Friday, July 6, 2018

it's been a lazy rest of the week

Well, as several people have pointed out, the subdued celebration of the 4th was more likely because it fell in the middle of the week instead of my preferred reason. Especially out here in this little red town. We recently had a special election for our US Representative since the last one resigned amid a sexual harassment scandal and our district elected a party line Republican to replace him. Hopefully it's only temporary and he will get the boot in November.

We went to see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, number 5 in the Jurassic series.

What can you say about it? Arrogant humans think they can control dinosaurs, dinosaurs eat arrogant humans, dinosaurs are loose in the Pacific Northwest. The plan to save the dinosaurs from the volcano eruption and move them to a new island sanctuary is a ruse and the true purpose is to capture as many as possible and sell them on the black market for millions. Oh, and to continue the plan to weaponize them for war (because isn't that what we humans do, weaponize everything?), as if we don't have bombs big enough to take out a trained dinosaur. The last scene on the island is rather poignant though with the lava flowing to the ocean while the last brontosaurus bellows on the edge before being overcome.

Tomorrow morning I have to get up early and pick my sister up by 8 AM as we have plans to drive the 2 hours to Rockport for their annual art festival which is supposed to be one of the best in the country. Not an early riser like my sister who inquired when she first proposed the trip if I would be able to get up in time. Yes. I'm a big girl, I can set my alarm and get up when I have to. We're going to take the back road state highway along the coast, a much more pleasant drive albeit a little longer time wise.

What did I say about Rocky showing up today? So far, no. I imagine he plans to show up tomorrow which he has done the last three Saturdays except I won't be here and it's better if he doesn't work when I'm not here. Hopefully he'll give me enough days next week to finish.

I could probably think of many things I could and should do for the rest of the day today but instead I'm going to go sit and continue to read Outlander. When my sister brought the book to me I about fainted...627 pages of small type and small pacing between lines. OMG, it will take forever for me to read this book except that it grabbed me almost immediately. I'm at least 3/4s of the way through and was surprised that, in this first book at least, it was a woman that passed through time. For some reason I had always thought it was a man.

Ah, so Rocky popped in a little after two, has caught up on his two other jobs and can give me his undivided attention now til it's done. Should take less than a week.


  1. I read Outlander and did enjoy it with the main character being a heroine. I also saw the TV adapted least the first year. Your contractor sure can drag projects out. He obviously likes an erratic schedule. I will not see the dinosaur movie as the trailer pretty much put me off.

    1. with the contractor it has more to do with keeping his small workforce busy. one job doesn't always have enough for them to do so he has to juggle jobs. It's OK. having been self-employed for so many years I understand.

  2. The Outlander series are one of my all time favorite books to read. The will keep you busy in books for a long time. I also think they have done a great job with the tv series. Have fun!

  3. I have an alarm clock I never have used. LOL I wake often when I need to get up and usually get up early hoping not to over sleep.

  4. I loved Outlander (I read on a Kindle, so I can make the font nice and large and it's so lightweight)...until about the middle of the 4th book, I think. It took a path I hated, so I stopped. But until then, I was addicted.

    I had to skip over the movie review because we are seeing it tonight and I want to be spoiler free. :)

    Hope the art show is good!

  5. Those Outlander books are quite the thing, apparently. I haven't read any of them. Hope the rest of the home improvements go well!

  6. I liked Outlander ok. I actually can't remember which book I got to in the series... The one that surprised me was the witch one - what was it? A Discovery of Witches, by Deborah Harkness. I thought I would hate it, but read it because a friend recommended it & really enjoyed it.

    I went to breakfast with some friends the other weekend & OMG you would have thought I was being asked to walk through the desert with no water. Ha! I survived & actually had a good time :)

  7. I got stuck with Jurassic Park 1. But I am currently watching a weird crime series where people speak Welsh and at times act like dinosaurs. Does that count?

    Have fun at the art fair.


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