Here are Monday's Picks!
Website: Happy News
No joke. I actually found this site on a super depressing winter day. I literally Googled 'Happy News.' The site actually made me smile a bunch that day. I go back and casually peruse on occasion. I'm grateful for the optimists that are out there in the world!
Honestly, when I heard about this movie I thought it'd be the dumbest movie in the world.
I mean, the actual fairytale is wicked sweet...Mother Gothel actually gouges out the prince's eyes and such.
Disney has a way of taming down the classics and making them accessible to children for some reason.
However, my friend Theresa said she was going to see it in the union for $2 and I was bored that night so I came along...
It is definitely one of my new favorite Disney movies! Rapunzel is adorable, her male counter-part, the roguish "Flynn Ryder", is hilarious, rough around the edges and most importantly not a 'Prince Absent' as some will remember from a prior post...
Album: Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King
I've never been a huge fan of the Dave Matthews Band. They have put out enjoyable music for quite some time, but I never really got into them, until now. Once I heard this album I fell in love. The musicianship is incredible, the songs don't all sound the same and it is a beautiful tribute to former saxophonist LeRoi Moore.
Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King has certainly earned its place amongst my 'Summer Anthem Albums.'
Book: It's Kind Of A Funny Story- Ned Vizzini
One of the best books I've read in awhile. My friend Nicole lent it to me, and when I finally had a chance to sit down and dive in, I couldn't put it down!
A riveting story about a young teenager who struggles with depression, Craig decides that life is no longer worth living and plans to commit suicide. He gives a suicide hotline a call before leaving the house and, upon deciding to take their advice, checks himself into the hospital.
From there he is admitted into a psychiatric unit. In the ensuing story Craig finds that there is so much more to live for than he ever could've imagined...
Thing to do: Walking
I don't exercise, but I do enjoy a nice walk. Preferably in the moonlight, along the beach...with one or two margaritas to follow...
Lately, I have been walking a couple miles to work each day, and it's actually really nice! I listen to some music, enjoy the fresh air and have a bit of me time.
Saves on gas, and, hopefully will keep my shape semi-intact.
Put some miles on your shoes, not your cars! You won't regret it!