This week’s adventures included Puffs Plus by day, NyQuil by night, and way too much television. A nice summer cold kept me cooped up in my apartment all week. I practically cleaned out my TiVo. Least seasons episodes of Medium, The Mentalist, Haven ( which does not normally keep my attention but perfect for a stuffy head) and Real Housewives of New Jersey ( After part two of the RHNJ reunion, no more Real Housewives. I swear!) Completely blew my 10 hours out of the water, but I did pull off some minor accomplishments this week while fighting the mucus.
(1) Wrapped up Season 4 of Dexter – definitely the best season yet (spoilers to follow.) So happy Laguerta and Batista ended up together (I called it!). Nice plot twist with the reporter being Trinity’s daughter. Did not see that coming! Frustrating to watch Trinity continue to get away because Dexter HAD to kill him, but true to character and the ending was perfect. Sad, but perfect. So perfect, I signed up for Showtime so I can see Season 5 real time. I am already stressed out about how I am going to stick to 10 hours with the new fall season so this was a BIG decision, but when they told me it was CHEAPER to change to an HBO/Showtime package for 1 year than keep just HBO, I knew the universe was telling me to go for it.
(2) Finished “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – Loved it. Does take a while to get in to, but once you are in, it is a great page turner. Been a while since I have read a great page turner . I was not a fan of what I call the “outer mystery” (The financial scandal the book starts and ends with.) I guess it was used to get Blomkvist to the “inner mystery” which was much more interesting and unfortunately ended with almost 100 pages left and then we were taken back to the financial scandal I had little interest in. I skimmed those last chapters. I was worried that I had lost my ability read for more than 10 minutes at a time since I am convinced my constant connection to my phone has changed my brain chemistry. I now know that I CAN do it. Not sure when I will do it again. I did buy “The Girl Who Played With Fire” the next day, but the fall TV season is coming AND I am planning to get OUT of the house more this fall. Calendar is already filling up!
(3) Attended my first US Open – I am not a big fan of watching any sports. I wanted to check out this event people are always talking about and am quite glad I did. It was a beautiful day. I was finally feeling better and was very happy to be outside soaking up the Vitamin D. The fans are much more pleasant to be around than baseball fans, which is to be expected from a sport played and watched by the upper and middle class. Maybe I should start playing tennis so I can get those awesome arms I have always wanted. (And wear those cute outfits). I of course had to find out what was up with the love, 15, 30, 40 thing. Fascinating that no one who has ever explained it to me ever has any idea why the scoring works the way it does. Wikipedia satisfied my curiosity by giving some good potential origins for something that seemed completely random. (If interested: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_score)
Still figuring out what this content should be…how much do I write? What do I share? Do I wait to have entertaining, amusing thoughts? Do I write about TV or other things? Who is reading? Who cares? What distinguishes blog entry vs diary entry? Since the intent is really to be an outlet of personal expression, I guess I can do whatever I want! That is liberating.