Your Weekly Dose of EEE #6: Today Is All We Have
And some things to look forward to, anyway
It’s a weird week, and this week’s Notes is no different. I’m working on something for the essay, but it’s hard and emotionally draining and not done yet. Also, it’s not an essay. But that’s beside the point. That will come to you Friday, and I’ll give you a brief list of EEE recommendations today.
Brief, because I haven’t really been doing much EEE this week. My husband is out of town for a few days, and when he’s away I tend to retire early to write and get an extra hour or two of sleep rather than watching TV or reading. A lot of my time this week, and for the rest of this month, is taken up by election things, since (as you may know) I am something of a local journalist and am interviewing and panelizing and doing other meeting-with-people things ahead of the April local election.
I also wanted to share that the results of last week’s polls are in, and most voters preferred the two separate Notes. On certain weeks, I might be able to consolidateto accommodate those of you who like the single email, but it does make it easier fo r me to compartmentalize doing two smaller ones, so I’ll mostly keep it separate going forward.
Okay, on to the recommendations!
What’s Exciting Me?
The When We Were Mothers ebook is on sale this week for $2.24 in honor of Read an ebook Week! And you can give it as a gift! Seriously, for half the price of a coffee or a cocktail, you can give the gift of When We Were Mothers. Know anyone who would enjoy it? Now’s the time to share! And, while you’re at it, browse through the many, many other books that are also on sale.
I’ll be setting up an author table at Lowell Book Company this Saturday at 1. If you’re local, come out and say hi (and buy your signed copy)!
Creātell sent out our welcome post this week, and the official launch is less than a week away. If you like connecting with people and having real discussions, and you’re OK with not always agreeing and tying things up with a bow, check us out and join in.
There’s another Prompt Party hosted by Fictionistas this Thursday. I can’t wait for the creative juices to start flowing! (Which is usually about 10 minutes into the 15-minute writing time.🤣)
Formula 1 season started! I didn’t even get to finish the first race yet, but it’s cool to see which teams are competitive this year. Also, as I say this, I realize I never finished Drive to Survive. Oh well. There’s so much good TV coming up, maybe we’ll save it for summer.
What’s Entertaining Me?
📺 I’m actually just really entertained by the Nicolas Cage + Pedro Pascal Make Your Own Kind of Music meme that’s been circulating. I don’t even need captions to enjoy it, but they certainly make it more entertaining. There are so many versions I couldn’t possibly choose a favorite.
Selective Outrage from Chris Rock. We actually caught it live (I didn’t even know such a thing was possible anymore), and there wasn’t much lull in the laughter.
The Last of Us continues to jerk my tears on a weekly basis. How dare you, people. I did realize a key way this series differs from The Walking Dead is that the protagonist is on a specific mission *other* than surviving. That makes it more interesting to me, for some reason.
Oh—ALSO! One of my favorite book series is going to be a TV series on AppleTV+ in just 2 months! Check out the trailer for Silo by Hugh Howey. I’m so excited. I’ve read this series at least twice, and I really enjoyed it.
📖 Number One Fan by Meg Elison, whose last name I think I’ve been mispronouncing, which is horrifying since she was the guest at my virtual launch party. The blurb gave me Misery vibes, but it’s too early to tell if there are any real similarities.
Still reading City of Day, too, and also I don’t want to give up on Don Quijote—mostly because my husband has been nay-saying about it and I want to prove I can do it. But also maybe I can’t. 🤣😩
🎵 I can never get enough of this acoustic version of Human by Jon Bellion. It’s been echoing in my head this week, and Friday’s Note might shine a light on why.
What’s Enlightening Me?
I don’t think I can do this section this week. It’s been a tough time, and rather than feeling enlightened about the current state of things, I’m actually feeling pretty cynical and sad. More about that Friday, too. But if nothing else, days like these are a reminder that tomorrow isn’t a guarantee and I want to really cherish today with all the people I love the most.
That’s it for today. Take care, and I’ll see you Friday.
Silo looks incredible! I love the book series, but somehow totally missed that this was coming out. The cast looks great too (though I haven't liked Common in anything.. he thinks looking angry = acting.. he was good in John Wick though.)