Time // 1:50 p.m.
Place // At my desk in my chilly house.
Eating // I’m eating healthier than I have been. My sister and I joined Weight Watchers last week and so I’m in the midst of getting back some health habits I’ve let slide over the last couple of years.
Drinking // Mango Ceylon Black Tea, a recommendation from a friend. It’s delicious.
Reading // Since I last did a Currently post on October 7 (13 days ago?) I’ve finished two books: Anything That Moves by Dana Goodyear (out in November) and Drama High by Michael Sokolove. I liked Anything That Moves but I fell hard for Drama High, which I’ve seen pitched as Friday Night Lights meets Glee. But it’s really more complicated than that, and I hope I can find the words to write about it well.
After debating about which “big book” (literally) to read next, I settled on The Goldfinch by by Donna Tartt. I read about 200 pages yesterday and I’m really digging it. This week I’d also like to finish How to Write Short by Roy Peter Clark, which is an interesting book on craft sharp prose in small spaces.
Watching // In some of my copious free time (ha), I started watching Sleepy Hollow, which is a lot more interesting than I thought it would be. It’s sort of like if Buffy the Vampire Slayer met a police procedural, with a couple of main characters that I like a lot. I also finished Fringe yesterday and felt pretty satisfied with the conclusion even if the last season didn’t really do it for me.
Listening // During a drive last weekend I started listening to Extra Lives by Tom Bissell, a sort of literary criticism of video games that I think is fascinating. I don’t play a lot of games, so I like getting what feels like an overview of where the genre is from a player who loves games but is also fully aware of their limitations.
My sister and I also went to see Wicked at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis last Sunday night, so I’ve been listening to the soundtrack a lot this week.
Blogging // I had big plans to get ahead with blogging this weekend, and then I came down with another horrendous cold. I spent most of the time I’d planned for blogging laying on my couch with Kleenex and hot tea zoning out to episodes of Fringe. I’m not happy about that.
Loving // That said, I’m so happy finally have a weekend at home! I’ve been traveling for the last four weekends, which I love but also find very exhausting. It was nice to have a couple of days to myself, at my house, to feel a little more grounded — even if those days weren’t as productive as I hoped they’d be.
I also splurged and bought myself an electric blanket, which is making my life so much better now that autumn/winter has arrived. I actually had to scrape off my windshield this week which was demoralizing.
Anticipating // It looks like I am going to have a very busy week at work, which I am not entirely excited about. But, Leslie (Regular Rumination) and I are plotting a fun blogging project for November that I’m excited to share more about soon.