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For Your Entertainment: Miles Ahead, The Upcoming Miles Davis Biopic With Don Cheadle

As a moody high schooler, my parents sometimes had a difficult time connecting with my growing pains and desires to break free from home and “find myself”. I did not agree with anything they said or did. However, one shared love of my parents and I was jazz. 

My father has the most enviable jazz collection, robust with almost every Miles Davis recording ever released. He even had two copies of some Davis albums. 

Jazz music is how I connected with my parents, specifically my dad. If you can guess, I am excited about Miles Ahead

Click HERE if you’d like to support the project.

For Your Entertainment: Stuck Inside? NPR’s Let’s Weather The Storm: Share ‘3 Things To Do When Stuck Inside’

Stuck inside? NPR collected your ideas for fun indoor activities. 

Suggestions from a NPR reader include, 

Knit/crochet
Watch the snow
Read a book
Cuddle in front of the fireplace
Netflix binge
Bake cookies or make soup

I am not suffering down here in Mexico, the weather is a consistent 70 plus degrees. However, I know my parents and siblings are riding the weather struggle bus on the East Coast and in the Midwest.  What are you doing to pass the time while the weather continues to drop?

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For Your Entertainment: Danity Kane is BACK and Better Than Ever with New Track, “Bye Baby”

At the height of MTV’s and Diddy’s Making the Band, I was a SUPER fan. I loved following the career of Danity Kane. I loved the ups and the downs of their success. Then the after a couple of years together the group split. I still used their music in my workout playlists and wondered if the group would ever get back together. 

Well, the DK is back with the 2014 release, Bye Baby. When I heard the track on XM radio I screamed. I have not found an official video for this track but this one is AMAZING. 

Have a happy Tuesday!

For Your Entertainment: How to Open a Bottle of Wine - Without a Corkscrew

I can remeber a time in college when a friend invited me over to have a nice bottle of wine. We realized neither of us had a corkscrew so we just used a knife and pushed the cork into the bottle. Wine just is not good when you are drinking it with cork debris. 

However, this method, is a game changer.

CAUTION: THIS MAN IS A WINE TRADE ‘PROFESSIONAL’ AND HAS OPENED MORE BOTTLES OF WINE THAN HIS WIFE WOULD CARE TO REMEMBER. PLEASE USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN TRYING THIS METHOD YOURSELF AS IT MAY LEAD TO WALL AND/OR PERSONAL DAMAGE. I.E. THE BOTTLE COULD SHATTER OR THE WALL COULD FALL DOWN.

THIS VIDEO IS AN INTERNET WIN.

For Your Entertainment: Childish Gambino Announces “The Deep Web” Tour
Childish Gambino released Because The Internet last month and he now announces that he’ll be starting a new tour on February 4th. Check out all of the tour dates below.
Tour Dates:
02/04 – London, UK @ 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire02/05 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Gorilla02/06 – London, UK @ KOKO02/10 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo02/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Oude Zaal02/13 – Brussels, BE @ VK – Vaartkapoen02/15 – Berlin, DE @ C-Club02/16 – Cologne, DE @ Die Kantine02/27 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater02/28 – Santa Barbara, CA @ UC Santa Barbara03/03 – San Diego, CA @ Soma03/04 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater03/07 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom03/08 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues03/17 – St Paul, MN @ Myth03/19 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre03/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom03/22 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore03/24 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Sound Academy03/26 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ Metropolis03/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory03/29 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom03/30 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues04/01 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore04/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park04/29 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium04/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex05/02 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan05/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium

For Your Entertainment: Childish Gambino Announces “The Deep Web” Tour

Childish Gambino released Because The Internet last month and he now announces that he’ll be starting a new tour on February 4th. Check out all of the tour dates below.

Tour Dates:

02/04 – London, UK @ 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
02/05 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Gorilla
02/06 – London, UK @ KOKO
02/10 – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
02/12 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg Oude Zaal
02/13 – Brussels, BE @ VK – Vaartkapoen
02/15 – Berlin, DE @ C-Club
02/16 – Cologne, DE @ Die Kantine
02/27 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
02/28 – Santa Barbara, CA @ UC Santa Barbara
03/03 – San Diego, CA @ Soma
03/04 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
03/07 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
03/08 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
03/17 – St Paul, MN @ Myth
03/19 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
03/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
03/22 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
03/24 – Toronto, ON, Canada @ Sound Academy
03/26 – Montreal, QC, Canada @ Metropolis
03/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
03/29 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
03/30 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/01 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
04/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Music Park
04/29 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
04/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
05/02 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea Ballroom at the Cosmopolitan
05/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium

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For Your Entertainment: I Knew Chicago Was A Beautiful City, But I’ve Never Seen It Like This Before…Wow

I was born in Chicago and spent some of my formative years in the windy city. I was just there for the past week and every time I land my heart swells with love, fond memories, and ideas of what restaurants I need to visit to get my Chicago foodie fix. 

The creator of this photo collage stated, “Chicago is the most underrated city in America. If you haven’t visited yet, these spectacular photos should convince you.”

To see more click here.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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For Your Entertainment: Yesterday was November 18th. Let’s Celebrate With Drake’s Nov 18 Track from So Far Gone

It’s on once again and I never pretend…

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For Your Entertainment: What if Adults Had Trantrums like Toddlers?

There are some things that make me feel like wiling out. Usually one of those things makes me feel this way is traffic in Mexico. Driving here makes me feel like having a tantrum in my car. Luckily, there are things like CrossFitit and boxing to help me relax. This video definitely hit home for me.

What things cause you to have a tantrum like a toddler?

For Your Entertainment: Shelterwise, Model Tiny Home (Living on Less)

Being that I used to work for Habitat for Humanity constructing homes (I am more than just a girl who like fancy clothes and shoes!), I have come to appreciate homes and habitats that utilize space, resources, and materials effectively. This model tiny home, The Miter Box,  is only 150 sq ft. but it is fantastic. 

For more information from the builder,  read on below. 

"This is our model Tiny Home. Named “The Miter Box” because it is a work of precision with much attention paid to the finer details. It is also an extremely energy efficient structure using a wide variety of energy efficiency measures. It’s a whopping 150 square feet including the bed loft. It includes a small kitchen, lots of creative storage, a dinette with hydraulic table that turns into a double bed, and a “wet bath” with a shower and flushing toilet."

Check out the build progress and insulation pics over here.

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For Your Entertainment: New Book, ‘Holy Sh*t’: A Brief History of Swearing

"If you said the “s” word in the ninth century, you probably wouldn’t have shocked or offended anyone. Back then, the “s” word was just the everyday word that was used to refer to excrement.

That’s one of many surprising, foul-mouthed facts Melissa Mohr reveals in her new book, Holy S- - -: A Brief History of Swearing. Though the curse words themselves change over time, the category remains constant — we always have a set of words that are off-limits.

“We need some category of swear words,” Mohr says. “[These] words really fulfill a function that people have found necessary for thousands of years.”

Mohr spoke to David Greene to talk about curses through the ages and how the words that offend us reveal a lot about society and its values.”

For Your Entertainment: GQ Investigates: How #YOLO is Yolo, California?

My current position requires me to look at a lot of identity documents. For some reason, there is an influx of documents from the County of Yolo. Being a Drake fan, a document from the County of Yolo is pure entertainment. Where is Yolo? It is a county located in Northern Califonia with 200,000 residents. GQ took this water cooler comedic conversation a step further by conducting an in-depth investigation asking: “Do Yolo residents live by the tenets of the most popular philosophy of modern times, #YOLO (You Only Live Once)?”
GQ’s Lauren Bans cold-called three Yolo residents to find out, because, you know, #YOLO.

COMEDY. Happy Humpday!

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I have to admit, I am out of touch with MTV culture. I used to be an MTV addict. However, now that I live overseas, I don’t watch much television anymore and  I choose not to get cable. 

Today, I stumbled upon a new MTV show, “Girl Code” and it seems I am missing out on some interesting TV!

What is Girl Code? Girl Code is a show dedicated to the most candid thoughts of hilarious Gen X women who talk about absolutely everything.

Buzzfeed recently shared some of their most hilarious, thought prevoking statements. Here are some of my favorites: 


 

For more words of wisdom from the women of Girl Code click here.

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For Your Entertainment: Mixtape Magic by Nana Kwabena, Voodoo Child

I am always obessively looking for new music to listen to. “DJs” are a dime a dozen and good ones are particuarly hard to find. A guy that I went to school with at the University of Ghana put out this mix and I really dig it. Sharing is caring. Listen to his mix here. Happy listening readers!

p.s. This mix serves as perfect workout music!

 

For Your Entertainment: Illustrated Anatomy of Popular Disney Characters

Sometimes I always like super weird and intricate stuff. Well, weird is a strong word. I have a strong appreciation for things that are not considered within the sphere of normal. I don’t even appreciate normal. People who do normal things are not extraordinary. I love this set of art illustrations called Inhuman Anatomy. It is an incredible ongoing series of illustrations by Italian musician and artist Alessandro Conti that give us a detailed inside look at popular Disney characters and more. My advice for day: EXPLORE THE WEIRD.

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For Your Entertainment:  Justin Timberlake’s New Video - Mirrors

I’ve listened to the whole album and I dig it. Get into his latest single/video. Happy Humpday!