Midweek Musings

Happier is not too far away from its first birthday, and so, naturally, I’ve been reflecting on the first  months of its life. Blogging, as I have discovered, is a learn-as-you-go kind of thing. I was been pretty sporadic about posting for most of the year, and there were a few pitifully sparse months in there. Lately, though, I’ve strived to be more regular about it. And I want to keep that momentum going. As such, I’m going to try something out, an experiment of sorts. My habit seems to be weekend posting, so I thought, why don’t I take a walk on the wild side and start trying to post regularly during the week, too? This is my very first attempt at an ongoing series…Midweek Musings, in which I will talk about complete nonsense. Care to give it a whirl with me?

Let me start by acknowledging that none of the items on my list are new…just new to me. This is typical where I am concerned…I generally need time to talk myself around to trying whatever people are buzzing about. Rarely is the buzz enough on its own. (I’m very stubborn this way.) Why do I like these things enough to spend more time than I imagined making them into a graphic? Well…

Seeking a Friend at the End of the World—This one surprised me. I generally like Steve Carrell and Keira Knightly, so that was what drew me in. Despite learning in the opening scene that the world is just weeks away from being destroyed with no hope of redemption, at one point I thought to myself, I have literally no idea where this is going—in the very best way. I laughed, I cried, I downloaded the soundtrack. Love!

The Lumineers—Again, this surprised me, though I don’t really know why since I’ve developed a taste for awesome folk music over the past few years. A friend sent me the video for their first single, Ho Hey, and I immediately downloaded the full album. Well worth it. Seriously, I can tell you right now that I will be listening to this on a loop until someone pulls the headphones out of my ears.

Honeycrisp apples—It only took  me 30 years to realize that I like certain types of apples more than others. That’s not weird, right? (Please just say no, even if you’re laughing at me right now.) Every time I bite into one of these babies, it’s like a religious experience. Who needs chocolate?

In Defense of Food—Ordinarily, I read more fiction than anything else, so this is a departure for me. I actually bought this book several years ago, and it sat on my shelf for a long long time. What made me finally read it? It may have something to do with my ongoing quest to stick to as clean and vegan a diet as I am able. The book is very thought provoking, well-researched, and it manages to be intriguing and horrifying at the very same time.

But enough about me. What are you guys reading, watching, listening to, eating, or whatever-ing this week? Anything good?

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