So after surgery I couldn’t do anything with my right hand which sucks because it’s incredibly dominant. As in Ol’ Lefty can’t do anything. Toilet time is the worst. THE WORST. Aquarium maintenance is fucking awful but I must say, my back and left arm hurt a LOT so I guess I have that going for me. The last time my left arm was stronger than my right arm was when I cashiered; right hand grabs the stuff, left hand bags and puts it in the cart. It’s really weird to use my left hand and I have to stop myself from grabbing things with my right hand out of habit. So, here’s what I did while I was being pathetic:
I read Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident. I’ve loved this story since I was a child and I was always in the paranormal conspiracy camp. This book gives some real discussion as to what exactly happened and I think the answer makes a lot of sense. The only part of the book I didn’t like was that it was half story, half introspective writing and the introspective part bored me. I can say that it really built up to the ending and explored all the angles. All in all, it’s a real tragedy no matter what you think happened.
Second book was The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by the amazing Jim Butcher. I’m totally a fangirl but when I started reading it, it wasn’t exactly my cup of tea. For about two pages and then I read it all in one day. That’s the real fucking shit right there–I wait for months if not years for a new book to come out and the authors have the gall to write a book that I read non-stop in one day. Lather, rinse, repeat. So discourteous. It’s a steam-punk world and the writing is very visual. I felt like I could absolutely see everything. If you’ve read The Codex Alera series and of course The Dresden Files some of the ideas and imagery will be familiar but I’m not giving anything away. I am not saying that he writes some timeless literature, but I will say he writes damn good fucking stories that I can’t put down and I want to binge read them until my eyeballs fall out.
He’s going to be at Dragon Con this year and the Mr. and the Boy are going AND I AM NOT BECAUSE THE WORLD ISN’T FAIR but hopefully the Mr. will get Jim’s autograph on a piece of sheet music that I have. Then again, I bet they won’t even get his autograph because the lines will be crazy pants. Maybe I’ll just write him a fan letter and enclose the sheet music for him to sign. Because that won’t make me sound crazy.
Last but not least, I read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns). A fun, quick read that was overly relatable in some places but not so much in others. You have friends? You have family? Okay, Miss Perfect! But seriously, I thought it was an honest little memoir, funny, and interesting without the gut wrenching confessions that you get in a lot of these types of books. As in, normal girl does well! Let’s congratulate her on not getting pregnant at 14 and becoming a heroin addict! I want to be best friends with her but I’m 100% not cool enough.
NETFLIX AND TV AND CHILI DOGS
There was no Netflix and chill, but there was cravings for chili dogs but I couldn’t drive so I had to settle for nothing. Story of my life. Binge watched Expedition Unknown because I like Josh Gates and I miss Destination Truth. This episode in particular scared the shit out of me.
I also binge watched The Dead Files. I want so, so badly for it to be real. I know it’s probably not, but I like it. Steve DiSchiavi gives it credibility in my mind. I want it to be real.
I also think that Amy Allen looks like Flo from the Progressive Insurance commercials. Google “Amy Allen faces” to get a chuckle.
I did watch some movies too, for as much as I could stay awake for. Drugs are one helluva drug. Lots of fun silliness–I couldn’t concentrate for the more serious films (sorry, Jiro Dreams of Sushi).
I have also been playing a lot of Civ IV because I don’t need two hands for that.
And that really sums up my exciting adventures. Whee.