It’s been a while since I wrote one of these posts. I hope you guys missed them, ‘cuz I sure did.
- Lana del Rey: Despite how gravely she screwed up her recent SNL appearance, I LOVE this girl. Seriously, my iTunes have not gotten a break from her (as well as my next bullet point) for like a month now. I love the seductive, mysterious nature of her songs and her strange voice. She doesn’t sound like any other artist that’s popular right now, which is admirable, and she’s never collaborated with LMFAO, which is basically unheard of. Also, I’m a huge fan of her cool, slightly surgically-interfered with look. Recommended tracks: “This is what makes us girls,” “Video Games” and “Million-dollar man.”
- Kate Nash: The songs of Kate Nash are the definition of contemporary Brit pop. They’re pure fun, for listening and for singing in the shower. Nash is a lot like her fellow Brit Lily Allen, but in my opinion, far more cool. She’s like the strange chick you went to high school with that you always wondered about befriending but never summoned the courage to. Listening to her profusely has also helped me perfect my British accent, an unsolicited skill I’m prone to utilizing after a few beers. Recommended tracks: “Don’t you want to share the guilt,” “We get on,” “Mariella” and “Kiss that girl.
- Rock climbing at Brooklyn Boulders: One of my friends is really into this rock climbing business and one day, after getting fed up with my gym workout routine, I decided to join him. What I discovered is that not only is this a fantastic, low-impact workout, but it does wonders for the mind as well. I am no expert at this [activity, sport?] but from what I gather, strategy and overcoming one’s fear of heights (even though the walls are about 15 feet tall) and falling are far more important than physical strength. I’m still having trouble being comfortable with the possibility of falling off the wall (the floors are padded) but I’m determined to get good at it!
- Blue nail polish: Not much to say here other than that I’m really into these right now. Left to right: Brucci “Gianna’s rockin’ blue,” China Glaze “Re-fresh mint,” Essie “Barbados blue” and OPI “Russian navy.”
Your turn! What have you been obsessing over?