Thursday, May 17, 2012

Daily 5 - Year 3, Day 269

Today's Daily 5:

  1. Bus heaters on a cold, rainy, trying to snow sort of day
  2. Getting my favorite seat on the bus and settling in with a good book
  3. Having a student summer bus pass (a new feature, that's saving me about $300 over the course of the summer months)
  4. A skype date with L. in New Zealand - nothing quite like laughing and commiserating with your best friend, who though on another continent is also a "mature" student, pursuing a new degree and career path
  5. a really challenging conversation with my therapist in our session tonight


It's been a while since I've done a post on the things that I'm currently reading, listening to, watching and so on, so I thought I'd share some of those here today.


  • Grey's Anatomy (always Grey's!)
  • Smash (loving the whole musical styling of this drama)
  • Last Man Standing (Tim Allen cracked me up in the Home Improvement Days, and still does)
  • America's Next Top Model: British Invasion (almost done for the season, but cracking me up!)
  • Just finished watching the first 5 seasons of 30 Rock on Netflix and loved it!
  • textbooks, textbooks and more textbooks (right now on family nursing and collaborative care)
  • cookbooks (currently exploring Jamie Oliver's Food Escapes and Cooking Light's Cooking Through the Season)
  • Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer (by Novella Carpenter - listening to the audio book. I love the idea of the wholeness of food, of the interconnectedness of growing and creating food, and this is one of several books in the genre that I've enjoyed by audiobook on my long commutes to and from school)
  • Lauren Winner's newest memoir "Still"
  • a few novels when I have some extra moments
  • The Bethel Church podcast - love the sermons, especially from Kris Vallotton
  • Ian Morgan Cron's podcast, "Listening In"
  • Honeycomb Tombs - the newly released album from my friend Karla Adolphe
  • Jack Johnson's "In Between Dreams" album - this one is a standard on my ipod/iphone, and is one of my go to's for when I need bubbly, happy, cheering up, makes me want to dance type music
And you? Do you have recommendations in these categories? What are you reading, listening to, or watching right now? I'm always looking for suggestions!