This work week is bookended by two weddings. I returned from a wedding in Palm Beach on Sunday and leave for another in Boston tomorrow morning. The time in between has been…not uneventful. I caught up with an old friend from grammar school on Monday. I signed up for Weight Watchers for the third time in my life on Tuesday. Since then, most of my time has been occupied by navigating the points system again and scheduling everything around going to the gym. Oh, and work. I’ve been going to work every day and working.
I’m utterly exhausted, but am certain-ish that I’ll be energized once I get up to Boston tomorrow and see a bunch of my old pals. Anyway, here’s some stuff I liked this week.
1. Jacques Dutronc, “Hippie Hippie Hourrah”
I saw this song on a mix – embedded in Evan Minsker’s “How to DJ Your Own Wedding” on Pitchfork – and it made me nostalgic for some of the old ‘60s French music mixes I’ve made. This is one of my favorites.
2. “The Hunt for El Chapo” by Patrick Radden Keefe (The New Yorker)
In my neverending quest to catch up with The New Yorker, I finally got around to reading this article – from the May 5, 2014 issue – about the capture of one of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords last night.
3. The response I received from friends and readers after I posted about being broken up with via silence this week. Thank you to everyone for your positive feedback and positive vibes. Seriously, it makes me really happy when I get any response at all, so hearing from so many of you was incredible.
If you didn’t read it, you can check out “Maybe in Defense of Ghosting” here.
4. White Lung, “Face Down”
5. I got into Silicon Valleythis week. The reactions I’d heard were definitely mixed, but I really like it. So, yeah. Give it a shot!