These are a few of my (current) favorite things...

Bats for Lashes
I forget where I first heard about this singer. Maybe my boyf mentioned her to me, or I read her name somewhere. It doesn't matter. All that matters is that when Amazon recommended her to me, I decided to give her music a listen. I wound up buying her two albums, the mp3 versions of them anyway, on the spot. They are Fur and Gold and Two Suns, respectively. And they are both awesome.

Bat for Lashes (which is the pseudonym for Natasha Khan) sounds like a combination between Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, and Bjork. But what makes her unique is that voice of hers. It's bell-like, pure as snow, and it drives right through the listener. I was hooked on the very first listen.

Here's a sample of her music. This song is called "Good Love" and it's off the second album, Two Suns. I think I must have heard it a thousand times by now -- it's the one I always find myself rewinding. Enjoy!

Vampire Diaries

I knew these books existed, but I always thought of them as Twilight-wannabes.

How wrong I was.

What came first for me was the show, though, not the book. I decided I would watch the pilot episode of "Vampire Diaries" last Thursday on the CW at 8 PM/EST. Fully preparing to snark at it, I might add, and telling myself I would turn it off if it proved sucky within the first five minutes.

I was not prepared to like it as much as I did! Yes there was much to snark at -- the laughable dialogue, the beer bottle that doubles as future-telling crystal ball, the ridunkulous special effects (that fog, lol!)... I could go on, but honestly none of it matters in the end.

Yes, it's a silly show. But there's something strangely compelling about it. Plus I think I'm just more forgiving of TV shows than I am of films. I got the first book on Friday and am about 5 chapters in at the moment. So far, it's very different from the show. The main character, Elena, is blond for starters. I think I prefer her brunette, as in the show. (Um, I'm a brunette and brunettes rule, 'kay?) I can't say which I like better, the book or the show, because it's too early to tell for both. But one thing's for sure -- I'll definitely be tuning in to the CW this Thursday!

What is TATE'S? Only the best comic book store. Ever. It sells everything from yes, comic books to anime, toys, and even food rarely found outside of Japan. The boyf first took me there a couple of months ago and it was love at first sight. I went again yesterday, Saturday, and walked out with a Totoro bag, some adorable pins, and a keychain of a monkey with LED flashing blue eyes that also happens to howl like a monkey. All this for under $26. Awesome.

If ever you should find yourself in Lauderhill, FL, do check out this fabulous store. You won't be disappointed.

Dr. Pepper

Where have you been all my life, Dr. Pepper?! I can't understand why I've never tried you before last night. It's insane, almost unforgivable. But last night when the boyf and I went to Chick-fil-A after visiting TATE'S, and the boyf asked me if I wanted to try his Dr. Pepper, I decided to give it a try. And Dr. Pepper, it was love at first sip. I can't lie.

The boyf says you taste good even in your diet version. Is this really true? I guess I'm going to have to try that out. Until then, hugs and kisses, you delicious drink, you.

I love my bangs, even though they are in that awkward in-between stage, where I have to brush them to the side or restrain them with headband or clips. And maybe it wasn't such a smart idea to cut them at the end of August, when it's the hottest and most humid time of the year in Miami. But whatevs, I wanted them.

What inspired me to get them chopped off and risk the wrath of le boyf (who hates bangs for some ungodly reason)? The post Busy Bee Lauren wrote on Melissa as her "style icon." You see, Melissa has some rockin' bangs, and she inspired me to get my own. (Thanks, Melissa! :D)

I think bangs are very elegant and I feel quite girlish when I wear them forward. Which is getting harder to do, true, now that they're longer. I'm unsure whether or not to keep growing them or cut them again. What do you think?

And no, boyf, I didn't ask you. ;)

What are some of your favorite things this month?

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5 comment(s):

Abel said...

From a guy's point of view, I loooove bangs. I think they look great on girls. I guess everyone has different tastes, but I don't know a lot of people who dislike them D:

One Pushy Fox said...

I'm with you on TVD and Dr. Pepper. I've always wanted bangs but I would look ridunkulous if I got them.

Oh, and btw, you didn't tear me away from the VMAs. I just followed the highlights on Twitter! :)

uhyesplease said...

I'm diggin' Bat for Lashes! Thanks for the tip! She has some nice Sarah Mclachlanish hooks...

And you look super duper cute with bangs!! Just sayin'!

Every now and again I get a Dt. Dr. Pepper instead of my normal Dt. Coke. Tho I'm not a pop drinker (we don't have it in the house) it's a nice change of pace. :)

Fun post!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dr. Pepper! Who doesn't love it?! XDD.

as for The Vampire Diaries, I'm going to have to check it out. Too much talk, and I'm getting curious!

Love the post! :D

Fire Crotch said...

Loving Dizzee Rascal right now. Oh, and my XM radio on my being able to listen to Oprah Radio and BBC Radio 1 while I work!