I'm getting over a cold. Not even a particularly bad one, but just unpleasant enough. Cold medication is a wonderful thing breathing-wise, but they make me fall asleep All.The.Time. I haven't been this useless in ages (and also less than coherent, I strongly suspect). So I've been sleeping at odd hours, staying up to read late, and generally feeling out of it.
Last night I finished reading Love Creeps by Amanda Filipacchi. I picked it up as I was looking for something cheerful after the (good but gloomy) Girl on the Train. I'm not sure what I think. Creeps is witty, surreal, and touching at times, but I can't say it cheered me up much.
Peter Gabriel- Games Without Frontiers (Haven't heard this one in years, but was reminded because of the next item)
We've been binge-watching The Americans. It gives me nightmares, but the early 80s nostalgia was almost pleasant. Also, I was raised by parents who immigrated from Eastern Europe, so there's something familiar about the Jennings family (no, my parents aren't and were never KGB agents. As far as I know. Right, Mom?)
Ramon Monegal- Hand in Hand. I wasn't supposed to like it, seeing as in theory it's a rose/oud thing. But I'm in love.
More cream eye shadows.
Frequently Worn Item/Outfit
A thick, slightly oversized belted sweater from Derek Lam for Neiman's line.
Salty Black Licorice by Jacobsen Salt. It's the real thing and I might be slightly addicted.
Grilled cheese. The Husband has a new method for making it.
Other than the aforementioned cold I'm following Eileen's No Bane Zone.
Several Viseart eye shadow palettes. I'm waiting for them to get back in stock.
Please tell me that the Oscars are a Kanye-free zone.
How are you doing? Please share your loves, banes, recommendations, and random thoughts.
Art: Charles E. Burchfield, Street Vista in Winter, 1957-60