What I’m currently watching…
“Top Chef” (Season 7)
I’m not a big reality show watcher, or even a big TV watcher. But when I found out one of the cheftestants on this season’s Top Chef was local, I knew I had to check it out. Arnold Myint, is definitely my favorite for the show. I knew Arnold years ago when he went by Aye and was figure skater too! Now he owns 3 of my favorite restaurants in town! (PM, ChaChah, and Suzy Wong’s House of Yum) So, yes, every Wednesday night I settle down with some yummy food and watch more yummy food (and usually ridiculous elimination rounds) on TV. I’m also hosting other Top Chef/food/Arnold fans at my house, potluck style. It’s definitely more fun with friends!
I always avoided this show, because I figured the politics would bore the life out of me. After attending a West Wing party at a friend’s house, I realized just how smart and witty this show is! So, now thanks to Netflix we’re watching it from the beginning. The characters are so engaging and the lines are so quick and funny! Also, now I can finally get all the jokes and one-liners my friends drop all the time.
What I’m currently reading…
Undead and Unemployed (by Mary Janice Davidson)
So, this is actually the second book I’m reading this summer. I know!! Me? Reading? 2 books? Yep! The first book in this series, Undead and Unwed, went to the beach with me last month and it was completely consumed in about 4 days. But now, I’m back from the beach, with less free time. But the second book sits in my pool bag and I get in a chapter or two every now and then. This book can be not-so-easily characterized as chick-lit/vampire/paranormal romance/satire. Usually categories, except for satire, that I have no interest in at all. But the main character, an unwilling vampire of sorts, has a major affinity for shoes and just wants to ignore the whole vampire thing. I love shoes, so I gave the first book a try, with a Grisham novel as a back up in case it sucked. It was the perfect beach/pool reading material! She is so snarky and obsessed with shoes, I love it!
What I’m currently listening to…
I have a confession to make. When I’m in my car, I listen to pop music. And I mean really bad pop music. I don’t know why. I’m generally a rock chick at heart, but I’m a classically trained musician so I have an appreciation of most music. I chalk it up to all the hula hooping. Honestly, upbeat, rhythmic music, and sometimes risque lyrics just lend themselves to hooping. But I’m driving in my car, not hooping. I have another confession to make. I actually like it. Enter Ke$ha, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Ludacris, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, and the list goes on. My excuse, it’s the summer, get over it!