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23 March 2017 @ 12:13 pm
Soon, soon...  
Our daughter comes home Saturday for Spring Break, so I'm looking forward to that. We'll have about 5 days total before she flies to visit a friend in D.C. for the remainder of the week, as she did last year (the extra leg in the trip was her Christmas present). At this point, I'm lucky to have 5 days off in a row—including the weekend ones! Gah. This work schedule means that on Tuesday nights, the next day seems like it should be Thursday. But is not. :(

I don't know what we'll do while our daughter is here, but I'm betting a trip to Ernesto's is on her list. She picks Mexican restaurants based on their guacamole, which often is all she eats. :O

I've been catching up with post-hiatus The Walking Dead, and could not hate the whole Negan plot-line more. I realize that it's in the graphic novels, but it's much too hard to watch. Reading with illustrations is much less assaultive than viewing. I don't much care for the new group of people recently introduced, either. There's a certain ant-colony feeling to them. Not quite a Borg collective, but similar. And cold. :(

We watched Mememto last weekend with TeenSon. I had remembered the basic memory-loss plot and that the movie was good, but I'd forgotten the details of why it was so good. Telling the story in reverse was really the kicker—the viewer remembers the main character's thinking from his "future," and progressively learns how wrong he is and why. Still genius. :)

Books: I've read a couple of Temperance Brennan novels my mother sent back with me at Christmas—both re-reads, as it turns out, but it's been long enough since the first time. I previously finished Anne Tyler's Vinegar Girl, a retelling of The Taming of the Shrew that was a quick and enjoyable. I'm finishing something on the Kindle, too, and then I'll pull something off the e-book list to read next. We have some passed-along books around the house that I'm trying to get through, so I might be able to resist going to the library to raid the shelves. Maybe. It's been months, though, and the urge really builds up. Fresh books!

So, taxes aren't done yet, work is still mainly 6 days a week and a lot of weeknights, and I'm eating too much chocolate. What's new with you?

 
 
 
cindytsuki_no_bara on March 24th, 2017 04:03 am (UTC)
i haven't done my taxes yet either, work is bafflingly slow, and i'm not eating enough chocolate. and because it's still winter my skin is dry and i itch EVERYWHERE. *scratch scratch scratch*

mmm, mexican food. i'm indifferent on guac but there are worse ways to pick a place.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on March 24th, 2017 06:07 am (UTC)
I understand the love of good guacamole, but I can't afford to chase around after the stuff the way our daughter does. Calories bounce off of her, unlike normal human beings. ;)

I have TurboTax, but the process usually takes several weekends-- there's the inevitable pause after I figure out what some new request is and have to dig up the paperwork (or get a copy from somewhere). So tedious...