Monday Memos // 15

Listening:

"Monocycle With Leandra Medine" A podcast by Man Repeller. 

These episodes are very short, usually about 10 minutes long, but hit you with some truth, some reality and most often some humor. I pretty much love everything Medine (and Man Repeller) does, so this comes as no surprise. 

Laugh, cry, think... listen to it. 

 The "Oh Boy" podcast is superb, too! (Logo illustration by  Kelly   Shami  and image via  manrepeller.com )

The "Oh Boy" podcast is superb, too! (Logo illustration by Kelly Shami and image via manrepeller.com)

Reading:

I finished "Modern Lovers" on Saturday, so I am ready for my next book. I've got two sitting on my bedside table but cannot decide which one to begin first. 

"All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr - "the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II."

"When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi - "this inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?"

 Both sound like emotional investments. (image via  n  pr.org )

Both sound like emotional investments. (image via npr.org)

Craving:

Oatmeal cookies. Specifically "Alyssa's Healthy Vegan Bites." 

I bought this pack of cookies on a whim from Publix. A week later I went back for two more packages. Full of oats, cranberries, nuts, cinnamon, coconut and more, they aren't too sweet and have been a perfect after-lunch snack they doesn't make me feel horrible. 

They pair perfectly with an iced coffee with almond milk, too. I want to try the other flavors--dark chocolate almond sounds like something I would love.

 So chewy. (via  alyssascookies.com )

So chewy. (via alyssascookies.com)

Wearing:

Adidas SUPERNOVA SEQUENCE BOOST 8 SHOES.

A mouthful of a title. 

About every six months I get a new pair of running shoes. This is not a shoe addiction thing, but due to the fact that I wear them out quickly. I have read that one should replace their shoes after 400 to 500 miles. I easily log 1,500 miles a year. Sorry, is this humblebragging? 

Anyways, I got a new pair of Adidas recently, and though I have no brand loyalty, these are the most comfortable pair I have worn in years. I feel a definite renewed spring in my step, or jog. Plus, Adidas always look chic. I've always pined after the Stella McCartney x Adidas collaboration pieces. 

 Supportive heaven and of course I bought them at a significant discount. (via  adidas.com )

Supportive heaven and of course I bought them at a significant discount. (via adidas.com)

Watching:

On Saturday I saw the new Todd Solondz movie "Weiner-Dog."

It was funny, strange, disturbing, sweet and absurd. The story of various characters linked together by an adorable dachshund, the cast was superb: Ellen BurstynKieran CulkinJulie DelpyDanny DeVitoGreta GerwigTracy Letts and Zosia Mamet. 

We saw it in a small, local theatre with a dozen or so other viewers, and the laughter from a particular group up front made me like it even more. The colors, typography and score were just right, too. 

 "Filmmaker Todd Solondz has been packing the art houses and subsequently bumming out his audience since the release of his 1995 dark comedy  Welcome to the Dollhouse ."  Read more here . (interview and image via  phillymag.com )

"Filmmaker Todd Solondz has been packing the art houses and subsequently bumming out his audience since the release of his 1995 dark comedy Welcome to the Dollhouse." Read more here. (interview and image via phillymag.com)

Wanting:

I am in perpetual want of more beautiful shoes. The Loeffler Randall newsletters have been taunting me lately. These creations are works of art. I'll let the images do the talking. 

 CLARA ANKLE-TIE PUMP (via  loefflerrandall.com )

CLARA ANKLE-TIE PUMP (via loefflerrandall.com)

 ISLA SLIM ANKLE BOOTIE (via  loefflerrandall.com )

ISLA SLIM ANKLE BOOTIE (via loefflerrandall.com)

 GREER BOOTIE (via  loefflerrandall.com )

GREER BOOTIE (via loefflerrandall.com)

 JASPER TASSEL OXFORD (via  loefflerrandall.com )

JASPER TASSEL OXFORD (via loefflerrandall.com)