Oh man. I am moving in less than 2 weeks. August, why you go so fast???
I got friend-tested into watching The Count of Monte Cristo this week. Not that I didn’t want to see it, just that I wanted to read the book first, but that didn’t happen. So, it was good. I love a good revenge story (although I think Heathcliff still takes the cake for revenge stories), and I thought most of the actors did a good job. I had one minor issue at the end, and maybe it’s different in the book so I would like it better? Hopefully I’ll be reading the book before the end of the year so I can do a good comparison. Anyone read it or see the movie? Whatcha think?
I really, really, really want a new phone. My little Droid 3 has served me well, but it’s at least 3 years old now and annoying the bejeezus out of me. Since AT&T went and bought Cricket (which we currently use), we’re thinking we’ll probably go to Verizon within the next couple months to get new phones and get a plan with them. I really, really want either the Samsung Galaxy S4 or a Samsung Note 2, although by the time we get around to getting new phones the new versions of those will probably be out, so that might change. Stupid technology world moving so quick.
I’ve been trying to get a lot of packing done, but I’m kind of at a standstill with that right now until we take the stuff I currently have packed to put in storage. I’ll probably end up packing a lot later this week, even though I didn’t want to because Bout of Books starts on Monday. Blerg.
Speaking of Bout of Books – between that, and then moving at the end of the month, I’ve been trying to get blog posts scheduled ahead of time because I know I’ll be busy later. I have 7 scheduled right now, which I think is the most I’ve ever scheduled ahead of time. Damn.
Yesterday at work was a really irritating day. It shouldn’t have been, because Saturdays are a lot more chill than weekdays, but it was still annoyingly busy here and there. After work I decided to go to B&N to splurge a bit. I hadn’t book-shopped in AGES, what with moving and having to purge books anyways and all that. I could feel myself instantly relax as soon as I went inside. I felt like yelling “SANCTUARRYYYY” but I didn’t, because tha would have been weird… I ended up getting TWO books – The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig, and Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff. SO psyched.
While waiting in line, I was kind of happy because I was waiting in line at a bookstore and that’s a GREAT thing, all those people lined up to buy books, but then some lady in front of me started bitching about the wait and saying she’s ready to just put her book down and walk out. UGH. I wanted to tell her she was an ungrateful twit, and she should just be happy she still has a bookstore to walk into to buy books. But then the line started moving and she quit her bitchin, so I didn’t. Anyways, the honeyman met me at B&N when he got out of work, and then we went to Red Robin for some food. I ate WAY too much delicious, greasy food, but by then “fuck it” was the motto of the day, so I feel okay about it.
Bookish update: Right, so I already mentioned Bout of Books but that starts tomorrow (well, technically it starts at midnight tonight).
I finished four books this week – Edge of the Universe, Matilda, Blankets, and Breakfast of Champions. That’s right, one was a kid’s book and another was a graphic novel. I needed some light reading this month. I’m kind of lazily reading Mission to Mars by Buzz Aldrin right now, and also Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. I’m hoping to finish them both today, but we’ll see what happens.
Alright ya’ll, gotta go get some stuff done. How’s your weekend been? Any plans this week? Thoughts about good cell phones?