I’m (slowly) reading Everything Happens at Night which is great but kind of requires that I keep a dictionary nearby. The good news is that I’m learning. The bad news is that I feel like a dummy and I have to re-read every chapter. I swear I was an honor student. Really. I’ll even show you my diploma where it says so.
I’ve learned to embrace Spotify. I used to be this person who HAD to buy entire albums even though I only liked one song and HAD to download music instead of stream it. I also used to be a power user of Rhapsody. Anyway, Spotify is kind of great and has been a savior during the workday. I would list some of the artists I’ve been listening to lately, but I’m not in the mood to be musically profiled right now. However, I will mention that my sister and I are going to see Matthew Sweet at the brand spankin’ new Chicago City Winery in September. I’m uber-excited. The first concert I went to was a Matthew Sweet show, my sister was a rabid fan of his back in the day (autographed t-shirts, HELLO), it’s his Girlfriend tour, and we are probably going to lose our shit.
TV shows: I really, really love Awkward but I’m two episodes behind right now! WTF. It’s such a great show and if you like it, it means we can be friends. If you don’t, we can still be friends because, let’s face it: I’m a nice person and I won’t judge you based on what TV shows you watch. I got access to HBO so I’m excited to finally watch Girls and… yeah… I’m gonna watch The Newsroom even though I already have a love/hate relationship with it. And of course, there’s True Blood. Guilty pleasure, people. I’ve been trying to catch up on Damages, but I just don’t care about last season’s storyline so it’s difficult.
I went out for happy hour with a couple ladies from work today. Um, we were definitely happy. Afterwards, I went to Ulta where I spent an obscene amount of money on vegan hair and nail products. I’m a little upset that I forgot to take a photo with the Justin Bieber cardboard cutout. Anyway, it’s really nice to decompress with great people who make me laugh.
I’m itching to travel again soon and I probably will, but I have anxiety about it. We’re talking overseas travel that will be pricey and possibly dicey but will probably also be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Blarg. I don’t know what to do, you guys.
That’s all. Tomorrow’s payday and I get to spend it all on my mortgage. Yup. I still own a condo.