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Sleepy Saturday During Which I Read S and Other Stories

Header c/o Welcome to Me

I was in the middle of writing a 10 Happy Things yesterday, but by the time I realized that I had “dozed off” essentially, it was too late for a “Friday” post. Last week was a pretty eventful week. I’m thinking about bringing my little camera (an old Canon S100) around because my phone pictures make me a little depressed, but a blog post without some sort of visual proof seems a little bare/incomplete/et cetera.

Hmm, so I’ve been talking a bit about it in various places, but I don’t think I ever said on here, but I started working at a real live office some time last week. It’s been alright. My main concerns are the transportation (haha) and whether or not I’m out of my depth. The few(ish?) people who know where I’m working have been very nice and reassuring to me and I really, really appreciate it all. I’m going to talk more about it when the dust settles, I guess, but there. I work at an office now; my first since 2010.

Funnily enough, I got sick on the first day I started working. It’s probably the weather and my allergic rhinitis, but it’s kind of a funny, kind of ominous reaction to working in a cubicle.

A few things I wanted to note & talk about:

One Direction’s Drag Me Down Music Video

Here are my thoughts on the video, running commentary style. Though, my real thoughts are pretty much YAY NASA and THIS IS SO AWKWARD, THEY ARE SO CUTE.

J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst’s S


I mentioned wanting to read S this year, and for a while, I didn’t think I would get around to it, but here we are. I’m still only about 100 pages in, but I’m so engrossed. I had to tear myself away from it because I knew I wouldn’t be able to get anything done if I didn’t stop reading.

Anyway, it’s basically a double narrative where you follow another story in the margins that happens alongside the actual text of the book (which in the S universe is called “Ship of Theseus”). There’s a lot of ephemera and made-up documents stuffed inside the book, and you are trying to solve a mystery alongside two of the characters that you kind of only get to know through their correspondence. It sounds wildly confusing and complicated, but if you’ve ever attempted Mark Z. Danielewski’s Only Revolutions, this is a cakewalk.

Welcome to Me and Trainwreck

My sister and I watched Trainwreck and Welcome to Me, and both were so good but in different ways. Although I liked Trainwreck, I think Welcome to Me caught my attention more, but I’m going to just leave this comment as a placeholder to remind me to sit down and think about and write something re: those two movies… sometime in the near future.

Carly Rae Jepsen’s EMOTION

I’ve been raving about this for a while, but it only dropped in the US (and worldwide?) yesterday. Please do yourself a favor and give this album a listen. It will change your life, as it has changed mine.

Pardo de Leon’s Meeting Rivers at mo_Space




I’m sure I’ve missed fundamentally important things, but you’re allowed to be flimsy with timelines online, right? Anyway, I’ve been sick and super distracted by work stuff and S, so I don’t really know what to write about + don’t really want to think too hard about ~updates~

Last, but not the least: Rest in peace, Mang Ola. <3