It's time to shape up and ship out! My two-month respite in Cape May is over tomorrow. I'm really glad I did this. I wish I hadn't had to (or: that the events leading up to me coming here hadn't happened), but taking a break here until I was ready to start my next adventure is just what I needed, and was as restorative as I hoped it would be. Of course the weather will be brilliant just as I make my departure, but I've found it hard to work on good weather days anyway. Who wouldn't, with the beach right across the street?
So what is my upcoming adventure? I'm sending out a special edition of the newsletter later this week with alllllll of the details. I'm psyched. Nervous, but psyched.
Other than soaking up the most beachiness as I could in my last week here, I ran the Great Cape May Foot Race on Saturday through a nor'easter. It's the worst weather I've had for a race ever that did not involve heat. I did the 10K and did okay – far from a PR but fourth in my age group. I'll take that as a good sign.
Since you'll hear from me again this week, let's get on with it, shall we?
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What I'm Reading
I'd seen the movie Tinker Taylor Soldier Spy, but I hadn't read any John le Carre books, so when I saw a free copy of The Constant Gardner in the give a book/take a book shelf at the Flying Fish Studio, I took it. It was long but a brain twister. I'm now onto Tess Vigeland's Leap. It's about quitting your job without a safety net, which I'm not doing, but I've met Tess and emailed with Tess and sent her a copy of my book too, so I wanted to give it a read (and feel bad it's taken me this long to get to it).
What I'm Watching
TV first: I ripped through the entire new season of Grace and Frankie. It's, as always delightful and deals with issues but without so much hitting you over the head with them. I then started The Doctor Blake Mysteries, which is an Australian show streaming on Netflix. It's a lot like Grantchester but without the priest, and The Murdoch Mysteries but where the doctor has a drinking problem. I may sound like a company woman for saying this, but have you checked out the New York Times' "Watching"? It's great. It also leads you to a spot where you can build a watch list, which is where I had put this show so that I could watch it when I was ready for it. I did take a pause here, though, to watch the second season of Master of None. I have two episodes left (and saw a spoiler on twitter boo!) It's as good as everyone says it is.
And there were some movies. One line review time!
- Moonstruck. Snap out of it! and also young Nicholas Cage looks just like Ryan Gosling.
- Best Foot Forward. Lucielle Ball going to prom is about as ridiculous as you'd imagine (and that's her as the star Lucielle Ball, not some random lady going to prom).
- Get Shorty. I admit I half watch this – I'm still having problems with fluid in my ear. But what I did catch was clever and funny.