So, in the spirit of asking you questions, dear, dear people, I'm going to ask you some. So there. Deal with it. I have recently been lucky enough to
Will I use this time constructively? Hells no. P. deprived me of a maternity leave due to her early arrival, so I'm going to enjoy this period before I leave for the States and my return to work. I want to read books, watch both good and bad TV, watch DVDs, take naps, listen to new music...all of those things I missed out on in that month almost a year ago.
I have some borrowed books gathering dust by my bed - books borrowed up to a year and a half ago, if not more. Sorry Alexa. Again. What I will be reading:
Alias Grace: Margaret Atwood - borrowed off another mum in my group months and months ago. I looked at it and thought, "Hey, a 550 page book. No problem!" Hahahaha. Oh, how I laughed.
The Body Project: Joan Jacobs Brumberg - Alexa's book. By the time she gets it back Scott will be on his 8th pet crow.
Not on the Label: Felicity Lawrence - borrowed off another mother, because I desperately need to be even more paranoid and anxious.
Overcoming Anxiety: Helen Kennerley - Yes, it's that "book prescription" piece of shit. I'm mostly done with it, which is just as well since it's almost a month overdue. Don't hit me Flicka. Bloody librarians.
So that's four books that I'm to finish before I go to the States. Yeah, I really see that happening in my 5 hours sans kid/husband per week.
As for music, I have been quite lax lately when it comes to new stuff. Randomly, I have been listening to Great Lake Swimmers, Kate Nash, Neko Case, Regina Spektor, Iron & Wine, and an assortment of singles from various artists. If you'd like to be introduced to some new music yourself, let me know and I'll hook you up.
I am course watching some TV, because I friggin' love TV. I was going to do a post on TV and its role as the devil and corruptor of small children, but due to brain rot I was unable to complete it. Must be too much TV. Anyway, most of our favourite programmes (24, Rescue Me, Lost, The Wire) have just finished here, so we are left adrift in a sea of crap television. I watch the second season of Project Runway and Canada's Next Top Model (ahem), but as far as TV we watch together, The Dude and I just have Heroes, Prison Break, and Sleeper Cell.
The perceived pandering begins...now. Tell me dear children, what have you been reading, watching, and listening to?