Reading: Nathan Hill, The Nix (a loan from my friend T)
Video: Season 2 of The Crown
Audio: David Bowie’s Young Americans
Reading: Jeffrey Eugenides’s short story collection, Fresh Complaint
Video: The second season of Stranger Things and both seasons of The Good Place. I’m still basically housebound, and TV is my friend!
Audio: Lots of Spotify playlists, heavy on the 70s and 80s. Looking forward to Bjork’s new album.
When it rains, it pours. I’m still grieving for our sweet cat M., but there have been a few additional and unfortunate distractions: debit card fraud, a bad cold, and then a stupid slip-and-fall at home that has left me with a broken ankle.
I’m moving in a very slow and small orbit lately, so my “currently” list isn’t very exciting. Nonetheless…
Reading: After listening to a re-broadcast of Studio 360’s “American Icons: The Great Gatsby” on WNYC, I’m re-visiting this classic for the umpteenth time. Summer reading in the best and truest sense.
Video: I’m finally watching “Homeland,” a few years later than the rest of the world. Enjoying it very much.
Audio: Anna Sui’s playlists on Spotify
Art: For me, this has been the summer of Florine Stettheimer at the Jewish Museum.
Drink: Iced coffee made with my Toddy filter and carafe.
Eats & Treats: Fresh corn on the cob, as often as possible
Garb: New cheap-and-chic sunglasses from & Other Stories
Beauty Products: ILIA Beauty Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF in Kokomo. Love it, despite the name. Also, a sample of Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow: very subtle highlighting without the “Instagram face” effect.
Pleasure: Botanical garden visits. New thoughts about possible classes and presentations for the fall.
Worry: Our sweet older cat’s health issues. Please send a healing thought her way.