Reading… The Wife, The Maid, and the Mistress. This book was suggested on a recent episode of “What Should I Read Next?” I think I added all the books discussed to my to-be-read list. I started with this one because it sounded like it might be the easiest to get into. I have not had a chance to read much of it though, so it hasn’t hooked me yet.
Listening to… In the Dark. I’m not sure where I first heard about this podcast, but I’ve been looking for a good true crime podcast since the first season of Serial. This is less mysterious than Serial because you know who committed the crime from the very beginning (although I believe the arrest did not happen until they’d already begun recording the podcast). Especially since it involves the kidnapping and murder of a child, I don’t recommend binge-listening but it’s a worthwhile listen. They explore a lot of issues with the criminal justice system – something I’ve always found fascinating.
Wanting… embossing tools (heat gun, pens, powder). When you really start to get into lettering, you find that there are all kinds of tools you want. I’ve been especially fascinated with embossing videos lately and would love to get the tools to do it. I’m going to hold out until my skills have improved, but they are definitely on the wish list.
Watching… iPad Lettering Tutorials. I have been a bit obsessed with learning about all the techniques and apps used in iPad lettering. Karin at iPad Lettering has some great tutorials (she is also responsible for the great iPad worksheets for the Show Me Your Drills and Letters challenges.
Loving… my new blender base. It’s pretty sad that I’m so excited about this and I hope the purchase doesn’t violate my spending ban. I use my blender daily for my morning smoothie. For the last couple of months it hasn’t been doing a very good job and has been occasionally leaking. I’ve been thinking that replacing the base would probably solve the problem but for some reason I’ve put off doing it. I finally broke down and bought one and am thrilled that my smoothie making experience has improved dramatically.
What have you been up to lately?