How You Should Have Fun This September
Go see these:
The Glass Menagerie, premiering Sept. 26 (preview Sept. 5), starring Zachary Quinto (played Spock in Star Trek).
The Tennessee Williams classic is going to be revived with a marvelous cast this month. In short, the play is about a mother who sends her son out to find the perfect gentleman caller for her damaged daughter. Surely nothing could go wrong THERE. If you enjoy masterful writing and family dysfunction, buy tickets here right meow.
The Family, in theaters Sept. 20, starring Robert Deniro, Michelle Pheiffer, and Diana Argon (Glee).
Just watch the trailer. By the end you'll be thanking the father, the spirit and the holy toast it's coming out in a month, rather than a year from now, like SOME trailers tease us with.
Listen to these:
Am I Wrong, by Envy
Girlfriend, by Icona Pop
Burn, by Ellie Goulding
Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin
I'm a hundred pages in and I can't recommend it enough already. Follow Max, all-around "golden boy" (read: over-achieving-can-do-no-wrong-pretty boy) who struggles to understand and accept that he is intersex. Add two highly successful and locally famous parents to the mix (one of which is running for office) and you've got enough tension and excitement to carry you through the book like you're skipping ten stairs at a time. The story is told from several characters' vantage points, which, like last month's recommendation, complements the "truth" of the story; you peer through the eyes of teenagers, a parent and a child. From multiple angles, a thing is seen more in whole. With the right author, this technique can make a great story come to life. Tarttelin is only 25, and writes like a seasoned champ.
Bob's Burgers, Season 3, premiering Sept 30.
For those of you who haven't boarded the Bob's Burgers wagon, you need to GET YOUR TICKET. GIRLFRIEND. Because it's hilarious. The writing combined with the incredible voice-acting talent make you wish this ridiculous family were real. As a self-proclaimed cartoon-enthusiast, I have nothing but ringing endorsement.
Nom on these:
Some fun food facts about September: It's National Blueberry Popsicle Month, as well as Better Breakfast Month and Chicken Month (I'm not making this up). Also, September is like one big food partayy because everything is in season, including but not limited to: nectarines, plums, pears, tomatoes, peaches, green beans, beets, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, eggplant, kale, peppers, corn, sweet corn, summer squash AND winter squash (screwy, ain't it?) SO, it's only appropriate that I recommend the following.
Blueberry Granola Breakfast Pops, recipe here.
You already know how freaking good blueberries are for you and how oatmeal has the virtual power to heal your soul, so I won't bore you with that, but SERIOUSLY, you're basically taking the most potently healthy multi-vitamin in popsicle form. Enjoy.
Cowboy Caviar, recipe here.
Since a jillion things are in season this season, you should probably combine as many of them as possible into the delectable creation above. There's no actual caviar involved so you just un-wrinkle that nose right now, little Miss. Snooty-pooty. It's as colorful as it is delicious, and honestly, you could make it for any occasion. It'll disappear so fast it'll make your eyeballs spin.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza Sticks, recipe HERE.
SWEET. BEATING. HEARTS. No explanation necessary. September's the best. The end.