the vibe for the last week has been extremely …. teen. I cant explain it. all roads lead to an absolute regression (or is it a profound return?) to adolescence.
and it would be funny, or weird, or whatever, if it weren’t for the fact that Justin Bieber is BACK and that he’s now unfortunately extremely relevant to me in several ways.
as i’m sure most of you are aware, Changes is here. before i could listen once, i think i got three separate texts from emily asking if i’d listened yet. so i’ll paint a picture for you - cruising down the baja coast, turkey sandwich in hand, listening on Apple Music with the lyrics feature ON for quick memorization, sharing earbuds with jack (he pulled them out like halfway through the album). marital bliss feels a lot like being 16!
the album, on its own, is fine lol. it’s like … funny. classicly Bieber. it’s peak earnest. i wouldn’t say i’ve ever been a belieber but it’s impossible to not love him. and it’s even more impossible not to love him and hailey. i’m totally obsessed with them as a couple, and it’s easy to see why he loves her so much.
I mostly love how protective Hailey is of Justin, and when Jack came down with the flu last weekend, it was really all I could think about!! i’ve never felt more “Justin and Hailey” than feeding Jack his first lypo-spheric vitamin C packet and running to source 5 different kinds of soup. while jack was sick, we watched Seasons, the companion docu-series to Changes, which, if you haven’t seen is a must. the doc has great Hailey content, heavily features their hyperbaric oxygen chamber and their like 8 random pets, and gives a truly essential perspective on the album. the last episode of Seasons airs tonight, and i’m looking forward to more relaxing programming than last night’s debate. (noteworthy: hailey is a bernie supporter!)
while we’ve been savoring the series, i’ve been playing Changes on … repeat. I love the vocal expression, the vibe, all of the love behind it. I just drive around listening to it over and over, picturing Hailey listening to it too while doing leg lifts or the stairmaster and just smiling to herself being like “Yeah babe!” and it makes me smile too. it brings me closer to their love! which, as a fan, is huge.
(I still want to watch the Zane Lowe interview with Justin. It’s like 45 minutes long. Incredible.)
Other things that have made me feel teen (synonyms being young, COOL, full of life, etc)
getting my second lobe piercing at Meijuri on Melrose!
… and immediately followed it with a peek in Glossier. Thinking about getting this seafoam eyeliner. Does anyone have a promo code they want to share before I buy? Lemme get you those REWARDS!
sorry to be so materialistic but I also .. got … these from the Sandy Liang x Vans collection.
In Jack’s illness we also watched CHEER. Would love to discuss, so give me a shout back with your favs.
I started reading Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead for Junior High LA’s book club! I’m not sure I’ll be finished by the time of the meeting tonight and I’m enjoying this book too much for any spoilers, but I hope I can make it to a meeting soon!
Painted my nails HOT PINK since they’re finally getting long and strong again. good omen for spring.
And maybe the most teen thing was having Celia in town. My most teen friend and ilysm!!!
sending all love, all the time!