Hey, folks! It's me, The Kerr, still filling in for my boss, who's on her annual sabbatical. Welcome.
Are y'all ready for some links? Here's what I've been into this week.
What I'm Eating:
I'm a snacky person. Working from home is good for snacky people, because (A) your kitchen is three feet away, and (B) there is no one around to judge your snackiness.
Around 3 p.m. every afternoon, I get a hankering for apples and Justin's maple almond butter. I like the packets, because they're super easy to grab when I'm on the go. Don't get me wrong—apples by themselves are sweet and juicy, but there's something about maple almond butter that makes them seem indulgent. Sometimes we need indulgent at 3 p.m. on a Wednesday.
What I'm Playing:
How could you not love a song with a haunting harmony?
Recently I found The Secret Sisters (who are, in fact, actual sisters, so I guess I spoiled their secret) and I have fallen in love with their voices. They sound like singer/songwriters of generations gone by, and have killer lyrics. I've played "Tennessee River Runs Low" (the first track on their new album) no less than 35 times. Not making it up. It's hypnotizing.
What I'm Reading:
This week I've been devouring a nonfiction book, DECISIVE: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work. Because I am a classic over-thinker.
I like it so far—it's interesting to recognize patterns of thought I've adopted without even noticing. And especially insightful: it's better to brainstorm by yourself than with a group. I'll report back with more soon!
What I'm Watching:
As part of my lighter TV streak, I'm watching a lot of British shows. And I'm okay with this.
This week I started The Paradise (a BBC/Masterpiece series streaming on Netflix), a show set in the 1890s and chronicles the lives of staff working in one of the UK's first department stores. It seems to have Mr. Selfridge vibes without all of the unnecessary drama—perhaps just the right amount. Some of my favorite characters from other BBC/Masterpiece shows are in The Paradise (like Olivia Hallinan, Sarah Lancashire, and Ruby Bentall), so it's like homecoming with your favorite TV characters.
BONUS! If you're a sap for British period pieces like me, you'll go mad for the trailer for the upcoming The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society movie. There are quite a few Downton Abbey alums in the cast (Sibyl! Rose! Cousin Isobel! Henry Talbot!), and I'm so pumped. Hollywood, TAKE MY MONEY.
Dog of the Week:
Crockett wants you to know he had a very busy week.