This weekend I attempted to watch Orange is the New Black. Thomas said the series was quite good, and I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from all my friends online. So, Erin and I sat down to watch the season premiere, and…
I was seriously underwhelmed. “Maybe ‘Exclusive to Netflix’ is the new HBO,” Erin said, and I’m inclined to agree. It seemed like there was boobs, sex, and lesbian love just because they could have all those things thanks to the story line. I didn’t get sucked into the story of why Piper Chapman was in prison, and the flashbacks between present time and her past were jarring and I didn’t really like the style.
Eh. Maybe I just don’t get it. But, I don’t think it’s a series I’ll be finishing.
It floors me that it’s almost the end of September already. At work, we plan a few weeks in advance, so I’ve been talking about October forever but it’s always in that distant, it’ll-happen-eventually kind of way. Now, we’re a week away from the 1st. WHAT?
I have to say though, I love fall. It’s definitely my favourite season, so I am very excited to bring out the jackets, sweaters and scarves!
What’s your favourite season/new television show?
Life has been insane all summer, and just as the weather cools to offer a reprieve, so too does my schedule and insane hours.
My new job was/is amazing. It’s a fun, fast-paced industry, and everyone here is just so damn nice! I even have a Big Brother buddy, and we chat about the episodes and people on the show.
I’m trying to remember to leave myself some free evenings for some personal time. I got so busy the last few weeks, it was difficult to find time to do laundry, cook, clean — basically all the things that allow me to be a functioning adult. Sleep was sacrificed as well, and that’s when I *know* it’s time to cut back.
Meeting and keeping in touch with friends is important, obviously. Especially now that I work in the middle of nowhere, and it’s difficult to navigate the city around rush hour. But it makes no sense to sacrifice things that keep me sane for the sake of seeing friends. I love them dearly, but they will cease loving me if I continue getting little to no sleep!
This weekend is looking blissfully open. I have planned to meet my friend and her beagle for an afternoon walk/coffee on Saturday, then I might be going for lunch and pedicures with Thomas’ sister Erin on Sunday. Overall, very laid back friend-ness. Especially after that killer softball tournament last weekend!
How do you make sure you get enough self-care into your week, and achieve the work-life balance?
I ended up playing in a softball tournament all weekend. What was originally supposed to be two games on Saturday (3pm and 5pm) turned into five over the course of two days, because my team would just not stop winning! And it was going to be six, but the last game we were scheduled to play the other side was a no show, so we won by default.
Of course, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Except that in the second game I ended up pulling my quad out of place, because I was running like a beast (and may or may not have stretched it out enough after our practice on Tuesday. Apparently my body does NOT remember playing several games a week as a teenager). I need to start conditioning again, because holy CRAP that hurt, and I have no desire to experience that again in the near future! Guess I should start hitting the gym before next season.
That’s been the majority of the week, with a whole lot of work on the side.
What’s going on in your life?