Life currently has been going steady. Which is good, usually life for me feels like one whirlwind adventure (or terrible, terrible mistake spiraling into absurdity ) after another. But currently life is steady as it goes and i’m trying to enjoy it, while reading books, eating awesome In & Out burgers, cozying up in sweaters and testing out my new camera lens in the quiet of my home.
Things are gonna get nuts again soon of course, since i’ve got my license/certification renewal coming up, perhaps a small job search after that, I need to figure out what the fudge car i’m going to buy before my current car dies on me and leaves me stranded on some unlit backroad, there’s a crap-load of mail and emails from friends I need to catch up on and figure out how to repair damaged friendships from last year, the bf has started a new job and soon we’ll need to start looking for a new apartment after which we want to start figuring out where we’ll be traveling to (maybe Scotland and Ireland are looking great)… and those are just the things that I know about right now. So you know, probably i’ll just go ahead and relax a little right now.
I’ve taken to listening to podcast and lectures while I type type type away at work. I used to just make myself playlists, or find existing ones on 8tracks or Spotify, but after a couple of weeks of that my brain started caving in on itself with boredom and demanded more substantial food to digest while another (tiny) part actually did work. Not to say my job is boring, just to say that when it comes to feeling challenged, perhaps that is slightly lacking, at least right now.
” Fear not ! “, I murmured to my brain, “I shall procure entertainment for you and then you can stop replaying my most embarrassing moments of the past 10 years for enjoyment, you intangible bastard.” So I downloaded a couple (more than a hundred )of episodes from various podcasts, from Welcome to Nightvale, which I had stopped listening to almost 2 years ago but was more than happy to dive into again, to 99% Invisible which is hard to explain but is proving fascinating in multiple parts so far. I also got hooked on a couple of audiobook lectures, my favorite currently being 1066: The Year That Changed Everything. I’d never listened to audiobooks before, not to mention i’ve never experienced history in a solely auditory format but I gotta say, it’s definitely something I’m loving so far. I don’t know if i’m going to go as far as purchasing actual audiobooks, though I did catch myself eyeing the audiobook version of The Devil In The White City but we’ll see….
Songs on repeat this past week: Girls– Slow Magic Hold the Line– Toto Wish You Were Here– Sparklehorse Honey– Junkie XL Girls & Boys – Good Charlotte Saiun– Yoshida Brothers Simple Math– Manchester Orchestra La Vie Boheme– RENT
This coming week i’ll probably devour 50 more episodes of podcasts, bother my bf with endless tidbits of information about medieval history after I splurge on The Medieval World audiobook (from the Great Courses section if anyone else is interested) and hopefully battle through my slightly-ever-increasing boredom at work. I’m not complaining though, honestly hey, at least I get to listen to whatever the fudge I want to as long as my production queue volumes don’t go down, and that at least, is a challenge I can meet. Er, hopefully.