Last week I was able to go see a free movie screening of “10 Years” (thanks to Hello Giggles) and this song was my favorite part of the movie. Seriously. So good. It melted my heart.
And well, this version is just slightly better because Kate Mara is singing along! How cute! I love it.
Apparently Oscar Isaac wrote it especially for the film - which I happened to like a lot. It’s the story of a high school reunion and each group of friends had great stories that are told. It had quite a charming, simplistic indie feel to it. Seriously, there are good parts all throughout the movie. I really enjoyed it.
Maybe, I’m a little nostalgic about it though. Because I had my 10 year reunion not that long ago and I had an amazing time reconnecting with some of the best people from my adolescence. So I identified with the film a lot. It just made me appreciate people and life and history more … I don’t know. That’s my mini-review.
Hello friends. And happy Tuesday. It’s a quiet night here at Tres Dudes (that’s what we call our apartment - because our names are Jo, Chris, and Andi).
I just had dinner with a friend and I wanted to make sure to get my 5TT out before I put in a couple more hours of work before bed. Because, you know, that’s how I roll. Always workin’ hard. Hardly workin’. One of the two.
Anyways - here are 5 things going on with me.
1 BIRTHDAYS, BOWLING, ANDHOUSEWARMINGPARTIES - This past weekend was great for my social calendar slash quality time quota. Between indiv’s with certain ladies, birthday bowling bashes, and Labor Day housewarming parties I definitely had my fill of people. I bowled a 124 (which is outta control) and played a round of speed bowling (which Mike Hahn is amazing at and Allegra got her new nickname - “Sniper”). Poolside conversations and little pizzas were made the next day with friends. Good times.
I absolutely love the people in my life and I’m so blessed by all of them.
2 PARKS & RECSEASON 4 ONNETFLIX - My friend posted something about the new season of Parks & Rec being up on Netflix and I am currently devouring it. I think the scope of how we watch TV shows has changed over the past couple years because of online streaming. Like we consume entire shows over the course of weeks because we can. So when the show premiered last fall, and I had to wait each week for 20 minutes … that was so hard for me. So I decided to wait it out and now it’s finally paying off. I’m just flying through it. And lemme just say, it’s quite hilarious.
3 IT’S SEPTEMBERYO - Birthday month is officially over and “cooler” weather has hit Southern California. Granted, it’s not sweater weather quite yet, but I can wear jeans again!
And September also means shows are coming back! Bones, Gossip Girl, Glee, New Girl, MTV’s The Challenge, Saturday Night Live, How I Met Your Mother … yes please!
4 NEEDED A MAKEFIX - This past week I’ve felt I needed to make something with my hands. Whether that was making magnets, crocheting a scarf, sewing a set of bows, or baking some cookies - I needed to make something.
But every time I wanted to craft, it wasn’t happening. But then a friend posted on our small group’s Facebook page that she needed cookies for a bake sale. So I signed up to bake some for them and felt about 100x better after making cookies. There’s just something in my wiring that happens when I just create. And I like that a lot. I have to remember to give myself time to do that every now and then.
Creative sesh coming in the near future.
5 MYLITTLEADRENALINEJUNKIESISTER - My sister (21) and my aunt (who just turned 50) went skydiving yesterday. Say what?! Yeah. I’ve always known my little sis’ as the adrenaline junkie, but didn’t expect my super conservative aunt to jump out of a plane. Crazy. I’m glad I wasn’t there because I would stress out the whole time. But still - skydiving!
So September is going to be an amazing month. New albums from both Mumford and The Avett Brothers?! Yes, please.
Sorry it’s just a lyric video. Maybe I’ll update it with the official vid one day. In the meantime, enjoy this sneak preview of the entire album on NPR. I’m listening to it right now and it’s wonderful. If you loved I and Love and You, then you’ll like this one too.
Also, you can read on this folky band’s background HERE. It’s last issue’s cover story for RELEVANT. I remember when I worked there how we’d listen to them all the time. It was one of the few albums we played on repeat practically every day. SOGOOD. That’s one of the things I miss about working there - always being surrounded by good music.
Anyways - I have to get ready for a Labor Day BBQ/Pool Party/House Warming Party now. Bye for now!