The National Park Service's Instagram account. Quirky captions, cute animals, and stunning scenery—what more could you want? The Dawn Wall documentary on Netflix. It's on par with Free Solo (a November 2018 favorite) but different. I'm still wondering how two absolutely stellar climbing documentaries came out in the same autumn about the same mountain rock … Continue reading March 2019 Favorites
I got the idea for monthly favorites from YouTube "influencers". They post their favorite things at the end of each month, which are typically products like makeup, workout gear, snacks, tech, and clothing. Their monthly favorites are usually things. While my monthly favorites sometimes include products I enjoy, I make a conscious effort to include … Continue reading Why do you post your monthly favorites?
Pottery. I took my first pottery class in January and fell in love!! Here is my first achievement—a geometrically-painted cup! I have happily continued classes and been mesmerized by potters on YouTube. This old interview between Elizabeth Gilbert and Marie Forleo. This old interview between Cheryl Strayed and Marie Forleo. The New York Times Op-Doc … Continue reading February 2019 Favorites
Lizzo's new song "Juice". Bump it at max level. The stories of promising millennials (who are probably psychopaths) disgraced by committing fraud à la Billy McFarland and Elizabeth Holmes. OK—they aren't my favorites per se, but the level of deception and delusion followed by a deservedly swift downfall makes for a stunning, whirlwind plot. I … Continue reading January 2019 Favorites
Boston. What a delightful city! The beau and I spent the first weekend in December exploring. Pando, or the Trembling Giant—a clonal colony of an individual male quaking aspen. The single organism consists of about 47,000 trees, spans 107 acres, weighs an estimated 6,615 tons, and has been living for the past 80,000 years in … Continue reading December 2018 Favorites
Free Solo. Alex Honnold's free solo ascent of El Capitan is one of the greatest athletic accomplishments in human history. This New York Times opinion piece sums it up pretty well. Below Deck, a reality TV show on Bravo (so u kno it's juicy) about the crew that works on super yachts. Season 3 is … Continue reading November 2018 Favorites
Weddings—my ONLY sibling, my big sister, got married this month! Goats might have made an appearance, now I have a brother, my sister looked F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S, and the unconditional love was felt in everyone's hearts!!! A Star is Born. No words, just me alternating between grinning like an idiot and crying like a baby sitting in … Continue reading October 2018 Favorites
Or, a list of bomb things I discovered last month (late to the game on most of them, classic). Aesop Rock's song "Get Out of the Car." Challenge me to a rap battle and I'll somehow fit in the line "true friendship in a tugboat way". (Completely serious when I say I memorized the entire … Continue reading September 2018 Favorites