A kid asked to charge his phone by my desk and it kept buzzing.
Me: Dude, your phone is blowing up, come deal with it. Kid, looking at his phone: Oh, it's just this girl. Me: Great, you're in class. No time for love, Dr. Jones. Kid: She's called me 3 times and texted me 14 times since class started.
Me, deadpan: Bro, if she sent you 14 texts in like 20 minutes, you need run, really fast, in the other direction.
I haven't done this in too long! 1. Jandy Nelson's I'll Give You the Sun I think this is my favorite book of the year. I thought Jandy Nelson's first book, The Sky is Everywhere, was pretty OK, but I wasn't blown away by it. On the other hand, goddamn this book is amazing. I found the ARC on Netgalley a few months ago, but wasn't approved for it (BOOO HISSSSS). It was so fascinated by the story that I bought it the day it came out and spend the next few days making my way through. The prose is gorgeous (ex: "Meeting
your soul mate is like walking into a house you’ve been in before—you
will recognize the furniture, the pictures on the wall, the books on the
shelves, the contents of drawers: You could find your way around in the
dark if you had to... SIGH. I don't even believe in soulmates and I think this is gorgeous.) and the story is compelling. I wanted to read it in one sitting, but I made myself only read a bit at a time. I equally loved Noah and Jude's stories and I can't wait to have time to reread in a few months. Seriously, give it a shot. 2. Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" I randomly heard this song on the radio, Shazamed it, downloaded it, sent my sister the youtube link, and it has immediately become one of our favorite songs. Maybe we had a dance party via Skype to it. OK, no maybe, we did. It was spectacular. I dare you not to dance.
3. MTV's "Faking It" Over the summer I watched season 1 of "Faking It" on Amazon and I fell in love. Season 2 is currently airing on MTV. I'm not one to watch, well, anything on MTV (with the exception of "Teen Wolf" OBVIOUSLY), but "Faking It" is pretty hilarious. I thought the concept, best friends pretend to be lesbians to gain popularity, would be offensive, but it's actually amusing and surprisingly poignant. If MTV isn't going to show music videos, at least some of their programming is good. See all Three Things posts here.