Happy Wednesday! I am up at the lake house, but still working, which is not super fun. I have to be chained to my computer 9 hours a day, so no boating or swimming or big projects. On the flip side, as soon as I am freed, I am out of there. Do not expect a lot of blog activity after 5!
Reading: My favorite thing to do at the lake house! I sit on the screen porch, I watch the water, I drink diet coke and read a book. Finished the new Pineapple Port, which was as light and dumb as all the rest of them (truly, the perfect series, you should all read them). And now I am moving on to the new Mercedes Lackey. Do you know her? Fun fantasy novelist who has been cranking out a new book every year for over 30 years. I started reading her when I was in middle-school, and I dip back every 5 years or so and go “hey look! She’s got 5 new books I haven’t read yet!” It’s nice having authors like that, the ones who just keep chugging along your whole life. Oh, and also, I do recommend her books if you are looking for fantasies. She’s inspired by Anne Maccaffrey but I find her a little bit lighter than Maccaffrey.
Watching: I had a Movie Party on Saturday, and we watched Chennai Express. Which is even better than I remembered. Fun, funny, and just makes me happy as soon as it starts. I tried a new thing with this movie party, we did Netflix Party to watch it together, and then after words we did a quick zoom call to say “hi” to everyone. I’ll keep tweaking it, but I think that is a pretty good system. It was really unbelievably great to see the faces of all my friends. And their dogs, cats, and babies.
Thinking: I’m working while up here, but I blocked this afternoon off. And it’s supposed to storm! The one activity I can do while working, watch a storm! Such a waste. Oh well, it will still be nice to not have to worry about work for an afternoon.
Listening: I put my music on shuffle on the drive up, I had no memory of what I had stored and there were so many delightful surprises! Like this:
Now, question for you! It’s Mika Singh’s birthday! What is your favorite Mika song?
Not gonna overthink it, “Singh is King”