Work hard & play hard. That's me lately. Here's a recap of my life lately!
Baby Driver- saw it with a movie group last Wednesday. It was everything I thought it would be and more. Adored the use of music. And the fact that a Queen song featured at the climax of the movie, that was just icing on the cake! I really liked it. Am glad AwesomeCon made me go see it.
Friday am- was the most wonderful moment of the week. I watched Yuri on Ice and then bought a handful of the songs on iTunes and proceeded to sing them at the top of my voice all morning (okay, mostly just shouted the King JJ song that loudly, the rest I sang at normal volumes, though I did dance about a bit to some like Eros). I was on top of the world.
Friday pm- friggin sucked. After I was too nice on social media to someone, I got a series of emails from a coworker who basically called my work shit and said everything that was wrong in social media was my fault. Clearly it has nothing to do with his department's crappy policies that make people complain to us on social media. Of course not. All my fault. Even though some part of me knew that wasn't true, I still felt like shit to be told I was worthless at my job and wanted to crawl under the covers for the rest of my life. I was so close to losing it. I went to Panera that evening, though I expect I wasn't good company. My dear friend was kind enough to understand and not push. Thank you, melydia
. You are awesome. My mind was still on work the whole time. I managed to get a few book reviews written, though. I wrote one for All the Bright Places
and even though it was several days after I finished reading it, I still broke down crying while writing the review and didn't stop for several minutes afterward. I think writing a book review about a YA book dealing with suicide on a day I felt utterly worthless was, in retrospect, one of my worst ideas ever. But it was also kind of cathartic to cry and to remember that things do get better, stupid as it sounds.
Indiana Jones- I started watching the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles on DVD. I have had them for AGES (I bought each as soon as it was released... one is still in plasticwrap). It was wonderful rewatching some of my favorite episodes and seeing a few that I'd never seen before (my VCR didn't catch all of them, back in the day, and there was at least one that never aired that was brand new to me--part of it was filmed by the crew when they were filming Star Wars: The Phantom Menace because they're both Lucas Film projects). I got to Volume 2 over the weekend. Oh Sean Patrick Flannery. You are still so pretty to look at. And even though I am LOVING these episodes with all my heart, the thing I'm finding I really enjoy are some of the bonus stories. Along with every episode are 2-4 half hour documentaries about one of the subjects in the episodes. Oh what I wouldn't have given to have these back when the episodes came out! I remember having to go to the library and look up a lot of this history back then. There's even an interactive timeline and map that shows events that happen each year the series covers and what episodes some of the events correspond with. My two greatest surprises so far are 1. Carrie Fisher wrote an episode and 2. Indy worked with the Lafayette Escadrille! That totally went over my head as a teen, I can tell you that. But I just saw the memorial honoring them last year in the Washington National Cathedral, so that's pretty awesome. I LOVE learning history through fiction.
BCinDC Meetup- went to a BookCrossing meetup. A first-timer joined us. She seems nice and not too overwhelmed by our silliness. She led us to a Little Free Library that our dearly departed friend, FURBALL, helped keep stocked. Speaking of which, I've got to register some books tonight and take them to the Starbucks OBCZ tomorrow.
Guardians of the Galaxy- I went to see this in the theater on Saturday finally. I thought the storyline was a little "I've seen it before" but the character performances really made up for it. YAY for found families!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LEGO- I started freaking out on Sunday about LEGO. I still hadn't even unpacked from last year's LEGO con, and this year's is only a few weeks away. So I really needed to get building. I put together a spreadsheet plan, started piecing a few ideas together, and made some orders on BrickLink for pieces I needed to complete the projects that I either didn't own or couldn't find. My collection is a MESS right now. I have two whole boxes of unsorted LEGO. I worked steadily through Sunday, worked all Monday night, and late Tuesday night as well. Minus a few parts that are coming in the mail, I've finished 18 out of the 20 MOCs I want to take to BrickFair to display. And the guy who runs the convention emailed me about coordinating my section again, which I am very happy to do, so he made it a collab again. Which means we'll probably be on the map again. Yay. I was SO worried I wasn't going to get all these done, but I'm just blazing through them. I have 2 more I definitely want to make and maybe I'll make a 3rd if there's time.
Camp NaNoWriMo- Not doing so well. I'm about a quarter done with my goal. Other things keep getting in the way. I hope to be able to really focus on the project next week though.
Angel Kitty- My sister's cat, Angel, is definitely not doing well. She's had, like, 7 enemas and she's been in Kidney failure for a few months now. The vet actually has to come to my parents' house every day to give her medicine because she is the WORST pill-taking cat they have ever seen. She had another ultrasound today and they saw some things that may or may not be tumors. My sister might be flying in this weekend to say goodbye to her. Angel still jumps up on the couch and snuggles and puuuuuurrrrrrrs (she has the loudest purr of any cat I have EVER known). So she's not completely miserable yet. But things are definitely sliding downhill rapidly.
Wonder Woman- I went and saw Wonder Woman tonight, finally. Basically, I was scared about being spoiled more than I already had been, so I had to somehow squeeze these movies into my already tight schedule. I thought it was wonerful. Gal was fantastic (okay, I'm a little in love with her Diana), and Chris always sparkles in roles. I had a hard time with some of the messages in the film, but largely it was enjoyable. Definitely a great film to proove that superhero movies with female leads CAN be successes.
Tomorrow- I've got a Harry Potter discussion tomorrow to go to after work. Our topic this month is Hagrid. (Hagrid is fun to hug. Hagrid is full of love. Just don't get stuck in Hagrid's beard- ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!)
Friday/Saturday/Sunday- I've got another con to go to! This is seriously the year of cons for me--5 in one year is A LOT. I'm really looking forward to this one. I've made 3 charity raffle baskets. I'm hosting a panel on Sunday on coping with tv shows that end too soon. And I'm most excited about the Once More with Feeling Buffy Singalong! I've done Dr. Horrible Singalongs a few times, but never Buffy. Should be lots of fun. And good, slashy times, too. Honestly, when I was feeling like shit on Friday and parts of the weekend, I kept telling myself that I had this con coming up and that more than anything got me through. It was really nice to have something so immediate to look forward to and keep me going. So I hope it's a good time. I think I'll be flying solo, which I'm a little sad about because I love my cowboyguy
con buddy! But I had such a blast at CONfabulation on my own that I feel better about tackling this one solo. Though I might try to remember to bring my Slash card game in case anyone wants to play.
*hugs* to everyone!