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Lull in posting.

I do realize I haven’t posted anything since possibly December (not going to check, either, I know it’s been a while), and I don’t really have a good reason.

I haven’t really had much to talk about. I’m now into my second month of unemployment (still unsuccessful in finding a job), and truth be told I was done with not having a job a week after losing my job.  Out of sheer boredom I completely cleaned and organized my room, and now I’m catching up on the shows I have on my computer.

Said shows include:

  • Supernatural (all 5 seasons, up to most recent episode)
  • Criminal Minds (all 5 seasons, up to most recent episode)
  • Queer as Folk (all 5 seasons)
  • The Vampire Diaries (all current episodes, completely caught up)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (all 7 seasons)
  • House (all 6 seasons up to most recent episode)
  • The Mentalist (1st season)

I’m currently on Supernatural, halfway through season 4. I have also been buying things (not LOTS of things, I splurge here and there), like make-up, a new pair of sunglasses (LOVE them), and books.  Not novel-type books, more like graphic novels.

As a former Buffy fanatic who has seen most of all the seasons (will be catching up on missed episodes soon), I took the opportunity to delve into the season 8 graphic novels.  I say they’re decent, 4 1/5 out of 5 stars.  The art is good, the pacing is decent, and it’s interesting seeing how they translated the show into comic form.  The witty humor is still there, but I took off the half star out of spite.  I miss the show, and while a tight budget would poorly translate the comic to the screen, I would love to see season 8 in live-action.  I’ll deal.

Next I’m looking to acquire the Gunslinger graphic novels.  Stephen King is hands-down my favorite author, and owning anything even related to his work is good enough for me.  That and a growing curiosity concerning Roland’s childhood…

Utter boredom notwithstanding, I have found a better use of my ample time:

Visiting family. Next week (Monday-ish) I will be heading to my cousin’s, where on Wednesday we will board a plane and go to Michigan to spend a week.  I have been looking forward to this trip since I booked my plane ticket in January.  I adore Michigan and am looking forward to the opportunity to meet my cousin’s friends and family (she’s my cousin by marriage), in addition t spending time outside of Georgia for a change.

Then when I get back, there will be a 1 – 2 day recuperation, then I will spend maybe a week at another cousin’s house.  During any given year (job or not), I usually only see my family towards the end of the year, during holidays.  I welcome the change to spend time with them outside the “family norm”, although I utterly loathe my jobless state.

We shall see what the rest of the month brings…


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