5 Things To Like This Week

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  1. What We Do In The Shadows (2014). Omg this movie had me laughing so hard. It’s about 4 flatmates that just happen to be vampires. “Vampires don’t do dishes.” There’s even a chore chart, werewolves, and something called the “unholy masquerade” where vampires, werewolves, zombies and other “unholy” creatures get together to dance and socialize. It got a 98% rating from rotten tomatoes. I highly suggest it. I honestly think it might be one of my favorite movies. (It is not scary at all.) Oh, and if you liked “Flight of the Concords”, which I did, you’ll probably like this movie because those guys created it. I’ll leave you with this, “BAT FIIIIIIGHT!!!”
  2. You guys, ASMR!!! I love this girl’s youtube April.ASMR and her Instagram . For those of you not familiar with it, ASMR is basically mouth sounds of people eating things like sushi or candy. To me, it’s totally relaxing, but maybe not for others. It’s really popular right now.
  3. “Make Sure Your Friends Are Okay” @makesureyourfriendsareokay and makesureyourfriendsareokay.com “We’re starting a conversation about conversation – building a community that encourages you to have meaningful discussions with people you care about.” I love this idea because it encourages people to start that hard conversation that might save a life. Sometimes, when you are depressed it is hard to reach out. I really like the idea behind this campaign. The people that started it are about ten years younger than I am and that gives me hope that someday (sooner than we think) the stigma associated with mental illness will be gone. I mean, these young people are putting this slogan on tees and sweatshirts! I just really like this idea and will totally support and promote it when I can.
  4. Assorted Chocolates Holiday Standup Box, 6.4 oz. box. Yum. 4 different flavors: coconut and dark chocolate, caramel and milk chocolate, pecan with caramel and milk chocolate, and mint with dark chocolate. They are individually wrapped and delish! I like to treat myself to stuff like this as part of my self care.
  5. “Milk and Honey” poetry by Rupi Kaur. Kaur has another book, the “sun and her flowers”, that I plan to read next. I love short verse. I love poems about the human condition–love, lust, loss . . . life. I plan on sharing a few of these poems when I finish the book. They are so beautiful.

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5 Things To Like This Week

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  1. Schitt$ Creek on Netflix. This show is adorable. It’s about a wealthy family that loses their finances due to poor investing and are forced to move to the tiny town of Schitts Creek. It’s hilarious seeing the two “cultures” meet.
  2. Toasted Coconut Bigelow Tea. This tea was gifted to me, but in my opinion, you really can’t go wrong with Bigelow–they make great, flavorful tea. This one really did taste like a coconut macaroon. Get some!
  3. Youtuber “Brandi TV who basically gets high off edibles and paints her face. She often recruits her husband in the videos and the two of them together are hilarious. He is so calm and chill and Brandi is bubbly and laughs at everything. This channel cracks me up. If you haven’t seen her before, you might want to check it out!
  4. Poshmark. Oh another clothing, accessory and shoe store app! This one is interesting and inexpensive. I haven’t ordered from the site yet, but the person who told me about it raves about the prices and the fact that you don’t pay for your item until you receive it. I am also thinking about selling on the app myself. I’ll keep you posted.
  5. “Destination Wedding” on Amazon Prime starring Wynona Rider and Keanu Reeves. This one is a classic romantic comedy starring two emotionally unavailable people who meet, fight, and well . . . watch it and see. Spoiler: There is a cameo by a mountain lion.

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5 Things To Like This Week

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  1. Amy’s Spinach Lasagna. This lasagna is made for the microwave, but I bake it in the oven for dinner. So good and good for you.
  2. Inko’s Organic White Iced Tea White Peach. I like to pair this with sushi. It is not sweet but tastes like a real peach–not sugary sweet artificial peach. Yum.
  3. Social Media Influencer Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary doesn’t sugar coat anything. He also doesn’t f*ck around. If you want something, you gotta work for it. I agree with him, but I worry he may have a heart attack or stroke because he is so intense and never takes a day off. I like him for motivation, but I still know how to chill.
  4. Tana Mongeau. Kids these days. I’m literally mesmerized by these kids making Youtube videos and making serious cash. This girl has a house in LA and a house in Vegas. And her content isn’t bad. It can be a bit raunchy at times, but she honestly reminds me of myself when I was in my twenties. Oh, to be able to drink myself silly and eat Taco Bell at 2am without gaining a pound and hardly a hangover. Sigh. Those days are long gone, but I can laugh at them through Tana and her other social media influencer crew.
  5. SugarBearHair Gummy Vitamins. I really like these because other hair, skin and nail vitamins with the same amount of Biotin really upset my stomach. These don’t do that and they are really good and cute–like a gummy bear that gives you vitamins!

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5 Things To Like This Week

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  1. Walmart Pick-Up Service. I hate going to Walmart. Now I don’t have to–unless I am spending more than $30. Literally no service fees or anything. Just $30 plus tax and I can drive out there and someone will literally walk my groceries out to me. I am keeping in mind that they are getting my personal shopping history–you know for algorithms and more specialized ads coming my way. You see, I think that is why it’s free. It’s an information exchange. But, sigh-shrug, whatever. I’ll take it if it’s after work on a Wednesday and I’m in heels.
  2. Taco Bell’s Nacho Fries. I’m warning you ahead of time. These things are CRACK. I think they figured out how to get Doritos dust+Potato Ole seasoning onto a fry. That’s just not fair. But damn, they are delicious.
  3. Mother! This is an amazing and very disturbing movie. It’s not what you think it is and that is the genius of it. I’m not going to say anything else. After you watch it, read THIS.
  4. Beto O’Rourke. Texas Representative Beto has won my heart! With his Kennedy-ish genuine swagger and his Obama-ish charisma and speech, I’m keeping my eyes on this guy–Willie Nelson is too.
  5. FALL! The leaves are changing, pumpkin spice is here, and scarves are in season! Plus, I’m getting some much needed pictures taken at the end of the month during my favorite season! Yay!

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5 Things To Like This Week

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  1. Damn you Mercury retrograde!Break Up in the End by Colin Swindell. AAAAGH all the feels!!!!
  2. Listening to albums all the way through. Current mood: Joan Osborne’s “Relish” from 1995.
  3. My apartment during thunderstorms. It’s 75 years old. You can hear everything. I turn all the lights off and light candles. Yes.
  4. Sunflowers. Mine are growing despite the hail! Pictures to come!
  5. This. “I hate being bipolar. It’s awesome.

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