#Adulting: Nothing To See Here…

Hi everyone!

I was going to do a post this month but realized not much has happened this month (’tis life, you know?).

So please enjoy this post for May (which is nothing).

 

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What I’m Listening To: American Public Media’s Marketplace. I took a break from the daily, business-reporting program a few months ago because a person can only be so inundated by trade war and other depressing economic news before their mind explodes. But I’m back now, because I missed the reporting, including topics on Cardi B’s rise and the destruction caused by straws.

(Credit: Good Reads)

What I’m Reading: Most recently, I finished re-reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell for the third time, but just before that, I read the debut novel by Buzzfeed writer Doree Shafrir, entitled Startup. Particularly and painfully relevant, the fiction novel is set in the New York startup culture as a movement reminiscent of #MeToo begins. My main gripe with the book is that it’s too short; just as the action picks up, characters are found out or betrayed, the novel ends.

What I’m Watching: Marvel’s Deadpool 2 has just as many funny (but shouldn’t be funny) comments as the first with a sad undertone. Also, is it just me or has Marvel stopped caring about letting actors play more than one character? Chris Evans (Human Torch to Captain America), Michael B. Jordan (Human Torch to Erik Killmonger), Enver Gjokaj (Cop to Daniel Sousa), and now, Josh Brolin (Thanos to Cable), just saying.

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For Millennial (A Year Post Bachelor)

In August, the Radiotopia/PRX podcast series “Millennial” aired its ­final episode.

For three seasons, host and creator Megan Tan, captured the journey of millennials figuring out their lives after a defining moment, including her own.

The following stand-alone audio piece is inspired by “Millennial.” I began gathering tape after listening to the podcast last Fall, knowing there was someone else, who felt the same way I did.

So thank you, Megan. And thank you, for listening.

 

 

Here are some of the clips in the piece:

News

Georgia Public Broadcasting Radio

Georgia Students Reach for the Stars, But They’ll Start with Mars

Channel Thirteen/WNET in New York

Trump to Cut PBS Funding

Music

All of the music is by Lee Rosevere on FreeMusicArchive.org, under a Creative Commons Attribution license

“The Secret to Growing Up”

“And So Then”

“Ingenuity”

“As I Was Saying”

 

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What I’m Listening To: The last episode of Millennial and a recent episode of Planet Money called “The Starbury” (trust me, the latter’s title is not what you think)

(Photo Property of NPR Planet Money)

What I’m Reading: (Fiction) Water for Elephants  by Sara Gruen (B/N: Yes, I’ve seen the movie but now, at the behest of a friend, taking a stab at the book too).

(Fiction) The Lost Coast (novella) by Eli Horowitz and Josh Brandon (B/N: A companion to the Homecoming podcast serial and so far, pretty good)

What I’m Watching: (DVD) Creed (2015), dir. by Ryan Coogler is the latest in the Rocky movie series, but focuses on the son of Apollo Creed, Adonis “Donnie” Creed (Michael B. Jordan).  Considering the attention last week’s fight received, I figured now was a time to see a more cinematic version of the boxing world. As a big fan of the Rocky movies (my favorites are Rocky I and Rocky II), I loved this shift of focus onto a character who, like Rocky and Apollo, is proud of his identity even if he’s still figuring out who that person is.