// I bought a planner today. I never buy planners. All of my previous experiences with planners look like this:
1. Fill it with every thing I can possibly think of, ever.
2. Never touch it again.
Today I succeeded at step one with flying colors. If you were to take a look at my planner, you would think I lead the most exciting life it is that full (misleadingly so)! The jury is still out on step two, though. Also, when you buy a 2013 planner two months in to the year, they’re basically free. Pro tip.
// Okay so I am currently working my way through Breaking Bad and for the longest time I just wasn’t feeling it. But then I got to the end of season two and found myself crying and was like, “Oh okay. I guess I’m in this now.” Although, I was actually crying for a character with a four episode arc and I still really hate most of the characters. I know that the appeal of the show is in watching Walt become an increasingly more terrible human, but I feel like we’re also supposed to feel conflicted about his moral downfall because we empathize with him on some sort of level – and I just don’t. Like, obviously I am not morally aligned with anything that Dexter does, but from an early stage I developed an emotional connection with him that inherently makes me feel conflicted when I cheer for him to succeed. Even if his morals become increasingly questionable. But with Walt I just dislike him all around. I’m not cheering for him to succeed and I hate that the show thinks that I should be. Jesse as a character is growing on me, though. And I really feel like the show is about to hit its sweet spot, so I am certainly not about to throw in the towel. This is just where I am at so far. It took me a long time to get in to Mad Men, too so we shall see.
// I want to be really proud of myself for not eating any Cadbury Eggs so far this season, but really it is only because I have been too busy stuffing my face full of Savannah Smiles. I know that Thin Mints and Samoas are on the All-Star Team of Girl Scout cookies, but Savannah Smiles definitely deserve a shout-out. Holy shit they are so good.
// Yesterday while I was at work every single guest that stopped in made a comment about the weather. And you know, usually that means that the weather was really bad, but not in Seattle. Yesterday there wasn’t a cloud to be found in the sky and it was the prettiest day (see the above picture). Even though it was still a chilly 55 degrees, that didn’t stop Seattleites from stepping out in shorts and sweatshirts. It made my heart so happy. Well, until one of my coworkers made a comment about how summers are about 65 degrees. For someone who is used to 95 degree summers this is going to be an experience.
// I spent a really long time today researching the continents, because I don’t understand them at all. Listen, I know there are supposed to be seven, but I feel like this is maybe a lie. First of all, let’s talk about New Zealand. What continent is New Zealand supposed to be on? Logically it would make sense that New Zealand is part of Australia except wait isn’t Australia the continent that always brags about its status as an entire continent and country? Spoiler alert: yes it is. After asking Wikipedia what was up with this it was all blah blah New Zealand is part of a microcontinent and not a part of the continent Australia blah blah. And wait. What the fuck is a microcontinent??? I tried to do some research on them but then my head exploded. Sorry. Oh and then there’s the Middle East. Is the Middle East part of Asia? I feel weird calling Pakistan part of Asia. Also, at what point does Europe become Asia? Why do we call that middle region “Eurasia”? What is a continent anyway? Just try and read this Wikipedia page without head explosions. I dare you. Basically this whole thing is really complicating my dream of visiting all seven continents. I lied when I said gifs keep me up at night, this keeps me up at night.
[update] Stevie just shared this YouTube video with me on the continents and it is now my everything. This is what I am saying, guys!