Bloody Monday

It’s another bloody Monday and I thought I’d do a little recap, I don’t think I’ve done one in a while. For once I actually had a pretty good morning. Walked out the door five minutes late, but the direct bus to work was also five minutes late, so I didn’t have to bother with the commuter train and then bother with fighting my way through the hordes of idiots at the Central Station to get to the subway. Maybe that’s the secret. Maybe that’s why I’m in a slightly better mood than any regular Monday. Just try to avoid people. Maybe I should start hiking to work. I’d get a long walking staff and equally long fake beard and pretend I was Gandalf trying to trek over the Misty Mountains.

I bet ya people would stay the heck away from me.

Work is boring me to tears right now, so I won’t talk much about that, I don’t want to make you cry too. Anyone that is any fun has either quit or totally abandoned me by going on vacation. Bastards. Looking forward to having my partners-in-the-total-opposite-of-crime back.

Ok, on to totally random facts about my life lately that is of very little interest to anyone. You should totally turn back. So, you know… “Run, you fools!”

Projects:
I participated in Ali Edward’s project “Week in the Life” and spent last week taking photos and writing notes and documenting my everyday life. You can find all the posts over at my crafting blog jenandtricks.com. It’s amazing what you start to see as photographable and noteworthy when you’re asked to record your life as it is, not the special moment or holidays, just your everyday. Anyway, pop over and have a look if you feel like it.

Reading:
The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsessionby Susan Orleon. I’ve been completely fascinated by this book for ages, ever since I saw the movie Adaptation, but haven’t gotten around to read the book until now. The screenplay, written by Charlie Kaufman, is not really based on the book. It’s a story about Charlie Kaufman, trying to write a screenplay based on the book, and he has such a hard time doing the book justice that the end result is just… Seriously, I could write an essay about the meta details about this movie and all the funny trivia around it, but I won’t, because I don’t want to ruin it for anyone, it’s a movie-you-have-to-see-before-you-die. But, one of the fun facts is that a completely fictional co-writer actually got nominated for an Oscar… Also: It’s directed by Spike Jonze. Well anyway, I’m now finally reading the actual book from the movie, “The Orchid Thief”, and it really is beautifully written and it’s hard to believe it’s non-fictional. It’s the kind of book that makes me look forward to snuggle up in bed so that I can get some alone time with it.

Gaming:
Hardly had time to game since I moved! Hacking away at Rift right now, but have so much else going on that even my beau, who’s never played an mmorpg before, is way ahead of me and know the game better that I do. It’s okay though. When I actually get the chance to play I have a high-level tank to protect me ;) I miss my ratongas and frogloks in EQ2 though, and right now my twitter feed is filling up with happy EQ2-gamers having a great time with the Tinkerfest event. Steampunky RPG goodness *sigh*. The tons of X-box games I haven’t finished or even started on, I don’t even want to get into that. I need to get the flu or something so I can stay home and game without feeling guilty.

That’s all for now, folks. Insert ending jingle here.