There is so much going on in real life right now. I'm not complaining (truly) I'm just...unbalanced. Can't seem to keep up with online stuff anymore and that's unacceptable. Need to find a new place of stability, I guess.
Some things happening:
♥ I am obsessed with Amy Poehler's book Yes Please. OBSESSED. I've been listening to the audio in my car and it is amazing. She literally takes me from crying to laughing in a split second (something she claims adds years to your life), and it's happened multiple times. OMG it's so good. I cannot recommend it enough. It is funny and it is a nice escape, but it also speaks to something inside me. If you've read it, you know what I mean. It's real and honest and amazing and I want you to read it.
♥ We are so short staffed at work. We're down two people. One person is trying to do two jobs. And another (a good friend, so that has it's own corollary issues) is going on major medical leave starting today. And it's almost summer. When I walk in the building, I feel like I'm drowning. Boss is in the process of finding replacements and getting some short term temps -- she's trying. It's just an overwhelming time.
♥ When I woke up Saturday morning, I had no internet. I called to see if there was an outage, which there was not. Long story, short -- my modem was dead. Fortunately, I was off work so I was able to go buy and install a new modem, which worked like a charm. Now, to other people, this may seem like no big deal. But in previous years it would have sent me into a tailspin. But, other than being annoyed at taking up so much of my day off, it barely was a blip on my radar. No big deal at all. I was proud of me.
♥ That same day I also went to Sam Moon and bought two new purses. I couldn't decide between them so I splurged and bought both. They're RED.
♥ Are any of you watching The Royals? I saw multiple reviews literally calling it the worst thing that's ever been on TV. But, I liked it! I mean, it's terrible. Basically an unrealistic teenage soap opera. Literally the bodyguard's daughter and the prince are flirting (J2 AU, where aaarrreeee you???). The characters were engaging, the prince is super cute, Elizabeth Hurley was onscreen in nothing but a sheer bodysuit, and it kind of has a "Dirty Sexy Money" vibe. Not great dialogue. But I like it anyway.
♥ Speaking of TV, I also DVRed and watched the Glee finale even though I haven't watched the series in years. I thought it was pretty good. I totally teared up when they re-showed the "Don't Stop Believing" performance. I remember how strongly that impacted me when it first aired, and it still gets me in the gut, even now. And seeing Cory was surprisingly emotional for me too. One question, on the tribute wall, they showed Cory's picture and the coach's. But the coach is still alive...? That confused me. But, bar none, the most emotional moment for me was when Rachel was giving her acceptance speech and said, "Being part of something special does not make you special. Something is special because you are a part of it." Even now, just reading those words, I can feel tears welling up. That's something I personally needed to hear and it just came at a perfect time. Thank you Glee.
♥ Have any of you read the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day? I read a review saying it was a better version of 50 Shades of Grey, so I wanted to check it out. Spoiler alert: It isn't. I mean, the female character is rich and smart and sexually experienced, so I guess that's better. But it's still poorly written and plotted. I literally skipped the entire second book and still could follow along just fine. But, here's the thing: I can't stop reading! Cannot. Stop. WHY.
♥ Have I mentioned in the last five seconds that I'm addicted to Instagram? Are you on it? You should tell me. Also, I want to know your fave accounts to follow. Pretty please?
♥ I still haven't managed to write about Las Vegas. BUT I WILL. I'll never remember my autograph and photo stories (or my TWO awesome cab drivers) unless I write it down. Soon. *flail* Do they sell time turners on Amazon yet??
♥ Today I am off work but have to go to my mom's. Her two best childhood friends are visiting so I want to see them. It'll be fun but I'll get nothing accomplished in my own life, which is kind of stressing me out. See what I mean about being unbalanced? I can't even enjoy time with people I really like because I can't figure out how to get things done without using that time. So ridiculous.
♥ And all I really want to do is read the Masquerade fics I bookmarked -- more than 100 reveal posts. No joke. OH MY. I just want to mainline EVERYTHING but time does not allow. Don't even mention Spring Fling of which I have read ZERO. *weeps*
♥ Strongly considering taking a mental health day tomorrow. But how can I do that to my co-workers? They're as overwhelmed as I am. Sometimes, life is hard.