Conscious Consumption: January Consumption Report

And just like that, the first month of the year is done! Where did time go? It was back to normal work schedules for both Cody and I, which was a rather hard transition at times. Consumption stayed about the same as the last several months. Clearly that’s the norm for me!

Podcasts

Sex & relationships - 7
Business & creativity - 13
Finance - 3
Health & nutrition - 10
Personal Development - 12
History - 3
Interviews, random & misc. - 20
* Bonus: New Years-related - 24

TOTAL PODCAST EPISODES: 68

I noticed early on in the month that I was naturally adding a lot of spiritual podcasts to my queue. It definitely wasn't conscious, but I decided to run with it! There was a lot of great material that I got to read since I was stretching my usual boundaries a bit.

Later in the month, I was less interested in personal development and learning, and more interested in straight up interviews. I also found myself pushing harder to listen to guests that I wasn't immediately interested in. The two podcasts that I experienced this the most with were Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard and Real Talk Radio. I made an effort to listen to every podcast, in order, not just the ones with guests that I had heard of or that sounded interesting. This resulted in me finding lots of new people that I wanted to follow, or just had a better appreciation of. Doing this also helped me learn about topics I might not have otherwise learned about.

One thing I really struggled with this month was the fact that I just wanted to listen to Armchair Expert and nothing else. The show is interesting and funny and I really enjoy each episode I listen to. After each episode, though, I kept feeling like I should be making a bigger effort to listen to other shows, too. So I tried mixing it up a bit, but I found myself bored with the other shows and wanting to go back to Armchair Expert. At some point, I realized what I was doing. Who cares if I listen to the same show a million times in a row? Maybe I'll binge every episode of Armchair Expert before moving on to other shows. WHO CARES? And so I scheduled about a dozen episodes of Armchair Expert in a row and all was well.

Stand Out Podcasts this Month:

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard (10 episodes)

  • Kristen Bell. This episode was seriously lovely. Besides the fact that I love how real and honest Dax and Kristen are about their relationship, this episode really gave me a greater insight into Kristen's thoughts and beliefs. She kept coming back to happiness versus suffering and I love how simplistic but perfect that viewpoint is.

Being Boss (4 episodes)

  • #208 - Word of the Year + Having More Fun. This was SUCH a motivational episode. I loved hearing about Emily's paper planners and Kathleen's foray into hiring a financial planner. This episode made me want to refine my systems a bit more, and also commit to having an intention every month, which is something I've wanted to do in past years, but have told myself it's too much.

Raise Your Hand Say Yes (3 episodes)

  • Ep. 224: How to Set Big Goals *and* Chill Out all at the Same Time. This episode spoke to me! Goals should be unrealistic for right now, but the smaller, actionable pieces should be attainable right now. So good!

Other shows I listened to:

  • Real Talk Radio (8 episodes)

  • Wandering Aimfully (4 episodes)

  • Your Kick Ass Life Podcast (2 episodes)

  • Terri Cole's Hello Freedom Podcast (2 episodes)

  • Highest Self Podcast (2 episodes)

  • Grace & Grit Podcast (2 episodes)

  • The Kate & Mike Show (2 episodes)

  • Let's Talk About Myths, Baby! (2 episodes)

  • Let it Out with Katie Dalebout (2 episodes)

  • Safe For Work (1 episode)

  • Goal Digger Podcast (1 episode)

  • Wellness Realness (1 episode)

  • Manifest This! (1 episode)

  • Truth Telling with Elizabeth DiAlto (1 episode)

  • All Up in Your Lady Business (1 episode)

  • RISE Together (1 episode)

  • Journey to Launch (1 episode)

  • Foreplay Radio (1 episode)

  • The Wellness Mama Podcast (1 episode)

  • Strategy Hour (1 episode)

  • Whiskey & Work (1 episode)

  • Her Rules Radio (1 episode)

  • Financial Grownup (1 episode)

  • Creative Biz Rebellion (1 episode)

  • Authentic Sex Podcast (1 episode)

  • Optimal Health Daily (1 episode)

  • Nourishing Women Podcast (1 episode)

  • Spiritualish (1 episode)

  • Work Your Wealth (1 episode)

  • #StayMarried Podcast (1 episode)

  • The Meadow Devor Podcast (1 episode)

  • Timesuck with Dan Cummins (1 episode)

  • She Explores (1 episode)

  • Committed (1 episode)

TV & Movies

Cody finally finished watching all of Survivor. While I enjoyed watching some of it with him, it’s a relief to be done with that particular binge. Finally I can watch my own shows now....

Two shows that I’ve loved in previous years, You're the Worst and Brooklyn 99, came back for new seasons. I’m looking forward to jumping back into both of those stories.

Books

I don't think I read all month. I've been too tired, now that I'm getting up earlier in the morning to work out. I last all of 2 minutes when I climb into bed each night. I need to find a way to read more, because I do miss it.

Games

I spent a lot of this month playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on my Nintendo Switch. I finally beat it right at the end of the month. What a great game! I resisted playing other Switch games, other than some multiplayer games with Cody, while I was working on this one. I'm excited to move on to play Skyrim now.

On my phone, Cody and I both got sucked into the new Futurama game. Futurama has a soft spot in our hearts because our biggest line of patches revolves around this great tv show. I've also been playing Matchington Mansion, which has that mindless element that I crave sometimes.

Conscious Consumption: December Consumption Report

The holidays are finally over and the New Year is here! Crazy how fast this entire year has gone.

I’ve now done these Consumption Reports for six months and I still find them insanely interesting. Not only are they allowing me to see patterns in the things that I watch and read and listen to, but it makes me stay more mindful of the things I’m choosing to consume. So even if I wasn’t writing these reports, I’d probably be keeping track of things just for myself.

Podcasts

Sex & relationships - 6
Business & creativity - 10
Finance - 4
Health & nutrition - 2
Personal Development - 34
Random & misc. - 5
* Bonus: Christmas-related - 18
* Bonus: New Years-related - 18

TOTAL PODCAST EPISODES: 61

Yet another slow month for podcasts… or maybe those really high months in the summer were actually the outliers, not the other way around. Either way, I listened to some great podcasts, quite a few of which were on the longer side. I’ve really been enjoying the longer-style interviews lately.

Stand Out Podcasts this Month:

Real Talk Radio (5 episodes)

  • Cait Flanders on Being a Mindful Consumer and Creator. I loved this episode so much. It was a testament to following the path of what feels good to you, not what you "should" be doing.

  • Laura Hughes on Van Life and What It's Like to Live and Work on the Road. I'm totally not into the van life movement, but this was such an interesting episode!

Wandering Aimfully (5 episodes)

  • Authenticity Isn't Just a Buzzword. I don't think I've laughed so hard at a podcast in a long time. Great episode.

Being Boss (3 episodes)

  • #206 - Company of One with Paul Jarvis. I loved what they had to say about just reaching out to people you admire and talking to them, because it may build a relationship. This is something I'd like to do more of in the future.

  • #207 - Self-Limiting Beliefs and Goal Setting. I loved this conversation and I love the idea of the "Ding!"

The Joy Junkie Show (1 episode)

  • 6 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress [TJJS: EP279]. This episode had some GREAT tips and tricks. I loved Amy's short scripts for saying no, backing out, and adjusting expectations.

Other shows I listened to:

  • Hello Freedom (4 episodes)

  • Marriage is Funny (3 episodes)

  • Chasing Joy Podcast (3 episodes)

  • The Purpose Show (3 episodes)

  • Raise Your Hand Say Yes (3 episodes)

  • Manifest This! (2 episodes)

  • Foreplay (2 episodes)

  • The Wellness Mama Podcast (2 episodes)

  • That's So Maven (2 episodes)

  • The Simple Self-Care Podcast (2 episodes)

  • Grace & Grit Podcast (2 episodes)

  • Power Couples (1 episode)

  • Whiskey & Work (1 episode)

  • Optimal Finance Daily (1 episode)

  • All Up in Your Lady Business (1 episode)

  • Her Rules Radio (1 episode)

  • Money Girl (1 episode)

  • The Bloom & Grow Show (1 episode)

  • Creative Biz Rebellion (1 episode)

  • Let it Out with Katie Dalebout (1 episode)

  • Mo' Money Podcast (1 episode)

  • Spiritualish (1 episode)

  • RISE Together Podcast (1 episode)

  • Goal Digger Podcast (1 episode)

  • The Kate & Mike Show (1 episode)

  • Strategy Hour (1 episode)

  • The Lively Show (1 episode)

  • The Marie Forleo Podcast (1 episode)

TV & Movies

We've been on a big Survivor kick this month. We watched the end of the current season, then started watching some of the old seasons. Cody watched a lot without me, but I got to see quick a few episodes. It’s the perfect thing to have on in the background while I work on other things.

We also got a GIANT new TV for Christmas. We went from 42" to 65", which, as you might expect, is a big jump. Everything looks super great on it... and now Cody refuses to watch ANYTHING in standard definition. Merry Christmas to us, I suppose!

Books

I finished reading "Once Upon a Christmas Kiss" by Manda Collins. Cute and festive, but nothing to write home about. Even still, it’s been a very long time since I read a romance novel and it was like coming home.

I also read "When Sparks Fly" by Sabrina Jeffries. Definitely another cutesy Christmas romance.

Games

We both bought Nintendo Switches at the beginning of the month, so we spent a lot of time focusing on Games. I'm loving The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Mario Kart has been great on our new TV. Split screen is still huge for each of us! Mario Party has been great to play together, as well.

Music

I still listened to Christmas music off an on, slowly refining my playlist to be perfect. When I was younger, I really loved Christmas music. I’d listen in July sometimes. But now, I’ve just lost that love. I try to listen a little, however, to make sure that I still get some of that Christmas music. Is this a classic case of “Society says I should do this, so I should do it”? I don’t think so. I think it’s more of a nostalgic attempt to bring a little more Christmas spirit to my every day life. No harm, no foul.

In non-Christmas music, I’ve been loving Bastille's new album with Other People's Heartbreak. A little more on the techno / pop side than they normally are, but great songs.

I bought tickets to a Mae concert in early January, so I made up a setlist playlist to listen to in preparation. I’ll be listening to that as much as possible in the next couple weeks.

Conscious Consumption: November Consumption Report

November was a busy month for me. It included training for a new job, which took up a lot of my podcast time. It also ended with some nice long weekends, which were wonderful. Despite all that, I got to read and listen to some really great things.

I also decided to make a big blog change this month - I’m no longer putting links to every stinking podcast I listen to, movie I watch, etc. It takes way too much time for me and the results aren’t enough to make me keep going. The way I figure it, if my readers are really that interested, they’ll do a quick Google search and find it quickly!

Podcasts

Sex & relationships - 7
Business & creativity - 22
Finance - 5
Health & nutrition - 5
Personal Development - 9
Random & misc. - 13
* Bonus: Holiday-related episodes - 5

TOTAL PODCAST EPISODES: 61

My podcast consumption went waaaay down again this month! Either I'm listening to longer podcasts (which is definitely possible--I'm looking at you, Nicole Antoinette!) or I really have just slowed way down. Another possibility is that I've taken quite a bit of time off this month (and it'll be the same situation next month!) that results in way less podcast listening at work.

Stand Out Podcasts this Month:

Being Boss (5 episodes)

  • #195 - Branding for Business. Great episode that really explains branding in a way I've never heard before. Saved for future listens.

  • #197 - Modern Mystic Kelley Knight. I was a bit skeptical about this one, but I really loved Kelley's story. She had some great things to say about manifesting (Everyone is good at manifesting!) and the Law of Attraction.

  • #204 - Your Brightest Life with Caroline Kelso Zook. This is the podcast I didn't even know I was waiting for.

The Kate & Mike Show (2 episodes)

  • Episode 75: Terri Cole: Your Love Questions Answered! I really liked this episode. Terri had some great tidbits. Her thoughts on our responsibility to say no was so refreshing.

Marriage is Funny (4 episodes)

  • Rule 077 | Things Fall Apart When Priorities Get Out of Place. Such a real, difficult conversation that is all too familiar. Cody and I have similar struggles at times and it's reassuring to know we're not the only ones.

Wandering Aimfully (5 episodes)

  • A Conversation Over Tequila & Wine (WAIM After Dark #1). Probably the funniest podcast conversation I've heard yet.

The Lively Show (2 episodes)

  • TlS #296: Detroit Update: My New Partner, New Community Projects, & New Home. I haven't gushed about Jess's show in a while, but this episode was SO SWEET. You could tell she's just so happy and I loved hearing about the way the universe has brought her and Chris together. So cute!

Health Fuels Hustle (1 episode)

  • Episode 13 - Supplements for Winter Immune Health. I always forget how much I love this show. Amy explains things so well and I feel like I learn so much more than if I started Googling the topic. I need to listen to more episodes in the future.

Stay Married Podcast (2 episodes)

  • S4 Ep9 | Managing Money as a Team. I loved this conversation! Very relevant to recent conversations I've been having with my partner.

Don't Keep Your Day Job (1 episode)

  • How to be a Badass with Jen Sincero. Every interview with Jen Sincero that I listen to is just SO GOOD. She's confident, motivating, and so so funny. I need more Jen in my life.

Other shows I listened to:

  • Committed (5 episodes)

  • Making a Business (3 episodes)

  • Raise Your Hand. Say Yes with Tiffany Han (3 episodes)

  • The Purpose Show (2 episodes)

  • Hurry Slowly (2 episodes)

  • You Kick-Ass Life Podcast (2 episodes)

  • Action Army (2 episodes)

  • The Goal Digger Podcast (2 episodes)

  • 10 Minutes to Being Boss (1 episode)

  • Profit Boss (1 episode)

  • Office Talk with Annette Stepanian (1 episode)

  • Grace & Grit (1 episode)

  • On Air with Ella (1 episode)

  • Invisible Office Hours (1 episode)

  • Real Talk Radio (1 episode)

  • Optimal Relationships Daily (1 episode)

  • Art of Doing (1 episode)

  • I Do Podcast (1 episode)

  • Optimal Finance Daily (1 episode)

  • The Minimalists (1 episode)

  • Let it Out with Katie Dalebout (1 episode)

  • Forever 35 (1 episode)

  • Wellness Realness (1 episode)

  • Whiskey & Work (1 episode)

  • Afford Anything (1 episode)

  • One Part Podcast (1 episode)

TV & Movies

We did something we rarely do.... we saw a movie in theaters! Bohemian Rhapsody was the one that finally convinced us to make the drive to the nice theater a couple towns over. And it was SO GOOD. I loved the music, the acting, the story. Definitely a movie I'll watch again and again when it finally comes out.

Cody then decided he wanted to go to the theaters AGAIN, this time to see Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald. This prompted me to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them first. Of course, these two movies inspired me to watch the rest of the Harry Potter movies. I've now binged the entire series, over the course of about two weeks.

Cody also got me stuck on Survivor again (notice a trend of these things being his fault??). It's a bit of drama for us boring people, I suppose. He binged the first 6 episodes, then we binged the first 6 episodes again so I could see them, and since then we've been watching them on-time, while they're finally airing. We literally don't do this with a single other show.

Doctor Who has stayed absolutely phenomenal. The new doctor is just such a fun character to watch and I love many of the things she stands for. The writers definitely gave her a solid personality, maybe more so than the previous doctor. This continues to be a bright spot in television each week.

Books

I actually picked up a Christmas romance novel to read this month! It's good! I'm reading again, just about every night! I'll mention more when I finish it in December.

Music

Best new album of the month goes to Imagine Dragons for sure. Their new album is great from front to back. Cody has had it on repeat constantly since it came out... so it's definitely a good thing that it's so good or else I'd be going crazy!

I finally broke down and started listening to Christmas music a couple days after Thanksgiving. I've compiled two playlists - one of classic (at least to me) Christmas songs that I know and love and one of new Christmas songs that I've never listened to before. I've been making a point to listen to new songs and once I find one I like, I save it on my classic Christmas list. I'm determined to listen to some of my Christmas music this year. Last year, I don't think I listened at all.

Conscious Consumption: October Consumption Report

Yet another month has flown by! It was by far my busiest month yet with a promotion followed by some travel for work, family and social obligations, tons of work on Station707, and more. There are definitely some interesting tidbits below so let’s jump in!

 

Podcasts

 Sex & relationships - 12
Business & creativity - 22
Finance - 16
Health & nutrition - 3
Personal development - 18
Random & misc. - 7

TOTAL PODCAST EPISODES: 78

 

The first thing I noticed was that I listened to WAY fewer podcasts than I had in previous months. I’ll chalk this up to being busy at work (my prime time to listen to podcasts) and taking a handful of days off.

As I'm starting to find more new podcasts that interest me, I've found myself insisting on listing to episodes that bore me. This happened to me recently where I was doing my best to listen to all of a newer podcast. I liked the hosts and the topic, so I was sure that I was going to love it. This particular episode was over 2 hours long and about a quarter of the way through it, I realized that I wasn't listening. Nothing they were talking about was resonating. It just didn't land with me the way it should. I considered skipping the rest of the episode, but told myself I'd miss out on something and that I had to finish it. About five minutes later I realized what I'd done. I realized I'd let FOMO get the best of me. In reality, I had absolutely no reason to keep listening to the episode. Even some of my favorite shows have at least a handful of episodes that I don't care about and that I don't want to listen to. And that's totally okay. So I skipped the rest of the episode and listened to one that interested me instead. Much better.

I ended up unsubscribing from that particular podcast entirely because the same thing happened with each episode. I just didn’t care for them, even the episodes about money and relationships, which are two of my favorite topics. I may revisit them sometime in the future to see if the show has gotten any better, but I’m not putting any pressure on myself to listen to their podcast.

 

Stand Out Podcasts this Month:

 Wandering Aimfully (5 episodes)

The Kate & Mike Show (4 episodes)

Real Talk Radio (4 episodes)

  • Tiffany Han on Truth-Telling, Sobriety, and Actively Changing Your Own Life. This episode was everything I needed to hear today. I respect both of these women SO MUCH and I loved every single word.

  • Bonus episode with Gent (Patreon exclusive). I literally stopped what I was listening to previously and downloaded this immediately. So. Good. For those of you that don’t follow Nicole, she recently hiked (almost) the entire PCT with a handful of friends she met on-trail. Gent is one of these friends. Their story is a wild ride that you can read more about over on Nicole’s IG. This episode was such a testament to community. Can't wait for more sneak peeks into The Royal Family.

Committed (4 episodes)

  • Jerry. This episode was one of my favorites from this show. Definitely different, definitely more heartbreaking than their usual style of episode. But it was interesting and one line at the end really struck me. I don't remember what it was exactly, but the gist of it was that the person you marry should be the one you absolutely would want to go through all the hard things with.

Being Boss (3 episodes)

  • #194 - Money Planning with Farnoosh Torabi. Great conversation about money mindset and how to shift your thinking for more abundance. This is something I've really been working on lately and this episode totally resonated with me.

Raise Your Hand Say Yes with Tiffany Han (2 episodes)

  • Ep 71: Resolutions Series: Amy Robles on Money. I LOVE the concept of Tiffany's Money Love Day. She blocks out 1 entire day a month where she sits down, looks at her money, makes plans and goals and such, takes herself out to lunch, and basically makes love to her money.

Highest Self Podcast (1 episode)

 

Other shows I listened to:

 

TV & Movies

With fall TV finally going, we definitely started watching TV more. Notably, we watched the entire first season of The Good Cop and it was surprisingly… good. We both enjoyed it for sure. Doctor Who started up again and it’s the best season they’ve had in several years. I’m really excited about where it’s going.

Movie-wise, I actually watched quite a few. I’m not a bit movie watcher, but we did have some lazy days at home where we just had movies on all day. I finally saw Hotel Transylvania 2, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. I still haven’t seen Part 2, but it’s on my list to watch soon.

 

Books

I slowed down a bit on the reading front this month. My only thought on this is that maybe the fact that it’s dark so early means I’m going to bed earlier? Because I definitely am, leaving less reading time. Bedtime has always been prime reading time for me, but lately, it’s just not interesting me.

I read a bit more of Come as You Are (aff. link). It’s a great book, very interesting and scientific, but I found myself losing interest rapidly. I finally ended up putting it down, only partially done.

I went back to reading You Are a Badass at Making Money (aff. link) by Jen Sincero and I’m loving it.

Consumption Hack: Hide Those Salesy Emails

I get a lot of emails every day.

Since starting the Creative Consumption experiment, I started noticing, that SO many of them were actually salesy emails from restaurants and clothing stores and Etsy and tons of other websites that I might use occasionally, but not often enough to see them in my inbox every day. Not only did it clog up my inbox, but it also made me want to buy MORE that I don't actually need.

My initial instinct was to unsubscribe from everything.

That was great... except sometimes I DID want those emails. I wanted coupon codes and sales notifications... on my own terms.

So I did a little brainstorming and came up with an alternative that has worked SO well. It feels so good to finally get all those junky salesy emails out of my inbox.

That's the key right there: "out of my INBOX."

I realized that instead of unsubscribing or deleting them, I could simply MOVE them to a different location.

And so I set up some filters.

Now, all my salesy emails are sent directly to a "Sales and Coupons" folder, completely skipping the inbox all together. They're also Marked as Read so I never even know they're there.

So now, if I know I want to buy some new pants, I check the folder to see who's having sales. If we're going out to eat, I check to see if I have any good coupons. If I need to buy just about anything, I check there first.

And other than that, I never see them.

Not only is this saving my sanity, but it's also saving us money at the same time.

So. Freaking. Awesome.

Conscious Consumption: July Consumption Report

Month one is DONE!

It's still too early to see any long-term patterns, but it was kind of nice to really be mindful about what I was watching and listening to. It was really difficult to remember to record things on the weekend, though, mostly because I'm less attached to my technology on Saturday and Sunday. I'm constantly losing my phone somewhere in the house or purposely leaving my computer off and locked away in the office until I actually need it.

Podcasts

Podcasts by Topic: 

  • Sex & relationships - 19

  • Business & creativity - 15

  • Finance - 4

  • Health & nutrition - 10

  • Personal Development - 5

  • Random & misc. - 3

  • Straight up Interviews - 9

TOTAL PODCAST EPISODES: 65

 

Stand Outs This Month:

Invisible Office Hours (8 episodes). Binged an entire season in a week. Always a great conversation, no matter the topic. This is one of the shows that I will ALWAYS listen to every episode, even if it's about a topics that I don't care about at all.

The Purpose Show (1 episode). Though we have some religious differences, I'm digging this show. My favorite episode was "Ep. 045: Body Confidence with Jenna Kutcher." It was a fairly short episode where both women really opened up about their body insecurities and how they've overcome so much. In particular, I found Jenna's recounting of feeling judged next to her super fit husband to be inspirational.

Being Boss & 10 Minutes to Being Boss (5 episodes). Still my favorite show. My favorite episode this month was an episode from 10 Minutes to Being Boss simply called "Mantras." I'm such a sucker for mantras. It gave me ideas. I never regret listening to this show.

Committed (9 episodes). Looooove this show! Every interview is fun, well done, and interesting. My favorite episode so far was "I Don't Own Him," which focused on two married porn stars. Crazy interesting!

The Joy Junkie (2 episodes). This show is great! I love Amy & Mr. Smith. My favorite episode this month was "59 Easy Ways to Pay Attention in Your Relationship." What a great variety of different ways to spend time and nourish your relationship.

The Action Army (1 episode). Still hands-down one of my favorite show. I loved episode "AA033: Paying off $124,000 in Debt." Listening to Jason talk about debt is actually super interesting. This was his episode to announce that they were officially debt free. Great suggestions and recommendations.

The Period Party (1 episode). I definitely cherry pick episodes with this show and this month, I enjoyed "How to Meal Plan Like a Badass: A Modern Women's Guide with Sarah Adler." The episode was really great, but I absolutely hate the ads on this show.

#StayMarried Podcast (1 episode). I just started listening to this one, too, and I totally dug the episode with Craig and Rachel Terrill called "Supporting Your Partner's Passions." Loved hearing how Rachel became an NFL wife because that was Craig's passion and then embraced it wholeheartedly.

 

Other Shows I Listened to:

Books

I read and finished Big Magic. Took most of the month. I'm totally late to the game but it's SO GOOD. I love the way that the concept of ideas has been reframed in my mind. They're living, breathing things that are just looking for a human partner to bring them to life. I'm in love with Elizabeth Gilbert's little stories about her personal life that are woven into the tapestry of her creativity theories.

I also bought and started Get Money by Kristin Wong.

TV & Movies

This month, I only watched a couple partial movies. We were rather busy, so I feel like we didn't do too much tv watching.

Music

I really only listened to music 4 days this month. I tend to listen at work on weekday afternoons and all day Friday at work.

Notably, Spotify created a "Last Summer" podcast with my most listened songs from a year ago. Great throwbacks that I'd forgotten I like.

Games

I played Kodiak for most of the month. Was a definite time waster. Had to be very mindful of playing it too often when I could be doing other things.

Played a grid puzzle game which is fun and really makes me think, but it takes a long time to play each level.

Toward the end of the month, I started playing Zombie Castaways. That didn't last very long.

I spent 1 sick day playing The Sims and not being productive at all.

At the very end of the month, I downloaded Evolution. That one because a bit of an obsession. I actually deleted it after only a few days because I was playing way too much.