Fancy meeting you on a Wednesday night (as I'm writing this, not sure when it will post.) Shall we see what you're made of?
This is a list post.
5 Things I'm Looking Forward to this Fall:
-James Bond fanhood is timeless. I was a James Bond fan when I was 10 and if I'm ever 100 I will still think Bond is great. Regardless of how nonsensical the plots get, I will always give the next Bond film a shot. Daniel Craig hasn't gotten much love as Bond and that's bonkers. The Bond character started as an over-idealized personification of the idea of man, rather than a man. Craig presents this ironically.
(Catching Breath)...(Scratching Head)...Wow?
4) NE Patriots
-Fuhtziball is back and them Pats are going to be pretty good (like winning the lottery would be pretty ok) #nepride!
3)Foxwoods World Poker Finals
-I'm going to play in something but haven't decided how ambitious I'm going to be.
$1,100 Deepstack Bounty? Probably too intense, anybody want a piece? Bueller?
2) Walking Dead
-Remember that time HBO passed on Mad Men? Silly HBO. It's been 5 years and that let someone put together a better lineup of original programming.
There are some shows that I enjoy watching but only four shows that I make sure I see. Three of them are on AMC (Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Walking Dead) and the other is Archer (see #5 for my man crush on James Bond types.)
-Am I psyched for more Walking Dead? Heck yes. Am I mad I know how the graphic novel ends? Not really, it's hardly a shock.
1) A tie between spiked apple cider and hoodies
-Although my favorite hoodie is missing (see what I did there?)
What'd I omit? Who else is excited for Fall?
5 (not particularly religous) themes of reflection for Rosh Hashanah
If you want it in person, remind me to tell you my thoughts on hanging out with Rabbis in Montreal. Sparknotes- it was wonderful.
Rosh Hashanah- the new year- starts Sunday. It's a time to look back at last year and be grateful while looking for things you can do better. It's a chance to hit the reset button.
5) Creation: It is the "new year" which implies that it's a celebration of the existence of people. Celebrate for celebrations sake. All the time.
4) Connection: Are you in touch with your favorite people? Are you doing the things that make you happy?
3) Self improvement (and helping people): What will you do better at this year? What can you do that matters?
2) Discipline: The answers are usually easy, following through is harder.
1) Repentance/Gratitude: The shofar sounds. You repent. It's a new slate.
Next year (and I'm prodding myself here too) do what makes you happy and let the rest take care of itself. Don't work until midnight if you could be dancing instead.
"Just don't give up on trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."– Ella Fitzgerald
CFBE #9 (I think I might cap this at 20, so if I ever finish the book you would have read it all already):
“Anything really?” Sam shrugs.
“Old, older, newer stuff?”
“Be careful what you answer,” Tiffany chimes in “He’ll recommend you 10 bands you’ve never heard of and quiz you on it during dinner. He’s just showing off.”
“Thanks for your concern dear.” Winters walks downstairs and puts on a record.
“Who’s this?” He asked Winters when he came back up to the studio.
"What's this? Something tragically hip that might change your life."