A few things I'm enjoying in my last week of being a candidate for an MFA, before I actually become an MFA (can't wait to learn the secret handshake!):
Something to Read: I've just begun it, but I'm really enjoying Ian Frazier's Family. As a devoted New Yorker subscriber, I've been reading his journalism and humor for years, and it's pretty cool to find out how his voice works in a more personal, book-length work. This came out 20 years ago, but still feels fresh. I think I'm going to love it, and maybe you will too!
Something to Watch: It's not news, but "The Americans" is killing it this season. Every episode has been fascinating -- chilling, unexpected, totally involving. You have to start from the beginning, but it's well worth your time!
Something to Read Online: I contributed to Vela Magazine's 100th "Women We Read" post, and now I'm committing myself to trying to read everything mentioned in it. A remarkable list of female writers and their work.
Something to Listen to: I borrowed my mom's car this week while mine was in the shop. She's got a CD player (faaaancy -- something my 1997 Nissan Altima lacks...) so I've been listening to some Van Morrison. Sounds like springtime, with summer just around the corner, he does. "Real Real Gone," for starters.
Something to Make: I've had this chicken tortilla casserole up on my computer screen for a week now, just waiting to have the time to make it!
Happy rest of your week, happy weekend, happy life!