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I love Ann Patchett. She’s absolutely one of my favorite writers and now she’s opened a little indie bookstore in Nashville, TN, called Parnassus Books.
If you want to see her talk about it on the Colbert Report well HERE – here is what the internet can do for you.
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
I’m so in love with the idea that little bookstores could be making a comeback I can hardly stand it. Fuck yeah! I want to open one. I want to be Meg Ryan in You’ve Got Mail. I’ve always wanted to be. I won’t be, but that’s ok. As long as someone is, you know?
New favorite show. GIRLS. SO GOOD. Fascinated by Lena Dunham and how she manages to write and act and put this whole show together and she’s such a little spring chicken at only 26. I’m pretty sure my head was still preeeetty far up my own ass at that age.
So, I have decided a few things. One of those things is that I am just going to write on this blog like it’s a journal. I’m listening to Anne Lamott’s newest book Some Assembly Required (a journal of her grandson’s first year) in the car and it’s working for me. I want to do it, too.
The other thing I’ve decided on is that I’m going to either watch or listen to at least one TED talk a day. This was actually Travis’s idea, but I’m stealing it. Sometimes when I go out with friends I feel like I don’t have much to talk about because I’m so enmeshed in this raising kids gig and who wants to talk about how Juniper loves to empty the sock drawer? TED talks are almost always thought-provoking (well, at least the ones I don’t stop in the first few minutes because they seem boring or I don’t like the person’s voice or wardrobe choice) so that should give me some good brain fuel. Also might help with my boring-ness.
Wish me luck.
One of my favorite things to do when I’m in full procrastination mode is put movies together in iMovie. I have absolutely no fucking idea what I’m doing but I’m amazed at how much I can accomplish with just a few “how the fuck do I do that?” google searches.
Here are my two most recent “movies”.
My friend Liz is full of good ideas. I love being friends with people who have good ideas; it makes life so much more interesting.
Anyway, she came up with the idea to create a website that would provide people with a way to express gratitude daily. Why? Because expressing gratitude daily will actually make you happier. It’s all scientifically proven and shit.
I believe in this project and so I offered to help where I can.
Go check it out.