Fun Findings Friday #178

TGIF! This week was kind of a rough one. Ted and I had the best weekend in NYC last week but it ended with me having a horrible sinus infection by Monday morning. I felt like my head was in a tunnel/underwater for most of the week in addition to a stuffy nose and clogged ear, so I’m very much looking forward to a fairly low-key weekend to recover + recharge! It seems like a lot of people are dealing with some kind of sinus, allergy, cold thing too, so I hope you’re on the mend if you’re dealing with it too!

I also realized that I haven’t done a fun findings post since November (lots of fun Christmastime content + all of the travel content after), and am well overdue to get this series back on track. Let’s get to it!

Hamilton

I know this isn’t anything new, but I just need to rave about Hamilton for a minute. After buying tickets nearly a year ago, we FINALLY got to see the show live in NYC. Of course with all the hype, my expectations were insanely high. And you know what, the show WAY exceeded all of them! SO SO good. Admittedly, I tried to limit my listening to the soundtrack before seeing the show since I didn’t want to spoil things completely. But you better believe I’ve had it on repeat since I downloaded it at the airport gate for the flight home. Have you seen Hamilton or listened to the soundtrack? Let me know what you think!

Hamilton in NYC

Adult-ish Book

Raise your hand if you have moments where you stop and question whether or not you’re really an adult or  mostly wonder how you even became an adult in the first place. *Puts both hands up* My girl, Cristina, just had her latest book Adult-ish published. And guys, it’s the best. Remember those “workbook” type books you filled out when you were younger about your favorite things, your crush, first concert, best friends, etc.? Well this book is just that, but made for adults. Not only is it filled with fun places for you to write and/or doodle your memories and dreams, but it’s also filled with inspo for adulthood.

The best book for adults!

Google Translate Songs with Jimmy Fallon + Anne Hathaway

Always good times with Google Translate, and really any other online translation tool. Most of the time they get the gist of what you’re trying to translate, but more often than not, it comes back sounding quite awkward. This was definitely the case when Jimmy Fallon and Anne Hathaway used Google Translate to translate popular song lyrics. It gives these songs a whole new meaning!


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  • I loved that segment on Jimmy Fallon. So funny! These are great finds!

    • Thanks, Brittany! Jimmy Fallon’s show never fails to crack me up!

  • Shannon Paige

    OMG that book- I NEED!!! Congrats to your friend, what a huge success to have a book published, wow!! *thegoodthingscomin.wordpress.com

  • I’m so jealous that you got to see Hamilton! It’s on my list of things to see! I wanted to go for our anniversary last year… but I couldn’t get the hubs on board with the NYC ticket prices. ;)

    • Ah, hopefully you’ll be able to convince him soon. It’s 100% worth it! If you get the seats higher up like we did then you can make him feel better that you’re not dropping $900 on orchestra seats :)

  • I love the idea of that book! And I’d love to see Hamilton someday!

    • It’s such a fun book! I think it also makes for a great trip down memory lane to look back on years from now!

  • I’m really excited that Hamilton is going to start touring, because we couldn’t get tickets for NYC.

    • Tickets in NYC are crazy! I have a feeling the touring dates are going to sell out quickly too, so make sure to move fast! I know I’m already dying to see it again!

  • I AM SO JEALOUS YOU SAW HAMILTON. I play the lotto every day, and lose…every day.

    • Ugh, I’m sorry girl. Sign up for their mailing list and as soon as you get the email for pre-sale tickets you have to jump on ’em. That’s how I landed them!

  • AH! SO so jealous you got to see Hamilton! And I am glad it lives up to the hype.

    xx katie // a touch of teal

    • It was beyond amazing. It’s been a couple weeks and I’m still not over how great it was! I hope you get a chance to see it!