Week 8 / when I was so tired

Reading list
I’m reading again! However, this is what happens to my “currently reading” then:

Moderation? Nah.

Insta/Twitter/YouTube/Netflix

Christoph Waltz makes Jimmy guess German words. Granted, I got them (just do literal translations and it’s close enough), but Jimmy must be exaggerating his lack of skills? No?

And I finished the 6-episode first season of Derry Girls. Really enjoyed it (and not only because of the accents). The actors are very good, and of course it’s a look back at how the situation was at Ireland before the agreements. (signed /i met friend L when we were both taking a course in peace and conflict studies)

Purchase
I got a new computer. The old one served me well for 4,5 years, but as it still works, this was a tough one for me. Morally. Consume more? But it works? In the end, I convinced myself that I’ve worked really hard the last two years, and deserve to buy something nice for (part of) my bonus, as last year’s went straight into the mortgage payment. I’ve almost bought in to it. Almost.

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It’s OK, you can give up on that new year’s resolution now

Can we please talk about how the gym has been insanely busy after New Year’s? The gym fanatics at work told me it’d get better by February, as people start giving up, but so far I see no improvement. The coach at the gym said it usually gets better in March… we will see.

I’m happy to report that despite this, I’m still going twice a week like clockwork. *pats self on back* My plan has changed a bit since just before Christmas, where I’m doing some free weights (chest press, military press, and a super set for biceps/triceps – all with dumbbells (my choice)), and I’m doing a lat machine that is somewhere in-between (I mean, it’s still a machine, but one without a back-rest, so you have to provide core stability on your own). The goal is to move away from machines a bit at the time, which sounds good to me.

Inspired by Lisa‘s dual cellphone use, I’ve resurrected my old-old phone (hello HTC!), which I’m only using to run Daily Strength at the gym. Sure it’s a second device to charge, but I quite like that I feel very relaxed about handling it while working out (throw it on the floor, things like this), rather than constantly keeping an eye on the normal – rather expensive – phone.

So anyway. If you did a new year’s resolution to work out – feel free to stop now. I encourage it. That would mean I can stop going before work. Please let me snooze again 😦

week 6 & 7/ the one I forgot

Reading list

Cancelled the Storytel subscription just before Christmas, thinking it would make me read more physical books. It did not. Restarted, but this time with Bookbeat because even though they don’t sync between book and audio book (who am I kidding, I don’t use the audio book function anyway), the design is superior. Have already finished 3 books there in February. Good for the reading, but it doesn’t make the TBR pile smaller.

Personal

My boss is on vacation. I understand that most people like this situation. I, however, quite like my boss, and was also asked to “keep an eye on the team” while he’s gone. This has only made me more certain than ever that I really don’t want to manage people. FFS. People suck. ESPECIALLY generation X*. As much as they like to make fun of millennials, as much they suck at fucking work ethics. Lazy sods.

This is also the main reason for not posting – work is very busy 😦


* “Generation X – Born 1965-1979″

week 5 / all about the beets

Food
We had a beet-risotto on Sunday. I was skeptical, and it wasn’t my choice, but boy was it delicious!

Music

Personal

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This week was the Swedish Championships in cross-country skiing. Not something I normally watch, but my mom sent the message “it’s in Sundsvall! if you tune in you can see fairy-tale like scenery”. So I did, and indeed it was. So much snow! Also, having grown up in Sweden, this is some weird comfort thing for me – having the TV on in the background in the weekend, showing skiing (cross-country or downhill). It almost brings me back to lazy Sundays spent at my grandparents.

January summary

The Books

Mördaren ljuger inte ensam by Maria Lang

Yeah. I read one book, and it’s not even in the list I published of my TBR. 😐

The Movies

Aquaman
Juliet, Naked

A colleague was reading the book (which she was disappointed in). I won’t lie, I totally saw it because of Chris O’Dowd, and I don’t know about the book, but the movie was cute enough to watch.

The Shows

Gilmore Girls
Orphan Black
Merlin