This afternoon I walked into a conversation between two of my co-workers. What I caught was the end of the conversation and co-worker Betty saying “Tonya Harding“.
Co-worker Veronica said “Oh, did you go to school with her?”
Betty and I nearly died laughing.
I’m getting ready to go on vacation next week and will be travelling for a good duration of the time. And so, I’m going well-prepared with a good book or two.
As you may already know, I am an avid reader and usually become so captivated in my reads that I often find that it is all I want to do.
This summer I went thru a slew of books and finished my last John Grisham legal thriller. I picked up two other non-legals of his, and tried really hard to get into one but just epicly failed (I’ll save it for another time). So, on a recent shopping trip I was delighted to pick up a few new reads, including the third in the “The Witch of….” series by Suzanne Palmieri. Last summer I read “The Witch of Belladonna Bay” and followed it with “The Witch of Little Italy” (although, if you’re reading them, reverse the order), and I’ve been on the hunt for the third book “The Witch of Bourbon Street“. Eureka! As soon as I started reading it I fell in love with it. I’m still only a tiny ways into it because I’ve been supremely busy and haven’t had much time to indulge myself, but I am looking forward to zipping thru this third book in the series.
I’m heading out on another trip later in the month and I CANNOT WAIT to tell you all about it. This trip is going to be amazeballs and I am over the moon that I have the opportunity to do it! But, it’s a surprise so you’ll have to wait to hear about it.
For that trip, I will likely indulge in the other books during my flight. Eep! Can’t wait for this one!
I’ve been told lately that my blog is missed.
Between working, teaching, studying, courses, training, living, vacationing, and dealing with the crazies, I haven’t really had much time or desire to post.
But since it’s Halloween week I figured it’s a good time to try and get back into things. And, since my first Halloween post a few years ago (read it HERE) I’ve kind of continued an annual Halloweeny theme.
A few nights ago I had a course in the City and afterwards we decided to hit up a movie. All I can say is thank goodness it wasn’t Paranormal Activity! There’s no effing way I’d be seeing that bullshit (last year I got tricked into seeing one of those Insidious movies and nearly had a meltdown).
We watched The Last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel.
Let me just add that it didn’t completely suck. I mean, Vin Diesel is not the best actor in the world – it’s almost hard to watch him sometimes because he’s got no depth and is so over-the-top monotone, but for what it was the movie was okay. And it was left wide open for a sequel.
And Michael Caine was in it too, and he’s spunky.
The movie wasn’t really scary but it had some “scary” moments in it.
The Witch Queen was definitely a sight and if you make direct eye contact with her you might not sleep well at night.
What I didn’t like about this movie – aside from Vin Diesel’s bad acting – is that there wasn’t enough witches. I mean, it’s called the Last Witch Hunter, so you’d think there’d be a little more Witch Hunting in it (Y’all have seen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, right? Lots of vamps in that!). So, Mr. Diesel, my suggestion, if you decide to jump on the sequel bandwagon, is to add more witches to your story. I need some visuals here, please.
I have a small list of scary movies I’d like to watch this Halloween week but some of them are over the top for me to watch because I’m a big baby and get scared easily. (Hey, fellow asshole, Jaime, you wanna watch some scary movies with me????) Stay tuned to see what happens.
#1 – See Day #7 re. My Dream Job (writing).
#2 – Fitness. It is my goal to become CanFitPro certified. In the meantime, I work out every damn day and attend a minimum of 4 fitness classes a week.
#3 – To finally have a Goonie adventure (although, I have had close calls in the past). I think everyone deserves a Goonie adventure in life and my passion is endlessly seeking out that adventure. If that means karaoke-ing it or challenging people to dance-offs or getting lost in the woods after dark while on a hike then so be it…Life is a journey. I’m gonna rock it Goonie-Style.
Day 2 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge is resonating with me, as my birthday is right around the corner.
My Biggest Fear About Growing Old is the possibility that I may never get everything I want out of life. Don’t get me wrong, my life is grand and I’m pretty excited about it but there are certain milestones I’d like to pass. There are decisions to be made and things to think about. Right now I’m still living the good life but sometimes I feel like time is running out to have it all.