These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things (5)

Jessica

1. Tea cup balconies because cute.

2. This video because it’s really sad but also heartwarming. Be kinder to yourself.

3. The flawless parenting of Terry Clews, and how he demonstrates that it’s never too late to stop being a dickhead.

4. 101 Thing I Will Teach My Daughters with special emphasis on 3, … and 29.

5. IN THE FLESH everything about this show. I’ve seen every episode at least three times. It’s got everything, zombies, romance, banter, swearing, great soundtrack, humour, handsome boys, heart-shattering issues, female characters who are actually developed and interesting and not just love interests. GO WATCH IT NOW.

 

Kim3

1. The Embrace Your Body Campaign because I really think women are too hard on themselves and their bodies.

2. This proposal because I’m a sucker for love and all things cheesy.

3. She is amazing.

4. The letter that I can see my daughter writing me one day.

5. Once again, I am a sucker for love, this is sweet.

 

ClaireSig

(I really don’t have anything today, I’ve got a huge comprehensive exam on the 11th. All I can recommend is don’t see Godzilla but go see the new X-Men. That is all.)

1. Grants Town Trickster exhibition coming up in London for all of the Bahamian peeps in the UK. The exhibition opening is June 10th, but I can’t go to that unfortunately.

2. The latest Bahamian Art & Culture is also out.

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These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things (4)

Jessica

1. Patrick Stewart’s reaction to this question.

2. 1 is 2 Many PSA. It’s about time people start teaching “do not rape” rather than just “here’s how not to get raped.”

3. Donald Sterling being banned from the NBA for being an ignorant prick. Four for you, Adam Silver. You go, Adam Silver.

4. This spoken word poem, for showing how amazing friendship is and that platonic soulmates are a thing.

5. 16 lies we need to stop teaching boys about sex.

6. 17 lies we need to stop teaching boys about sex. 

7. This dancing owl. Get it gurl!

8. This video of a young mother is moving, and made me redefine my idea of what parenting is.

 

ClaireSig

1. Creative Nassau’s Go Live event launch! It promises to be a great night of creativity and fun.

2. Adam Resnick’s new book Will Not Attend (which is basically the anthem of my life)

Synopsis
Adam Resnick, an Emmy Award-winning writer for NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman, has spent his entire life trying to avoid interaction with people. While courageously admitting to being “euphorically antisocial” and “sick in the head,” he allows us to plunge even deeper into his troubled psyche in this unabashedly uproarious memoir-in-essays where we observe Resnick’s committed indifference to family, friends, strangers, and the world at large. His mind shaped by such touchstone events as a traumatic Easter egg hunt when he was six (which solidified his hatred of parties) and overwrought by obsessions, including one with a plastic shopping bag (which solidified his hatred for change), he refuses to be burdened by chores like basic social obligation and personal growth, living instead by his own steadfast rule: “I refuse to do anything I don’t want to do.

3. This How Much Do You Hate People quiz because I don’t actually hate people, not at all, it’s just that a lot of them annoy me a bit… smidge… ton. I got a 35 out of 65 and I have some friends that got much higher than me. How high do you score on this irksome scale?

4. Geeky Ring Pairs for your bff or partner (or if they’re both, lucky you!). I so want the Khaleesi and Khal one for me and my bestie and Sherlock and Watson for my partner (Me being Sherlock, of course).

5. I’m letting my Geek-Freak Flag fly today and booooo to anyone who shakes their head at it! So, my childhood was pretty much ruled by Sailor Moon and their female ass-kicking awesomeness (#TeamSailorJupiter #TeamSailorMercury #TeamUranusAndNeptue) but this awesome anime is getting a reboot that is totally a lot closer in appearance and script to the manga (the manga is so amazing, geeky friends, please read it).

6. Shout out to the Illiterati Story Slam group inspiring creativity everywhere!

7. And last but not least, Dionne’s new Bahamian Art & Culture.

Kim3

1. THISSS video….gets me everytime…it’s the best!

2. Team Bahamas Golden Knights win at the Penn Relays 2014. Go Bahamas go!

3. Teej Grant on the Randy Fraser foolishness….cause that’s all it is…pure foolishness!

4.  Grandfather to be. This is too sweet.

4. We should all try to be like him.

 

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These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things (3)

Kim3

 

 

 

1. THIS kid! LOL
2. These dogs playing Cupid…too sweet!
3.  Keen I Media’s newest Cable Bahamas commercial  and not just because I’m in it :P . I really do think that the Keen I Media crew are the business!
4.  This is what friendship is all about.
5.  A working mom’s open letter to Gwyneth Paltrow. The best!
6. A kiss from a giraffe.
7. What she did was so funny and so worth running a marathon for and trying! lol

Jessica

 

 

 

1. Crisis Centre refusing Leslie Miller’s cheque.
2. SHAMELESS. Just… everything to do with Shameless this season.
3. The Time Keeper by Mitch Alborn. It was a bit religious for my usual tastebut it was amazing.
5. This little girl getting INTO the music. Gon’ get it girl!
6. My Mad Fat Diary. I did not expect to like this as much as I do. It actually pains me to stop watching it so I can type this, or go to work. Physical pain. It’s just SO GOOD. Covers everything from insecurities, dry humour, drunk antics, bullying, it’s just.. go watch. Also, it’s set in the 90’s so the references are brilliant.
ClaireSig

 

 

 

1. Games of Thrones starting last week! I haven’t watched the first episode yet, but I hear it’s amazing.
2. DaVinci’s Demons main theme soundtrack by Bear McCreary. The show is also quit good.3. Transforming Spaces was last week and a real hit! I’m bummed I couldn’t go, but maybe next year?
4. New exhibition coming up at the NAGB soon.
5. Google’s April Fools prank, gotta catch’em all! And I did!

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These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things (2)

Jessica

1. Trick Shot Titus

This two year old BAMF has more skills on the court than some, dare I say, ‘professionals’.

2. Nicki Minaj revealing her real hair.

Keep calling her fake ladies, I’m sure it makes you look better in comparison.

3. Former Pro Surfer giving back. 

This left me in proper tears. Even retired, he makes a difference in people’s lives.

4. This Anti-Smoking Advert.

Adults explain to themselves (indirectly) why smoking is bad.

5. The ‘Girlfriend’ Zone

When you cannot attain any level of friendship with a man because he can’t see you outside of the realm of ‘potential sexual conquest’.

6. Labour Pain Simulation

Two men decide that their wives are exaggerating the pain of child birth so they agree to a simulation. Watch them both ‘take it like a man.’

7. The most moving lube advert you will ever see.

No, really. You read that right. NOW CLICK BECAUSE CUTE.

8. This Royal Dutch Guide Dog Foundation Advert

This advert is an emotional roller coaster, but it is well worth the ride. This amazing foundation provides veterans who are suffering from PTSD with dogs trained to wake them from traumatic nightmares. “We not only help people who cannot see, but also those who have seen too much”

Kim3

1.  NFL Super Bowl XLVIII

Anyone who really knows me is probably going….”huh??” right now. I do NOT watch sports, especially football, but this year I was kinda forced to watch the Super Bowl.  I didn’t understand most of what was going on, but I understood enough to know that the Seattle Seahawks won and secretly, I wanted them to win.  My reason being that my Facebook news feed was flooded about a week before the Superbowl with everyone’s posts about this Richard Sherman personand I had absolutely no idea who he was.  Being the google freak that I am, I found this article and after reading that, I was on his side. Yeah, I’m easy like that…

2.  5 Things You Should Tell Your Parents Before They Die

I couldn’t agree with this guy more…I loved it and totally agree with every word.

3.  Keeping Up With The Kardashians – Kim & Kanye’s Engagement 

Because I am a SUCKA for loveand I thought it was so sweet…I really did.  Don’t hate, you know you love it too!

4.  Idris Elba is not sorry that he is Idris Elba

He is phucking hot….and a bit cocky with it, gatta love him.

5.  Trey Songz remix Nicki Minaj Lookin Ass Niggas

I can put a name to pretty much every chick he talks about in that song.

6.  Brian Williams raps

The best part is, he’s better than many of the latest rappers….without even trying.

ClaireSig

1. Code First: Girls

I was recently accepted into this small, after class program for college level womenand I love it. I have years of informal DIY coding experience but I am finally learning it at a formal level and in love. Tech and Anthropology and Museums, what on earth do you need besides that?

2. A Tour of the Brooklyn Museum

This museum is one of my favouritesand they’ve recently revamped their website to include great information on some art/objects in storage.

3. Lyford Cay Scholarships

I have been fortunate to receive one of these and I think everyone who qualifies should apply, you never know who will support your dreams. Support education: Support dreams.

4. The Imperfect but Honest Depiction of a Woman’s Body After Cancer (NSFW)

Though this woman, by a few standards, is conventionally attractive, this photo essay is still a great exploration of the physical and mental scars cancer leaves behind.

5. Doongalik Studios, Nassau

I love this placeand I think you should love it too.

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things (1)

We have a new feature for everyone. Once a month we’ll be posting a list of’ Our Favourite Things’ from that month. They include a range of articles, tidbits, music, geek fun, literature, just about anything!

Jessica

1. Don’t Flop Entertainment.

This is a production company from the UK that organises rap battles. It’s in my favourites because in addition to the expletives, the mum jokes and the gay jokes of rap battles I’ve seen before there’s also Shakespearean quotes, references to academic theory and comic book heroes, as well as chess related insults. One performer even rapped an entire round in Elizabethan English.

2. We should all be feminists.

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

3. Quote:

“Seeing someone read a book you love is seeing a book recommend a person.” -Reddit user coolstoryreddit

4. This Indian advert.

Finally; someone said it.

5. Justin Bieber in court.

That’s a good look for you, bro. Orange is of course, the new black.

6. The trailer for Game of Thrones’ sixth season. 

“It’s tempting to see your enemies as evil, but there’s good and evil on both sides in every war ever fought.” Click, enjoy, fangirl is you must.

7. A Single Man.

This movie left me speechless, which let me tell you – that’s a very difficult thing to do. I laughed, I cried, I cried some more. It’s just fantastic. Some parts were sort of uncomfortable, but such is life. “Sometimes awful things have their own kind of beauty.”

ClaireSig

1. On The Map by Simon Garfield

This book is an interesting and extensive history of maps as we know them today. It’s interesting because visually, Garfield attempts to redefine our notion of the visual world. Did you ever think that the way the map is has negatively influenced out perception of our geography? Or maybe positively fed it?

2. Screening of Kareem Mortimer’s “Passage” at NAGB

I wish I was in Nassau for this, but alas, I am not but anyone would be loathe to miss this. Mortimer is a talented film maker with pieces such as Children of God and Float. Mortimer’s work is primarily based in The Bahamas and examines some social or cultural issue on the islands.“Passage” is a Bahamian made film that tells the story of a group of Haitians being smuggled into the United States by a Bahamian Boat Captain.

3. The Creative Nassau Campaign

Mrs. Pamela Burnside makes an excellent argument for the advancement of Bahamian arts/culture.

4. The Trailer for Hannibal Season 2

Oh how I love this show. Besides the stunning visual effects, the acting is sublime and just, kick ass. Nuff said.

5. Museum Selfie Day in Pictures

Small social media acts like these are significant in raising the popular profile of museums in pop culture.

Kim3

1. Tamera Mowry’s husband, Adam Housley

He’s one of my favorites this month because of his response to racist comments that have been made about their marriage.  Here’s the quote…

“Yes, I am white. Yes, she is half-black. Marrying a white man does not erase her color and marrying a woman who is half-black does not mean I am blinded. The problem isn’t pigmentation… the problem is backwards, bigoted thought from people who should know better.”

It’s 2014 for God’s sakes people….are we really still dealing with racism? I’m so over it!

2. The trailer for the movie, Heaven is for Real

I CANNOT WAIT to watch this movie….and I hope that it lives up to my expectations, but from what I’ve seen in the trailer I think it will.  It gives me goosebumps every time I see it.

3. Quote:

Im all about good times, great books and even better sex.” – Nas
Isn’t that what life is really all about? I think so. I’m not sure if Nas actually said that, but I found it on the internet…and everything on the internet is true, right?

4. Royal Bahamas Police Force Band and Junkanoo take center stage at Miami Heat game

Because it’s about time that our country gets some good publicity. I’m not sure if the performance was aired on tv because I don’t watch sports at all, but in any event this is definitely a good look for The Bahamas.

5. My daughter, Sophia’s favourite song this month

“My God is so Big” – The lyrics are simple, “My God is so big, so strong and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do…for you!”.  This is in my favourites this month because I often find myself worrying about things that I probably shouldn’t worry so much about, and I am always praying for and looking for a way to ease my mind.  It took me (and all of my Facebook friends) about two weeks to figure out what she was singing and when I finally did (with help from her teachers), it came as a huge reminder to me to just let go and let God.

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