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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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How has your week been? What have you been reading?

It’s been a weird week this week and a long and tiring weekend. I should really be in bed but I got distracted again. Are these rundowns even worth it? I honestly don’t know if anyone enjoys them and they cause me so much sadness on a Sunday night. Maybe there’s a better use of my blogging time? I’ll have a think but, if there’s anyone actually reading this, let me know what you think? It’s always nice to have some actual conversations with people on here. And if it means I’m writing content people want to read then all the better.

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

You know that feeling when you’re pretty sure that you’ve bought all of your Christmas presents and then you remember you still have a lot to buy? That happened to me the other day. I was so smug but I’ve still got a few biggies to sort out. I’ll get it done but it’s a kick in the teeth considering how great I felt. I got my work secret Santa present sorted the day I picked the name out and I’m so happy with it. So happy, in fact, that I’ve been finding presents for other people to give to their picks too. I’m a bloody present buying machine! And, considering how many presents I’ve bought for myself this year, I should know how good I am at picking gifts out.

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

How have we only got 15 sleeps until Christmas? Where has all the time gone? I’ve got my work Christmas party tomorrow, which means I’ll get nothing done on Tuesday. I imagine there’ll be a lot of lying in bed and feeling old. So, my life normally but with added nausea and a headache. I do tend to get a bit over excited at these kind of things and am guilty of the dodgiest dancing ever. Something that I had to avoid on Friday when I went out with the guys I’m doing work experience with, so I went home early. I had a really great time but I definitely don’t think they’re ready to see Christmas party Laura. A girl who leaves a line of empty shot glasses in her wake and has the dad-est dance moves imaginable. I don’t know what it is about Christmas (apart from the wine, gin, tequila etc) that makes me think I have rhythm but, inevitably, I’m willing to try to prove that it’s there somewhere. How do people know how to dance? Is there a tutorial I can watch? A WikiHow? I just need help guys!

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

I have to be quick getting this out because I’ve let my evening get away from me. I’m starting at 7 tomorrow so, by rights, I should be settling down instead of madly typing away. You can tell it’s late because of the sheer number of typos I’m making. At times like this my fingers seem to go faster than my brain and they do whatever the fuck they want. It was like this when I played the flute. My fingers went faster than the my mouth could when I was nervous. It made doing scales in my exams very difficult. They just need to chill out. Something they’ve now done because they know I’m talking about them. Of course, if I stopped putting myself in this position then they wouldn’t have to try to get ahead of themselves… but that doesn’t sound like me. Nobody expects organisation on this blog. I’m just constantly striving for perfect imperfection.

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Sunday Rundown: That’s What She Read

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So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

So, turns out life has been quite good lately. It feels like it’s just been a stream of good day in the past few weeks and I’d be stupid not to realise it’s because I’m actually getting to do something I want to do. Getting out of the kitchen, even for an unpaid day once a week, is genuinely great. It means the rest of my time at work is better and I feel happier that I’m making real steps. Of course, I have to prepare myself that it might come to nothing and it’ll not help me stand out for jobs applications. But, as I’m in a positive mood, I refuse to bring myself down. Everything is good and there’s nothing that can ruin that. Well, except for a bad book. I’m so unenthused about my current read that it’s painful. I just hate it. It makes me want to cry… and not in a good way.

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

img_4240So how has your week been? What have you been reading?

This week saw the start of my new work experience placement and I had a great day. Obviously, I was super nervous and I felt like a massive idiot all day. I described it to my friend as feeling like a kid on their first day of school. But that kid who got sent up a year and was faced with people who were much better than them in every way. It was weird and I’m not sure I achieved anything useful on my first day but I’m definitely going to do what I can to take advantage of the situation. I’ve lost count of the number of job applications I’ve sent over the years only to hear nothing back at all. Then the super disheartening feeling of getting an interview, feeling really good about it, then losing out to someone with more experience. This is the time I need to prove I can do this. To myself more than anything else. All this rejection has really worn me down. But let’s not start this rundown off on a downer. I’ve had some really good days lately. Not a dark day to be found anywhere.
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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

img_4240Good news everyone! This was a much better week than the last. I feel much more positive going into the next 7 days than I did at this time last Sunday. I’ve been sleeping a little better, which has no doubt helped the situation somewhat. I’ve also managed to get a bit of reading done most nights. Though I’m feeling kind of uninspired by my current read. It feels like I’m never going to finish it. If I’m going to continue my review streak then I’m going to have to finish it in just over a week. We’ll see how that goes.
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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

img_4240What 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.
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Tuesday’s Reviews – Incredibles 2 (2018)

mock_theincredibles2_e5c934bb5_star_rating_system_4_stars1 I know that I liked The Incredibles but I really don’t think I have that same sense of nostalgia that a lot of people I know have for it. I was 16 when it came out so I was probably trying to appear too cool to give a shit about Pixar films. I definitely wasn’t but I was going through a phase. So, as good as I think the film is, it was never one of my favourites. I certainly wasn’t as emotionally invested in the sequel as I had been for Toy Story 3 or Finding Dory. Which is weird considering how much I adore superhero films in general. But, I have to admit, that every time someone was getting super excited about the new release I quite often had to fake enough enthusiasm to keep myself on par with theirs. I was excited but this wasn’t the film of my youth. Maybe I’m just spending too much time with younger people? Maybe I should have re-watched the original more recently? Who knows. I was excited enough to watch the damn thing. Plus, I’m always down to watch a Pixar film.

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Tuesday’s Reviews – I Feel Pretty (2018)

i_feel_pretty5_star_rating_system_2_stars When I first heard about it, I Feel Pretty was being marketed as some sort of feminist propaganda. I saw it mentioned on Facebook as being a must-see because of how super empowering it would be for all women. Then I saw the trailer and I got really angry. The film that was supposedly meant to provide a message about body positivity was actually just a run of jokes about Amy Schumer being fatter than a model. It really didn’t seem very empowering to me. This anger also made me really interested to see it but I knew I would hate it so much that I didn’t want to see it at the cinema. That would be giving it too much credit. But, inevitably, my fascination got the better of me so I finally watched it. Preparing for the worst. Continue reading

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