Yeah, that pretty much sums up this past week for me.
So I’m doing another random list this week because my brain is not really capable of coherent thought at the moment. And because my computer crashed this week and I can’t write that post about Mackinac Island I was going to write because I lost all the photos from my trip, along with about three months of other photos because I’m a serious idiot and haven’t backed up my files in ages and OMIGOD IF I THINK ABOUT IT ANYMORE I’M GOING TO CRY.
Besides, we had fun the last time I did a random list, right? RIGHT?1. So I told you all about how I survived my group camping trip the other week. But I didn’t tell you about how I got pulled over on the way home.
This was my second time being pulled over in two months. This is after a lifetime of absolutely never, ever getting pulled over.
What is the deal? Are the police suddenly targeting nerdy, curly-haired girls in glasses who drive beige, old-lady cars?
And, just to give you an indication of how clueless I am when it comes to getting in brushes with the law, when the officer told me he was giving me a citation, I actually thanked him. I, seriously, thought he was letting me off easy.
That is until I read all the fine print and discovered that “citation” means exactly the same thing as “speeding ticket.” And, in case you’re wondering, speeding tickets/citations/whatever-you-want-to-call-them aren’t cheap. Uggh.2. I got to check two more things off my fall bucket list this past week.
I went on a ghost tour in a creepy, cool old cemetery.
We didn’t see any ghosts, but this didn’t stop me from running to my car after it was all over and locking my doors. As if locked doors would stop ghosts. I know.
Also, I pulled my crockpot out for the first time ever and made this slow-cooker kale and turkey meatball soup.
This was also my first time cooking with kale. I don’t know if I’m completely on the kale bandwagon yet, but it does make me feel really adultish to have a big old bag of kale in my fridge.3. Speaking of foods and fall stuff, I’ve been shoving pumpkin into all my breakfast foods.
I made this pumpkin maple granola twice and it’s AMAZING.
And then I made these pumpkin pancakes today.
And, yes, it is impossible for me to take photos of my food without my cat jumping into the frame. What can I say? She thinks all photos are made better by her presence.
She kind of has a point.4. Have we all seen Gone Girl yet?
I went to see it last Friday at three o’clock in the afternoon. Which is apparently senior citizen hour at my local theater as I was the only person under seventy in that cinema. And, in case you’re wondering, my fellow cinema-goers were not fans. To quote the blue-haired lady behind me: “Now, THAT was ridiculous.”
That being said, I liked it. I read the book a few years ago, so I already kind of knew what it was all about. Although I have something of a bad memory when it comes to book plots so there were some major stuff that I forgot that I was like, “Whoa, boy, WHAT? I don’t remember THAT happening.”
Plus, I got to eat free popcorn, and I’m a fan of any movie that involves my eating free popcorn.5. Speaking of books, I FINALLY finished The Goldfinch.
I know that book won like a thousand awards and tons of people love it, but I feel like I deserve a thousand awards for just finishing it.
The next book I read needs to be light and fluffy and under a kajillion pages. Any suggestions?6. I bought a $10 cat toy last week.
This is for a cat that will easily spend five hours playing with a plastic bag.
Also, it wouldn’t be completely ridiculous of me to buy George a Halloween costume, would it?
Wait. Don’t answer that.7. Speaking of cats, this video of drunk guys talking about their cats is THE BESTEST.
I’m ready to marry all of them. I mean, we’d have so much in common. Like, our love for booze and cats.8. Yesterday, I went to ArtPrize, which is this big huge free art festival in downtown Grand Rapids.
And even though I’ve been in kind of a crankster mood all of this week and I hate crowds every week, it made me so happy to see big huge lines of people waiting outside the venues.
I mean, how wonderful is that? People flocking to see art.
Oh, and also there were food trucks.
Free art and food-truck fish tacos. It was basically my perfect world.9. Another thing that made me happy this week?
This video of BJ Novak reading his book, The Book With No Pictures, to a group of elementary school students. You just got to love how worked up these kids get over words like “blork” and “boo boo butt.” Which you have to admit are pretty awesome words.10. Umm, why has no one told me about Kim of Queens yet?
I just discovered it on Hulu this weekend. It’s basically like Dance Moms meets Toddlers and Tiaras.
So, in other words, it’s awful and I’m obsessed and I’ve already watched at least half of the entire first season.
Because that’s what I do when I’m having a bad week. I watch reality television shows about crazy stage moms and their beautiful but weirdly robotic daughters.
Don’t judge.How was your week? Please tell me it was better than mine.