Recently Read, Watched, and Listened


Funny or Bust: Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph Take Vanity Fair on the Ultimate Joyride - I would watch a show where these two just sit and randomly talk about anything they want to. My appreciation for Maya Rudolph's talent grows with everything she does.

All You Can Ever Know, by Nicole Chung - I really appreciated how well-written this adoptee story is. The author's account and personal "openness" is deep and vulnerable. Many of her experiences are similar to my own, making this an even more meaningful read. There are a lot of adoptee stories out there, and I highly respect those who have put theirs to writing and out into the world. I still haven't gotten to the point where I can share my own.


Social Animals - I'm not so sure about Instagram anymore... Though this documentary was a good, objective look at how young kids and teens are suing the platform. It's also a good look at how perception (sociual media personas) and reality differ, yet intersect in both good and bad ways. Very interesting watch.

Speed (1994) - I don't remember what I was doing at the time but, I had this movie on in the background while doing so. I enjoyed the absolute corniness of it all, especially Dennis Hopper's over-the-top villain.


Criminal Podcast, ep 111: Silvon Simmons - There will always be good and bad people in the world. Not all of them are who you expect them to be. Stories like these are a good reminder of how lies and coverups can affect the innocent.