First Saturday in 2015
Well, Happy Saturday!
I sit down with my carrot juice in hand, olives, an orange and chicken & rice at my side. Aka I am ready to bang out another blog post!! I had a great morning of sleeping in and watching How to Get Away With Murder, which if you haven't watched, is amazing and of course on Hulu. I now sit at the computer watching snow out the window and begin to eat my lunch.
We are currently in the middle of "winter-cleaning" in our new apartment. We've been living in midtown for about 3 months now and yes, there are still 2 boxes full of craft supplies and countless bags of random receipts and paperwork that I never know what to do with. I mean, it's always a great idea to hold on to paper recycling for a year to then throw it away right?... :P However, I do enjoy going through the old letters from friends and family. I sort them carefully into one of my many memory boxes which ends up being more reading and daydreaming than effectively cleaning. As I pray that I will find a birthday card enclosing a belated check I never deposited, I continue to get inspired by all of the gifts that people have given me. I need to reach out to my friends more.
Finally, we are going to be hanging up some new artwork of our trip to Tokyo and Thailand around the apartment. We loaded up on canvas prints, and glass prints of our photography as Christmas presents to each other and are excited to see how they look on the wall. :)
Yesterday, Greg and I went through all of our old gift cards with random small amounts and continued our Christmas shopping. Stopping first at Lukes Lobster on the UWS to redeem our free lobster rolls we earned from ordering delivery one too many times while living up there. We then walked to Barnes and Noble where we got some new pens that are going to be awesome filling up Aflie Deye's Pointless Book with (That's right, I did just purchased this DIY book from the teen section of Barnes and Noble). We then continued to Macy's where we pushed through the sea of transients to find some 40% off gloves and earmuffs to extreme-coupon. Satisfied with our free purchases, we began our ascent home where we pass by a homeless man screaming "give me my money" at a subway platform wall. God, I'm glad to be out of the Herald Square madness. There's nothing like New York to get you in the swing of things for the new year.
Later we peruse through the wine cabinet for our favorite Cava and Cabernet Sav to bring to our friend's movie night. In a true boys night fashion, I then proceeded to spend most of the night in my friend's mother's beaver coat feeling like a grandmother. It was fabulous. Then (a real winter treat), we grilled chicken on the grill outside and feasted on a delicious homemade vegan caesar salad. Warm and satiated, we begin to watch Gone Girl, a movie that unfortunately none of us were to impressed with. To say the least, I was the only one that managed to stay awake for the whole movie. While I found the movie enticing to watch, thinking back to it there's not a lot of detail that really resonated with me. In an attempt to not spoil it for everyone, I do feel that if Rosamund Pike's character Amy had been found dead, it would have been much more believable to me than her getting away with murder. Secondly, what was that scene where she hit herself with a hammer?! Did that actually happen?! The second half just got so confusing... and while watching the movie I definitely had to see it to the end I kept thinking throughout the movie that I probably should have just read the book first. *le sigh* The movie left me with a lot of questions, and while that could I guess be a good sign of starting a dialogue with its viewers, it seemed to me in need of some editing. All in all, I give Gone Girl a 6/10. Maybe 6.5 because of the great sound design.
I'll let you know if I ever decide to read the book. I did almost purchase it instead of the pointless book after all. :P
Noticing is no longer snowing and that I have about an hour of sunlight, I know that it's time I get of the computer and start to get organized for work tomorrow. I teach yoga tomorrow morning and need to plan through the next two weeks to make sure I schedule all of the doctors meetings and health insurance claims so that everything is smooth by the time of surgery.
WITH 10 DAYS LEFT UNTIL SURGERY, I AM STARTING TO FEEL A DEFINITE SURGE OF ANXIETY AROUND GETTING EVERYTHING DONE . I KNOW IT WILL ALL WORK OUT & I JUST NEED TO STEP BACK, STAY CALM, & GET ORGANIZED ABOUT WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE THE 13TH.
So, Uh, WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE WEEKEND?
I hope you all have a great rest of your day.
<3 -Eoin Thomas