I am a big Donald Glover fan. I think he is an amazing person — such a mega-talent. So I’m ashamed to say that I was late getting aboard the Atlanta train. At first it was because I didn’t have a streaming service it was on, and then I just got overwhelmed by all the other shows I had been catching up on. I am thoroughly on board now though and loving it!
I certainly have no idea what it is like to be a PoC, but I do know what it is like to be poor, and so much of it feels so true to that life. Highly recommend!
- Words With Friends
I just got back in to this since getting my iPad. They say crossword puzzles and word games are good for your brain because they help fight neurodegeneration. I would play them even if that wasn’t the case though!
The only thing I’ll say that I don’t like about the game is that cheating seems to be pretty popular among online players. I’ve matched with folks that bust out words that I reallllllllly doubt are things they just know. Azotes? Really? If you cheat at a game like that…who even are you?
- Christina Tossi’s Crack Pie
I own both David Chang’s Momofuku and Christina Tossi’s Milk recipe books. You may know them from PBS’s The Mind of a Chef, Netflix’s Ugly Food, or maybe you’ve had their amazing food in person. (If it’s the last one, I’m envious!) Well, I tried one of Tossi’s recipes for a special occasion, and it was a HUGE hit. Lived up to the name! Addicting as hell.
As for what it actually is? It’s kind of like pecan pie without the pecans — but shhhh, don’t tell Tossi that. Apparently she hates when people say that. 😛 In any case, it is a giant glob of sugary buttery goodness.
- Long-Term Fitness Goals
I’ve found that I’ve hit some plateaus lately, sometimes even struggling to keep my weight in check. I’ve probably gained 10 pounds over six months if I had to guess. I don’t weigh myself much anymore — I go by how I feel. So who knows really!
A way to help with all that though, is goals. Not ones tied to your weight or calories or anything that might make you feel frustrated or obsessive. Rather, fitness-based goals. I think short-term fitness goals are great and can help keep the grind exciting, but long-term is where it’s at. Train for something months out. Try a new sport with a goal of playing a game or competing.
I signed up for a 5k myself about a month back. That’s not very far to a lot of people, but I have a not-so-great knee and I hate cardio, so it’s a good “fun” goal for me. I’ve improved my endurance in a very short amount of time, and feel really good about that. Woohoo!
- I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer
I love Patton Oswalt, and like everyone else, my heart broke when his wife passed away so suddenly. It seemed so unfair for a person who brings people joy for a living to lose his own. I wasn’t familiar with Michelle McNamara’s work, but felt I owed it to Oswalt to read her book when it came out. I was blown away.
The book is so thoroughly researched, it’s mind boggling. She finds a way to be warm, personal, and respectful of the trauma these victims went through, and yet, she doesn’t skirt around the facts. She lays them out for you. The book is made even better now that they’ve caught the piece of garbage responsible for so many sleepless nights. It’s a must read.
Thank you for reading this list, pals. I haven’t been on top of this blog for a while. I’ve been busy with my 9-to-5, as well as freelance writing and doodling. So thanks for hanging in. 🙂