October182013

Well, it’s been a while…

Sorry I kind of…yeah. 

Guess what, though? I FINISHED ULYSSES. 

LITERARY DANCE PARTY!

July152013

Restarted Ulysses!

I finished Chapter 6 in fact.

Short summary: Mr. Bloom went with some jackasses to a funeral and we barely avoided another run-in with my hated enemy Stephen Daedalus. I feel accomplished.

I may need to continue buffering chapters of Ulysses with lighter reading, any recs?

9PM

I don’t ship them but these pictures put me in a happy place

wackyforlackey:

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Look how happy they are together!

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Playing pranks on each other

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Nomar checking out Pedro’s muscles. Is he gay?

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Oh wait, they are gay for each other.

In conclusion they are my OTP

More perfection courtesy of Nomar, with cameo appearance by Pedro Martinez.

(via wackyforlackey-deactivated20140)

9PM
offthemonster:

Whyyyyyy Nomar?

Just going back in time in honor of the Home Run Derby. No big deal. …
Sigh.

offthemonster:

Whyyyyyy Nomar?

Just going back in time in honor of the Home Run Derby. No big deal.

Sigh.

4PM
Yeah OK so I read the free e-book version so I had to pick out a cover at random… oh well works for me. 
This is Austen’s first book and you can totally tell. The ending in particular is incredibly rushed. But I come to Austen for her wit, her attention to female friendships, and for good old suspension of disbelief perfect romances. 
Catherine Morland is no Liz Darcy - she is probably one of the dumber protagonists I’ve read recently - but I do appreciate that the author is aware she’s dumb and that her dumb makes the plot move forward. Better than some books out there that suggest that a person is ~so smart~ but doesn’t seem to feel the need to showcase that in the actual action. You know what I’m talking about. 
Anyway, Northanger Abbey is a nice distraction from Ulysses. Which I will, someday, continue to read. Maybe.

Yeah OK so I read the free e-book version so I had to pick out a cover at random… oh well works for me.

This is Austen’s first book and you can totally tell. The ending in particular is incredibly rushed. But I come to Austen for her wit, her attention to female friendships, and for good old suspension of disbelief perfect romances.

Catherine Morland is no Liz Darcy - she is probably one of the dumber protagonists I’ve read recently - but I do appreciate that the author is aware she’s dumb and that her dumb makes the plot move forward. Better than some books out there that suggest that a person is ~so smart~ but doesn’t seem to feel the need to showcase that in the actual action. You know what I’m talking about.

Anyway, Northanger Abbey is a nice distraction from Ulysses. Which I will, someday, continue to read. Maybe.

3PM

I got a new app for that whole 30 minutes a day thing (because I’m going to be honest - I suck at that part).

Couch to 5K. Because I need to train myself out of laziness.

July112013

I’ve Already Failed

OK so yesterday was a difficult day and I ended up not getting the chance to work out… I’m trying not to beat myself up about it, but yeah. 2 days of success and that’s all I managed.

So I tried to redeem myself today by working out for an hour. Well, 50 minutes - I walked around my entire neighborhood, which is about 3 miles. I would have jogged it but I as, um, wearing jeans because thinking things through is hard.


Other things:

  • Reading: I’m almost 75% through Northanger Abbey. Finally got to the Abbey. The Abbey is kind of a letdown. Whatevs.
  • Writing: I actually cut a chunk of dialogue so I am officially at 6,050. The action is about to ramp up, so I think I might actually get to my goal soon. This calls for a celebratory gif!

Yeah, Eeyore is INTO IT. LET’S DO THIS THING!

July102013
July92013

Today was more of the same. 30 minutes doesn’t get a lot of writing done.

  • Exercise: I jogged/walked for 30 minutes in the Texas heat. I took my dog with me at first, but had to take her back home after about 5 minutes. She’s a Scottie, so black fur + 100 degree weather = terrible, terrible decision.
  • Reading: Another 30 minutes with Northanger Abbey. So, do we ever get to this abbey? I feel like Milhouse: when are we gonna get to the fireworks factory?

  • Writing: Another 30 words sent away, although there was some…massaging of phrasing. I think I’ve gone too far in the past, which took away a lot of the flow. So I added words back in to make it flow better.

I’m wondering if I should start a new project soon, just to take away from the disheartening lack of progress. Or I could finish this sucker. Either way.

2PM

Time Out New York: So if the cast of Parks and Rec were dropped into Game of Thrones, who would be whom?
Amy Poehler: Well, come on, I would be Khaleesi [Daenerys Targaryen], of course. Ben would probably be Jon Snow, because he’s so tormented. Ron would be Stannis Baratheon.
Time Out New York: And Tammy 2 would be his Melisandre.
Amy Poehler: Yes! And Tom would be… Uh oh, I hate to break it to Aziz [Ansari], but Tom would be, like, Theon Greyjoy, which is not good right now. Ann would be Sansa, April would be Arya, and Andy would be one of the dragons. [Laughs]

She is perfect and so is the ‘shopping.

(Source: winebitches, via aleriehightower)

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