Yall. I've lived in lots of sunny places. I grew up in Mississippi. I had Daisy on the equator in Guam. We lived in Hawaii before we moved here. But London sunshine?
LONDON SUNSHINE IS THE BEST SUNSHINE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.
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I need a new suit for our summer trip this year (Greece!!!) so I've been scouring the internets lately reading every single review ever written in the history of the world wide web and I finally settled on this little miracle.
Granted, I don't look quite this good in mine. But I certainly feel like it ;) I've always worn the Mom Tankini from Land's end, the tank top and skirt combo? But that sort of makes me look awful (AWFUL) and I finally started thinking maybe it was because it was two pieces, so they were cutting me in half at my widest point? I don't know. I'm making this up.
This bathing suit is a Speedo, I didn't even know Speedo did anything besides racing suits!! Who knew? Anyway, point being, it's well constructed and I fully expect it to last a while. It super sucks in my belly, but then the 'dress' part of it drapes really nicely, so you don't have to see all the wobbly bits that are being sucked and shifted all around town. And it's not a halter top. Why are all bathing suits halter tops nowadays? Am I missing something?
3) This perfume is my favorite perfume in the history of ever.
But as I was dutifully spritzing my pulse points today, I got to wondering- do people still wear perfume? Do people under the age of seventy five still wear perfume? I have no idea.
But I do. Every day. Probably no one else can ever even smell it. Or maybe it smells awful? But I don't care. I DO NOT CARE. I love this shit like you wouldn't believe.
Best part? It was coming up on Christmas, probably a hundred years ago. I certainly didn't have any babies. Was I even married? No idea. I told my mama I wanted this other perfume, because- wait for it- Liv Tyler did the magazine ad and it looked super cool.
That's how I chose perfume. The magazine ad looked super cool. Not even "the smelly thing in the magazine ad smelled super cool." Nope. Liv Tyler was in my favorite movie of all time (Armageddon- eat me. I love it and I don't wanna hear how much you hate it) and she did perfume ads and I wanted it.
So my mama dutifully went to Dillards (remember Dillards?) and told the girl what she wanted. AND THANK THE LORD, that perfume girl talked her out of it. And told her to get this.
Either that, or my mom just forgot what I wanted and randomly picked up this one.
But either way, who cares. I love it. I love this perfume.
My name is Jennifer Engelbrecht and I am addicted to Organza.
4) The Invisibilia podcast.
I don't know what it is about it, but I love it. I first heard about it on Elise Gets Crafty, my former podcast obsession. And no offense to Elise, but this is a thousand times better. Mainly because it's professional. I still love Elise!!!
The first one I listened to was the Power of Categories and it was like a knife to the brain because I am COMPLETELY addicted to categorizing stuff. All the stuff. Every single thing in my life, I have to have a category for it. I get super itchy if I can't figure it out. Don't ask Angela how often I have a breakdown because I can't categorize my favorite shows.
Then today I listened to the first one, Power of Thoughts. Ya'll. Gut wrenching. It almost brought me to tears. BOTH stories, they were both so heartbreaking and also so filled with hope.
I don't know. Sigh. Just give it a whirl. There's only six episodes (OF COURSE) and now they're done? But I'm hopeful they'll be back. It's two girls and they DO sound alike, but it doesn't bother me at all. I don't really care which one is talking. Does that sound mean? Oh well.
And for my last fave thing....
5) The music from the Invisibila podcasts.
You're welcome. They played just a few notes of two different songs in each podcast I've listened to, and both times I was all I know this song, what is it?!?!
Thank God for the google. Amen and amen.
The first one was that song that used to be everywhere, from Little Miss Sunshine. It's called And the Winner Is by DeVotchKa.
Ahhh, yes. THAT one.
The second one was hella harder to place, but man, the google!! People just sit around and type shit up!! Cray. But I'm so glad they do.
I first heard it on an episode of Scandal!! Small world, right? I'm telling you, if you watch enough tv, soon enough, your life will come full circle. You heard it here first folks: TV IS THE ANSWER.
It's from when they're in the hallway back on the campaign and they agree to 'one minute' and then again when they do it on her couch- ya'll. That show had more sexual tension than anything else I've ever seen EVER. But those 'one minute' parts? BEST PART OF THE ENTIRE SERIES. (So far. I've only just started season three.)
Anyway. It's called The Light and it's by a band called The Album Leaf. Sigh. But despite that band name, it's AMAZING.
So there you go. My favorite things of the week. Yall got any faves to share? Linking up with Momfessionals to see what everyone else is up to.