Four. That's the amount of times I've shown up here on the blog since 2016 began. And to think one of my resolutions was to blog more. Enter the fall back recap post to get back into the swing of things (is that like a currently post? or a recently post?). Also, my girl Kristen is hosting a link-up called "What's New With You?" and I could not not participate. That's just, like, the rules of feminism. (Reference, anyone?)
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes and Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. Both books that I planned to read in January but got too busy doing other things to get to. So you see, I was being blog-discriminatory.
While there's always the novel, which admittedly didn't get written for the better half of January, there's also the Huffington Post article that was recently published. !!!!!! Exclamation marks are pretty much the best expression of my feelings at the moment. I mean, it's an older piece and it's technically my second publication on Huffington, but still, you guys, it lives :)
A planner of my very own. The reason the writing and the reading and the blogging was in such short supply this month -- I made my own planner. *insert nervous, excited emoji here* Late last year, I looked around for a new planner to start of 2016 in at least some sort of organized fashion. But nothing seemed, I don't know, right? So I began toying with the idea of crafting my own, and well, it was all downhill (or uphill, depending on how you look at it) from there. I hope to write an entire post about it soon, not that my track record instills much confidence.
The Magicians on the Syfy Network. I had never even heard of the book/show before my boyfriend said "hey, you should watch this." Well, I did, and damn it, I'm obsessed. For those who may not know, it's based on the novel series The Magicians by Levi Grossman, and it's touted as the "adult Harry Potter." I'm not sure about all that, but it's got magic and the coolest special effects and is basically "what if Hogwarts were a real thing and Potterheads got the chance to go to the school they've been reading about and loving forever?" And the only acceptable answer is, "of course, sign me up! my arm? here, have it!"
Nothing. But it's one of those things I'm trying to do more of this year. Celebrating the typically acknowledged things and celebrating the small. mundane things too. There is the boyfriend's birthday coming up on February 12th though, so there's that.
For a little more winter. I know, call me crazy, but it's weird as hell just skipping over winter like this. I'm not asking for inches of snow or Game of Thrones level winter, but I like crisp weather and bundling up, and I'm just not ready to sweat on the way to the corner store again, okay?
++ Listening To
HALSEY!! What the fuck even, how am I just now getting hip to her music, who knew about this brilliance and didn't tell me? On a whim sometime in December, I thought some new music would help me through a block of writing that just wasn't coming, and I put on her album because everyone was talking about it. I wrote 2,000 words that session. I have not stopped listening since. She's bloody brilliant in every way. I find a new song to love every listen through. Right now, it's...
The Kardashian mafia taking over everything. These Kimojis are both a terrible and wonderful idea and I might be like 5 seconds away from buying them from the App Store. I want to be in, I want to be down. Everyone is talking about them and I don't know what they are and I hate feeling left out. But like really, Kimojis, Kari who are you even?