Life Lately, In Groups of Three

posted on: Thursday, September 27, 2012


Life's been a bit slow moving lately. Summer's left us and everyone's headed back to school and life's usual responsibilites. I haven't had much to write about, or maybe I just haven't felt much like writing.  Rather, I've been filling my nights with home cooked meals, Adventure Time marathons under blankets on the couch and alphabet writing practice with a certain W-E-S-T-O-N. So, here's a little catch up post about life lately until something more exciting comes along and shakes things up a bit.

Things I've Done Recently:

Made an entire batch of chocolate chip cookie dough. Baked about a dozen cookies then proceeded to eat the all of the remaining frozen cookie dough over the course of the following week.

Learned how to type those emoticons and symbol thingys into texts and emails. Thank you Josh and sorry to everyone else for all the texts consisting of only mini soccer balls, ice cream cones and christmas trees. (P.S. It's officially the christmas quarter!)

Designed stuff. Mostly pool houses (don't ask me) and my own living room.

Things I've Read* Recently:

Middlesex - Interesting, different, engaging but lo-oong. 3 out of 5 stars

The Book Thief - A tear jerker but an easy read. Glad I finally got around to it. 3 out of 5 stars. Had I read this when I was younger I would have probably given it 5 out of 5.

The Night Circus - Haven't finished it yet but so far I'm totally in to it.  Preemptive 5 out of 5 stars but let me know if I'm wrong on this.

*Audiobooks count too, right?

People I've Missed Recently:

My brother Ben (stupid Nashville)

My bestie Adam (stupid Columbus)

My grandma Lil. Her birthday was on the 6th and I had to look it up because I couldn't remember. She would have been 88. I should tell you about her someday because she was one amazing lady.

Things I've Thought Recently:

How is it possible that Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are still together and touring? More importantly, will Krayzie Bone and Wish Bone be there, and are they still singing Crossroads???

Whatever happened to that girl from the Child of Rage video they made you watch in 9th grade health class? And why was that required viewing anyway? Health class was supposed to teach you about nutrition, the birds and the bees and STDs but apparently also about psychotic children who want to murder their whole family?

Why does the baby never have pants on?

Aaaaand that about sums it up. If you're still with me after all that blahblahblah-ness you are a gentleman and a friend, and I thank you for your devotion, sir.

I'll do better next time, promise.


  1. Only 3 out of 5 for The Book Thief?! That book *destroyed* me. Seriously, I walked around sniffling and muttering "Rudy" under my breath like a lunatic (except I said it in a really terrible German accent so it sounded more like Whroodee) for at least a week. I guess I'm just a sucker for YA lit.

    You could start reading some classic children's novels with Wes now. He definitely has the attention span for something like Charlotte's Web, The Witches, or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It's always fun to revisit those classics and share them for the first time-- Wes would love The Witches!

    Have you read Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer or A History of Love by Nicole Krauss? You would probably like those.

    1. I know! I should have totally been crying at The Book Thief, right?! (Zoloft?) The last book that totally destroyed me was The Joy Luck Club. I SOBBED. Anyway, you're right about Wes and some longer books. I'm going to start one with him soon, thanks!!!

      PS I loved Witches, so hard and no, I haven't read the last two you suggested. Adding it to the list!

  2. I have never read any of these books. Pretty sad. But, I do want to comment that I LOVE THE PICTURES. The one of the boys in their car seats just melts me!

    Also, if I am ever in need of a poolhouse I know who to come to! : )

  3. I have read "The Book Thief" three times, and I still can't get through it without crying! I'm with you on "Middlesex," and fully support a five star rating for "The Night Circus." The ending could have gone so wrong on that one, but I think the author wrapped it up pretty successfully.

    Also, "Child of Rage"! How did I forget about that? And you're right; why on Earth did we watch it in the first place?

    1. Haha, I love this! And I'm glad you approve of my thoughts on the books. Can't wait to finish "Night Circus"!


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