I took a nap after work today and ended up sleeping for quite some time, and also having a horrible nightmare. So refreshing!
I have a kinda crazy schedule at work coming up in August. Lots of long shifts. I work open til close three Saturdays in a row. I'm gonna be a sleepy Kate! But I'll have a decent amount of money too, so that makes it okay.
I just ate a really disappointing sandwich and now I'm going to watch FaceOff.
My new favorite store is Clothes Mentor. They're currently having a 70% off sale on like half their damn store. I thought it was 50%, but apparently it was even better than I imagined! So much so that I found a pair of jeans that retail for $180 for $35 and then got them 70% off of that. So I paid $11 for $180 jeans. ...And then I bought a kimono-style shrug that I'm totally in love with, just because. I also got a gorgeous, super comfy denim/chambray shirt from there last week. Best store ever!
Where has July gone? Aside from the last two days, which have gone to me watching the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Those movies are quite good, you know. The production value is really incredible. The plot in the third one is a little messy because everyone is doing different things and betraying everyone and it's a little tangled up, but my god is it epic nonetheless. I'm watching b-roll footage now, which is trippy because it's often them delivering lines from the film but in a different way, from a different take than the one they ended up using, or lines that didn't make it in the final cut. And yes, I've seen the movies enough to notice when the lines have different inflections than the final film. Oops.
Cas met three new friends today! He's very good around new people. He doesn't hide or anything.
I accidentally stayed up all night last night and watch the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie and about an hour of the second one. I'm going to finish the second one tonight. Davy Jones is SO BADASS. He's one of the coolest movie characters ever, yo.
Hello lovely friends! My dad and sister came up to visit Castamere today. I thought my dad said he was taking me grocery shopping but he actually just brought me some random groceries (lasagna, peaches and raspberries) which was nice, but not what I was expecting. Oh well. He took us out to dinner, so it's all good. And now I have some key lime pie! (It actually tastes kinda weird compared to other key lime pies, which is weird because it's from Whole Foods.) I have tomorrow and Monday off from work and I'm excited to have a "weekend" to relax! Some friends are coming over tomorrow to meet Cas (maybe they want some key like pie?) but Monday is pretty free. I just have to go to the bank and the grocery store. Productivity! Adulthood!
I want to watch a movie or something. I also want to buy some dry shampoo because I'm lazy and my hair gets greasy fast, and showering/styling takes forever for me because my hair is so damn thick.
I'm thinking of trying to sell my old iPhone. I'm obviously not using it and I think I should be able to get a little bit of money for it. Have you guys ever sold an old phone with success? I'm going to try Gazelle I think. Mostly good reviews on BBB and half of the bad reviews are people who didn't follow the instructions for sending their phones and then got upset about it. They offer about $60 for iPhone 4's but honestly I'd be happy with less than that so as long as I get something reasonable I'll be good.
I slept really damn well last night. I had my second dream about Orange is the New Black this week, too. I really do enjoy that show. Now Castamere and I are just hanging out. I don't work until 2:00 tomorrow so I can sleep in a little. I may read one of my many new books! I finished The Tao of Pooh recently, and I really only finished it because it was recommended to me and because it was so short. I felt like the author had a noticeable bias in the way he wrote instead of being purely factual, and while I don't necessarily disagree with all aspects of Taoism, I disagree with his arguments for it and his condemnation of knowledge, planning, and learning about the world through factual and logical information.
Last night I was getting ready to watch episode nine or so of Legend of Korra. Tonight I'm not getting ready to watch any episode, because I watched the rest of season two last night...and then I watched season three as well. I knew I wanted to finish season two last night, and I think I finished around midnight or 12:30. The episodes of season two that I watched last night were pretty good, but nothing extraordinary. They didn't "wow" me, they just met my expectations for what a decent TV show should deliver. I decided I should watch the premiere of season three to get myself excited to keep watching season three, and to see if it was as good and different as I'd heard and...it was. It was what I had hoped the show would be from the beginning, and I am so happy I decided to give the show another shot. It seems like seasons one and two were worth watching after all, since the payoff right now is great. (There were some good episodes in seasons one and two, but also a lot of mediocrity.) Season three impressed me so much that I said, "Well, just one more episode..." about six times, and then got caught up to where the show is now. And the most best thing is that I am genuinely excited the next episode to air. I've never felt that way about this show. And for the first time in a long time, I'm watching a show where I don't know what happens next and I have to wait for a new episode to air to find out. I discovered A:TLA late so everything was already on Netflix and I could - and did - just binge-watch the whole show. But now I get a show where I can have theories that may or may not be resolved next week, and it's exciting. I'm so, so happy that I like this show now, because I love The Last Airbender so much. I'm happy that I get to be happy experiencing this world instead of disappointed. I probably shouldn't have been awake until 5:00 AM this morning, but I'm glad I did, because this show is finally something I love.
I'm making my way through season two of Legend of Korra right now. I've heard that season three is pretty good, so I'm working towards that. Season one was pretty unenjoyable for the most part, with some interesting stuff in the last two episodes. Season two started off terribly which is why I stopped watching the show altogether. It took about six episodes, but it's getting better. I'm about to watch episode nine now. I absolutely fell in love with Avatar: The Last Airbender when I watched it a few years ago, and it's still one of my favorite shows ever. Legend of Korra may be in the same universe, but the story isn't the same. I don't like the characters as much...any of them, really. Korra is like an insolent child, but she's got a good eight years in age on Aang. I also don't like the time period it's set in...it's like the 1920's. There's even a radio announcer at the start of each episode to give a recap, and it drives me crazy. So I like the music less, the ambiance less...I hate that there's technology like television. I hate that bending is a sport like boxing. (More 1920's tie-ins.) I'm not a huge fan of the art style, either. But I'm trying very hard to like it because season three is supposed to be more like A:TLA, with traveling and such. I loved the journey of A:TLA. I liked all of the characters. LoK seems more shallow in a lot of ways. A:TLA demonstrated philosophical lessons and choices. It was spiritual in a way that I could relate to, and I say that as an atheist. The bending was beautiful, all of it. Even the aggressive, violent bending had a grace to it. It was something to be harnessed, to train. LoK isn't like that. I'm hoping it will become more like that, and less like boxing and love triangles and characters I can't relate to.
Castamere is an awesome cat. He is so affectionate, and he's adapted really well to the apartment. He's shedding a lot today though, so I feel like I have cat hair in my pores. He's a little clingy and follows me just about everywhere, so I'm tripping over him a lot, but he's very sweet. He has the cutest, most polite little meows! Hopefully tonight he'll actually let me sleep. Last night he kept waking me up. I need to sleep train him like a baby, I can't afford to sleep in 1-3 hour increments!
Work was much more fun today! Free pizza is always fun. I'm super tired though, so I'll probably go to bed soon. And after tomorrow I have a few days off from work! And I'm going to meet a potential future cat!
I can't find my glasses. I'd really like to take out my contacts but I am completely blind without them and I'm not in the mood to be unable to see. I'm about to go to sleep, so it's really not a huge deal, but if I have to get up in the middle of the night, I'd like to see where I'm going.
I can't believe it's only Monday. I think this is going to be a long week.
I slept all day. I really did. I was so tired after last week that I just needed a day to recuperate. I thought I was going to have tomorrow off too, but I just agreed to work so I'm working every day next week too, I guess! I think I'm working slightly less than last week, but only by like an hour or two. The week of the 21st will be a bit calmer though. This week our store is having two really big events though, so I think I'm going to be quite tired next weekend as well! On Wednesday I'm working an event where I'll be outside for my whole shift and it's supposed to be really warm and sunny, so that will be different. I wish I had a hat to wear! I actually have no idea what I'm going to wear that day. I need to keep cool but also dress nicely, so I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to wear. I will be drinking lots of water though!
I'm going to sleep now. I have the weekend off from work and I'm exciting to bum around. My mom is coming up tomorrow which means I don't get to sleep in as late as I want to, but then again, I'm going to nap/sleep now so maybe I won't be as tired tomorrow.
I've been thinking about how crazy it is that you can type something without looking at the keyboard. You know where all the letters are and you know it so quickly. It's like this crazy subconscious thing and it just blows my mind that it's possible.
So I sort of finished Orange is the New Black today. I didn't realize season two was only released a month ago, I feel so much more up to date! I was going to take a nap when I got home and then wake up and watch, but I just got home and finished the rest of the season. Now I'm tired and I have a long shift at work tomorrow, but I have the weekend off and I'm super excited! It's been far too long since I've gotten to sleep in, I've missed it. You all should watch OITNB. It's really well-written and the actors are all great - quite a few are up for Emmys this year! The show is nominated for best comedy, too. It's more of a dark comedy/drama-dy type show, so it's a good mix of funny and intense. I have yelled at my computer more than once about a plot twist, and it's definitely engaging. I actually tried watching it a few months ago and got halfway through the third episode and decided I wasn't into it, but I'm so glad I have it another shot because I totally love it now.
I'm going to listen to Game of Owns and go to sleep now.
I used to skip the opening credits for Orange is the New Black. I don't anymore. That's how I know I like this show. I should be all finished by the end of this week! I'm excited. and sad, because being caught up with a show means no new episodes to binge watch when you're supposed to be sleeping because you have work in the morning. Oh well.
Work was actually really fun today. I like my job!
I just Skyped with Eoin! For the first time since like October! And I'm going to Skype with Ian once he finishes dawdling around. And you don't have to tell me how confusing it is that my Skype buddies are named Eoin and Ian.
My mom and sister are coming up to visit tomorrow! I'm super excited, especially since I haven't seen my sister in like a month. This does mean that I have to clean though. I suppose I'll do that at some point. But right now I'm going to watch some more Orange is the New Black.
Currently reading: The Tao of Pooh - really quick read, and interesting. I don't agree with all of it but there's some good insight. Check it out!