Current time: 6:29 a.m.
Out the window: It may officially be spring, but that doesn't mean much around here. After a brief reprieve, we're back to freezing temperatures and the melting has halted. I heard just yesterday that even the geese have retreated - a spokesperson for FortWhyte Alive said that in the 30 years he has worked there, he has never seen the Canada geese arrive and then fly back south after a dip in the temperatures. I wish I could go with them.
From the entry on Amazon.com: "What if you could live again and again, until you got it right? On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in any number of ways."
I know I'm intrigued. I'm about 60 pages in, and so far, so good.
Listening: I've been streaming KEXP radio from Seattle ("where the music matters") and loving it.
My opinion: I found this movie fascinating, and I've decided that I want to move to Bhutan, a country that places primary importance on the happiness of its citizens by implementing programs that emphasize GDH - gross domestic happiness. Fantastic.
- Breaking bread with dear old friends.
- The pleasant surprise of hearing new music that stirs my soul.
- Learning that it has been 30 years since the Breakfast Club was released and feeling not old, but wise.
- Getting the oil changed in my car. I always feel so satisfied when I can check mundane tasks off of my to-do list.
- Discovering that the rattling sound my car was making was simply an unsecured spare tire kit and not something vital.
- Accidentally getting two packets of pickled ginger in my takeout sushi. Score.
Out and About:
- I thought my mother was Michael Jackson. This misconception hit my funny bone HARD. I'm laughing again now.
- The crochet art of Itoamika Jung Jung is simply stunning.
- Chocolate Digestives revelation could change the face of biscuit eating forever. Who knew?
- The Life Cycle of a Blog Post
- The whimsical bags of Krukrustudio make my heart happy.
That's all for this week.