It’s no secret that I like Beyoncé, but I also cannot resist this song:

Now I heard this with the trailer for the new Lara Croft movie, and I very much enjoy it too:


February Wrap-Up

Man, people were complaining about January, but I found February pretty dreadful as well. Basically, I think I just need a proper vacation, which luckily is around the corner.

The books:
Curtis Sittenfeld’s Eligible
Joseph Fink’s & Jeffrey Cranor’s Welcome to Night Vale
Sue Perkins’s Spectacles
Ayobami Adebayo’s Stanna hos mig (Stay with me)
Selma Lagerlöf’s Mårbacka
John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down

The movies:
Black Panther
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The shows:
Orphan Black
Penny Dreadful

I saw two movies…

Like what seems as most people, I’ve seen Black Panther. We actually visited the cinema twice last week, cause I also wanted to see Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. I enjoyed both very much, in their own ways.

Black Panther is obviously a superhero movie – part of the Marvel universe – that is building up to the final Avengers movie Ragnarök (sorry, but the dots just have to be there). Taking place in Africa, and with a predominantly black cast, this movie was refreshing. Naturally I also enjoyed a young woman being the by far smartest person in a movie.

While having read that Three Billboards (…) was worth watching, I had very little information on what it was about, which was very nice and left the movie more open. You’ll know Frances McDormand from Fargo (the movie), and in some ways the movie had a bit of similar vibes. After mainly knowing Sam Rockwell from Mr. Right (with lovely Anna Kendrick), this was… quite a different role.

The zzZzz list

This post is part of the Endless Blog Challenge.

The zzZzz list

At what time do you go to bed?
Between 22 and 23 most days (including weekends, because I’m old and tired).

At what time do you wake up?
6:30 during the week, and between 8-9 in the weekend.

Are you a morning person?
I’m an “as long as I get enough sleep anything goes” kind of person.

What type of bed do you have?
Look, I am of the firm belief that something you should spend as much as you can afford on, is your bed. We have a rather expensive Swiss Sense bed and I love it.

What’s on your bedside table?
A wake-up light and this book I’m trying to read.

Which is the best song for falling asleep?
No, no, no. I require silence to sleep.

How do you sleep? Really?
What how? Good enough? On my side? I don’t get it.

What do you wear to bed?
That depends on the season – in winter, PJs, in summer, much less.

Bed hair?
Usually it puffs up a bit, but the advantage of long hair is that it’s still pretty manageable.

What do you do in the middle of the night?
Snore, apparently.

How do make your bedroom cozy?
I don’t, really. We have these metal blinders that makes it pitch black, and that’s all it takes.

What’s the weirdest place you’ve woken up?
There aren’t really any. I like to sleep in beds.

How do you make your bed?
I don’t. Waste of time!

What’s your best tip for a good night of sleep?
Don’t use a device with a screen just before sleeping. It really made a difference for me.

What do you do in bed before falling asleep?
Read. But not too much fantasy or action, cause then the story invades my dreams.

5 bands/artists

This post is part of the Endless Blog Challenge.

5 bands/artists that have been recommended to you. And that you actually like. Do mention who or what recommended!

Aah, this made me slightly nostalgic about people who used to be in my life but that aren’t anymore.

  • Let’s start off with a friendly neighbor (i.e. Norwegian). I used to work with one, and her (also Norwegian) friend recommended Sivert Høyem/Madrugada:
  • And then we’ll continue by tagging Lisa who came up with the Endless Blog Challenge; Dustin Kensrue. Lovely voice, and look, he even made a cover of my favorite Imogen Heep song:
  • When both friend L (*wave at L*) and big brother recommend the same artist, you know it’s something special:
  • My old (as in, several years ago – he was not that old) Paul promoted this Norwegian band, that turned into one of my absolute favorites (and best live bands):
  • Before I met my SO and moved to NL and all that, I also knew one of his friends (who then got a gf, moved out and was never heard of again). This was one of his recommendations, and while I think it starts off a bit slow, I still quite enjoy it: