December Favorites: WAmP & “End of the World” Music Video ft. Zooey Deschanel

Sooo, 2020 is over right? Yeah? 🥴

I really have no words to describe what went down at the US Capitol this past week but boy am I glad the election results are certified and we can move forward to Emperor Spray Tan being dragged out of the White House kicking and screaming Inauguration Day on January 20th.

On that note, let’s journey back to December 2020 for a lil’ bit for my faves in pop culture and entertainment.

Favorite News Articles

1. Cardi B gives her stamp of approval for Johns Hopkins University’s “WAmp” (Wear a Mask Please). Love this so much. 

2. Marsai Martin set the record for youngest producer. YAAASSS gurl!

3. Steve Kornacki gets a gig doing football stats weeks after his amazing 2020 election coverage. Someone give this man an Emmy. 

4. iCarly is getting a reboot with the original cast! Something to look forward to in 2021 🙌🏽

Favorite Music

1. “Teach Me How To Love” by Shawn Mendes. This man can do no wrong I swear.

2. “Lets Have a Party” by Mike Posner. Feel good fun.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Sky Ferreira and the little black kitty. Too much adorableness! 

2. Ariana Grande is engaged! The ring is so gorgeous and I wish her all the best after going through so much in the past. 

 
 
 
 
 
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Favorite TV Episodes

1. Black-ish, “Compton Around the Christmas Tree.” Of course Bo would want to do more than just peel potatoes 😜

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Zooey Deschanel stars in Katy Perry’s “Not the End of the World” music video. I’m ded. 

2. Liza is having a ball making masterful cuisines with her air fryer. Oh, how I’ve missed this crazy chick!

Is it too late for a refund on 2021 though? 🤔

Nov/Dec Favorites: Impeachment & “Confetti” by Qveen Herby

The last two months of 2019 were a complete whirlwind. Just looking over my list to write this post is giving me all the feels!

Let’s get right to it. Enjoy my November and December 2019 favorites:

Favorite News Articles

1. Trump’s impeachment.

2. Greta Thunberg is TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year.

3. Florida dog driving in reverse.

 Favorite Music

1. “Confetti” by Qveen Herby is making me “swing my hips” every time I listen.

2. “Thinkin Bout’ You” by Anthony Russo is basically the most adorable love song.

3. “Look At Her Now” by Selena Gomez will bring tears to your eyes in a good (and groovy) way.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

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I ate a hot dog in a BAGUETTE

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Thinking about peppermint bark 😍

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Benihana was closed so we had to head out to a Christmas party at a friend’s house.

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Favorite TV Shows

1. Bob’s Burgers, “Now We’re Not Cooking with Gas” is essentially Bob at his craziest.

2. Mixed-ish, “Weird Science” made me so proud of young Bow.

3. Black-ish, “Daughters for Dummies” features Dre doing too much, as usual.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Kevin Droniak tells an interesting tale of travel gone almost completely wrong.

2. Paul Rudd as President Macron and Kate McKinnon as Angela Merkel are priceless in this SNL sketch!

3. Luna Shadows’ music video for “practice” is everything.

January 2020 is already nuts.

December Favorites: Dylan Sprouse’s All-Wise Meadery & Katherine Kaling

I can’t say 2017 ended too badly. Really, it could have been worse.

We had a couple of celebrity births during December 2017 and some amazing royal photo shoots to round out the year. I can’t complain.

Here are my favorites in pop culture and entertainment for the month of December:

Favorite News Articles

1. Dylan Sprouse is opening a bar in Brooklyn. Woo! Rounding up my friends for a girls night!

2. Mindy Kaling gave birth to her daughter Katherine! I cannot wait to see pics (and possibly find out who the father is).

3. TIME Magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers. I love the symbolism in this cover with the woman who wanted to remain anonymous. Even before everyone found out why it was just her arm in the photo I knew she represented the ones who still can’t speak out.

4. Prince George and Princess Charlotte are the cutest little royals on earth. I just wanna pinch their little cheeks!

5. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement portraits. I am so hype because they’re getting married on the day before my birthday! BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER!

6. The Library of Congress is actually archiving all tweets from 2010 onward. This must be hella daunting.

Favorite Music

1. “Opera” by BLOWSOM. Can he release a full length album and come to NYC in 2018? Thanks.

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December Favorites: Nordstrom Rock, Furry Nails & Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year

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I must say, 2016 didn’t end completely horribly after all.

I mean, yeah, Mariah Carey got the last of it during the final minutes of 2016 at the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Party on live television, but that’s over and done with now. New year, new fiascos.

Let’s take a look back at all the awesome things that went down in the world of pop culture and entertainment for the month of December 2016.

Favorite News Articles

1. Nordtrom sold a rock in a pouch for $85. And it actually sold out. /facepalm

2. Furry nails became a thing during the holidays. Must have been fun feeling like the Grinch is giving you a shower every morning…

3. Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year is green. Kermit the Frog green. Evil Kermit memes, anyone?

Favorite Music

1. “Baretta Lake” by Teflon Sega ft. SAINt JHN. Sounds a bit like Night Beds, and I love it!

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December Favorites: Cat in the Santa Hat, Letters to Satan & Good Mythical Moms

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December 2015 was full of fun, holiday themed pop culture feature articles and videos. There were so many YouTube videos on my favorites list that I had to cut some of them out just to avoid making this post too long!

Here are my favorites in pop culture for the month of December.

Favorite News Articles

1. The cat in the Santa hat. Pure torture.

2. Children’s Christmas letters to Satan. The worst spelling error EVER. I can imagine how fun this must have been to write.

3. New Girl season 5 teaser confusion. Because Jess’ broken legs were honestly the only thing I could think about throughout the entire clip.

Favorite Music

1. “Focus” by P’ARIS. This song’s lyrics are just so captivating, especially the first verse. I’m excited to hear what else P’ARIS has in store for us in 2016.

2. “UGH!” by The 1975. Just from this song alone, I can tell I like it when you sleep, for you are so peaceful yet so unaware of it is going to be amazing.

3. “Learning for Your Love” by Chet Faker ft. Marcus Marr. That guitar melody after the chorus sends me into a frenzy every time.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Cara Delevingne and St. Vincent came back with a vengeance. One does not simply attempt to take photos up someone’s skirt and get away with it.

💦Pay back💦

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2. “The boys” (Caspar Lee, Oli White, and Joe Sugg). Joe’s face in this Instagram is everything.

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3. Ava Gordy in blue. Simply. Gorgeous.

my dad got married so i wore this

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Favorite TV Episodes

1. Chrisley Knows Best, “Sports Day.” I’m such a schadenfreude for laughing at Chase’s fall during the obstacle course run. 

2. Limitless, “This is Your Brain on Drugs.” Great. Now everyone is going to start getting shot and killed at the agency because of NZT.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Good Mythical Moms. Is it crazy that I actually think this would be a successful spin off?

2. Rachel and Colleen Ballinger’s awkward Christmas dance. I couldn’t handle the awkward.

3. New romantic interest in Joe Sugg’s diary. Young Joe was a hot topic with all the ladies, it appears.

Happy January!

December Favorites: Wreath Witherspoon, Manspreading & Flash Mob Wedding

December Favorites

Another year has passed us by, the end-of-year celebrations have come and gone, and now, it is time for December favorites.

 

I promise to get this up by the 10th of every month. This is the latest I’ll ever post them. Please, find it in your hearts to realize that I was basking in the somewhat sad realization that I am now a responsible adult after graduating last month.

Here are my favorites in pop culture news, music, celeb Instagrams, TV and YouTube videos for the month of December 2014:

Favorite News Articles

1. Wreath Witherspoon. Mindy is a pop culture genius. I might consider making one of these for Christmas 2015.

2. Manspreading. It’s a male epidemic in the NYC subway system. So happy this is being addressed, even comedically.

3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is married. Congrats, man. Such great news to start the new year!

4. Misheard lyrics of 2014. Buzzfeed nailed it with the 2014 lists. How did anyone hear number 7?!

5. Korean Air nut rage. Talk about spoiled brat…

Favorite Music

1. “Earned It” by The Weeknd. Oh. My. Gosh. I am so in love with this song, and I can’t wait to hear the rest of the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack!

2. “Riptide – Original Mix” by NTEIBINT feat. Birsen. This song is a weird juxtaposition between dark, melancholy vocals and bright bell-sounding synth.

3. “Handful of Gold” by Chela. Can we have a full length album this year, Chela? Please?

4. “Simple Science – Todd Osborn Remix” by Zero 7. This remix is brilliant.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. Ellie angel. Can I have that dress?!

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2. Ian Harding eats…DOG? No, Ian. Dogs are a man’s best friend, not his food.

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3. Holiday class, Dorsey style. These two are adorbs.

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4. Meghan Camarena and Joey Graceffa’s vintage drama shoot. You’ve gotta check out the rest of these on the Strawburry17 Facebook page.

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Favorite TV Episodes

1. The Mindy Project “Christmas.” Those interviews Mindy got for that reel she made for Danny were amazing. She should consider taking a few video journalism classes at Stanford while she’s there!

2. Pretty Little Liars “How the ‘A’ Stole Christmas.” I’m really suspicious of Detective Holbrook. I’ll even go out on a limb and say that I think he killed Mona.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. Flashmob Wedding. Stressful wedding plans aborted.

2. Link’s High School Gym Bag. I can’t believe Link kept that breakup letter. I wonder if she watches Good Mythical Morning…

3. Mike Falzone gives advice to a woman who’s been cheated on. For sunbathing. To hell with the cheaters.

 Hope your 2014 was awesome! Happy 2015!