HAPPY FRIDAY! It’s the freaking weekend baby and I’m…. 35 weeks pregnant and sober. I’m working from home today because we got some snow overnight and transportation into NYC becomes a hot mess when there is any hint of bad weather.
So I have been compiling a list of things I am loving lately and wanted to share. Funny coincidence… I wrote a similar post almost 2 years ago to the day! I was working from home because of the weather and I was also pretty far along in my pregnancy with Jennie.
Podcasts. I commute about 90 min each way (on a good day) so I need things to help take up the time. Enter: podcasts. I have been preaching to anyone who will listen about how much I love podcasts. I also listen to them while running (not pregnant). My favorites:
Serial (Season 1) and Undisclosed: The State vs Adnan Sayed – both of these are about Adnan Sayed, who was (possibly wrongly) convicted of murder in Baltimore, MD in 1999. Both are based on the case, well, the holes in the case against Adnan. Undisclosed is MUCH more detailed (and hosted by attorneys vs Serial, which is hosted by a journalist).
Serial (Season 2): I loved Serial (Season 1) so much that I wanted to give Season 2 a listen. It went with a completely different route, this time focusing on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier who was held for five years by the Taliban, and then arrested for desertion.
NPR Politics: I love watching the news about politics (Morning Joe is my favorite) and I love following political news on Twitter. I know a lot of people don’t love this (or politicians) but it is an election year, and it is important! The NPR Politics podcast is perfect. The hosts/political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. Confusing issues are explained in layman’s terms. There is no bias. There are weekly roundups every Friday and they also post quick takes on current news (if something important happens like a debate). Absolutely worth a listen (and subscription).
Freakanomics: Every single episode of this podcast is interesting and amazing. It uses economics to explore and explain many aspects of life. A couple (over the 3-4 years since I’ve been listening) that have stood out to me (and are still relevant) are “How To Think About Guns” and “The True Story of the Gender Pay Gap“.
TJ Harvest Grains Blend: My favorite quick meal is the grains topped with mozzarella cheese, avocado, tomato, spinach, an egg and salsa!
Shark Tank: HOW HAVE I NEVER WATCHED THIS BEFORE? I love seeing amazing ideas and love (maybe even more) seeing the sharks shut people down. I don’t understand how people can head into that room and NOT KNOW their financials. Good TV I suppose. My DVR is now set up to record every episode (even the old ones) and it airs pretty often!
Stitch Fix: I started Stitch Fix about 5 months ago because I heard that their maternity clothes are pretty great. One go my pregnancy goals was to dress really cool (LOL) so I figured it would be a good fit! So far each fix I have kept at least 1 item, which is worth it for me! Here is my Referral Link (we both get a credit when you sign up for a new account).
Obsessing over the Olympic Marathon Trials: I watched the 2012 trials on my computer (probably after the fact) and loved it. USA runners all around, #Merica. Now the trials are going to be broadcasted on live TV and that is so exciting. I am OBVIOUSLY rooting for Meb. Is anyone not rooting for Meb? I also want Dathan Ritzenhein and Amy Hastings to both make the team! They both were the 4th place finishers in 2012. It will be an exciting race!
This video of Jennie: She is SO fun lately. She is learning so much, and so fast. It is truly amazing to watch. She also makes me laugh, A LOT. Watch all of it!
Do you listen to podcasts? What are your favorites? I love adding new podcasts to my library!
Have a nice weekend!