January: The Fish Can Sing
February: An Officer & Spy, Ink
March: On the Come Up
April: The Toll & Educated, The Sealwoman’s Gift, Normal People
May: Purple Hibiscus, Humans – a brief history of how we f*cked it all up
June: The Five (…), Let it Snow, The Oathbringer, Winter in Madrid
So I finally read the Oathbringer, the third part in my favorite fantasy storyline, and of course it did not disappoint. I dream that the story will be made in to a series some day, since it’s much better than GoT. Rubenhold’s story was very interesting, and gave the victims a voice, rather than their murderer(s).
Is to address my white privilege. Because black lives matter.
And if anyone needs a reminder, white privilege doesn’t mean your life isn’t hard. It means that the color of your skin, your name, and your ethnicity is not part of what makes it hard. And that’s a privilege.
Really enjoyed Never Have I Ever and Mrs Maisel (and yes, it took me 2 full seasons to realize that the people behind Mrs Maisel are the same ones that created Gilmore Girls). Looking forward to season 4 of the show!
The other shows were also all good, but I have to say that Sidney Parker in Sanditon is a fucking jerk and I at no point did he win me back over on his side. (Also doesn’t help that the actor playing him make me cringe. He looks mean.)
Slowly but steady. Still doing Home Strength, but not very often (1-2 times a week). Better than nothing!
Look, I’m no really complaining. I’m an introvert from Norrland, I’ve been trained for this exact situation my whole life. But what are you supposed to write about on the blog when nothing happens?
We have started playing Gloomhaven again (with colleague/neighbor). And this weekend my in-laws visited as my partner turned 35. So that’s the most social interactions I’ve had in the last couple of months.
Tempted and hesitating at spending 500 Euro buying Dyson’s Airwrap. As a compromise I purchased the 50 Euro Philips , with the agreement with myself that if it works & I use it regularly, I can get the Airwrap for my birthday.
Last week marked a new thing, as Dutchie joined me in doing workouts from the Home Strength program. After first one: “my ass hurts” & “you’re strong!”.
That’s OK(ish) I think. The Toll was a good finish of a very read-worthy trilogy. Educated was promoted by Louise (“It just gets worse. Then you think ‘but surely, now it’s enough?’ – then it continues getting worse.”) and was a nice read but horrendous story that makes me think there should be some sort of control concerning who gets to reproduce. The Sealwoman’s Gift took its time in catching my attention, but by the end, I quite enjoyed it. Normal People was meh.
OK. I finished Downton Abbey (+ movie) and I enjoyed it. I started re-watching Fleabag, gave up halfway through Tiger King, and was surprised and impressed by Falkenberg Forever. I can’t even remember the last time I saw a Swedish comedy show that wasn’t completely cringey?
My boss had watched Tiger King (like everyone else?) and was SUPER enthusiastic about it, saying I really should give it a try. So I did. I’m four episodes in when typing this and my opinion is “meh”. Didn’t finish it, and don’t care at all about these people. Did finish Downton Abbey, and that was nice. I kind of miss it already, it’s enough drama for the current situation.
I’m into Duolingo for now (as always, who knows how long it’ll last) to help me practice Japanese vocabulary.
Sooo. I actually did something these weeks! Started Lucy’s Home Strength program, and that was my first real exercise in a month. Go me?
Yeah, I realize we’re half-way through the next week by now, but seriously, what’s there to write about in these times? I work from home, we get food delivered. Everything’s closed except stores (where I don’t need to go, since we get deliveries). All I do is work, sleep, read and watch tv-shows? Not super exciting.
Already the first week when they announced the restrictions they wanted people to adhere to, I ordered a desk from IKEA. I had been thinking about it before, that it’d be nice to have my own spot to work from home (the existing home office is Dutchie’s, and his desk is too high for me to comfortably use). So behold, the corner of our living room:
The little sun is there to hide the company logo in work-gmail. So now we sit on a floor each when working from home, and that’s pretty nice. And yes, the second laptop is my personal one, for when I was typing this when work was quiet.
Meh. The first book was not as good as her others. The one by Angie Thomas was not as good as The Hate U Give. The one by Johanna Mo was not as good as the previous ones. And the one by Jenny Colgan is the least nice in that series. So yeah.
Yeah, this is social distancing while working from home (and having been sick). Favorites are Unorthodox and Miranda. (Although, to be fair, I’ve only watched 1 episode of After Life. I’m sure I’ll love it.)