It's been a busy month, but after a wonderful trip to Chicago, we had the last weekend free to basically do nothing. And how glorious it was. With the extra time, we popped open a bottle of wine (a Moreccio Bolgheri 2014) and started cooking.
In full disclosure, outside of Sunday morning newspapers, I've never read a comic book. I love comic book characters and used to love watching the cartoons growing up, but never got into reading comic books. That changed when the latest pick for my book club, GamersRead was Dark Night: A True Batman Story. When I first heard I thought I might be reading a full-blown Batman comic but instead quickly realized that we were in for something completely different.
Jenn doesn't travel often for work, but when she does I try to tag along. We've been fortunate enough to go to some pretty incredible places like Seattle and Washington DC with these work trips. This year Jenn started a new job and sure enough a couple of months in and she was asked to go to a conference in Chicago a city we've never been to. We decided to take advantage of the opportunity and fly out a few days early and see what Chicago has to offer.
This might seem like an odd book choice to some, but ever since writing my senior paper in college on the Sociology of Aging, I've always had a fascination with not only the process of getting older but what happens at the very end of our life. I remember vividly an interview that Jon Stewart did on The Daily Show with Atul Gawande and being utterly fascinated by his book Being Mortal. It's taken me almost three years to read it but I'm really glad I did.
2017 has been off to an intense beginning. The year began with Jenn accepting a new job and April 1st was only the second day in our new Newport Beach apartment. We've had a lot going on. We started off April dropping off our keys at our old the high rise apartment and fully moving into the new one. I will say we made more trips to West Elm (in South Coast Plaza) in the last month then we did the entire time we lived in Santa Ana. In a future post I will write about our apartment and take pictures of the final product, but I will say as of this writing the place is stunning. Jenn has truly outdone herself with our new places decor.