Anyhow, I've decided to take a break from the overlong and the very literary with Kasie West's The Fill-In Boyfriend, which is proving enjoyable, and just the YA romance-y thing I need right now.
MLB.TV at a steeply discounted Father's Day discount (Happy Father's Day to...me?). I used to watch a ton of baseball when I was younger (I was a crazed Yankees fan - still a fan, just less crazed now), but I didn't get to watch too much when I was living with my parents. Then when I moved I cut the cord and went to all streaming TV which is great but not so friendly to the sports lover. So now, I will stream all the baseball.
Hating: Social media in the wake of any national tragedy. Or even less, say, "widespread" tragedy. I hate how being so easily in communication with each other seems to encourage more division instead of less. I hate that we skip right over grief and sympathy to get to fear, anger, judging, arguing, and self-righteous, often uninformed, political rhetoric. I can't help feeling like this immediate, often insensitive reaction to everything that ever happens plays as big a role in our extremely disturbing political climate right now as anything else.
On a lesser scale, I am hating screen fatigue. I have a computery job, and I'm starting to realize that my lack of blogging has less to do with lack of time then it has to do with lack of interest in gazing at a computer screen for a couple more hours after doing it all day. Most weekdays, I'm actively repulsed by the idea of computers by the time I get home, and I'm not sure what to do about it.
Traveling: Speaking of life in the post-ankle break world, I was stoked to discover that my recently unbusted ankle, though not completely back to its former self, will now tolerate some light vacationing, something I've been worried about for a while. My dad and I took a short vacationlette to Baltimore and rode the Water Taxi and shopped/ate our way around Fells Point and shopped at the awesome Inner Harbor Barnes and Noble (okay, so we shop a little much when we're together) and took in a baseball game - Yankees vs. Orioles. It was good to get away for the first time in a long time, and I'm duly encouraged that I'll be able to do a little more of that again!
Eco Flowers after being mercilessly prodded by a friend. Glad she's a good "salesgirl." I love my flowers! The OrganATTACK card game from Awkward Yeti, the only comic I've ever been known to fangirl over. So hilarious and on point. This t-shirt from Montgomery Biscuits because, come on, that mascot is adorable regardless of whether I've ever been to Alabama or like the Tampa Bay Rays or whatever. Cute mascot and their team store is called the Biscuit Basket! And, oh, somebody stop me. Really.
Choose Your Own Comment Adventures. Okay, I pondered having a schedule for about a minute before I decided that would probably wreck at least half the fun for me. You know, obligations and me being kind of contrarian and the screen fatigue and everything. But a linky, maybe? I dunno, would any of y'all play along with me and link up even if I wasn't on a specific schedule? Maybe I just post one, say, once a week (any day!) and if anybody happens to have an adventure that week, they can link up?
That's all for me this week. Hope you're having a lovely Sunday!