Watching| Spiderman: Far From Home
> I loved, loved, loved it. Nothing against the others, but in my opinion, Tom Holland is the best Spiderman. The movie had just the right amount of wrap up from Avengers: Endgame and future focus for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). There was a nice balance of seriousness and humor in this July movie.
> This is the second book in the Harry Potter series. While the first one was good, this one is better. I’ve been really drawn into the story line and can tell that there will be some cliffhangers that will only be resolved in future books. We’ve also started playing the phone app Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and you can see the connection between the books and the game. Both are a lot of fun.
Remembering | Getz/Gilberto
> Sad to say, João Gilberto, one of the founders of the bossa nova sound, recently passed away in July. Keith and I have recently become big fans of bossa nova music and discovered his 1964 album Getz/Gilberto. Fantastic! It includes one of our favorite songs, “Girl from Impanema”. If you’re looking for something new to listen to…might want to check this out.
Working On| Our Fantasy Football Draft
> Because of our move to Gainesville, we took some time off playing Fantasy Football. Well, no more. We’ve signed up for a league on NFL.com and are now spending time trying to learn player statistics, etc. It’s a welcome distraction and a nice way for us just to spend our Sundays relaxing, watching football, and maybe cooking something in our
> I typically work with three monitors. Yes, three. For years, I worked with two. Then one day, while fixing one of our computers, our technician suggested three. I thought to myself, “I don’t know. That seems a bit excessive.” Well, later I had the chance to test drive three monitors and OMGosh…it’s fabulous! Anyway, my external monitors have been out of commission for the past month and now they’re finally working again. I’m in heaven and productive again!
Planning| Home Time
> With the exception of a short business trip, I’m basically at home for the next couple of months starting in July. And I’m delighted. I don’t mind traveling, but for those of you who are like me and travel regularly, it’s also nice to be home.
Loving| Herman Miller Cubert Personal Light
> A friend of mine sent me the best gift – a Herman Miller Cubert Personal Light. I adore the modern design. And it’s very functional. Not only is it a light, but it has USB ports and an outlet. It has a touch-sensitive dimmer and an auto shutoff. Beautiful and functional. It’s what I love about Herman Miller.
> As a small business owner, we like to help out other small businesses. One of the ways we do that is by backing Kickstarter campaigns. Our latest is Groove Life. The company has been around since 2015. They make silicone jewelry. Groove Life was looking for backers for its latest product – silicone watch bands. As backers, we received new Apple Watchbands and their signature silicone rings earlier in July. So far, we’re impressed. Great for a hot day when you don’t want to wear metal.
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