Pop of Culture: Meanderings of the Mildly Obsessed

Apr 22
A little late on this train but caught up nonetheless, since I recently watched the interview on OWN with Oprah and Pharrell. 
Honestly, it was one of the most interesting and inspiring interviews I had ever watched.  It makes complete sense why Oprah said that this was one of her all-time favorites. 
Pharrell is this stunning combination of genius, humility, introspection, and originality.  I had tons of respect for the musical genius before and now I am in total awe. 
We’re “lucky” to live in the age of Pharrell, where he has clarified the “blurred lines” and made the the world “happy” in the process.

A little late on this train but caught up nonetheless, since I recently watched the interview on OWN with Oprah and Pharrell. 

Honestly, it was one of the most interesting and inspiring interviews I had ever watched.  It makes complete sense why Oprah said that this was one of her all-time favorites. 

Pharrell is this stunning combination of genius, humility, introspection, and originality.  I had tons of respect for the musical genius before and now I am in total awe. 

We’re “lucky” to live in the age of Pharrell, where he has clarified the “blurred lines” and made the the world “happy” in the process.

Apr 21
Yesterday, on Easter of all days, I got sucked into watching a marathon of Lindsay on the OWN network.  The channel had been one of my go-to’s ever since watching another marathon of Oprah’s interviews with the likes of John Legend, Kevin Hart, and Pharrell Williams.
My takeaway from watching the docu-series was mostly that I felt sort of sad for Lindsay.  There’s no doubt about the destruction that addiction can cause.  There’s also no doubt that she is a tremendously talented actress.  But what I saw was a young woman living in utter chaos.  Perhaps it’s the nature of the business or just her nature period but there’s no way anyone can lead a semblance of a normal life the way she lives hers.
Not that I ever rooted against her but after watching the show it made me hope that she can lead a somewhat normal life, pursuing her passion.  That’s something we all strive for and all deserve.

Yesterday, on Easter of all days, I got sucked into watching a marathon of Lindsay on the OWN network.  The channel had been one of my go-to’s ever since watching another marathon of Oprah’s interviews with the likes of John Legend, Kevin Hart, and Pharrell Williams.

My takeaway from watching the docu-series was mostly that I felt sort of sad for Lindsay.  There’s no doubt about the destruction that addiction can cause.  There’s also no doubt that she is a tremendously talented actress.  But what I saw was a young woman living in utter chaos.  Perhaps it’s the nature of the business or just her nature period but there’s no way anyone can lead a semblance of a normal life the way she lives hers.

Not that I ever rooted against her but after watching the show it made me hope that she can lead a somewhat normal life, pursuing her passion.  That’s something we all strive for and all deserve.

Apr 14

Coachella–the place where everyone comes together in the name of music and other things…

This year my festival experience was quite unique and exceptional.  I danced with Emma Roberts and Evan Peters.  Talked with Stephen Merchant.  And gazed upon the beautiful people of the VIP section.  Yes, I feel douchey writing about the “VIP Section” but that’s truly the place for star sightings and better bathrooms (that actually have toilet paper).

Here are a few of the celebs that I glimpsed upon and admired from afar (mostly).  Minus Stephen Merchant, who I made take a pic with me but don’t want to be “that person” who posts an actual celeb pic on their blog.

To be honest, I really wanted to see a Kardashian/Jenner but alas, I missed out.

Alesso and Kid Cudi were my favorites.  Props for such a good lineup this year.  I’m also shocked I’m actually at work today and functioning.

Apr 14

Why There's No Place Like Coachella →

This may be one of the better things I have seen in my lifetime, it’s pretty grand.

Feeling thoroughly disappointed I did not get to witness this in person, but ecstatic for smart phones.

Apr 11

My amusement at Zac Efron knows no bounds.

Apr 09
There are two things in life that every human and in particular female can agree on: Johnny Depp and kittens.
I can admit to the fact I would be cat-egorized as a cat lady.  To up my street cred I do also own a dog.  But in my humble opinion I’d like to think that cats are more hipster.  Not that I want to be a hipster, but hipsters are supposed to know what’s up.
Cat Lady Indicators:
1) Owning more than one cat, usually more than five (if the choice were solely up to me this would apply to my life but at the moment I just have two)
2) Having more pictures of cats than humans on your cell phone (would have to count but it would be close, much like the 2000 Presidential Election)
3) Owning something—clothing, accessories, etc.— that has cats on it (I own more than one of these type of somethings, including cat pajamas [isn’t that a saying for coolness or is this something I’ve made up to feel better about myself?])
4) Having masochistic tendencies due to the extreme amount of scratches and hurt feelings from rejection (no comment)
The list goes on but I shall cap it at four because, let’s be real, we all know a cat lady.  Some are easier to spot than others.  But if you want to spot one out in the wild, just look for cat hair on their clothing.  Often times if you spot some on a guy it means he either got it from his girlfriend’s place or YOU MUST HOLD ONTO HIM AT ALL COSTS.
Back to the original point, I give you Johnny Depp’s doppelganger in kitten form.

There are two things in life that every human and in particular female can agree on: Johnny Depp and kittens.

I can admit to the fact I would be cat-egorized as a cat lady.  To up my street cred I do also own a dog.  But in my humble opinion I’d like to think that cats are more hipster.  Not that I want to be a hipster, but hipsters are supposed to know what’s up.

Cat Lady Indicators:

1) Owning more than one cat, usually more than five (if the choice were solely up to me this would apply to my life but at the moment I just have two)

2) Having more pictures of cats than humans on your cell phone (would have to count but it would be close, much like the 2000 Presidential Election)

3) Owning something—clothing, accessories, etc.— that has cats on it (I own more than one of these type of somethings, including cat pajamas [isn’t that a saying for coolness or is this something I’ve made up to feel better about myself?])

4) Having masochistic tendencies due to the extreme amount of scratches and hurt feelings from rejection (no comment)

The list goes on but I shall cap it at four because, let’s be real, we all know a cat lady.  Some are easier to spot than others.  But if you want to spot one out in the wild, just look for cat hair on their clothing.  Often times if you spot some on a guy it means he either got it from his girlfriend’s place or YOU MUST HOLD ONTO HIM AT ALL COSTS.

Back to the original point, I give you Johnny Depp’s doppelganger in kitten form.

Mar 31
My reaction whenever I do something successfully at work. And life.

My reaction whenever I do something successfully at work. And life.

Mar 28
All hail Queen Bey.

All hail Queen Bey.

Mar 20

My Spirit Animal →

Jennifer Lawrence being Jennifer Lawrence in this amazing scene from “American Hustle”.

Now, this would be an accurate portrayal of myself minus the caftan and I’d being singing to “Crazy in Love”.

Mar 17
Madonna’s interpretation of the beloved Khalessi. I’m not really feeling it but at least it’s in honor of the holiday.

Madonna’s interpretation of the beloved Khalessi. I’m not really feeling it but at least it’s in honor of the holiday.