We’re about 6 weeks from the end of school right now, and the activities are crashing over us like big waves at the beach. There’s not a lot of time to catch a breath, and before I know it, this year will be gone. I have mixed feelings about this, but very little time for introspection, which is probably a good thing. But I’ve managed to snatch just a moment to share a few bright and shiny distractions with you. Check them out, and let me know what you think.

  • [youtube=] Am I the only person who missed this when it was happening? The coolest astronaut since Tom Hanks in Apollo 13. (Aside from his taste in hockey teams, of course.)
  • [youtube=]This movie. Crazy good. Made me think again how important character development is.
  • The Glass Wives.  It’s Amy Sue Nathan’s debut book, and I cannot wait to read it. I’ve parked it next to my bed as an incentive to help me get through the next few weeks.

What’s on your must read or watch list?

Liz Michalski


  1. Jan O'Hara on May 15, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    That movie looks amazing. I hadn’t heard of it but apparently a lot of people agree with your opinion. Lots of reserves at the library.

    Chris Hadfield is one in a million.

    Amy Sue’s book? Of course it’s going to be great.

    Via recommendations from others, on my must-read/watch list: Kumare (the movie) and David Morrell’s Murder as a Fine Art. I also want to read Gillian Flynn’s backlist.

    • liz on May 15, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      Jan, I thought you’d be a Chris Hadfield fan too. : )

      Yes, definitely rent the movie — it was amazing! And I haven’t heard of Kumare or David Morrell — I shall have to look them up. Thanks for sharing them!

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