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Carrot Cake 9-22-20
Chilly this morning. Fall is here in MA.
This week’s recs:
New Episodes of Meateater (Netflix). I have never hunted but this is one of my favorite shows. I’ve gone deep on Steven Rinella’s material over the past few years and really respect his work. To me, this is a show about the outdoors that happens to include hunting. If hunting makes you want to puke, skip this rec. If it doesn’t, check out the Wyoming Episodes. The way these shows are shot always seem to kick up some deep caveman emotions for me and a longing to get out in the woods. The Wyoming shows feature incredible views, horses, and camping.
Dave on Hulu. I heard about this show by listening to one of Andrew Santino’s (comedian) podcasts. He’s the friend/manager character in the show. I had a few moments of solo LOLs which is a strong signal for me. The show has one season and just felt fun. I was rooting for Dave. If you are looking for a fun show (warning, quite a few dick jokes) this one might be for you.
I think I’ve mentioned My First Million before. The hosts spend 50% of the time either interviewing a guest or catching up, and then the second half is all business ideas. Sometimes it’s ideas that you could take and start a business around or ideas that already exist and they riff on different models and what they like or hate about it. I recently went back and listened to the Brent Beshore episode (#61) and enjoyed it.
Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert. I am a big fan of EG’s appearances on other people’s podcasts. Her most famous book is probably Eat, Pray, Love. This here book is about living a “creative life”. Read this book for the positive vibes. If you have the urge to do anything creative, this book can help free you up mentally. The way that Liz writes about ideas can feel a little woo woo, but I’m open to it. So far, my favorite chapter is “Remove the Suggestion Box”.
A general recommendation
Re-reading books. Do you ever go back and re-read books? Right now, I am re-reading Tom Coyne’s books, A Course Called Scotland and his book about Ireland as well. I read on Kindle and use the highlighting tools to select passages that resonate. Re-reading a book that you love feels like watching a favorite movie from childhood (for me, The Sandlot). There is no pressure and it can help with sleep as well. You don’t feel that anxious need to keep going, since you already know what happens. It is also fascinating to see the old highlights and wonder what kind of headspace you were in when you marked it up.
Stolen from James Clear: Am I excited to be spending my time the way that I’m currently spending it? If not, what needs to change?
What is a book that you’ve read multiple times?
What is a favorite movie from your childhood?
Love you all. Thanks for reading.