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Briefly | I was going to get this post up yesterday afternoon, once the boyfriend and I got back from a quick trip to the Twin Cities. But we arrived home to standing water in our basement followed shortly by a wind advisory and a power outage. It was not the most relaxing way to end the weekend.

Reading | My reading pace has been pretty sluggish since the Readathon. Over the last couple of weeks I finished The One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, My Chinese-America by Allen Gee, and The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. This week I’m hoping to finish God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson and some nonfiction, maybe Lesser Beasts by Mark Lessig or a new one I just bought, This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship Between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture by Whitney Phillips.

Watching | I’m almost midway through watching the entire series of Friends on Netlix. After 4.5 seasons, I have the following thoughts: Ross is the absolutely worst (what a whiny baby), Rachel is bonkers but so funny, and yay, Monica and Chandler.

Listening | The boyfriend and I checked out a random audio book from the library for our drive this weekend, Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel by Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg. It’s pretty interesting so far, but I’m not sure when we’ll sit down to actually finish it.

Blogging | This week I celebrated my seventh blogiversary, reviewed an essay collection, and shared my unexpected progress at Book Riot’s Read Harder challenge.

Promoting | I try not to get too excited for television marketing trailers, but wow, does this trailer for Supergirl look totally awesome or what?

Thinking | Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor for The New York Times, wrote a piece about the relationship between book reviewers and the books they’re asked to review, looking at what editors of the Book Review consider to be a conflict of interest. I’m amused at the idea that readers are looking for “neutral reviewers,” but I’m so zonked I can’t quite put my finger on more coherent thoughts.

Hating | Rain. Bring out the sun, please.

Loving | I got a bunch of great recommendations for finishing the Read Harder challenge — thank you! I’m thinking of doing a round up of suggested titles in an upcoming post.

Anticipating | We’re in the early stages of planning a weekend up at my parents’ cabin for mid-June. I am so excited.

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  • BermudaOnion(Kathy) May 18, 2015, 8:31 am

    Our spring was very rainy so I feel your pain. I think I’m the one person who’s never seen Friends.

    • Kim Ukura May 24, 2015, 9:01 am

      I’ve never watched the series — I wasn’t the right age when it was first on tv — so it’s been fun to finally see something that it feels like everyone else already understands.

  • Kay May 18, 2015, 1:53 pm

    How not fun to come home to flooding and no power. We’ve had so much rain in Texas and I really don’t want to complain – we’ve had drought – but geez – could we have a bit of sun Mr. Scrooge?

    Friends – watched it when it was originally on. Started watching on Netflix, but I’ve only made it partly through a season. Still funny, but just haven’t been in the mood. I’ve been rewatching Criminal Minds instead. Nice, lovely murders. LOL

    • Kim Ukura May 24, 2015, 9:01 am

      Weather makes us all fickle, I think 🙂 I used to watch Criminal Minds, but it freaks me out if I watch it alone at night.

  • Jenny @ Reading the End May 18, 2015, 3:03 pm

    Ugh, the flooded basement sounds awful. You poor thing. I hope it’s all sorted out by now? I live in a land without basements (they would be flooded 100% of the time because under the ground in Louisiana is just lots and lots of water), so I don’t really understand the mechanisms of unflooding a flooded basement.

    • Kim Ukura May 24, 2015, 9:03 am

      I don’t know much about it either! But it looks like water just backed up from a drain in the flood and now that the ground has dried out a bit the water went down. We cleaned up the rest with a ShopVac and mops… not fun, but we survived 🙂

  • freya May 23, 2015, 4:46 am

    Jeez that isn’t fun at all and especially not on a weekend. But better basement than bedroom. I walked into a flooded bedroom after work some years back!
    It looks like it’s crazy rains and weather all around the world. We’ve been having unseasonal rain too and it’s not just rain, it’s like a mini storms. It doesn’t feel like summer at all.
    I never did watch the entire Friends series. Always parts. Need to get down to it sometime. Rachel and Chandler are my favourites though. 🙂

    • Kim Ukura May 24, 2015, 9:04 am

      Oh ick! Yes, a basement is much better than parts of the house that we actually use regularly. That’s our problem too — lots of rain really quickly that infrastructure can’t quite deal with.

  • Anastasia @ Here There Be Books May 24, 2015, 2:20 pm

    Ugh, Ross is the WORST. I honestly didn’t even notice how terrible he was when the show was first on, but I was a tween so I forgive myself for that.

    A thing that surprised me during my rewatch a few months ago was how much I liked Janice, though! She’s actually very sweet and kind and all the Friends treat her like crap because they don’t like her voice/laugh.

    Basically all the Friends are the worst? Yeah. 😛

    • Kim Ukura May 25, 2015, 2:52 pm

      From the way “Ross and Rachel” is a thing, I was expecting him to be, I don’t know, charming. But he’s just a huge baby! And petulant! Blech 🙂