Tuesday, October 20, 2015

No time to see do and read all the things. Finally starting reading Boswell's London Journal (it's good)

October is turning out to be a really busy month. I want to see Crimson Peak and the Maze Runner Scorch Trials but I don't know when I'll be able to make it to the theater. Crimson Peak has to happen soon! I'm trying my best to avoid any spoilers. 

There's a line of Crimson Peak nail polish line being released on Halloween. I want them all! I really love the darker colors.

I'm making my Halloween costume this year. It's really nothing complicated and I'm starting to worry that maybe it's not as good of an idea as I first thought? Too late now. I have a Halloween party on Saturday and I already have everything to put it together. At least I'm not spending money on an overpriced costume from a party store that falls apart if the wind blows too hard. I'm being creative!

Derek and I had wanted to take a trip to Salem this month but I don't think that's in the cards. Going right around Halloween is just cray and our weekends are booked up anyways. Next year maybe? Go in the spring instead? It will happen. 

I've finally started reading Boswell's London Journal. So far I really like young Boswell. He begins his journal with talking about why he's keeping a journal.

"In this way I shall preserve many things that would otherwise be lost in oblivion."

"Very often we have more pleasure in reflecting on agreeable scenes that we have been in than we had from the scenes themselves."

"I shall not study much correctness, lest the labour of it should make me lay it aside altogether."

If you're interested in eighteenth century London (I mean who isn't right?) or journals, check it out. I'll be updating the blog with some of my favorite quotes as I read. I have a feeling there'll be plenty.

Now I'm off to bed. Let's all pray the neighbors use their inside voices tonight so we can get some sleep.

3 comments:

  1. In my experience, homemade Halloween costumes are always more trouble than it seems when you first have your inspiration. And that is why I am too lazy to make them. I used to go all out, in my 20's, hand-sewing stuff, getting out the hot glue gun, etc. But it's so much easier to just zip myself into a cute animal onesie and be done with it.

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    1. ooh cute animal onesie sounds comfortable

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  2. Happy Halloweening! And thanks for the book recommend. Seriously, I've had a couple of real duds and was hoping to to hear of something else. This one sounds really goooooood. I haven't made it to Crimson Peak yet either - grrrr!

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