Music: This is super easy for me since Thanksgiving has gone and past. Christmas music!! Here are just few of my faves: Christina Aguilera – My Kind of Christmas This was my album growing up! Her power and the upbeat of the song always got me into a festive mood. Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song Need I say more? No. This is the song I listen to when getting into the holiday spirit. Idina Menzel and Michael Buble – Baby It’s Cold OutSide This song and the video are awesome. I absolutely love this rendition. http://youtu.be/6bbuBubZ1yE Kelly Clarkson – Red Absolutely love Kelly and this album reaffirms that. Lady Antebellum – On This Winter’s Night This is one of my favorite groups and they have done a fantastic job on the songs for this album.
Also, One Direction came out with a new Album title Four. There seems to be a lot of people getting lazy with the titles. In my opinion I am going to automatically assume Beyonce when we bring up the album Four. Anyway, it is different. I haven’t really listen to the album in it’s entirety. I am slowly getting off the train right now. Also, favorite song right now is by Ella Henderson’ Ghost. Absolutely love it! She is an 18 year old from Britain. I have to say I feel like an unaccomplished shower singer. Lorde who is also 18 can out sing me with little to no help from autotune. Then again, Christina Aguilera and Fiona Apple were both young when they came into the game.
Movies/ TV Shows: Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 It was a great movie. I am still frustrated with Katniss in terms of Gale, but I understand where she can be confused, but honestly stop leading the boy on. Other than that, great movie. The Hanging Tree was a nice sentiment and I am glad that it is being noticed by people on the Billboard charts. The New Girl OMG. Julian Morris is so swoon worthy and the chemistry from Ryan (Julian Morris) and Jess (Zooey Deschenal) is amazing. Season 3 was not my favorite season, I feel like they could have did a better job of working with Jess and Nick. They had amazing chemisty, but they weren’t meant to be together. I feel like they are actually giving him a chance with Tran’s granddaughter. Yes! I know, Tran had a kid and eventually a grandchild! What! Also, Coach is becoming my fave. He balances the group out with realistic nature. It makes the show seem more relate-able to me. YouTube
So I have a love/hate with YouTube; it occupies my time to much out of the day, yet it brings me delight. Here are just a few that I liked.
Small Plates, The New York Times
Taylor Swift covers Vance Joy’s Riptide, BBC Radio 1
Veep: I’m the Vice President
Books So we finally finished out book for our book club pick of the month with barely any participation. I am thinking I need to get of my lazy butt and create either a Facebook book club page or a Goodreads forum, because we barely had any participation in regards to a discussion. Anywho, we read the book The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Giaman, 2013. It was a good book. I loved some passages that were just beautifully written, but it was slow and it took me minute to actually like it.
I of course read some new adult books, although this time around they were not impressive so I went with my fall backs (Meaning my absolute faves):
Perfect Collision by Lina Andersson: I loved this book, because it gave a different perspective for someone dealing with autism, in the heroines case Asperger’s. She is unerringly quiet and apart of a loud family. Her father is apart of a motorcycle club, as well as the hero. It was a sweet story that didn’t takes place over a couple of years, so there wasn’t any insta-love, which made me very happy.
Currently Reading: Etiqutte Espionage by Gail Carriger. Only on page 3 though.
Health and Wealth: I am working on a fitness plan, so in other words, still lazy as per usual.
Blogs I liked:
- 5 Things you should stop over thinking from A Little Opulent: Who else over thinks everything from making lists to grocery shopping. This post was needed during a crucial time this past few weeks: Thanksgiving and Black Friday. A Little Opulent.com
- Countdown to Christmas from The Nashvillian: Movies, Christmas Movies to be exact. Here is a blog post about some amazing films that scream Christmas. The Nashvilian.com
- Make Your Workouts Smarter, Not Harder by Fiterazzi Magazine: Well, this helps me on my health kick. Ever felt you are exerting a lot more energy that you don’t have for workout, here is a post that has an answer for you. Fiterazzi.com
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