A good, chilly morning to you all. So the 10 day forecast doesn't show one day of 80 degrees, and the evenings are all below 60 degrees, so I guess maybe winter has come to Florida? It's a miracle. Jeans and jackets for everyone!
In our house, we get pretty excited when the Oscar nominations are announced. The big question is always how many of the important movies have we seen, and how many do we need to cram in? This year we did a pretty good job. I doubt we will even attempt to see "The Wolf of Wall Street" (not sure I can sit through 3 hours of that), but if we hit "Nebraska" and "Dallas Buyers Club", I think we can feel good about our track record. We've got a three day weekend, so we should hit one of those today or tomorrow.
I've also strangely been on a Netflix bender during the day, while I'm eating lunch or whatever. And as a result of good recommendations, all but one have been excellent (wasn't in love with the cheap Charles Manson documentary). So you may see my Letterboxd stuff coming through Facebook. It does appear I have no discrimination, but trust me, I've had a good week.
I've been doing a lot of walking to get my Fitbit steps in. No matter what I do (there are days when I NEVER SIT DOWN), I can't get close to Kathy (Bermudaonion) and Julie (Booking Mama). I swear they must run 24/7 and not sleep. I had to get as many steps in yesterday in order to offset the live Maine lobsters that my dad bought for us to eat last night. Oh boy, were they good! I had to put down garbage bags on my kitchen table to protect it from all the butter and lobster juice flying everywhere.
On the other hand, my reading isn't all that swift. My audio time has been better than print. I finished "Songs of Willow Frost" by Jamie Ford on audio. It was OK, but nothing about it blew my mind. Sweet, predictable, but not exactly what I was hoping for. I'm now about halfway through "Nos4a2" by Joe Hill and it is creepy and a little ridiculous, in the best possible way. And the narration! It is SO GOOD. This woman, Kate Mulgrew, was made to narrate his books.
In print I finished "Palestine", which was incredible and intense. If you like historical graphic novels, and you ever wanted to get a street level view of what is really going on over there, you shouldn't miss this one. Now I have just started Mark Helprin's "Winter's Tale", because I wanted to read it before it comes out at the theater. I haven't made much progress, because I've distracted myself. Has anyone read this? It seemed worthy of reading based on the movie trailer. I need to focus a little more on sitting still.
Wishing you all a great Sunday and three day weekend, if you get Monday off from work. Does anyone have fun plans?