Adrian’s Monday Starter : 49

What I’m reading : Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss — It’s the kind of book that you don’t have to read from start to finish.

What I’m listening to: Farming Without Sun or Soil and Eating Manna From Heaven by TMSIDK

What I’m watching: The Crown Season 2 — Claire Foy, who plays the Queen, is so beautiful to watch. Beyond outstanding.

A quote I’m pondering on: “If you’re not the hero of your own novel, then what kind of novel is it? You need to do some heavy editing.” — Terence McKenna

Go see: Justice League — This film received mixed reviews overall but I still enjoyed it. The action is good. The annoying thing is that it’s utterly predictable.

Adrian’s Monday Starter : 48

What I’m reading : Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss

What I’m listening to: Mind Games by Tell Me Something I Don’t Know

What I’m watching: Stranger Things — A bit more heart, more jumpy bits and more monsters.

A quote I’m pondering on: “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” — Tim Ferriss

Go see: Brad’s Status — The self-pity is a tad absurd and exhausting but I did enjoy this movie particularly because it makes me reflect on my own life and fatherhood. The kid is awesome. I want my son to turn out like him!

Adrian’s Monday Starter : 47

What I’m reading : What’s the problem with men? by Mark Manson

What I’m listening to: Why doesn’t everyone get the flu vaccine by Freakonomics Radio

What I’m watching: Strangers Things Season 1 with my son. We’re not watching Season 2 until he’s all caught up.

A quote I’m pondering on: “If we live in a world where information drives what we do, the information we get becomes the most important thing. The person who chooses that information has power.” — Seth Godin

Go see: The Ornithologist — I found this film completely baffling. Deeply cerebral, intriguing and absolutely strange. It’s surely not for everyone but everyone should still see it.

Adrian’s Monday Starter : 46

What I’m reading : What’s the problem with feminism? by Mark Manson

What I’m listening to: All About Bugs: TMSIDK

What I’m watching: The Good Place on Netflix — This show is easy to watch. A little bit on the fluffy side. But I’m constantly intrigued about how they want to navigate what “good” and “bad” mean in the world. And I don’t think they’ve worked it out yet. I am a tad annoyed by the portrayal of the Filipino character. He appears immature and stupid throughout the show.

A quote I’m pondering on: “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” — Lao Tzu

Go see: Battle of the Sexes — Great performances all around. Relevant viewing for an Australian audience too.

Adrian’s Monday Starter : 45

What I’m reading : 16 Foods to Eat on a Ketogenic Diet

What I’m listening to: Design Matters with Debbie Millman: Seth Godin

What I’m watching: Designated Survivor on Netflix — I can’t help it!

A quote I’m pondering on: ”When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu

Go see: School Life — A wonderful reminder that teachers are indeed the only heroes we need in our everyday lives. This documentary is charming and touching with some beautifully-captured moments.

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