Saturday, July 21, 2012

Underrated List #1

you know what really bugs me? when there is something or someone just so amazing and no one gives it/her/him/them any credit! so here is my toast to the things i can't get enough of that others have seemingly missed out on.

Kate Nash

kate nash is a british singer whom i have so much respect for. forget adele and try on some kate nash for size. she has a beautiful voice and sings so honestly about her insecurities and feelings, good or bad. plus you can actually understand the lyrics (which is something i tend to have trouble with). look up the song "habanera" and be forever in love. she also has some really raw and real songs like "mansion song" and "i just love you more." ugh, i love it! she had an album called "my best friend is you" in 2010, and it didn't make a single 'top albums of the year' list that i could find. wtf?! she may have more respect in the UK, but in this country i proclaim kate nash, underrated!


this 1999 movie is so sooo funny but also so clever! i always say that it taught me everything i know about the watergate scandal. they basically revolve the plot around deepthroat, the top secret source who exposed the nixon administration's knowledge of watergate. in the movie, two 15-year-old girls accidentally find out all the juicy information and feed it to the washington post. kirsten dunst and michelle williams are awesome in dick; i watched it last night on vhs, which was a throwback, and laughed out loud more than i thought i would. the soundtrack also has oodles of great 70s songs, and i just think they did a really great job on this movie! dick = underrated!

Cinco de Mayo

cinco de mayo is a mexican restaurant in the heart of downtown grand rapids. it was one of the first places i tried out when i moved here almost two years because i noticed they had a 32oz oberon special on mondays for $4! once i popped, i couldn't stop. not until recently did i try out any of their other drink specials - buy my oh my is the 20oz frozen sangria margarita (pictured above) delicious! they also have a frozen lime margarita that hits the spot on a thursday afternoon.
the food, service, and atmosphere are also great. and of course, they serve free chips and salsa. that should win you over from the start. if you're ever in grand rapids, go to cinco de mayo and see what i'm talking about! you'll love the colorful chairs and booths, the friendly staff, and although the food isn't the best mexican i've ever had, it's at least the second best in town. you can't beat the location, either! for some reason though, it's never super busy and i don't hear much buzz about it. underrated!

i really like promoting the things i love, especially when they really need promotion! i'm going to work on another post like this to share more. what people/places/things do you love that you feel are really undervalued? i'd love to hear about them!

have a great saturday: ) i'm crossing my fingers that i get to have a drink with the lovely colleen tonight!


  1. I havent seen Dick is so long! So funny :) Also love KAte Nash and now Cinco De Mayo :)