Hello, hello, dear readers!
Thank you for stopping by for a little coffee and conversation. I’ve felt a little lonesome this week, and I could use the company. My friends and I bid different hours at work, so we haven’t had much time together, and my lady has been working her ass off as usual. Plus we haven’t seen my family in awhile, and I’m still missing my sister and her kids since they left for Texas.
So it’s been just the dog and me hanging out, and she doesn’t talk much, or listen well, and I’ve been walking around all sad sack and feeling sorry for myself. I’m hoping this week I’ll get a little more human interaction and perk up a bit.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’m in the middle of a four-day weekend, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. One of the great things about this route is that I get some extra days off during the year, the trade off is I will work further into next summer, which I don’t mind.
I like having any day off, but there’s something about having a day off when the rest of your coworkers have to work. It reminds me of ditching school as a teenager; it’s exciting like you are doing something wrong and you feel free! Or maybe I just like to romanticize ordinary things. Either way, I’m happy, and that’s all that matters.
I plan to spend the extra me-time writing, of course, but I have a feeling I’ll end up on the couch eating junk and rewatching episodes of Archer or Rick and Morty because I deserve it.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you I’m catching up on my reading goals for the year. For my new followers, I wanted to read 30 books this year but feel behind this summer when I got stuck working through Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. The book ended up being one of my new favorites but damn was it hard for me to read. It was one of those books that has too many characters and isn’t told in any logical order. It was beautiful.
Anyway, now I am stuck again. I’m reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, and I am a little bored with it. I know, I know, everyone loves it, but I just can’t get into it. It doesn’t help that I read The Color Purple just before. Maybe it will get better? I’ll stick with it.
Speaking of books, if we were having coffee I would you about all the gorgeous books I won! I entered Marcolit’s monthly giveaway and won 10 Penguin classics. The are used and gorgeous. I love used books, especially if the are classics. I like all the notes in the margins, the underlining, and the highlighting. It makes me feel like I am connected to the other readers of the book. It makes the life of the book something real.
There is just something about a nice used book, especially if it's a classic. There are notes in the margins and highlighting here and there and suddenly you aren't just connected to the author and the characters, but to the readers who came before you too. Thanks @macrolit (macrolit.tumblr.com) for hosting these monthly book giveaways and for sending me these beautiful Penguin Classics. I can't wait to read every one of them :)
And guess what came in the mail yesterday? The newest volume of Saga written by Brian K. Vaughan and beautifully illustrated by Fiona Staples. This graphic novel is by far my most favorite and I am so excited to get to continue the story. I haven’t opened it yet because I know when I do I will plow through it in about 30 minutes and then I’ll be sad I have to wait for Volume 7 to find out what comes next. No, I thin I’ll just hold it and look at the cover for awhile.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that other than all that not much else is happening around here. The weekend has been good. My lady is spending most of it working but last night we caught a Roller Derby double header and today we are heading to my moms to visit my family, including my baby niece who has probably grown a ton since I last saw her a few weeks ago.
Oh, and this week I’m going to the original Planet of the Apes at our favorite theater and picking up one of these neat pins.
“Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!”
If we were having coffee, I would probably have to get going now. There is so much work to do around the house, and I think I might try to get a jump on the week’s posts if I can. I hope you all had a good week, and I hope your weekend was a relaxing one. Please, drop by the comments and leave a note letting me know what you’ve been up to okay?
Until next time :)
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