It is becoming increasingly apparently that my foremost skill in life is starting these posts prior to Sunday, forgetting about them, and then on the following Saturday, cobbling together an end so that I can schedule them to come out when they’re supposed to. I’m really consistent! I think I can officially stop wondering why no one in their right mind would pay me to write.
This week’s round-up is very on brand for me—media-heavy and a bit too late to be relevant. But I mean, if you’d only just given yourself the gift of listening to Demi Adejuyigbe talk about pop songs for an hour and a half at a time, you’d probably brag about it too.
- Danny had Nicole Cliffe on the most recent episode of Dear Prudence, so run, don’t walk.
- On that note, are you subscribed to Nicole Knows, The Shatner Chatner, and The Stage Mirror? You ought to be.
- I just read Shrill because I watched Shrill and Lindy and Aidy are perfect and everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
- I joined Bumble BFF and I have no regrets. I felt like a complete loser about it but we all deserve a rich social life that shouldn’t have to die just because we move or graduate.
- I really tried with Pen15, but I can’t get into it. It’s too authentic. The writing and acting are so convincingly tween. If you’re into nostalgia (the girls on the show are almost the exact age I was back in the early ’00s), you’ll love it. 12-year-olds just make me cringe. Note: I will still probably watch the entire series.
- A Quiet Place is on Hulu now and I might have to break my no-horror-movies-ever rule to watch it.
- If Beale Street Could Talk is also on Hulu right now, so I’ll definitely have to watch that.
- WERS (the local cool radio station, from Emerson College) keeps advertising a music festival in Reykjavik and it’s making me want to visit Iceland so bad! It’s such a stunningly gorgeous country, and it will be a great way to kick off seeing Scandinavia!
- I finally started listening to Punch Up The Jam and it’s my new favorite podcast. I highly recommend starting with the “Wannabe” episode. This week is Shania Twain!
- On that note, “You’re Still the One” still holds the fuck up.