Sarah update: I actually had a pretty good week! Date night last Sunday was pretty great – the honeyman and I went to Red Robin for dinner, and then took a nice long walk through the park, which is basically what all of our dates were like when we first started dating For some reason we don’t do that much anymore, but it was really fun. And I saw a bunny! That let me get surprisingly close to it, although I still had to zoom in to take that picture.
Monday was a great day because I got to go to lunch with two other local book bloggers – Steph from Steph the Bookworm, and Jill from Seaside Book Nook! It was a lot of fun. I’ve gotten together with Steph a few times before, but this was my first time meeting Jill and she was really nice and friendly. I love meeting book bloggers in my area!
On the whole weight-loss thing, I’ll do a quick update – I’m down 3 lbs. and I finally got my gym membership back, which means I don’t have to keep piggy-backing on my sister’s and the honeyman’s. It also means I can go workout whenever I want now, and I’m really excited to get into a nice routine with it this coming week. So far I’m not feeling any huge craving for junk food or anything like that, although I DID go buy light butter and that shit was depressing. What is the world coming to when I have to stoop to buying LIGHT butter??? *shakes head*
The honeyman and I started watching a new show this week. Well, not new necessarily, the first season is on Netflix. It’s called Wilfred, and it’s really, really weird.
Basically, it’s about this guy played by Elijah Wood (I hate his creepy ass) who keeps trying to kill himself. And then one day after failing yet again to commit suicide, something in him kind of snaps and he starts seeing his hot neighbor’s dog Wilfred as an Australian guy in a dog suit. (Apparently this was an Austrailian show originally and this is the US remake.) And the dog keeps pushing Mr. Crazypants to just live life the way he wants instead of trying to off himself. Everyone around just sees Wilfred as a regular dog. And of course Wilfred smokes pot and swears and is just generally a kind of hilarious asshole. Like I said, it’s really odd. I’m only about two episodes in, but I’m told it gets even funnier.
Bookish update: I finished four books this week; The Moonstone (Wilkieeeee!!!), Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness, and The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab by Gideon Defoe, and An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. I’ll probably write the review for the John Green book tomorrow… my feelings about it are kind of mixed-up. Also I’m going to try to write a non-spoilery review of The Moonstone, for all of you that weren’t participating in the readalong.
I’m starting The Damned Busters by Matthew Hughes today. I’m about 70 pages into it so far and it’s kind of funny, kind of weird. It’s about a guy who refuses to sell his soul to a demon, which leads to Hell going on strike, which means bad stuff everywhere just kind of stops happening, which turns out to be a very bad thing. I’m really going to try to read my ass off this month. My stats this years are PATHETIC. I usually read around 150 books a year, give or take. Yet the year is 2/3 of the way over and I’ve only read like 50-60 books. And I don’t even have a really good reason for it, except some busyness here and there, and some slow books, and yeah. And I should probably just give up on this year’s challenges completely, because there are some that I haven’t made ANY progress on yet.
Le sigh. So yeah, gonna try to get my reading mojo back this month.
Anyhoo, that’s my week. How are you guys doin?