Mood Music. 

As explained last week, the lazily tentatively titled Weekly Shawarma series  is a round up type situation of what has been read, listened to or otherwise enjoyed during the week. Without further pomp and circumstance, let's get right into it.

1. Reading

Contemporary Reads: I got into "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories" by BJ Novak, otherwise known as Ryan from the Office and that guy that's maybe dating Mindy Kaling. I'm in the process of writing a review which will likely be up by end of the week, Safaricom internet & other writing engagements allowing.

Classic Read: Since Hipster Overdose is a real thing that has claimed several lives, I decided to break that up with Asimov's "Youth", which is a surprisingly easy read. I'm not sure why I expected it to be borderline clunky like Lovecraft, but I'm pleasantly surprised and looking forward to completing it. 

Throwback read: Did you guys catch Kevin Mwachiro's "Invisible" book release waaaaaay way back? I've been turning over my feelings on said book for a while now, since I actually finished reading it the same day it was officially launched. I dunno. The jury's out on whether I'll review it.

2. Fashun

If I had unlimited financial resources and no family to be ashamed of me, my wardrobe would be described as "Time-traveler from the 20s on speed". Or "Ugh, another hipster", depending on how much sugar was in your cereal in the morning. To this end, one of my favourite places on the internet is the ModCloth Instagram page 'cause gurrrrrrrl. 

For this and other reasons that require medication, when I found Pin Up Girl Clothing I was ecstatic. It's like a candy shop for my retro hypoglycemia.

Do they deliver to Kenya? Yes. Are the delivery charges about half the cost of the product itself (or more than the actual price if you want priority shipping)? Also, yes. So, y'know, boo and such. Silver lining: they have a dedicated gallery for stuff like this so at the very least you can find inspiration for looks and stuff then Toi/Gikosh your way to an outfit. So, glass half full. 

3. Listening to

I haz been rocking to Jason Derulo's "Tattoos" album all week, and dude is doing it. "Stupid in Love" and "The Other Side" are my staples here but I'm ok with "Trumpets" as well. Getchu a piece on my playlist below. Sidebar: the tattoos on the album cover over there are actually titles of the tracks on the album, as pointed out by popcrush. Yeiz.

Also, guys. Guise. Guyz. Sam Tsui. Shhhh. Just listen.

As promised, playlist here. For some reason, I can't change the SoundCloud settings to let playlists embed, but I am working on it and shall have one up directly on the blog soon. A direct player, if possible. By all means get your hopes way, WAY up. 

Honourable Mention

Bad decisions took corporeal form and possessed the internet this week as Blue Steel poster-child Jeremy Meeks' mugshot sent a great (ambitious) many of you spinning into "my love can fix him" mode. #FelonCrushFriday

Among other things. via Audrey Brooks/Facebook

Years later when scientists gather to study how astronomical levels of THURST scorched all that remained of the Ozone layer, you will smile a secret smile and know you did your part to help doom the human race. Congratulations. Backstory here.

Aite, that's it for this week. In a lot of ways, the shawarma posts are a way to share finds and keep the page updated. Obviously, the kinks are still worked out and *insert speech about fine wine aging here*. 'til next time. (rides into horizon on Hell Hound)

Alrighty then, folks, first things first, never underestimate the effects of stress on your creative juices. Second, never use the phrase "creative juices".

After a (stolen) two day vacation, your girl DJ Procrastination is back in full swing and let me tell you, my drafts folder overfloweth. I actually still have a pending article about Iron Man 3, folks, I haz a problem.

In an effort to better-person myself, I have committed to completing the following posts over the course of a timeline that will remain vague and free of accountability because it is about time. As I check them off the list, links will be provided to each item so I can rub it in your non-believing faces and welcome new readers to tour this blog far and wide. 

Let's get to it:

My thesis for a newly discovered creature prospering on the Kenyan landscape: Canis lupus androidus. Wait for this. It shall change your life. #GuaranteedNobel

Book Reviews
1. The Golem and The Jinni by Helene Wecker
2. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
3. Going Down River Road by Mejja Mwangi

Music & Pop Culture
Shingeki no Kyojin Post! I've been afraid to write this up because, how can you possibly do Shingeki any justice? HOW. For you though, I shall attempt to. It's what Eren would want.

戦い cinegoon

Weekly playlist update from my SoundCloud. There is such amaze music out there, you guys, like you have no idea ermergerrrd. Also included: anything interesting I happen to watch, which will likely be a reality show and you will like it.

Foodie Things
1. One restaurant review
2. One attempted recipe with actual pictures that I took. ...pray for me.

One event review by July 14th. See? Deadline. Progress!

...I'll figure this out. *adjusts pajama pants*

Adjusts suitjama pants, that is. thisiswhyimbroke

These are in no particular order so nobody bay for my blood (hello, 3 consistent readers from Thailand!). Challenge, ACCEPTED.

In the interest of sharing fantastical things that have existed on the interwebs, in book things and so forth, and lacking the time to do proper posts on them, I'm trying this new thing where I wrap up the events of the week in one fell swoop, tentatively titled "The Weekly Shawarma". ...because shawarma can come in a wrap filled with spicy deliciousness, so the post is the shawarma roll and the findings are the...y'know what? I'll change the name.

It made sense in my head. wikihow

Naming issues aside, hark the things that tickled my fancy this week:

1. Reading

Few things creepier than finding this on a page entirely in Russian. meandthefarmer

One Hundred Years of Solitude Finally completed the original Game of Thrones, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Wow. You guys? Guys? WOW. Expect a review as soon as I finish picking exploded brain matter out of my reading spot.

The Complete Stories of Franz Kafka I tried, good people. I really tried. The gatekeeper story, at the start of the collection, I got, but everything subsequent? Far too Kafkaesque for me right now. *badum tss* Seriously, it's like reading the American Horror Story script & skipping every other episode then writing a book report about it. Will try again. Eventually.

Also coming: a review of The Golem and The Jinni, because YES.

Sweet Valley High for History Buffs io9

Sidenote: Being in possession of the mentioned e-books, I would love to share them here but I'm unclear as to the legal mechanics of file sharing books. Shall research & return.

2. #CarTingz

Behold, the literal price of my soul. dupontregistry

Lamborghini Veneno Allow me to begin with the more frivolous/self-esteem crushing news: while you haters dubbed the Lamborghini Veneno the world's ugliest car, three of the four models created were being delivered to their final owners customized and fresh to death, the last one remaining with Lamborghini. Let's all remember that as we take public transportation later today.

Moving on.

Tesla Model S The Oatmeal does a most excellent review of the Tesla Model S non-pelican drowning electric smart car as only Matthew Inman can. Let the records show OHASZ supports all environmentally friendly initiatives and donations of Model S's can be directed to our business manager, Haji.

3. Listening to

Popular: I'm well aware that I'm hella late with this but Mr Probz's "The Treatment" (2013) is the truth. Seriously, listen to the Robin Schultz remix of 'Waves' then come back & say I steered you wrong. I'll buy you cookies. 

Personal choice: For some reason, Emeli Sande's 'Free' has really stuck with me this week. Get to that also as well.

Like a sir: Philip Wesley - New Day. Enough said.

4. Honourable Throwback Mention

Bonus! avatar.wikia

La Mujer de Mi Twitter's finest episode took off a while back with a frankly hilarious but kinda sad catfishing story, explained here by an intrepid reporter I have nothing but high fives for. For #KOT thoughts that will add minimum 5 years to your life, click here.

Aite, I guess that's it. Experimental shawarma post posted, to be refined & soaked in the finest procrastination spices for your enjoyment, Y'all come back now, y'hear?