Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

1. I wonder who lives in our old apartment. Don't get me wrong; I was ecstatic to move into something four times the size and to stop paying rent, but we did live there for five years. I guess I'm just a little protective of the place.

2. I keep checking the 10-day forecast to see if our horrid heat wave is going to end, but it basically reads, "Hot. Really hot. Fucking hotter than hell. Hot. Hotter. Hot." 

[note the time and temperature right now...]

3. Have you heard about the ultra-conservative mom who wrote the blog post to the teenage girls her sons follow on various social media sites? She gives them an ultimatum- either stop posting scantily clad selfies or her sons are going to defriend the skanks. Listen, lady, your sons are going to jerk off daily whether Brittney from second period posts pictures of herself wearing see-through wife beaters or not. Plus, the fact that the pictures you ORIGINALLY used in the post of your kids are all taken topless the beach is a hilarious act of hypocrisy. Why don't you worry about teaching your sons how to respect women, rather than forcing them to cover up what the God you write about so often gave them?

4. Now that I've sufficiently bashed a blogger, let me restore my karma points with a rave about how awesome Cup of Jo's Motherhood Around the World series. She has chronicled several women in places like Dubai, Mexico, Japan, and Northern Ireland, discussing their experiences of moving their families from the US abroad.

5. I've started planning the dogs' Halloween costumes, something I haven't done in years (I think the last time I dressed Cordie up was maybe six or seven years ago). This year is different- I have a sewing machine. They're going to be so excited. 

6. There are so many great books coming out this fall by Jhumpa Lahiri, TC Boyle, Margaret Atwood, and even my soft-spot Helen Fielding. 

7. You should follow Things Cut in Half on Twitter.  

8. My husband and I plowed through Orphan Black and I was shocked that I liked it so much (the main star better make a ton; she has to play multiple characters since she's a clone). We started the second season of Girls last weekend and are almost done- so great, but I'm so happy I didn't spend my twenties broke and desperate in New York. Next up on our list (we seriously have a written out list- we watch one show at a time) is Orange is the New Black (I keep meaning to pick up the memoir too).

9. I'm borderline obsessed with Syria and it's infuriating me that they're taking so long to decide what to do. I'm not going to get into my views (at least not today...), but say Congress does decide to strike- shouldn't it be done while it's still relevant? I feel like it's the equivalent to punishing a toddler a week after they wrote on the wall in permanent marker. And if not, the issue should be dropped and we should focus our attention on other issues. Let's get this shit over with already.

10. I want this book- you write down something regarding what you cooked each day: 


  1. Orphan Black! I was watching it when it first aired earlier this year but it would be awesome to just marathon the series. Maybe before series 2 airs (so far away...)

    I picked up my first Margaret Atwood book the other day (yay!) and I'm looking forward to reading her other books (including that trilogy :)).

    I have something like #10, only it's just the general 5-year memory book featuring Jane Austen quotes xD

    Happy weekend! :)

  2. Omg #3 = totally agree. Couldn't have said it better!

  3. Warning, the new Jhumpa Lahiri wasn't that great...