before, but I have to mention them again. I am obsessed with Colourpop. Their eyeshadows are suuuper soft and suuuper pigmented. They’re blendable and full of glitter (well, some of them are full of glitter) and you can apply them with your fingers!  I keep telling myself that I’m going to take a break from buying any more. I try to convince myself that I don’t need another eyeshadow. Then, like a sleepwalker watching QVC, I find myself clicking the Submit Order button and 5 days later, there’s a package on my door step. it’s a vicious circle.

I should get my act together and take a picture of at least some of my stash, but that would mean that I would have to figure out a flat lay.

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My last favorite is kind of a two-parter. I always look to my friends for music and/or television recommendations. Of all my friends, Lisa is usually the one to have the suggestions that stick. Not that I needed anything else to watch on TV, Lisa introduced me to the show Impractical Jokers. I’m OBSESSED. The premise is this – four guys who have been friends for over 25 years play pranks on each other trying to embarrass one another. It’s hysterical. Even my father loves it. Maybe part of the appeal is that they’re from Staten Island and film all over the tri-state area. It’s a small part though because they’re funny no matter where they’re from.

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The second part of this favorite is my favorite joker is Sal. If me, Lisa, Jessica, and Nicole did an Impractical Jokers remake a-la Ghostbusters, I would hands-down be the Sal of the group. We both can turn into 80 year old Southern church ladies on a dime, we are not the biggest fans of animals, and we both love a good laugh.tumblr_nebgfijydf1qehu0oo5_250Oh wait, there’s more! The last part of this favorite that I just remembered to talk about is the What Say You? podcast. Sal and Q host a podcast and it is gold. They pod (?) sporadically so if you go and look it up (which you should) don’t think I’m nuts that that last one went up over a month ago. Anyway, if you’re looking for two lifelong friends just shooting the shit, this podcast is for you. I’m not listening in any kind of order but my favorite so far is episode 30, where they talk about the possibility of having ugly children and how children can be assholes. Good stuff.

What are your favorites this week?

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