This Weekend, I Was British. Basically.

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I’ve said many times and I’ll say it again, I think I was actually supposed to be born half British. This weekend I followed through with what I said I was going to to do on Friday’s post and then some. 10 points for Sarah. I did all of my laundry, did the dishes, cleaned the entire apartment (including taking 5 bags of clothes to Goodwill), finished watching Scandal, made mugs, painted a new canvas and finished my book called Beautiful Ruins. It was beyond lovely.

Also, I’m pretty sure I drank my way through and entire pack of tea in 2 and a half days, hence the British thing.

I’m falling into another deep music phase. Neither are necessarily new because I’ve had phases with both of them before, but I’ve found myself falling into deep Amy Winehouse and Ellie Goulding phases (ALSO BOTH BRITISH I MEAN COME ON). I had Amy on all day Saturday while I was cleaning and doing things around the apartment (multiple dance parties commenced) and then Ellie on all day Sunday while I painted and made mugs (again multiple dance parties). I don’t even know what to say about these talented females. They’re lightyears apart in their sound and production styles but what links them together for me are their lyrics. They both have such powerful ways of telling their stories that make you want to listen again and again and again.

Here’s to another week of summer where we all count down the days until next weekend.

PS Beautiful Ruins was amazing. I highly recommend it.

PPS If you wanted to see it, here’s my painting from this weekend. I found the quote online while meaninglessly scrolling and fell in love with it. It has been added to The Wall which continues to expand with more and more pretty words.

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Ed Sheeran: The Coolest Brit/Ginger Alive

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Today I would like to pay homage to Ed Sheeran, the coolest and arguably most talented Brit/ginger man alive. If you haven’t heard his album + yet, your ears have been seriously deprived.

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His story is pretty rad, you can read all about it on his wiki here. Long story short, he went from being a school dropout, to a couch surfer and is now nominated for a Grammy for his song “The A Team.” Not too shabby. He has already won a few Brit awards this year and will be going to be going on tour with Taylor Swift in 2013. Can you hear the money pouring in? Cha-chiiiiiiing. You go Ed Sheeran.

But the thing that makes me love Ed Sheeran unconditionally in addition to his music? His music videos. Because he is sassy and hilarious while still being amazing.

In “Lego House” he brings in the one and only Rupert Grint aka Ron Weasley to play his stalker throughout the music video because they are basically twins. IDENTICAL TWINS. And in his video for “Drunk” he literally parties with a cat. He pre-games in his apartment with a cat, goes to the bars with a cat and then throws a party at his apartment with a cat. Who talks to him throughout the entire music video. He just gets me.

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+ (released in 2011 in UK, 2012 in US)

Singles: The A Team, You Need Me I Don’t Need You, Lego House, Drunk, Small Bump, Give Me Love

Sarah’s Top 5: Lego House, Drunk, Wake Me Up, This City, Little Bird (a bonus track on the deluxe album)

Song to cry to: Wake Me Up, This, Kiss Me

Song to dance to: Drunk, Grade 8, You Need Me I Don’t Need You

Fun Facts: his debut album sold a million copies in the UK and is up to 2 million worldwide, Jamie Foxx heard him ata open mike and let him use his studio (before he was even signed to a major label), and Elton John loves him. So he’s pretty much set for life.

Then he goes and does this and millions of people fall in love with him.

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