And now it’s time for My Favorite Things, a monthly blog linkup to share the things you love, co-hosted with the lovely Eirene! This linkup opens up every first Tuesday of the month and collects submissions for one week. Do join us!
Pillars of Eternity
Pillars of Eternity is an isometric RPG patterned after the Infinity Engine. It’s developed by Obsidian, the company that graced the world with Fallout: New Vegas. Of course, I had to buy it to support my favorite game developers. THIS GAME HAS TAKEN OVER MY LIFE. It's tons of fun and the characters are so precious. Storytelling mechanics are old-fashioned, so there aren't any fancy cutscenes but it doesn't take away from the enjoyment. You have to read a lot but the writing is amazing. If you enjoy novels, you shouldn't have a problem. I'll elaborate more once I finish the game and write a full review. For now, let me just say that I LOVE ALL OF MY COMPANIONS AKLHKFDS (except Durance lololbye).
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
I watched Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in one sitting. I tuned in after I got home from work, and I had to go straight to bed when I was done because it was so late. I couldn’t stop. No regrets! This show is hilarious. Titus, you fabulous mess. This show has a lot of catchy songs. I keep finding myself singing Peeno Noir out of nowhere.
This show is definitely not perfect though. I could’ve used with a lot less selective feminism. I appreciated the “females are strong as hell” message but wasn’t impressed by some of the problematic scenes. Hey Tina Fey, don’t forget about your fellow women who also happened to be women of color. Intersectionality matters!
I’m still putting this show down on my faves list because I did enjoy it immensely apart from those few scenes, and I hope next season handles sensitive issues better!
I tuned in to Younger for my queen Hilary Duff. I will stan Lizzie Mcguire till the end of days. But this show turned out really cute and light-hearted. I end each episode feeling good and happy. This show would be a good break if you've been watching a lot of heavy stuff. I do have to suspend my disbelief that Sutton Foster can pass for a 26-year-old, but I can sympathize with her struggles of getting back into the workforce as a 40-year-old. That's certainly a discussion that needs to be had. We as a society should stop associating women's worth with their age. I'm looking forward to the next episode because there's some interesting developments to happen if the previews were anything to go by. Can't wait!
Two Steps From Hell – Skyworld
Two Steps From Hell came up on my classical dubstep radio a few months ago on Pandora (please don’t judge, I need to get pumped while working), and I really liked them! They’re a music production company that’s written scores for numerous movies. I recently got myself a copy of their album, Skyworld. I was not disappointed. They've been serving me Pillars of Eternity teas to keep me sated at work. Yass. Here's another one of my favorite tracks: “Sun and Moon”
I ordered a bottle of Pink Miracle to clean my shoes with, and it works great. I used it to clean a pair of old Converse sneakers and it looks good as new. I plan on cleaning all my white shoes with Pink Miracle every couple of months because they pick up smears so easily, and I tend to get obsessive about those. Maybe it’s the way I walk? Well, I don’t have to worry about that anymore.
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula
This one’s new to me. I’ve been pumping a lot of iron the last couple of months and have noticed a few red streaks on my arms. My skin is prone to stretch marks, and I’ve read that getting a few is normal when lifting heavy weights. I ordered Palmers Cocoa Butter lotion to help mitigate them, and I gotta say, it’s amazing. It smells soooo good and leaves my skin so soft. The red marks are gone now. I don't know if that's because of Palmers, but I'm using it as my regular lotion now because I can't get over the smell. And now it's your turn! Just follow the rules (more like guidelines) below and share your favorites with us!
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P.S. Thank you very much to everyone who sent me thoughtful messages and shared their stories in the last post. I’ve been feeling a lot better lately, and while it still isn’t over for me and my family, I’m moving on as far as this blog is concerned. I’ve always used my blog as an outlet of positivity to take my mind off things in real life. I’d like to keep it that way through my grief. Thank you again, everyone.