Saturday Check-In

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It’s the best kind of Saturday- full of spice and caffeine, color and nature.

Thoughts from today:

  • I am on track to meeting my goal of blog views for the month of June! I am so excited and intrigued by the world of blogging and the flexibility it provides as a hobby or career. Thanks for all of your support so far, friends, and please pass this link on if you enjoy The Wonder Of!
  • I have explored two of the best coffee shops in Chicago today. I’m kind of buzzing (if you’ve ever had 4+ cups of coffee you know what I’m talking about) but I am so glad that I visit the Currency Exchange Cafe this morning (table and chai pictured above) and I was so delighted by the hidden Pickwick Coffee Roasting downtown (pictured below). I ordered the Black Tiger, iced, which has ginger and chicory in the creamy espresso drink. Grateful to my friend Sara for the recommendation. I am currently sipping the spicy drink in the Art Institute garden!ls.jpg
  • Cool thing: my boyfriend has his bass lesson in Grant Park today, at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion! Very cool. In addition to hosting amazing concerts and festivals, the pavilion and other Chicago parks plays free movies on Tuesday nights! It is a really sweet experience, and you can pack your own picnic for the calmest evening downtown. I saw the movie Brigadoon here years ago, and it was a great experience. If you are into quirky films you should watch this bagpipe-laden time-travel feature.

I hope your Saturday is as blissful and peaceful as mine!

 

In the Handmaid’s Head

 

I am totally engrossed in The Handmaid’s Tale. This show is SO FREAKY. When I am not drawing parallels between the lives of professional women today and the trajectory of our politics, I am dying to get in the head of these poor Handmaids, and learn what they are thinking. Of course… we can.

I just started reading the book! Now that I finished this one I can move on to a darker novel. My sister is currently reading The Handmaid’s Tale, while keeping up with current episodes of the show. We watched the latest episode together last week, and she explained that the book and program move at different paces, and the sequencing of the store is off. A relationship or event has occurred in once, but has not yet appeared in the other. This gives her a funny foresight into each story, and many events are not entirely unexpected.

Another thing affecting her anticipation of “what next” is the fact that we don’t know how much will be covered/revealed/invented in the tv show compared to the novel. Come on, are any shows just one season anymore?