What I Saw:
California Typewriter - A completely charming documentary about a typewriter repair shop in California.... I know, right? How is a typewriter repair shop still even open? It also includes interviews with fans of the typewriter (Tom Hanks and John Mayer, to name two) and a serious typewriter collector. The highlight for me was John Mayer's interview on how he came to start using a typewriter and his thoughts on the process of writing lyrics on one. It was all very interesting and light of heart, kind of a nice palate cleanser these days. Watched it on Crave.
Parks and Rec - This is a re-watch. Personally, my third time around. My daughter and I have a standing date for an episode or two of something before bed to end the day with a laugh. Parks and Rec is a much quoted family favourite around here. It's still as delightful and funny as I found it the first time. Watching this on Amazon Prime Video.
What I Heard:
Ira Glass on the ArmChair Expert podcast. Highlight for me was Dax's theory on the types of movies that do and don't get made these days and why that may be.
What I Read:
The Rule of Many by Ashley and Leslie Saunders. This is a young adult dystopian fiction series that my daughter enjoys. This is the second book in the trilogy. As any true reading fan knows, if you read a great book, you want to share it with people who also love good books. So she read the first one, begged me to read it as well and now here we are. Basically it's a story set in the future, twins are outlawed, but one family is hiding a set of them until their secret is discovered, setting the twins on the run and igniting a rebellion. I am about half way through and enjoying it.