fab five

If you’re in Dallas there is no question you’ve noticed how BEAUTIFUL the weather has been this past week. I hope you guys are getting the chance to go outside and really enjoy the breeze without melting from the heat or shivering from the freezing weather (it’s coming guys, it’s coming).

On to this week’s fab five:

1. Gangnam Style

Have you seen this guy?  Psy might be my new favorite internet star. This video has been seen 221,509,725 times since it was uploaded on YouTube on July 15th. This guy from South Korea has been on Ellen (showing Britney Spears the dance no less, watch here) and his song has been played on radio stations all over the country. Kiss FM here in Dallas played it during rush hour and I was jamming to it like it was the coolest song ever. I’m considering teaching it in my dance class, learning the dance and even learning Korean (ok that’s a stretch). Point is, if you haven’t seen the video, you’re missing out. Watch and let the song be stuck in your head all day, you’re welcome 🙂

2. Justin’s Fried Rice

On of the many reason why I married my husband is his ability to make some amazing fried rice. I can’t make it, ok I can’t make rice in a rice cooker (I need help, I realize this) so I’m happy that my husband has mad skillz in this department. He apparently learned it from his good CA friend and takes making the dish very seriously (including order of ingredients, timing, etc). It has no special ingredients and consists of the basic rice, veggies, egg, soy sauce and protein of choice so I can only say that it’s so good because of the order they are mixed in. Mmm fried rice makes me happy 🙂

3. Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean Saturday Night Live

LOVE this new R&B artist. Think of a mix of Miguel/Ne-yo/Maxwell/Usher all together. His voice is sexy and his music is good for, well you know. “Thinkin ‘Bout You” is his radio hit and he sang it at the MTV Video Music Awards as well as on SNL. This one is a good one. Click on the link above to listen and enjoy.

4. X Factor

I love the absolutely unnecessary drama of this show. First you have Simon, who, although resembles my uncle WAY too much, is always going to have something interesting to say. Then you have LA Reid who is a marketing music guru. Finally to top it all off you have the young, Disney girl Demi Lovato (who I actually like on the show) and the ever so hot mess Britney Spears. Britney is annoying and someone needs to tell her to watch her facial expressions while watching these auditions. The show is all about drama and finding good singers on a reality show which is why I watch it. I just hope the new host isn’t Khloe Kardashian- those ladies should not have speaking roles. Check out this guy. Awesome.

5. Flourish in Progress

Earlier this week I wrote about my experience at my first blogging conference. I heard this woman speak at Bloggy Bootcamp this past weekend and was probably my favorite of the day. Tiny, fashionable and very outspoken she had me laughing all through her presentation. I have since followed her on Facebook and her randomness is awesome. She started her blog after deciding to give up shopping for a year. Since then she’s been named as one of the best in the blog world. I can only hope to get there someday. Elizabeth Jayne Liu, you rock.