I honestly feel like I’m living an out-of-body experience lately, things have been so hectic and busy.
When I have a minute to catch my breath, I plunge deep into laziness, desperate to reclaim some solitude, rest, sleep, and a tiny hint of sanity.
That being said, I still read, watch, and listen to stuff, so here’s the latest scoop.
What I’m Reading
You! Yes, you! Well, some of you. Those of you who write. I’m trying to play catch-up on all of the posts I’ve been missing over the last few weeks.
My book stack is one book shorter…almost. I’ve a few chapters left to finish in my book club selection, but, honestly, it’s so horrifically bad, I don’t know if we’ll even meet to discuss it. February was, frankly, a shitty month for a lot of book club members, and extremely busy for all of us. We may have to regroup in March.
In any case, I’m looking forward to trying a better book. Because surely the next book selection will be better. I certainly don’t think it can be worse.
What I’m Watching
So much. The Walking Dead’s second half of the season premiered recently so, I have a standing appointment on Sunday nights. My daughter and I finished Parks and Recreation (great series finale! One of the best I’ve ever seen.), so we have moved on to Brooklyn Nine-Nine. We also binged Fear the Walking Dead this past weekend so she will be all caught up when it premieres later this year.
There has been a lot of tv viewing in my house lately, but, in our defense, it’s been a nasty, wet and rainy month.
The Teacher’s Pet is a podcast about a woman who went missing in Sydney, Australia back in 1982. She just….vanished. And the story surrounding her disappearance is so suspicious and bizarre, it’s mind-boggling to think that no one has solved the mystery.
It’s a long, thorough, and very detailed series, but I’m over halfway through it and feel like it has been done really well. The host of the podcast isn’t just about trying to solve this obscure puzzle. He is taking measured steps to actually present the story of the victims, and do it in such a way that they get some semblance of justice.
I have found the series completely riveting.
I’ve yet to write, in detail, about our trip to Nashville last month, but here are a few little snippets of things we enjoyed while visiting the music city.
No trip is complete without a stop by the full scale replica of The Parthenon.
Complete with a creepy statue of Athena, this mind-blowing structure was a great place to take my mythology-loving teenager.
While said teenager was at a movie with her bestie, my mom and I explored a former factory in Franklin, which has been converted into a shopping mall.
The building itself is extremely unique and houses 5 Daughters Bakery, which boasts something called the “Hundred Layer Donut”.
Mom and I split one, reasoning that just 50 layers each couldn’t be considered too rich an indulgence.
More on the trip in later posts. Happy weekending, y’all!