I need to go to bed somewhat early tonight, so I'll try to keep this short:
--Now that I've been off Tumblr for a while now, I've started to work my way through the backlog of movies I've been meaning to see for the longest time now. I don't have time to review each one, so I'll just list them:Movies that were great:
Movies that sucked tremendously:Guilty pleasures:
If you want me to explain why I classified these movies the way I did, feel free to ask me in the comments.
--I've slowly started taking steps to take on more independence and responsibility and deal with my depression in more proactive ways; I've been driving on a more regular basis, I've been doing my own laundry, and on Sunday I cooked my own dinner. Spinach linguini with cooked bell peppers, celery, and scallions, to be exact. I still needed some guidance, of course, and I charred the vegetables a little bit, but other than that it came out perfectly. XD Obviously many people already do these things on a regular basis and take them for granted, but these are little victories I need to relish however I can. ^_^;
I've also been going to different places in the area we haven't been to before; the weekend before last my dad and I went to Books & Co.
, a small used bookstore in Hamden, and we were very impressed by it! Sadly, there aren't a lot of indie bookstores in our area, so it was good to find one by chance and support it however we could. Most of the books there are mainstream/literary fiction, and they also sell greeting cards and jewelry made by local artists. Oh yeah, all the books they sell are half off list price, so if you want a good deal....8D I couldn't resist buying a few books while I was there (Assia Djebar's Children of the New World
, Yukio Mishima's The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea
, N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn
, and Ntozake Shange's Betsy Brown
), and they served a great chai latte at their café too.
And last weekend we checked out Redscroll Records
in Wallingford, which also turned out to be pretty great. It's a small store that focuses on alternative/metal/hardcore/punk (they even sell zines there, which isn't too surprising to me since I know there are people out there who still make them, but still), and lots of vinyl if you're into that sort of thing (my dad ended up finding records he hadn't seen for 30-40 years), but there is something for just about everyone there. (Hey two_grey_rooms
, it's better than Cutler's, trust me. XD) I ended up buying Soundtracks
by Can and the Zol!
EP from BLK JKS, as well as two used DVDs -- The Fall
, the latter of which I rewatched recently and was just as awesome as I remembered it to be.
--So the first two episodes of The Legend of Korra
came out this weekend. And it was AMAZING. And AWESOME. And all those other adjectives I like to overuse when I really, really enjoy something. XD No spoilers, but this GIF just about sums it up:
Ugh why do we have to wait another month for the new episodes to come out D:
Seriously though, if you haven't seen this already, you should, even if you aren't familiar with A:tLA or its fandom. If you missed it when it was online this weekend, leave me a comment and I'll see what I can do. ;-)
(BTW, glad to see Community
is back on the air too! Wasn't too impressed with last week's episode, but here's hoping this week's will be better.)
--Some links that I think might be of interest to some of you:
--And finally, a meme I ganked from iron_valkyrie
:( Which kind of bender are you? )