Wow. I’m having a hard time keeping on top of everything this month. I have a lot of excuses (which you probably don’t want to hear) about why I haven’t been around, but I’ll save those for another day. Instead, let’s focus on the good stuff. The stuff that I’m obsessing over this week! Most of these things are productivity tools or inspiration, to help me break this stupid cycle I’m in.
My SqugSquad Playlist.
This thing has been keeping me upbeat during some of the most anxiety-ridden days of my life. I challenged the SqugSquad to participate in the music shuffle challenge on Tumblr, and then I made a playlist out of everyone’s responses. It’s perfect. Like a sampling of all of my favorite peoples’ personalities.
TV / MOVIES
Pitch Perfect 2
Yeah, I finally saw it. I loved it, obviously. There were a few moments where the writers and/or actors were just trying way, WAY too hard to get a laugh, and I found myself irritated. I also found the music selection to be SIGNIFICANTLY sub-par compared to the first film. In the end, though, I give it a 7/10, which is a pretty solid score from yours truly.
Jurassic Park TRILOGY
Hubby & I watched the first 3 Jurassic Park movies in preparation to -FINALLY- see Jurassic World. I gotta tell you, I thought I had seen all 3 of the original movies, but I didn’t remember a single thing about Lost World. I’m guessing I either never saw it, or I blocked it out. It’s REALLY bad. Poor Jeff Goldblum just couldn’t carry the franchise like Sam Neill. Not many people can. I’m guessing Chris Pratt does ok, though. Because Chris Pratt.
Yeah, ok. I’ve been drowning myself in TV/Movies lately. Not only have I burned through the first season and a half of The Fosters, but Hubby & I have been flying through episodes of Friends & Buffy lately, Too. BUT. The Fosters. I had never heard of this until @loudlysilent started singing its praises one day a couple weeks ago. So, I clicked on it on Netflix & holy crap, do I love this show. It’s moderately melodramatic (almost to a fault), but it just tackles so many issues that don’t get enough screen time, or get glossed over with pop culture. It’s a very important show & resonates with all kinds of demographics. Love it.
Oy. This list could go on forever. The bad thing about making friends who are as obsessed with books as you are is that you NEVER stop adding to your TBR. How about I just stick with the thing I’m MOST excited about, eh?
HARRY POTTER BOX SET! Hells. Yes.
This set was on mega sale over 4th of July. I scooped it up for $40. FORTY DOLLARS for all 7 books. In a box set. With the Hogwarts image on the spines. I’m in love.
Hawkeye Vol. 1
I’ve only read one issue of this so far, but I KNOW it’s going to be my favorite. Amazon had a deal on the Kindle version for $2.99 this past Sunday & I snatched that up like my life depended on it. I can’t wait to keep going on this. Although it’s a little hard to read on my tiny, b&w Kindle Paperwhite. Now is the time I wish I had a Fire or an iPad, y’know?
I just ordered this today & I cannot wait to receive it. I’ve been stalking Passion Planner’s Instagram for about an hour & I’m in love with the way people are using these extraordinary planners. I’m going to throw it in my giant tote bag with my multi-colored highlighters & Staetdler pens. It’s going to be beautiful & help me get on track. That’s the goal, at least. I’m going to fill it with positive affirmations and life/career goals.
I think that’s about it for me today, I’ll try my best to do better & come back tomorrow with a post. I actually have a book review in the works, but I can’t quite articulate my feelings the way I want to, so I’ve been in a writing rut. Boo.
Well, Until Next Time! ❤