5 Things Tuesday

1  REFRESHED - After my three city stint, I’m finally back in SoCal. I’m rested. Recharged. And ready to go.

Although there isn’t much for me to do quite yet. All my projects wrapped up before I left for Boston. And new projects haven’t come piling in quite yet. I hope they do - I need to get my marketing hustle going.

2  THIS MOVIE TRAILER - Need I say anything more?

3  BIRTHDAY FREEBIES - It’s my birthday this weekend and one of the perks that come with is everyone’s bomb marketing.

  • Free coffee from Starbucks? Why thank you.
  • Free mud slide from The RAM? I wish I caught this before leaving Seattle.
  • 15% off at Anthro? Um, yes.

Thank you all. Happy birthday week to me.

4  CELEBRITY SIGHTING - Yesterday I had a couple hours to kill while in NoHo so I headed toward a Starbucks to redeem my free coffee. And who do I see sitting near the door?! 

Brett Davern from MTV’s Awkward. Whoohoo! TEAM JAKE!

If you’re not watching that show - you should. Because it’s hilarious. And well-written. And really good. Yeah. Do it.

5  TEN YEARS LATER - Yesterday I kept seeing posts all over my Facebook feed about how my friends were marking the day as the 10-year anniversary of when they started the Honor Academy.  How it was when they met so many amazing people or when their lives radically changed.

It wasn’t my 10-year.  This was specifically my last intern class of my Teen Mania years.  But still, it sent me down memory lane.  

So many great memories. So many great people. From K-Crew to Grad Interns to Dave Hasz to Mama Olin. And the classes that I took and retreats I went on. Or many times I did or facilitated ESOAL.  

I had a blast. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  

5 Things Tuesday

I’m writing this week’s 5 Things from my multi-location vacation. Spent four days in Boston, a day in NYC, and now I’m in Seattle. That’s how I do.

Traveling doesn’t stop me from blogging though. So here are some things that are going on right now:

1  A ROCKIN BANANA AND BLURRED LINES - Jimmy and The Roots did it again.  Taken a pop hit and made it amazing with classroom instruments. This time featuring Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”

My favorite part is the guy on the right hand side totally rocking out with a banana. What? Yes.

2  SEASON 3’S SHERLOCK PREVIEW - The brand new trailer for the BBC mystery drama, Sherlock, has just been released. And by far the best thing about this is Martin Freeman with a mustache and this meme Buzzfeed made. 

He may be one of my favorite British actors ever. From Tim Cantebury to Hobbit to Dr. Juan Watson. Best.

3  THE CONCLUSION OF SKINS - Right now I’m watching the concluding chapters of Skins. These two episodic featurettes tell the finales of some of the most beloved characters of the series. Effy’s episodes were filmed beautifully. Cassie’s story was absolutely great (and it may have made my heart hurt a little but in a good way). And now I’m watching Cook’s episodes. It’s good too, but in a unique way.  

It’s just interesting where each story has taken them and how each title is absolutely relevant to them.

Fire. Pure. Rise.

I like it. I’m sad it’s over. But I like what they’ve done with it.

4  SUBWAY SYSTEMS ARE PRETTY MUCH THE BEST - With all the traveling I’ve done this past week, all I can say is that subways are awesome. I really appreciate the ability to travel within a city so easily without the burden of needing a car.  

And it makes me really, really, really wish LA had a subway system in place. If you’re not from LA, you probably have no idea how much traffic is an issue. It’s pretty much stupid. 

To emphasize this point, I wanted to share this lovely illustration of what our freeways would look like as a subway system. Isn’t it beautiful?

5  EXPLORING THE CITY OF BOSTON - Wow. What can I say about such a beautiful, historical city?

My sister and I went to Fenway Park and Harvard University and Copley Square. Had lunch with an old friend (from over 10 years ago). Watched the Mariners almost beat the Red Sox. And raced on foot/transit in the Great Urban Race - a city wide scavenger hunt.

I was so moved by their accents and the rich history that I had to go home at one point and watch The Departed.

I probably could’ve spent more time just soaking in the sites and doing my typical introvert things (coffeeshops and window shopping).  But we ended up hopping on over to NYC for a day. I mean, why not? We’re so close - might as well!

East Coast is rad.  … but I’m happy to be on the west coast again ;)

MONDAY MUSIC SHARE: Mumford & Sons - Hopeless Wanderer

What’s better than a Mumford music video? A parodied Mumford music video with these guys. 

I’m a huge fan of each of their comedic works (The Office, SNL, Arrested Development) and for them to this video - it’s hilarious. There’s heartfelt lip synching, fervent strumming of banjos, facial hair and muted colored outfits … so Mumford. So ironically hipster that it’s perfect.



So I’m in Boston. I don’t think I’ve told you guys yet but I am.

First time here.

Which is one of the main requirements of Sister Trips. A new city for the two of us.

It’s a beautiful city. What gorgeous architecture.

Went to a Red Sox game last night against the Mariners. 

Lost it in the very last inning

It’s really weird going to an away game and people not cheering when you’re used to cheering.

Having lunch tomorrow with a girl from the HA that I haven’t talked to in over ten years. So crazy but I’m excited.

I finally feel like I’m getting that vacation I’ve been wanting. 

To let my mind breathe for a bit. A refresher before heading back into my world of busyness.

I feel like this is just what I needed. Praise God.


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