First up, I always look forward to summer because So You Think You Can Dance starts a new season! Though I find something a bit off about the contestants this year (maybe not enough emotion/connection?) I just get drawn into the expressiveness of dance and music. I spent one night youtube-ing previous seasons and couldn't stop! It made me want to sign up for dance classes right then and there! I don't want to ever perform, but wouldn't it be so freeing if you could have a choreographer help you deal with issues in your life by putting your emotions, wishes, dreams, joy, pain, confusion into song and dance? I think I should start a couples/family therapy idea! BTW, I can't stand other dance shows - sorry.
Next up, July was a huge anticipation for me for the new operating system for Macs - I'm such a nerd. I've spent WAY too long with sloooow technology and it was time to treat myself! I don't own an iphone so to have iphone type capabilities (like reminders, notifications, messaging) on my laptop got me really excited! And icloud! I just need a phone to actually USE icloud! Anyways, it's a great monthly love because upgrading OS AND adding memory ram to your computer is a frugal way to feel like you have some brand new technology! And it only set me back about $130.
Last love is this app I discovered. It's called Fooducate and it scans food items and gives you a ABCD rating, weight watchers points, better alternatives, and any warnings you should be aware of from the app researchers as well as from the public. I don't buy packaged goods very often - just meat, veggies, bulk foods, but it'll help anybody know whether that thing you've heard so much about, is actually healthy for you! Just b e s m a r t peoples! Yes, almonds are great for you and will get an A+ rating, but don't get salted, roasted, honeyed, smothered almonds! They don't mention that "these almonds are high in saltiness" and only focus on "almonds are full of great fat" and I think that's so misleading! Watch your sodium content along with all the others! Scan away my friends! It would've been so helpful that day we bought a huge jug of Naked juice. C rating - sadness, I got fooled. (Some Naked products are good; just be choosy!)