Sunday, November 23, 2014

Movies, Music, Books, and Other Stuff

I've been weirdly exhausted lately. Not sleepy-tired, but that deep, achy tired where it feels like your whole body is made of lead. Sometimes I think it's hunger, but I'm never sure (see previous post for more on my appetite-related confusion). Anyway, the past two nights I've fallen asleep on the couch for an hour, then gone to bed and slept another eight hours, which is UNHEARD OF for me. Usually five, six hours of sleep and I'm good to go. I guess my body is telling me something!

Just two real days this week and then I'm off to Home City for Thanksgiving. This is one of my favorite holidays, but also one of the most stressful because it always falls during a particularly hellish part of the semester, and it involves a lot of traveling for a relatively short visit. That being said, I am super excited to spend a few days at home with Mama and Popsicle and Big Bro B.

I saw the new Hunger Games movie yesterday. It was okay, just a lot of J Law being weepy and angsty instead of BADASS. Hopefully Part II will make up for it. Also, I know how the little love triangle ends because I read the books, but I do not care.....#TeamGale.

I have a new musical obsession: Labrinth. This one is called "Beneath Your Beautiful."

"Let It Be," "Jealous," and his cover of "Shake is Off" are also awesome. That may be because I'm obsessed with anything TSwift.

I also bought a book at Barnes & Noble this weekend. I have a Kindle, but sometimes I just really want an old-fashioned book, you know? And to make it worth the money, I got a big fat juicy one: The Emperor of Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee.


Update: I bugged my advisor the other day about my AS YET UNSUBMITTED LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION WHICH IS DUE IN LESS THAN ONE WEEK. He promised he wouldn't forget. And while I am still moderately anxious about it, I trust him completely and know it will get done. So, that's one less thing to worry about.

Another update: I think Ex-New Dude may have given up, at least for now. I just started straight-up ignoring his texts, and haven't heard anything in about a week. Also I am being a wimp and hiding from the other guy (undergrad friend) who was starting to maybe sorta show some interest. Still trying to convince myself there isn't something fucked up in my head and my heart.

Welp, that's it for now. I'm tired again. Happy Sunday, folks.


  1. confession: i still buy books, I haven't been able to get myself to get a kindle or something because I love having the actual book and curling up with it and reading. maybe someday I will get one ;) I love that song! i haven't heard of labrinth before but now I think I'm gonna have to check out more! have fun at home for the holidays! i hope you will be able to relax and enjoy your time - and get lots of rest as it sounds like your body needs it right now :)

    1. haha it's a funny story actually....I was like you - 100% pro-old fashioned books and anti-Kindle. My dad kept suggesting a Kindle as a Christmas present and I kept telling him NO. Then, one of my tutoring students bought me a Kindle as a graduation gift (total surprise), so I felt like I had to give it a chance. And yes it takes some getting used to, and there is nothing to replace the feel of a real book and real pages. But I have to admit, the Kindle is super convenient in terms of getting new books (e.g. you can buy with the click of a button and read instantly) and for traveling. That was a biggie for me since I am such a fast reader, so usually had to lug around several books to keep me occupied for a week-long vacation, and now I can just pack a tiny tablet. That being said, I still read real books about 50% of the time and vastly prefer them to the electronic version.