Time and Place | 9 a.m. at my dad’s computer in the Twin Cities
Eating and Drinking | Just water for the moment, but my Grandma is coming over for brunch a bit later so I’m sure we’ll have something delicious.
Reading | This week has been all about The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters. This book, you guys, is just awesome. It was exactly the book I needed this week — easy to read, but full of murder and sex and melodrama that kept me turning the pages. I really was exactly the book to finally kick me out of the reading slump I’ve been in and out of since August. Since I finished that one up Saturday morning, I’m not sure what to grab next. I started in on Lives in Ruins by Marilyn Johnson (Nov. 11 from Harper), nonfiction on the secret lives of archaeologists, yesterday, but we’ll see where my mood takes me.
Watching | Because The Paying Guests was so darn good, I hardly watched anything. But I am psyched that Gilmore Girls is finally on Netflix and super psyched that the boyfriend is watching Firefly for the first time.
Making | I really want to crochet a ripple afghan, but I haven’t found a pattern that I like yet. Any suggestions are welcome!
Cooking | The boyfriend and I were… not great about cooking last week. I’m hoping we’ll get home from the Cities in time today to go to the grocery store and do some meal prep for the week.
Blogging | This week I posted a review of the wonderful How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor and shared my September reading wrap-up/look ahead to October.
Promoting | This week, the folks at Book Riot (a site I’m a semi-regular contributor to) launched a new website devoted to comics — Panels. The site is targeted at both comics experts and comics newbies and is going to have a really strong voice on issues of gender and diversity in comics (case in point, Unnecessary Boobage). I’m excited to see where this site goes.
Hating | On Friday, the region I live in was under a wind advisory (sustained winds of 35 to 35 miles per hour and gusts near 45 miles per hour) and there were even rumors that there were snowflakes in the air. I am not ready for that (but I hope you, dear readers, are ready for my six months of complaining about the weather!). We did have a few really beautiful fall days this week — fingers crossed we get some more of those.
Loving | This weekend we were at a wedding for some new friends. It was great to meet their friends from other aspects of life and learn more about Lebanese wedding traditions.
Avoiding | I really need to devote a day to doing a behind-the-scenes blog update. But I know doing that is also going to require some blog redesign work and I am just not feeling that yet. I’m home for the next three weekends, so maybe I’ll be able to make some time this month.
Wanting | My sister and I instituted “No Buy October” — no unnecessary purchases for the entire month — which is good… but now I want to buy all the things.
Anticipating | My sister and I are going to see Home Free in concert on Tuesday night. I’m an old lady at heart, so the idea of a Tuesday evening concert is making me nervous, but I know it’s going to be awesome. And I am absolutely anticipating my Wednesday off from work. Vacation day!