Apparently, this has made its rounds on the internet for a while, but this week is the first time I saw it. Michelle may be my new hero. She's one of them, at least. Read this: Woman has a romantic evening with her tinder date. Then he texts her to tell her she's fat The guy claims that he doesn't want to sound like "a total knobhead". He failed miserably.
Most of you know that I'm a book challenge junkie and that I'm almost always juggling several book challenges at once. I'm smack dab in the midst of the one I host and have a few others going on as well. But, I've received library notifications that two different books are waiting for me to pick up. Neither book is for a challenge. They are just books that I want to read. Hooray for books!
Speaking of books, I got my hands on Karin Slaughter's new book in her Will Trent series. Today, as my train pulled into the station, I audibly cursed. I did not want to stop reading. I'm at work now, and I really wish I was somewhere that I could read until the book is finished. #KarinSlaughterFangirl
My guy and I watched a HBO produced documentary titled Silence in the House of God. It details a history of abuse and corruption of Catholic priests and many in the hierarchy of the Church. The story centers on sexual abuse that occurred over decades at a school for deaf children in Milwaukee. I wept, and I couldn't stop crying for about 45 minutes straight. I've stated several times that, in my opinion, crimes against children under the veil of religion has to be the worst criminal acts committed. My heart ached for the victims. And, my heart aches for all good, honest, devout, loving parishioners. At a time in my life, I considered converting to Catholicism. Still, when I go to church, I often attend a Catholic one. The traditions and reverence are uplifting to me. But, one can not deny the corruption that existed (and still exists), and the damage to so many innocent lives. It breaks my heart.
Helpful hint: I gave Kristin this advice, and she said that it made sense and asked why weren't customers told this... Good point. So, I'm passing along my "expert" advice. (I'm not really an expert, but my guy is, and I've worked in the industry for 6 years.) If you have a watch with a dead battery, get it changed promptly. A dead battery that sits in the watch for months can corrode, rust, or release acid and cause more severe damage to your watch.
I've got Olympic fever. Previously, I wrote about Watching the Olympics as an Expat. Y'all. It's tough living in the times that Olympics results are splashed all over social media. No longer am I sitting at home watching an event anticipating the judges' scores or the split second finish. But...I shall not let that spoil some of the fantastic Olympic moments I've already witnessed.
|One of the greatest sports photos ever taken -|
|If Americans don't win, I'm happy when the Aussies do.|
|Who runs the world? Credit: Emmanuel Dunande /Getty|
After the men's 4x100 freestyle relay, and the Americans winning gold, an Australian radio personality called them "Arrogant yanks!" We had a minor twitter feud.
|I'm referring to "Cate", an Aussie swimmer the night before who swam the final leg of the gold medal winning relay|
But, we made up.
How adorable is this picture of Katie Ledecky getting an autograph from Michael Phelps ten years ago??
|Shared by Good Morning America (H/T |
I'm getting inked tomorrow. In two places. I've been wanting each of these tatts for years. I found a female artist that is Sydney-based, and I'm obsessed with her work. After 2 different appointments that had to be rescheduled, third time's a charm, right?!? Be prepared for me to share many pics on various sites. Not telling you what I'm getting yet. You have to wait and see :)
New Bon Jovi tomorrow/Friday the 12th. #jovigirlforlife
Happy Thursday, folks!