Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thursday Thoughts


  • This week has been one of those so cold in the mornings we want to run the heat (and it would run if we had the thermostat set to heat) and by late afternoon the a/c is running.
  • Due to the chilly mornings, I was looking for a long sleeve t-shirt and emptied out that dresser drawer. I discovered a new t-shirt! I bought it in TX back in Oct. 2019. Here in PA, it was too cold by mid-Oct. for that kind of shirt so it got washed, folded, and tucked away for warmer weather. Since it was a brand new shirt it was tucked away as good to wear out, but don't wear around the house because you'll slop food all over it and ruin it. Warmer weather happened in spring/summer 2020, otherwise known as COVID quarantine time, but since I didn't leave the house, I never went in the "nice shirt" drawer. Then it was too hot, and then it was winter, so it didn't get worn. Until now. I saw it and had no idea what it was. I didn't remember it at all. Until I unfolded it and saw the Fort Worth design. It was such a nice surprise! Like getting a present! I "demoted" it to around the house shirt, put it on, and 2 hours later slopped juicy tomato down the front of my new yellow shirt. Oops.   

What We're Eating:

What We're Watching:

  • Promising Young Woman (movie). This was very good, though sad at the end. I didn't know much going in, and that's a good thing. Carey Mulligan is wonderful (as usual).
  • The Righteous Gemstones (HBO). We watched season 1 and enjoyed this much more than we expected. I thought I'd be overly annoyed with the religious aspect but I wasn't. A great cast and funny, definitely looking forward to season 2.
  • Lupin Part II (Netflix). We zipped through these 5 episodes and enjoyed them a lot. 
  • Manifest (NBC). It was a so-so season finale, likely series finale since a few days later NBC announced it was cancelled (maybe a streaming service will pick it up for a season 4). I like the mystery of what happened to the flight, but the character development and dialog were not good.
  • Sex Education (Netflix). We've only watched 1 episode and we laughed a lot. We're going to stick with it and watch both seasons. 
  • Loki (Disney+). No spoilers. But what the heck did the end of the episode mean?!

What I'm Reading:

  • #16 Red Velvet Cupcake Murder
  • #17 Blackberry Pie Murder
  • #18 Double Fudge Brownie Murder
  • #19 Wedding Cake Murder
  • #20 Christmas Caramel Murder 

All by Joanne Fluke. I'm not especially enjoying the Hannah Swensen mystery series anymore. It's like the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series. The same stuff every book. Formulaic. Every cookie is marvelous. The best ever. So much space devoted to writing about the stupid fat cat that jumps into her arms when she opens the door and all the cat's mischief. The same conversations between Hannah & Mike and Hannah & Norman. Descriptions of all the food at multiple dinner parties. Recipes that take up more & more of the pages while the actual book is shorter and shorter. Why do I keep reading? Not sure. I kind of want to see where the characters end up. She married someone other than Mike/Norman but it's a little unbelievable because by my count, her husband was in 1.5 books before they had the wedding. And how they met again in Las Vegas? Um. OK. Sure, that's who Doc would pick for that (I know, makes no sense, but no spoilers).

I'll finish the series anyway. They don't take long to read. Not when you skip the recipes, skip the repetitive cat crap, and skip the repetitive whodunnit musings.

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