Three things I’m loving this week
Short Story Collections. I’ve been hooked on short story collections lately, probably because they are so easily digestible and you can quickly consume an entire book by reading just one story a day. I re-read Stephen King’s Night Shift, then I read the Allegheny Front (too much hunting/gore for me), and now I’m working my way through Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie.
FB gifs. I’ve been hating on FB for awhile now. I even removed it from my phone and disabled any and all notifications from the app. I routinely refuse to give it permissions to do things just because…and I will never fill out my personal profile in any more (scant) detail than they have now. Also, I blame them for the likely downfall of our Democracy because of their corporate greed, but….but…but….gotta say, I love the new “gif” button that allows you to respond to any post with a gif, which is pretty much all I’m doing anymore.
Stranger Things. I’m not a big TV watcher, but when my fellow non-TV-loving friends start talking about a show as must-see TV, I pay attention, especially if it’s on Netflix. I like to binge watch Netflix while I work in the kitchen, so this weekend, I watched most of the first season of Stranger Things (I had a lot of cooking and crafting to do!), and it lived up to the hype. I’m still pretty confused, but totally hooked.
Things I’m not loving this week
The weather. Cold, windy, raining….is there any more miserable weather conditions? Snow, you say? Meh…at least snow is pretty and it doesn’t soak you to the skin.
Firing up the furnaces. We held out until October 31, but…when the snow starts flying (like it did that morning), it’s time to give in and start paying winter ransom to the National Fuel.
Under Armour, the company. I found this WashingtonPost.com story about UA’s Very Bad Year to be amusing…mostly because they blame it all on prices and didn’t touch the fact that the UA’s CEO got tangled up with Toxic Trump — first professing his admiration for the Tweeter-in-Chief, which led to people like me vowing never to buy UA again….then facing a backlash from Trumpeters when backpedaled to try and save his skin, er, stock. Too little, too late, Mr. Plank. I’m not going to burn my UA, but I’m sure not going to buy anymore of it.