Sherlock Season 3: It's odd when an entire season of a show can begin and end in one month but when there are only 3 episodes it's doable. But they were good ones. You can watch this season on pbs.org and the previous two seasons on Amazon Prime.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: I didn't discover this gem until Tina Fey was a guest. Now I've binged them all. I adore chatting with people who are funny during regular conversation. Jerry Seinfeld is the king of this. My favorite conversations include Chris Rock, Seth Meyers, and surprisingly Alec Baldwin.
Taylor Swift Thinking She Won a Grammy and Then She Didn't.
I Have Decided: My pastor led a message series about the four best decisions you can make in 2014. It was surely goodness and mercy.
One Word 2014: My word for 2014 is "waffle." I ordered this necklace to stay focused. It's scented.
The Goldbergs: I recommended this ABC sitcom to everyone last month. If you were aware of the 80s, then you can watch any episode and be transported.
Writing Music: Camping out in coffee shops means musical inspiration that doesn't necessarily lead to dance breaks. Enter artists like The Album Leaf, Olafur Arnalds, Dustin O'Halloran, Explosions in the Sky, Goldmund, Christopher O'Riley, and David Jalbert. Here's a link to my "Writing Right" playlist on Spotify.
The Power of Habit: Charles Duhigg's NYT bestseller is worthy of your time. It forced me to think about how I can better accomplish my goals by taking a close look at my habits. It was a fast and fascinating read.
One Direction Auto-Tune: No video has made me laugh this hard in a long time. And I watch a lot of videos.
The Popcast: This month on our pop culture podcast, Knox and I tackled the Golden Globes, Grammys, Bachelor, Woody Allen, American Hustle, Miley Cyrus, Ron Paul, Scandal, True Detective, Drake, Anonymous Commenting, Richard Sherman, Anna Kendrick, Arby's and more.
Short Term 12: Not only the best movie I watched this month but in my top list of all time. It's the story of Grace, a supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. The movie took South by Southwest by storm and is up for three Independent Spirit awards. It wrecked me in the best way.
What If The Characters of Parks and Rec Had Amazon Wish Lists
My Favorite January Tweets
Be sure to check on elderly neighbors to make sure they are warm and also delete the 25 stacked toolbars on their Internet Explorer 7.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) January 4, 2014
Someone else's booger is currently lodged under my fingernail, if you were on the fence about becoming a parent.
— Katherine H (@grass_stains) January 5, 2014
Unbelievable! Your weather app looks like my weather app! (Replace "weather app" with latte, burger, airplane, sunset, or baby.) #instagram
— samdavidson (@samdavidson) January 5, 2014
I will not let anything that will ultimately mean nothing keep me from experiencing what means everything. #21daysofprayer
— Chris Hodges (@Chris_Hodges) January 7, 2014
You can find anything—ANYTHING—on the internet. Except a lyrics site that doesn’t look like it was designed in 1995 by a 7th grader w/ ADHD.
— Tiffany Dorrin Olsen (@NotThatOlsen) January 8, 2014
I want y'all to know there's a showing of Antigone at my house right now because mandarin oranges have seeds.
— Erin Moon (@erinhmoon) January 17, 2014
Forget the to-do list; decide who you want to become. God's a lot more interested in shaping our hearts than organizing our days.
— Love Does (@lovedoes) January 18, 2014
Just heard a Cranberries song, and suddenly I was in my Camaro with the t-tops out, clunky shoes on, and 6 tiny clips in my hair. #ninetiesg
— Gretchen Bush (@Gbushmomma) January 20, 2014
Based on all the Laura Ingalls Wilder in my feed today, Little House books are Southern girls' main references on surviving snow.Linking up with the delightful Leigh Kramer to share what I loved in January.
— Elizabeth Hyndman (@edhyndman) January 28, 2014
What did you fancy last month?