Monday Musing: Do You Boo Boo

Most every human on the planet has struggled with the same issue at one point or another and that is…insecurity. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you look like or how successful you become, everyone has dealt with the feeling of not being good enough. Continue reading

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Sunday Funday: Feb. 28

I know I said last week was going to be a “scant post” but this week is going to be even scanter scantier more scant(?) *shrug* Famous last words, Mollie.don'tbelieveyouNo, its true. I was on my death bed sick for the majority of last week. Must’ve caught what’s been going around Twitter. Okay, I know that’s impossible but seriously, it seems as though everyone has been sick the past couple of weeks. If you are one of the unlucky ones who’ve been under the weather, hope you feel better soon *hugs*.

Writing
I posted a little short story last week which was the first of ‘I-don’t-know-how-many-but-at-least-two’ installments. The second of which will be up this week 🙂

As for other posting endeavors, there will be a Monday Musing post and Tuesday Tunes is a ‘?’ but things are looking hopeful. The rest of my writing, well, I honestly don’t know…I’m attempting to figure some things out now.

Currently…
Reading: One of the perks to being sick is I was able to get a ton of reading done. Didn’t want to tax my brain too much because frankly, it was already close to being fried, so I ended up reading a couple of dirty naughty smutty books. Okay, it was four but I consider these the equivalent of bingeing terrible reality TV shows.

I also re-read Beautiful Secret (one of my favorites) by Christina Lauren starring Niall, an urban planner who is dreamy, sensitive, oftentimes clueless when it comes to women. Oh yeah…and he’s British ;p Of all the female heroines in the Christina Lauren books, I identify most with Ruby. She is strong, smart, talented and highly intelligent and some of the events mentioned in her backstory closely mirror those in my own life. When I first read this book, it felt as if Ruby was written specifically for me. I love her so much! Re-reading this book kinda acted like comfort food.

Once the fever broke and the fog of illness had begun to lift, I was able to finish up Rise of Sparrows by the lovely and talented Sarina Langer. HOLY WOW y’all!!! This. Book.
IMG_2092When I finished it, I started blowing up Sarina’s DM with my reaction GIFs (perfect timing with the GIF button addition Twitter! *slow clap*) I can’t wait for you guys to read this book because it’s amazing…also, I could really use some other people to fangirl (or fanguy) with ;P

Still working on The Eyre Affair (I know, I know) but I swear I’m gonna finish it! Also, added in Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman which is proving to be quite interesting.

Watching: Again, being sick meant a fair amount of time watching TV and movies. Don’t worry, I’ll put this in list form…
The Princess Bride (my favorite movie and also my sick movie)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Glee
Psych
Fuller House—finished the whole season and I’m not ashamed to say I enjoyed the hell out of it 😀

Random Facts
* When I’m super duper sick—and only when I’m sick—I love to watch the Home Shopping Network. I don’t buy anything, but for whatever reason, I find it soothing and highly entertaining.
* As a little kid, I thought there were little blue men who operated and changed the traffic lights.
* Never learned to roller-skate or ice-skate or skateboard…nothing with the word skate in it or roller. Learning to ride a bike was tricky but finally got the hang of it…sorta. All of this stemmed from the fact that I’m a super klutz ;D

Random Question
I’ve decided I’m gonna start including a random question at the end of these posts. Why? ‘Cause I think it will be fun. So here it is…
*When is your birthday and how do you like to celebrate?

 

Fun Q&A Tag

Found out I was tagged for this while I was catching up on my blog reading and it looked like fun. (I swear, I’m the worst when it comes to seeing if I’ve been tagged for things :/) Usually these are related to writing or books but this one is just general, random questions about nothing in particular. These types of Q&As are great because they allow us to show a different side of ourselves, outside of our writing and reading habits. Plus, its a ton of fun learning random stuff about y’all 😀 Continue reading

Double Feature

Now that I am no longer burritoed in a blanket, high on NyQuil and praying for death sick, it is time to get back to this blogging business. Since I’ve canceled my audition for The Walking Dead recovered a fair amount of my strength and am feeling more like myself, I thought a double feature was in order: Cute Corner and the Playlist Shuffle tag. Continue reading

Nerves

I’ve been in bed sick the past couple of days which has given me a lot of time to think, process, plot, brainstorm, etc. Really high fevers do seem to unlock the creative mind and produce some interesting ideas. Now whether any of this is useable or total crap remains to be seen but I will say, it has been great to have the ole idea factory up and running again. Who knows, maybe getting sick is what I needed to breakthrough this writing gridlock. Continue reading

Sunday Funday: Feb 21

Welcome to a rather scant edition of Sunday Funday ladies and gentlemen. I hope you had a wonderful week…and if you didn’t, fear not, there’s always this week.

I had an okay week..I think. Honestly, I have no idea where this past week went or what I did. It all seems like one big blur. I know there was a ton a baking done which took up a fair amount of my time. There was beta reading took place. Errands completed. Meetings and appointments fulfilled. Work outs accomplished. But other than that, no idea as to where my time skittered off to…::cough Twitter and Pinterest cough::
weirdfaceAs I mentioned, this is a rather slim Sunday Funday because I don’t have much to report. I contemplated about not even doing one this week (or discontinuing all together) but figured something was better than nothing. I have been tinkering around with some ideas and trying to write but as of yet, there’s nothing worth sharing. It felt as if things were returning to business as usual when I wrote Reunited—however, looking back on it, I think what I was feeling might’ve been indigestion from all that discount Valentine’s day chocolate I ate. shrug

Oh well, there’s always hope for this week.

Random Facts
* I normally don’t have what most people would classify as ‘sensitive skin’ but if the red welts on my finger are anything indication, then I’m highly sensitive to platinum. This is a new fact I learned about myself just this week, when I decided to wear a ring that belonged to my grandmother.
* My hair is the longest its ever been
* Am able to get very creative with my foul language when I’m in enough pain; as evidenced, by my recent toe injury.
tumblr_m6sjy4fHFr1qzxaaiCurrently…
Reading: I gotten extremely behind with my reading and I fear, at this rate, I won’t be able to meet my Goodreads Challenge *sad trombone* I’m still working on The Eyre Affair, which I’m thoroughly enjoying and is a fun little read. Most of my reading time has been devoted to beta reading. I’m loving the books I’m beta-ing (I don’t think that’s a word but oh well, I’m making it one) and am in constant awe of the talent my friends possess!

Watching: As mentioned in last week’s post, I watch The Departed as part of my Valentine’s Day tradition. I also completed my binge of Vikings, so I can now watch season 4 in real time and read my friend Katy’s recaps on That’s Normal because they’re awesome and so is she! *heart eyes*

Yesterday, I finally got around to watching The Avengers: Age of Ultron because I’m behind on pretty much everything. As with all of these Marvel movies, I loved Ultron and I plan on watching it again very soon—thanks, repetitive movie channels *thumbs up*

I recently acquired the BluRay edition of Disney’s Aladdin, which is one of my favorites, so I watched that plus all of the bonus features. (Yes, I’m one of those nerds who could watch bonus material for hours and love watching a film with the commentary on.) The Genie outtakes were brilliant but they did make me miss Robin Williams even more.
giphyThere was a feature discussing the making of the Broadway musical version of Aladdin that was extremely interesting. Downside: it only made my desire to see the show grow. *starts looking at flights to New York and ticket prices to the show and weeps*

Listening: If you guys have not heard of Alabama Shakes yet, then you need to rectify this immediately! They’re a blues rock band from Athens, Alabama and their lead singer, Brittany Howard, is absolutely phenomenal. Boys and Girls is great to listen to when I’m not really sure what I’m in the mood for; it fits the bill for most any kind of mood.

That’s all I have for now. Good luck with everything you have going on this week. And as always, I appreciate you taking the time to read 😀
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Cute Corner: Pandas

My friends loves me! You wanna know how I know they love me? They keep me in cute–sending me adorable videos, gifs, pictures, articles, products, etc. which make me smile, cause me to *squee* and produce a seemingly constant case of *heart eyes*.  Aren’t friends grand? 😀 Today, I thought I’d share a couple of videos that helped to make my week a little brighter and I hope they do the same for you! Continue reading