Commercial Break #82

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Had to work this morning so I came home pretty late and actually thought about not writing a Commercial Break. But I already skipped last week and I’m actually really trying to push through this weird bloggers block I seem to be suffering from. So, I have my evening coffee (I know, I might be crazy), some chocolate popcorn (delicious), and two weeks to summarise. So, let’s go!

LIFE

I have now been back to work for a week, technically, but I’ve only had 3 shifts during this time. So last week was sort of an easy one for me but this week is going to have 5 straight days of work + some extra work stuff ahead of me. It’s really quite a stressful month for me, especially with a new, and pretty huge a responsibility that has landed onto my desk recently. I’m happy about it but I’m also a bit stressed out ahead of time because I know I’ll have some set backs with this thing during the first couple of months.

Anyway, long story short, I’m not sure how consistent I’m going to be with posting. Especially reviews, man, I’m so behind with those it’s actually scary. But work is important to me as well, and I just today had this very profound moment at work while discussing the reason people work. Do you work for money or do you work to improve your skills? I myself feel like I work to improve my skills, and since I work in the service business, the skills not only include my work tasks but also communication and management. In four years I’ve gained more responsibility and I still have room to grow, so I look forward to new tasks and new opportunities. But there are those who work for money, and I feel like while it is important to have a steady income, it’s also important to be opened to personal growth from said income provider. If you just do something for money then you aren’t really enjoying yourself.. and therefore you don’t like your job. What’s the point of said job then? Yes, I’m not really doing what I would absolutely love to do, but I’m still doing something that I (on really good days) love as well. Isn’t that the point?

In regards to other stuff, I’ve been icing my ankle and taking painkillers to soothe the possibly not completely okay foot for almost three weeks. I think I have to go to the doctor’s with this one and I’m very afraid of the results. It might be just a pretty bad sprain and hopefully they give me like a proper supportive thingie for it, because I work on my feet all day, and not another sick leave. I really can’t handle another sick leave, I’ll be bored out of my mind. Oh and the scar is healing, sort of, I haven’t really looked for any creams or anything for it but I think I have to. I’m going to have a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday and I’m going to ask for advice. Other than that, I feel fine.. yay!

MOVIES

Since I saw Dunkirk and The Beguiled, both of which I need to review asap (Dunkirk’s review is already too long and I haven’t even gotten to the plot), I’ve only seen Atomic Blonde. That’s quite sad really but I honestly don’t feel like watching anything else at the moment. I mean, I won’t be seeing The Dark Tower nor the Emoji Movie and that leaves me with horror movies and.. not much else. August seems a pretty sad month for movies, no?

Anyway, I did enjoy Atomic Blonde but I thought it had a lot of flaws and those really bothered me. I wish McAvoy had a bigger role but he didn’t, which I guess made sense since it was all about Theron. I do have a review planned, in theory, but who knows when I’ll get to it. Soon-ish.

Two movies I might see this month would be The Hitman’s Bodyguard which looks ridiculous but there’s not much else going on anyway. And then American Made, which is a Tom Cruise action film. I do think I might watch The Glass Castle but I rarely watch dramas in the theater, maybe only during a film festivals for some reason. I guess drama is such a difficult genre for me, that I only tend to really watch those movies that I know will be really good and I’m not sure about The Glass Castle.

TRAILERS

Take a moment and watch the latest It trailer and tell me it’s not pretty much the coolest thing you’ve seen? I’m so impressed (probably because I just read the book recently) how well it seems to be adapted from the novel onto the screen and how visually interesting it is. Plus, that voice track behind the trailer is brilliant, just that one sentence on repeat – really great choice!

TV SHOWS

Well, this is embarrassing but I haven’t really watched anything except Ozark’s pilot but since I really want to watch something with my flatmate this month, I sort of stopped there and decided to watch that one with her. We watched The OA like that, and were supposed to watch 13 Reasons Why but stuff happened and she binged it while I still haven’t seen it.

Meanwhile I write down more and more shows I could and should watch and still not watching any of those. Fall is coming closer and that means new shows will surface, and I can already feel the pressure to watch everything while watching nothing. TV has not been my best friend in 2017.

BOOKS & MUSIC

But books, books have been great and I just finished the sixth and last book in The Mortal Instruments series. Then, since I really started to enjoy that series in the end, and while being fueled by my weird addiction towards Shadowhunters, I picked up The Dark Artifices series as well. So, Cassandra Clare month ahead for me, as I plan to read ALL her books this month. No, not crazy at all.. even though I just bought the first two books in The Dark Tower series as well. Guys, I think I need a new bookshelf.. no, I really actually need a new bookshelf.

PS: I received the loveliest present from Maria over at Big City Bookworm – a signed copy of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before! It is beautiful, I love it so much! Plus, there’s a sort of fangirly post coming in regards to that book.. soon-ish. I’m really very very behind with writing blog posts lately. Meanwhile, Maria, just keeps on posting EVERY SINGLE DAY! She’s also my number one source for new books so I recommend checking her blog out, you won’t regret it!

Music wise, I’ve been listening to Tyler The Creator’s new album Flower Boy and it in its entirety is great! I recommend to listen to the album at least once, it’s very soft and smooth with a few sharper tracks here and there, but it just flows so well from start to finish. And in case you want a little taste, then maybe Who Dat Boy, though my personal favourite is Garden Shed.

LINKS

For some reason, Two Dollar Cinema saw & reviewed The Emoji Movie

Margaret made me cry again with Endless Things She Loves About Logan (part 3)

Rambling Film reviews Berlin Syndrome

Katy lists her 5 Favourite Comic Con Announcements

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12 thoughts on “Commercial Break #82”

  1. If that ankle is still giving you trouble, it’s definitely time to see a doctor. I’ve got my fingers crossed and hoping for the best.

    Great points about the reasons people work. I totally agree that if you only work for money, you’re probably not enjoying what you do.

    I’ll be listening to Tyler’s album over the next few days. It’s getting lots of press and praise so I want to see what all the fuss is about.

    1. Part of me knows I have to see a doctor, and then there’s that other part of me who’s extremely tired of doctors.

      Right? You have to at least have goals, other wise you’re just working a dead end job that you don’t even like.

      Have you already listened to the album? What do you think?

  2. It’s definitely hard to maintain a blog while also working a full time job! While I try to have a post up everyday-ish, most of those are all scheduled and I usually schedule them all at once when I have a spare moment haha! Believe me, I know how hard it can be, especially when you’re behind on writing reviews! But it’s better to focus on the things that are important and make you happy! 🙂

    I also kind of struggled with Atomic Blonde! I liked it and I thought it was visually stunning, but it was kind of hard to follow! I think it’s one of those movies that needs to be watched a second time haha! My review will be out soon! 😀

    Also, I am so so so glad that To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before made it to you safe and sound ❤ I can't wait to read your fangirly post! hahaha! 😀 ❤

    1. I can’t even schedule posts for tomorrow most of the time. I’m just very bad with sitting down and writing multiple posts when I need to, I usually just go with my inner writing clock – and it’s always off. 😀

      I look forward for your review! Mine is not even going to get started before Dunkirk and The Beguiled have been reviewed!

      Oh, that post, I’m trying to make it epic!

      1. I know that feel haha! Sometimes you just can’t write while other times all you want to do is write 😛

        I can’t wait! 😀

  3. I’ll see The Glass Castle too, did you read the book? I really liked it, I have a feeling the movie is going to go easy on it though.

    Thanks for the link!

  4. I hear you loud and clear on the work front. On a good day, teaching doesn’t even feel like a job. I get to hang out with some cool kids and teach them rad stuff. But on a bad day? Holy shit. It’s the worst. And here I am two weeks away from finding out what the next year of my life is going to be like. It’s like the biggest blind date ever.

    Good luck pushing through, as I feel your pain on the motivation and desire to churn ’em out. I would say that I’ve been working hard all summer trying to be consistent (if a couple times a week can be called that), but sometimes I just don’t have it in me. Good thing I’m just telling lame stories and bad jokes, or else I’d be f–ked. I envy someone like Brittani who is remarkably consistent/a total blogging machine. Super impressive.

    New music? What’s that? I’m pretty much stuck in the mid nineties. Yikes.

    (thanks for the link!! [and the tears])

    1. I wish I had more of those good days at work but these days it seems to be like a stressful environment. But I have stuff that keeps me going, and that’s the point, I guess.

      Well, the nineties was alright, just don’t progress into the 00’s – that was a dark time.

      You’re welcome!

  5. I did enjoy Atomic Blonde for style and music but the story was a bit like they really tried but didn’t have the skills to pull off all the twists and turns. But Theron herself was terrific.

    As for the job thing I am an only child supporting my parents and I have a sick dog. I never had the luxury of studying what I liked so the fact I am doing what I dislike for money is not that different. In this country’s economy it’s not like anyone has a choice and even with my education I am lucky to have a job at all.

    1. The story didn’t come together well enough indeed. Theron at least looked badass but that was to be expected.

      There are so many different factors that weigh into this work-topic I brought up and I totally get that not everyone has the luxury to choose and to go for what they liked instead of what’s the most practical. I guess the point I was trying to make was that if you have choices, you shouldn’t settle. Or at least try to make the best of it.

      I really do hope Gustav is feeling better!

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