Wednesday, June 22, 2011

B. Y. UUUU!!!

You guys.  College is fab.  I'm not loving the homework (yes, already...due maybe to the fact that I just realized that the "Chapter 1" reading I'm meant to be doing actually has TWENTY-TWO more pages to go! when I thought I was about done!  Fab.) (And yes, I promise I'll get right on that in a sec.)  But the classes are so interesting.  My Psychology class seems O.K., I hope it'll get better, cos I really do love the topic.  But humanities.  Man alive.  That class is just deeply groovy.  For starters, I actually know people in there haha - all the kids from my Y Group, so that's great.  & the professor is one of those loud, crazy, funny know?  & she really knows her stuff.  We talked about the Sistine Chapel and the story behind it for like an hour yesterday and it was possibly THE coolest thing ever.  No joke. 
So ya, darlings, I'm in love with college.  I loved high school, don't get me wrong, but people are not just a kiddin ya when they say college is a million times better!  Well. I'm going to go do my marvy Psychology reading now.  Joy. & a half.  But I guess that's just the price ya have to pay!
P.S....rooftop concert July 1st, anyone?  It should be a good one! :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

NSO - BYU here I come!

New Student Orientation this weekend.  I thought it was going to be a drag, and for a bit it was...but law.  It was groovy.  I love BYU!  Like, I love how we pray before EVERYTHING (haha it took me a bit to get used to, but now it's fab) and I love how everyone feels totally free to talk about religion, etc. - even living in Springville, possibly the most Mormon town in, obviously, the most Mormon state, it wasn't like this at ALL.  I even love hilarious/so pathetic things like The Dating Game haha. :)
& I love the kids Erin & I hung out with, we're all such the best! ;)  Kyle, Tennessee (Will), KJ, Kevin, and Cody, to name a few...oh those kids haha!  And we had great Y Group leaders and all the kids in our group, not just the guys listed, were awesome.
So NSO was marvy and a half.  & I'm so excited for my BYU adventure!!!
Go Cougars!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

This is like another Nylon.  Lotsa free music and excellent music articles.  Love it a lot.  Go. To. It. Now.  It'll make your Wednesday that much better. :)


Just went on trek this last was SO amazing.  like a super-spiritual, crazy-fun camping trip with all your best friends.  I came back with a gnarly burn (+ blisters, soreness, battered feet...) but hey ho, pigs bum, it was so worth it!  Suffice it to say I totally love new friends & my ward & my stake & the gospel.  Trek was the best. like ever. LOVES!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Florence & the Machine. Does it get any better?

She's so freaking amazing. Let's just acknowledge that right here.  This is an adorable interview from the folks at .  And after you watch this, please go listen to ALL her music.  You'll love her (and me, if this is your first introduction! ;) Although she's everywhere, so I don't know how that could be.) forEVER.  emphasis necessary.  Cheers darlings!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A-Punk - Vampire Weekend

So I know everyone knows and loves this song, but I just watched the video and the vaguely manic quality of it is just too good to pass up!  Love it! Enjoy, cheres!  

You know that "song" Friday?
so true.  this is a hilarious article!  and honestly.  i just heard Friday...yes, just barely.  I definitely could have gone my whole life without hearing that "song".
Best line of this whole article..."Rebecca Black is the first teen singer to successfully marry the vocal stylings of Miley Cyrus and HAL 9000." hahahaha. love.

Alex Turner & Submarine.

Ohhhh my.  Another genius find from the folks at!
Piledriver Waltz is by Alex Turner, off his Submarine soundtrack, and it's genius. & gorgeous. & just overall excellent. 
"You look like you've been for breakfast at the heartbreak hotel and sat in the back booth by the pamphlets and the literature on how to lose."
go listen.  now.

Friday, June 3, 2011

I Love Number Four. A lot.

So...I <3 Number Four.  I'm sure the title really confused you about that! 
So here's the thing.  I've never really been a big Alex Pettyfer fan...gorgeousness wise.  I just never thought he was that hot.  But now...oh heavens.  The boy is beautiful!
& I loved the movie, I'm gonna be honest.  Is the acting awesome, is the story inventive, is the screenplay inspiring and original?  Nah.  But it's kinda bad-a.  It's just...awesome.  Honestly. overall review.  To borrow a line from a book I adore, Stephanie Perkins' Anna and the French Kiss (which I'll review'd luuuuurve it.  Go to in the meantime!) "I liked it.  It was cool.  There were explosions...five stars for explosions!" The cast was gorgeous, the movie was exciting, and the bad guys were scary.  Luuurve.


Daily Band Crush

The Magic Numbers.  I think the name sounds like a sci-fi book.  Not that there's anything wrong with Sci-Fi...I mean, Star Trek?  Chris Pine?  Bring it on.  (Ender's Game is a different story.  I would rather be tarred and feathered than read that again.  And I am almost completely serious.)
But it's not a sci-fi book.  It's a band.  And, ladies and gents, they are (drumroll, please) today's Daily Band Crush!!!

This is probably one of the most incredible bands I can think of.  The Magic Numbers, Florence + The Machine, The Strokes...they're all up there.  The Magic Numbers are just so freaking INCREDIBLE.
Like Florence, they play around with style a lot - consider the song Undecided ( ), the sexy Long Legs (, the folk-y Goodnight (about halfway through has a gorge instrumental bit) (, and the aching beauty of I See You, You See Me - the two perspectives in the alive (  (Their slower songs are EXCELLENT.)  They use lots of different instruments to fab effect, they have these gorgeous, unique voices, they have got major harmony and originality going on, and their lyrics are perfect.  
I've listened to them for about three years, and once you's not puppy love.  It's full-blown amour.
(Other fab songs from the quartet:
Love's A Game
This Love,
Let Somebody In,
Runnin' Out,
The Pulse, and
You Never Had It.)
go forth and listen, darlings.

we all need a sexy Scotman in our lives.

James McAvoy.  Need I say more?  Well, I probably will, but I can't be bothered right now.  I'll just leave you with this picture from it the most gorgeous picture?  Eh, non.  But is he ridiculously gorgeous? Oui.  Oui, oui, oui. Oy vey, I think I may be delirious.  I have James McAvoy fever. Because we all need a sexy Scotman in our lives.  Or two.  Because I'm pretty sure I need Gerard Butler as well.  Enjoy!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Where The Wild Things Are

Because I REEEEALLY want to see this movie.  I read the book - not the original childrens' book, but one based off the movie's screenplay, written by the man who wrote the screenplay - over spring break and it was LOVELY.  strange, but lovely.  As I'm hoping the movie will be!

Simon & Garfunkel and KevJumba and Ben Folds, oh my!

You Don't Know Me (University A Cappella) - Ben Folds

Nice Guys - KevJumba (let's be honest here...what's not to love?  He's vair funny and, well...kinda hot.)

Simon & Garfunkel!  Mrs. Robinson is a classic.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Daily Band Crush.

obviously. (Thanks to We <3 you.)

Salut darlings

Salut, you guys! (Salut is hey in the beautiful language.  Dears...I mean French, language of god-like pastries et aussi gorgeous cathedrals (and gorgeous boys, mais oui).)
First blog, first blog post...this should be interesting, eh?  This makes me nervous, like I'm in a job interview or on a first date.  Although I have much more time to think of something clever when I'm writing!
The blog's name, I guess, is a good place to start.  I'm a big reader, and a total romantic, and I've always madly wanted a bookshop...slash cafe.  Because books & goodies are two cornerstones of a vair happy life. :)  When it gets built (in ten years, twenty, or when I'm like seventy and silver-haired (hopefully. silver hair is so vair elegant)) it'll be called The Paper Heart Cafe.
It'll sit on a charming street lined with dozens of small brick shops.  The door will be propped open with a small framed chalkboard, daily specials scribbled upon the chalkboard in a friendly scrawl.  Inside, customers will sit at five little round tables on little wooden chairs and chat with friends while sipping tea and nibbling on pastries.  The bookstore in the back of the shop will have a pair of classic, comfy armchairs, and folks will curl up under the lamps and read.  Lines from the great works of literature will be collaged on the counter and miniature statues depicting scenes from favorite books will rest on the center of the tabletops.  The menu will be written out on a chalkboard hung above the counter, covered in the names of goodies christened after renowned authors and beloved novels – Pride & Prejudice Pumpkin-Chocolate-Chip Cookies, Oliver Twist Zucchini Bread, Wonderland Crème Puffs, Catcher in the Rye Mint Tea, etc.  Super cheesy? Heck ya.  But I totally love it.  Cos, honestly, j'adore books.  Books are little pieces of me - they're my paper hearts, darlings. :)
So!  Weekend plans, anyone?  I guess tomorrow's only Thursday, but I'm already in weekend mode!  Rooftop concert Friday night - I went to one in May; it was way fun!  On a parking garage rooftop, you know, but strung with big ol' chinese lanterns.  And there's something about free hipster music on a downtown rooftop with hipsters to love it. ;) (& the posters put around town are illustrated with three pink mice in ballet outfits .  Love, anyone?)
les bises, T
(look it up, lazy. ;)