Of Note — August 31
Greetings from the Philadelphia airport, where I'm currently munching on Auntie Anne's pretzels and charging my devices as I wait to board my flight to Ottawa. I decided last minute (about two weeks ago) to spend the Labor Day long weekend with my family in Canada, and I'm so excited; it's been a little over a year since I've visited. Here's what I noted this week...
I finished my most recent book on my flight from Raleigh to Philadelphia — When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger. It's a spin-off of The Devil Wears Prada, following the character of Emily (played by Emily Blunt in the movie) several years after she's left Runway, and intertwining her story with two other friends in Greenwich, CT. It was snarky and witty and hilarious. I read it quickly and loved it all. Now on to Less by Andrew Sean Greer, which I've heard great things about.
My roommate decided to do a rewatch of Friday Night Lights, so I have loved jumping back into that show — it's been way too long. Eric and Tami are the best couple ever, so inspired by that, I've also been watching a bunch of YouTube videos featuring Connie Britton (including basically every performance of hers on Nashville). We're almost at the season 1 finale. Texas forever, baby.
I use the app Pocket Casts for my podcasts because the iPhone Podcasts app is so horrible. I have mentioned before my love of the program Desert Island Discs, but I thought that they only had the current run available on Pocket Casts. The show has been running since 1942 (!) and on the other Podcasts apps, you can subscribe to the archives, broken up by years, where past episodes are available. I searched one more time, and found that all the archive years are available!! Of course they don't have every episode, so I'm still on the hunt for Bill Shankly's 1965 interview, but it's been fun to dive in and listen to some of my current favorite people speak 30-odd years ago.
I mean, quite literally, I'm eating Auntie Anne's pretzel bites right now. But this past week I have been focused on making fried eggs. I'm still warming up to eggs (I avoided eating them for years), but they're so easy and filling. I've been determined to learn how to fry an egg, aided by my roommate, so I've had them for several meals this week.
Auntie Anne's pretzel bites with cheese sauce, long weekends, a gifted Team Canada hockey jersey, Eric and Tami Taylor's relationship, Liverpool at the top of the table, long drinks with pals, finally going to Mateo.