Sunday Salon | April 12, 2020

How is everyone doing on this fine Sunday? Casa Lindskold is doing well, all things considered. I’m still frustrated about my life basically revolving around figuring out what the hell I’m going to eat that doesn’t involve a ton of work cooking. I see so many people talking about how they’re going to gain a ton of weight during this, but I’m going to end up losing 15 pounds. Le sigh.

Anyway, on to more positive things!

I have read A LOT of books over the past few weeks that need reviewing…

  • Nothing to See Here (Kevin Wilson)
  • World War Z (Max Brooks)
  • Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Haruki Murakami)
  • The Sun Down Motel (Simone St. James)
  • The Stand (Stephen King)
  • A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World (C.A. Fletcher)
  • The Illness Lesson (Clare Beams)
  • Salt Slow (Julia Armfield)

But I did post my review of Upright Women Wanted last week.

I’m currently reading The Starless Sea (Erin Morgenstern), and I’m loving every page. Why can’t stuff like that be real? I want to live in an underground library full of stories and cats and secret rooms and *coughmagiccough*! Oh, and to have access to that kitchen and its staff…yes, please! Everything about The Starless Sea is dreamy and lovely, even the sad parts.

On the TV front, my husband and I started watching The Witcher last week. I wanted to read the books first, but I really want to finish The Wheel of Time before I start another series, so we’re watching the show first. It’s pretty good so far. The only thing that’s really annoying me is that grunt/hum thing the Witcher does…he does it INCESSANTLY. I can’t unhear it. I counted during one of the episodes we watched last night and he did it six or seven times! STAHP IT.

I’m also watching 30 Rock with my tv buddy. We’ll be starting the last season sometime next week, and when that’s done we’ll be moving on to Parks and Recreation. We’re also watching the latest season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine as it airs.

I’m so sad that this stupid pandemic has interrupted Supernatural. I just wanted to watch the last season in peace, but nooooo. Ugh.

Oh, lord, and my boss has me watching Dance Moms. And that’s all I’m going to say about that. 😂

Oh! And my classes started on April 6, so I’ve been doing school work, too. Last two classes of my Bachelor’s degree! Wooooooo! I’m so excited. The university I attend disappointed me a bit, though, when they told me I couldn’t put my maiden name on my diploma along with my married name. Their rules state that the name on the student record is the name that goes on the diploma. I started this journey before I got married and I really wanted my maiden name on my diploma in addition to my married name. And that may sound like a little thing that I shouldn’t be upset about, but it bothers me a lot. Oh well.

I think I’ve rambled on enough, though, so how are all of you doing? What have you been reading and watching?

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8 thoughts on “Sunday Salon | April 12, 2020

  1. You watch Supernatural? I am also disappointed about that. And disappointed that I had bought expensive tickets to the Nashville convention (supposed to take place next weekend) and although they’ve moved it to August, I don’t see a big gathering like that happening any time in the next year (and even if it does, I wouldn’t get my Sam hug and he won’t still be playing the character regularly). I was going to take my daughter and her friend from college who introduced us to the show, as a celebration of the last season. Sigh.
    I want to hear what you thought about A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World. I got a free copy of that book last year at ICFA and haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.

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    1. Yes, I watch Supernatural, and I am totally Team Sam. I never got to go to one of their conventions, but Jim Beaver was at a convention in my area a couple of years ago and I got to meet him and have my picture taken with him. He’s a lovely person. I also got to meet Steven Williams (who plays Rufus), and he walked right up to me, asked my name, and told me that he loves my haircut. It was surreal. Hahaha! I’ll have my review of A Boy and His Dog yo sometime this coming week, I think.

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  2. Haha, I might end up loosing weight as well, because I have stopped eating takeaway and now cook everything myself 🙂 Good luck with the remaining part of your courses – what are you studying?

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    1. There’s a whole process to go through to get my name changed on my student record, and it involves proving my maiden name is part of my legal name, which it isn’t. I’ve asked Eric to see what it would entail to have my name legally changed (he works in the courthouse), but even then I won’t be able to get my license changed. But I’m working on it.

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