Time for another post on all things pop culture or otherwise too silly to get their own post. Sooo much to talk about today…
1. Lady-bachelorhood. Kyle’s flying back west for a few days to see our family in Colorado. Cons: I have to walk the dog by myself in the cold, almost-November weather. Half the bed will be totally empty. There will be no one to insist that I come to bed at 3 am when I’m still studying. Who will watch scary movies with me so that I can pretend they’re funny and not scary? Pros: I can listen to whatever terrible 90’s dance pop I feel like without any background sighs/snorts/derisive laughter from el-husbando. Like this. Or this. Zero guilt if I eat string cheese and Wheat-Thins for dinner every night.
2. I hate myself for claiming romantic feelings for inanimate objects when I have a perfectly good husband for that but…I’m having romantic feelings for these boots.
I can’t help it. I’ve been saving the gift card from my birthday (thank you, Mama!) for the arrival of adorable snow boots…and here they are. And they’re 60% off. I’m so glad this love will not go unrequited. I’ll let you know when they arrive. Be forewarned, Ohio winter. I come shod in cuteness.
3a. Omg, can we PLEASE talk about Nashville? Please tell me I am not the only person who is obsessed with this show! So gooooooooooood…I came for the Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), I stayed for the soapy plot points, the original songs, and for Maisy and Lennon Stella. If you don’t have cable, do not fear. The Nashville is available on the Hulu. And no one even paid me to say that.
3b. So let’s talk about Maisy and Lennon and why they’re the best thing ever. First of all, watch their adorable covers of I Won’t Give Up and Call Your Girlfriend. I would love them at any age but it’s amazing to me that they’re only 12 and 8. Here’s a clip of the sisters on Nashville. I dare you to not be utterly charmed.
4. This new obsession with horror movie franchises. Guys…it turns out that I love cheesy slasher films.Trust me, I’m just as surprised as you are. Now that I’m almost done reviewing all 10 of the Halloween films, I’m plotting my next series. On my hit list: Friday the 13th (there are 12 of these movies…so I guess this is going to be a long-term commitment), Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play, Children of the Corn, and Leprechaun (I am particularly looking forward to Leprechaun 4: In Space). Did I miss any big horror franchise that you’d like to see recapped?
5. My newsprint copy of the LUSH catalogue just arrived, triggering some kind of Pavlovian Christmas response inside of me. If you didn’t know, I wrap everything I give in LUSH newsprint. I’m sure that’s not why they send me the catalogue but…yeah. Get your free copy here.