June 2020 | Monthly Faves

Please note: this post contains affiliate links. This means if you purchase a product I link to, I will receive a small commission at NO additional cost to you! Affiliate links are one of the few sources of income that allow me to run this blog. :)

I love June for a number of reasons:

  1. It's my birth month.

  2. It's the first real SUMMER month.

  3. It feels optimistic to me.

#3 has been ingrained in me for years now, dating back to my school days. June was always the month I got out of school, so it felt optimistic to methe beginning of a series of relaxation, sunshine, and friends. I was never a fan of August because that was the last full month of summer fun, and school loomed in the near future like a dark cloud, tainting my experiences. (Maybe a little dramatic?)

I must say, this month was packed to the brim with events and memories. I hope you are enjoying your summer just as much as I am!

1. TV SHOW: The Vampire Diaries

Okay, so yeah... no secret here.

The Vampire Diaries is my favorite show, right up there with Charmed. (Charmed has more sentimental value to me, but The Vampire Diaries is superior in terms of production).

I was going to choose SpongeBob SquarePants as my monthly fave because I just started watching the series from its beginning on Prime Video in June. And it has been entertaining! I'd say more so in the sense of distraction when I just want to take it easy, or as background noise when I'm working on something. I couldn't choose it, though, because I didn't BINGE watch it and crave the next episode in the way I did The Vampire Diaries...

I've already seen The Vampire Diaries before (and more than once!). This time, I convinced Thomas to watch it with me, though! It's funnythis was Thomas's evolving opinion:

  • First few episodes: "I'm not sure... I'm still getting a feel for it."

  • Then: "Okay. It's interesting."

  • By mid-season or so: "Fine. It's good."

  • The season finale, at like 1 am: "NO!! We need to watch season 2!"

This GIF represents it well. 👇

ONE MORE THING!!! As I was looking for a cover photo to represent The Vampire Diaries, I came across rumors that there MAY BE A SEASON 9 COMING OUT?! What? Can this be true??? This is recent news too...

I've done some research, but