Happy Ears

All week, I have had two songs playing on over and over on my iPhone, and in my head too. I thought I would share these lovely songs today, hoping to make your ears as happy as mine are. Enjoy!

What songs are you loving this week?

Sweaters

Although it’s sad that summer is coming to a close, I am okay with it only for one reason — it means that fall is coming. With fall comes a new beginning, just like any other season, but fall is different. For most people, fall means a new school year, notebooks, pens, warm soup, and most importantly, sweaters. I love sweaters. I love the feeling of pulling on a warm sweater on a brisk fall morning, pulling it down over my hands and letting it hug me. Sweaters are basically a fabric hug, and I love it.

I thought today I would share with you some of the sweaters I have my eye on this week.

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Heart Pattern Sweater, Forever21

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Graphic Crew-Neck (Owl), Old Navy

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Ribbon Ruled Sweater, Anthropologie 

What’s your favourite thing about fall? Have you started shopping for your fall wardrobe yet?

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)

Out of all of the writers on The Office, I think Mindy Kaling was definitely my favourite. She wrote some of my favourite episodes, like “The Injury” and “The Dundies”
So, you can imagine my excitement when she published her first book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns). I read it when it first came out two years ago, and I loved. It was the kind of book that I just devoured, laughing the whole time. But, like most books that I read, I forget how much I love them until I re-read them. I know that there are some people out there that don’t re-read books, or don’t do it very often. I do it all the time. I have to consciously choose a new book to read so I don’t read Pride and Prejudice for the fifth time (though, really that would not be a bad thing).
After re-reading Kaling’s book this last week, I was reminded again how much I love her writing. She is so gifted. I love her anecdotes about growing up, watching SNL, and how she started working as a staff writer for The Office. I love the feeling of finishing a book and feeling like you are friends with the protagonist, or the author if it’s biographical, and now I definitely feel like me and Mindy are best buds.

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Movie Moments

My sister, Marni reminded me of one of my favourite movies the other day.
Remember in Ocean’s Eleven, when Brad Pitt’s character comes does his doctor bit? It is amazing. Seriously. We used to watch that part over, and over, dying of laughing each time. It never gets old. However, as I tried to find a clip of this, I found that no one on else seems to share our love of this scene (or decided not to put the clip on youtube). So, I will instead share another of my favourite movie moments.
When I was fifteen, I watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at least every week that summer. Since then, I have been in love with it, and will never get tired of the scene with Ferris on the float. It’s perfect and amazing, especially the woman playing the accordion. Enjoy!

What is your favourite movie moment?

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

When I was making the playlist for my brother’s wedding earlier this summer (yes, I did get the best job), I came across an amazing, amazing song, and it has haunted me all summer (in a good way).

Remember the song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers, circa 1988? (If you are a fan of How I Met Your Mother, then you’ve probably heard it once or twice). Anyhow, my brother asked to have this song played during the dinner or dance portion of the night. So, as I was looking for the song on iTunes, I came across a cover by the band Sleeping at Last. If you have watched So You Think You Can Dance at all this season (which you should have), then you would have heard a few of their songs. When I listened to the preview, I was completely taken aback at how beautiful the words were, as well as the music. I realized that I had no idea what the song was really about. I was speechless. I was in tears.

Listen for yourself. Maybe grab some tissues before you do.