Happy Monday snitches.
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was pretty amazing. With the exception of a surprise visit from my girl Allergies and her bestie Cold & Sinus, I had a pretty good, semi-productive weekend. After 3 weekends out of town, I was ecstatic to just sleep in my own bed, see some folks, and catchup on shows and reading. Let’s discuss.
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix Seasons 1 & 2
Y’all. How have I not been watching this? When the series first debuted I watched half of the first episode and was like naw, no way. Absolutely not, this is idiotic. Now, if you know me, you’ll know that I’m prone to these completely unsupported, ridiculously stubborn lockdowns. Then at some point, on my own accord, usually when I’ve run out of other shit to watch, I’ll acquiesce. I’m legitimately annoyed with myself for not watching this sooner. If you enjoyed 30 Rock, The Office, or anything Tina Fey related, you’ll probs love Kimmy. I mean, Tina Fey (creator) can do no wrong, so I don’t know why I even doubted this.
Note: If I had to describe my personality (accurately), I’m 100% positive I’m about 70% Liz Lemon and 30% Jenna Maroney. See below.
What in the actual hell is a visual album?? I don’t know and I do not even care. Beyonce’s visual album’s debut on HBO was mesmerizing. I feel like I can’t properly relay my feelings on this. I wish I had a YouTube channel and could just SPEAK on this directly to you. I enjoy Beyonce, but I wouldn’t call myself a mega fan, but this album is pretty ridic. The songs are so varied, but depth of saddest communicated through the videos and song lyrics is painful, in the best way possible. The imagery is gorgeous. Every woman and girl featured in the video is beautiful, the Malcolm X insert was powerful and true AF, and the HAIR! Kim Kimble, slay girl slay. Lemonade just oozes #blackgirlmagic… and a whole lot of pissedoffedness.
Bored? Google, “Becky with the good hair” and then get lost of that rabbit hole of shenanigans.
Purity by Jonathan Franzen
I’ve been sitting on this book for a minute and finally started it. I loved “Freedom” and tolerated “The Corrections”, so let’s hope Purity falls somewhere positive on the spectrum. The first few chapters of Purity, remind me of that first year after graduating college. When you’re in middle school everyone’s telling you what to expect in high school. When you’re in high school everyone’s telling you what to expect in college. In college, in my experience, that’s where it ends. I just assumed everyone graduated with an amazing job lined up, immediately knowing their life purpose, and continued onto the road of excellence. Alas, this was not my experience. I spent 6 months, jobless and babysitting. I was applying for jobs half heartedly until my parent’s and I had a come to Jesus, almost word for word of the below.
Moving along.. the main character in this book exhibits a bit of those post-college feelings where you actually start to doubt everything about yourself and wonder if your parents have been lying to you this whole time. Maybe you aren’t special or extraordinary.** I’ll let you know how it continues.
**Note: They aren’t. You’re amazing. Unless, you’re an apathetic person who doesn’t care about anyone else or try to educate yourself on the world around you. In that case, be better.
You know, just an article about a 100 YEAR OLD black woman that’s an avid runner. Oh, and she didn’t start until she was well into her 60s. CASUAL.
So not too long ago, Ariana Huffington released a book entitled “Sleep Revolution” and since then, HuffPo has published approximately 1 million articles on the subject. The theory is not lost on me. I don’t know how some of you people walk around on 5-6 hours OR LESS of sleep everyday!!! Full 8 hours or I turn into a grumpy, lethargic mess. I don’t drink coffee, or really any caffeine, so I don’t have this extra pick me up some people have if they’re feeling low. I’m trying to convert everyone I know who’s not sleeping enough to this “new movement” where we’re all well rested and refreshed. It’s better for your mood and mental health, you’ll be more productive at work, and it gives your body time to rest and reboot.
You probably do and you just don’t even know it. I scored a 22 which is both confusing and alarming.