Of Note — August 3
The first week back from vacation is always a drag, and it's rained absolutely non stop since I arrived at RDU on Monday (we were delayed getting off our plane, and somehow it was the fault of the rainstorm). It's a whole week of getting my life together (unpacking, laundry, groceries, etc.), and I'm still not fully reassembled. Next week is my birthday week! 25 whole years old... I can't believe it.
I toted The Female Persuasion all around San Diego last weekend. I haven't had the chance to read much since I've been home, but I can't stop thinking about this story (I left off in kind of a dramatic place) and can't wait to jump back in.
Did I watch Mamma Mia on Netflix on Monday? Yes, yes I did. Did I go see Mamma Mia 2 again on Wednesday? Yes, yes I did. Am I almost certainly going to see it again this weekend? Yes! Yes I am! So sue me — I am obsessed with this movie.
All this Mamma Mia means that I've fallen woefully behind on my podcasts, so now I'm making an effort to catch up. I'm checking in on favorites like Forever 35 and ESPN FC, test running new shows like Total Soccer Show and Royally Obsessed, and officially deciding to cut shows out that just annoy me (sorry not sorry, In The Limelight).
I always see the marinated chicken breasts at Trader Joe's, but I've never actually bought it. This week I bought the Pesto Genovese chicken and ate it with brown rice fusilli and roasted Brussels sprouts; it was a delicious meal to carry me throughout the week. I feel like I've uncovered a new secret with these chickens and look forward to trying more of the flavors.
Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfriend, Lily James, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Andy Garcia, Dominic Cooper, Jeremy Irvine, Hugh Skinner, Josh Dylan, Jessica Keenan, Alexa Davies.