But, here I am at the library, stealing their internet. We're still waiting for Matt's student loans to come in for the semester, even though he started last Tuesday, so that we can pay some bills. Yep, our internet and cable were turned off. Such is life, right? It happens.
Anyway, I'm here at the library, apparently annoying this "student" sitting at a table next to me. I should mention I was here first, and I purposefully picked a corral away from the other people because my keyboard keys are a little clacky. This butthead sat down at a table right next to me and it continually giving me dirty looks for typing. So now I am typing extra loud. :) He could have picked somewhere else to sit, right?
I have some posts to write before I go home, but I wanted to give a little update on the first week of 2012.
I have written in my journal a total of TWO times. Woohoo! :) I knew you would all be so proud. It is hard getting in the habit of writing on a daily basis, so I am shooting for a few times a week for now.
I finished three books this week, which is making my 2012 Goodreads Challenge page very happy. I finally got rid of the "You are __ books behind!" that greeted me every time I logged on last year. Gosh that was annoying!
(The "Student" just got up and is headed over to the reference desk. I wonder if he is complaining.)
Saturday was my glorious Harry Potter Marathon with a group of friends. It started out as three of us, but a few more people meandered over throughout the day. We had a great time! We didn't watch every movie. We unanimously agreed to skip the second movie because it was everyone's least favorite...
(Sorry, student came back. He glared at me.).
We also skipped most of the fourth movie and watched the highlights-the lovely scene where Ron and Harry discuss who to take to the Yule Ball and Snape bullies them a bit (Oh Alan Rickman, I love you). We also watched pieces of the Graveyard scene. We then watched 5, 6, and 7 Part 1 taking us to 1 in the morning. Everyone pooped out, so we were done. I ended up watched 7 Part 2 by myself yesterday.
It was a lot of fun, and had we watched all 8 movies, it would have been 20 hours of Harry Potter. o_O A bit much. We snacked on a lot of things and made some lovely adult beverages inspired by the movie. We all agreed the butterbeers were the best:
- 1 shot of Buttershots (butterscotch schnapps)
- 1 shot of Vanilla flavored vodka
- Top off with Cream soda OR root beer (for light or dark butterbeer).
This week I have some lofty goals. I haven't been chugging through my Shakespeare plays as quickly as I thought I would, so I need to catch up. I am planning on finishing all of the remaining Shakespeare plays on my list this month, so I have 10 to go! They don't take long to read, so I just need to get to it.
I should actually have an easy time of it since I am going on an "unofficial vacation" starting Friday morning. My younger sister, Torrie, is interning at Disney this semester. My mom and I will be driving her down this weekend, then staying in Orlando for a few days. So in addition to a 22 hour car ride going both ways, my mom and I will be spending a lot of time by the pool reading. :) I will have my computer with me, so posts will still be going up, and I will check in every day or two. I should easily get through all of my Shakespeare, plus a couple of smaller things I want to read this month as well.
For those of you participating, I hope you are having a great time reading some Shakespeare! I'm excited by everyone's enthusiasm and when I have more time (probably in Florida), I will make sure to catch up on your posts!
(and student just packed up his stuff and left. He glared at me.).
I hope you all have a wonderful reading week!