Goodbye October, Hello November

There was a time when I did a weekly roundup that I titled Rear View Mirror – My Week in Review. I would recount all my thoughts for the week, what happened on the internets, etc. That schedule was a bit hard to keep and also, things may not have changed much week to week. So, I am introducing a new monthly series called Goodbye, Hello. I will do a monthly roundup focused on what I have been listening, watching, reading currently. I will recount the previous month’s milestones as well as promote the upcoming month’s events. Here is the first one:

All through October, I have been really drawn to the color pink, bright vibrant Pepto-pink. It could be in anticipation of the darkness that is the Seattle winter, it could just be that there is a lack of color in my life. Less about an actual lack of color (I pretty much wear grey and navy every day and am totally fine with it) and more about a lack of vibrancy in my life. I am here in San Francisco. I work. I go back to my corporate housing studio apartment. I go to the gym. I go to Trader Joe’s. Repeat. My life is in Seattle. October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I listen to a lot of podcasts, most every night I fall asleep to a couple episodes of something. It can be loud outside at night in my neighborhood with the garbage trucks and people on the street screaming. I need something to focus my ears on. Since I have several categories that I listen to, I will focus on different topics. The first one I will highlight is Health and Fitness. It’s not exactly what you think. My two favorites right now are BulletProof Radio and We’re No Doctors. They couldn’t be more different. I will also include a few beauty podcasts I also listen to, they are good resources about skincare and also hilarious.

  • Get the latest from about biohacking on Bulletproof Radio where Dave Asprey interviews expert guests about hacking life so you can kick more ass everyday! Source: Bulletproof Radio with Dave Asprey
  • Meet Steve and Busy, two neurotic, hypochondriac actors who’ve decided to host a podcast about health and medicine. Join them on a weekly journey to unload their health issues, obsessions and opinions.  We’re No Doctors
  • Comedian and self-proclaimed “beauty passionista” Jackie Johnson attempts to take the seriousness, mysteries, and intimidation out of makeup and skincare as she gabs with fellow artists about what beauty and self-care means to them. This podcast is vegan and cruelty-free. Natch Beaut
  • Join Esther and Caroline on their journey to glow up! Esther and Caroline are on a mission to find their inner glowy goddess and share their findings about the worlds of beauty, health, diet and all things girly and glowy. Come glow up with them! Glowing Up with Esther and Caroline

I seem to be always editing my music play lists. I have a few that I play the most: upbeat and motivational song for the gym, one called “DW” that is mostly nostalgic song that is good for walking around the city, and the soundtrack from Atomic Blonde. Have you seen Atomic Blonde? It’s a lot of fun and the soundtrack is a full strength East German secret agent 80s fever dream. You will feel like a badass. Atomic Blonde Soundtrack

I only have basic Dish in the corporate apartment, which for a long time meant that I was watching the Hallmark Mystery Channel. A while ago, that station became unavailable. Now, if I watch TV, it is the DIY Network. There is a bit of planning involved if I want to download or stream anything on my laptop, the wifi here is sporadic and weak. I mostly listen to podcasts, but I cannot wait to get back to Seattle and catch up on Stranger Things, Mindhunter, Haters Back Off, and Daredevil on Netflix and Riverdale on live TV. I have been to a few movies lately: Atomic Blonde, Hitman’s Bodyguard, and Kingsman: The Golden Circle. All great. I am looking forward to seeing Blade Runner 2049 and Murder on the Orient Express.

I have been reading more John D. MacDonald Travis McGee novels. And by reading, I mean listening to audiobooks. They are mostly set in the 60s and 70s, all set in Florida, and all involve a detective/private investigator/fixer named Travis McGee. He steals stuff that has been stolen. The narrator is also perfection.

I am still using Resist Bot to send letters to my elected officials. I made it one of my New Year Resolutions to keep active and involved. It makes it very easy for me to send my weekly fax to my House and Senate members, as well as my governor and even to 45 if I wanted. Text RESIST to 50409 and follow the prompts. More info here: Resistbot

I have two apps on my phone the has helped make exploring a new city a lot more interesting for me: Field Trip and History Here. It’s how I discovered that I walk by the apartment building where Dashiel Hammett wrote The Maltese Falcon and shows me photos of what the buildings in the area used to look like.

  • History Here is an interactive travel guide to thousands of historic locations across the United States. Find out more on History.com. History Here | HISTORY
  • Field Trip aims to bring you automatic suggestions for places to visit near where you’re physically standing at any given moment. Field Trip

 

Source: October – Wikipedia

Source: November – Wikipedia

Source: Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in November – The Verge

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