Watching: I’m only mildly embarrassed to admit that I breezed through two seasons of Scandal over the past few weeks, and then, finding that my not-all-that-believable-D.C.-political-drama quotient wasn’t fully met, moved on to The West Wing. They’re different but both fun, with complicated characters and strong female leads.* I’m going to be, like, an expert on D.C. when I get there on Saturday, right?
Working on: Mostly, I’m spending my time right now saying various goodbyes, drinking the accompanying beers, and prepping to leave town, but I’m excited to have made some serious progress on an archiving project of my grandparents’ scrapbook. One book covers their college graduations and wedding in the 40s through seven children (!) I’m hoping to post some photos from it soon – there are some truly charming images.
Oh yeah – I’m also processing the almost 900 images from my Europe trip last year – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Sweden. I’ll almost inevitably do a poor job of selecting a small group and will bombard you with way too many at some point.
Recovering from: eating so much over the long weekend! In between barbecues and lobster boils (my first lobster!), I think I am still stuffed. Time to clean out the fridge this week and stick with salads and leftovers. I will miss Austin’s truly incredible avocados, for sure. Oh yeah, and Shiner’s summer seasonal, Ruby Redbird. That’s grapefruit beer folks, and it’s delicious.
Reading: Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point, after breezing through the three Lois Lowry books I will just refer to as “the post-Giver books.” I saw her speak at BookPeople in Austin in the fall and bought the final installment, Son. I was concerned about any kind of Giver follow-ups, seeing as how it’s my favorite book ever, but I liked these quite a bit and didn’t feel they took anything away from the magic of the original. Have you read them?
Anticipating: being in D.C. in a few short days. Eek! At least it’s making me really, really productive.
What’s up in your life, currently?
*Am I the only person for whom Netflix consistently recommends Emotional Dramas with Strong Female Leads? Ahem…well then.
(Thanks to Danielle at Sometimes Sweet for the original inspiration for these posts [and the reminder that it’s probably time for another one!])