I’ve got a new little series for you! Teachingwanderlust is a blog I follow. She is much better at staying consistent with posts! Some of my favorites of her posts are the monthly round ups. Beyond the travel posts, sometimes it’s nice to read about some real life stuff. I also love recommendations for anything. My blogger friend does 5 categories: Around the Web, Books, Movies, TV and Music. I’m going to revise my categories a bit, because as Matt has pointed out…I know nothing on the web. “What’s a Dank meme?” So I’m going to nix web, movies and music, and add some different categories instead.
Note: This is clearly a trial idea since I am an unreliable blogger, but hopefully this will keep us in contact better:)
Books: Big news this month! I ungraded from the school iPad to a Kindle for my electronic reading needs. So I have been powering through some solid, and slightly less solid books. Here are two that I recommend:
Station 11: I was going through a bit of an apocalypse phase and this hit the spot. It took a while to get off the ground, but by the end I was having dreams about the post-apocalyptic world. If that’s your thing, get into it! Additionally, the author is Canadian!
A Man Called Ove: This book is sweeping the AISA nation. So many of my colleagues are reading it right now because we have a student who really embodies the grumpy characteristics of the lead character (in the best ways). That aside, I closed this book wishing I could continue living on the street I was so immersed in. Also, there is a movie of this one, but read the book!
TV: We just finished binge watching 5 seasons of The Americans. Bad name for a great show about Soviet spies. Give it the first season before you decide if you like it. I was ready to give up after the first episode, but I stuck with it, and am hooked! We have also started watching Crashing, which is a new HBO show written by the comedian Pete Holmes. Truthfully, I would know nothing about this show, but we listen to Pete Holmes’ podcast “You Made it Weird,” so after listening to so many, I feel like I “know” Pete. Crashing is a show about a stand up comedian starting out, but it is based on his life. If you like cringing on the couch because the main character is so sad…this is for you.
What’s Cooking: It only seems appropriate to write something about food since I spend 10 hours a day thinking about it. It’s about that time in the year that we start eating at our favorite restaurants “One. Last. Time.” Some of my trends this month are banana smoothies and baby corns.
Banana Smoothies are my new breakfast fad. The usually have banana, cocoa, peanut butter, seeds, milk and spinach. (The spinach is the best part! I just buy those frozen cubes, so they double as ice cubes.) In reflection, it is a pretty high caloric breakfast…but at least it has lots of healthy things?
Baby Corn: Embarrassingly, I just found out that baby corn isn’t just something from a can. (Obviously right?)Fresh baby corn is sooo yummy. Sneaking them into the shopping cart is a new habit, because every stir fry is better with baby corn!
Monthly Musing: This can be the category for the other things that deserve note. This month: Star Wars! Generally, we don’t watch many movies, unless I am on an airplane. In fact, Matt watched ZERO movies in 2016, the last one being Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Christmas Day 2015. I forced him to break his streak this month because I wanted to watch the newest Star Wars film. AND…after watching it, I decided we should watch them all! (I haven’t seen them all before) So now, each weekend, we watch one movie. Matt has researched the recommended order (Rouge One, 4, 5, 2, 3, 6, 7 coming soon. Skip 1)
Matt’s Musing: (After all this blog is about two of us) He is growing a beard!
I hope you like this new update:) Thanks for the idea https://teachingwanderlust.com/