An update of sorts

Hello lovely readers!
Just checking in from my day job desk, sipping on a root beer and eating my favorite soup (Even though it’s currently 80 degrees outside here in downtown San Francisco!). Thought I would use this time to let you all know why things have been slow in my part of the blogosphere, although they actually have been pretty busy!

I was close to finishing one review that I meant to post a few weeks ago, but then I had one of those moments where I couldn’t come up with the right words to eloquently express my feelings about the film I had just seen. After that, laziness just took over: All I’ve been wanting to do lately is post and reblog things on Tumblr (Shameless plug: Follow me if you dare). But life also happened, mostly my continuing and ever-frustrating hunt for a job in my desired field. Everyone has their way of dealing with things and mine has just been sending resume after resume and following through persistently after the rejections, even though part of me has been wanting to channel my frustrations by strengthening myself up in my blogging. But also, I thought that if I somehow manage to land a job anytime soon, I’d want to enjoy watching films and concerts and listening to albums without having to critique them while I can. Additionally, I’m now pursuing a gig related to another passion of mine: politics. When I’m not at my office job (Which is almost every day nowadays), I’m working on a campaign for one of my city’s mayoral candidates, and that has been taking up a lot of my time and energy.

But with the start of the summer comes a lot of great films and music and I’ve been having lots of fun taking it all in. Here’s a quick run down of what I’ve been watching and listening to, and what I hope to write about real soon!

FILM: X-Men: First Class was my most-anticipated film of the summer and it fulfilled every expectation I had and so much more. I highly recommend it. The J.J. Abrams period sci-fi thriller Super 8, on the other hand, fell below. However, I thought it was still a very well-made film that will be many people’s worthwhile. Whatever you do, steer clear of Green Lantern. Unless you passionately feel that staring at Ryan Reynolds in his emerald CGI suit is worth the money, most of that movie is bad news…My Movie Night In reviews will most likely be no more, unless I really like the movie. The last two movies I saw, Conviction (Starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell) and Hunger (Starring my new favorite actor, Michael Fassbender), were both really powerful and I definitely recommend both (Especially if you’re a fan of indie criminal dramas), but don’t expect to find full reviews by me.

MUSIC: I had quite the concert weekend just a couple of days ago when I saw Ms. Britney Spears perform on her Femme Fatale tour in San Jose! I couldn’t bring back any media from it because my camera couldn’t take quality pictures, but it was quite the spectacular experience. The openers, Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and Nervo were excellent as well and I enjoyed Jessie and the Toy Boys so much that I recently bought their EP, “Show Me Your Tan Lines,” which I hope to review. After that high-energy show, I had the privilege to see indie folk stars The Civil Wars and James Vincent McMorrow at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Again, I couldn’t bring back any media. In contrast to the Britney show, it was very mellow, yet extremely impressive. Oh, and how amazing is Lady Gaga‘s latest album, Born This Way? I hope all you Little Monsters have picked up your copy!

Anyway, I’m writing this because I don’t want anyone to feel like I’ve neglected this blog, and I think little updates like this will help me get back into the groove of things! I appreciate your support and patience. Lunch is over, but I will talk to you all again soon.

♥,
Karen

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