Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts

All I knew is that if they kill Chewie off in the new Star Wars movie I’m going need therapy. Also, I really enjoyed some very in-depth conversations I had on Instagram yesterday on the complexity of Adam Driver’s facial features.

My son is telling the absolute best horrible jokes ever- I can ask him for a joke and he makes them up on the fly (“Why did the ogre go up the mountain?” “Because he lived there!”). I’ve started writing them down and in my plethora of free time I want to eventually make a little book for him that he can illustrate and keep for when he’s older and might be amused by it.

I spent the weekend at IB training in LA and it was… a lot. Getting everything ready for a weekend away was a pain, the content was overwhelming but helpful, having time to myself for two big chunks was awesome, and STILL not being able to sleep well was disappointing. I think I need to just accept the fact that at this stage of my life I’m just going to be perpetually tired.

I found out some students have cheated on some quizzes lately, which happens, unfortunately. I’ve been around awhile and I’ve learned the best way to handle it is to quietly assign the zeroes, make some general statements to the class, and then get super creative with future assessments. Less questions, completely different versions, tougher requirements… you play, you pay!

I’m reading three books right now- hold me. They’re all different and delightful (so far)- The Writing Life by Annie Dillard, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, and Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory.

I really love the entire of “batching” things, meaning that I’d sit down and prepare two week’s worth of blog posts, Instagram pictures, and things for work at once. That’s definitely how my mind works for these sorts of things, but it’s all about having the time to do the batch work.

These pumpkin muffins are amazing. Sawyer is obsessed and we made our second batch yesterday. Both times I've made them we end up with 36 muffins instead of 24, which is fine by me! In terms of muffins they aren't too horrible for you, either (especially when you factor in the 36 versus 24 part when looking at the oil and sugar).


  1. Yum, those muffins look good. I am guilt free about baking, as there is no oven (other than a microwave) in my tiny apartment. LOL.

    I can get some good ones in our dining room, though.

    The joke book sounds so cute. Enjoy! Here are MY BOOKISH & NOT SO BOOKISH THOUGHTS

  2. The muffins look divine! I want to check out The Hidden Life of Trees. It sounds fascinating.

  3. The Hidden Life of Trees was SO fascinating.