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Currently // Vikings Game!


Time // 8:55 a.m.

Place // On the bus with my sister, heading to our first Vikings game ever!! (Full disclosure: I wrote part of this post yesterday night.)

Feeling // Super excited!

Reading // It was another slow reading week around these parts. I did manage to finish Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg (wonderful, by the way), but that’s it. And I’m starting to be ok with reading slowly for awhile. It’s a nice break to make space for other things.

My reading priority for this week is to finish Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood. I selected it for a one-time “book club” with some girlfriends next weekend, so I have to get it read and some up with some discussion points. I’m a few chapters in and so far it’s amazing, as one might expect.

Watching // Fall television started this week! I didn’t watch as many new shows as I thought I would, but fell in love with the first episode of Brooklyn Nine Nine, a police comedy in the vein of Parks and Recreation by the same folks. I think it’s going to be awesome (the Boyfriend liked it too!).

Listening // I’m going to be traveling for the next three weekends, so I think there will be prime opportunity for some audio books. I have Countdown City by Ben H. Winters queued up, but I’m not sure if that’s what I’ll end up going with.

Buying // I almost pulled the trigger to buy myself my first DSLR digital camera yesterday, but chickened out at the last minute because I couldn’t decide on lenses. I’m pretty sure I’m going to go with the Canon Revel (Ti3), but I can’t decide whether to get two lenses (one standard and one for more distance shots) or splurge a little bit on an all-in-one lens. The sales person suggested the all-in-one, since I’m going to be using the camera a lot for work and changing out lenses on the fly is a pain, but I’m not sure. I’m open to any and all tips or suggestions from you photographers out there!

Blogging // I put up a long post on why (and how) I blog yesterday, which isn’t really much of an answer to those questions so much as some more pondering on my plans for blogging.

Wanting // I’d love to take a week off and read. I splurged on Five Days and Memorial and Eleanor and Park when out shopping this weekend, but I’m not sure when I’ll get to read them…

Anticipating // I’m excited about the game (duh) and also about getting home for Breaking Bad tonight.

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  • Oh! Going to a real live Vikings game? That’s amazing! That’s an amazing thing to be doing! I’m so, so jealous. I love the Saints so much but I’ve never been to a live NFL game. (Yet.) Have an amazing time! I hope they destroy Cleveland. Cleveland traded away my favorite running back and now is my enemy for life.

    • Kim October 1, 2013, 6:08 pm

      This was my first NFL game and it was definitely an experience. I’m not sure I’ll want to go to another game in person, but it was really fun to have done once.

  • bermudaonion (Kathy) September 22, 2013, 10:25 am

    I hope you have a blast at the football game! I’m going to a college game Thursday night and I’m already excited.

  • Kelly September 22, 2013, 11:13 am

    I have Cat’s Eye on my shelf! But I’m an Atwood newbie, so not sure that’s the place to start.
    I just read your previous post, re: the pain in your hands. I feel it too and whatever I do I know it’s time to take a break from the computer. As an observant Jew I have a built-in break on Saturdays. But even taking a long stretch away on a Sunday is helpful sometimes.

    • Kim October 1, 2013, 6:08 pm

      I think Cat’s Eye is as good a place to start as any. I thought it was a really absorbing, readable book.

  • Bryan G. Robinson September 22, 2013, 5:47 pm

    I’ve been waiting for Countdown City to come in from on hold for a couple of weeks now. I think I’m pretty close now. At least, I hope so as I’ve really been looking forward to it.

    Hope the experience of going to the game was a good one, even if the outcome wasn’t. 🙁

  • Lynne September 23, 2013, 9:00 am

    Definitely splurge and get an all in one lens. I wish I had 🙁

    • Kim October 1, 2013, 6:09 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation!

  • Jennifer September 24, 2013, 8:18 am

    Weird, my hubby and son were at that game too. Sorry about the outcome, hope you still had fun!

    • Kim October 1, 2013, 6:09 pm

      That’s so weird! Cool, but weird!

  • Katie @ Doing Dewey September 27, 2013, 7:48 am

    I love my T2i so I imagine the T3i would also be a great beginner camera. I’ve gotten to where I can swap my lenses out pretty quickly but it is a little annoying… I’m not sure it’s worth much money to me to avoid doing it, but I also only use my camera about once a week. Maybe you could try using a friend’s camera and see how much it bothers you, because I think it probably comes down to how much you personally are bothered by changing the lenses 🙂

    • Kim October 1, 2013, 6:10 pm

      Good point. I did test out a friend’s camera for the style of this one and that helped, but I didn’t try messing with lenses much.