What a whirlwind month! Adding a new member to the family along with a lot of house guests meant my pop culture consumption was VARIED this month. Between a puppy and attending a lot of Hillsboro Hops games – here’s what helped keep me sane with puppy sleep deprivation in July.
I finished Nine Perfect Strangers the latest Liane Moriarty. I really liked it! I read the first chapter a couple months ago and put it aside but a friend encouraged me to keep going and I’m so glad she did. I loved the storytelling style.
We’re going on vacation next week and I have a large stack of books I need to pair down. Expect a lot of book and graphic novel recommendations next month.
I really enjoy OPB Politics Now as I’ve talked about before. And they just teased Bundyville which was FASCINATING. Especially because it’s focused on the Pacific Northwest and the white supremacist movement here.
I haven’t been listening to as many podcasts this month but I did discover The Argument, another New York Times podcast and I like how they provide a more balanced view than a lot of political podcasts.
On a constant rotation is My Type by Saint Motel – a client mentioned the song in her newsletter and it is a perfect summer ear worm.
So the whole point of Big Little Lies Season 2 was to get Meryl an Emmy right? I mean, the season was fine but having read the book I didn’t need a second season…
I’m really enjoying and trying to slowly consume the new Veronica Mars season on Hulu. Cliff has kept me from getting to really pay attention to The Handmaid’s Tale but I am enjoying (that’s the wrong word…) this season. I’m also trying to slowly savor the latest season of Queer Eye – the 2nd episode (Disabled but Not Really) was so damn good.
I’m not ready to say goodbye to Jane the Virgin…
Obviously the addition of Cliff demands a rewatch of Cheers. It’s about the right amount of show between potty breaks (but not always…)
I watched the first two episodes of Blown Away and it did not… I like glass blowing but the show doesn’t give you enough relationship between the artists or much background on them – that it’s hard to really care who wins or goes home.
When your friends 14 year old daughter is in a one time only performance of “The Chilling Adventures of Riverdale” a Sabrina/Riverdale mashup musical (YES!) you get to the show. It was exactly what you would expect from a junior high summer musical theater camp. Complete with about 1/3 of the kids knowing how to project so a PRETTY quite rendition of Do You Believe in Magic.
I had a great date with my husband to see Bag & Baggage’s performance of Much Ado About Nothing. I am sorry I didn’t see it earlier to get everyone to a show – it was INCREDIBLE. The theater does at least one Shakespeare a year but they always do an adaptation and this version included Benedict and Bertram (not Beatrice) and it was EPIC and lots of house music and dancing. Yup. It was great.