Reading: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, our latest book club selection. Thank you for your fabulous suggestions last month! I devoured the book in 2 days, acquiring a significant lump in my throat in the process. I completely identify with this quote: "Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book." P.S. The movie is coming out soon!
Craving: A kitty. This guy in particular. His name Samson. He's on the Seattle Humane Society's mobile bus that goes around from neighborhood to neighborhood so that he and his animal friends can find their adoptive parents. I can't stop thinking about him, which means I must be ready for another cat. But sadly, Hal is not, and I need to respect his wishes. If anyone local is looking for the sweetest 2-year old soft black ball of love, come and adopt Samson! I pray he goes to a good home.
Learning: The Digitizing Calligraphy Skillshare class taught by Molly Suber Thorpe. I highly recommend, because it takes things one step further than Molly Jacques' intro class. She shows us, in great detail, how to take an original sketch, clean it up in Photoshop, and turn it into a vectorized image in Illustrator. Definitely take this course next if you're looking for something more intermediate. Are all Mollys in this world excellent calligraphers?
Drinking: Dry cucumber soda. I am not a soda drinker by any means. Carbonation gives me perpetual hiccups, and who needs all that artificial sugar? But they were giving out samples at the market and Dry Soda is much healthier and way less sweet. Only 4 ingredients total with just a pinch of pure cane sugar. They were developed by a Northwest gal who wanted an alternative to cocktails while she was pregnant. I'm partial to cucumber, but they also have blood orange, ginger, vanilla bean, rhubarb, lavender and juniper berry, to name a few.
Anticipating: The Seahawks winning the Super Bowl! I'm SO excited for tomorrow... as is the entire city of Seattle... no, the entire State of Washington! You can literally feel the energy in the air. The 12th man is ready and pumped. We're making artichoke sammies, black bean quinoa sliders, and homemade seitan buffalo wings. Will you be watching the big game?
What have you been reading, craving, learning, drinking and anticipating as of late?