Monday Memos // 21

Listening:

"Awesome Etiquette" with Lizzie Post and Daniel Post Senning of the Emily Post Institute.

I have always been a fan of advice and etiquette. Columns, books and blogs, I enjoy some Q&A sessions (Dear Sugar, Social Q's, Savage Love...). So, in my rotation of podcast listening, I like putting on "Awesome Etiquette." The hosts, Lizzie and Daniel (relatives of Emily Post), are really sincere and thoughtful. Plus, I feel like I am becoming a better host, neighbor and friend through listening. 

I wonder what it is like at the Emily Post Institute? (via emilypost.com)

I wonder what it is like at the Emily Post Institute? (via emilypost.com)

Reading:

(I'm a little more than halfway done with "The Mothers" and it is incredibly gripping. I cannot wait to see how it ends.)

Things I loved reading recently from McSweeney's (with some particularly humorous and painfully real social commentary):

OBITUARIES FOR TEENAGE GIRLS IF THEY ACTUALLY DIED WHEN THEY SAY THEY’RE DYING

AMERICA, THEN AND NOW

CONCRETE ACTIONS PROGRESSIVES CAN TAKE DURING TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY 

DESSERTS SERVED TO OVERCONFIDENT JERKS

I love everything they do. (image via kickstarter)

I love everything they do. (image via kickstarter)

Craving:

Sweet potatoes. 

I've been making a lot of baked sweet potato fries, I've been stealing a lot of sweet potato fries off my beau's plate, and I've been ogling a lot of sweet potato recipes online. 

I'm especially intrigued by various breakfast and whole30-inspired recipes with baked sweet potatoes + nut butter (combining last week's craving with this week). I think I'm going to have to try it. 

I love Monique (Ambitious Kitchen) and her recipes always make me drool, especially this "Breakfast Baked Sweet Potato with Almond Butter, Banana & Chia." (image via ambitiouskitchen.com)

I love Monique (Ambitious Kitchen) and her recipes always make me drool, especially this "Breakfast Baked Sweet Potato with Almond Butter, Banana & Chia." (image via ambitiouskitchen.com)

Wearing:

Pins. 

I've always loved a little piece of flare. Whether fun, cheeky or provocative, I've been adding a little piece to my daily rotation. Most recent: My best friend adores bacon. We also work Sunday brunch every week. So, I bought him a bacon pin and myself a pair of eggs.

I got this pin at Moorea Seal in Seattle and it feels very relevant. (via mooreaseal.com)

I got this pin at Moorea Seal in Seattle and it feels very relevant. (via mooreaseal.com)

I love that little slice of cake from StudioDIY. (via studiodiy)

I love that little slice of cake from StudioDIY. (via studiodiy)

Watching:

"This Is Us."

The solution for my missing Parenthood and Gilmore Girls. I cry pretty much every time I watch it and I can appreciate that. Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia are superb and dreamy. I want to watch it every single day. 

I really like the weaving of stories. (image via hollywoodreporter)

I really like the weaving of stories. (image via hollywoodreporter)

Wanting:

To see so many movies. 

I having an ever-expanding list of movies I want to see (whether in the theaters now or showing at Sundance, etc.). I feel like this ebbs and flows, and right now there seem to be so many worthy picks. 

An obvious choice (Ryan Gosling). (via imdb)

An obvious choice (Ryan Gosling). (via imdb)

"20th Century Women." I love Mike Mills' movies ("Beginners," "Thumbsucker"). (via indiewire)

"20th Century Women." I love Mike Mills' movies ("Beginners," "Thumbsucker"). (via indiewire)

"Band Aid." Zoe Lister-Jones stars (writes and directs, too) alongside Adam Pally and Fred Armisen in the story of a couple who, in the wake of a miscarriage, can’t stop fighting, so decide to turn all their fights into songs and form a rock band to save their marriage. (via teasertrailer)

"Band Aid." Zoe Lister-Jones stars (writes and directs, too) alongside Adam Pally and Fred Armisen in the story of a couple who, in the wake of a miscarriage, can’t stop fighting, so decide to turn all their fights into songs and form a rock band to save their marriage. (via teasertrailer)

"Beatriz at Dinner." Salma Hayek, Chloë Sevigny, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Nina Arianda, John Lithgow, Amy Landecker, and John Early. Written by Mike White. Yes! (via teasertrailer)

"Beatriz at Dinner." Salma Hayek, Chloë Sevigny, Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Nina Arianda, John Lithgow, Amy Landecker, and John Early. Written by Mike White. Yes! (via teasertrailer)