And here it is, my Black Friday edition of the Weekly Rundown. As no one will be reading this today I’ll go ahead and post at 2 am. Good morning!
This Black Friday I’m taking REI’s suggestion of getting out into the wilderness. #OptOutside. I’m up in Pennsylvania, hanging out with the Amish. No, really I am. I’ll put up some pictures later this week. But here we go!
What I’m reading: Not Dracula! Finally finished it. After finishing it, I spent some time with Austin Kleon’s Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad. I’ve had the book for a while but hadn’t finished it. I dug it out while putting my notebook together, and figured I’d finish it.
What I’m listening to: Audiobook version of Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House. I listened a lot of the way up to PA. The author’s first book for adults, we have occultism and Ivy League, homicide and mystery. I’d read at least one of Bardugo’s Grisha books before, and this one has much the same flow and tonality; if a bit darker.
What I’m spending time with: Routines. If you’ve read this week you’ll notice that it was a theme. I decided to fix my routine earlier in the month, and as a result I had a few thoughts that popped up. Four posts later, I’m not sure I’m done talking about routines. But that’ll be for later entries.
Other things of interest:
- Film editor Tim Cross on how music can change the mood while editing movies.
- From 10% Happier, Dan Harris writes on How to Feel More Grateful.
- Septuagenarian’s solo motorcycle roundtrip from Brooklyn to Alaska. Sign me up!
- Let me sketch like this! No, really, I admire this so much, and my skills at drawing are somewhat… nonexistent. This video part of 30×40 Design Workshop channel.
In case you don’t believe me about my skill, here’s one example…
…and it’s one of my better sketches. But, as I always say: Fail again, fail better! 😉