Another week, but the first of November. This year is really flying by.
What I’m reading: Dracula by Bram Stoker. Maybe I should have read this in October, but I didn’t have the idea until I started working on my NaNoWriMo project. I tried once when I was younger, but I couldn’t get very far into it. It reads better for me now, and I hope to have it done this weekend. Plus, since I couldn’t find my paperback I just downloaded a free copy on iBooks.
What I’m listening to: Tim Ferriss Show from October 17 – the Random Show with guest Kevin Rose. So, I used to watch Kevin Rose and Leo Laporte on TechTV (this was quite while ago). Hearing this interview was inspirational in a bunch of ways. For one, I myself am a Japanophile, as are Rose and Ferriss. They discuss Japan, travel, entrepreneurship, and really enjoying life. And I think it all comes down to enjoying life.
What I’m spending time with: I’ve been working on a project with a friend of mine. About a year ago I had the idea for a resource for performers, and we’re putting the finishing touches on it. It hasn’t been all that time consuming, but I’m glad that I get to tick one project off the list.
Other things of interest:
- I started working with another friend of mine, and his improv troupe. My homework was Wayne Brady’s YouTube videos on improv.
- Another podcast to check out, How Did This Get Made? A movie podcast about bad movies, B-movies, and just WTF movies. Worth listening to, if you like movies.
- Photographer Eric Kim on why traveling will make you happier.
- And Cal Newport on maximizing downtime.