Books I finished:
- Sheila Heti’s How a Person Should Be (I thought I was really going to like this, but I felt slightly disappointed. I was reading it concurrently with Seating Arrangements, and found myself much more charmed with the prepster East Coast neuroses of Shipstead’s lovely book. This says a lot about how I am as a person: I want to read the experimental book full of sex, drugs and antics, but ultimately disinterested and lean elsewhere.
- Seth Greenland’s The Angry Buddhist
- Maggie Shipstead’s Seating Arrangements
Books in progress:
- Dale Carpenter’s Flagrant Conduct. This book is about Lawrence v. Texas. Let’s get real: I realistically am not going to finish this anytime soon but it’s served so far as a powerful motivator.
- Nicole Krauss’ The History of Love. Beautiful.
- Homemade shrimp tacos with mango salsa
- Tapas and sangria at Tertulia
- Chicken with beurre blanc at Chez Moi to celebrate Bastille Day
- Family-style Chinese dinner at Hunan Larchmont (shrimp, tofu, chicken, the works)
- Fish tacos from Oaxaca Taquiera (yum)
- Smoothies with our new blender (wedding gift—yes!). So far, have tried: Banana, Almond Milk, Ice & Strawberries; Banana, Yogurt, Ice, Peanut Butter; Peaches, Almond Milk, Ice. Looking for more ideas.
- Aperol Spritz at Eataly (so good)
- Frozen Greek yogurt with honey at the newly opened Yogurt Culture Company, aka the new food craze.
- Lots more coffee than usual; less green tea
- Limoncello from Brooklyn Social that was taken home in a plastic cup and enjoyed on the fire escape
- BREAKING BAD! Yes.
- Workaholics. Quite possibly my favorite show on TV.
- Ghosts of the Southern Wild. Felt like a Beirut music video wrapped up in a Levi’s commercial, but otherwise was promising.
- Melancholia. Emo.