Five Things Friday: May 28, 2021

Hello and welcome to the last Friday in May. I can’t believe how fast this month has flown by.

Here’s a look at what I’ve been up to this week:

Something that made me happy this week:

I saw one of my dear friends in person for the first time in 15 months. I had dinner with another friend, whose home I hadn’t been in since before the pandemic. It made me so happy to be in the presence of themes people I care about so much. I could feel their love and relief in being able to visit together.

Something I read this week:

I listened to Seth Rogan’s memoir Year Book, and it is pure joy! If you’re a fan of his, you will love it. Rogan’s a talented writer. These essays are honest and humble. His delivery is fantastic, I doubt I would have liked it quite as much had I read the physical book. He’s a regular human navigating some freaking bizarre situations and I love the observation and reflection he brings to each anecdote. I especially appreciated Rogan’s sharing about experiencing anti-semitism in both his regular life and in Hollywood. It was truly eye-opening and he writes about it with openness and humor in a way that I doubt many other people could. I highly recommend this audiobook for Rogan’s fans as well as listeners/readers of personal essays and celebrity memoir.

Something I did offline this week:

I went to a friend’s home for dinner for the first time since before the pandemic. On the drive over, I saw this spectacular storm rolling in, the picture barely does it justice as to how threatening it looked!

Photo by Ramona Mead

Something I’m grateful for this week:

Non-alcholic beer. Maintaining my sobriety during the pandemic has been extra challenging at times. Having the option to drink NA beer has helped me deal with cravings and not feel like I’m depriving myself of something.

Photo by Ramona Mead

Something I’m looking forward to:

Spending time in my garden this weekend.

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