Currents, December 2016


Drink: Nog me.

Food: Turns out Kroger Simple Truth boxed macaroni and cheese is BANANAS delicious. (Cheese sauce instead of powder, and full-size macaroni. A freaking revelation!)

Podcast: I can't get enough of Beyond Yacht Rock. If you haven't seen the show, you need to. The guys behind it, J.D. Ryznar, Hunter Staire, David Lyons, and Hollywood Steve Huey, started a podcast where they count down music genres they created. Some of my personal favorites: Divorcecore ("80s trend of Boomer artists writing slickly produced hit songs about divorce and lost faith in the ideals of youth"), Hard Organ ("organ-based rock"), Easy Wickening ("songs about the occult that do not rock"), and George Orwave ("paranoid, coke-fueled hits that flooded the airwaves leading up to Orwell's year of 1984").

Celebrity Crush: I had another dream about Milo Ventimiglia, but not because I've been watching This is Us. The pilot was okay, but the second episode had the mom trying to limit her daughter's calorie intake and I am NOT here for that shit.

Book: In my continuing attempt to cause concern for me by the members of book club, I've been devouring Small Sacrifices: A True Story of Passion and Murder by (who else?) Ann Rule and The Stranger She Loved: Dr. Martin MacNeil, His Beautiful Wife, and an Almost Perfect Murder by Shanna Hogan.

Project: I finished my 2016 Christmas card photo, now onto trying to finish my handmade Christmas gifts (my unthimbled thumb already feels like it has a second-degree burn).

TV Show: Watched the most recent season of The Fall (so good), started Westworld (I'm not the biggest ERW fan but they talk about the show all the time on Harmontown so I need to be up to date on the deets), and the new Gilmore Girls miniseries had super high points but also low points for me.

Movie: FBAWTFT was...weird. Super excited to see La La Land and Rogue One.
Obsession: Watching every HD version of the Nutcracker ballet I can find on YouTube, because tickets to the real thing are not in my budget.

Thankfulness: It snowed last week and my heart grew three sizes bigger.

Time-Stealer: Lighting all the tealights in my various Christmas decorations. Maybe it is time to buy fake ones that I can operate by remote. 

Worry: The same worry I have every December, that I won't be able to pack all the Christmas experiences I need to enjoy before the 25th arrives.

Fashion: I got a red beanie that makes me feel like a member of Team Zissou.

Music: Celtic and/or bluegrass Christmas music non-stop.

Wishlist: Up-close tickets to the Nutcracker. Everything was beautiful at the ballet, raise your arms and someone's always there...

Reminder: "My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me." - Imam Al-Shafi'i


Anonymous said...

There are lots of good things about This Is Us. Yes, they make a storyline out of the character's struggles to lose weight and some of it is played for comic relief.
But there's more good there than bad. Stick with it if you can.


Angela Shaw said...

I think you should give This is Us another chance. It's one of my favorite shows of all time and is full of real moments and surprises. I think you'll like it if you stick with it. If not, try The Crown or Young Victoria-Both amazing!