November 14, 2014

I Feel Like Gabbing Today


**I have no idea how often I will have this post or when exactly I'm going to post it. This is a work in progress. I do however know that I want to share my very random thoughts that pop into my head with you. Many are bookish thoughts and many are not. Sometimes these posts will be one topic and sometimes just a list of random ideas, who knows. This week it is a list. I feel like I don't have enough discussion type posts on the blog so I am giving this a whirl.

1. Every time I try to relax and just do nothing I last about 20 minutes. I just feel like I always need to be productive. I do this to myself, I know, but I would love a day just to relax and do nothing and not feel guilty about it.

2. I'm loving this season of The Walking Dead. It may make me cringe sometimes, but I still love it. Talk about a show that really makes you stop and think.

3. I feel like I can never be on top of things when it comes to Twitter, or blogging for that matter.

4. I convinced my husband to take me to see Big Hero Six today. It was super cute, heartwarming, sad, and I loved every second of it.

5. I am always worried I have messed something up at work. I don't know why. I just am paranoid about it I guess. I don't want to fail.

6. Modern Family makes me laugh every single time I watch it.

7. I am addicted to iced coffees and iced lattes, and now that it is colder out even though I generally drink hot coffee, I can't seem to let up on the iced drinks.

8. I just downsized my to-read shelf on goodreads by 100. Now I only have 266 books on my to-read shelf. Sadly I still have 233 on my maybe-to-read shelf.

9. No matter how many to-do lists I make I never seem to be that organized. Nothing ever seems to get done.

10. I have a love/hate relationship with NaNoWriMo.

11. I'm re-reading the first two Mara Dyer books before I read the last one that was just released. I am not sure why but I feel like it is cheating to count the re-reads for the goodreads challenge, and then I saw that someone said goodreads doesn't count re-reads anyway. It is kind of weird... I feel like it should be your choice.


  1. I have serious issues with productivity- I live and die by my to-do list. Ever since having a baby things have been different, though- I constantly feel like I'm not getting anything done and it's REALLY tough.

    1. I'm sure you are getting a lot done it just doesn't seem like it. :)

  2. Hah I wish re-reads did count because even though I already read it, it's still a book I read this year. I guess it would complicate things if you read the same book twice in a year, but that has happened for me yet. And I love making lists but I rarely stick to them so I don't know why I keep making them. And I have the exact opposite problem from your #7. I love hot drinks and I still drink them in the summer, heatstroke be damned. And I can totally relate to number 3, especially lately. I used to have the posts for the week scheduled ahead but everything lately has been last minute. Thank god Ashley 's wedding planning is done because I have definitely been relying on her to provide content these past few weeks with school and work consuming my life. And #1 is me too. I had a very rare day of just sleeping and reading a couple months ago and it felt so good and yet so weird. I wish it happened more often. I could use it.

    1. It's weird goodreads doesn't let you count re-reads. I make so many lists, I wish I stuck to them all. lol It makes me smile that you are exactly opposite of me when it comes to hot and cold drinks. I hope you get a read/sleep all day day soon. :D

  3. NUMBER 8!!! YAS to iced coffee and iced lattes <3 they are the best! Also, number 1 and number 3, because I feel guilty about not being productive or studying too. Like if I'm not holding my notebook 24/7 then I WILL feel guilty and this sucks because it's not healthy. As for Twitter, I really liked it from the beginning but now it just feels SO forced...

    1. Iced everything is awesome!!! :D I always feel guilty if I'm not being at least somewhat productive. :(

  4. I love having a do-nothing day -- or even a do-nothing weekend. I don't literally do nothing, but if all I really accomplish is watching TV and reading, I call that nice and relaxing. Of course, it is hard with a house and responsibilities and such to not do anything else, but if I don't let chores and errands and things take over the day/weekend, I still call it a success. Though I imagine this will get a whole lot harder for me to do a few months from now!

    YES to #11! I need to do this too. And I absolutely HATE that GR does not give you a choice as to whether or not to count a re-read. To me, they count because I have no particular need to only count first-time reads and like to know how much I read in a year total. So usually what I do is reset the date from when I originally started and finished the book to the current dates for my re-read so GR will count it and make a private note about the date I first read it. I wish all my years could be accurate looking back at my stats, but it never will be if I re-read. I pay the most attention to the current year though, so in order to do that I need to remove books from prior years :(

    1. Watching some tv and reading definitely sounds relaxing. One good thing about still living in an apartment, a small amount to clean. I hate to say it but I'm thinking that it may get a little harder in a bit for ya. ;)

      That isn't a bad system! I still can't believe they don't have some kind of way to deal with re-reads. Sigh.


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