Monday, March 02, 2009

Weekend Update 4.0

The Weekend: Got a DVR and Hung out with the Laura! Met Laura on the border and then Laura came up and spent the Saturday. Had Med. Deli for lunch and Gopurum Indian for dinner. Delicious. Met Laura's Hubs, Josh, in Ardmore on Sunday after church and then came back in time for Coffee Shop. Played the new Cranium Game "Ultimate Party Play-off," which was pretty fun. Also watched the Brothers and Sisters movie event thingy. It was good, but, I'm not sure that I like where they are taking Rob Lowe's character.

Where I am at the moment: Office, after trying to get my taxes filed.

On my to-do list this week: Usualy weekly stuff, but my next weekend is kind of packed (though, I guess you'll hear about that next week)

Procrastinating about: Work, in general

Book I’m in the midst of: Nothing new right now and I would like some suggestions. I'm re-reading New Moon, for a talksheet for thesource, but reading it for the third time is kind of like having my tooth extracted without having been anethetized first.

Music that seemed to catch my attention this past week: Well, nothing new (again), but I listened to The Decemberists, The Crane Wife ablum on my way back from Ardmore yesterday.

Next trip: May for Syd's graduation. Still perhaps CO. If I could get my taxes filed it would mean I could get my refund soon! I don't know if it qualifies as a trip, but I think I'll be in Dallas vising Laura and Josh in a coupla weeks too. Exciting things going on.

How I'm feeling about this week: Fine, excited for ZUMBA and my new DVR and hopefully meeting up with a couple of my high schoolers for a long past due cupcake date.


alaina said...

i read The Godfather on vacation and it was a great brain chiller. I also consumed Anne Lamott's Plan B in a day. I am also enjoying Shane Claiborne's Jesus for President but the artsyfarsty page layout is REALLY distracting to me. (this is coming from the girl who told Mark Blanke that Youth Ministry Management Tools was too ADHD and needed to be released in a sane people's version).
Hm... i've also been reading Seven Storey Mountain by THomas Merton for 6 months. Ever time I get into it I love it, but it is a clunker.
There are a few recs from my world.

mqzoeller said...

I can't believe I actually read your post on the same day you wrote it and someone beat me to replying. (with fists shaking) "Alaina!".

Anyway Hannah, the book you want to read is "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell (Tipping Point, Blink). It is his best one yet and it's really intersting. Plus there are no unsuspected juvenile rape scenes like there are in other books recommended by your peers. (fist shaking again) "Sarah!". Read Outliers.

Then, put a hiatus on new music for a week and listen to a few episodes of an NPR show called radiolab(.org). They have a podcast and it's awesome to the scientist as well as the layman.
Sheboygan, see you in CO.