What a difference a week makes, eh? Last week I was still feeling super relaxed after my holiday and now it feels like I was never away. From Tuesday on it’s just been awful and I’ve ended the week feeling exhausted and irritable. It’s been a while since I’ve had to stop myself crying in public but this week nearly got me again. To add insult to injury, I’ve barely read anything because I couldn’t stay awake and, because they fucked up my shifts, I’ve not had the normal amount of time to get my posts written. So, I’m just chalking this week up as a loss and trying to start anew tomorrow. It probably won’t last long but at least my shifts are back to normal. So I won’t be stretching myself too thin. And I managed to have a really good night last night with some friends. I suspect they were both quite concerned about me having a potential breakdown beforehand but it didn’t spoil our night. And it’s exactly what I needed today. I woke up feeling better than I have since Monday. Speaking of Monday, I’d better get to bed to prepare for the next one.
Weekly Blog Posts
- TUESDAY’S REVIEWS – Incredibles 2 (2018)
It’s been such a tough week that I genuinely couldn’t remember what I’d reviewed this week. Although that isn’t necessarily down to the film. It’s just that Tuesday was a long time ago. If, like me, you want to know more about the sequel to the Pixar hit The Incredibles then read more here.
- BOOK REVIEW – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Yes! I’m back with another book review and, provided this week at work is kinder to me, I’ll hopefully be able to keep ahead with my reading. I’ve still got 2 holiday books to read so if I can finished Kenobi soon then I might be able to get into a situation where I have a supply of books to review. It probably won’t work. So, click here to read what may well be one of the few reviews I post in the near future.
- THROWBACK THIRTY – Biloxi Blues (1988)
We’re nearly halfway through the 8th month of the year and I’m getting tired of my decision to only watch films from 1988. I just want to watch something else. Something recent. So much so that I’m still picking films that aren’t even in my TBT jar. This one wasn’t even something I considered the first time round. So it was an interesting watch. Check out my review here.
- Kenobi by John Jackson Miller
I’m still not entirely convinced by this. I think my sheer love of Obi Wan is holding me back a bit. I’ve not completely let myself accept this representation of him yet. And, let’s be honest, this was never going to be a book that set the world on fire but it is kind of fun at the moment. I’m just not sure it will be able to hold my interest for a long enough time. We’ll see.
I certainly came close a few times but I’ve resisted and not bought a single book this week. Although that could be because I’ve been emotionally drained.
- Netflix Binges – Project Runway, Lost in Space
Once I’d finished the end of OITNB last week I was in the mood for something lighthearted. I mean, moments in that finale were heart-wrenching. So, I was delighted to see another season of Project Runway had been added to Netflix. I adore that show. It’s so weird and spectacular. The clothes are all shit but amazing at the same time. Tim Gunn is fabulous and I love the way Heidi says “bizarre”. It’s a great show. Then I decided to start watching Lost in Space. I need a new series and I’ve been thinking about it for a while. And, if I’m honest, I have a major thing for Toby Stephens who plays the dad. I’m not even sorry that it’s the major reason I started watching. Not one bit.
Who is Murdocal? A casual critic who is a little bit too obsessed with pop culture. A young woman who swears and rants much more than she knows she should whilst trying to make her way in an adult world she isn't prepared for. A not as recent as she'd like literature graduate who, between job applications and subsequent rejections, has turned to the internet to fight the boredom and review the shit out of everything.
"Maybe, just maybe, I'm the faller. Every family has someone who falls, who doesn't make the grade, who stumbles, who life trips up. Maybe I'm our faller."