What I’m Loving Wednesday: 8/12/15

Happy Hump Day and all that good stuff. I can’t believe summer is nearly over and soon we’ll be whipping out the sweaters and leggings. But who am I kidding. I wear sweaters and leggings year round. I’m here sipping on my usual vanilla Americano and a random Diet Coke with the name “Sylvia,” on it. I am determined to find my damn name on a Coke bottle.

What I’m listening to: “Drag Me Down,” by One Direction, Melanie Martinez

I’ve kicked the showbiz obsession and now it’s back to your regularly scheduled programming: boppy pop music! My One Direction infection has certainly faded considerably over the past year (thank God, it was getting embarrassing), but that doesn’t mean that I still don’t get excited for new 1D tunes. “Drag Me Down” marks the first post-Zayn single and, honestly, it sounds just as good. Harry takes over what would have definitely been Zayn’s riffs at the end and he pulls it off. Plus I’m always a sucker for songs where Louis gets to shine because I’m still and will always be a Louis Girl. Bring on album numero five.

I’ve been a fan of Melanie Martinez ever since she auditioned for The Voice with that gritty, broken-down version of “Toxic.”  I liked her EP that was released last year, and her new stuff is just as good. Her style is unique, it’s funky, and it’s a tad alternative and definitely up my alley. I’m pumped for her album to come out next week—I may need to treat myself to new music. My favorites are “Dollhouse,” “Soap,” and “Pity Party.”

What I’m watching: Boy Meets World, The Office (hello flash from the past)

Since my discovery that ABC Fam airs Boy Meets World reruns every morning, I’ve been loving my BMW DVD collection. So happy that I decided to purchase them all a few summers ago. Reliving Cory and Topanga’s love story, Eric’s descent into madness, learning life lessons from Feeny…I feel like a kid again. And I’m still convinced that the season 5 Halloween detention episode is one of the best holiday tv episodes ever made.

Digging out another old favorite, I’ve also been making my way through The Office. It’s hard to believe that Steve Carell never won any awards for his portrayal of Michael Scott. His actions and overall thought process are so squirm worthy that I get secondhand embarrassment watching. I guess that means he did his job well. And I can’t complain about seeing John Krasinski’s face. Jim Halpert will always be one of my favorite characters. I wish I had gotten hooked on this show earlier and got to watch the whole show in real time. I remember people skipping night class  so they could watch Jim and Pam’s wedding episode.

What I’m reading: “House Rules”

Still making my way through “Wild,” I’ve hit a wall reading it, but I’m so determined to finish. I hate leaving books unread even if I’m not feeling it. Sooo I kind of cheated. In addition to knocking out a few pages of “Wild,” I started reading “House Rules” by Jodi Picoult. Picoult is one of my favorite authors, so I’m very hopeful that this be an easy read and get me back on track with my goal to read 15 books in 2015. “House Rules” is about a boy with Asperger’s who gets accused of murder, and how this revelation affects his family and his town. It’s written in multiple POV’s, as is usz for Picoult. I’m about 30 pages in and I’m intrigued.