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Casual Consumption No. 7

In lieu of a The Sunday Currently, I thought of doing a round of Casual Consumption. Just ’cause!


I put my last list on hold (womp, womp, womp) and dove into Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle. (Blame Krysty!) I’m really liking it so far—really much better than the film—and I’m only a couple of chapters in. I was hoping I’d finish a book in November—alas! I have been way too busy dealing with work stuff and the Christmas shopping I’ve put off for a really, really long time.

It was a valiant effort not really, but I don’t think I’ll be able to finish my GoodReads challenge! I’m so bummed, but I’m not surprised. Is anyone else doing this? How are you getting on with it?


I recently watched Boyhood, which I’d been meaning to watch, but was never in the mood for. But, shit, wasn’t that movie so beautiful? In case you’re not familiar (though I’m sure you are), Boyhood was filmed over a period of eleven years, following the life and growth of a young boy named Mason. The “plot” is kind of hard to explain without it sounding trite and blah, but it just follows around a boy and his family. Reading more about it, I realize how important collaboration is when you want to make something beautiful and meaningful.


Aside from my usual fare, I forgot to mention that I’ve been watching Survivor (an OK season, but—), Awkward (still as painful as can be. Oh, how the mighty have fallen), and I recently finished watching House of Cards, season 1, which I stopped watching for some reason. WOW! I can’t wait to absolutely consume season 2. I also saw the pilot of From Dusk Till Dawn, but I was really, really, really confused and it turns out it’s because I never saw Tarantino’s film. I’m not sure if I’ll carry on with it, but there you go.

I can’t wait to get more into Bron/Broen and Borgen, both of which I also started quite a while back but never got to continue with. It’s a little hard for me to pay attention to movies with subtitles in them, since I get restless and usually watch while doing something else. But! When things get a little less busy, I suppose.

Art Shows

I was planning on going to some openings I missed while I was busy/away, but ended up only getting to see three new ones that opened in Silverlens: Gregory Halili’s Memento, Rachel Rillo’s flower flies mimic wasps, and Gene Paul Martin’s Homemade Drill, which I posted about here.


I’m dreaming of a Faux Twix-filled Christmas, but I’ve been eating a lot of crepes. I know this doesn’t count, but I’m aiming to eat a little bit healthier in the coming days. Ill-timed, it being the holidays and all, but I cannot postpone improving my poor health habits any longer, I think. It’s so scary when you hear about sicknesses that are out of your control, so when it comes to something I can control, like what I eat, etc… I figured I should at least attempt to reel in the consumption of junk.

However, I am craving for another meal at 12/10 and Relish, both of which I’d happily consider as my “exceptions.”

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