These are a Few of My Favorite Things (Edition I)

Hello, again, lovely readers! I am a big fan of making lists. I am also a big fan of things I like (a rarity, I know). So, I thought to myself, “Kristy, you like these two things! Put them together and make an ongoing blog segment about them!” So, I listened.

Over the next few weeks/ months/ years/ decades/ centuries/ however long I keep this up, I’ll occasionally be posting my  favorite “things” in certain areas- films, books, songs, albums, teas, animals, etc. AND AND AND I’ll even tell you a bit about why I love them and find them so intriguing! For the sake of time management, I’m only going to be doing two at a time. Hopefully, you’ll find this interesting, and I’ll find it enjoyable (because I love talking about my favorite things!)!

Alrighty. Iced coconut mango tea is brewed. Guacamole and chips in place. Let’s do this thing.

(Oh, also, just for the record, spoilers follow, so don’t read my descriptions if you don’t want to know some of the key details of the films!)

To kick it off: Continue reading

What Woody Allen Taught Me

Over the past few days, I’ve gotten into the habit of watching documentaries before I go to sleep every night (thank you Netflix for actually making this a possibility in my life!). They are just interesting enough that I won’t fall asleep, but aren’t so exciting that I can’t go to sleep right after. A glorious middle ground.

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My first pick that started this new habit was Woody Allen: A Documentary. It has two parts, so I split up the watching over two nights. I thought it was splendid! I should probably know more about famous directors anyways (being a film student and all), but this was so interesting just to watch as a human. I find Woody’s whole mindset in life so intriguing. He is introverted and hilarious and bold and complex. I found this mixture of qualities compelling. Continue reading

Oh, Honey.

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I mentioned yesterday in my post about Memorial Day Weekend that I got to go to the Davis Farmer’s Market. While there, I purchased some local honey, and it has been absolutely marvelous! I got two different kinds: one with lavender, the other infused with cinnamon. Both are glorious. (Also, fun fact: the honey is entirely natural! In the honey with essence of lavender, all the work is done by the bee’s, meaning the lavender taste part of the process, not just a manufactured additive! Woo hoo!) Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend

Over Memorial Day weekend, boyfriend and I went up to Davis to visit his parents. We drove up all day Thursday (a successful attempt at avoiding holiday traffic) and arrived late in the evening. After spending roughly 6 days there, I think it’s safe to say I fell in love with Davis. The city is so beautiful and natural- much more so than Southern California. Continue reading