I really enjoyed putting together this casual newsletter-style post back in June, so I thought I’d do another! Here’s what I’ve been watching, listening to, reading, thinking about, doing, eating, and fawning over. What have you been into lately?
Not to be dramatic, but I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t had time to watch much TV or go to the movies. As far as television goes I’m currently watching Stranger Things, Transparent, Golden Girls, X-Files, Master of None, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. I’m basically part-way through all of these shows but haven’t been watching consistently. But I did binge the past 10 episodes of I Love You America with Sarah Silverman on Hulu the other night and I LOVE IT — YOU SHOULD WATCH!
This past week I saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi and attended the 30th anniversary screening of Die Hard. The movies I plan on FINALLY watching this week include Lady Bird, The Florida Project, and The Disaster Artist, and I’m hoping to see Call Me By Your Name, Lemon, and Lucky soon.
Oh can we talk about The Disaster Artist trailer for a second? As a fan of The Room, when I heard that James Franco and Seth Rogen were adapting Greg Sestero’s book I felt a little conflicted. While I’m a supporter Franco and Rogen’s work, I wasn’t too excited with the idea of them messing with Tommy Wiseau’s precious, terrible creation. But after catching the latest trailer, I couldn’t be more excited. It seems that The Disaster Artist will be less about making fun of Wiseau and The Room, and more about examining fame, dreams, ego, creativity, and personal limitations. I kid you not, this trailer made me teary-eyed! If you’ve seen it let me know what you thought in the comment section – I’m hoping to go in the next couple of days!
My boyfriend and I decided to drive home for Thanksgiving so I spent 7 hours DJ’ing on our way to Tucson. We listened to Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel, Gorillaz, and The Velvet Underground & Nico, and I played “Gucci Gang” too because I couldn’t resist. Ever since our trip I’ve been listening to “Femme Fatale” on repeat and checking out more Velvet Underground albums.
Here are a few articles that I’ve been reading and re-reading:
- “Dear Men: It’s You, Too“ by Roxane Gay for The New York Times
- “Most of America’s Terrorists are White, Not Muslim“ by Sarah Ruiz-Grossman for The Huffington Post
- “The Secret (But Healthy!) Diet Powering Kyrie and the NBA“ by Tom Haberstroh for Bleacher Report
- “What About Your Friends? Why Hollywood’s Abandonment of Terry Crews is Unacceptable“ from BET
- “Harvey Weinstein is My Monster Too“ by Salma Hayek for The New York Times
- “Generation Screwed“ by Michael Hobbes for the Huffington Post
I’ve been thinking a lot about the #MeToo movement and honestly don’t have the emotional energy to write about it right now. I’ve also been thinking about how devastating it is that the FCC axed net neutrality, but that we can still contact Congress and urge our representatives to fight it. Congress should also pass a clean Dream Act now so that Dreamers across the U.S. don’t have to worry about their immigration status over the holidays (sign this petition and call your representatives).
In lighter news I’ve been thinking about how wildly entertaining Vanderpump Rules is (I’m so glad it’s back!) and that I don’t think Sex and the City would have ever existed without The Golden Girls. I’m also putting it out there that I have a bona-fide crush on Jessica Williams and her movie The Incredible Jessica James is great and on Netflix and you should watch it.
OMG and thank goodness Roy Moore wasn’t elected! Phew…that was a close one!
I’ve been having way too much fun wrapping presents for Christmas and Chanukah (is this what growing into and accepting your dorky-ness feels like?). I’m also trying to become a more organized person (it’s only kind of working) and other than working, hanging out with people I care about, and being lazy, I haven’t been up to much lately…
Well actually…in LA there’s a ton of things going on all the time, so I’ve definitely been “doing stuff” but I’m blanking on anything particularly cool right now. I did go to The Roadhouse pop-up bar and got some insider production information from the “Got a light?” guy, so that was rad!
If you haven’t seen my favorite vegan restaurants in LA list yet, you should check that out. While I’ve been trying to mainly eat at home, when I do eat out I’ve been going for pho, ramen, and pizza. Here’s a photo I took of the Angry Vegan pizza at Mohawk Bend that my boyfriend and I split a few weeks ago…just look at it 😍!
In addition to fawning over Jessica Williams, I’m also super into the Scully-Mulder dynamic (I know I’m way behind but better late than never). I’m thinking about writing a post on why I love them and their relationship, so I won’t say much more about that here…
Also, if you’re on Twitter it’s a well-known fact that Roxane Gay is the best, but incase you don’t realize that yet do yourself a favor and follow her (and support her brilliant work). Oh and my sister started posting on Instagram and I love all of her photos and I think you should follow her too.
No matter what you celebrate or don’t celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful December and a happy New Year! 2017 has been one hell of a year (a hell-hole of a year) and I’m not hopeful that 2018 will be much better! So rest up so you can fight the establishment and have the creative energy to do what you love and spend time with those you care about! Even though I’ve been falling down on the job a bit when it comes to blogging, this will be my last post for a couple of weeks because I want to focus on friends, family, FUN, and sticking it to the man.
Happy holidays to you and yours! ❤
What have you been into lately? Let me know in the comment section below! 😎