Last weekend was a blur of work and materialistic drama. And in case you’re wondering what materialistic drama is or feels like, drop your phone into the toilet and find out. But you can trust me when I say that it’s unnecessary because it feels like your life is about to go down the drain and the quick math in your head, is already telling you to stop spending money on useless shit in case you actually need to buy something important!
My phone is fine by the way! That’s probably something I never expected, and even that one thing that was not working properly miraculously fixed itself, and now it looks brand new – from the outside. I’m sure there is something inside that got water damage, and I can swear there is a lighter area on the screen which luckily isn’t that noticeable. So I count myself lucky, beyond lucky, because how many toilet stories have such happy endings? I have a feeling that not so many.
Plan for this week is to survive, which sounds melodramatic but I’m working 6 days this week – granted, during two days I have 8 hour long training about work safety, but I count it as work because I have to get up at 7! I don’t appreciate the early waking hours, so I already know my week will be torture.
Two weeks ago I set up a new Instagram account, Fangirl’s Hideout, dedicated to books! I’m hoping to get some TV shows and movies up there as well, once I figure out how to take photos, and trust me, it’s a lot harder than it looks. Especially when you live in a country where the sun does not shine! During winter at least, because it has been cloudy and moody and dark for weeks. Good time to start an Instagram account, well done me!
Oh boy oh boy, I saw Moonlight and it was great! I loved the simplicity of it, and the topic it took on was treated admirably. The only thing, something that is my own personal pet peeve, is the damn ending. Man, I hate those types of endings in a way, not that they’re bad but because they take something from you, and never really give it back. That’s how the ending of Moonlight felt. I’m sure it’ll make more sense in my review, once I get my head around it.
This year I’ve made a little rule for myself, which I’m sure I’ll break soon enough, but who knows. Long story short, no rewatch movies! Last year I saw under 100 movies, and so many of them were rewatches, which is making my watchlist an ever growing mountain, that I will never tackle if I keep rewatching movies. It sounds simple enough but will see. I’ve made a small exception possibility for it, which is rewatching a movie that will get a sequel or a remake this year. Wish me luck!
My TV game has slowed down a bit since the beginning of the year. I’m yet to watch the other two episodes of Sherlock, but I’m going to watch it tonight. I’ve yet to watch the second episode to Taboo, and well, then there are those shows I still need to finish watching. Plus, A Series of Unfortunate Events came out and I have all of that to watch! In conclusion, I’m swamped with things and I don’t have enough time.
In addition, there are a few shows I want to binge watch soon, like The OA and Twin Peaks! Seriously guys, I’ve been starting and not finishing with Twin Peaks ever since the news of the revival hit the mainstream – so it’s been quite a while. And it’s not like I didn’t like the first episode, I thought it was great! Priorities, that’s what I need to get sorted, and putting Twin Peaks as number 1!
BOOKS & MUSIC
Started my first fantasy read of the year which is Jay Kristoff’s Nevernight. So far I quite like it, but the world building element of the book is mainly in the footnotes, which is bothering the hell out of me. It feels like I’m reading a school project, and it isn’t a good thing. The plot itself is quite interesting though, so I will finish it.
Nothing new has stuck with me this week but I’m sure I’m going to stumble onto a new favourite album soon. Plus, I’m not going to lie, I’m sort of looking forward for the Fifty Shades of Darker soundtrack. Last time, the songs were the best part of the movie, and I’m sure it will be the same this time around as well. Two songs are out now and Zayn’s one is pretty darn good.
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