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:
"Where's my hug?" he whimpered, further cementing his position on her no hug list.— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) January 25, 2017
If there aren't 36 Ys when he sends you 'hey,' face the music, he's not interested. #heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) January 10, 2017
How many facial expression do ~you~ fake when the waiter tells you the specials?— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) December 24, 2016
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. :(