These recommendations are for the weekend: Friday June 14, 2013 thru Sunday June 16, 2013. As an often antisocial, television loving, Internet exploring, self-excluding individual, I feel that the art of being a homebody is an area of my expertise. So, by the powers vested in me, I’d like to officially guide any individuals choosing to remain home this weekend as best as I can. Stock up on two days worth of snacks and drinks, grab your sweatpants, check your Wi-Fi and follow my lead. Let’s form a society or something. We’ll call it HA – Homebody Association. Acronyms are cool, good for us.
MOVIE: This weeks recommendation is a documentary titled Bully. From what I’ve read it covers the daily lives of five public school students who have the misfortune of dealing with bullying every single day. Luckily I never had to face anything too extreme, but most of us have witnessed a friend, acquaintance or stranger being mistreated by an antagonist, and it always crushes our insides to have even witnessed – especially if we don’t speak up on the victims behalf. Anyway, this has been given high praise and many believe it’s an effective tool in the anti-bullying movement, which makes me happy to do my part to spread the word of its existence.
TV: Goosebumps. Yes, the 90s kid classic is on Netflix and there’s nothing like watching the stuff that scared you as a child, to see just how big of a coward 8 year old you was. I can recall struggling to make it through the Goosebumps intro – I dug the catchy music but there’s a dog with glowing yellow eyes or something that for some odd reason, I found terrifying. Ah, we had so many ways to get scared in the 1990s. Goosebumps book & TV series, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, Tales of the Crypt, Unsolved Mysteries, Are You Afraid of the Dark, even Rescue 911, which I hold responsible for my neurotic, worried ways to this day.
This is a few weeks old now, but Jesse Eisenberg had very awkward interaction with this young woman during an interview, and I’m not sure what to make of it. My personal theory is that Jesse Eisenberg is being witty and humorous, but the reporter takes offense and tries to match his sharpness and it’s all down hill from there. It’s funny because the way he speaks so quickly and sarcastically seems a lot like the characters he plays in his movies. I don’t feel like it’s fair to call him a jerk for this, especially considering the rest of her interviews go pretty poorly as well.
There’s a song called Warm Shadows by Fink. I first heard this on an (INTENSE) episode of The Walking Dead, leading to me exploring some of his other music and discovering that it’s ALL brilliant. Seriously, his songs make you feel like you’re smack-dab in the middle of a dramatic season finale episode of some AMC series even if you’re just lying on your bedroom floor.
What’s on the menu?:
Because I love me some Horchata, I think we should try concocting an Horchata Float. Same concept as a root beer one, only we lose the pop and add delicious sugary, cinnamon rice milk. Select your ice cream of choice – I’m thinking the only road I want to go down is rocky, because the chocolate and nuts and marshmallow will give an intense mouthgasm. This is innovative stuff people; we are doing things with food that others can’t even begin to imagine.
I MISS THE OFFICE so much that my heart hurts, therefor this weeks reading will be Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? It’s hilarious and as someone suffering from severe Office withdrawals, I needed a fix in someway and this certainly serves that purpose. Also, who doesn’t love Mindy Kaling?
This website is rich me’s worst nightmare because I know I’d run through it buying things until my bank account balance was comma-less. Luckily I don’t have $600 lying around to purchase giant, pancake pillows because I know deep in my heart that I wouldn’t have the willpower to resist. It’s called This Is Why I’m Broke and if you have a serious shopping addiction, I recommend you proceed with caution here because there WILL be something calling your name. Welp, that’s it for this weekend my fellow members of the Pajama-Jam Crew, but I leave you with this parting GIF.
Hey, homebodies —Tweet or email me your ideas, suggestions and cautionary tales of YOUR weekend in! #PajamasOverPeople