Hello readers, need some new tunes? Some things just sort of happen whether they be the assemblage of couple-that-probably-shouldn’t-assemble-but-are-trying-anyway Jimmy and Gretchen or me watching the show about their unconventional relationship, You’re the Worst. I wouldn’t say this is a programs you have to see and since I just wrote a whole post about unfortunate ethnic jokes, I’d give a heads up to anyone interested. However, I … Continue reading You’re the Worst
On Thursday, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, passed away. The reported cause is suicide. Linkin Park meant a lot to me. They were my first favorite band (as opposed to liking the pop groups everyone else liked). I was in MSN groups asking why they didn’t sing LP songs on American Idol (give me a break, I was 11). Looking back, I think that as a person … Continue reading RIP Chester
Here’s a little bit of a Music Monday for you since I misscheduled my last post. I went to YouTube an artist I heard on TV, but eventually found Ana Tijoux and her song with Shadia Mansour called “Somos Sur.” There are so many reasons why I love this song. First of all, it’s very subversive. I don’t speak Spanish, but thankfully, we live … Continue reading Music Monday: Salsa & Choke
I can’t believe Prince is gone. I can’t believe Lemonade. So I bought a whole new dress for one of my best friend’s potential baby shower (and even posted about it!) and ended up changing my mind. Ever happen to you? But she was planning to name her baby Violet, so I decided to wear my other dress which is purple. This is an Express dress … Continue reading Purple Rain
I named my last post after a line in Nâzım Hikmet’s “On Living,” and the quotation at the end is from the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. I originally wanted the title to be after something more in the vein of Darwish but thought Himet was more appropriate. I wasn’t familiar with them before posting, but I’m definitely interested particularly as Darwish has an activist section … Continue reading Thursday? Tuneage + Poetry
I just watched The Book of Life, and it’s probably the best film I’ve seen in awhile. The animation is so interesting and unique which is how I’d also describe the story. I may have expected a silly kids movie, but I laughed at Gabriel Iglesias’s mariachi character, gasped along with the children being told the story, and wept for Manolo. Anything about Manolo in particular? NO JUST MANOLO IN … Continue reading Tuesday Tuneage: The Apology Song
Should I bring back Tuesday Tuneage? With so much stuff out there, I’m highly valuing quiet time and hardly listen to anything anymore. But I just happen to be in a mashups mood, so I thought I’d share some great ones I’ve found lately. Corporation- “Hello 679” (Adele’s “Hello” vs. Fetty Wap’s “679”) Hearthis.at Adele’s much anticipated new single not only scored a funny SNL sketch but … Continue reading TUESDAY TUNEAGE! Mashups
I wholly think that the lottery is essentially a “poor tax,” but I also believe that you can’t win if you don’t play. Allure is always giving away free stuff, and recently I found that it’s legit! I received a Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer last month seemingly out of no where and with no note. But then I remembered Allure and Googled to see if I … Continue reading I Won a Thing!
When I was about 13 or 14, I was having a grand ol’ time being a lil jackhole who had Nine Inch Nails’s The Downward Spiral on repeat. My best friend went to church every week, so it was kind of hard to refrain from busting out “Heresy” after riding the bus home (if you don’t know the song, here’s the line I had trouble with: “Your … Continue reading Throwback Thursday
I am back with a new theme and more ways you can spend money! Like my last post, this is a mix of charity and businesses. DailyLook I like DailyLook because they put together outfits of their items which look really good, you can see how items look and get pairing ideas, and have access to the outfit super easy. I’d say their style is trendy basic– good … Continue reading More recs!