A maybe weekly round-up

Life

It’s been one of those weeks where I keep meaning to post but I never do. For no real reason. Other than. Well, like I said. No real reason. So what’s up? Here’s a quick run down…

  • You might have noticed (or not) that I’ve stopped posting my 365 photos. See there’s a reason for that. The reason being there might not be any photos. Carelessly forgot to take a photo one day. Once you skip one, it’s easy to skip others. That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!
  • Started a new job last week. I am officially an Email Specialist now. It’s all very exciting
  • Downside of my new job is that it’s in the city and I’m stuck with commuting on the tube. It’s not that bad. But it is hella expensive and more often than not, smelly. Ahhh… I did it for 5 years before. I can suck it up now!
  • And on the subject of commuting, it’s making me get back to reading. So hopefully I’ll get to finish The Magus soon.

  • Finally getting my film tally up a bit more these days. Seen 6 films so far this month – go me! Favourites have to be The Conjuring (Finally, a scary film that relies on building atmosphere and solid characters and acting!), The Descent (I didn’t think a film could make me feel so bloody claustrophobic.) and Before Midnight (Loved it. And it made me cry. And cry.) Oh also, making my way through some Will Ferrell films. Saw Anchorman and while it’s an amusing enough film, I’m not getting why it gets so much love.
  • Why is Elysium getting such mixed reviews? Well, I’ll find out soon enough. But this is concerning me. I am REALLY looking forward to this film!
  • Breaking Bad is BACK! Or it will be tonight. And by this time tomorrow I’ll have seen a new episode. About fucking time for this show to come back.
  • Talking about TV, I didn’t realise this final season of Dexter was getting so much hate from the interwebs. I’ve been enjoying it. Honestly. Love what they’re doing with Deb particularly.
  • My post surgery recovery is more or less complete. Despite still being a bit cack handed with my right hand and giving every single commuter who ‘knocks’ my arm into an oblivion of pain to and from work, I’m happy to say it’s going okay. But still, I think I’d prefer having a bionic arm.
  • Finding I have to harvest basil every other weekend. So now I have a freezer stocked with a decent amount of pesto and a jar of basil syrup sitting in my fridge. Basil syrup is AMAZING! Trust me. Just gorgeous.
  • Shock of all shocks – I have cancelled my Spotify subscription. Well my premium account. Something I never thought I’d do. But building up my own music collection and am trying out Google’s offering. I bet it won’t be long until I’m back on Spotify!
  • And this is a silly one. But earned myself about 1000 karma link points on reddit for one link. In one day. That has made me happier than it probably ought to.

I haven’t had much time for the Interwebs. But found some stuff which I wanted to share…

And here’s some a photo of some beer. Because I’m now a beer drinking kind of gal. Now that I am a beer drinking girl, I need to drink many beers to find out what I like.

Beer

13 thoughts on “A maybe weekly round-up

  1. Congrats on your new job, Jaina! I miss your daily photos, I hope you’d still post ’em from time to time. Oh I didn’t know about your surgery! Glad to hear you’re recovering though, hope it heals swiftly girl.

    Did you see Elysium yet? I personally think it’s a downgrade from D-9.

    Cheers girl!

    1. Sadly, I haven’t taken a photo in a while! Woops!

      Elysium’s not out here until next week 🙁 Hoping to catch it as soon as it is though!

    1. The Conjuring is definitely up there in my Top 5. Two years in a row where a horror film is one of my favourites of the year, last year with Cabin in the Woods. That’s not bad going!

  2. Mmm… Duvel.

    Since it seems you like Belgian beers, I recommend looking up one called Kwak next time you’re at a good pub. It comes out in a really unique glass, and it’s a damn good beer. I should warn you that it’s a little strong, too. 🙂

    1. I will look it up 😀 I’m still very new to the beer world, so just trying as many different ones as I can. Just to see what I like. Thanks Eric!

  3. Thanks for the kind words and the link. I toatally agree about The Descent, very claustrophobic. Those boulders in New Zealand do look odd, don’t they, kind of like a worn-out football 🙂 Congrats on the new job!

  4. Just to make you feel even more guilty about missing a photo, my son is now 280 days old and we have posted a photo of him everyday of his life!

    I thought Anchorman was very funny, the one I didn’t get was Dodgeball, but I think that’s because so many people had built it up and it just didn’t live up to expectation.

    Try some Brew Dog (if you haven’t already), brewed up here in the NE of Scotland. I’m a Trashy Blonde man myself!

    1. Thanks Russ! 😛 Well, you have a newborn who’ll always be doing something interesting every day! That’s my defence and I’m sticking with it.

      I LOVE Dodgeball. That’s the film I can watch over and over and never be bored by it.

      Managed to try a couple of Brew Dogs, really like them! There’s one that’s opening in West London. Definitely be needing to go there a few times!

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