I'm what the kids (and I think even adults) nowadays call a "basic bitch." I love Fall. The weather. The smells. The clothes. The mums. The pumpkin-spiced everything. The "give thanks" banners in every shape and size. I'm a sucker for it all. Just thinking about Fall and everything it brings makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
As a housewarming gift from my sweet friend, I was given the best Fall candle I've started burning so far. I plan to purchase more, but I can't bring myself to spend $22.50 on a candle...yet...I'll get there. Right now I'm just savoring the candle that was gifted to me and "giving thanks" for her thoughtfulness.
The candle is from Bath & Body Works and is called "Leaves." Highly recommend it if you are a "basic bitch" like me!
Don't be alarmed by the video thumbnail image at the bottom of this post! Really, I hope it entices you. I think a lot of us want to communicate our feelings with this gesture on a frequent basis. I know I do.
If you are looking for a smart, honest television series to binge on - choose "HAPPYish." It's a Showtime series, but I indulged on Hulu. It is hands down one of the best TV series I have watched...EVER.
To start, I related to the main character in so many different ways - even though he is a middle aged male. He works in advertising administration like I do. His professional world and the concerns he carried about what he does mirror my experiences and thoughts exactly. He put into words and actions things I only dream of saying and doing.
Next comes this wonderfully complex man's family. His wife and son. Their family unit made my heart melt. Again, I related to them. And when I picture Joel and I as a family that potentially includes a child, it looks just like them. Real. No bullshit. Living life. Holding on with the tips of their fingers at some points. Most points. But don't we all?
This is a series that I will soon re-watch because it was that good. There were moments in each episode that I thought about later and related back to my own life in some way. This may sound funny, but I learned from it. To me, it was a series of lessons on how to deal with life. To draw from one of the episodes, life is compared to a series of the following: "Fuck. Yay! Fuck. Yay!" How true is that?
Anyways - I'm going to stop blabbing about this show in hopes you watch and enjoy it as much as I did. Watch the trailer below:
The first time I heard the music of Courtney Barnett, I was in love. I am all about females fronting bands and especially garage/punk bands. I feel like I live vicariously through these artists, hanging on their every lyric, wanting to be as powerful and bad ass as they appear to be.
You can learn more about Courtney here. She's an Aussie singer-songwriter and guitarist. I've downloaded her albums "See of Split Peas" and "Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit." The second album listed is my favorite, but I listen to both equally.
I encourage you to check her out! Here's the song that got me hooked: