Happy Friday! Hope that you all had a great week like the young lady who had also had a special day at her sister’s wedding. This was such a refreshing story in a world where people get a little insane about wedding day “perfection.” Hope that it’s a trend!
Well, despite whether your week was less like a wedding than a reenactment of a scene from Office Space, we have made it to Friday! That means it is time to sit down with your speakers at a reasonable volume and check another “5 Things.” Enjoy!
1) Could the future of the universe be a dystopian society where music is banned? Coldplay and BTS seem to think so! Definitely an interesting collaboration. What do you think?
2) This week’s episode of the podcast 99% Invisible delves into houses that were once available to order from the Sears & Roebuck catalogue. It is a delightful investigation into DIY homes and that first link even shows pages from the actual 1908 catalogue. It makes me wonder how many of these homes I might have driven by over the years. Very cool!
3) For you folks with Netflix, I’d highly recommend the series Love on the Spectrum. The reality show follows single adults with varying degrees of autism on their search for love. It’s lovely and sweet and everything that I wish all those all dating shows for “neurotypicals” would be. If nothing else, it’s a good way to cleanse your mind of those disturbing images from ‘Squid Game.’
4) Speaking of Netflix, Seinfeld is ba-ack in all it’s “show about nothing” glory. I’m definitely enjoying a stroll to Jerry’s apartment to check out the episodes that I’d either missed or forgotten. My favorite episode, of course, features the “Soup Nazi.” What about you?
5) Lastly, I hope to encourage everyone to check out their local used bookstores. I ventured out recently to a much-loved used bookstore for the first time in over a year. Predictably, this included going a little overboard with my book shopping. These businesses have been dealing with decline thanks to online bookstores and then the pandemic as well. So, help a local business owner, get some instant book gratification, and discover some new authors/titles!
Okay, that’s all for now. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! Oh, and if you need some weekend reading for your ereader, I wrote a little book called Just in Time. Check it out?