TGIS. (Thank goodness it’s Sunday. Which is my Friday. See what I did there?) Busy busy week – I started back at Second Job again, I shopped, I got a new phone, had a court hearing about my grandma’s estate, visited my dad, etc… Geez.
Starting back at Second Job again is a good thing, and so far I’m only working one 4-hour shift a week, which isn’t too bad. That’ll pick up more as we get closer to the holidays. I had a coupon for NY&Co and splurged on skinny jeans and some really cute sweaters, and then I splurged again at LB for some tall brown boots and some other stuff. I’m really excited for my new clothes. I needed them – since losing weight, I don’t really have much nice to wear and I can’t be working at Second Job looking like a bum. And we got new phones! The honeyman got the Droid Maxx, and I got the Samsung Galaxy S4. I LOVE it so far. My old phone was having a lot of issues, and this phone is just so fancy!
And yes, my grandma passed away about a year and a half ago and we’re STILL having to deal with court stuff about the will, mostly because of my dad. That’s a headache, but I think we’re almost all at an agreement of some sort… I don’t know. And I went to see my dad yesterday – I felt kind of bad because I hadn’t visited since June, but it was nice to catch up. He’s reading the Outlander series! He’s read the first five, and it was so cool (and weird) to talk about how awesome it is and favorite characters and stuff. And he wants me to try the Jack Reacher series, which honestly I don’t have much interest in… anyone read those books? Are they good?
Some good news this week – the honeyman got a new job, and he’s really excited about it. I’m excited too, and hoping that he really enjoys it and that it works out overall. For my job, I recently found out that someone in the office is leaving, so I stopped in and kind of begged the big boss to bring me back into the office when some positions open up. I really hope that pans out. I’m sick of this security-like job with crappy hours. We’ll see.
Bookish update: HA. My reading this month has been pathetic, you guys. I was reading The Passage by Justin Cronin, but about 300 pages in it kind of switches to new characters and that was annoying because I was already invested in the other characters, and I’ve just set it aside for now. Don’t know if I’ll pick it back up. I was reading a zombie mystery called Death Warmed Over, but haven’t really gotten far in it and haven’t picked it up for the past several days. And now I’m reading Beloved by Toni Morrison, which I’m hoping to finish today. And I want to start You Suck by Christopher Moore today too, and I’d be really, really happy if I could finish that by tomorrow night. Probably won’t happen, but I can try.
OH. And I read a novella on my phone. I have been so frustrated by authors releasing novellas or short stories in e-book format only, because screw e-readers. But now that I have this fancy new phone… I DL’d the Kindle app on it so I could read Mira Grant’s 99 cent short story San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats. It ties into her awesome Newsflesh trilogy, and it’s about the first days of the zombie apocalypse and it hitting Comic Con. FOR REAL, how could I not read that?? Especially with the Firefly reference. Let it be noted though that I would HAPPILY shell out $5 for a paper copy of a novella instead of $1 for an e-copy. She has two other Newsflesh-related short stories on e-book too, and I might read those on my phone eventually (maybe during the readathon?), but I really wish they’d be bundled together and sold on paper. I’d like them to be on my shelf next to her other books. So yeah. There’s me, kind of compromising my principles. Goddamn e-books.
Anyways, how are you guys doing?! Anything exciting happening or planned for this week?