January 21, 2015

Just Call Me Usher

Wednesday has pretty much snuck up on me with that whole 3-day weekend business. Good thing today's an easy one. 

+ I just read The Giver for the first time ever 2 weeks ago. What a great book. My first thought was wow. Followed by wait, it's over? All finished off with a why didn't I read this sooner?! All signs of an excellent book if you ask me. 

+ My trainer, who I'd been working with since the end of September was let go. I picked the girl I've seen around the gym, whose body is enviable. We worked together for the first time 3 weeks ago and I have a feeling this is the beginning of a beautiful love-hate relationship.

+ I rejoined WW in an attempt to get my eating under control before vacation. I'm on the fence about it. Part of me is just resigning to the fact that I won't ever be super in shape. Not because I can't do it but because I'm being honest with myself - I love burgers and I have a love/hate relationship with working out. 

+ I'm in charge of planning my friend's bachelorette party {which will take place in the beginning of March} and I'm kind of freaking out. What if it's not "so much fun" to everyone?? Under pressure... {and now that damn song is stuck in my head}

+ This year is supposed to be all saving for me... and yet I have 2 weddings to attend, one that I'm the MOH for, my first adult vacation to go on, and a wedding next spring as well that I'm also MOH for. Saving is hard...

+ Only after I got home last night did I realize I left my iPad at work. Queue the water works. #fwp

+ As I was finishing this draft last night all I was thinking was fuck it, just go to bed. It was 9pm...

You guys. I think the winter blues have officially set in.

January 19, 2015

Book It!

Do you guys remember Book It from grade school? It more aptly should have been called ‘Will read for Pizza’because that’s what it was. Pizza and books? Perhaps this is why I was always a chubby kid? What can I say, I like to read.  

In case you were wondering, Book It day and Mean Girls Day are one and the same.

Every year I participate in the Goodreads book challenge. Last year I wanted to read 50 books. I was nowhere near it. Ok, over 50%, but still, 36? I can do better than that. 2015’s goal is also 50 books but now that I’m finished with school books forever, I think I can attain this goal. I basically need to read 4/month. 

I noticed on Brianne’s blog that she had a 2015 reading challenge posted with a list of types of books to read. I thought it might be interesting to try and work through my reading list using the prompts. Lord knows both my actual and Kindle bookshelves are filled with books I plan to but never get around to actually reading. Maybe I should just make a plan to read all my unread books? Ehh, maybe in 2016...  Here’s the list. 

1. A book with more than 500 pages
2. A classic romance
3. A book that became a movie       
4. A book published this year
5. A book with a number in the title
6. A book written by someone under 30
7. A book with nonhuman characters
8. A funny book                                                      Food
9. A book by a female author                                 Wild 
10. A mystery or thriller                                         Gone Girl 
11. A book with a one word title
12. A book of short stories                                     My True Love Gave to Me
13. A book set in a different country
14. A nonfiction book
15. A popular author's first book
16. A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet
17. A book a friend recommended                         When You Reach Me 
18. A Pulitzer Prize winning book
19. A book based on a true story    
20. A book at the bottom of your to read list
21. A book your mom loves
22. A book that scares you
23. A book more than 100 years old                       Walden 
24. A book based entirely on its cover
25. A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't          The Giver
26. A memoir
27. A book you can finish in a day
28. A book with antonyms in the title
29. A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
30. A book that came out the year you were born
31. A book with bad reviews
32. A trilogy
33. A book from your childhood
34. A book with a love triangle
35. A book set in the future
36. A book set in high school
37. A book with a color in the title
38. A book that made you cry
39. A book with magic
40. A graphic novel
41. A book by an author you've never read before
42. A book you own but have never read
43. A book that takes place in your hometown      
44. A book that was originally written in another language
45. A book set during Christmas
46. A book written by an author with your same initials  
47. A play
48. A banned book                                                            1984
49. A book based on or turned into a TV show
50. A book you started but never finished                        The Darkest Evening of the Year

I have a few selections already but am always open to new ones so if you have one let me know with the list number and title!

Since I’m off today I’m going to actually sit down and get through some chapters. Happy Monday!

January 12, 2015

People You Meet in Transit

It's not news that I take public transportation to get around. While I do absolutely hate not having the ease of coming and going as I please, this isn't all bad. It does have its moments though. Mainly with people.

Chatty Cathy
This is the person who gets on the bus/train and from the moment they sit down they have (strike) need to have mindless conversion with whoever they're next to.  Which of course is at levels where everyone around them can hear their thoughts on the weather and the traffic.

Nosy Nate
This guy is beyond annoying. He feels the need to comment on  absolutely everything. Did you just give your significant other a kiss on the forehead? You'll hear him grumbling that you should do that on your own time. Did you make a joke about not having the energy to cook Thanksgiving dinner? He'll tell you not to say that because other people are hungry and have no meal. No matter what you're doing, you'll hear his opinion.

Stretched out Stan
I loathe this guy. He's the one who thinks his balls are a gift to the world and can't fathom the idea of using only his space to sit and therefore feels the need to use half of yours. No matter how much you nudge he won't get it. Unless you do like I do and move you knee roughly so he forced to move over.

Lazy Susan
This chick pisses me off almost as much as Stan. When you're sitting by the window and you've rang the bell for your stop, she's the one who oh so graciously swivels her legs to the aisle. She doesn't get up and doesn't move which allows you a solid 6" in which to get out of your seat and into the aisle. Spoiler: it doesn't work.

Tone Deaf
Oh Marty. Your music, albeit shitty in my opinion, shouldn't be heard outside of your own headphones. When I do or do not have my own headphones in and can still hear your music, it might be a tad too loud. This is not a case where it's cool to be "turnt up". 

I can't save up for a car fast enough.