It’s Friday and fall is in full effect. It’s looking gorgeous in New York City right now, and warmer days have made it even easier to enjoy. Here’s this week’s round up of things that made the last seven days memorable. I’m hoping these meaningful moments might inspire us to live better stories.
This week, Conan O’Brien has been shooting his show at the famous Apollo Theater here in Harlem, and we have a handful of lucky friends who scored tickets. Though I wasn’t able to go, this video of Conan walking around the neighborhood is the best thing on the internet right now (I’ve watched it three times). There are a few spots from our neighborhood, and I love the straight-talking, entrepreneurial spirit that shines through. Makes me grateful to live in this special place. And seriously, Conan is a straight up fool.
Speaking of TV, if you’re looking for something new and good to watch, 7 Fall Shows You Should Be Watching — And How To Catch Up, is pretty helpful. I’m planning to get into This Is Us and Insecure.I made a beef and butternut squash stew for some friends with a new baby. I used a slightly different recipe, but this one looks just as delicious. I’m all about eating as much butternut squash as possible while it’s in season.
I’m so happy that by the time I write next week’s Mixtape post, this never-ending, oh so painful election season will be over! Please make time to vote, and please get to know where candidates outside of the presidential race stand. This site, Ballot Ready, is a great resource for seeing who’s running where you live. And this site will help you find your polling place.
And finally, a good quote…
“The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go.” – Anonymous
I’m looking forward to a really good weekend, full of stuff I’ll share next week. If there are changing leaves where you live, I hope you get outside and enjoy the mess out of them. Have a great one!
PortiaNovember 4, 2016 at 11:58 am
Love this mixtape as always! I’m looking forward to trying out this soup recipe and I’ve also started ‘This Is Us’ last night.
Keep up the inspiring post, Jess!
Jessica RiceNovember 7, 2016 at 11:46 pm
Thanks so much, Portia! :-) Let me know what you think of the recipe if you do end up making it!
Neil D.November 4, 2016 at 5:48 pm
Jameson is looking like Jordan in the photo of the two of you :-)
Jessica RiceNovember 7, 2016 at 11:47 pm
I agree. To me, he seems to go back and forth between looking like Jordan or me. :)