Thursday, January 26, 2017

5 things i love right now

1. this dude on youtube, the fitness marshall

i recently realized that my whole issue with exercising in the morning is not necessarily the exercising part, but the actually-leaving-my-house part. going to the gym at 6:30am? hahahaha NOPE. but after i received an apple tv for christmas, i had the brilliant revelation that i could now work out in the comfort of my living room with some help from youtube. enter the fitness marshall, who is not only my new favorite person, but also my new source of cardio and endorphins in the morning. the man is a talented dancer and keeps it current in terms of hip-hop tunes, but more than that, he's simply hilarious and sassy and great. this routine was the one that won me over. "SLAY THOSE DISHES!" i'm dead.

2. this now-defunct band, jank

don't you haaaate when you get really into a band and a) see that they had a show near you like, the prior week OR b) are already broken up? the latter is the case with this philadelphia act, jank, who were around for less than a year before some sorta personal drama caused them to disband. at least they left this great album, versace summer, in their wake. reminiscent of other emo revival/garage acts i enjoy like donovan wolfington and tiny moving parts, they've got great hooks and lots of fun, raw energy.

3. cole sprouse's tweets

yes, the cole sprouse from the disney channel show the suite life of zack & cody. i don't even know how i discovered his feed -- perhaps it was during one of my fleeting cougar moods  -- but so what, who cares, it's hilarious. here are some of my favorites:

4. this app, 1SE

might be late to the game on this one, but i saw it on my facebook feed on new year's day and thought it seemed like a pretty awesome concept. it allows you to record a 1-second snippet of each day for a year (or as long as you want), and stitches the clips together in a little life movie. i started a week late, but it'll still be pretty cool to see once it's all said and done.

5. this funny, tarot-inspired artwork

WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS? just kidding, i couldn't draw this stuff even if i had. :(

Sunday, January 15, 2017

what does your perfect day look like?

a writing prompt that i saw a while back, which encouraged you to describe your ideal day, stuck with me. it's not really something i think about often, but i'm guessing no one really does, right? anyways, the whole point of the exercise was to note which parts of your perfect day weren't currently part of your daily life, and make an effort to incorporate them into your routine. instead of being super cheesy and poetically mapping out a day from beginning to end, i just came up with the elements mine would include.

  • coffee, crossword puzzle, and breakfast in bed (or on my non-existent patio...)
  • day trip to a place i haven't been, preferably one with a cute downtown i can explore
  • picnicking in a park
  • a not-too-strenuous hike
  • baking a cake to replenish all of the calories burned on the hike
  • a dance class
  • a cocktail at my favorite bar, jm curley
  • relaxing dinner at a good restaurant that has chicken piccata or something equally as delicious on the menu
  • going to see a band i really like at an intimate venue
  • cuddling on the couch and watching a movie while drinking wine and eating pizza hut pizza (very important)
  • ...uhhh what happens when you cuddle on the couch drinking wine

your turn!