f(x) & Anna Kendrick

Since I will watch pretty much anything Anna Kendrick does, I was watching this video:

And then I (obviously) had to look up that catchy song, so this morning I was listening to this:

 

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Exercise and the heat

So Cologne was great. There was somewhat of an Indian summer weekend with 28C, and my energetic friends made me move much more than I’m comfortable with, but that’s alright, cause I also got good food and cuddles from a 1 yo (apparently I’m the first person she’s cuddled with on her own initiative, aren’t I special?). But I’m knackered today. Make it end.

Meanwhile, I can’t get over this song:

 

Spotify Time Capsule

The Endless Blog Challenge

So here they are, in order:

A “What?!” song, one that you don’t really understand how it ended up in your specific playlist.

I listened to it ONCE, come on. (Yes, when watching Pitch Perfect’s riff-off, I wanted to hear the original.) Their cover was better:

What artist/group has the most songs in your list?

Two songs by these guys. Not my favorite song though, so not sure what’s up with that.

A song you’d forgotten about, one that made you go “Oh yea, that one, ❤ .”

A rare song. As in, a song that’s probably not in most people’s playlist.

Not that this one is very unique, but neither are the other songs in my list.

Favorite song in the playlist?

This is not the first (or last time) I say so, but goddamnit, this song, it’s just so PRETTY.

One or more artists/groups missing in your playlist. Something you used to listen to a lot that isn’t in your list.

Friday Favorites

What can I say, Lisa’s Endless Blog Challenge made this week happen when it comes to blog posts (I have the weirdest cold, feels like I can’t think).

This week’s favorites. Listing favorites; it doesn’t get old for me.

Look, I know we’re not “supposed” to like Ke$ha, and I’ve only heard this song once (listening to Release Radar on the way to work this morning), so I’m not sure how it’ll hold up. First listen – I like this remix (more than the original).

And yes, apparently I like everything Linnéa Olsson does.

And I’m reading this book (well, I’m reading like 4 books simultaneously), and it’s upsetting. It’s kind of related to my work, and how can you not question the ethics of the pharma/medical industry after reading this?

“Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine.”

Then this. If you, like my brothers and I, watched the Police Academy excessively as a kid (look, we saw the same VHS tapes over and over and over… again), the one of Bobcat Goldthwait should crack you up. And yes, still looking at too many videos of Seth MacFarlane.

September Summary

SEPTEMBER SUMMARY. Or September favorites, whatever you want to call it! Some sort of wrap up of September.

This was a very good reading month. Partially because of Storytel and the audiobooks I actually enjoyed. And all the feminism, I’m loving it.

The Books:
Kerstin Ekman’s Händelser vid vatten (Blackwater)
Carin Holmberg’s Det kallas manshat
Dave Eggers The Circle
Chika Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ Street
Nina Björk’s Under det rosa täcket (Under the pink duvet)
Annika Lantz’s Vad ska en flicka göra (What’s a girl to do)
Amanda Lovelace’s The Princess Saves Herself in this One
Katarina Wennstam Flickan och skulden (The Girl and the Guilt)
Felicia Day You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
Simon Pegg Nerd Do Well
Lois Lowry The Giver

I wanted to love Ekman’s book, like really, since she seems to be an awesome person. But I’m like “meh”. The first half was somewhat of a struggle, and at no point did I warm up to any of the characters in it. Equally lacking interesting characters was The Circle. Like, I enjoyed reading it, but I will never recommend it to anyone because of shallow (female) main person. Wennstam’s book is the worst thing (qua contents, not writing) I have ever read. Still makes me sick just thinking of it, and how can you even believe in the judicial system of your country after reading it? So after that I had to read something lighter, and went for two autobiographies. Day’s was by far the more enjoyable, and she had me giggling a bunch of times. Pegg’s was somewhat of a disappointment, mainly focusing on him as a kid and with a weird side-story.

The Movies:
The Circle
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
Despicable Me 3
Cirkeln (note: not related in any way to the first movie in this list)
Star Wars – Rogue One
Room

The Shows:
Agent of Shield (finished season 4)
Fargo (season 3)
13 Reasons Why
The Orville
Star Trek: Discovery

The Music:

Other stuff:
A wedding! Two 50+ people tied the knot.
A live show of a podcast! (Welcome to Nightvale on European tour)

New podcast:
Postpatriarkatet (tack Lisa för tips!)

Fall Favorites

The Endless Blog Challenge (obviously) continues:

5 FALL FAVORITES. If I’m being honest, I’m expecting five songs you’ve added to your fall playlist, but let’s not be restrictive! Any type fall favorites, completely random or on a theme.

There’s something with Melissa Horn. All her songs are like super sad and about failed relationships (and, listen, apparently that’s all fine, but when TS does it she “plays the victim”?). And, well so is this one. But it’s with an organ and is almost 8 minutes long. I just love it:

All the Social Interactions

With the whole working full time thing, I like my week nights and weekends to have time for me to just relax and recharge my batteries. Frankly, having too many plans stresses me out. So this week was a bit of challenge – Thursday evening there was a company get-together, Friday we went out for dinner for my birthday, and Saturday we were going to visit friends. This means that my mental conversation beforehand goes something like this will be awful. Why did I agree to do all these things so close together? And then I go, and it’s fine. Talk about worrying about nothing.

The friends yesterday though, they’d made their own pulled pork. Had started the bbq at 9 am, to serve dinner at 6 pm. That’s commitment I will never be able to repay. (And it was delicious, and a good time was had by all.)

I’ll also throw in the bonus topic from the Endless Blog Challenge:

SONG RECOMMENDATION. Not just any old song, one song off of this week’s Spotify Release Radar playlist.

This week’s Release Radar was a lot less fun that last week’s, but look, a favorite Icelandic rapper released a new song: