Of Note — May 3
Happy Friday from Naples, Florida! I came to visit my parents for the weekend. They have a condo here since the company my dad works for is based in Naples, and I’m looking forward to a very relaxing couple of days with them. I’m picturing good food, pool time, and maybe convincing my mom to get our nails done. 💅🏻
I am very close to finishing Crown of Midnight (the second book in the Throne of Glass series), and I imagine it’ll be done tomorrow by the pool (tough life).
Avengers, baby!!!! I went and saw Endgame on Saturday and really liked it! I’ve literally only seen 3 other MCU movies, so I’m sure a bunch of references and jokes and plot points went over my head. But even so, I love to be part of a pop culture moment and wasn’t going to miss this. And I really liked the movie! Despite a 3 hour run time, it didn’t feel overly long (I did take a brief 5 minute nap and completely missed Loki’s appearance). I laughed, I cried, I literally wore pajamas and brought a blanket to the theatre so I’d be cozy. It was awesome.
I’m really appreciating the podcast The Watch now more than ever. It’s another one from The Ringer, and they’re doing a Game of Thrones analysis every Monday. And they’re doing some recap of the show itself, but they’re doing a ton of analysis of the show with how it relates to television and pop culture on a broader scale. There aren’t too many podcasts that I feel are doing that (at least not many that I’m aware of!). As someone who’s very much a voyeur for the entertainment industry, I love learning more and thinking about the bigger questions.
Nothing terribly exciting, to be quite honest. My favorite Trader Joe’s salads, Chipotle tacos, chicken kabobs. Very boring and normal week of food over here!
Naples, the pool, sunsets over the gulf, pastas at Parker + Otis, Chris Evans, fat Thor, bringing a literal blanket to a movie theatre, a generous person sharing coupons at Old Navy.