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currently march 2 2014

Time and Place // 10 a.m. at my desk. I just changed from my pajamas into my sweatpants, so I’m ready to take on the day.

Eating and Drinking // Nothing for the moment, but the boyfriend is supposed to be coming downstairs to make us breakfast. I had an amazing dinner on Friday night with my friend Ellie — margarita, steak with mushroom bacon butter cream sauce, and a hard cider.

Reading // I had a quiet reading week. I finished Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation and a book published by a friend of mine, The Adventures of Israel St. James by Nathaniel Hicklin. Earlier this week I made a stop at a new-to-me independent bookstore, Cherry Street Books, and splurged on Our Town by Mark Leibovich (which I’m reading now) and Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin.

Watching // The boyfriend and I are watching True Detective and I started The Good Wife. As much as I love the Olympics, I’m excited that my regular shows are back (Arrow!).

Listening // I finally came back to Nick Offerman’s memoir, Paddle Your Own Canoe, in audio book this week. It’s a fun listen, but a little meandering so, for me, it’s easy to set aside and forget to revisit if I get distracted by podcasts or something. This week my friend Erin also introduced me to Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox via their cover of “Timber” (my current favorite song). Love.

Blogging // This week I posted mini reviews of Attachments by Rainbow Rowell and A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Rozeki and a full review of Hope Street, Jerusalem by Irris Makler. I also shared my February reading wrap up with a look ahead to March. I haven’t decided what I’ll be writing about this week — blogging by the seat of my (sweat)pants!

Promoting // I really liked this essay about Jennifer Lawrence and the history of cool girls, which gets bonus love for discussion of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.

Hating // March really did come in like a lion with a wind chill warning last night into this morning. I’m trying to stay optimistic that the winter will eventually end… it has to, right?

Loving // I finished my project to try a new thing every day in February with moderate success. I don’t think I got a new thing every day, but I think in total I tried 28 news things over the course of the month. I’ll probably wrap that up this week.

Avoiding // I finished a bunch of my dreaded chores — dishes and laundry — yesterday, but I have to venture out for a big grocery shopping trip at some point today. That probably means real pants. Life is hard!

Anticipating // My project list for the day includes some time cleaning and organizing my desk. I need to get rid of some things, which I’m actually a little excited about. 

Happy Sunday! What are you reading today?

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  • Bryan G. Robinson March 2, 2014, 11:13 am

    Mostly I’m reading blogs today. Probably tomorrow I’ll work on a reread of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie as I’m going to see him on Tuesday (SQUEE! 🙂 ).

    I can relate to being in sweatpants, although I don’t always have pajama pants to switch out of. Sometimes, like today, it’s no switch. 🙂

    • Kim March 5, 2014, 8:34 pm

      I just bought some new sweatpants that are amazing. I love them.

  • Trisha March 2, 2014, 11:38 am

    Yay for Arrow. I really enjoy watching him workout…I mean I really enjoy that show. 🙂

    • Kim March 5, 2014, 8:34 pm

      Lol! That is one of my favorite parts too 🙂

  • bermudaonion (Kathy) March 2, 2014, 2:08 pm

    So far, March has been okay here but they’re saying it’s going to be a crazy month. I am over the weather already!

  • Sandy March 2, 2014, 3:11 pm

    I listened to This Town on audio this past summer. We watch a lot of business news and that was ALL THE TALK. I thought it was interesting, but I wasn’t familiar with all the names (my husband would be) so I probably didn’t appreciate it as much as some. A friend of mine has been going crazy over True Detective, swears I HAVE to watch it.

  • Kailana March 2, 2014, 7:16 pm

    Today was a pj day for me. haha. I never bothered to change. It was snowing, so, it just seemed fitting. My weekend has been very cat-filled cleaning… A tipped over litter box, a huge pile of stuff knocked over, food dish spilled everywhere, and then to top it all off my mother’s cat peed on the floor. I think we will be finding litter for weeks. That really gets EVERYWHERE!

    • Kim March 5, 2014, 8:34 pm

      Ugh, cats. I love Hannah but she can be a total mess.

  • Diane@BibliophilebytheSea March 2, 2014, 8:20 pm

    Sweats and weekends (when I can stay in) are a staple. Have a great week.

  • Meg March 3, 2014, 4:49 pm

    I’m really looking forward to Happier At Home . . . in fact, I’m kind of saving it for a rainy day when I need a reading boost. 🙂 Also, real pants are totally overrated on the weekends. I love staying in my pajamas until noon, catching up on the DVR and feeling deliciously lazy! Ah, only four more work days until we’re there again. 🙂

  • Jenny @ Reading the End March 3, 2014, 7:55 pm

    Started The Good Wife from the beginning? You’ve never seen it before? Are you enjoying it? I really REALLY like it.

    • Kim March 5, 2014, 8:35 pm

      I’ve watched a few episodes randomly, but not enough to get into the series or the characters. I really like it so far, and I’m excited there are a lot of episodes to catch up with.

  • Andi @ Estella's Revenge March 4, 2014, 3:31 pm

    I hope you’ll share your thoughts on Dept. of Speculation! I’m always curious how people receive that one.

  • Christy March 10, 2014, 8:04 pm

    Thanks for linking to that article about JLaw and the Cool Girl – who knew Buzzfeed had interesting, thoughtful essays? I thought it was mostly lists of gifs!

    Also, I’ve watched two seasons of The Good Wife and Alicia Florrick may be one of my favorite female characters in television.