Listening to: Crazy by Kat Dahlia [Itunes]
Crazy just has these amazing vocals of making it seem like a diary entry rather than a scripted song written by a person at a desk. There's also this easy undertone without Crazy getting too harsh; it's just these simple guitar chords and varied percussion . It's not only the instruments, but Kat Dahlia seems to be made for this song with her voice that has been smoothed by a stream, but still has the roughness of passion.
Podcasting to: Call Your Girlfriend [Podcast Website]
Call Your Girlfriend fits its description well with being the home of my new best friends. Hearing Anne Friedman plus Aminatou Sow seems to give me a gift all wrapped up every other week. As a person who severely lacks female friends, this podcast makes my day. It's random, it's life, it's all the stuff I don't get elsewhere.
Watching: The Imitation Game [Movie Website]
Benedict Cumberbatch... brilliant mathematician.... sad endings... spies where has this movie been all my life?!? I simply adore this British biopics. Sure the movie probably wasn't entirely historically accurate, but it was beautifully put together in how it showed the social difficulties for Alan Turing and the exasperation of the Enigma-cracking team.
Reading: Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin [Goodreads]
I'm going to clear this up first-- this book is for extra-credit for history, not pleasure reading. I'm ashamed to say that it has taken me forever to get through this book because of the sheer info dump and soul-crushing length of this book. Hopefully, I'll finish it before the world ends.