Well, October is gone. That’s just really sad. It’s not helping that it’s like 30 degrees out right now and I’m wishing I had brought my shawl/poncho thingy to work with me.
I did things this week! Monday I worked at Second Job, and then we went over to my sister Heather’s house for dinner and to watch the new TWD episode, and we also snuck some clothes shopping in there. Technically I really can’t afford clothes shopping, buuuut I have like zero winter clothes. So basically I HAD to buy clothes. Don’t have a choice about it. Also, did you see that shirt??? Super cute.
Tuesday was another crazy busy day that ended with having friends over for game night. One of said friends accidentally spewed coffee all over the dinner table at one point, and that was hilarious. The next two days I took as kind of a breather and just stayed home and read and took naps and did laundry. I managed to go to the gym three times this week, the most in ages. Halloween happened, but we didn’t do much since I had to be into work at 2 am Friday, so we re-watched The Avengers and had ice cream. They should make a new Hulk movie with the guy that played Dr. Banner in The Avengers, because I think he did a good job. Not that I have anything to base that on, but I know Edward Norton plays the Hulk in one movie and just no. No.
Tonight I’m hosting a jewelry party. I hate hosting these damn things. There’s the stress of cleaning my apartment and getting snacks together, and trying to get RSVPs out of people, and I’m just bad at social things, and blah. BUT Premier Designs is where I got that awesome steampunk-looking necklace that I posted last week (and the necklace and bracelet in the picture above too, now that I think about it), and I’m excited to possibly order more fun jewelry. Also a plus – my sister is making Kahlua cupcakes for it. YUM.
I’m thinking about signing up for World Book Night next year. My only problem is that I don’t love the selection of books for this year. 2012 and 2013 had great picks, but I never heard about it in time to sign up. Now that I know about it and have time to sign up (applications go until early Jan, I think), I’m not really excited about any of the books. I’m going to make an effort in the next month or so to check out some of the ones on the list that I haven’t read but have heard a lot about, and hopefully I get excited enough about one. Anyone else have feelings about the selections for 2014?
Other book stuff – I finished Horns this week, and loved it. I’ve made some progress on The Woman in White, finally. And I’m over halfway through The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu, which just came out on Tuesday. Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh also came out on Tuesday and I’ve already bought and read that, and it was fantastic and hilarious. The fourth Ketty Jay Book, The Ace of Skulls, FINALLY got here yesterday and I am torn between starting that next, or the third Locke Lamora book, or making myself read other things and then rewarding myself with reading those later. I’m just excited about all of the books right now.
I’m off to daydream about the pizza bread I’m making tonight for the jewelry party (it’s so, so good). How’s everyone else’s weekend going?