Save Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Save zoey’s extraordinary Playlist

I love the show Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. I was so happy that it seemed that it was coming back in the Fall. It seems that it got a last minute cancelation. Oh no! What a Rebel!

There was such a great show with its unusual storyline, great cast and great music. I can’t believe that it’s going. There is a #savezoeysplaylist movement going on Twitter, according to the above linked article. I actually used my Twitter account to help the movement out. I sure hope it works!

Fail small

“Instead of feeling that you’ve blown the day and thinking, “I’ll get back on track tomorrow,” try thinking of each day as a set of four quarters: morning, midday, afternoon, evening. If you blow one quarter, you get back on track for the next quarter. Fail small, not big.” – Gretchen Ruben

I loved this quote. Take every moment as you get it. If you failed one moment, take the next to shake yourself off and start again.

You are not perfect. No one is. Aim for excellence, not perfection.

Adding activity to my week

I recently started going to meetings for discussions about health and activity. Today’s question was “how will you add activity into your week?” I added that I plan on adding a quick walk a few times a week, since I found it only takes 10 minutes to get around the block with Molly. Less if I go alone, since I don’t stop to smell the bushes. The coach laughed and asked why I didn’t. You know, I didn’t have a good answer.

SFPL Summer Strides

June 1 to September 6, 2021 is Summer Strides for San Francisco Public library. If a library patron who signs up for the program reads for 20 hours during the time period, the patron will receive a tote bag.

I started logging my hours on June 3. Between school and bookclub books, I had already read 8 hours by Sunday morning. I may end up finishing the challenge this week.

There is an online logging program this year. It is called beanstack. I don’t know how many library systems use this system, but it is very easy once you get the hang of it. Don’t miss the big red button in the upper left corner. I did the first time.


AAPI books

I have several of the books on the list in the above linked article. It is a wonderful, inclusive list, put out by Kundiman publishing. I recommend taking a look at it. Below is a list of the books mentioned in the article.

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patrick Yumi Cottrell

Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America by Mayukh Sen

Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So

You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat

Imagine Us, The Swarm by Muriel Leung

Radiant Fugitives by Nawaaz Ahmed

More Than Organs by Kay Ulanday Barrett

America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo

Ace by Angela Chen

Bite Hard by Justin Chin

IC by Serena Chopra

We Play a Game by Duy Doan

Late Morning When the World Burns by Shamala Gallagher

Love Is an Ex-Country – Randa Jarrar

The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar


The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon

Paring by Travis Chi Wing Lau

Sāmoan Queer Lives by Dan Taulapapa McMullin

Quarantine by Rahul Mehta

Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok-Vaid Menon

Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen

This Way to the Sugar by Hieu Minh Nguyen

Migritude by Shailja Patel

Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Pop Song by Larissa Pham

Zigzags by Kamala Puligandla

Corona by Bushra Rehman

Love, Robot by Margaret Rhee

No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal

Inside Me an Island by Lehua M. Taitano

Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir by Kai Cheng Thom

Dear Twin by Addie Tsai

Lucy 72 by Ronaldo Wilson

Prometeo by C. Dale Young