Laughing..... at myself. Tuesday, it was "Melbourne Cup Day" here in Australia. Think the Kentucky Derby on steroids. They call it "the race that stops the nation." Women wear pretty spring dresses and fascinators (sp?) in their hair. What are fascinators you ask? Pretty hats with flowers or feathers. Offices throw parties for their staff. Pubs are busy with fanfare all afternoon. I show up to work and notice all the lovely ladies dressed up today. What was I wearing? A black shirt, black pinstripe pants, black flats, and my hair in a clip...the most UN-Melbourne Cup Day attire possible. I bought a flower and threw that in my hair. Best I could do.
Admiring..... this cover of People magazine. I've made some lousy choices with men in my life, but when I picked my lifetime celebrity crush, I did well. This man just keeps getting better and better.
Appreciating..... that Ericka thought of me when she saw the People story. We Jovi girls stick together.
Tallying..... all the books read for Book Challenge by Erin 5.0. After 4 months, we wrapped up at the end of October. Hosting this book challenge brings me a lot of joy, and I love being a part of community that encourages each other to read. Next one will be held January 1, 2017 - April 30, 2017 with categories announced December 1st!
Participating..... in other book challenges too: Semi-Charmed Winter Book Challenge, Aussie Author Challenge, Around the World in 80 Books, USA Reading Roadtrip; Yep. I love a good book challenge.
Finding..... new books to read. Goodreads announced nominees for Goodreads Choice Awards 2016. I blew up my "to read" list (as if it wasn't ridiculously long already) looking at all the books nominated.
Reading..... I Hear the Sirens in the Street by Adrian McKinty.
Watching..... movies for the fall film challenge; Okay. Let's be honest. I'm not watching many. I'm pretty sure I've watched the least amount of movies in this challenge than I've ever watched before, but I've watched a few. One that I watched was Pride & Prejudice. I'd never read the book, and I'd never seen the movie. I finally watched the movie, and yes, it was lovely. Damn, that last scene between Kiera Knightly and Donald Sutherland is acted to perfection.
Looking..... forward to cracking open a bottle of wine that a customer gave us this week to thank us for years of good customer service. How nice is that?
Wearing..... a headband. You see, I have this super stylish friend that I've known for almost 30 years. He's also super sarcastic (one of the reasons that we are friends.) He shared a pic of Sandy in Grease singing "Hopelessly Devoted to You" and said that he was going to bring headbands back into fashion. I replied that I still wear them as I'm not one to follow "what's it" and "what's out" kind of rules. So, yea, I busted out a headband this week :)
Announcing..... a new email for the blog; it's now email@example.com
Linking..... with Kristen and Gretchen:
Linking up with Kristin: