Monday Memos // 41

Listening:

"Trampoline" by EZTV

"Egyptian Reggae" by Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers

"I Live For You" by George Harrison

Reading:

I want to read the new David Sedaris book "Theft By Finding." I think it will really inspire and resonate with me due to my own years of obsessive journaling.

"For forty years, David Sedaris has kept a diary in which he records everything that captures his attention-overheard comments, salacious gossip, soap opera plot twists, secrets confided by total strangers. These observations are the source code for his finest work, and through them he has honed his cunning, surprising sentences.

Now, Sedaris shares his private writings with the world. Theft by Finding, the first of two volumes, is the story of how a drug-abusing dropout with a weakness for the International House of Pancakes and a chronic inability to hold down a real job became one of the funniest people on the planet." 

  December 26, 1983  "This is my twenty-seventh birthday. I’ve been anticipating this age for a long time, thinking that when I reach it, I’ll make a big change. I seem old to me now." (image by Nicole Antonuccio via the AV Club)

December 26, 1983 "This is my twenty-seventh birthday. I’ve been anticipating this age for a long time, thinking that when I reach it, I’ll make a big change. I seem old to me now." (image by Nicole Antonuccio via the AV Club)

Craving:

In no particular order or rank: dark chocolate, sweet potatoes, parsley, nutritional yeast flakes, jumbo cookies, scrambled eggs, and scoops of ice cream. 

 Parsley illustration from Köhler’s Medicinal Plants, 1890. (image via PD Art)

Parsley illustration from Köhler’s Medicinal Plants, 1890. (image via PD Art)

 I dream of Jeni's. (image via  Goldbely )

I dream of Jeni's. (image via Goldbely)

Wearing:

Vintage Salvatore Ferragamo Vara flats.

For some reason I forgot I had these divine shoes, so I dusted them off this week. I lucked out in finding my pair in a thrift store about five years ago for a great deal. I was first drawn to the shoe by way of the blog Calivintage and her cool roof pictures. 

 (image via  calivintage )

(image via calivintage)

Watching:

"Friends From College" on Netflix. 

In between the Twin Peaks and Handmaid's Tale intensities/works of art, there are times for lighthearted, comedic shows. I watched two episodes so far and enjoy the chemistry of actors. 

"A group of friends from Harvard, played by Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, and Jae Suh Park, are facing down their forties. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another, "Friends from College" is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past."

 I actually found the show via Billy Eichner's Instagram—I always want to see what tv he's doing. Fred Savage (left), Nat Faxon, Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Jae Suh Park, Billy Eichner, Annie Parisse (image via David Lee/Netflix)

I actually found the show via Billy Eichner's Instagram—I always want to see what tv he's doing. Fred Savage (left), Nat Faxon, Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Jae Suh Park, Billy Eichner, Annie Parisse (image via David Lee/Netflix)

I also rewatched the end of "True Detective" (season one, duh—blown away by the scenes, story, acting, sentiments...) and "Catch Me If You Can" (a young Leo and Tom Hanks duo is hard to beat, plus Christopher Walken—woohoo!).

 My great grandfather "worked for Pan Am" when he was in the CIA. I wonder if there's any garb from that era floating around in some family storage? (image via YouTube)

My great grandfather "worked for Pan Am" when he was in the CIA. I wonder if there's any garb from that era floating around in some family storage? (image via YouTube)

Wanting:

In the latest installment of "I spend so many hours a week on Amazon and I can't get this _____ out of my head":

The Pandawell 8-pin Lighting Mobile Phone Fan, for quick, personal cooldown sessions.  

 (image via  The Strategist )

(image via The Strategist)

These key rings are nice looking, and my carabiner only completely closes some of the time now. 

 (image via  Amazon )

(image via Amazon)

This Mara Hoffman Tie Front Dress looks like a great summer wardrobe piece (if only it wasn't $350 more than I'd like to spend).

 (image via  rent the runway )

(image via rent the runway)