I cannot believe August is already here. I remember when Summer started and I was wishing for the Holiday season to roll around at Disney and in just 20 days we will be having our first Mickey’s Not So Scary! But even though July has come to an end, there were a lot of things that I cherished and loved last month!
I was definitely in the group that collectively sighed when Marvel announced that they had acquired the rights and would be creating another Spiderman movie. I was happy to see Tom Holland in Civil War, but wasn’t sure that I wanted another full-length movie about our web-slinging friend. After going through two sets of actors and sub-par films, I didn’t think I could stand it. BUT. I was wrong.
I was really happy that this movie focused on a new and original story and connected more to the avengers and Marvel Universe. Tom Holland really shined as an actor and was certainly the best Spiderman that I had ever seen on screen. The movie was tremendously hilarious with a lot of good easter eggs from the Marvel Universe and I’m happy to see him in our next Infinity War Trailer. I went on and on about how I wanted to go watch this again in theaters before it disappears.
I originally wanted to start this around midnight one night, but we ended up having a bug situation in the house which caused chaos and made me put it off for another day. Hillary had told me that night that she also wanted to watch the show so we sat down and turned on a few episodes before work one day and were hooked.
I’m not a huge Andy Samberg fan, but this show is definitely a gem. I think my thing with Andy Samberg was I had only seen him in skits not in a show with an actually developed character. With shows like The Office and Parks and Rec being some of our favorites, this ong fits right in line. I do have to say that this show is not as funny as the previously mentioned, but it has a lot of great characters, funny plot, and competitively embarrassing moments. We haven’t finished the first season yet, but I always look forward to watching the madness ensue with each episode.
Broadchurch Season 3
Broadchurch has to be one of my favorite, if not, my top favorite show on television so far. Hillary and I are currently keeping up to date with season 3 as it’s being shown on BBCAmerica after premiering in the UK. Unfortunately this is the last season for the show, and every season I have been sitting on the edge of my seat. The plot is full of twists, turns, and the small-town feel leaves you a little on-edge about your own community. The characters are incredible as is the actors and actresses who portray them.
It essentially follows two detectives solving three separate crimes in a small town, but the characters are all interconnected. This season has definitely been one of the toughest to watch but it has continued to be incredible.
Wrinkle in Time – L’Engle Madeleine
I read a lot of books in July, but they were all pretty average. One I did read that I enjoyed was Wrinkle in Time, which had recently been adapted into a movie whose trailer premiered at Disney’s D23 Expo. I originally saw the trailer online and became intrigued to read the book and I was really surprised the depth it held. Interestingly, I had never read the book as a child, so I felt like I was missing out. I really enjoyed the book and I think the trailer is brilliant.
Imaginary Parties – Superfruit (Future Friends Part 1)
SUPERFRUIT is a spinoff of the original Pentatonix group who are wildly popular. The band features Mitch and Scott from the original Pentatonix and they are releasing their solo album this year titled: Future Friends Part 1. All of their songs that they have released have been jammin, but I personally like this video the best out of them all. They always have my heart.
Woman – Kesha
If you haven’t heard this song, you’ve been locked up in your house for the past month because the ultimate BOP dropped and it is a killer. Kesha has been slaying since coming back to the music scene and everyone is ready. She looks beautiful, healthy, and her songs are absolutely incredible and personal. Her song Praying is an amazing ballad that I love, but Woman always gets me dancing. I’ve loved every song she’s released ahead of her album drop this Fall.
Faint of Heart – The Strike
Spotify’s Discover Weekly hit the nail on the head again one week by giving me this tune that might be a little old, but never TOO old to jam to.
Earl Grey Tea
Random and probably a little basic, I have been using up all the tea my mom sent with me over the past year. I recently finished out my stash of English Breakfast and have moved on to the Earl Grey tea and was promptly reminded that it is definitely my favorite. I realized that I should just not buy any other kind of tea from this point forward because I have been denying myself a world of my favorite flavor. The one I am using right now is Lipton but they’re all the same thing.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Last month I sat down and realized I had saved a bit of money from working and that I wanted to purchase something I had been wanting. From my past posts you all know I’ve purchased essential oils and have used them for a few things, but I really wanted to buy a diffuser to start using them more often. I bought this ultrasonic one off Amazon for $25 and have been loving it. It has multiple settings and LED lights I like to turn it on with my favorite oils near bedtime, and it lasts for hours with one fill and five drops of oil.
I’m obsessed and it’s easily one of the best purchases I have made recently.
Female Doctor Who!
Also, if you haven’t heard, THE NEW DOCTOR IS A WOMAN! And it’s Jodie Whittaker from my favorite television show BROADCHURCH! I am absolutely ecstatic about this decision which certainly didn’t come from Moffatt. The decision actually came from new head writer Chris Chibnall who is also the writer for Broadchurch, uncoincidentally. Realizing all this makes perfect sense as to why he decided to cast Jodie. This is incredible considering the Doctor has always been a man and my feminist side is screaming. I also could care less that the past writers are not happy with this decision because they are kind of the worst anyway.
I stopped watching Doctor Who when Capaldi arrived because I lost interest in the story, not necessarily the cast. But now I’m going to have to trudge through the past seasons just so I can catch up for Jodie’s incredible acting.