I've had an itch to write a new post the last few weeks but haven't really had much to discuss, so I think I'm just going to wing it and see where it leads me.
Boy, I miss the internet. It's a really strange feeling to go from being on a computer 9 hours a day, to being limited to using one after work and on the weekends. I feel so out of the pop culture loop! I try to catch up on as much as I can every night but it's just not the same. With that being said, I wouldn't change the way things are now. I'm really happy with the new job. I feel like I'm learning a lot and I'll continue to learn a lot and that makes me happy.
I'm still reading a bunch, though admittedly, not as much as I was. But no worries, I'll get back to my usual book a week self real soon! I've read almost all of Jojo Moyes books. I love her. Her writing just makes me smile. I re-read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (again) and I have been considering re-reading Harry Potter (again) just because I miss it. I think I blogged before about how much I loved Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan and I have read more Nora Roberts books. The greatest thing about Nora Roberts, other than the fact that her stories are my go to for a guaranteed happy ending, is that there are 47 million of them and I will never run out of her material. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty was fantastic and I was a little disappointed by Paula Hawkins, The Girl On The Train. I think I am going to start Outlander by Diana Gabaldon next. It's been on my "to read" list for years and with all the hype the show is getting, I figure now is as good a time as any to start it.
Do you ever wonder why Target doesn't play music throughout the store while you shop? I do. I wonder it every time I go there. And I go there a lot.
I went back and forth on how I felt about this last season of Game of Thrones. It started out real, real, REAL slow then got coconuts and then disturbing and then sad. It was all over the board, which I suppose is your classic GOT season in a nutshell. I was bummed with how it ended and I know there is a lot of hype and speculation and SPOILERS out there on what will probably happen next season but I don't wanna know. I'm staying away from all those "so and so spotted in somewhere land shooting blah blah blah scenes". Keep it away from me, sister. I'll find out on my own.
I tried quinoa for the first time the other night. It was with some rice and herbs and whatnot and I pretty much felt like I was eating gravel. I don't think I want to eat that again.
Jeff and I saw Amy Schumer's Trainwreck last week. I loved it. Mostly because I really love Bill Hader and he makes me laugh and I think he has a great smile and he's cute, but it was really well written and smart. We first went to Emagine Canton to see it and there were no seats together left in the theater. SIDEBAR: What is the point of assigned seating with their new fancy seats if they aren't regulating how people are sitting in the theater? Doesn't that defeat the purpose? It's basically just a timesuck with no rhyme or reason other than making people take longer by choosing where they want to sit beforehand. END SIDEBAR. We left Emagine and went to Laurel Park where they have the fancy new seats as well but no assigned seating. We waited in the most confusing line ever ("Is this for Trainwreck?? Or THE Ant Man???") found some seats and sat. As the theater filled up (and boy, did it) these two girls stuffing their faces with popcorn, couldn't find two seats together and were making the usher run all over the room trying to make people move over for them. I was appalled. In the end, those jerks had to sit up front but not before making a group of ladies exchange their tickets for the later show so they could sit together. What holes! The audacity of people blows my mind. The point of this rambling rant? Go see Trainwreck and laugh your faces off.
Speaking of faces... One of my most favorite parts of the entire day is when I get to wash my face.
I have been working my way through The Flash the last couple weeks. I like it. It's decent. I like everyone on it but sometimes I feel like it's missing something. Also, I hate Iris. I really, really hate Iris. She has officially been added to my list of most hated characters.
Has anyone been watching Unreal on Lifetime with Shiri Appleby (A.K.A Liz Parker from Roswell) and Freddie Stroma (A.K.A Cormac McClaggen from Harry Potter)? It's a fictional, behind the scenes look at a Bachelor-esque type show and I love it. It's the perfect summer watch if you enjoy crazy, gross, funny, dirty things happening every week. It just got renewed for a second season and I'm sure it's on demand, or you know, the interwebs, so you should check it out.
I drove past the Borders in Dearborn last week. The sign is still up and the parking lot was all empty with the "for sale" sign out front. It made me really sad.
I really enjoyed this last season of The Walking Dead. My favorite part?
I LOVE me some clean shaven Rick Grimes!
I recently asked friends/family on the facebook what their favorite book(s) is/are. If you haven't shared yours yet, please do. It makes me happy.
Jeff and I have been watching The Astronaut Wives Club this summer. It's a period drama that tells the story of the wives of America's first astronauts, The Mercury Seven. I like seeing all the old timey sets and clothes.It's a pretty neat show if you are looking for something different to watch and the one reporter fella on it looks JUST like JJ Abrams. He's super cute.
That's all for now. I hope all of your summers are going well. Anything fun to report? Books, TV shows movies you think I should watch? Let a girl know!