Monday, April 15, 2019

Not the Marathon Monday I planned

Today is Marathon Monday. My office is always closed on Marathon Monday and usually I'd be out enjoying the day and cheering on the runners. Instead I woke up sick to my stomach and spent some quality time with the toilet this morning. The culprit seems to be something I ate at a Game of Thrones viewing party last night. I was not the only one from the party who got sick which is how I narrowed down the culprit. I was thanking my lucky stars that I had the day off.

The weather was pretty awful in the morning with torrential rain and wind. I went back to bed (once I thought it was safe enough to leave the bathroom) and when I woke up a few hours later the rain had stopped and the sun was out. I finally felt well enough to eat a plain bagel and watch a bit of the marathon coverage. It's hard to explain the camaraderie of Marathon Monday. A man interviewed while cheering on his wife from the sidelines described it better than I can. He said he's from a small town in Oklahoma and Boston on Marathon Monday feels like a small town where everyone is friendly. I suggest you come experience it for yourself some time.

My stomach seems to have recovered but now I'm not the least bit tired since I slept all morning. I figured this was the perfect time to update my poor neglected blog.

Friday, February 22, 2019

My weirdness twin Victoria on Netflix's Dating Around

Thank God I'm not on the dating scene anymore. People are a nightmare. I started watching the new dating show on Netflix called Dating Around because my friend Melissa told me one of the girls on the show reminded her of me on a date. Well, what she assumed I would be like on a date. She was right.

I told Derek on our first date that I almost didn't respond to his message on OKC because "only serial killers have one photo."
Victoria calls herself a Masshole and her date is baffled because he's never heard the term. She then jokes about getting it as a trampstamp. She basically can't control the words coming out of her mouth and laughs at herself (that's your girl, right here). She walks into a door on her way out of the bar (HI, HAVE YOU MET ME). The thing that really made me laugh, because it is a very Ginny thing to do, is when she's in the car after the date and they're just talking and she says "let me haul up my pants" and proceeds to do so in the car. I DO THIS ALL THE TIME. I never said I was classy but I just really hate belts. It's amazing Derek didn't go running the other way after our first date.

The guy ends up picking Victoria for a second date out of the five girls he meets. I did not expect that but who can resist me Victoria?

As for Gurki on the second episode, you are an amazing woman and Justin is complete trash. 

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Not off to a good start

The very wealthy main character's name in American Heiress is Cora Cash. Maybe I should change my name to Ginny Money.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Talkin' bout books

The end of the year sneaked up on me as it tends to do. I'm ashamed to admit that I'm nowhere near my goal of reading 30 books in 2018. I've read 15 books so far and I'm just about halfway though Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas. It's a long book and it's just not holding my attention. It's the last book in a seven book series so I refuse to abandon it at this point.

I decided to renew my Barnes & Noble membership today and of course picked up a few new books. Although I love my Kindle it doesn't give me the same thrill as picking up a physical copy of a book. I work by a Barnes & Noble so the temptation is real!

Today's book purchases.

I started reading I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter on my train ride home and I'm already enthralled.

I've asked my Facebook friends to share what the best book they read in 2018 was and I'm already making notes of books to read in 2019. If you've read anything good let me know in the comments. I'm open to most genres.

Tonight I'm going to drink some herbal tea and read in bed until I get very sleepy. Our street is currently being powered by a giant generator that's humming away outside our bedroom with no word on when the problem will be fixed. I suppose I shouldn't complaint after power outages on both Monday and Tuesday but this girl needs a good night's sleep.