Hey April, where’d you go? Mine vanished in a whirlwind of deadlines (never.ending.deadlines) the occasional spin class and a sneaky weekend away in Cornwall.
I was very pleased to realise it was monthly favourites week, because I have fallen behind on my reading and caught up on my reviews, leaving me suddenly without anything to blog about. I decided to finally read The Secret History by Donna Tartt (of The Goldfinch fame, a book that ruined me for any other book for several months), which while very good is also very long, hence the review gap.
I know that because of Daniel Handler this is on the problematic side, but I am enjoying A Series of Unfortunate Events so much. Firefly occupies such a special place in my heart I will never be anything less than thrilled to see Nathan Fillion (another problematic fave) and as Jaques Snicket he performs in his ever-so-likeable with a side of I would still totally do you way that I enjoy so much. Oh Mal, I just can’t quit you.
Also Neil Patrick Harris did WTF with Mark Maron a few weeks back and he was exactly as delightful as you might imagine. I just want to lie on a sofa with him and platonically snuggle.
Speaking of WTF with Mark Maron, ep. 907 with Aisha Tyler and Louie Anderson is a wonderful way to spend an hour and a half of your life.
In a conversation I found so comforting – partly just because I was so happy to sit and listen to Aisha again. Her now defunct podcast Girl On Guy was a huge thing in my life for a while – as she and Mark navigated the gradual but huge life changes that come along with suddenly waking up to your own bullshit. IT IS SO GOOD. If you feel like a weirdo alien sometimes (so, everyone, right?) I can’t recommend this episode (and the podcast in general) enough.
I’m scared to buy a pair of these because I lack confidence in my ability to pull the look off, but this month I have spent an inordinate amount of time scrolling through their Instagram imagining what it would be like to be the sort of person that could.
How were your Aprils? In the garbage fire that is the world right now, what media do you use to distract yourself?