The Sunday Currently 03

Reading
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas & Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I’m loving both and hope to finish at least Crown of Midnight today. (Team Chaol!!)

Writing
It’s been hard keeping up on my blog since I started my new job. I just need to make the time to write.

Listening
Florence & The Machine’s song: Ship to Wreck

Also, One Direction’s Night Changes.

Watching
I am currently rewatching Poldark.

If this kiss doesn't spark your interest in Poldark, then I have nothing to say.

If this kiss doesn’t spark your interest in Poldark, then I have nothing to say.

Thinking
I can honestly say that I am thinking of nothing in particular.

Smelling
Coffee, that I’m drinking.

Wishing/Hoping
For a new wardrobe.

Wearing
Pajamas, it’s Sunday aka the day of lounging in one’s p.j.’s.

Loving
#Lovewins, Cheap Pizza (Little Caesar’s) & peanut butter toast!

Wanting/Needing
For my first check from my new job! I need some cash.

Feeling
Lazy.

Clicking
I’ve been watching a bunch of vlogger vacations on YouTube. Basically, it’s making me want to travel!

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Friday’s 10 Happy Things No. 3

  1. Gay Marriage declared legal across the U.S. by the Supreme Court.FullSizeRender
  2. I am currently reading and loving Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
  3. My to be read pile includes these two books, which I hope to read soon:IMG_0597
  4. So I got the job at the Children’s bookstore and I have begun training.
  5. Perks for working at a bookstore: ARC’s (otherwise known as: Advance Reader’s Copies = HEAVEN)
  6. Ice cold water with lemon slices.
  7. Sweet Treats: Pocky especially the new flavored ones (cookies n’ cream)
  8. Food: Kim-chee ramen with a hard boiled egg.
  9. I want to see Trainwreck when it is released:
  10. TV: Poldark – I watched it when first aired in England earlier this year, but it’s finally being shown in the U.S. and I am watching it again. Aidan Turner stars as Ross Poldark and he’s just not only gorgeous but a fine actor.

Quotable: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

“Whatever teaches us to talk to ourselves is important: whatever teaches us to sing ourselves out of despair. But the painting has also taught me that we can speak to each other across time. And I feel I have something very serious and urgent to say to you, my non-existent reader, and I feel I should say it as urgently as if I were standing in the room with you. That life—whatever else it is—is short. That fate is cruel but maybe not random. That Nature (meaning Death) always wins but that doesn’t mean we have to bow and grovel to it. That maybe even if we’re not always so glad to be here, it’s our task to immerse ourselves anyway: wade straight through it, right through the cesspool, while keeping eyes and hearts open. And in the midst of our dying, as we rise from the organic and sink back ignominiously into the organic, it is a glory and a privilege to love what Death doesn’t touch. For if disaster and oblivion have followed this painting down through time—so too has love. Insofar as it is immortal (and it is) I have a small, bright, immutable part in that immortality. It exists; and it keeps on existing. And I add my own love to the history of people who have loved beautiful things, and looked out for them, and pulled them from the fire, and sought them when they were lost, and tried to preserve them and save them while passing them along literally from hand to hand, singing out brilliantly from the wreck of time to the next generation of lovers, and the next.”

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The Goldfinch (1654) by Carel Fabritius

“When I looked at the painting I felt the same convergence on a single point: a glancing sun-struck instance that existed now and forever. Only occasionally did I notice the chain on the finch’s ankle, or think what a cruel life for a little living creature–fluttering briefly, forced always to land in the same hopeless place.”

The Sunday Currently 02

Photo by John Rawlings, 1940

Reading
I am still reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and to balance it out I am rereading Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson.

Writing
Nothing, except whatever is on this blog.

Listening
Brandon Flower’s newest album The Desired Effect, Susanne Sundfør’s Ten Love Songs, and the movie soundtrack to God Help The Girl.

Thinking
About how much of The Goldfinch I can read today.

Smelling
Nothing, my allergies have kicked in.

Wishing/Hoping
For my second interview on Monday to go well.

Wearing
Shorts and an S.F. Giants tee.

Loving
Cookies N’Cream Pocky, Penny Dreadful, Paul Markov from A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray & Burt’s Bees Grapefruit flavored/scented lip balm.

Wanting
Money of course!

Needing
Coffee & allergy medication.

Feeling
I am feeling like I want to binge/rewatch Please Like Me.

Clicking
The only thing that one should watch this week: Ingrid Nilsen’s coming out video.

Image/Photo by John Rawlings

Now I know grief is a whetstone. It sharpens all your love, all your happiest memories, into blades that tear you apart from within. Something has been torn out from inside me that will never be filled up, not ever, no matter how long I live. They say “time heals,” but even now, less than a week after my father’s death, I know that’s a lie. What people really mean is that eventually you’ll get used to the pain. You’ll forget what you looked like without your scars.

– From A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Friday’s 10 Happy Things No. 2

  1. Job interview for the children’s bookstore went well. 2nd interview coming up this Monday and I hope I get this job.
  2. I just discovered Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups & they are so yummy, especially if they are put in the refrigerator.
  3. Speaking of peanut butter, Breyer’s Reese Peanut Butter Cup ice cream has been a savior during this hot weather we are having.
  4. Movies: The Age of Adaline starring Blake Lively & Michiel Huisman, I was surprised by how much I really loved this film.
  5. I am more than halfway thru A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray & all I can say is Paul Markov.
  6. Music: I am currently listening to James Bay’s album. In particular to this song:
  7. TV: Just my dosage of good crappy reality tv (Real Housewives of Orange County and Made in Chelsea).
  8. I am not a fan of hot weather, but I love it when the fog rolls in and cools everything down.
  9. Book Mail: Getting ARCs or book swag is the best thing!
  10. Dany flying on Drogon in last weeks episode of Game of Thrones.
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