album: Finally It’s Christmas by Hanson. Of course a Hanson album would be on here, especially if it’s a Christmas one in November. This cd came out in last October and I waited until my birthday to listen to it. My friend Erin and I blasted the album and tried to talk over the songs while driving down to the Cape for birthday lunch and mall wandering. Watch the nostalgic music video, too.
book: They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera. I just recently (finally!!!) started reading Adam Silvera’s books, and I’m kind of sad that I only have one left. Both books that I’ve read have been amazing so far. They Both Die At The End follows two characters – Mateo and Rufus – who got the Death-Cast call just after midnight on the day this book takes place. This means sometime in the next 24 hours they’re going to die, but neither one has any idea how. Join them as navigate their last day together.
television: I’m revisiting Boy Meets World, a long time favorite, on Hulu and I’m really enjoying it. It’s just the right combination of old time nostalgia paired with awesome characters and fun episodes that I pseudo remember to keep me interested.
podcast: I’ve downloaded way too many podcasts lately, and I haven’t really gotten into the rhythm of listening to them consistently, but I’ve been listening to a lot of Straight and Curly
(A Podcast for Self Improvement Junkies).
videos: Gala Darling started a 6 week series called the Wonderland Sessions and I am loving them so far. There are two videos up and she hardcore talks about real shit, feeling awesome and how your vibration affects other peoples’ reaction to you. Watch the first video here
youtuber: Jessica Out Of The Closet / Jessica Kellgren-Folzard
This girl has so much style! I randomly found her as a suggestion on my YouTube homepage, and I subscribed immediately. She discusses disabilities, chronic illnesses, clothes and much more, and she always has an amazing and upbeat attitude. Her vibe is infectious!
essential oil: lavender is my standby favorite scent. It makes me feel calm and happy, and I use a roller ball all the time just to force me to stop and change my vibe & recenter my mind
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What did you love in November?
When I was in high school I started reading novels by Francesca Lia Block , and this was the first time I was introduced to the idea of magic in the every day. (This excludes magic by way of Wiccan and other Pagan practices). I consumed all of her novels in a short period of time and find myself wanting more. I started reading so much more because of Weetzie Bat and Echo. I met people who loved her words, and to this day I still have friends with strong ties to Francesca Lia Block.
In and out of my life I’ve stopped looking and stopped believing. Some times the daily grind just stomps out all inclination that magic exists. Sometimes we do that to ourselves.
For 2017 the word I picked to represent my year is MAGIC. So I’d like to start a series of posts about magic, specifically recognizing magic in the every day. I welcome you to join me in the comments or in our own blog.
Do you believe in magic?
Here are a few things I know to be magic:
– Finding kindred spirits and connecting and reconnecting with those friends over the years
– music that can transport you back in time
– winning free leggings (one per month) for a year
– drinking kefir and kombucha – probiotics are magic