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{infatuation friday}

Here are the things that interest me this week:

  1. Sundays. I love Sunday television, at least for now. Currently, my favorite Sunday shows include Drop Dead Diva and True Blood. Plus, HBO now has a new show called The Newsroom, which airs on Sundays after True Blood. I really, really loved the pilot and can’t wait to see how the rest of the season goes.
  2. Memes. Particularly Ermahgerd and the Overly Attached Girlfriend. Seriously, I could spend hours scrolling through them.
  3. BumpI’ve had this app for a year or two now but never had the opportunity to use it until this week. It’s pretty awesome. You can share your contact info, specific contacts or pictures stored on any of your devices with any other device (as long as they have this app, of course). To share, you open the Bump app then simply bump the products against each other (gently, though! you don’t want to break them). You can also bump things to your computer (though I haven’t tried it yet, so I’m not sure how that works). There is also an Android version of this app.
  4. Rosie’s Birthday RatThis was one of my favorite books as a kid.  Unfortunately, it’s super hard to find in bookstores now–I think you have to order it online. Thankfully, my mom still has my copy! (I saw it when I visited her a week ago and asked her to pretty please hold onto it for me until I’ve settled somewhere at least semi-permanent.)
  5. Garlic Sauteed SpinachI made this last night with Rosemary-Garlic Chicken. (Don’t judge me for my obsession with garlic.) I was surprised by how much I liked it. And my boyfriend said he’d eat it again if I cook it. Double win for me!
  6. Anger Management. I haven’t seen it yet, but I imagine it’ll be a little something like, um… Winning!
  7. Flow. This is a game which requires you to connect the dots, but in a particular way–all the connecting lines have to fill the screen. It kind of seems like what would happen if Tetris and PipeRoll procreated. You can play this as a timed game or simply for leisure.
  8. Band Together. I think maybe the creator was a bit disturbed. These cardboard creatures have to move through a box while avoiding being stabbed by pencils or thumbtacks. I will say, though, it can be pretty challenging at times, which is why I enjoy it. Plus, most of the tutorial sketches are cute and funny.
  9. Paper. This app allows you to use your iPad as a notebook. You can sketch or take notes or do whatever you want. I love that I can design the front of each notebook! My only quip is that you only get one style of pen free… but I know FiftyThree has to make money (and for someone who would use this often, it’s well worth the spend). Besides, I’m just being a cheapskate.
  10. Fake Dora the Explorer movie trailer. My boyfriend showed this to me last night. I’m still giggling.

Happy Friday!

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{infatuation friday}

Here are some of my obsessions this week. I hope they entertain you this weekend as much as they have entertained me.

  1. Zombies. I’ve kinda sorta really been addicted to a couple of zombie games lately… No Zombies AllowedBuild a zombie-free city. Allow survivors to join you (or don’t if you don’t want them), and make them work to keep the city running while your sniper shoots zombies on the spot. Location services make supply runs hilariously fun. I love the cuteness and less-than-realness of it. Zombie SwipeoutIt’s exactly like Fruit Ninja, but with zombies.
  2. This new dress. Thank you, Marshall’s, for being in my life. I think I could spend every day of the rest of my life in this dress. Then, when I’m done spending my whole life in this one dress, I want someone to bury me in it.
  3. He and She Eat Clean. Can I please make every recipe they ever create? Also, their eat-clean shopping lists have some really great items.
  4. Cat paraphernalia. Don’t judge until you really peruse the store. Okay, now you can judge. (But I’d still rather you didn’t.) One of my Facebook friends posted it a few days ago. I couldn’t decide if I should like it (the Facebook kind of like, not the real kind–it was too late to contemplate the real kind of liking), so I sent it to my boyfriend. He thought I was kidding when I told him he’s getting a “Real Men Love Cats” sweatshirt.
  5. Indefinite. Yes, I just linked you to the dictionary. No, I am not ashamed. Indefinite is my new favorite word. It seems to describe every aspect of my life right now. I wish I could say that’s definitely a good thing (awful pun), but I’m trying.
  6. Reading. Or lack thereof. Remember that summer reading list I made a few weeks ago? Well, I’m really struggling with it. (For excuses, see “Zombies” above.)
  7. Playing possum. Okay… so maybe I’ve been in love with this commercial for a couple of weeks, but I think it still counts. Yeah. It still counts. I’m counting it.
  8. Songza. It’s kind of like Pandora, but you don’t create the playlist. You choose from a variety of playlists for a variety of reasons. I like to pick based on my current activity. Songza has apps for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, Android and Kindle Fire.
  9. Why Ya Wanna. Speaking of songs, this song will not get out of my head. Ever.
  10. Lightning bugs. I didn’t know these were a real thing until last weekend. I don’t have any memory of catching lightning bugs when I was really little, and by the time I was old enough to remember those sorts of things, I never actually saw them. I always thought they were either extinct or fictional. But last weekend, I saw a bug floating in the sky… and his butt was glowing. They. Are. Real.

Enjoy, and happy Friday!

My Summer Reading List

Last week, I shared some of the blogs I’ve been reading and some of the games I’ve been playing (among other things). Today, I’ll share some more reads. But these are the kind you can hold in your hand and open and flip through to catch a whiff of the pages (please tell me I’m not the only one in love with that new book smell).


I’m assuming by now you’ve realized I’ve got books on the brain. I’ve never really been into seasonal reading lists, but I guess I’m just feeling something a little different this summer. I started thinking about a summer reading list a few days ago when Scholastic posted a link via Facebook to a humongo list of books to read in Summer 2012 (darn me for not saving that link; I haven’t been able to find it since). Let me tell you, it was massive. Like, 300+ books massive. No worries, though. I promise you, you will not have to trudge through 300 titles to finish reading my list.


So while I was thinking about my summer reading list, I came across a Facebook post from my step mom. She’s taking my nephews book shopping today and asked for some suggestions. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve thought about what 6th graders like to read, so I hit up Read Kiddo Read, and alas!–a summer reading list organized according to age groups. As I reminisced about my favorite childhood reads, a few new series caught my eye. Although I haven’t needed to touch a 6th grade level book in more than 10 years, I’m thinking I may have to revisit my childhood this summer with a few kids’ books sprinkled into my list.

My list will include books I’ve started but never finished, books I’ve been dying to begin and books I simply want to re-read.

So, without further ado, here is my summer reading list:

[DISCLAIMER: This is not to say I will read all of these books. If you know me personally, don’t judge me for having a list larger than I can accomplish; you know I can’t help myself. If you don’t know me, this might be a good time to point out that I take an obnoxious amount of time to finish leisure reading of any kind.)

Of course, I’m sure there will be others–I always want more books–but I’m trying to pretend to have an accomplishable list. For more updates on books I’m into and other book-related things, check out my pinboard dedicated to all things bookly!


What books are you reading this summer? Do you make seasonal reading lists? If you have any suggestions for books you think I should read, let me know in the comments!