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5 on a Friday: Listen / Read / Watch

June 23, 2023

1- Laura was on Deep Questions this week! I loved listening to them chat (and did so during a hill workout on Wednesday AM).

work vs life . . . or how about both?

2- I was Monica’s guest on About Progress:

My headshots hadn’t come in yet, but it was a fun interview 🙂

3- A little behind the scenes: I think I hit a PR on Thursday for number of podcast episodes/interviews recorded in a day. 2 full BOBW episodes, 1 full BLP episode (including an interview), 1 BOBW intro/Q&A, and 1 BOBW interview for the future. Also, Patreon. Also, a meeting. Also, 4 ads. I am really glad my evening plans do not involve talking.

(I also talk for much of the day seeing patients but it’s different. Though honestly I would not mind a silent retreat soon. I’m SURE the kids would go for that, haaaaaaa.)

4- CURRENTLY READING:

Yes, I’m leaning into the Beach Read genre and no I’m not sad about it

I’m also most of the way through Ann Patchett’s These Precious Days. It’s been a heavy reading week. I sort of want to get to 30 books by the midpoint of the year . . .

5- WE FINALLY FINISHED TED LASSO! And I cried. I really loved that show!! Is there anything out there that’s similarly heartwarming?

22 Comments

  • Reply Caitlin June 23, 2023 at 5:51 am

    I haven’t seen it yet but people are saying that Somebody Somewhere with Bridget Everett is also very heartwarming.

    • Reply Anne S. June 23, 2023 at 10:12 pm

      Yes! The finale of Ted Lasso was amazing. We have been very impressed with Apple TV series lately. Check out Shrinking!

  • Reply Sidra June 23, 2023 at 6:47 am

    Have you watched Trying? Also on AppleTV. I’ve been catching up on Somebody Feed Phil (Netflix) and loving it.

  • Reply Grateful Kae June 23, 2023 at 7:17 am

    Ha, I’m leaving for vacation today and for books I have packed Life in Five Senses (finally got it from the library) and The Kite Runner, plus hopefully finishing up Outlive on Kindle which I have been slowly reading for ages now. Basically the least “beachy” reads ever. Lol!! Oh well… next time. 😉

  • Reply Kelly June 23, 2023 at 7:29 am

    We are watching Shrinking, also on Apple TV, following Ted Lasso and it’s filling the void for me. It’s funny and heartwarming.

    • Reply Mary June 23, 2023 at 8:15 am

      a second vote for Shrinking. Definitely has Ted Lasso vibes

      • Reply Elizabeth June 23, 2023 at 8:39 am

        Shrinking has the same writer(s) I believe?

    • Reply Melissa Hall June 23, 2023 at 9:22 am

      Another vote for Shrinking. Roy (Brett Goldstein) is one of the writer/creators. I love it so much, maybe even a little more than Ted.

      • Reply Megan June 23, 2023 at 1:04 pm

        Another for Shrinking – Brett Goldstein and Bill Lawrence (made Scrubs) are creators of both. Also Never Have I Ever – maybe solo show but just the best!! So heartwarming in the coming of age, figuring out yourself and mother/daughter relationship. I’m going to rewatch all seasons with my 7th grader.

  • Reply Nadine June 23, 2023 at 7:50 am

    Oh my gosh, that final episode of Ted Lasso was pure perfection. Cried big time here too. A wonderful series!!

    • Reply Nadine June 23, 2023 at 7:52 am

      Also, not sure whether you can view it in the US, but Mr Inbetween is a fabulous series, a gamut of emotions there too!

  • Reply Amy June 23, 2023 at 9:16 am

    I loved Ted Lasso! Another feel good show is Never Have I Ever on Netflix. It’s different but has really great family and friend dynamics. The final season just came out a week or so ago.

  • Reply Emily June 23, 2023 at 10:38 am

    Yes, Never Have I Ever is so great!

  • Reply Bri June 23, 2023 at 10:40 am

    Have you tried Derry Girls on Netflix? It’s one of my favorites and makes me feel similarly to watching Ted Lasso!

  • Reply Omdg June 23, 2023 at 2:24 pm

    Agree with Derry Girls (Dylan liked it too). Never Have I Ever final season came out recently.

    • Reply Omdg June 24, 2023 at 3:35 pm

      Oh also tried shrinking and found it meh, boring. To each their own.

  • Reply Hilary June 23, 2023 at 5:11 pm

    Just wanted to say thank you for posting book recommendations! I’m listening to BOBW right now, and I consider you a “book twin”! I’ve found many enjoyable books through your blog!!

  • Reply Amanda June 23, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    Excited to listen to Laura on Deep Questions! I started “I have some questions for you” this week based on your rec and can tell I will enjoy it so thank you! Also loved Ted Lasso – I think Roy Kent is my favorite TV character ever, except maybe Lesley Knope. I assume you have watched Parks and Rec? If not and you liked Ted Lasso you should! I honestly like very few TV shows but Parks and Rec, Schitt’s Creek (which I know you like) and Ted Lasso are totally my jam.

  • Reply MP June 24, 2023 at 9:37 am

    Also voting for Derry girls and Never Have I Ever…love both of those! Started watching Working on Netflix-definitely not Ted Lasso but unique perspective on range of jobs etc. also Brett Goldstein’s podcast: Films to be Buried With is a fun listen and great way to get movie suggestions.

  • Reply Suzanne June 24, 2023 at 12:45 pm

    You all are my people! My son just binged Ted Lasso and made me promise to watch it. Love Derry Girls and Parks & Rec. Also get most of my book recommendations from Sarah’s book lists!

  • Reply lawandcreative June 25, 2023 at 1:01 am

    I loved Laura on Deep Questions (and you!), and you on About Progress! Great episodes 🙂

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger June 25, 2023 at 9:19 am

      aww thank you !!!!!

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