Monday Memos // 11

Listening:

I cannot stop listening to "Our Love" by Sharon Van Etten. 

The lyrics are simple and repetitive, so I tend to put it on repeat, AT HIGH VOLUME, and belt it out. 

It's all love
It's all love
It's all love
It's all love
It's all love
It's all love
It's all love
It's all love

Reading:

I just started "Modern Lovers" by Emma Straub. It feels (and looks) like the perfect, chill summer novel. 

From a Vogue article, "It tells the story of one summer in the lives of two families living in the leafy outer Brooklyn neighborhood of Ditmas Park."

"Straub’s books are by all accounts literary, but they aren’t tortured by an overly self-conscious, nebulous sense of literary-ness. 'You want to take my book to the beach?' she jokes. 'Take my book to the beach! Please. Tell all your friends to take my book to the beach.'"
I love this Leah Goren illustration on the jacket cover. (image via Penguin Random House) 

I love this Leah Goren illustration on the jacket cover. (image via Penguin Random House) 

Craving:

I have a love of sandwiches this week. Shared a loaded chicken and veggie one with my dad on Friday. Had a second serving of a roasted pork sample sandwich at my work on the same day. I just bought a loaf of Dave's Killer Bread, because it looked like a great vehicle for my craving. 

As someone who is usually all in on the salads, sometimes you just need more sandwiches in your life. I'm salivating at the thought of a toasted pb and j. 

This breakfast sandwich from Jessica Merchant's blog makes me want to cry. (image via howsweeteats.com)

This breakfast sandwich from Jessica Merchant's blog makes me want to cry. (image via howsweeteats.com)

Wearing:

I bought a fun shirt from Zara to mix up the blackness of my wardrobe. Fruit prints tend to be a common thread, still. 

Hard to beat for $10. (via zara.com)

Hard to beat for $10. (via zara.com)

Watching:

I started the show "Stranger Things," like much of the world, this week. It was easy to watch more than two in a row.

And even though I tend to avoid creepy television, this is worth the spook. The music, the scenery, the vibes and Winona, it's all supreme. 

Go Netflix, go! (image via Netflix)

Go Netflix, go! (image via Netflix)

Wanting:

More trips. Can I get an endless stream of free airfare? Perhaps paid vacation, too? I want to go to Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland (both Oregon and Maine) and New York City. And that is just the first few places on my mind, then there is the rest of the world. 

I have wanderlust. 

I guess I want amazing new luggage, too. (fabulous DIY via thehousethatlarsbuilt.com)

I guess I want amazing new luggage, too. (fabulous DIY via thehousethatlarsbuilt.com)