Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Of-The-Moment Roundup: 1st edition

For some reason I feel the need to explain this post. I consume a lot of things on a daily basis -- books, movies, TV, music, blogs, articles, food. To be honest, these things make up a lot of who I am even more than static things like my job, my location, even my relationships. So I just thought I'd do a roundup of what I'm looking at and listening to these days!

Books of the Moment:

Little Girl Blue: the life of Karen Carpenter
 I'm a closet Carpenters fan and couldn't resist picking this up when I saw it at the library.

Zombies vs. Unicorns
 This one's a Big Deal in YA Fiction right now. It's pretty hilarious, way better than Geektastic, the last anthology Holly Black edited

To Teach: the journey, in comics
I saw this on a "back to school" display at the library and it piqued my curiosity. So far: good, but I don't get why it's in the YA section.

Movies of the Moment:

Girl With a Pearl Earring
I first saw this movie as a freshman in college and I really didn't like it, but in retrospect I think I was just jeals of ScarJo. I saw it again the other day and I quite enjoyed the cinematography (read: Cillian Murphy.)

I enjoyed every minute of this movie. I finished the comic in one sitting and absolutely had to watch the movie that same day.

Songs of the Moment:

Belief by John Mayer
I never used to like this one but I finally started to connect to the lyrics recently.

i thank You God by The Western Wind
My sister did this song in All-State Choir and it continues to be one of my favorite songs of all time. This week in particular I just couldn't get it out of my head.

TV of the Moment:

Buffy Season 3
I am loving me some Buffy. I'm slowly making my way through the whole series.

Dr. Who -Ninth Dr.
My god, why didn't anyone strap me down to a chair and force me to watch Dr. Who before? I'm officially hooked, and luckily I have like 31 seasons to catch up on.

How I Met Your Mother
See above, please, except that I'm almost done season 4 and will soon have to wait for episodes on a weekly basis.

Webcomics of the Moment

D&D in-jokes FTW!

Blogs of the Moment:

A Practical Wedding
 This is my new obsession. Legit. 

New German Girl
Heather's spending a year as an au pair in Germany and I'm basically living vicariously through her escapades.

Stephany Writes
She's honest, authentic and thought-provoking. I'm really glad I caught wind of her blog, cause it's one of my favorites.

And, what the hell, just for fun:

Snacks of the Moment:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
In honor of fall! Plus I just had one of these from Whole Foods the other day and it kind of changed my life.


  1. OMG!!! Melissa, I LOVE this idea. I so must steal... Can I steal? Wait, is it stealing if I ask in advance? Hmmm...

    BTW... I switched to Lariats and Lavender again, doy. I should be done with the blog switch-a-roos now! ^_^

  2. mmmmm pumpkin choc muffin...mmmm...*drool* Coincidentally I just had a pumpkin spice muffin this morning! There's a coffee chain that is MAJOR up here in the North called Tim Hortons and they make these pumpkin spice muffins with icing in the middle - INSANELY DELICIOUS!! And fattening, but whatevs. My rolls will be hidden under a winter coat in a couple of mths anyway! (besides I'll need insulation!)
    And Girl With a Pearl Earring is my favourite book ever! You should really read it - I was actually pleasantly surprised by the movie, I thought it was very true to the book and didn't "ruin" the story like many movies-about-books do. I've read all of Tracey Chevalier's books and have enjoyed them all. Recommended!