Five on Friday displays the the top five things that have been on my mind this week! It could be book-related, but it may be music, movies, TV, personal life, food, etc.
Everyone knows that generally I don’t reread books. There are SO MANY other books out there I want to read for the first time; I just don’t have time or energy to read something I’ve already read. That being said, my thoughts have kind of changed lately. I started my Gallagher Girls reread (this time in audiobook form) and I’m realizing how fun it can be! I remembered loving the series and the general outline of what happens/what it’s about… but I’m finding that I remember almost nothing about the series plot-wise. If that’s the case with one of my so-called favorite series, maybe that would happen with other books I’ve read in the past. Now I’m having terrible urges to reread all of my favorite books and series! I know that a reread of Harry Potter will be coming soon, as well as Great and Terrible Beauty. Who am I???
We got off to a late start this year with our Halloween preparations and festivities. We carved our pumpkin finally last night and did all of the pumpkin picking the weekend before. Here you’ll see Chris using the pumpkin as a head! We also got a cinderella pumpkin and two little gourds to go on the other side of our front door. As I said in today’s Bookmark Lit Bulletin, we got some AMAZING cider and cider donuts at my favorite pumpkin patch. The cider mill that originally made the cider apparently closed down two years ago, but they’re now located at another pumpkin patch in the same town. Now I just need to track down grocery stores that carry that specific kind of cider… it was THAT GOOD. I love all kinds of apple cider, but I especially love when they’re the right mix of sweet and tart. I’ve had a surprisingly small amount of cider considering it’s one of my top five favorite things about fall (the other four are FOOTBALL, my birthday, pumpkin-flavored things, and my anniversary – in case you were wondering).
Taylor Swift’s 1989
HOLY CRAP GUYS. In my first Five on Friday post, I talked about how I overcame my aversion to Shake It Off by Taylor Swift and quickly became obsessed. When I was in Target earlier this week, I just had to pick up the whole CD…. and it is SO good. Pretty much every song is incredibly upbeat and sing-a-long worthy. The first 6 or 7 songs on the CD are my favorite and the very best one is definitely Blank Space. I just love the beat and the lyrics. The one song I’m not too keen on is the one that sounds like Lana Del Rey (Wildest Dreams), but that’s primarily because I don’t like Lana Del Rey. I’ve been blasting the CD essentially any minute I’m not listening to my audiobooks. I was definitely annoyed at first that she abandoned her country music roots. (Like, remember how adorable Our Song is??) I think this CD is a great foray into the general pop music scene and I’m not mad about that anymore!
I need to get my ass going. I’m sick of being lazy and large. I really hate going to the gym or doing any kind of physical activity, but I have no reason not to go to the FREE gym that my apartment has. Yes, it’s free and I still haven’t been. The annoying thing is that there’s a $50 fee for the key fob to get into the gym. It’s refundable when you move out, but still, I never want to shell out that much money for something like that. I tried to get into Blogilates at one point, but even the beginner videos killed me. I need something that REALLY takes you from the ultimate beginner spot and brings you to more advanced levels. I have no balance, strength, etc. It sucks. I love eating so I never want to change my diet either, but I’ve generally tried to eat better over the past few weeks. I have no idea if it’s working because I refuse to ever step on a scale.
Being an Old Lady
Chris and I spend a lot of time being homebodies. We prefer to either stay in and watch TV or movies, or go out and do things together. We don’t spend a lot of time with our friends. It’s mostly because they have different schedules than us or because we have weekend-long plans a lot of the time. Lately I’ve been thinking we need to make more a conscious effort to go out and see people. I’m such an old lady! I feel like my parents because we just stay home together so often instead of going out and seeing other people. Whenever we have the opportunity to do something with friends or go to an event, we never are in the mood to. When we are in the mood to leave, we never have any ideas of what to do! I’m planning on making more of an effort to see friends or go to events and get out of the apartment!
I don't know what's come over me. I suddenly have the desire to reread books.
— Lauren (@bookmarklit) October 29, 2014