It made me smile and laugh and reminded me of one of my summer songs, "Stagger Lee" by Lloyd Price. Have you heard it? It's just the kind of summer song that makes me want to jump in a convertible and cruise around or go on a mini road trip. The song "Stagger Lee" is played at the end of the teen beach movie, "Shag", which came out in the late '80s. It's a total fluff and guilty pleasure movie-- and I mainly like the movie for the dance scene at the end...but what I love is that "Shag" was filmed in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where I spent so many lovely vacations with my family (I'm crazy for the Carolinas...).
I'm not one to automatically run on the dance floor, but this song wants me want to dance...
Here are a few other things I'm enjoying this summer.... -Indianapolis Amy
Mexico - One Plate at a Time In my mind-- Rick Bayless can do no wrong. I'm enchanted by this show (know it's been around for a while)-- whether Bayless is in Mexico or back at his Chicago home. It's part travelogue and cooking show and he's such a master & so charming and enthusiastic about cooking..I'll watch him make anything. (p.s.- thanks mom for telling me I must watch this show and catch up on it. you're right!)
Nigella Express Nigella Lawson is my favorite food TV personality... She has fun in the kitchen and even though I've seen these episodes before I don't mind watching them over again. I can't wait to see her on the new show with Anthony Bourdain...
Stories I only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe I'm an '80s girl and my parents gave this to me as a birthday gift (they know me so well!) Yes, I've always thought Rob Lowe was beyond gorgeous but, this is a great book. This autobiography is full of Hollywood dish + depth... Rob Lowe's funny and smart and self-aware...I'm hoping for another book...part 2.
Apron Anxiety (My Messy Affairs In and Out of the Kitchen) by Alyssa Shelasky She's totally sassy (a former writer for People magazine) and sarcastic and the editor of New York Magazine's Grub Street (and writer of the Apron Anxiety blog). I loved her book about her relationship with a famous chef (Top Chef's, Spike)...and her beginnings as a non cook to becoming a good home cook (and seeking the kitchen as a source of comfort). There's plenty of dish and the book has recipes (yay!). *There is some salty language (and there's salty language on the Apron Anxiety blog too* so fyi if that's not your thing or if you're put off by it.-- I'm just giving ya a fair warning.* And p.s.-- if you're not reading Grub Street-- (and you like keeping up with NY restaurants, food trends) you definitely should! The link is above.
Indy Film Fest through July 29th. There's such a wide variety of films to see (including documentaries and shorts). Check out the film fest... I got the opportunity to watch some of the films in advance and you can read my posts on the Indy Film Fest blog. (p.s.-- along with a lot of other bloggers-- so check them all out).
*films showing at Earth House and Indianapolis Museum of Art (check out the Indy Film Fest blog for more info)*
What are you enjoying this summer? Books, TV, film... Do tell!