The Sunday Salon: It's the Super Bowl weekend... NOT!
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Good morning fellow readers! Seems like everyone I come across is gearing up for the Super Bowl today. The husband and I, not being any kind of football fans, will probably just do the same things we do every weekend - grocery shopping, him watching TV or playing Far Cry 4, while I will try to read, blog, and not think about going back to work tomorrow. Both of us have grand plans to clean our house today, but we'll see how that chore is going to get squeezed into the day's todo list.
This week has been mostly the same as ever - busy some days, slow other days. Couple of days I was too beat to do anything in the evenings but fall asleep on the couch. We have been going to the gym most days for three weeks now and I'm totally feeling the difference in energy thanks to that. When it's warmer outside, it will be nicer to just do some outdoorsy stuff, but for now the cold has to pass. I just hope that we get at least one good snowfall before that happens. It will be a huge bummer otherwise.
I have been reading quite a bit this week. At the gym, it's been The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. Honestly, I am glad to be reading this book because it has always been on my wishlist. But, I am hating it so much! The writer's choice of certain words and his portrayal of the protagonist is just disgusting. Still, I want to get to the end of it, if only to say that I finally read this book. Plus, if this feeling lasts until the last page, I can cross out this author's name from my authors-to-read list, and even defend my decision.
Never Let Me Go is something of an enigma. His writing is beautiful - even if he wrote on the back of cereal boxes, I will read every word of it. The story is however a mixed bag right now. There's something bothering me about it, but I cannot place my finger on it. Still, it's a beautiful book to be lost in. I have about 70 pages to go and I'm hoping to finish it amidst all the things I want to do today.
A lot of my shows came back the week before last, so the TV has been running every evening. I cannot wait until The Walking Dead and, eventually, Game of Thrones come back. Did you catch the latest GoT trailer? Oh, that show is getting me all antsy and jumpy and impatient. I wish they did more than 10 episodes a season - not that there is not enough drama in those 10 episodes. The show producers make sure there is at least one scream-worthy moment in each episode.
But, when I'm not watching my usual shows, I'm continuing to watch Friends on Netflix. I'm now at the beginning of Season 4 and loving this show more every minute. I am so going to miss watching this show once it is over.