Finished In the Garden of Beasts yesterday. I’ll probably post on it later this week.
Also reread Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for my Weird Lit “class.” It’s so hard to divorce the Disney animated version from original. Of course, that version of the Headless Horseman scared the crap out of young me. For a few years, I was fairly sure that the Horseman was going to gallop down the street at me anytime I walked to my grandparent’s house…
This coming week:
Among other things…
My pick of the week:
Four Weddings and a Funeral, the series. I was dubious because the original film is one of my favorite rom coms. My friend Tania and I watched it at least twice in the theaters when it came out. I took a chance on the series, though, and realized that Mindy Kaling is part of the writing/production team. It’s pretty obvious that she has respect for the original and Richard Curtis’s films in general. There’s a lot of the usual rom com nonsense, but that can be rather comforting and satisfying.
Continued to do some writing/rewriting. Continued to watch some ultimate frisbee while doing so. Last weeks games:
- 2012 WUGC – Japan vs Australia – Women’s Pool Play
- Canada vs Australia – 2012 World Ultimate Championships
- Full Game: Madison Radicals at Pittsburgh Thunderbirds
- 2018 Eurostars Tour | Game 1 | Eurostars vs Heist
Long week. We’ve had 110+F temperatures in AZ since Thursday, which is unusual for May. Our AC was on the fritz, but was quickly taken care of by our landlord. We had some excitement Sunday morning (around 2am) when, seemingly, a firework set two palm trees on fire about a half block away. Luckily, the winds had calmed and we’re very near both police and fire stations.
As of tonight, Arizona is under a week-long curfew due to Friday and Saturday protests that took a turn. Whatever your feelings about what is going on in the US right now, whatever other way you’ve chosen to protest, help, or just engage in self-care, remember one of your most important civic duties: vote.