Happy Friday, my friends! Let’s catch up, shall we?
I’m currently sitting cross-legged on my bed, a pile of almost-but-not-quite overdue library books teetering on the shelves above me. I’m trying to pawn my apple chips off on you. They were an impulse buy at Target, and I hate them. Want some?
I’ve been busy lately, I tell you. Busy at work, busy with social engagements.
(You can roll your eyes; yes, I just said ‘social engagements.’)
The busy at work involved helping out at a Country Music Association Songwriters Series concert at the ‘ole LC. Honestly, I’m not much of a country music fan. But listening to veteran songwriters talk about and joke about and demonstrate their craft was enlightening and made me realize how little I pay attention to songwriters. For example, when Mac Davis sang In the Ghetto, I thought, “Oh, okay. He’s doing an Elvis song.” Nope. He was doing a Mac Davis song.
Want to know what I’ve not been busy doing? Reading. I feel guilty about this. This weekend I think I’ll park it on the National Mall with a blanket, non-apple chip snacks, and a stack of books.
Other items of interest from the week:
The tough stuff: charging the “moral complicity” of a former Auschwitz-Birkenau SS guard
Stunning animal portraits
Alton Brown’s words of wisdom
Carey Mulligan is a true New Yorker
The unfussy pizza crust recipe I got from my friend Elizabeth. When you crave homemade pizza, you can now have it in 30 minutes. Use this power wisely.