How’s your July been? Hot and fast? Mine too. (Wow, that wasn’t even on purpose.)
Here’s how I’ve been keeping busy!
Who I’m Listening to Right Now- I found the folk punk band Andrew Jackson Jihad and their fantastically inappropriately titled album while checking out the opening acts for the Frank Turner concert I’m going to in September (!!!!!). Don’t be alarmed by their name– if you like the Juno soundtrack, you should like these guys. (And if you don’t like the soundtrack and/or film, just know that I’m silently shaking my head at you right now.)
Who I’m Reading Right Now- I’m mid-way through a couple of books at the same time, which is a very annoying thing to do and I don’t want to talk about it. So I’ll tell you instead that Sally Lloyd-Jones’ Jesus Storybook Bible is a big-time family favorite this month.
It’s not a cheesy kids’ board book Bible– it’s a beautifully written and illustrated re-telling of stories throughout the Old and New Testaments, weaving the story of redemption all the way through. I’m pretty sure Bryan and I have gotten more out of it even than our kids have.
Who I’m Watching Right Now- I was apprehensive to see how Joaquin Phoenix would imitate Johnny Cash’s one-of-a-kind voice in Walk the Line, but I thought he captured the depth and pain and beauty of it, even if there was just no way to replicate the grit. The movie was sincere and a little heartbreaking, kind of like The Man In Black himself.
Who I’m Blog-Stalking Right Now- David Nilsen of the smart, thoughtful, and often hilarious blog The Screaming Kettle at Home and I have recently realized we are long-lost twins.
Adorable/alarming photo of David unabashedly filched from his site.
Other than the fact that he’s 29 and I’m 31 and my mother denies having remained pregnant for the two years immediately following my birth, it makes total sense: Riesling is our favorite white wine, neither of us has ever read Russian literature, and Anne Lamott is our patron saint. I have way more evidence, but you’ll have to GO VISIT HIS BLOG RIGHT NOW to see what I mean.
What recommendations do you have to share?