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listening | I went out on a limb with Lincoln in the Bardo on audio! I've never listened to an entire fiction audiobook, but had heard so much buzz about this one I thought it was worth checking out-- it has over 166 narrators! I had a hard time following at first because I didn't realize parts of it are written in a script-like format. While I much prefer to read words off the page, I plan on finishing this one, but really want to read it in physical form & wish I would have read first, then listened.
eating | I got on a roll with trying new recipes and had some really good luck! The SkinnyTaste skillet cordon bleu was shockingly amazing and one of the easiest recipes I've ever made.
I also made slow cooker cabbage rolls that made the perfect freezer meal with the leftovers. My husband doesn't care for cabbage, so I used some of the leftover filling and rolled them into little riceballs and he ate them over sautéed spinach and they were a huge hit.
Normally I'd choose french toast or waffles over pancakes any day, but I got a craving for chocolate chip pancakes & now I want to make them every weekend. We think the buttermilk was key in the recipe!
excited about | In general, spring. It's my favorite season in DC, especially because the cherry blossoms are right around the corner. You can't even be mad about the crowds or rude people because it's just so pretty. Peak bloom dates were just announced and I'm wondering how accurate they'll be this year with the roller coaster weather we've had.
More immediately, seeing the infinity mirrors exhibit next week... they release (free) tickets weekly, but they sell out in seconds, so it took 3 tries to get a weekend time slot, but I'm hoping it lives up to the hype!
A few weeks ago Brie mentioned Riverdale, a new show on the CW that's based loosely on Archie comics. While it's based on a more recent version of Archie, not the old school ones I used to read, it's still pretty fun and Archie's ridiculous fake red hair is starting to grow on me.
Big Little Lies has been just as good as I anticipated and I've found myself really looking forward to the next episode. My husband guessed the twist (if it holds true to the book) right away, and I'm wondering if it's just obvious because it's a TV show? When I read the book it still holds to one of the most surprising endings ever.
remembering | you don't have to like the exact same things as everyone else to be valid or important, but if you do that's okay too.
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