Musical Musings // week2

Undercover(Nightmare&the Cat)

Nightmare&the Cat is my new obsession. Up and coming band definitely worth keeping an eye on.

Doses and Mimosas(Cherub)

Chill yet upbeat…I don’t know how but it just kind of works.

Cool Kids(Echosmith)

Love this song and it’s message. So relatable…

Santeria(Sublime)

Classic summer jam. Can’t go wrong with a little Sublime.

Sea of Love(Cat Power)

Heard this song at dance and instantly fell in love. A haunting remake.

 

 

 

Crossing it off the bucket list…all nighters

The last time that I pulled an all nighter….I honestly can’t remember, but I’d have to guess sometime in middle school. The rebellious feeling of pulling one these late night endeavors left lost it’s intrigue long ago. But at 18, it’s on the bucket list to complete before I go off to college. So, here I sit with the the boyfriend. Determined to fulfill this childhood classic.

How we’ve filled our night thus far…
8:45PM-10PM // ventured to the cinema to see Jason Segal&Cameron Diaz new movie “Sex Tape”. We gave it a 5 out of 10. A few funny scenes and Jason is great, but overall a bit cliche and predictable.
10:20PM-11:30PM // played Super Mario Kart with the boyfriend and his roomy. ‘
11:30PM-11:50PM // episode of “Parks and Rec” (almost as good as The Office…devout Dunder Mifflin follower)
11:50PM-12AM // ten minute ab workout
12AM-12:20AM // played Slamwich
12:20-1:20 // played…

3 quick steps to keeping the summer bod in tact

afterlight

So you work out all winter long, sculpting, and attempting to perfect your body in time for bikini season. Here are some workout ideas to keep your bod in shape even as fall rolls around. 

Powerhouse plan of action…

Arms:

Push ups are a given. Feeling adventurous? spruce this classic up a bit. Start in a plank position with your arms outstretched. Now, take your right arm and bend it down so that your elbow to your hand is flat on the floor. Let your left arms join it in the same position. Now, straighten your right arm and then your left so you are back to plank positions. Go to the beat of down, down, up, up, down, down, up, up. 

Thighs:

Wall sits. For this leg burner, start off with your back against a wall. Slide down it when you are ready so that you are at a 90 degree angle. (back against the wall, with your legs out in front of you.) The idea is that you look like your sitting on a chair…minus the chair of course. 

Abs:

Lie on back and lift legs off of the floor. Scissor legs in an up and down motion interchangeably and don’t let your feet touch the ground. 

 

Musical Musings//week1

some of my favorite summer beats thus far…

Blackbird Smile (Nightmare and the Cat)

My new obsession. After seeing them live, and meeting their lead singer Django Stewart, I fell in love. Hauntingly beautiful.

 

Breezeblocks (alt-J)

I never tire of this.

 

Stolen Dance (Milky Chance)

I can’t remember where I heard this song first, but it has a familiarness to it that I can’t quite put my finger on.

 

Moving in the Dark (Neon Trees)

It’s the fabulous Tyler Glenn…enough said.

 

Over and Over (Smallpools)

So I’ve unintentionally seen Smallpools play twice in Boston. First, when they opened for Two Door Cinema Club at the Royale and second when they opened for Neon Trees at the House of Blues. Anyway, long story short, they’ve been growing on me.