Baseball season has arrived in Hillsboro, and my nights are now a mix of up late nights after a game letting the dogs run around before bed, or a chill night at home catching up on the TV I’ve missed from the last week (or more). I love this time of year when the days get longer and we can comfortably visit outside with friends (and without masks for those of us who are vaccinated!) When I’m not cheering for the Hops or the Vancouver Canadians this month, here’s what’s been keeping me busy.
I am making my way through Project Hail Mary the latest book from Andy Weir who wrote The Martian. I am really enjoying the book and hopefully can push through this weekend with the warm weather to finish!
Between baseball and local elections this month I didn’t get as much reading in as usual, hopefully June will make up for it!
Besides the usual podcasts I discovered The Turning which is about Mother Theresa’s convent – Missionaries of Charity (MC). It’s pretty dark and crazy what was, and still is, going on for nuns in this organization. If you like a good cult story (as we all know I do) this will maybe fit that niche…
Most weekends we watch the latest episode of SNL with our friends in our quarantine pod. For the first time ever, the 13 year old DEMANDED we skip the musical guest two weeks ago when Olivia Rodrigo was on. He rarely asks to skip anything so we did it, sounds like we didn’t miss anything. And luckily we did catch Lil Nas X in the finale.
I am caught up on The Handmaids Tale and I really need to talk about it. WOAH. What a season. I am curious – if you read The Testaments are you enjoying this season more or less than previous seasons?
I also finally am catching up on the final season of Younger which I really enjoyed binging this winter.
Tis the season for Real Housewives! We just wrapped up Jersey (loved it, and Joe Gorga needs to CHILL), started New York – which is my favorite (really loving Eboni!) and finally the return of Beverly Hills – I can’t WAIT for all the Erika Jayne drama to unfold…
If you haven’t discovered Hacks on HBOMax you need to stop what you’re doing and jump on it. Jean Smart is a national treasure and she is as funny as ever in this smart series! On the other end of the funny ladies scale, I devoured Girls5Eva on Peacock earlier this month. It’s a sweet and funny series from Tina Fey. If you liked Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, this is for you.
My husband and I are really enjoying The Story of Late Night on CNN. I knew a lot of the stories since my dad is an uber Letterman fan, but I still didn’t know a lot of it. It’s GREAT. We’re also enjoying this season of Top Chef which had it’s best Restaurant Wars to date!
What pop culture got you through this prequel to summer? What pop culture are you excited for this summer?
Friends Reunion! I loved it!!!
Jen McFarland says
We’re also working our way through The Conjuring movies. We’ve realized that since they are set in the 1970s they look similar to the old horror movies we liked. And, it’s fun to read about the cases IRL after the movies since Ed and Lorraine Warren were real people.
Elizabeth Case says
I am not a horror movie person so have avoided them, BUT that does sound sort of good… may have to try it out!
Jen McFarland says
Yeah, the movies are scary. Kind of like The Exorcist. It’s all demonic possession stuff. Creepy and will make you jump but different from blood and guts slasher stuff.
Started watching Hacks after Jean Smart was so amazing in Mare of Easttown. God, we loved it. Hacks is just fun. My mom says I remind her of the writer 🤣😒
Christi Dodge says
I had no idea that you were a housewives fan. Another thing to dish on. We are loving Hacks and Girls5eva is now on rotation. Great post!