♥ What I Think About When I Think About Snow Days, and Other Musings
Snow hath finally fallen upon New York City, and for once, I am actually enjoying it. I didn't get a chance to truly settle into the winter last year, as my mother and I had gone back home to the Philippines for a mid-winter vacation. So now I'm all about drinking hot chocolate and almost every kind of tea imaginable (or, at least the ones available via Twinings samples) and gettin' cozy in blankets.
Oh yes, I will hibernate the heck outta winter.
Of course, aside from marathoning How I Met Your Mother and eating bon bons, there are definitely a few other things keeping me entertained during this blustery winter season. And yes, most of them are of the musical theatre variety, but you knew that already. I submit for your approval, dear readers, Exhibit A (er, the video above): former Godspell "wunderstudy" Julia Mattison's original song, "Frostbite! Awesome!", as performed at her A Violent Holiday Explosion! concert at the Laurie Beechman back in 2011. This and many of her other songs have become perennial favorites, and since then, I've become
weirdly obsessed intensely interested in her clever knack for musical comedy. (For those who don't know Ms. Mattison through Godspell, you may know her from this.)
In other related items of musical theatre goodness are some recent videos from composing duo Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk (better known as Kerrigan-Lowdermilk, natch)'s concert in Los Angeles, featuring none other than Modern Family's Sarah Hylund and Glee's Melissa Benoist, among others. I present to you, Exhibits B and C:
I mean, riiiiiight?!
Continuing on with the musical nerdiness (quite literally so), there was the Vlogbrothers' concert at Carnegie Hall! The "Evening of Awesome," as it's dubbed, was thrown all in the name of nerdfighteria, a global movement started by the Vlogbrothers (comprised of The Fault in Our Stars author John Green and his brother Hank Green) to decrease the amount of "worldsuck." With the incredible lineup, which included awesome people like Kimya Dawson and NEIL FREAKING GAIMAN!!!1!, it seems to me that they're doing a heck of a job at decreasing all the suck in the world, 'cause there's nothing sucky about it! Ladies & Germs, I give you Exhibit D:
Some other things I'm obsessing over
because pretty much all I do all day is YouTube shit: fashion blogging (and now publishing) wunderkind Tavi Gevinson being interviewed by Stephen Colbert (also, while I'm at it, watch her talk at TEDxYouth. This girl will make your mid-twenties self feel not so smart); Beyonce singing live lip-synching live-singing over her pre-recording at President Barack Obama's inauguration; She & Him doing some Video Chat Kareoke for HelloGiggles; Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosting the Globes this year; & Adele winning a Golden Globe out of freaking nowhere and proceeding to make quite possibly the best acceptance speech at any awards show ever.
You're welcome, internet.