To the drive in! I am lucky to live 5 minutes down the road from a drive in movie theater, and we’ve already been twice this season. This weekend we went to see Raiders of the Lost Ark with friends, and it was so much fun. I love how the drive in has gone from a nostalgic treat to a social-distancing-friendly way to get out of the house and have a good time.
If you have a drive in theater in your area, I 100% recommend loading up the car, grabbing takeout, and heading to the movies!
The King of Staten Island. We rented this via VOD on Friday night and it did not disappoint. Pete Davidson and Bill Burr are great, but I truly loved Marissa Tomei! I was literally standing up and clapping for her in my living room! Matt and I really enjoyed it, and I couldn’t recommend it any higher. Added bonus – my home town minor league baseball team (that I worked at for 7 summers!) was featured in the film!
To Father John Misty’s live album, Off-Key in Hamburg. One thing that’s been great about quarantine is that lots of artists have been releasing live albums. While obviously not the same as being in the audience, it’s a nice way of easing the pain of not getting to go to live shows this summer.
To Intersectionality Matters. I’m using the current events climate as an opportunity to educate myself on how to be a better anti-racist ally. I’m a big-time podcast listener, so one of the best ways for me to become more informed is to diversify what I’m listening to. Intersectionality Matters is a podcast produced by the African American Policy Forum and host Kimberlé Crenshaw illustrates feminist and political issues through the lens of the African American experience.
Buffalo cauliflower pizza! A holdover from my time living in California is that I frequently make pizza instead of getting delivery. Pizza in California was expensive! Buffalo cauliflower is spicy, healthy-ish (it’s vegetables, right?), and easy!
Planting and pruning in the garden! This weekend I’m focusing on my lilac bushes. I’m so sad that lilac season has already come to a close – the blooms have an intoxicating scent and I love putting cuttings in every room of the house. Two of my bushes hit their peak the other weekend, so now it’s time to cut them back so they can get ready for next year. Luckily, my third bush is on a cycle two-weeks behind, so I’m enjoying the last bits of lilac loveliness while I still can before it’s time to prune that one in a few weeks as well!
What have you been up to this weekend?
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