Pretend it’s Friday…
And also pretend I picked a movie
This may get cut off in your email so open it in your browser and your homework this week is to tell me how many missed calls you think Chloe and Halle have from Parkwood Entertainment
I did not pick a movie this week cos one didn’t come to mind - HOWEVER I did watch a lot of content on Peacock and just say I ameth enjoying myself :)
Next week there will be a movie in this section and it will probably be from the 2000s cos wow what a great decade for movies about nothing that were great.
As always you can find this info on my Letterboxd buuuuutttt still.
What I Watched
Joe playing with a bunch of puppies while talking about playing a stalker and almost being on Breaking Bad.
I will admit that I have not been on The Last Of Us bandwagon. I’ve been WATCHING but not actually enjoying…that is until episode 105. After that one, I was truly on board.
Let it be known that I know Bella Ramsey is a gotdamn star. They KILLED it as Lyanna Mormont in GOT and I gotta dive more into her work. Probably gonna check them out in Becoming Elizabeth.
I am the Melanie Lynskey Fan Club co-secretary forever.
Alison Brie & Dave Franco doing The Couples Quiz and I adored every minute of it!
I am watching Real Housewives of Potomac from the top with my partner and omigosh — WILD.
As I am writing this I am starting Season 3 and going in here are my current ratings:
Sha-Sha (Best of the Worst)
Candiace (I genuinely don’t care if I spelled her name wrong)
I truly do hate the way that Ashley treats everyone but especially Robyn. But what I hate even more is that I am sure she is no doubt going to get a divorce from her husband and when she does, Gizelle/Robyn/Charrisse, are going to ACTUALLY be there for her and she DOES NOT deserve that.
The Woman King — did not finish cos I stopped watching when there was a surprise rape scene. Like…for why? Also, the movie was written by white women.
Caught up on Abbott Elementary, Home Economics, Extraordinary
White Noise, Death Laid an Egg
What I Re-Watched
47 Meters Down: Uncaged — I ACTUALLY really did like this movie despite my 2-star review lol
Starting my rewatch of Parks and Recreation and have decided to now keep track of my yearly rewatches via this substack! I’ll drop it at the end of the rewatch and here is what will be on them:
My feelings on each season
My thoughts on the Pilot and Finale
Fav Episodes each season
Don’t Trust The B in Apartment 23
What I Listened To
What I Read
This piece from Amy Li Baksh about Carnival and Queerness over on Autostraddle that I also had the pleasure of editing.
ILY Mag had a really interesting piece on the couple apps (Like Agape which I really dig). I personally think folks should use them as a cute tool in their relationship(s) to stay connected….I had no idea niggas were using it to like fix a relationship.
Harlem Season 2 is over and here are my recaps of the entire season over on Autostraddle in the weekly Boobs On Your Tube Column!
I am very much Angie, this week she complained about walking two blocks in her wig and her boyfriend gave her a kiss, some flowers and a ride — all with a smile on his face :)
THERE WAS A CLUELESS REFERENCE IN THE FINALE AND I CARED A LOT ABOUT THAT
Emma wrote an op-ed about straight people using the word “Partner”
I still don’t fully dig it when they use it tho
A Tweet I Loved
MY FAVORITE DIRECTOR AND I HAD ANOTHER INTERACTION ON TWITTER AND DUH THAT MATTERS A LOT!
I had some very yummy Mediterranean food this week
Bitch — Good Molecules has my skin looking so fucking smexy that I might write a review.
Cleanse with Juno & Co. Balm
(2x A Week Faded Serum in the AM — it smells like toots)
Tone with Niacinamide Brightening Toner
(3x A week Overnight Exfoliating Treatment in the PM)
(2x A Week Dermaroll)
Moisturize with Belif The True Cream
Cold Jade Roller around neck and eyes
The Honey Walnut Shrimp from Trader Joes is stupid delish
I get earring suggestions from A True Crime girlie on Youtube named Annie Elise, like she doesn’t suggest them I just like hers so I find them and buy them
When I’m pregnant I hope I have the WEIRDEST cravings.
I am loud. I scream laugh, I laugh loud and deeply, I shriek with happiness, when I’m shocked I hit notes you never heard of, I can’t really whisper, and I giggle a lot. This week when one of those things happened I noticed my partner didn’t flinch and bought it up. They told me not only were that used to it but that they wouldn’t change it and that made me very happy.
Did you know Kevin Gnapoor from Mean Girls (Rajiv Surendra) makes a bunch of videos for HGTV?