Hello, internet, it is me, the unreliable blogger, back with another random batch of “Friday Favorites.” Who’s excited? If you’re not excited, go away. And for my fellow Angelenos, stay cool. It is hotter than all get-out and WHERE IS MY FALL AND WINTER? I can’t take this.
WHAT I READ
- Every Fall I read this. And every year I laugh til it hurts reading it. Never fails. If you have never read “It’s Decorative Gourd Season….” from McSweeney’s, you should.
- Mitt Romney has (had?) a secret Twitter account? Sure, sure, why not?
- I don’t mean to get all political, but on Hunter Biden. Donald Trump Jr. actually said, “When you’re the father and your son’s entire career is dependent on that, they own you.” Like, without a glimmer of irony or hypocrisy. Because this is where we live now.
OTHER BLOGGERS & INFLUENCERS
- This recipe for Banana Pudding Poke Cake.
- Have you ever made Mac & Cheese in a sheet pan? I’m thinking this is the way to go.
- Hollywood Picture News recapped all the trailers of the week to help the world make their movie-going decision this weekend.
EARLIER THIS WEEK
- I had to take a “sick day” this week. I put that in quotes because can a freelancer ever really take a sick day? But anyway, I binged some Netflix. I tackled documentary Tell Me Who I am, Docu-series “Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates” and Jenny Slate’s stand-up special. I highly recommend all three.
- I stopped a woman in a public restroom because I liked her skirt. She had the perfect response: “Macy’s. Alfani. On sale.”
- I got the new iPhone ProMax 11 and the camera is pretty amazing. I’m obsessed with these photos I took of my pup:
PR & SOCIAL MEDIA
- This publicist got real candid about working at a film festival and I am all about her truth.
- I was on a podcast! Thanks so much to the “Business and BS” team for having me. You can listen here. I’m very proud of it.
- In addition, my client Micah Brown, who directed ESPN “30 for 30” documentary, “Chuck & Tito,” was on the Adam Carolla Podcast (with Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz). Listen to that here.
- Another client of mine, Frank Lesser, was featured in INC. Magazine — very excited for his new series, “You’re Not a Monster,” which is streaming from IMDb!
- A couple of really bad ass trailers broke this week. Like the one for Bloodshot:
- But MOST IMPORTANTLY, the Rise of Skywalker trailer: