Monday, June 20, 2011

Marvelous Mondays | Super 8 & Lissie

Ok, so, it's 11:15 p.m. on Monday evening as I write this almost-missed Marvelous Mondays installment. And yes, I DID almost forget it entirely. Though, to my credit, I remembered it earlier today, when I distinctly had to be working on other things, and then forgot about it for the rest of the day until now. Don't you love how honest I am about my inability to blog faithfully? You're welcome, readers. Now go feel better about yourselves.

At any rate, it IS still Monday and I DO have some things to share that I've recently found to be particularly marvelous.

1) Super 8

JJ Abrams & Steven Spielberg are considered amazing for a reason. I just saw this fantastic summer blockbuster on Friday night with my husband, and we both enjoyed it from the very start to finish. Complete with middle-school banter, alien-inspired chaos, and legitimate suspense, it pretty much has something for everyone. I laughed, I cried (for real, a little bit) and nearly jumped out of my seat and onto Aaron a few times. It's "super" well done and hits home in one way or another for the kid at heart in all of us. Go see it on the Big Screen, if you can. I'm pretty sure you won't regret it.

2) Lissie

For months, now, I've been greatly enjoying the raw, raspy talent of new singer/songwriter Lissie thanks to my sister. I continue to be impressed at how I enjoyed every single song on her debut album "Catching A Tiger", and never find myself skipping any whether while I'm editing photos, cleaning the apartment or driving in the car. She seems to be the perfect accompaniment for me at any given time, and when I find myself enjoying an artist THAT frequently, I know they're worthy of being shared. So, go give her a listen. Maybe you'll find that you enjoy her as much as I do. And if not, I think that's a shame. But at least you'll have given her a chance.

So, there you go! Another peak into some things making my everyday life feel a little more marvelous.


  1. Tori,
    I suggested Aimee see Super 8, not sure if she has done so yet, but I absolutely agree with you about the film. Oh, sorry for not introducing myself, I'm the other half of her awesome short story collaboration.
    Love your photos!

  2. Ooh, Lissie is going to come visit my iTunes. :) Thanks for sharing!