It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the US. And two days to the presidential inauguration. It feels like we’re just holding our collective breath, waiting for the other metaphoric shoe, or another goddamned homegrown terrorist attack, to drop.
So, we watched the absolutely ridiculous film,Jupiter Rising, this evening; Fen, their girlfriend Kimmy, and I.
And then, to recover some brain power afterwards, we turned to an old classic, circa 1994, that Fen and I hadn’t seen in a while and that Kimmy had never seen.
It was tacos for dinner tonight. Low spoons means low effort meal. They put on the MST3K of Outlaw on after that, so I retired to my room. I’ve no desire to see anything based on The Books of Gor. Reading them was more than enough.
I just read a short story that was a little Purge-like called Little Monsters: A Halloween Story. It’s got an odd, emotionally detached narrator but it was engaging. Wouldn’t read it again, but it was enjoyable.
I’m going to meditate and then crash for the night.
I often make the joke that I am more “ish” than I am Jewish. It’s literally true, at least according to Ancestry.com’s results.
Anyway, how does that relate to a reading challenge? I’ll explain: one of my goals for 2021 is to read fifty two books this year. That breaks down to one a week…ish. I have a tendency to read in fits. So, it’s the -ish Challenge. A book a week-ish.
I worked more on Grandma Gator’s blanket today. Not much as I was and still am fried from work. I made dinner tonight, though. We had a curry made with vegetarian chicken from Morningstar Farms. It was good.
There is great disturbances in the United States right now. Some white terrorists stormed the Capital Building earlier today and ransacked the place. They were not treated as the BLM protestors were. At all. And I am shaking in rage at the unfairness of it all.
I got the cutest pack of holiday cards from Linna before they moved up north. It has a stocking on one set and an adorable dressed up otter on the other set. I quite liked filling out cards, even though they won’t likely be there in time for Christmas. Maybe New Year’s?
We had a jarred curry sauce over Morning Star Farms fake chicken tonight. Fen made it with some peas and carrots and served it over 90 second rice. It was really good. I added too much hot sauce and made my nose run though.
Speaking of hot sauce, I wore the first pair of Taco Bell socks today. They were great!
Work went…okay. There were two tubs of mail to process so it took me over two hours to scan everything in.
When I got home, though, I had a Christmas card waiting from both Papa Ben and Pop Tom as well as from my friend Savvy! She sent the cutest Grinch card and wrote a very sweet message inside.
I haven’t gotten any writing done, unfortunately. I was in too much pain after work to focus on writing. Or reading. Or crocheting for longer than ten minutes at a time. So it was a few episodes of Murder, She Wrote and a bowl of frosted mini wheats for dessert.
My brain is fried. I’m going to go read for a bit, if I can.