Here were the things that kept me going in August:
Pumpkin iced coffee: I know, I know. It's not even fall here in the Northern Hemisphere. And it's the most basic of drinks. But in these weird times, it was super comforting and a lovely simple pleasure.
"Loyal Brave True," Christina Aguilera: I was OBSESSED with Mulan as a kid. Not sure that I want to shell out $30 to watch the live action on Disney+. But I am loving this new single for it from Christina Aguilera. (Her new recording of "Reflection" is 🔥, too...)
You Had Me at Hola, Alexis Daria: Where can I watch this adaptation? Preferably yesterday. Netflix, please make this book into a show. Jasmine Lin Rodriguez is a rising star who has suffered a PR blip with a public and messy breakup. Ashton Suarez is a successful telenovela actor who wants to break into the mainstream. Their casting on a telenovela remake, Carmen in Charge, is a big break for both of them. And they don't want to screw it up. But, oops! They like each other. Chaos ensues. Will they fall in love? (God, I really want to watch Carmen in Charge, too.)
Rewatching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy's unflappable optimism in the wake of overcoming a dark moment in her past is the inspo we could all use right now. (Titus forever. + Jon Hamm as a horrible reverend is a comedic delight, if you can imagine.)
Know Your Aura podcast with Mystic Michaela: I love all things spiritual and this podcast is like spending an hour with a friend who totally gets me. (Plus, she's from Buffalo where I went to school so it feels lovely and familiar. She and her husband, Scott, were talking about when they both lived in Buffalo in the last episode. It made me a little nostalgic.)