Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

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1. Last Saturday my brother drove up and joined us for breakfast at this dive we go to and then for bowling. It was so fun and we learned that Sawyer can lift a ten pound ball and gently set it on the ground. He loved the bowling alley, since it's a place that revolves around balls, vending machines, and swirly chairs. I broke 100 both games, so I was pretty pleased with myself. 

2. I almost got my wedding dress out of the meticulously sealed box the cleaners put it in to try it on the other day, mostly to just see if I could squeeze, sausage-style, into it. Why I'd want to subject myself to such abuse is beyond me. Buuuuut, what if I could? What if, after eight years and a kid, I could still get into it? Nothing, that's what. Not even a certificate. 

3. I'm actually reading a graphic novel right now- Art Spiegelman's Maus. I feel slightly out of place reading this genre, but I guess that's a good thing.

4. SOMEONE AT WORK ACCUSED ME VIA SOMEONE ELSE OF CHEATING IN OUR FITBIT CHALLENGE. Whoa there. WHOA. Back the HECK up. Do we need photographic evidence? No, we don't, actually, because no one wants to be see me in a sports bra with a face as red as a tomato after running at night. Trust me, work people.  

5. I watched another movie this weekend! That's like two this month. A miracle, I tell ya. This one was Sleeping With Other People, a romantic comedy about people who had a ton of sex and were scared of emotional intimacy. The best part is that the weird guy from The League, Jason something or other, and his movie wife stole the show. They were hilarious. 

6. My husband bought Everest, which I cannot wait to watch this weekend. Unfortunately, he has to fly for a quick business thing later this week and he's pretty sure he's going to die (this is only the second time he's flown since I met him, twelve years ago) and I don't really know how to work the XBox to watch it if he does. Fingers crossed he survives, because I really want to see it.

7. How are you supposed to feel when you know someone is hate reading/following/friending you? Flattered because they think you're interesting (ha!) or insulted because they don't have the best intentions? When I have more time I will think about this more.  

8. Are there any novels based on songs? That seems like a fun creative writing assignment- take a song and write a short story, or longer piece, inspired by it. 

9. For the first time in our entire relationship I told my husband what I weigh the other night. And the only reason why was because I was 100% sure he didn't weigh less than I do (we are the same height). If this isn't intimacy I don't know what is. I will still never pee with the bathroom door open, though, because that's just plain gross.

10. The neighbor's dog and mine had a barking confrontation a few weeks ago and he came over and apologized profusely, with his cute little triplets. Then, he came over again, with a bottle of wine. First of all, it was not a big deal at all. Secondly, now I feel sort of awkward when I see them outside. Thirdly, can this happen again once or twice a week so I can fill up my wine rack?

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  1. Omg, I'm dying of laughter over #6. Yes yes, I shall hope your husband returns so you get to see Everest. XD
    And omg #10. XD YOU'RE CRACKING ME UP. Although seriously, I own the world's most obnoxiously barky dog, so I'm really glad my neighbours don't expect wine when he's a pain. (Okay, but my neighbours also own the most obnoxiously yappy dogs too. SO WE'RE EVEN.)

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  2. Welllll dang! I wish my neighbors would bring over wine (or snacks...I am okay with snacks, too) to apologize for dog bark fights.

    And LOL at people blaming you for cheating on your FitBit challenge. Theyʻre just jealous because they arenʻt killing it like you are!

  3. I really liked Everest (see my link). Let me know if you cry.

    My hubby is two inches shorter than me and I will NEVER weigh less than him.

  4. Your list made me LOL and thank you for that, because I need it this week. #6 too funny...I hope he survives too!

    And whoa on the Fitbit cheating....what? I don't even know how that could be possible, it's not like we can input random either move or you don't. You are clobbering me in steps too btw. :)

  5. Haha #8. If you find any, let me know. That would be super cool! Also, I can definitely see it being a creative writing assignment. That would be pretty interesting.

  6. I just watched Everest and it was great!

  7. #8 would defnitely make for a great creative writing assignment! No books come to mind though in answer to your question. Aww about #6!

  8. Ha #9. I still won't. My husband is 6 or so inches taller than me, but rail thin. He has the world's fastest metabolism (bastard) as far as I can tell. I will take my weight to my grave...

    1. Also, can you cheat at FitBit? I wouldn't, but it's a tempting thought. Because I was really upset when I lost the other day in that group challenge I was in with you (I mean, honestly, I woke up Saturday morning to find out I lost?!).

      (not really upset, obviously... mostly)