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October 1, 2017

Gush & Gripe: At My Knits End coz #FantasyFootball



How is everyone's weekend going so far? I hope it's restful, uneventful, and chill.

Mine's... lively.

I joined a Fantasy Football League just for fun and I didn't realize how intense it could be. I don't know much about football but I find myself stalking my team and getting competitive with each week. Also, my league's group chat gets very interesting on Sundays, lots of taunting and trash talking, it's sometimes more entertaining than the actual games. My point is I want to win the league and make bank! I could always use the extra cash to get books and yarn.

Yes, yarn coz I also took up knitting.


September 19, 2017

Listened & Loved: SuperSoul Conversations, Tanis, Rabbits, Tumanbay Podcasts



Hey there Supies! How's the last been? It's been a whirlwind for sure what with all the hurricanes and political storms that are filling our news feeds lately, current events have become more compelling than any fiction I currently have. You just can't write a lot of these shit up! In between breaking news alerts, I've been enmeshed in podcasts, toggling from one show to the next, mixing fiction and non-fiction depending on my mood.

September 12, 2017

Loved It: Of Flame and Light by Cecy Robson + Midnight Texas

I guess lightning doesn't strike twice.

At least IMHO as far as Charlaine Harris' Midnight Texas is concerned. I haven't read the books so I can't say if the TV series is faithful to the series or not. But the boob tube version is mediocre at best. The first two episodes were good then it was a just a slow decline for me from there. I love the storyline of the psychic, Manfred Bernardo, but the rest of the cast felt so bland to me, supernatural or not. Also, there's always a LOT going on that you're in this constant level of excitement and that becomes your normal. There are no high and lows and the lack of build-up stunts the suspense factor. Again, I haven't read the books so I don't know if it's the same and if it is, that would not be my cup of tea. I could hardly keep up with the events in the TV series, visual aids and all, I'm sure I'll feel lost reading it. 

September 7, 2017

Shots of YA: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake + Nashville Cocktails




What's your poison? 

I can't remember the number of times I've been asked this question. And just to be clear, I'm referring to alcohol (say NO to drugs, kids!) and since I've started dieting, I have to abstain from craft beers and drink liquor if I want to partake. I'm not a SHOTS! girl, now that I have a 21yo, I can't risk being turned into a meme so cocktails it is!