Commercial Break #76

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Since nothing important has happened in these past few weeks, I again skipped a week and bringing you a recap of the past two weeks. Nothing has happened really, but then again, nothing ever really happens with my life these days. I just work, read, and wait for my still pending operation which means I’ve now officially been waiting for 1,5 months – past the time I was promised to have this operation. Oh, the health care system is so much fun.

LIFE

As said, no news on the operation yet, and considering the fact that I pushed back my spring vacation subconsciously knowing I might go on sick leave, means I’m tired as fuck. No, I’m passed tired, I’m mentally exhausted and frustrated that every single off day I have had since… the beginning of April, I’ve spent time on either doing work or discussing work. I think I might have had one day last week where I didn’t have to do any work, but that was also because I shut off my social media for most of the day, and stayed in bed. So I’m in a desperate need for a vacation, and my Summer vacation starts at the end of June, which is a month away and I don’t know if I can make it.

Sometimes I wonder if this work is worth all that headache. Like, I sometimes go to work and I love it, I love the challenge of staying on top of everything, and the responsibility has really matured me. But my work has also caused me stress, and it has consumed my life on a much higher level than I would like. When I was a teenager I never really imagined who I will become and what I’d do in the future except that one very utopian dream of becoming a writer, and now I don’t even have time to write my blog, let alone fiction. So I’m struggling a bit, with myself, trying to find that balance between work and having a personal life. And it’s hard. I’ve spent almost a year with this illness and it’s like 11 months of my life that has been about work and health, and I’ve lost track of who I am.

Enough of depressing talk though, I think it helps a bit but it also drags you down to think about these things constantly. I’m trying to push myself to have a certain routine which will keep my mind occupied and away from the fact that I’m feeling like shit. So I’m planning on having a really great week this week. Mentally, physically and emotionally. Having that mindset will hopefully help to power through this week which will most likely be all about work. It helped a little that a fellow blogger did something truly amazing for me and I still can’t believe it. It’s the nicest thing anyone has done for me, especially since she hasn’t even met me in person, and yet, she’s thoughtful enough to give me a present that I will love and appreciate so so much.

MOVIES

The only movie in two weeks I saw was the utter mess called King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. It was.. I want to say it was alright but frankly, it was far from anything alright. There were moments of brilliance, moments where I was like, there, see, that’s so Guy Ritchie and I loved those moments. But other than that, a mess of a movie that I will try to review soon.

The closest movie I anticipate on seeing this month or the beginning of the next is Wonder Woman. The rest don’t give a shit about which just shows how many promising movies are currently at the theathers. There’s just so much blah out there at the moment, and I can’t wait for the blockbuster season to begin.. I know it should have begun with Guardians but it didn’t have that effect on me.

TRAILERS

Snowpiercer was one of those movies I walked into without knowing anything and ended up loving every moment of it. So when I heard its director Bong Jon Ho was doing another English language release for Netflix, I was like, alright, I’m curious already. Then I saw the trailer for OKJA and I was a bit overwhelmed. It looks stunning, it looks weird and magical, it looks like something out of a comic book.. and I want to love it as much as I love it now after seeing its trailer.

Now, I stopped watching Arrow a long time ago. I didn’t even stick long enough with Flash to see its first season. And I have not watched anything else superhero related on CW either. So I’m so surprised there’s another show coming on CW… about a superhero. Black Lightning looks promising enough with its trailer but I will never watch it because I think I’m tired of superhero shows – there, I said it, who’s with me?

TV SHOWS

BABY DADDY GOT CANCELLED AND I MIGHT DIE! Seriously, I know there aren’t many of you out there who watch this show, but those who do are devastated. It has been a show I’ve loved since the first episode and continue to love everything about it. For me, it’s the best sitcom out there, and it’s so sad that it will be over. So sad that I haven’t even managed to watch the latest episodes… I can’t believe it’s over… it ended so suddenly too, I didn’t even have time to prepare myself.

Masterchef Australia is the only show I’m on track with, everything else I’m behind with. I haven’t even tried to watch anything. And there’s like a million Netflix shows out there all of a sudden and I’m like, wait, what, another one is out!? So yes,ย I’m not motivated to watchย TV shows at the moment. Sad really, because there’s so much to see. And Twin Peaks is still waiting for me and now the new season is out and I’m still watching that third episode of season 1…

BOOKS & MUSIC

May has been all about A Court of Thorns and Roses for me, as I’ve reread the first two books, and I just finished the third book last night. It was amazing. I.. I can’t believe it’s over now. What will I do with my life now!? Well, apparently I will hunt down an e-book of Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han and read it in one day because I couldn’t hold off not reading it any longer and it was almost perfect. I do have a small beef to pick with it, and there is a little tiny thing that I didn’t want to happen, but overall, utterly adorable!

Last time I did a Commercial Break I didn’t have a music section because I hadn’t really listened to anything specific for a long period of time. Well, that has changed over these past two weeks, because I haven’t stopped listening to Harry Styles’ย self titled debut album. It is… it is like honey to my ears and I love every track on that album. Few of my favourites are definitely Woman, Carolina, Only Angel and From the Dining Table. But like I said, I love all the songs!!

LINKS

Film Gilmore participated in My Movie Alphabet Vol 2

Johnrieber also created a great Movie Alphabet (vol 1)

Logan and Mad Max: Fury Road meets Cinematic Corner’s Visual Parallels and it’s magic !

Rambling Film reviews I Am Michael

she also shares her Movie Alphabet Vol 2

Big City Bookworm reviews an upcoming YA novel Eliza and Her Monsters

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Commercial Break #76”

  1. Have you watched the recent pressure test episode in Masterchef? That was insane and so cool at the same time.

    It’s sad that Baby Daddy got cancelled, but the way things are going in the show it seems like they were already preparing for the end. I would have loved for it to get a whole season’s worth (a 20 episode order like last year) for its last but nope! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. I haven’t yet but I read the comments and I’m shocked. Though I secretly wished Trent wouldn’t be eliminated and I kind of like Samuel as well but I feel so sorry for Bryan.. I bet he cooks himself back into the competition during that cook they usually have at the second half of the season. Maybe. But who’s your fav??

      It is sad.. it doesn’t really feel complete in my eyes..

      1. I don’t have a fav yet for this season because I like so many cooks! A really talented crop this year. There are already some that I’m rooting for. I think nerves got into Bryan since he’s a desserts guy so there was a lot of pressure on him to get the recipe right. I think he has a chance to get back in the competition but there’s Lee, who gets his flavors but got out because of undercooked chicken, and Pia, whose food the judges really love.

  2. I know what you mean about healthcare systems haha! but at least we’re fortunate to have them…even if you’re waiting for what seems like half your life haha! It’s tough when you start to feel stressed out because of your job, I know that feeling all too well. It also sucks when you love your job, but just some days push you to the edge. We just have to try to move forward to get to the good days again. But I know sometimes that can be easier said than done. I’m so glad that I made you feel just a little bit better by surprising you with a little goody that I knew you would love! Let’s pray that it makes it overseas in one piece haha! I’m so sorry that baby daddy got cancelled! I know that was one of your favourites! Ah!! I’m almost done A Court Of Wings and Ruin and I know I’ll just be a complete wreck once I finish it! Also, Harry Styles’ album is amazingggg!! I’ve been listening to it non-stop and I never thought I would hear myself say that haha! I hope you’re upcoming week is amazing and I can’t wait for you to receive your gift! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Indeed. Im glad I have such a thing as healthcare which is not something everyone has but it’s still flawed and it is exhausting to wait after it while it sorts itself out. I have a certain timeframe when it comes to fixing my eyes and it’s deadline is slowly approaching which means I need my operation asap… I would be sad if this unexplained delay caused me more problems. ๐Ÿ˜”
      I miss ACOTAR already.. and Baby Daddy.. and I wish I got to see Styles live some day. Oh and Im now reading Release which is interesting!! Im almost finished, literally bought it a few hours ago and it has gone by so fast.

  3. I’m sorry work is so stressful right now. I know the feeling of balancing a job and personal life. I have zero social life because of my job (and child lol) now. It can be very frustrating.

    I’m so here for Okja. I’ve been on board since I saw the cast list on IMDb, but seeing how weird this is going to be got me even more excited.

    Thanks for the link!

    1. Oh it’s pretty bad. And finding a boyfriend while having no social life? Even worse. ๐Ÿ˜‚

      Hopefully it will be good! I heard some bad stuff about it during Cannes? Not sure though. Haven’t looked into it, but I’m sure I’ll find out soon.

      You’re welcome!

  4. I’m really sorry everything is so rubbish for you right now! I’ve been having struggles myself and my Doctor has been next to useless. It sucks, doesn’t it?
    You know what else sucks? When you’re so busy you only get to catch one movie, and it’s lame!
    Here’s hoping for brighter things ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. It’s awful. My doctor is actually okay.. it’s my surgeon and the stupid healthcare system that are fcking things up. But hoping things work out for us both and we’ll be 100% healthy soon enough!
      Oh I know.. one movie a week is my typical schedule these days. But even worse.. haven’t watched any shows for a month… so so horrible.

  5. So sorry to hear about the past few weeks! I hope you’re able to power through this week. I’m rooting for you!
    I love Charlie Hunnam and Guy Ritchie, but King Arthur looked pretty mess. Happy you survived the movie! Looking forward to your review! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Jesus, I’m sorry this surgery business is moving along so slow. As for work it could be worse. My job is hell and I haven’t had a time to read a book for 2 years now. And from the sounds of it you at least have personal life so that’s good ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you for the link! Man, was that post fun to make. Not as fun as list of things I love in Logan which is coming soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Yeah.. another week worth of waiting and still no surgery. It’s becoming tiresome. I can’t plan anything just in case I have to go the next day or smth, I have no idea at this point. Oh my social life is staying at home and reading books. ๐Ÿ˜‚
      I can’t wait for that list!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. It’s a two parter. I have your Alphabet planned to post on Wednesday but it’s still such a rough draft. And then the week after that it’s Logan love fest ๐Ÿ™‚

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