*The man above is Wrabel, an incredible artist I discovered in June and am now fully in love with. If you have not listened to Wrabel’s music or anything he is featured in, you definitely need to. One of my favorite songs from him at the moment is “We Could Be Beautiful.”
*Songland is a super cool show that I hope doesn’t get ignored because it comes on right after America’s Got Talent. It gives songwriters the opportunity to present their original songs to popular artists, such as John Legend. Some episodes have been really good with genuine responses from the artists, and others haven’t gone exactly like that.
KODI LEE ON AGT
*I watched this on live TV and started crying. Then I looked it up on YouTube and started crying again. This man and his family deserve the world.
“BE NICE” BY BLACK EYED PEAS FT. SNOOP DOGG
*Remember earlier when I said some of the artists on Songland were genuine? Well, will.i.am was definitely one of them. He really worked with the songwriters to produce good hits. Normally, only one person gets their song featured on the artist’s album, but SPOILER ALERT, will.i.am chose all three songs to go on his album and wants to be featured on a fourth contestant’s song. Anyway, “Be Nice” is the song they released first, and it has a really great message about it.
ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE
*After Crazy Rich Asians, I thought it would be a while before we got another movie with Asian-American leads. I was wrong, and I’m happy I was wrong. This movie was both romantic and hilarious. If you haven’t watched it, watch it, and if you haven’t listened to the soundtrack (especially the songs by Hello Peril), listen to it.
*I never thought I’d be one of those people to have a celebrity come through their cash register, but I can now say I am. Trace Atkins came through my register at work one day in June (he actually came through twice; he forgot something the first time). I loved this moment because I treated him like a regular customer; I didn’t act awestruck or ask him about any upcoming projects. We just had a casual cashier to customer conversation, and I enjoyed it. Not treating celebrities like celebrities makes me really happy.
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS BY STEPHANIE PERKINS
*My friend told me about this book, and I’m so happy she did. I started it at the end of June and am already a third of the way through. So far, I can say it’s so freaking romantic, and the tension between the two focal characters is just… I don’t even know how to explain it. I can’t wait to finish it and right a review about it.
*I went to the flea market last month and bought these shoes for thirty dollars (never before worn!). Little did I know they retailed for three hundred dollars! They’re platform sneakers, and they are just absolutely gorgeous on. Because they’re all white, I get scared wearing them, but they can be dressed up and dressed down. I’m so happy I bought them, even though I didn’t know it was UK sizing (the woman ripped the size off the box).
June provided some phenomenal discoveries. It’s hard to pick a favorite since they are all technically my favorite.