RAPP STRATEGIES RUNDOWN – February 2019
What we’re reading, listening to and thinking about this month.
Todd R.: We watched the documentary “Blondie’s New York and the Making of Parallel Lines” which was further proof that 1978 is the greatest year ever for rock albums. I’m enjoying the Zinio app for online magazine subscriptions, it’s really easy to use. Is “eating” a category? If so, the breakfast burger on the lunch menu at Red Cow North Loop – upgrade to the tater tots. I’m also enjoying the last year with my 18-year-old twin shovelers before they go to college. Thank goodness we had the serious February snow this year.
Todd S.: My wife and I are catching our first show at the Dakota Jazz Club this month. It’s a great lineup for a pair of transplants from the South enduring another tough Minnesota winter — Sonny Landreth, a virtuoso slide guitarist and bandleader, and Marcia Ball, a brilliant R&B singer and pianist. Should be quite a performance in such an intimate venue. And, of course, there’s no way our two sons, ages 6 and 8, would let us miss “Science Fiction Day” at the Science Museum. It used to be called “Star Wars Day,” though I suspect there was a copyright issue as guests are now encouraged to bring their “plasma swords.” Regardless, my dudes will be looking for Rey and Chewbacca, while I check out the new exhibit on the history of video games.
Sarah: I finally watched “Crazy Rich Asians,” which lead to a binge of Constance Wu’s “Fresh Off the Boat.” I’ve also set out on a quest to watch all of the Marvel Universe movies. I’m undertaking this “Spaghetti Order” during blizzards and cold snaps.
Aaron: Along with keeping my reading challenge on course, I have started to catch up on the laundry list of television series I’ve been putting off. The shows I began with include: “Ozark’s Season 2,” “True Detective Season 3” and “Atlanta Season 2.”
Anna: I’ve been enjoying season three of the romantic and historically rich “Victoria,” featuring the young queen who changed history when she ascended to the throne at age 18. Looking ahead to my tropical vacation, I’m searching for a good beach read – perhaps “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple, about a woman who mysteriously disappears and her daughter’s journey to find where her mother’s secret past has led her.
Andrea: In February, I decided to re-watch “Chicken Little,” the great cartoon movie of my elementary years. If I’m being honest, it was so bad I didn’t finish it. On the other hand, I watched “Ant Man and the Wasp” and “Avengers: Infinity War” for a second time, and they were both amazing. Thank you Marvel, for bringing me some of my favorite movies.