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What We’re Listening To:

On Friday night, I caught the last 10 minutes of 500 Days of Summer after watching a series of shows that I was catching up on. I don’t know if anyone else, but me feels this way, but this film is definitely one of my favorites. I think it tells such a simple, straightforward, but also complex story about love and relationships. Too often after a breakup, people are always looking for a reason for why things ended. Honestly, I have totally been that person. BUT I have also been on the other end where when my friends had asked me my reason for ending things and I have said that I just knew it wasn’t a fit the same way that Zooey’s character did.

Regardless of all that, this film has an extraordinary soundtrack and one that I listen to pretty often. I hope you’ll all enjoy it as much as I did!

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Sleepover @ IKEA for the Night

For one night only, IKEA is letting you live out that scene from 500 Days of Summer on August 31, 2014. In a partnership with Airbnb, IKEA is letting the families of three winners stay overnight at their store in Tempe, Sydney. The store has decked out three promotional rooms for this event and while we don’t have any photographs, we know it’s something that most would be thrilled to have the chance at doing. The three themes? Rustic charm, inner city living and modern elegance. So how much does it cost to stay in one of these rooms? 12 Australian dollars.

“Airbnb gives people access to the most unique listings around the world from treehouses to yurts to villas, and now we’re adding Ikea to the list,” Eva Ross, Local Operations Lead at Airbnb Australia, said in a statement. “The experience is sure to thrill any guest.”

There’s one proviso in the fine print: “By entering, you agree to be part of an event that will be covered by the media,” it says. “Oh, and that you will be woken in the morning in a remarkable way. Nothing frightening — we promise!”


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Iconic 500 Days of Summer Bench Closed to Public

Not too long ago, I wrote a post about how I wanted to revisit some of the sights from one of my favorite movies 500 Days of Summer. Today, I learned some disappointing news that the iconic bench at Angel’s Knoll has now been closed off to the public due to state cutbacks.

Um, what?

Webb has expressed his sadness upon hearing of the closure, saying: “I don’t know enough about civic agencies, and God knows budgets are difficult things to manage, and, let’s be honest, maybe there are better things to spend money on.

“But you know what? I’ll miss my bench.”


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500 Days of Summer Tour



I think I have found my next vacation!

Before I even watched 500 Days of Summer, I knew I was going to love the movie. It wasn’t because Zooey was the manic indie pixie dream girl I always aspired to be or the fact that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has the nicest looking face in the world. I’m really no different than the person next to me. I just love love, k? Is there something wrong with that? Not at all. So to put it simply, I knew I was going to like this movie because I was Joseph Gordon Levitt. I believe in “the right person” for everyone and when he questioned Zooey’s wishy-washy ways I was right there with him. Why couldn’t the girl make up her mind? Everyone has one of those in their lives…

500 Days of Summer will always be one of my favorite movies. If not for the story line, the cinematography or even the soundtrack. Another reason would have to just be the sights. That’s why when I stumbled upon a site today that highlighted every single location the film was shot at, I knew that this was the next step I needed to take.

The 500 Days of Summer tour (that I just turned into a tour) can be looked into further here.

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A Collection Part 30

A Softer World

Happy spring readers! We’re long overdue for a Collection post so I thought I would leave you with one before I embark on the rest of my spring break venturing for the week. It’s definitely shorter than usual, but still packed with pretty pictures. I wanted to kick off this collection post with a comic from one of my favorite sites, A Softer World. Together, they are the perfect combination of beautiful photography and witty thoughts.


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IKEA Takes the Next Level

photo cred | The Frisky

When people tell me that they despise going into IKEA, I know that they are lying. I think to myself, “That’s just not healthy. Lying is not healthy.” (There’s that logic again…) How can you hate IKEA? What, you hate modern furniture? You don’t like to eat while you shop? You don’t like to have the satisfaction of putting something together with your hands? You don’t like owning a piece for your home that would actually cost more somewhere else? That’s ludicrous.

I kid I kid. If you’ve got reasons for not liking IKEA, then I’m sure they are justified. I’m going to confess to you right now that I kind of love it. My furniture is not all that modern; everything is really square, but that’s the way I like it. I don’t eat anything when I shop at IKEA because it’s not the same as Costco and I’ve only put one piece together out of the six things I own. When I step into the store, I feel like Summer without my Tom, but I know the experience that went down there and I want that.

IKEA has just announced that I can take my experience to the next level (if I so desire) by purchasing an IKEA home. Working with design firm, Ideabox, the two will produce “eco-friendly prefabricated homes.” These one-bedroom units will be furnished in EVERYTHING IKEA and will be sustainable and green. Prices are $79,500. Not bad…

The only downside to this idea is that any decoration or furniture that you add to it on your own won’t match, but then again…you’ve got a fully furnished house.


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500 Days of Summer: Why Summer Finn Made A Huge Mistake

I don’t think I could ever get tired of watching 500 Days of Summer. I’m not exactly sure if I could call it my favorite movie like Definitely, Maybe, but it’s pretty close. It’s at least under the Top 5. It doesn’t matter where the movie is playing, I will always choose it. Debating between movie picks at a friends house? 500 Days of Summer. 500 Days of Summer or continuing the Oxygen Glee marathon? 500 Days of Summer. 500 Days of Summer or a friend’s 4th of July BBQ? Leave the BBQ early to go home and watch 500 Days of Summer. Yes, that actually happened. Judge me.

Tonight, I feel like I paid more attention to the movie on E! than I usually do. While I do believe that both Summer and Tom have had their ups-and-downs in the film, ultimately, Summer made a huge mistake in not choosing Tom. In fact, that’s the only opinion I have while watching the film up until those last five minutes. If you have not yet seen the movie, you better stop reading now because I’m about to spoil it for you hard in paragraphs to come.

First off, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a catch and so is his character Tom.

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Other Videos You Need To Watch Today

So I ran into a little hiccup earlier today that has kept me from posting on Yow Yow.

It was a slow news day anyways, but not for new viral videos!

I’ve heard multiple covers of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” but nothing compares to this performance by 15-year old Park Ji Min. This rendition performed on the Korean singing competition  K-Pop Star (like our American Idol, The Voice, X-Factor) is what everyone is talking about today!


Picture this. You’re out with your friends on a weeknight at some bar when it just happens to be karaoke night! Drake and Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?” Yes, please! That’s my jam right there. You get on stage and oh! Drake joins you to rap his verse!

Bound to be the best night ever, right?


Two of my favorite movie characters Summer and Tom reunite to sing this New Year’s duet originally sung by Nancy Wilson. Swoon.


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Matthew Gray Gubler for Mr Porter

It is really no secret that I have a huge crush on Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds, 500 Days of Summer.) I think my heart melted a little when I came across this photo shoot for MR PORTER. I would totally be guaranteed a hipster wedding…

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My Favorite Hipsters

Ever since Dov Charney announced the hipster era was “out” several months ago, I became concerned. As a part-time hipster, I guess I don’t really understand how it can go out of style. Being a hipster is not just about the fashion or the music. It is a culture. It is a way of living.

Okay, who are we kidding? While I accept the hipster lifestyle, there’s still something about it that makes me giggle. I actually am amused by the hipster culture. While the rest of the world slash the bros at my school find that it is something to joke about, you’d be surprised at how ahead of the game they are. Hipsters all over have paved the way for various trends that began years ago, but are just now turning mainstream as described in a recent Flavorwire post. When I think of this, I am reminded of the scene from The Devil Wears Prada when Miranda puts Andy in her place by telling her that her retail store sweater was hand picked for her by the people in that room because they made that sweater what it was. I know that that movie has nothing to do with hipsters, but all you need to know is that the hipsters ARE Miranda.

Below are some of my favorite hipsters of our time today:

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman has been a bad ass ever since she made her acting debut back in 1994 with The Professional. Since then, she has blown us away with her acting abilities and even her rapping skills. She may have portrayed hipster-ish character Sam in Garden State, but we know that she’s a true one at heart. Natalie is a Harvard grad, vegetarian, and an activist!

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A Collection Part 21

Slowing down your computers…one image at a time. I was planning on saving this post until next year, but it’s been 3 months since the last collection! I didn’t think it would be fair. Also, I’m pretty sure that these pictures sum up my last fall quarter perfectly. Enjoy!

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In the News…

– Mr. Teddy Bear himself, Jorge Garcia, will be making an appearance on the upcoming season of How I Met Your Mother. Jorge is most known for his role as Hugo “Hurley” Reyes on Lost. [Source]

Lauren Conrad will be returning to MTV for a new reality show. The series will focus on her professional career as opposed to …well… what The Hills was known for. More info will be released next week. [Source]

Pauly D. will be getting his own spin off from the hit series Jersey Shore. The show will be about what Pauly D. off of the show, which is being a DJ. [Source]

Florence + The Machine will re-release their debut album “Lungs” on November 15th. The new album will feature the new song “Heavy In Your Arms” also on the new Twilight soundtrack as well as songs from the first album remixed. [Source]

Catfish – a documentary that I happen to find intriguing.

Chloe Moretz [the little girl from Kick Ass and the sister from 500 Days of Summer] will star in the film adaptation of the comic “Emily The Strange.”

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden are reportedly getting married this December.

– Actress Hayden Panetierre will portray Amanda Knox in the new Lifetime movie.

– Did you know that Kristen Bell used to date Matthew Morrison AKA Glee’s Will Schuester back in college?

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Taylor Swift’s alma mater high school, Henderson High School, has decided to name their school auditorium after the singer. Taylor only studied there for her freshman and sophomore year of high school. [Source]

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