Gentle Readers, welcome! It’s time for another installment of Things I’m Currently Obsessed With. Previous installments can be found here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
1. Creepers by Kid Cudi
Without a doubt the best song off Kanye West’s new Cruel Summer compliation, Kid Cudi’s “Creepers” is the song that’s on repeat in my house, despite my roommate’s increasingly vocal objections. There’s something about the song that’s so inherently catchy I can hardly stand it. My favorite part of the song is when Cudi says, “If I had one wish it’d be for more wishes–DUH.” It’s that kind of smart, self-aware lyric that makes this song a standout on an (admittedly lackluster) album.
2. The Cybils
I wouldn’t be totally honest if I didn’t admit that the Cybil nominations are taking up a lot of my time. Nominations have only been open for a week, and there’s still plenty of time to submit titles for consideration (just make sure you read the rules first). I’m neck-deep in reading nominated titles and talking about the books with my fellow panelists, and it feels great. I’m averaging about a book a day, which means that I’m reading a lot. I can’t wait to share my thoughts about some of these books with you.
3. Planning the Halloween party of the century
Of course that’s hyperbole. Of course it is. My roommate and I live in a two-bedroom duplex, so it’s unlikely that this will be the party of the century–but we are putting a lot of thought and work into it. She’s got decorations up the wazoo, is hard at work at making our costumes, and I’m busy planning a food menu that won’t suck. I don’t want to give away all the details, but there’s dry ice involved. EXCITING I KNOW.
4. The return of Fall TV
My schedule doesn’t permit me to watch a lot of shows live (and I hate ads so much I probably wouldn’t, anyway), but that doesn’t mean that I’m not watching and tracking the returning fall TV season. I’m already behind on things–I forgot about the premiere of Scandal, and I’ve heard good things about Last Resort and mixed things about Revolution–and hope to catch up eventually. In the mean time, I’ve been enjoying the hell out of Parenthood (which you probably already know) and New Girl.
5. Christina Aguilera – “Your Body”
Have you guys seen this video? It’s crazy, and not in a good way. I can’t tell exactly what Aguilera was going for, but I have a sneaking suspicion that she was trying to take a page out of the Beyonce/Lady Gaga “Telephone” book (see what I did there?!?!). The result is…not good. But the scene with the pink glitter is cool, and the wig budget alone must have been insane.
What are you into this month?