So I feel like I need to get in on this posting thing – everyone else is doing it. But I’ve been having a really hard time coming up with things to write about BEFORE April starts. I have an actual LIST of subjects I’m going to write about for BEDA and I’m super duper excited! Hopefully having a list this year means I’ll actually complete BEDA unlike years before where I just kind of pretended April ended midway through the month.
So instead of giving you an ACTUAL post, I’m just going to talk about random things and what I have planned for the upcoming month! This totally counts towards posting 🙂
I’m not sure how I want to start off – should I do a super awesome post for the first day of BEDA, or would a regular one be better and save the awesome sauce for later? Toughie. Right now I have in the Day 1 spot a post about what kind of geek I am. I will also attempt to differentiate between nerds, geeks and spazzes (wasn’t that an SNL skit? Or am I thinking of All That? I don’t know – the 90s were a confusing time for us all). Then throughout the month of April you will be hit with book reviews (or more like me talking about how awesome a book/author is), websites I frequent, messed up children’s shows I used to watch, a video of my dance recital next week, shows I watch now (you be the judge of whether they’re messed up or not), a certain pop star who I think is adorable, a much needed Doctor Who post (or maybe even multiple posts?), and even the story behind THE PANCAKE MOVIE and how confused I was about puberty before I hit it. There will be some other posts that I didn’t detail up above, but I won’t ruin the surprise by telling you about them now. So far I’ve got 24 slots filled (I had 30 originally but realized that I could condense some posts into 1). I’m thinking I’d like to challenge my fellow nerd girls to write about things during April, but I’m clueless as of right now.
So that’s for the planned part of this post. Now onto the “random” things. So today I was eating an orange. It was weird because it had a baby orange in the middle of it. Also, I lost track of where I was in eating the orange and so I got confused when I had finished it because I thought I still had half of it go. On Wednesdays I go to Zumba class. It’s pretty awesome. It’s the perfect class for me because I’m the kind of exerciser that likes to bounce around a lot and my specific class is very bouncy. Lots of hip hop as opposed to the more Latin feel I thought it would have, but I think I like that even better than if it were mostly Latin-y. I highly suggest you look into Zumba if you like dance-y exercise. A good teacher will make it fun and easy, like mine does.
Oh, today was a really nice day. Not nice as in warm and sunny – it was actually kind of misty/cloudy/cold/miserable out. But it was nice because I kept having moments where I would think to myself “I like me.” It sounds really cheesy because it is, but it still feels nice to smile and like yourself.
Although! I do feel bad because I had vowed to stop shopping at Borders and Barnes and Noble and try to support my local independent stores, and then I went and bought the latest Thursday Next book at B&N out in Nevada because I just HAD to have it right away. 😦 And then I still haven’t read it because I realized that Jasper Fforde is the kind of author that you need to remember who’s who and what’s what before getting into his next book. I read the first page of the the latest one and I was like….WHAT IS GOING ON?! So I had to start over at the beginning. I’m almost done with the 3rd one (The Well of Lost Plots), and so I would have had AMPLE time to go to the bookstore down the street and have them order it for me. Shame on me. Next time though. Next time.
Speaking of books! City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare is out next week! WHAT! YES! THE TORTURE! Have you guys read The Mortal Instruments series or Clockwork Angel? They are FANTASTIC books! I’m excited for CoFA even though I know I’m going to finish it and scream in agony over the cliffhanger and the knowledge that I’ll have to wait another year for the next book. But on the bright side, the second book in the Infernal Devices series, Clockwork Prince, comes out in September (I think), so I have that to soften the blow.
If you haven’t read them, don’t worry, I have a post planned where I talk about them. I will try to be as non-spoilery as possible, which will be SUPER hard because that means I’ll really only be able to talk about City of Bones (TMI#1) and Clockwork Angel (ID#1). I live such a hard life.
And that’s all I’m going to write for now. I’m going to go and scavenge for a chemical now. Yeah, I’m totally at work. Not working though. Just sitting around, waiting to be picked up. I’m going to try and convince my husband-o to take me out for hot dogs. Yes, hot dogs. It’s called The Dog and they have AMAZING french fries. If you come visit me (and are not named Jen) we’ll be visiting The Dog. (Unless, Jen, you like veggie dogs? I’m guessing not, but maybe?)