This week flew
by. And that sadly means that summer also flew by. I always feel like it’s a slippery slope between the Fourth of July and pumpkin picking. One minute it’s summer, you blink, and bam! It’s October. It’s one of the reasons why I never look forward to my birthday– it means summer is ending!
I was going through my phone to pull a photo for this post and realized that I’d taken two pictures since the Fourth of July. One was my car’s display saying it was 102 degrees, and the other was a picture of my healing thumb. (I sliced it open two weeks ago and finally can use it again, haha.) Neither photo was going to make the cut here… and then I realized I never posted photos from Shakespeare on the Sound.
I had heard about Shakespeare on the Sound
from a few friends, and a couple of readers had reached out to me about it as well. Gar and I made it a date one night, and we loved it. The play is in a park in Rowayton, and everyone comes out bringing picnics, blankets, and chairs. This year was Hamlet
, and the cast was amazing
. We lucked out with the weather– the sun set gloriously into a cool night. Fireflies darted the sky, and the tiniest kids fell asleep in the darkness. (We read Hamlet
in my 11th grade English class and I read the part of Ophelia so I remembered a lot more of the play than I thought I was going to. But I was so impressed to overhear a ten-year-old explaining the play to his confused friend. I don’t know if his dad had slipped him the SparkNotes before it, haha, but he really got it, despite the super fast-paced Shakespearean language.)
The production wrapped up for the year, but I would highly recommend going next summer if you’re in the area.
Lots of videos on my radar this week:
How cool is this 360-degree video
?! I played around with it for a bit, and I’m not going to lie, my heart was pounding. Racing at Henley
is not easy and seeing those wooden booms brought back a lot of anxious memories!!
So I’ve been “researching” (aka watching) YouTube channels, and I keep finding myself down these black holes of videos. I love these vlog channels that big time YouTubers do, even better than their usual videos. I randomly stumbled on Monica Church’s vlogs
, and I love
the way she edits them. They feel like short documentaries. (She’s also a twin, and everyone who knows me knows how obsessed I am with twins!)
Ugh! This video!!! It melted my heart. I loved that his craft pairs skill with creativity and humor. They look like such fun little toys
. In the interview he talks about how he doesn’t come up with the design first, he just starts and lets his hands do the work. Amazing!
Hope everyone has a nice weekend!