It’s time for another list! Thanks for joining Lauren and I for our monthly Add It To My List linkup where we share items we have added to our whatever list. The linkup is open for a week so add your blog link below. OR just let me know what you’re checking out this month in the comments.
- Record Store Day
This year Record Store Day is Saturday, April 22nd. It’s the 10th year! It’s a great day to get out and shop in your local Indie record store. It supports shopping local and being a hipster, which are things I do. Most stores have events but there’s also a slew of special releases. I have my eyes on a pink press of Deee-lite’s Groove is in the Heart. Here’s a link to the official Record Store Day special releases.
And let’s jam.
- Movies Before Books
I know. I KNOW. It goes against all things right in the world. I typically subscribe to the notion that you should read the book before seeing the movie or watching the show but there’s not always time.
Right now I’m very into the Big Little Lies mini-series on HBO. The mystery is building and if I would have read the book first, but then the show wouldn’t have the same suspense.
I’m incredibly psyched for The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu. Like geeked. And I haven’t read the book. <pause for shock>. My dystopia is more around the assigned reading tales of white males so I sucked my teeth at the Ender’s Game trailers years ago and reference 1984 on a daily basis. But when I read The Leftovers, I tried to watch the series and too much was wrong because they had to stretch it out. So I’m not going to “ruin” The Handmaid’s Tale. I’m going to watch the show. And then geek on the book.
AND The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is getting the Oprah treatment on HBO. I’m waiting. It’s a crazy time in my life.
- Prints. Like 4×6 Photos.
Sunday I was telling Tyrone that N*sync performed at my high school in 1998 and they hung out with us and did teenager things but nobody has record of it because we didn’t bring our disposable cameras to school that day.
The other day Addy was assigned to bring family photos in for class. We went to the closet and pulled out one of the year boxes and I was like “wow all the prints stop when you were like four and a half.”
Cell phone cameras got way better and I got waaaaaay lazier about ordering prints. Typically I would wait until Shutterfly had a 101 prints free coupon for a holiday and get a few months of photos printed. When Michael’s had a sale (literally every weekend) I would buy a photo box and keep a year’s worth of pictures in the box.
As it goes, we spent about 30 minutes just going through the photos and talking about the photo and you just can not do that on a cell phone. So take the time and upload your photos, cause we all have hundreds in our phones, and get them physically printed out! Do it! I have to tackle 800 wedding photos from two years ago.
Shutterfly is currently offering “free” prints from their mobile app. Free means you pay for shipping of course.
- S-Town Podcast
I binged Serial just like everyone else. Well, Season 1 anyway. I phased out Season 2. BUT the This American Life and Serial folks are dropping a new podcast and it’s set up to binge. All the episodes available at once. Ooooh man. It’s out TODAY!
More info here.
That’s all I have for this month. What’s on your list?