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Currently: May 19, 2013


Time // 8:50 a.m.

Place // My sister’s couch in Minneapolis

Eating and Drinking // At the moment, a glass of water. But I hope we’re going to go out and get some fancy coffee and donuts soon.

Reading // I had to go look at my Goodreads queue to figure out what I’ve been reading this week! It’s been one of those sorts of busy, no time to settle in sorts of weeks. But I did finish two books, All the President’s Men by Carl Woodward and Bob Bernstein and Queen of the Ait by Dean Jensen, which is a June release about the two most famous circus aerialists in the 1930s. I thought it was awesome.

Yesterday I stared reading The Boys in the Boat by Danie James Brown, which is about the U.S. Olympic crew team in 1936. I have a total weak spot for historial sports nonfiction, so this one seems to be right up my alley so far. I’m also slowly making my way through Getting Things Done but David Allen and getting nerdy excited to try implementing his systems to get my life more organized.

Watching // I didn’t have much time to watch much this week. I think I forgot to mention that I finished season four of Fringe last week or the week before (the season got MUCH better about six episodes in), but I’m holding off a bit on starting the final, abberviated season. This week was all about season finales for the shows I’ve been into. My sister and I watched the finale of The Office last night, and although it was a bit heavy-handed it was also nostalgic and funny and lovely.

Listening // I’m taking a break from my current audio book — Insurgent by Veronica Roth — to catch up on some of my favorite podcast, Pop Culture Happy Hour. I love those guys, but I’m bad at keeping up week-to-week and so end up getting caught up in big batches.

Working // I have had a crazy couple of weeks at work, but they’ve been the good, lots of news to cover and write about kind of crazy. This Friday I got to come down to the Twin Cities to see our local FFA (Future Farmers of America) chapter teach some inner city elementary school kids about where their food comes from. There is really nothing more fun than taking photos of little kids with animals.

Updating // Last week I mentioned a phone photography class that I was thinking about signing up for. I decided to just go for it, and I’m happy about that decision. I take a lot of photos on my phone, but I want to improve them. I think that’ll be fun. Plus, starting it on the week of my vacation will be fun because I’ll have new and interesting things to take pictures of.

Anticipating // My sister and I are heading out to do some shopping this morning, including a stop at Half Price Books, one of my favorite places to visit. I got rid of about 20 books this week, so I’m anxious to sell a few (and see what goodies I can bring home). After that, we’re meeting one of my best friends from college for brunch at a place that does $2 mimosas. Yum.

Organizing // The “to do” list application that I have been using, Astrid, appears to be going away thanks to an acquisition by Yahoo. So I’m shopping around different apps and looking for some recommendations. Right now I’m testing out Remember the Milk and Todoist, but I can’t seem to make up my mind on either.

Wanting // I would love if there was a way to teleport from where I live to the Cities. The drive isn’t long, about 2.5 hours, but it’s awfully boring. I’m not really looking forward to it this afternoon.

Apologizing // I’m sorry for any typos in this post! I’m writing it on my tablet in the WordPress app, and I don’t think there’s a way to do spell check… that’s annoying!

Hmm… I’m at the end of the post, and I don’t think I’ve explained any of the photos in my picture at the top… so, from top left going clockwise: the sign in front of a grocery store that is owned by a distant relative, Hannah stretching in a super weird way, some art that I bought last week, and my current read, The Boys in the Boat.

Happy Sunday, everyone! What are you reading today!

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  • Jennifer May 19, 2013, 11:07 am

    You have a lot of good stuff going on! I would dig some teleportation..how fab would that be?

    • Kim May 20, 2013, 5:49 pm

      It seems like life is going in fits and spurts lately — this is one of the busy times!

  • Florinda May 19, 2013, 11:16 am

    I’ll be interested in seeing what you think of ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN, since that particular era is significantly before your time :-). My biggest memories of Watergate are how the hearings played havoc with daytime TV schedules during the summer. Have a great weekend with your sister–sounds like that teleport would really be helpful right about now!

    • Kim May 20, 2013, 5:50 pm

      Yeah, it’s well before I was even a glimmer in my parents eyes. I liked it a lot, but I think a good chunk of that was the nostalgia factor for journalism of that period 🙂

  • Joanna May 19, 2013, 12:48 pm

    I love Pop Culture Happy Hour too! And thanks for the to do list app recommendations, I need to find one I like too.

    • Kim May 20, 2013, 5:51 pm

      With to do apps, I’ve been flipping between Todoist and RTM and I think I just need to commit to one in order to make it really work. But I have to pay for premium for either one, so I’m getting this crazy sense of “what if I don’t like it!?!” for what’s going to be a rather small purchase.

  • bermudaonion(Kathy) May 19, 2013, 2:21 pm

    It sounds like you’ve been super busy. I didn’t get anything read last week but I’m not complaining since I was with my mother and sister.

    • Kim May 20, 2013, 5:51 pm

      That sounds wonderful! I was a passenger in a car for a chuck of the weekend which is why I managed to get anything read.

  • Shannon @ River City Reading May 19, 2013, 3:07 pm

    After seeing The Boys in the Boat featured in Shelf Awareness the other day, I’ve been looking forward to reading it quite a bit. I hope it’s as good as it sounds!

    • Kim May 20, 2013, 5:52 pm

      I’m only a few chapters in, but it’s really wonderful so far. I think it’s going to be exactly in my niche.

  • Charlie May 19, 2013, 5:10 pm

    Sounds like you have (had) a nice day ahead, and coffee and donuts, awesome breakfast. Hope the drive back was ok and lacked traffic jams!

    • Kim May 20, 2013, 5:52 pm

      One of my guilty pleasures when I’m home visiting family is fancy coffee drinks. We just have one coffee place where I live and it’s fine, but I love getting really decadent drinks once in awhile.

  • Laurie C May 20, 2013, 6:24 am

    I’m reading Behind the Beautiful Forevers, or meant to be doing that this morning, before “just checking my email for a minute”. A busy, busy weekend with no time for reading, and here it is Monday already.

    • Kim May 20, 2013, 5:53 pm

      I loved that book. It’s really wonderful. I wish I was better about reading books in the morning, but I often end up watching tv and reading blogs instead.

  • Andi @ Estella's Revenge May 20, 2013, 10:38 am

    Sounds like you have a lot going on, but a lot of good stuff!!! I can’t wait to hear more about the phone photography class. 😀

    • Kim May 20, 2013, 5:53 pm

      Yes, at the moment it’s all good stuff. I like it that way 🙂

  • Nikki Steele May 21, 2013, 4:11 pm

    The phone photography class sounds like such a great idea! While cameras would be better options, we always have our phones on us for those random photos that come out of nowhere. Will love to see what you learn from there.

    • Kim May 22, 2013, 8:04 pm

      I take way, way more photos on my phone than I do with a camera. I’m not much of a photographer generally, so the phone seems just casual enough to play around with, I guess.