The Doldrums

Some of my colleagues have been out sick the past couple of weeks, and I think whatever is going around has finally ensnared me. I woke up with a sore throat and cough yesterday. I’m not feeling great today, so today’s blog post likely won’t be erudite or pithy.

Since deep thinking isn’t coming easily to me today, I’ll use this post as an opportunity for sharing some recommendations.

My first recommendation is the bespoke tailors at Bindle & Keep. Jen needed a new suit for work because she travels a lot to clients’ offices. The folks at B&K did a great job on her suit. It fits her well, and she looks fantastic in it. Their customer service during the initial measuring and the later fittings was the best clothes-buying experience she’s ever had.

I’m at the midway point in reading Kevin Hearne’s The Iron Druid fantasy series. I’m enjoying his books a lot. Like Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files, Hearne’s books are set in contemporary America but with a fantasy twist. Atticus O’Sullivan manages to get into more jams than it seems possible to escape. He’s not quite as crazy or as madcap as Harry Dresden is, but Oberon, his wolfhound, manages to keep the humor going.

I’m still playing Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer album nearly non-stop. After Jen saw the concert in Atlanta, she assembled a playlist based on the concert’s set list. That added in a few tracks from Monáe’s other albums like “Q.U.E.E.N.,” “Electric Lady,” and “Yoga.” All are tracks with killer beats and lyrics that will make one think. We’re looking forward to her next film “Welcome to Marwen,” which opens December 21st.

I’m still a huge Edison Pen Co fan, and I’m drooling over their latest exclusive Nouveau Premiere pens, which are available only at GouletPens.com. One is called “juniper” and the other is “cranberry.” I covet them both.

That’s all I have for now. Time to return to bed in hopes more sleep can improve my ability to hear, breathe, and swallow.

(Photo by Karl Magnuson on Unsplash)

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