Friday Fare is where I post links to the random articles that have resonated with me during the week. Sometimes they make me smarter, sometimes they make me hungry … sometimes they have to do with writing and sometimes they are just plain random.
First and foremost, I get to have lunch with this guy today. I’m lucky to have this writer as one of my mentors.
I’m not a huge Johnny Depp fan, but came across this 2013 article whilst clicking around the internet. I share this article because of this line: “Says Depp, ‘I thought if I had just got out of the pokey after 18 years, I’d want some fucking Tater Tots, man. I’d want some tacos. Give me some deeply trashy food.'” I can dig the concept of “deeply trashy food.”
Listening to: As always, I’m late to most musical games. Iron and Wine is no exception and admittedly, I found them through the original “Twilight” soundtrack. But I found the first public performance of “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” and I’m not going to lie – I listened to it three times in a row while sipping coffee on a recent morning. Absolute chills. (Bonus content: This NPR Tiny Desk Concert performance is also pretty awesome.)
Reading: Still hovering at 75% through Stephen King’s “IT.” I made it through Book 5 in Lincoln Child/Douglas Preston’s Pendergast series before I was put on the wait list for the next one. Probably better for my social life and my eyes.
Fiction Update: I got to spend some hours last Saturday in the Stillwater Public Library working on “AL.” I’m slogging my way through some original content that is just taking time to generate, but it’s good. I’ve also been trying to change up my writing routine to get an hour in before my kids wake up. It’s all about constant progress.
Have a good weekend! xo