Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday Faves


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This week has been a pretty good one. I just finished (about 5 minutes ago) my application to Nottingham and I've been working at the House of Representatives in Baton Rouge for a good bit now, so all in all it's been pretty good. I'm glad to be done with school and have all my study abroad stuff done so I can finally buy my plane ticket and fully focus on England! Here's what I've been loving this week: 

Old Music 
I very rarely listen to the radio. Mostly because I absolutely detest commercials, but also because I cannot stand the majority of cookie-cutter pop and rap music. I just don't like it and it doesn't suit my taste or improve my mood generally. Lately, I'ver been loving A Sunday Kin of Love by Etta James and Hallelujah I Love Her So by Ray Charles. I love the realness of the music with all the pops and cracks and it makes me feel like I'm at a 50s wedding or something. 

Dallas
Another Netflix obsession. At first, I held off on watching this because I hate "Southern" shows that are so over exaggerated and cheesy, but this one isn't bad! Yes, the accents and wardrobe can be a bit much, but all in all I really like it. My dad thinks it's a night time soap opera, but I love it! 

Poach
This seems like such an obvious thing, but so genius all at the same time. You register here, download the button for your bookmark bar, and then go about your online shopping. When you see something that you like but don't want to purchase right away, you hit the button and Poach keeps track of it for you. When the item goes on sale, you're notified, and voila! 

The Fault in Our Stars 
Yep, I caved. I finally read the book because I knew I was going to see the movie ASAP when it comes out. There is a full post coming on this later, but I really loved it. Yes, it's sad, but death is a part of life and I think John Green wrote it really well. He didn't try to glamorize cancer and living with a disease like that, but he also didn't portray it in an overly cynical, jaded sort of way. I'd recommend it to everyone, boys and girls alike, but don't read it at work…#cryingatmydesk 

Vivianna Does Makeup
I've watched Anna's YouTube videos for a while now because I seriously want to be her and Lily's third BFF, but recently I've been really loving her. I skip all of her blog posts and vids first and I really love her weekly vlogs. They are fun to watch as you get to see bits of London and other parts of England, but they are also funny and honest and I just adore them! Plus, I tweeted at her the other day and she responded, which I know she does for lots of people, but that says a lot about her that she takes time out of her day to make her viewers feel special, and I appreciated that.
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