I haven’t blogged much in the last couple of weeks. Besides the holidays (Thanksgiving & Hanukkah) I have had interviews with three different organizations and one job offer. While this is amazing–especially at this time of year–it is also very overwhelming. I have had so many changes and adjustments in the last two years that even a change that is positive is daunting. Taking a risk always is. So, to ease my anxiety, I have turned to you internet, to show me laughs, to make me think, to look at pretty things. Here are some of my favorite things this week (in no particular order):
1. This article from Vulture about last night’s live Sound of Music (I only could tolerate it for about 30 minutes.)
2. I am late to the party, but have thoroughly enjoyed the blog/social experiment of two friends who have decided to date for 40 days. I am on day 24 of reading 40 Days of Dating; between the typography, writing, and videos, I am hooked yet want to take my time reading because each day is a new surprise. It is the most creative, thoughtful, and heartbreaking beautiful thing I have ever seen. (Plus, it takes you on adventures and makes you wish you were a New Yorker. Sigh.)
3. Literally, a few minutes before I started typing this entry, someone I follow on Twitter posted a link to this blog post called “Sharing is in her soul” and I just read it for the third time.
4. Again, a little late the party, but for the last month or so, have checked Facebook more to see postings from Humans of New York (HONY) then what my “friends” are up to. Though I am a pop culture guru, I always loved stories about ordinary people doing ordinary things. (HONY is like an abbreviated This American Life but in photos.)
5. The Voice. Yep. I almost didn’t watch it this season, but got suckered in again by the sheer purity of watching average looking folk live out their dream on a national television singing competition show. For the first time this season, I downloaded three songs after Mondays show! I think in all its seasons I’ve downloaded maybe 3 songs! So here are my picks people (and yes, I’m shocked I liked a One Direction song too).
Will Champlin, Hey Brother
I wish Will would smile more, but he’s got an awesome voice.
Cole Vosbury, Better Man
Needs a shave, his voice reminds me too much of Ray LaMontagne, but I really dug this performance of this song.
Matthew Schuler, Story of My Life
In all of his voice-overs or confessionals or whatever you call him he kept saying he liked indie rock, the judges keep talking about his version of “Hallelujah” but I really dug his version of Florence and the Machine’s “Cosmic Beautiful.” Xtina should let him stick to what he liked/wanted to sing. Shame he went home.
6. Pottery Barn Play Menorah. I think I had more fun than my son turning the blocks to “light the menorah.”
That’s it folks. Happy weekend.