Sunday Media Review

I’m stuck on Harry Potter of course. I’m on the fourth book, but I’ll probably take a pause because Brett has decided to read along with me so we can have really meaningful book discussions based on ideas like “is the wizarding world a socialist society?” and “do wizards in all wizarding families have any formal schooling prior to Hogwarts?” You know. Important stuff.

What books are you reading right now?


Do you follow the girls at A Beautiful Mess?

If you don’t, get ready to just D-I-E of envy. They’re just.. ugh.. adorable. And I’m going to be honest, I’ve tried real hard not to like them. They’re so hip. And cute. And just literally everything I think is right with the world. So naturally, that bugs the hell out of me. I can’t find a single thing not to like about them. So- I’m just now coming around. They live and work in Springfield which just blows my mind. Did y’all see my engagement pics? (Taken by the adorable, wonderful, darling Katie Day) The one’s taken by the colorful buildings were done on the street where they have their vintage shop, Red Velvet. See:

Anyway, I’ve taken to following them regularly and they’ve got a new e-class on blog design that I would really like to take called Blog (Design) Love.  They’ve also got a course called Blog Love, that focuses more on content and development that would probably be super valuable as well. The face is, these girls built a mini-empire based entirely on their lifestyle from the ground up. You know they’ve got good things to say.

Brett started watching Walking Dead and I didn’t look away. I mean, I did in the parts where GUTS ARE HANGING OUT OF PEOPLE’S BODIES, ETC but I did watch about 3 episodes and I didn’t hate it. Mostly because the guy they cast as Rick kinda looks like Josh Lucas.

I don’t know if you are listening to Lana Del Rey’s new album Paradise, but you should be. I really, really like her. I can’t quite tell if that makes me super hip or if the hip thing to do is to not like her but it doesn’t really matter because I think her music is just great. I think she’s doing very interesting things lyrically and representing our culture much more accurately and interestingly than by rhyming “maybe” with “baby.” From “Gods and Monsters”:

In the land of gods and monsters, I was an angel, Living in the garden of evil, Screwed up, scared, doing anything that I needed, Shining like a fiery beacon.You got that medicine I need, Fame, liquor, love, give it to me slowly.Put your hands on my waist, do it softly, Me and God we don’t get along, so now I see…

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