hermosa beach sunset

Watching: Every single show on television, no exaggeration. Okay, I lied, exaggeration. But sometimes it feels like it. The shows I'm loving the most right now are Scandal and Breaking Bad (we're on season 3 - muchas gracias, Netflix). I'm also re-watching The (U.S.) Office from the beginning, and am subsequently rediscovering my obsessive one-way love affair with Jim Halpert. That man is a dream. I love him, I love him, I looooove him.

Listening to: Thrift Shop, by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

This could technically be counted as "watching" as well, but most of the time I just end up playing the video and dancing around my room like the whitest, nerdiest little Midwestern thug girl you ever did see. This song caught my attention the first time I heard it on the radio a month or so ago. I turned it on in the middle of the song, and it when it got to the part where he says, "Yo...that's 50 dollars for a t-shirt", I actually chuckled out loud. Then I watched the music video above, and I was completely hooked.

Also worth a listen and a watch is another song by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, "Same Love":


Also, Christmas music. Duh.

Excited about: Going home in a few days. White Christmas, here I come! We're actually going to be home for a solid amount of time this time, so I have to do things like plan and pack accordingly and stuff. I'm excited to see lots of people and do lots of fun things while I'm home.

Reading: The Vanity Fair comedy issue (edited by Judd Apatow), Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace, and the entire Harry Potter series, for literally the sixteenth time. And I mean literally as in literally. 

Thinking about: The sad event that happened in Connecticut last Friday. I haven't been in the mood to blog lately because of the shootings; everything that I've started to write has seemed frivolous and trivial, because who the hell cares about anything going on in my life when twenty beautiful little lives and the lives of several others have ended in such an awful and senseless way? I have been avoiding talking about the topic at all, because I have no way to comprehend what those actually affected are going through, and I don't want to pretend that I do. I cried a lot on Friday, which I don't do that often. I'm tearing up writing this. It feels like it's been months since it happened because of how much tangible collective grief has been poured into the past four days. It's so, so, so sad. All I can do is add my voice to the voices of those from all over the world who are extending their grief, sympathy, and compassion to the families and friends of those that were killed. So many of my thoughts are with them.

Have a beautiful and happy day, friends. Much love to you all.

*This post inspired by Danielle over at Sometimes Sweet