With increasingly crazy daily news, I need to make a concerted effort to find the positive these days. I've decided to use listing to assist in the endeavor. Title comes from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour.
  1. Homecoming King (Netflix)
    Hasan Minhaj's stand-up special is the best I've ever seen. It's eye-tearing hilarious, poignant and personal, surprising more than once, and incredibly well delivered.
  2. The "Stranger Things" kids on "Lip Sync Battle"
    Their fun is infectious and they are just damn adorable.
  3. Chris Pine uses a flip phone.
    As part of an interview promoting "Wonder Woman," GMA hosts asked cast members and director Patty Jenkins to answer questions in a Lasso of Truth lightning round. Asked to name his biggest quirk, Chris Pine described his desire to live more simply- which, for him, involves using a flip phone and his new record player. My Luddite-loving heart skipped more than a few beats.
  4. Wonder Woman
    I've seen it twice so far. It's awesome.
  5. Stacey Kent at Blues Alley
    Tonight's show was wonderful. I wish she played in the States more often.
  6. Mango juice
    One of my students brought it to our end-of-semester party and I got to keep the leftovers. 😋
  7. New cousin!
    No public pictures, but trust me- he's adorable.