I’d tell you that the weekend was a good one but quite different from what I’d expected. We were supposed to spend the weekend with friends, but due to complications on their end, we had to postpone our plans. Little Jedi is with his dad; Sam and I had lunch with his family (including contributor/sister-in-law/old friend Lyn) Saturday. For most of the rest of the weekend, we drank margaritas and Nextflix binged, whch was actually a pretty good way to spend a long, hot weekend.
I’d tell you that I’m going to the beach next week. The Monster will be posting, but everything will be scheduled beforehand, and I’ll be checking in but not online nearly as much as usual. I’d tell you that I’m excited to have the time away and to be going to the ocean, not just the Gulf, with Little Jedi in tow and little cousins for him to play with.
I’d tell you that I tried watching Girls but do not see what the fuss is about. I made it about halfway through the pilot before turning it off. None of the characters seemed terribly compelling, and the plot was just dull.
I also tried watching The Leftovers, and I made it through the first episode, but I haven’t seen the second yet. I’ve mixed feelings, especially considering that I still don’t trust Lindeloff. I haven’t forgiven him for the last season of Lost yet. But the actors were engaging, and the premise is interesting.
I’d tell you that I have gotten lax about passing along awards, and I’m terribly sorry. I was reminded of this by Gene’O’s award post today. Originally, I was pretty good at immediately passing along awards when they were given to the Monster, but over the past few months, I haven’t been so good. What that means is that I’ve got a pile of awards ready to be given out, and some stellar bloggers who deserve awards. At least a few of next week’s posts will be devoted to passing along these awards. I appreciate them when they make their way here, and I want others to get that lovin’ feelin’. 🙂
I’d ask you what you’re up to on this Monday-after-the-holiday, what you’d like to talk about over coffee.