It's summer–– the time of cookouts, beach days, and sitting in the AC watching Netflix (a personal favorite). That's why I've recently been all about re-binge-watching (a term I have just made up) some of my favorite shows. Right now it's The Office, which has been both a great and terrible decision. Great because The Office is one of the best shows that's been on television, and terrible because I've been forcing Jim and Pam into conversation like it's 2008 again. It may be getting weird?
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying
You might not know the name Carol Leifer, but odds are you've watched one of the shows she's written for. From Seinfeld to a brief stint on Saturday Night Live to Modern Family, Leifer's been the brains behind some of the best television comedy in the business. That's why it's no surprise that her collection of essays is just as funny as she is. And aside from just the humor, she gives great life advice–– as someone who'd love to have a career like hers it was an eye-opening read, but most of what she said would translate into almost any field. She was one of the first women in the boys club of comedy, and it's clear that she's gained a lot of wisdom from it. And lucky for us she's inclined to share.
There's nothing quite like Chicago in the summertime. Between the beach (which, to be fair, isn't ocean adjacent or anything–– but Chicagoans make do with what we've got), all of the beautiful parks, and the endless list of awesome festivals, there's honestly no better place to be. I continued a 22-year long tradition by attending this year's Taste of Chicago, and started a new one by hitting up the first annual Comedy Exposition. Whatever it is you like to do, Chicago's got you covered.
Chris Pratt could do nothing in life aside from playing Andy Dwyer on Parks and Rec and I'd still love him, but he seemingly keeps getting better. He has had a meteoric ascent to hotness that I can't really mentally process, and apparently he's also awesome at french braiding, which we can add to the list of things Chris Pratt does better than me (right behind general life enthusiasm and playing the guitar).