Never have I ever been so excited for a long weekend. And even though we do have quite a few events going on this weekend, the number one priority for me is sleeping and catching up on all my stories. That being said, it’s been some time since my last AFTF so I thought I’d pop in for a quick brain dump of what’s been going on in Jess World!
1. I FINALLY read a book that I really, truly loved. My mother-in-law suggested it to me and she was so spot on. It was Eleanor & Park, and I read it in two days. It’s a story about young love and being awkward and all the things I love to get lost in when reading a book. Hence my plan to someday author a YA novel, many of which I’ve started, and none have I finished. But after reading this I’m kind of inspired to write again, so we shall see how long that lasts. Anyways, if you haven’t read it yet and are looking for a good “summer read”, I couldn’t recommend it higher.
2. I just got back from Boise, Idaho, and am absolutely in love with that city. Not only was it insanely beautiful, but super clean with lots of great little shops and restaurants. It’s so thrilling to me to be that close to these huge, rolling mountains. Kind of makes me want to get like 4 more dogs and only wear cargo pants. Of course at one point I found myself wandering into a little boutiquey shop that I passed by and absolutely had to go in, and after about a minute I realized it was an Anthropologie. (Like a moth to a flame.) We also had an amazing dinner at a restaurant called Bardenay, where they distill their own vodka and gin, and make one hell of a drink. Like this one, they call “Basil Instinct”:
Or as I referred to it on Instagram, “boozy basil”. Hello, lover.
3. Speaking of dogs, we were actually supposed to get one a few weeks ago, but the family who was giving the little guy up changed their minds at the last minute and decided they wanted to keep him. It was really tough because I had to do a lot of convincing to Brandon that the poor pup needed us since they didn’t think they could care for him anymore. As I’m sure you can imagine, I was crushed when I got the email that he wasn’t coming to live with us, and moped around for a few days. But on the bright side, I think I’ve finally convinced Brandon that it’s time to get a new friend for the Macster, so hopefully when we get back from our trip to Denver we will be ready to add to the pack.
4. Lets talk really quickly about what I’m loving on the ol’ TV these days:
Silicon Valley: I am so pleasantly surprised by this show (not sure why it surprised me, I’ve always been a fan of Mike Judge, or at least a huge fan of Office Space). Maybe it’s because I sort of feel like since I work for a company that does web design and social media that I sort of “get” their whole wonderfully nerdy world. (And I really do say that with full awareness of what a huge digital media nerd I am.) But really I think it’s the awesome casting and hilarious writing that have kept me watching and telling everyone to do the same.
Orphan Black: After hearing about how much I would “love this show” a few times last year, I finally decided to give it a try and ended up power-watching it in about three days. So far the new season is just as great as the first, and I still cannot believe what a great actress Tatiana Maslaney is. If you need a great show to get into, definitely give this one a try.
And the obvious… Game of Thrones. Thank God Brandon is like a GOT encyclopedia, he remembers every single town, name and alliance, which is great for someone like me who has the attention span of a gnat. This season has been amazing so far (still can’t get over how great the “Purple Wedding” episode was) and I’m definitely on the edge of my seat waiting to see how shit goes down.
So that’s probably enough of my ramblings for today, I hope you guy all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Stay classy. xo