Tuesday Ten: Books My Book Club Discussed But Did Not (yet) Choose, Continued

  1. The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny by Peter McGraw and Joel Warner
  2. The Hot Zone by Richard Preston
  3. The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Science in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blume
  4. In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Lawson
  5. The Passage: A Novel by Justin Cronin
  6. Quirkology: How we Discover the Big Truths in Small Things by Richard Wiseman
  7. The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King: Inside the Richest Poker Game of All Time by Michael Craig
  8. Damned by Chuck Palahniuk
  9. The Strain by Guillermo Del Toro
  10. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Tuesday Ten: Books My Book Club Discussed But Did Not (yet) Choose

  1. The Analyst by John Katzenbach
  2. The Martian by Andy Weir
  3. Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer
  4. The Way of the Knife: The CIA, A Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth by Mark Mazetti
  5. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright
  6. Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York that Changed Music Forever by Will Hermes
  7. T-Rex and the Crater of Doom by Walter Alvarez
  8. The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession by John Cornwell
  9. Coffee: A Dark History by Antony Wild
  10. Project Orion: The True Story of the Atomic Spaceship by George Dyson


Tuesday Ten: Upcoming DC Events That Interest Me

Not attending all of these, but totally wish I could!

  1. The Piano Guys at Wolf Trap (August)
  2. Margaret Cho at Warner Theater (October)
  3. DC Roller Derby Championships (June)
  4. Late Night Recess (June) – local library for 20-30somethings
  5. Potted Potter the Satirical Play at Shakespeare Theater (June)
  6. Once the Musical at Kennedy Center
  7. Jim Gaffigan at Wolf Trap (August)
  8. Sarah Colonna at Arlington Drafthouse (August)
  9. Smithsonian Folklife Festival (July)
  10. Capital Fringe Festival (July)

Tuesday Ten: Things That Suck About My Mom Being Dead

In light of mother’s day…

  1. Listening to people complain about things their mom do, when it’s clear that their mom just cares about them
  2. Listening to people complain about spending time with their moms
  3. Mother’s day sales, email advertisement, in-store advertising
  4. Having no one who cares what you ate for dinner or what random purchase you just made
  5. Having no one to go to for awkward advice about things involving your ladybits
  6. Celebrating life’s major moments without her getting to see them, and knowing how much she would have wanted to be there/hear about it (such as moving in together w/boyfriend, weddings, pregnancies, promotions)
  7. Not knowing how to act with friend/boyfriend’s moms; wanting desperately to find someone to serve as a substitute, but knowing it isn’t appropriate, but not knowing where that middle ground lies
  8. How uncomfortable other people get when I get sad
  9. How uncomfortable/sad I get when people talk about their moms
  10. Having to ask/beg/plan for people to be there for me on really hard days (mother’s day, mom’s bday, anniversary of death)

Tuesday Ten: Things to Worry About When Moving In With Someone

  1. who makes dinner and when?
  2. will there be enough food for leftovers?
  3. will i have to clean everything or will he help?
  4. joint bank accounts or no joint accounts?
  5. which of us gets the prime parking spot?
  6. do we run errands together or separately?
  7. will he steal the covers every night?
  8. will the bathrooms be disgusting?
  9. how will I surreptitiously poop?
  10. what if I never want to leave home anymore?

Tuesday Ten: Restaurants I’d Visit in DC Again and Again (for Brunch)

  1. Hong Kong Pearl – dim sum brunch
  2. Zengo – for bottomless brunch
  3. Cuba Libre – with enough people for unlimited small plates
  4. Coco Sala – if you want something sweet
  5. Ted’s Bulletin
  6. Copperwood Tavern in Shirlington
  7. Busboys and Poets
  8. Evening Star Cafe in Del Ray
  9. Maple Ave in Vienna (make a reservation)
  10. Union Market – kind of a cheat, but Buffalo Bergen bagel sandwiches, takorean tacos, and random pork buns and froyo – #winning