i’m lovin it

Friday, September 28, 2012

Five things I’m loving this week:

1) Fall weather: I filled my drawer with sweaters, wore tall socks under my jeans, and felt the happy exhaustion after spending too long outdoors slightly underdressed.


2) Scandal: Revenge gets most of the tantalizing evening-soap press, but Scandal is the perfect amount of juicy soap and procedural. I don’t love Shonda Rhimes as a rule; I think Grey’s jumped the shark awhile ago. (I still watch, but I can’t quite figure out why since I mostly dislike it. It’s a strange dilemma.) However, Scandal was terrific last year, and this year’s season premiere was first-rate television.


3) Kroger Pumpkin donuts: it’s that time of year. Kroger makes the absolute best pumpkin donuts in the world. I shall commence my annual denial of the actual calorie count per said donut. (Hint: it’s FAR too high for any one person to justify eating more than 1 a week.)


4) My workout playlist: I love it. I’m not tired of it after 3 weeks of listening. It doesn’t have a weak point. I’ve perfectly calibrated it to absolutely match my cardio routine. It’s fun when I need it to be, it’s got a down and dirty bass line when I need it, and it’s celebratory when I’m ready. It’s a point of pride, to be sure. Well, except for one song which is more profane than I would prefer to be listening to on a regular basis, but for the life of me, I can’t find a suitable replacement. I need that particular vibe and beat at that specific point in my workout – find me a similar sounding, cleaner song, and I will thank you forever.

Current List (32 minutes)
It’s Time – Imagine Dragons
One Foot – Fun.
One More Night – Maroon 5
Freaks – The Hawk in Paris
Church in the Wild – Jay-Z & Kanye West
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
Girl on Fire – Alicia Keys
Better Life – Paper Route


5) The new Mumford & Sons: I do not care for the musical snobbery that makes it fashionable to hate on Mumford. I love them. I don’t care if every song sounds the same – it’s a sound I enjoy. I especially hate the ‘emotionally manipulative’ criticism. Of COURSE it’s emotionally manipulative – good music should make you feel something. If you aren’t feeling something when you listen to music, either your music isn’t good or you’re dead inside. Amen. I will say this album is a little more polished and less wild and free than their first (not a compliment).

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