Death Cab for Cutie was very important to me in high school, but when Narrow Stairs was somewhat disappointing, I half gave up on them for a while. Recently, while listening to all the Death Cab I own shuffled, I realized that Codes and Keys (the album after Narrow Stairs which I halfhearted bought and never spend enough time with) is actually pretty good. Yes, none of their albums since Plans have been masterpieces, but there's still a lot of good music to get to know and enjoy. So, right now I'm dedicating some time to Kintsugi, their latest album (and the last with guitarist and producer Chris Walla, who is absolutely essential to their sound). So far the songs "Black Sun" and "Little Wanderer" are the ones that stand out to me.
I just started Housekeeping, this month's book club pick. I've heard so much praise for Marilynne Robinson (particularly about her Gilead trilogy) so I'm excited to dip a toe into that pool with this short novel and see if her stuff is up my alley. The back cover mentioned "the care of two comically bumbling aunts," so that's a good sign.
Part of being an adult involves investing in better things. Marie Kondo said all my possessions should "spark joy." My crappy Venus razor definitely doesn't do that, but a pretty, engraved razor from Harry's might.