Ladies & Gents:
I would say I'm busy on my way to getting ready to move to Boulder but, ah, not quite. I have two more weeks before I shove off (unless I need a tube put into my ear like a toddler because I *still* have fluid trapped behind my eardrum from an April infection). I did, however, sign up for the Boulder Rez marathon and spend a day zipping around New York City seeing as many people as possible before I'm no longer a train ride away. Shocking news: if you haven't worn dress shoes for three months, your "these don't hurt my feet" dress shoes will once again hurt your feet.
Annie Oakley Tater Tot had doggie playdates on both Saturday and Sunday and is currently snoozing on the pull out couch I'm sleeping on while I'm at my mom's. It's amazing how much she's changed in three weeks. She's no longer a cowering, scared dog. She's just about assimilated to suburban life…just in time for me to haul her up to the mountains.
"The Wrong Reasons to Run a Marathon" for The New York Times
"The Five Keys to Successful Supply Chain Management" for CIO.com
Jen Blathers On
"Her dog died. So, she took her journalism career on the road (and landed a new job)" for Poynter. This covers a LOT of ground, especially about what I've been doing the last few months.
What I'm Reading
I'm just about done Portrait of An Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe by Laurie Lisle. Different parts may strike me if I re-read this down the road but right now, I've taken a lot from how she lived and worked in different places in the country – fitting as I get ready to head west to Boulder. I also finished the audiobook of The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, a children's book about a brother and sister (mostly the sister) in WW II London. It was achingly beautiful (and wonderfully performed).
What I'm Watching
Mom and I are still on the show we call "murder" as in "do you want to watch another episode of murder" but is really called Shetland, and it's the perfect kind of dark BBC drama (also I think every actor in it is also in Outlander). On my own, I'm watching The Last Tycoon on Amazon Prime which is soapy and predictable, but it's also August. As a background noise movie, I watched Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which…was a background noise movie.