To vaguely quote the great LM Montgomery, I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers and Caramel Apple Pops.
Here’s what enjoyed (and didn’t) this month!
Flavor profile: so good you’ll want to cry.
Terrace House: Opening New Doors
“The male tear is practically its own character on ‘Terrace House.’” – The New York Times
I like GBBO as much as the next girl, but Terrace House takes chill reality TV to a new level entirely. This season is set in Karuizawa, Japan, and it has been almost as packed with drama as “Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City.” I blazed through the most recent installment of the show and I’m infinitely jealous of Japanese viewers who get to watch the show in relative real-time. I need more!
Some people watch scary movies in October. I watched Coco and cried. Ten stars.
Yes, the first two seasons were pretty rocky for me, but per the urging of my resident Canadian friend (editorial assistant at Elle Canada, nbd), I opted to stick with it and I’m so glad I did. The show and its characters definitely ‘grow up’ over the seasons, and it was a delight to watch the offbeat comedy deliver unexpected heart.
Armor by Sara Bareilles
Guess what. This lyric video made me cry! I have been a major Sara B. fan for years, and it makes me so proud to see her drop this feminist ~anthem. Beyond that, it’s a bop. I’m absolutely looking forward to her upcoming album.
Stuff I Wrote
I wrote a blog all about my Frocktober experience, and what kind of #content creator would I be if I didn’t include it in my monthly recap? Speaking of shameless self-promotion, I also contributed to this Databox blog on project management tech, if you’re interested in reading MY opinion on solutions for project management!
It’s okay, but I’ve had better.
Okay, sure, this show is mostly garbage. But it’s my kind of garbage. Sutton Foster is always a gift, and six seasons in, Hillary Duff continues to steal every scene she’s in. The only real downside for me was when they forced one male character to wear a laughably bad fake beard for a plot point.
This is (not) fine.
Thirteen is Her Lucky Number
In a very cool “rock the vote” move immediately after the U.S. leg of her Reputation Tour ended, Taylor Swift made a political endorsement for two Democratic candidates in Tennessee, writing “I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country.” Not everyone thought it was cool, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee took to Twitter to share his displeasure. I personally love it when men in their sixties insinuate that the only people who like pop music are ‘13 yr old girls.’
Gotham (TV Series)
Cameron Monaghan, what are you doing? I watched roughly 15 minutes of a recent episode of this show, and I suffered! Good actors can only do so much with bad writing. But hey, Ryan from The O.C. is still hot! Win some, lose some.
Hollywood Execs Are Clueless *Ba Dum Tsss*
But really, I think they should have waited. Or maybe not do it at all 🙂
Pop of the Month
This clip really brightened my entire day, week, and month. I relate far too deeply to the anchorwoman who says “oh my GOD” when the baby grabs Prince Harry’s beard.