Friday, March 08, 2013

Still Not Dead. Have Some Currentlies.

Current clothes: Weird Al Yankovic "White & Nerdy" t-shirt. Because I am. Gray sweats. Black socks. Giant bearclaw slippers.

Current mood: Reasonably good. I've finally had a few days off after working stupid, stupid hours for the last couple of weeks, and I've gotten at least a little caught up on housework and stuff after neglecting it all horribly, and I am thus starting to feel considerably more relaxed.

Current music: More random shuffle tunes on the iPod. I'm not even sure what it played last. I remember a lot of Rush, though, and some embarrassing nerd rap.

Current annoyance: Credit card bills.

Current thing: Obviously not blogging, that's for sure. Seriously, I don't know how it is that it's been almost two weeks since I checked in here. It feels like I have done absolutely nothing in that time. I know it's not quite true, but it sure feels like it.

Current desktop picture: It's still Rumplestiltskin. I really ought to change it soon, though. He's weirdly distracting.

Current book: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, which so far is very good.

Current song in head: For days, it was "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" by Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty. Then for about a day and a half it was Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance." Now I think Nicks & Petty are making a bit of a comeback, which, frankly, is something of a relief.

Current refreshment: You know, I was going to put the kettle on and make tea. But I have no tea, and can't remember whether I actually heated up the water or not. (It's an electric kettle, so it doesn't whistle, it just shuts itself off, and it's not unheard of for me to wander off and forget about it multiple times in a row.)

Current DVD in player: I'm still making my way through the hour-long Twilight Zone episodes, but it's taking me a while, because I don't always want to spend an hour at a time on the treadmill. Most recently watched on the other machine was Frankenweenie, which was very cute, in that dark, Tim Burton-y kind of way. I've also just recently finished season 4 of Breaking Bad. I know some people have already heard me say this, but it bears repeating: This is one of those rare cases where I've heard a show praised to the high heavens, and when I finally get around to watching it, it actually exceeds my expectations. Absolutely everything about it is top-notch. The cinematography is great (and shows off our starkly beautiful New Mexican scenery to good effect). The writing is amazing: all dark and twisty and subtle and complicated and shocking. But more than anything, I'm impressed by the acting, which is phenomenal. Every single major actor just seems to knock it out of the park every single episode. And it's only getting better and better the more of it I see. I am definitely going to have to catch up with what's been shown so far of season 5 so I can finish watching it as it airs.

Current worry: I'm trying not to, thanks.

Current thought: Hey, apparently I left off the current thought last month!

4 comments:

  1. I had mixed feelings about Gone Girl, which I read earlier this year, but I can hardly claim it isn't one exciting and readable ride.

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    1. Exciting, very readable, nicely written, and intriguing. I've heard that a lot of people were disappointed with the ending, which is worrying, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I won't end up being one of them.

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  2. Thanks to my recent exposure to TV, I heard part of the song which Weird Al parodied with "White and Nerdy". Not for the first time, I exclaimed, "Hey, that guy is ripping off Weird Al!"

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    1. Yeah, I've encountered that song occasionally, and every time I hear it I find myself thinking, "But those are the wrong words!"

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