When I’m banging on the dashboard! Chain hits my chest when I’m banging on the radio!
I discovered this song from The Mindy Project (love this show). Totally my jam:
Need a chain after watching this video? I got mine at South Moon Under:
To stay along the same theme as yesterday’s Tuesday Dudesday, I just want to quickly discuss IMDb.
I feel like most people know of this site… but recently I have run into a few people who didn’t. And as a HUGE fan, I feel like that’s kind of blasphemy and I have to share:
IMDb – the Internet Movie Database – is this huge website full of movie and TV information. It tells you everything from the director and actors (who all have links to their own page, etc), to more interesting things like mess ups and, my favorite, trivia.
I am seriously obsessed with looking at IMDb when BF and I watch movies at home. I think I kind of annoy him on occasion with my interruptions of “Did you know….” or “Oh my gosh look at what this actor looks like now!”
Please visit IMDb, if for no other reason than to read some of the trivia from your favorite movies. It’s almost always awesome.
Between IMDb and Movieclips, I think you could easily become the next Movie Know-It-All!
Sorry if this is old news to you, but it is worth sharing, don’t you think?!
How have I not heard of this site before? Seriously.
This day and age, I feel like HTML knowledge is a good skill to include on your resume. While I’m comfortable with basic formatting code, etc., I have been tossing around the idea of taking a class or two to brush-up and improve my skills.
Before I spend the extra $$ and time required by an college-type class, BF recommended I try Codeacademy.
I just started and have made it through the first phase in the “Web Fundamentals” lessons. It has been pretty fast and easy so far, but definitely good to ingrain the basics before moving on. Here’s an example of what the lessons look like:
Basically, it gives you a quick lesson and then some instructions to what you are supposed to do. All your coding goes in the right.
If you do anything with websites at your job or in your spare time, even if it’s just a personal blog, I definitely recommend checking out this website! Already mastered all the skills? Why not teach?
A famous philosopher once said
“Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis – When I was dead broke, man I couldn’t picture this – 50-inch screen, money green leather sofa – Got two rides, a limousine with a chauffeur”
– Notorious BIG
Whoa Whoa Whoa. BIG I heard of that guy … he was a thug … a hoodlum … a DRUG DEALER …. true true – and Socrates fondled little boys – it’s all about context people.
This site not only breaks a lot of new and awesome music it also takes each line bit by bit – byte by byte and explains every lyric in (sometimes) painstakingly detail.
Some of my favorite include:
“I think that all the silence is worse than all the violence
Fear is such a weak emotion, that’s why I despise it
We scared of almost everything, afraid to even tell the truth
So scared of what you think of me, I’m scared of even telling you
Sometimes I’m like the only person I feel safe to tell it to
I’m locked inside a cell in me, I know that there’s a jail in you
Consider this your bailing out, so take a breath, inhale a few
My screams is finally getting free, my thoughts is finally yelling through”
– Lupe Fiasco – Words I never Said
“Look inside of my soul and you can find gold and maybe get rich
Look inside of your soul and you can find out it never exist
I can feel the changes, I can feel a new life
I always knew life can be dangerous
I can say that I like a challenge and you to me is painless
You don’t know what pain is
How can I paint this picture when the color blind is hanging with you“– Kendrick Lamar – Don’t Kill My Vibe
“She rides with me – the new Bobby and Whitney
Only time we don’t speak is during Sex and the City
She gets Carrie fever, but soon as the show is over
She’s right back to being my soldier
Cause mami’s a rider, and I’m a roller
Put us together, how they gon’ stop both us?“– Jay Z – 03′ Bonnie & Clyde (dedicated to my Bonnie)
Still think reading is for the nerds? Check out these Awesome People Reading:
Billie Holiday, Michael Jackson and Helen Keller – they all read.
Update on my reading list: Since my last Bookworm post, I have finish Mindy Kaling’s book – LOVED it! LOVE her! I also downloaded my first Audible book (aka “book on tape”) and listened to Divergent two weekends ago on the way to and from Charlotte, NC. BF was NOT thrilled at first but eventually got into it. We’ve barely started the second book, Insurgent, and are looking forward to a few short road trips coming up to try to finish it up!
Tumblr found via A Cup of Jo
Last week, I was just not happy with my hair. It was one of those weeks. So I made my first blow out appointment!
It while I’ve heard about them through blogs, etc, I have never been to a blow dry bar. They’re actually kind of rare in Northern VA! I ended up going to FLOW in Reston… and of course I picked the day that it was monsooning outside. Fail.
When I first walked in, I was barely greeted and was kind of sat in the chair for a few minutes without knowing how this was going to go down… but then my hairstylist, Shantelle, showed up. She was super cute and we had some nice conversation while she washed and blow dried my hair. They offer a few different styles and services. I opted for the “F.L.O.W.” blow out which is their namesake look. Basically straight with some body at the bottom. The whole thing cost $35 before tip.
I was very happy with my results and would definitely go back and recommend to friends! Here’s an awkward selfsie of me after running with my hood tied all the way tight – like the guy in Mean Girls (“She doesn’t even go here!”)
Well, just half really.
The BF found this thing online where you can submit your DNA to be tested for all sorts of things related to health and ancestry. If you watched Greys Anatomy this season, I think it’s kind of like the genome mapping that Bailey was doing (love her!)…
Anyway, we did it. It involved ordering a kit, spitting into a little tube, mailing it back, and answering a series of surveys/questionnaires. Then, about 2 months later, they email you with your results. I was honestly pretty nervous about it – I mean… do I really want to know that I’m likely to die from X Y or Z later?! But it wasn’t really like that. Nothing too terrifying. It was also cool to find out my ancestry – It wasn’t really a shocker… but interesting nonetheless.
If you are more interested in your ancestry and don’t want to see your health information, they allow you to do that. If you only want your health info and don’t want to be contacted about possible relatives on the site, that is an option, too. (I got an email that they found someone I probably shared a relative with over 250 years ago! It’s amazing what DNA can tell you!)
RealMenSwear – or is it RealMenSwear – it’s like PetSmart – is it Pets Mart or Pet Smart!? AH!
RealMenSwear Either way, this tumbler is awesome: “Another F*cking Mens Wear Blog” Love it.
Here are some of my favorites (sorry for the language, mom):
Check out this funny tumbler for a chuckle here and there. I love when people can have fun/make fun with out being total jerks. (via Of A Kind – if for no other reason, sign up for their 10 things we’re doing emails! they’re full of informative, fun stuff.)
Oh, Miley. You’re definitely in my “guilty pleasures” list with Party in the USA (and the remix). I know most people hate your new look but I think it’s rather badass. I kind of like your new song, too (my favorite part is the guy’s “It’s my party I can do what I want,” etc, etc). I definitely predict a plethora of club remixes. (maybe even a mashup – Young Gunz Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, anybody?)