Happy Friday! How is your week going? I sincerely hope the heat has been manageable. I’m so thankful for the dropping temperatures because it’s hard to get stuff done when you’re sweating at an idle position! This week I came up with some ideas to help you cool off and got stoked about the potential future of music festivals. When I haven’t been working, I’ve kept it pretty chill despite all that heat! Check out a few of things I got up to below.
- Parks and Recreation
From endless suggestions from my partner and my boss, I finally started watching Parks and Recreation. And they were so right because I’m totally hooked! Why are all the characters so spot on? My favourites are hands down April, Leslie and Jean Ralphio.
The question remains though – which is better: The Office or Parks? I’m on season 4 now and burning through it so I’ll get back to you. Want to check it out? You can start the series on Amazon Prime.
- Lady Gaga’s Chromatica & Artist Collabs
Between Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga’s new tune, “Rain On Me” and Gaga’s collab with Blackpink on “Sour Candy,” I am living for this power pop! Also, the artwork around these singles is fabulous. They are rocking some pop metal aesthetics reminiscent of Mad Max.
It doesn’t end there though – Lady Gaga’s long awaited Chromatica came out today and I’ve been listening to it all day long!
- You Were Born for This
Call me a total nerd but I’m obsessed with astrology and so when my friend gifted me a copy of Chani Nicholas’ You Were Born for This, I immediately started reading. It’s all about radical self-acceptance as based on your astrological chart. I love that it functions as much as a book to read as it does a workbook! If you are interested in the stars and are prepared to do a personal deep dive, I’d recommend this.
- We’re Not Really Strangers
This week I tried out a new board game. Well, it’s a board game on paper, but it’s more like an experience all-in-all. It’s called “We’re Not Really Strangers” and it’s meant to open the dialogue between you and the people you are closest to on an even deeper level.
You’re taken through three levels: Perception, Connection and Reflection. Each player answers 15 questions per category before moving onto the next round. An example of a question was “what do you think is my greatest weakness?” These create sharing opportunities to access those deeper parts of ourselves that maybe we haven’t felt comfortable to share or just didn’t know we needed to share at all. After playing the game, I feel like we’re closer as a result! You can order it here.
What’s on your Stay Home Club this week? Weigh in below!