Inspired by: Jamie Todd Rubin's now 400 days of writing in a row. Habits always win out over motivation--you no longer have to decide "am I writing today?". There's just no thought expended: you are writing/exercising/whatever today. I've seen Seinfeld's productivity calendar and thought about nonzero days, and this is a great reminder to keep it all going!
Listening: Boom Clap by Charli XCX (Fault in Our Stars Soundtrack): Haven't seen Fault in Our Stars yet, but this is the only song really standing out so far on the soundtrack so far. It's just catchy enough for those last few days of August when you're sick of All About That Bass.
Reading: The Dinner by Herman Koch: I read some great reviews of this hailing it as "European's Gone Girl", and gave it a shot. Unfortunately, I'm only about 15% in and just not finding it compelling just yet. Two couples going out to a dinner at a nice restaurant, and the narrator is going through every detail of the restaurant. Uncorking a bottle of wine just took about a couple of pages...hopefully it gets better!
Thinking about: Barnard's application question: "Pick one woman in history or fiction to converse with for an hour and explain your choice. What would you talk about?" This is such a tough question! What do you think?
Labels: lifestyle, wrapup