Can we talk for a second about my new addiction? This stuff is DELICIOUS. Gluten-free, no gross energy-drink aftertaste, no shakes (like I get from Redbull). Also, brand-new, just launched this month, exclusive to 7-11 for 3 months (2 for $4!)
I can already tell that I’m gonna have a problem.
Can’t wait til I can buy in bulk. Where have you BEEN all my Pilot Season?!?!?!
What I’m Reading: "The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks" by E. Lockhart
Frankie is a great role model for high-school-aged me. Feisty, an independent thinker, secure in herself and her ideals. Her parents call her “Bunny Rabbit,” convinced that she is nothing but their soft-spoken baby girl. She proves everyone wrong by challenging the status quo at her school and with her family, including taking on a male-only secret society at her boarding school.
I wish I had the self-awareness at that age that Frankie does. She sees something wrong with the system, even if no one else knows or notices, and she makes change happen. She has a boyfriend, but it does not define her. Good for her. The status was not… quo.
I dug it. Recommended, heartily, for fans of YA/teen lit.
My kiddo is so cute when he is being snuggly and not trying to climb up the curtains…
What I’m Reading: "Big Fish" by Daniel Wallace
Am I a terrible bibliophile for liking the 2003 Tim Burton feature adaptation better than I liked this book?
I haven’t seen the 2013 Broadway musical based on the book, nor have I heard the cast album from the show, so I can’t comment on that adaptation. I felt that the essays (they’re more essays than connective chapters) were well-written individually, but I never really felt like I connected with this book as a whole.
I feel like any young man going through some issues with his father, or any father going through some issues with his son, will probably get hit in the feels by this book, but I just didn’t love it.
Maybe I will feel differently when I have a child of my own. I’ll reread it in a few years, just in case.
Yes. That is a fountain pen. And ink cartridges. Mock me if you like for my lack of a good American Bic ballpoint. These are my druthers, deal with it. :)
So this is why I love visiting my grandparents’ property in rural Oregon. Actual WEATHER. I live in LA, where it’s 75-85 degrees right now… We have, like, one week of “winter,” where it is rainy and a downright “frigid” 50 degrees. Our summers last about 7.5 months and range from “uncomfortably warm” to “I didn’t know THAT was a place I could sweat” to “the air I’m breathing is blistering my lungs, please just let me die.”
These pics were taken just after Christmas, but I’ve been busy and just dumped my chip today. It’s not March yet, so that’s a win in my book.
I know I should visit more, especially since the grandparents are in their 80s… Who wants to charter me a private plane and foot the bill? The back porch has more than 180 degrees view of trees and farmland, and is GREAT for settling in with a book and some tea.
Just in the nick of time…. A complete collection (again).