Time you enjoy wasting...

Why does it take a person so long to remember how to enjoy things? I'm fairly confident that it's taken me a full year and a half after graduation from grad school to feel like I can enjoy entertainment in a consistent, non-guilty fashion. With that said, I've been digging this show, book, album, and educational piece this week. I stopped by our new local library this week to get my library card. Do you guys still go to the library? There's just something about it that can't be beat! 

Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral
If you enjoy romance, angst, and a unique story-telling method, I'm going to just go ahead and recommend you give this story a shot. Rather unconventionally (and incredibly cool!), the story is told through a variety of scrapbook pages, pictures, playlists, and IM conversations. I "read" it last night. The story was very full of angst and young love, but it was told in SUCH a cool way. As in, when you open the first page, it's an image of the sky through a tree. The next page is an image of the sidewalk. So you can tell that this scene is outside, it's warm out, and possibly in a park or neighborhood. It was just so interesting to experience a story this way!

Really, though. What's not to love? My freshman year of college, a few girls and I spent a long weekend watching 18 hours a day for 3 days straight. It was awesome. So the first 3 seasons are my favorite for a few a reason, but then the characters and storyline start to get a little wonky. I've been rewatching the first season, and it's just as good the second time around!

Vampire Weekend
GUYS! Where have I been?? I've heard this band on the lips and fingertips of friends and bloggers for ages, and finally finally downloaded their stuff. I. Am. In. Love. Mellow but catchy and also telling interesting stories. A+, Dracula dudes.

The Anatomy of Buzz by Emanuel Rosen
I picked this up at the library and I'm slowly working my way through it. I can't really tell you what it's about because I started it late one night and can't actually remember a whole lot. In any case, for a blogger and entrepreneur, this seems like an obvious choice for "how to be better at what I do and spread the word that I'm doing it." I'll let you know how it goes.

What's been entertaining you lately?

Are you a fan of these brain games?
Well, go you! We should probably be friends, if we aren't already. :)
In case you might enjoy other lists of things I enjoy reading, watching, listening to:

Sarah :: Plucky in Love

Sarah, aka "Plucky", blogs on the reg, unless she's on vacation or there's a Pretty Little Liars marathon or she's mulling over the implications of the phrase "on fleek." She can't live without iced coffee, a portable phone charger, or equal pay. Say hello!


  1. Fun! The book looks really good! My sister and mom both have a HUGE crush on Hugh Laurie. Like #1 of all time. Cracks me up. :) Soooo glad you are enjoying Vampire Weekend, or should I say 'Dracula Dudes'? ;) Been out of the blog world for a bit, looking forward to catching up! -XO Alexandra

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  2. i have been rewatching HOUSE. Love this show so much