Saturday, April 5, 2014

March Favorites

Fingers crossed that I can count sunshine and above-freezing temperatures among next month's favorites! Oh, Pure Michigan. 

1) 8tracks.
Thanks to my friend Victoria who introduced me to this music playlist app, I'm discovering new (to me, obviously) music that I'm absolutely LOVING. Current favorites include Ed Sheeran, Passenger, and Birdy's cover of Bon Iver's "Skinny Love." Having playlists of new music makes running and doing homework a little more bearable. If you do the 8tracks thing, you can follow me @justgrandmolly. 

2) Live tweeting the Oscars and Ellen's selfie.

I haven't enjoyed the Oscars this much in years, despite the fact that I hadn't seen many of the nominated films. Ellen was a delight, and I don't care if it was just a crummy commercial, that epic selfie was the best. And that pizza looked delicious. 

3) "Let It Go" with classroom instruments.

For some reason I'd decided that I wasn't going to listen to "Let It Go" or its plethora of covers until I could hear my BFF Idina sing it at the Oscars. (I loved it.) But as far as I'm concerned, this song is a Classroom Instruments original. Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, if you're reading this, DO MORE CLASSROOM INSTRUMENTS. 

4) Lily Tomlin!

I went into this hoping to laugh until I cried, and I was not disappointed. Lily Tomlin was FANTASTIC. She performed for 2 hours straight, with no intermission. It was insane. Edith Ann and Ernestine made an appearance, as did other characters from her LaughIn days. Also, when she laughed she sounded like Ms. Frizzle, and that was just the best thing. 

5) Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout.
I've found my new favorite beer. That is all. 


  1. I couldn't agree more about the weather! Above freezing temps, FINALLY!!! Im all about the Chocolate Stout lately. I actually tried a PB and Chocolate stout and it was AMAZING!!!

    1. PB and chocolate stout sounds incredible! Here's to warm weather! :)

  2. I love 8tracks! I've been using it for years now and I've found such wonderful music through it. I just followed you- I'll have to listen to that running playlist to get me off the couch! ;)

    1. I apologize for not responding to this sooner! I'm glad you enjoyed the playlist. I really don't have very unique or interesting tastes in music--something I'm trying to work on!