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The Sunday Salon 7-27-14Time and place // 6:46 a.m. Eastern Time as I start this. The couch of our living room.

Eating and drinking // Ugh. What haven’t I eaten and drank this week (yes, including spam/teriyaki spam of all things), especially yesterday? Wings. A drink called Lady of the Lake (more on why later). A mint matcha chip tea and yes, part of the reason I have heartburn this morning…can’t imagine why. ;) But going to have iced coffee shortly…and going to breakfast with wife and in-laws at 8 a.m.

Reading // Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins. Not very far into this one, but I am enjoying this memoir/not-memoir so far.

Watching // The Grand Budapest Hotel. The Wife and I watched earlier this week and we really enjoyed it, although I still think Moonrise Kingdom is our favorite Wes Anderson…so far.

Listening // Sunday morning routine, and not that it’s a bad routine, but it is: Sleepy Hollow on WXPN from Philadelphia.

Photographing // The main thing: getting together with aforementioned family because my wife was in a musical Spamalot the past two weekends and last night her dad and stepmom came up from Maryland (to Pennsylvania) to see the show. Oh, the show? Um, yeah, it was amazing!…and not just my wife either, but of course, especially her. Yesterday was Day 51 in 100 Happy Days meme that I’m doing.

Saying // Not a lot…but more on that later.

Doing // Mowed the lawn yesterday. I guess that counts as doing, right? Other than that, not “doing” a lot.

Hating // Heartburn. Duh. Didn’t I already say that? ;) Hmmm. Look at photo. That (food and drink) might be why. Well, technically, I only said I had it, but yes, I’m hating it too.

Loving //  Spamalot. Again, duh!

Anticipating // A more regular schedule here on the blog which I will be announcing next Sunday.

Oh, yeah, Lady of the Lake is one of the characters in the musical, in case you were wondering. The drink? Rum and blue curacao.

So what are you up to this weekend? Reading, watching, listening to anything good?

Sunday Salon 7-20-14

From World of Trouble To Spamalot

Reading: World of Trouble by Ben H. Winters which I read on Tuesday, the day it was released. Next up: Tibetan Peach Pie by Tom Robbins, which I am planning on reading today.

Watching: Longmire, based off the Craig Johnson novels. Now just have to wait for Season 3 to end on TV so can get on Netflix. Next up: Endeavour, Series 2, which already is available on the PBS app on the Roku, first three episodes anyway, and anticipate the fourth and final episode of series to be up shortly after airs tonight.

Listening to: This afternoon I plan on tuning in to a little bit of the 2014 Pitchfork Musical Festival from Chicago. This morning, while I’m reading other Sunday Saloners and other book bloggish posts, I’m chilling to Sleepy Hollow on WXPN out of Philadelphia. Maybe later tonight, I’ll find something to listen to from the West Coast to round out my listening. :)

Photographing: #100happydays. Highlight was this photo from Wednesday.

Saying: Not much. Scaling back on saying anything as I decided to not do three scheduled posts reflecting on themes of blog: Body, mind, and soul.

Doing: Not much. Sister, brother-in-law, and nephew were supposed to come over Monday or Tuesday, but didn’t work out.

Not grateful for: The blahs I’m feeling lately, including lack of motivation and focus here on the blog.

Grateful for: Wife, talented enough to be in a local theater’s production of the musical Spamalot that I will be going to see with her dad and stepmom this Saturday night for final performance. Ending four-day weekend Tuesday with getting aforementioned World of Trouble on hold on ebook from The Free Library of Philadelphia and then having time to read it in one sitting (with nap in between).

So what have you been reading, watching, listening to, photographing, saying, and/or doing this past week? What is the one thing for which you are most grateful this past week?

Sunday Salon 7-13-14

Fangirl, Leverage, Forest Swords, and 100 Happy Days

Today I don’t have a topic to spin, just a look back at the week in what I’ve been reading, watching, listening to, photographing, saying and doing…

Reading: This past week I finished my second Rainbow Rowell book, Fangirl, putting my count for books for the year at 32.

The first was Eleanor and Park, which I thought was great. This one, Fangirl? Well, I just thought it was good, but still better than most books. It just didn’t seem to have the same impact as the first one. Today, I might finish The Power of A Positive No: How To Say No and Still Get To Yes by William Ury. I recently read The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business by Charles Duhigg and this one is in a similar vein, at least, with the first two words. ;)

On Tuesday, I’m looking forward to the third in The Last Policeman trilogy, World Of Trouble, by Ben H. Winters coming out.

Watching: I don’t know why but Friday night I started watching a new show to me, Leverage, and I immediately fell in love and watched the first eight episodes of Season 1. I’m waiting to watch the last two episodes of Season 1 until later today or tomorrow when my wife can join me because they give a little more back story on the main character, Nathan Ford, played by Timothy Hutton and she’s interested in that part of it.

Listening to: Machine music as my wife calls it, namely Forest Swords (aka English producer Matthew Barnes), Jon Hopkins, Burial (aka William Emmanuel Bevan), Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Photographing: I’m continuing with #100happydays, of which the photos above in the featured image are a part.

Saying and doing: I haven’t been saying anything on the blog this week, but this coming week I do have a post planned on summertime music on Tuesday and another post on Thursday about my spiritual journey from the Assemblies of God to the Episcopal Church of America, with stops in between. I’m not doing much lately but am in the middle of a four-day weekend today, which I am enjoying so far.

So how about y’all? What have you been up to this past week? Read, watched or listened to anything good?