Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

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Disclaimer/1.: I'm feeling pretty uninteresting and underwhelming today, guys. It's been a really long week, I've pulled a muscle in my shoulder that's making breathing painful, and I'm a little distracted in general. Bear with me. I'm sorry. 

2. I'm reading Gilead by Marilyn Robinson and am loving the writing but hating the fact that I just can't quite get into it yet (I'm about thirty pages in). I think it's the type of book that's best read in larger snippets that I'm currently able to commit to right now. 

3. I know how fond I am of a senior class by when I start getting sad about them graduating. It's only September and the idea of June bums be out. Except the idea of getting to go on summer break. That part is fine.

4. The most recent song I'm over-listening to (and I think it's about drugs...? Or sex? Or both? And my son is pretty fond of it, too, so oops):

5. This weekend is shaping up to be pretty great. Saturday I'll hopefully continue my yoga class streak and then my mom will pass through town for a day or so. Sunday night I'm going to LA with a friend to see Mindy Kaling and then I'm taking Monday off because I have a podiatry appointment in the middle of the day. I might have to squeeze in a pedicure and solo-lunch date, since Sawyer will be at daycare. 

6. I had a dream last night that I was at a tattoo parlor trying to get a unicorn inked on my body somewhere and the artist very doubtfully asked, "Are you sure?" And then we took a walk by a stream. I don't understand.

7. I tried an iced Pumpkin Spiced Latte, since I'm not a fan of hot coffee, and it was disgusting.

8. I almost never play games on my phone, minus a few word or trivia ones for short periods of time over the years, but I'm slightly (and I'm sure temporarily) hooked on Two Dots. It's so stupid.

9. Obviously you're all going to go buy these:


10. California passed legislation that starting in 2017 kids have to remain rear-facing in car seats until they're two. This makes sense, since it's easier repair to legs than spines. Sawyer is still rear-facing but I've been really looking forward to turning him around, since I think it will make longer distances easier. He's starting to understand what boredom is, and staring at a car seat isn't the most exciting thing. I give him toys and books, but that only helps for so long. I guess it'll be seven more months of seeing the back of his head, I guess!


  1. I'm having one of those weeks too - totally understand. I hope your shoulder gets better! By the way, #7? Agree. Completely agree.

  2. I have such a Two Dots problem. It's terribly addicting. I may or may not have once actually deleted it so that I would stop. And then reinstalled it and started again at the beginning. I'm presently on level four hundred something. (It helps to break your ankle and have two weeks of low mental competence to dedicate to the cause). The first step is admitting you have a problem... ;-)

    Hope your shoulder is better soon!

  3. That song drives me crazy! It is probably about both. I also have no words for those shoes. lol I hope you have a relaxing weekend!

  4. I have Gilead and the following two books in my TBR and I've heard good things. I've never read any Marilynne Robinson before, so I'm looking forward to it. :o)

  5. Love those shoes! Feel better.

  6. I have no idea what the actual laws are in different states about car seats (except now the new California one, since you've told us!) but I know our pediatrician had told us they recommend rear facing until two regardless. I believe where I am, the law is still technically age 1, but the AAP recommend longer apparently. The idea of getting in a car accident with my kid in the car terrifies me though -- regardless of how he sits in the carseat!

  7. OH MY - I'm not even going to look at that Two Dots game....afraid to find another time suck. I am still a fan of Words with Friends though. The Inside Out game is fun too - another take off from Candy Crush.

    Can I please live your life Sunday night and Monday? Sounds fabulous!! Enjoy!!!

    Those words.

  8. Hell yeah about Pumpkin Spice... I tried it in NYC last week and it was DISGUSTING.

  9. I've tried to read Gilead twice but for some reason just couldn't get through it either time. That song is being overplayed at my home as well and I really like it...for now. Hope you feel better!

  10. A good chunk of my Twitter feed the other day was freaking out about how it's Pumpkin Spiced Latte season again and I was sitting here going "Ehhh..." :3

    #6 -- You know a dream is weird when even the people in your dream are questioning you (I also had a dream recently that was so much like my waking life that it left me rather =| when I woke up, haha)

    p.s. I hope this comment doesn't go through five times over; was having trouble publishing it for some reason O_o

  11. I'm glad I'm not the only one addicted to that song. And someone confirmed: drugs. lol

  12. Ohh can't wait to hear how Mindy was. Super jealous that you got to see her. I think that law is great! I know it's recommend to two every year, but so many people switch as soon as the kid is one. Long trips are getting to be a bit of a struggle, but I'm still hoping to get by as long as we can!