Hi everyone. Happy Ruby Tuesday.
Well I’ve been up since 6:30 and it’s been quite a day so far. I have a ton more to do, but I feel pretty darn productive so far. Ima get this post done and then tackle that to-do list. Here’s hoping!
1 CIVIL WARS IS MAKING A COMEBACK - So have you heard? The Civil Wars are coming out of that early retirement to debut a sophomore album.
I’m kind of excited for the return of more acoustic, bare-bone harmonies. And for the chance of possibly seeing them live (which I hear is absolutely transcendent). I don’t know why they called a quits a while back, but here goes it. Take two.
2 KRISTIN WIIG IS HOSTING SNL - Not only is Kristin Wiig listed as one of Time’s most influential people of 2013, but she’s also one a comedic legend in the eyes of many (it’s rumored that she is one of Lorne Michael’s favorites over the show’s 38 seasons).
And guess what? She’s hosting SNL this weekend, May 11th. Um, yes. Excited. Bring on the best of the best of Krisin Wiig!!
3 JUDD APATOW WEEKEND - For awhile now I’ve been on overkill with TV shows, so I decided this weekend I’d watch some movies. And I really was in the mood for some Judd Apatow classics.
And by classics I mean “Superbad” and “Pineapple Express” - it just seemed right. I laughed a LOT. But seriously, I think my all time favorite scenes from Superbad were the ones of Officer Slater and Officer Michaels (Seth Rogen and Bill Hader). They are SO FUNNY.
Especially this scene. Yes to dancing.
4 SCOTCH & SODA - OK SO BIG NEWS. One that I’m really excited about. Dude - Scotch & Soda opened up in LA!! On Abbot Kinney. Um, BEST.
It’s been one of my favorite brands for awhile now but I could never buy anything from there. 1) It was based in Amsterdam, and 2) it was super expensive. And so usually I’d just window shop online until one day I stumbled upon a small, small section in Nordstrom designated for Maison Scotch (the girls’ brand from Scotch & Soda).
But now it’s here. There is a storefront here and it’s beautiful. Think along the lines of Madewell and Anthropologie with a twinge of European flare. That’s what you got. Come visit me and we can go shopping!
**Plus - their fashion photography is the best. I want to do just that.**
5 NO ELECTRICITY TRAVESTY - So yesterday was interesting. Apparently a transformer blew sometime Sunday night which caused a section of West LA to lose power for most of yesterday.
Goodness. What to do when you don’t have power or internet. My roommate and I went out to a nearby diner for coffee (and a failed attempt for interwebz) and then out for a birthday lunch with a friend. And after an evening in Venice, we headed back home to our still without-power apartment.
All this to say, I had very minimal internet time (thanks iPhone) … just enough to get by. Andi and I went almost all day yesterday without any TV (quite a feat!). And I actually had time to read a book for a bit.
Wow. It’s the simple things that are sometimes awesome (but it’s nice to have electricity again).