|"Banana phone has been ringing off the hook." by Jorey Hurley|
READING: I just adore Diane Keaton! Last year, I listened to her audiobook, Then Again, on my daily commute to work. Her writing is wise and witty, thoughtful and enchanting. I loved it so much, I jumped for joy when I found out about her latest book, Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty. She's wonderfully quirky and shares her thoughts on beauty, aging, and staying true to yourself. She even discusses her love and admiration for Diana Vreeland. Ugh, I knew this book was meant for me! Here's one of my favorite excerpts: “For me [beauty] is a collection of images and objects and thoughts and feelings I’ve gathered over the course of my life. Sometimes beauty, like today, is a closed book I can’t open. Sometimes it’s hanging in my closet. Like my Dad’s old sweater. Sometimes it’s a message saved on my voicemail. But one thing's for sure: all of it is personal.”
THINKING ABOUT: Did you know that Meg Ryan has signed on to voice the older version of the main character on How I Met Your Dad, the HIMYM spin-off planned to air this fall? Pardon the wordiness of that last sentence, but EEK! I know that means we won't be seeing her (she'll be the Bob Saget equivalent), but she hasn't been in a film since 2009. Oh, the horror! I initially rolled my eyes at the idea of a HIMYM spin-off, but if this means a Meg Ryan comeback, sign me up!
FEELING: Is it possible to feel fancy? Because I do. The Parsons Desk (hello, bucket list!) arrived last Friday and I'm absolutely smitten! Sitting down at the computer to blog this week was magical. I don't think I've ever been this excited to prepare snail mail or jot down to-do lists in my entire life and that's saying a lot because those are fun-tivities that typically leave me feeling overjoyed. I guess I just kicked my excitement level up a notch.
EATING: As soon as we moved in and got reacquainted with our household goods, Flyboy prepared a fat stack of his famous flapjacks for me. Yahoo! It's probably not our healthiest habit, but I look forward to eating pancakes each Saturday. In fact, I caught myself thinking about them on Tuesday night. So yeah, I'm pretty excited for another weekend doused in syrup!
WATCHING: You should really think about setting your DVR on Tuesday nights for Playing House on USA. My favorite TV besties, Jessica and Lennon, have reunited. Huzzah! I fell in love with this comedic duo back in 2012's Best Friends Forever on NBC, but I was devastated when m' show was canceled after its first season. Le sigh. In their new sitcom, BFFs Maggie (Lennon) and Emma (Jessica) decide to live together to help raise Maggie's baby in the suburbs. Their witty banter is just as perfect as I remembered.
LOVING: A sweet reader reached out to me recently and asked for my address. She works for Hearst magazines and sent me a mailer filled with glossy loot. It was unexpected and totally made my day! Thank you SO much! Y'all, I have the best readers ever. You're an incredibly thoughtful bunch and I'm constantly overwhelmed by your kindness. You have a way of making me feel special.