This post is just a mish-mash of things that I've been into lately. I figure it might be good to do this every so often for personal reference, and also to maybe turn someone on to a new show or product.
TV Shows and YouTube series:
- Better Call Saul- Bob Odenkirk is shining. He's so good. Jonathan Banks is amazing. The show is just exciting and honestly, I'm liking it more than Breaking Bad. It just gives me a better feeling inside--Breaking Bad made me anxious. Does that make sense?
- The Last Man On Earth- I was excited to hear that Will Forte was getting a show. I loved him on SNL and when he collaborated with Tim & Eric. At the same time, I was skeptical considering this is a FOX show, and not a cable program. Nevertheless, it's really quite funny.
- Decker Season 2- If you follow my blog or know me personally, you know I'm a huge fan of Tim Heidecker. This is a YouTube series. It's hilarious.
- On Cinema At The Cinema- Also starring Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkingon. This YouTube series also loosly ties in with Decker because Tim and Gregg talk about the production of Decker. You can technically start anywhere in the series but there's storylines you may not follow if you do. Tim and Gregg have the occasional issue/fight with each other and you may not understand what it's all about! Really funny stuff.
TV I'm looking forward to:
- Mad Men- The final episodes begin next month! I'm excited but also a bit sad it's over.
- Orange Is The New Black- Season 3 this June. I have the weekend off and am trying to get Friday the 12th off because that's when it's available. Yes, there are plans in place to marathon this upcoming season.
- The Spoils Before Dying: A second season of The Spoils of Babylon. Kristen Wiig was incredible in this...absolutely hilarious. Go watch The Spoils of Babylon. You'll thank me.
- I finally got around to watching Guardians Of The Galaxy and I loved it! I put it off because I don't like superhero movies of any kind and barely like batman so when I saw the previews, I dismissed it. But, it was actually quite engaging and had a great soundtrack. Groot is adorable! I also really liked Drax.
- 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. I put it down to get other books read but that doesn't mean that it isn't good. It's very interesting and I should be done with it soon!
- I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From A Happy Life Without Kids by Jen Kirkman. This book is speaking to me on so many levels. I've never wanted children and Jen just puts down the reasons onto paper wonderfully.
- Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind by Richard Fortey. This is another book I'm reading slowly. This is really quite fascinating if you're into "living fossils" like I am. He touches on Trilobites too as they are distant ancestors to Horseshoe Crabs and has another book dedicated to trilobites--I'm going to have to read it soon.
Stationary and Pens:
- I've joined the fountain pen cult. I love the ink options and the way the ink looks once dry. The subtle color variation, called shading, is really cool. You can read my post about my new TWSBI pen with Diamine ink in 'ancient copper' here.
- I'm now only using Traveler's Notebooks. I sold off all my Filofaxes (except for my domino because it cost me only $20) because I feel like there's no point to them. There are calendar inserts for Traveler's Notebooks if I really need to plan my month.
- I'm really looking forward to receiving my Blue Edition Midori Traveler's Notebook. The inserts and color are inspired by Pan Am. I just got conformation that it's been shipped from England!
- I must preface by saying that I don't listen to much music. When I do, it's usually old rock like the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Rush, or whatever's on the oldies station.
- Contrasting what I said above, I am really loving Kendrick Lamar's new album, To Pimp A Butterfly.
- Can Kanye release something new already?
- Hollywood Handbook. I am obsessed. I'm literally laughing out loud every time I listen to these guys.