Summer Obsessions

July 23, 2018

Summertime and the livin’ is easy.

This is the season when we all try to slow down, relax, and enjoy the simple pleasures that technology has placed at our fingertips. There are books to be read, shows to be binged, movies to be watched, podcasts to listen to, and new music to stream. Everyone has a song stuck in their head and a “must watch/see/hear/follow” something. So we thought we would share some of our current obsessions with you:

Boss man, family man, music enthusiast, chief comedian, and rises BEFORE the chickens

What are you reading this summer? Recommend anything?
I read every word I happen upon daily. They craft my life-novel, which is all I have time for these days.

Any new song that you can’t get out of your head?
It’s not real new, but Franke Smith’s “Double Dutch Bus”

What are you binging on Netflix?
I watch MTV Classic on cable

What summer series are you into?
A&E’s CULTURESHOCK

Have you seen a movie this summer worth spending $12 to watch in the theater?
Star Wars : The Force Awakens
at the historic Imperial Theater, Downtown Augusta, Georgia

the only person in the office who actually goes to the movies, loves living that downtown life, married to her best friend, fully embraces all life has to offer, and will give you serious travel envy when you hear about all her amazing trips

What are you reading this summer? Recommend anything?
I’ve kinda replaced books this year with documentaries whooooooops — BUT I highly recommend Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop — i n s a n e)

Any new song that you can’t get out of your head?
I’ve recently gotten into Tame Impala – and for some reason I’m listening to Enya? And Édith Piaf… and I always go back to the Stranger Things Vol. 1 soundtrack 🤷🏻‍♀️

What are you binging on Netflix?
I finished Evil Genius and The Staircase recently, both super interesting docuseries. But I’m excited to binge OITNB6 soon (so many great characters) — but where Stranger Things 👀

What summer series are you into?
I’m really loving everything about Sharp Objects — and (rewatching) Parks & Rec

Have you seen a movie this summer worth spending $12 to watch in the theater?
Sorry To Bother You & Hereditary — both worthy of their tomatometer rating GO SEE THEM

outnumbered in her household 4:1, veteran parent of three tween boys, constantly in search of peace and quiet and someone to refill the toilet paper holder

What are you reading this summer? Recommend anything?
I finally finished The Woman in Cabin 10 and now I am reading Where They Found Her. If you want an easy and entertaining read, put Marriage Vacation on your summer reading list.

Any new song that you can’t get out of your head?
The new DMB release, “Samurai Cop.” An oldie but because it has been so hot lately, is Nelly’s “Hot in Herre” that seems to always play in my mind.

What are you binging on Netflix?
Currently, we are binging the second season of Goliath on Prime. Binge worthy? Billy Bob Thornton’s portrayal of an alcoholic washed up attorney, who manages to kill it in the courtroom while barely keeping it together personally, offers comedy, drama, suspense, and an intriguing storyline. Thanks to Lindsay, I am now also binging The Bold Type on demand.

What summer series are you into?
I love Younger  (which is why I read Marriage Vacation), The Affair, American Woman, and Sharp Objects.

Have you seen a movie this summer worth spending $12 to watch in the theater?
I haven’t been to the movies in a while, so that would be a no.

Podcasts?
Every now and then I listen to Nursing and Cursing, which is a hilarious, keeping it real, take on motherhood. I really want to start Potluck – a new podcast about Southern culture.

bride to be, loves a good DIY project, weekend traveler, lettering guru, and hasn’t ever met an animal she didn’t love

What are you reading this summer? Recommend anything?
I’m just starting I’ll Be Gone In The Dark by Michelle McNamara — feeding my true crime/Golden State Killer case obsession.

Any new song that you can’t get out of your head?
I can’t decide if the new Liberty Mutual jingle is good or bad but either way, it’s frustratingly catchy.

What are you binging on Netflix?
The only thing I’m binging right now is podcasts. I just finished Lore and I highly recommend — the narrator tells stories of dark, creepy folklore framed in the culture and society of the place/time.

What summer series are you into?
Nothing currently, but I’m actually looking forward to the Jack Ryan series on Amazon Prime.

Have you seen a movie this summer worth spending $12 to watch in the theater?
I’ve barely been to the movies lately. Next item on my to-do list: Get moviepass and see everything that comes out.

weekly trips to eat Mexican and cranking up her favorite tunes are what fuels her, downtown is her home-away-from-home, she relaxes with a good cocktail and an entertaining series, and she fully appreciates a good vacation

What are you reading this summer? Recommend anything?
Girl Wash Your Face
(profound), The Art of Living Other People’s Lives (hilarious), and You Are a Badass (ALL YES).

Any new song that you can’t get out of your head?
Gosh, right now it’s “Win” (Jay Rock), “God is a Woman” (Ariana Grande), “Summertime Magic” (Childish Gambino), and the entire Scorpion album (Drake).

What are you binging on Netflix?
I haven’t really truly binged a show since last season of Stranger Things. I do tend to watch Friends over and over and over though.

What summer series are you into?
THE BOLD TYPE. This show, I cannot say enough amazing things about it. If you are a 20-something female (or male for that matter) you have GOT to watch this show. It is incredibly relevant, relatable, and empowering. The writing is fantastic. Basically, the best thing I’ve ever watched.

Have you seen a movie this summer worth spending $12 to watch in the theater?
I don’t do movie theaters…or movies much for that matter.

Podcasts?
Pod Save America

co-toddler wrangler, home is where his heart is, music is where his mind is, and relaxing is his weekend game

What are you reading this summer? Recommend anything?
Sesame Street – Let’s Go Potty

Any new song that you can’t get out of your head?
Kanye West – “Yikes

What are you binging on Netflix?
Marvel’s Luke Cage

What summer series are you into?
Power

Have you seen a movie this summer worth spending $12 to watch in the theater?
Avengers – Infinity War 

North Carolina transplant used to the big city life, knows her way around the Downtown Augusta scene, proud mom to a golden retriever pup, loves a good binge watch and Panthers football

What are you reading this summer? Recommend anything?
I haven’t read a good book in a while but I’m about to steal Lindsay’s stack she’s been reading when she’s done. 🙂

Any new song that you can’t get out of your head?
Podcasts have replaced my music lately…. Currently listening to Up & Vanished and NFL Move the Sticks 

What are you binging on Netflix?
Just binged The Sinner and Law and Order  “Menendez Murders”. I’m on a crime kick lately sooo if you’re into that those are a good start. Currently watching The Handmaids Tale, Sharp Objects, West World, and Casual. Background noise – Cougar Town, Friends, or New Girl. Currently waiting for Orange is the New Black and Castle Rock 

What summer series are you into?
The Bold Type

Have you seen a movie this summer worth spending $12 to watch in the theater?
Can’t tell you the last time I’ve been to the theater so I’ll have to say no 

new puppy mom, jams to the local music scene, balances family time and friend time like a boss, and loves musicals

What are you reading this summer? Recommend anything?
Lucky Charm
— perfect for summer and actually quite funny

Any new song that you can’t get out of your head?
Too many songs I’m obsessing over so here are some of the artists I’ve been really into — Sundara Karma, The Roosevelts, GRiZ, BoomBox, Fleetwood Mac, and Busty and the Bass. ENJOY!

What are you binging on Netflix?
Nothing on Netflix at the moment…. But Hulu — The Handmaid’s Tale. It is very dark, but very good.

What summer series are you into?
Always rewatching One Tree Hill and How I Met Your Mother — can’t get enough.

Have you seen a movie this summer worth spending $12 to watch in the theater?
I would totally pay $12 to watch Les Miserables in theaters again…

fresh outta high school, excited about what life holds for her, headed to SCAD in August, and she is one super cool intern

What are you reading this summer? Recommend anything?
Right now I’ve been interested in reading The Last One by Alexandra Oliva which is basically a mature version of Lord of the Flies meets Naked and Afraid. I love reading books that confront the role that the media plays in one’s perception of what is real. 

Any new song that you can’t get out of your head?
Missy Elliot – “Work It

What are you binging on Netflix?
Peaky Blinders
if you are into the 1920s England gangster plot with derby and gypsy culture! I’ve always been interested in historical fiction or dramas shows like Downton Abbey, Bridge of Spies, The Crown, The Kings Speech, etc.

What summer series are you into?
The Tesla Files 

Have you seen a movie this summer worth spending $12 to watch in the theater?
No, mostly because I don’t go to the movies. However, I will be definitely spending that hard earned dough to watch Red Sparrow & Mary Poppins Returns