As expected, this week has been long and tiring. I’m not saying that I’d enjoy working from home for the rest of my life but it was at least allowing me to get some sleep. I’m not quite in my old pattern so it was a struggle to get everything done. Which is why I didn’t actually get everything done. Not only have I still not finished my current read but I skipped a blog post. I just couldn’t do it. It doesn’t help that I’ve definitely caught a cold from someone in my office. I guess it’s to be expected after avoiding everyone for so long and I should be grateful that it’s not something worse. Especially as we’re in another local lockdown. I don’t know who Boris is trying to kid with his talk about a lack of national lockdown. He’s such a waste of space.
I’ll be honest, I needed a quick read again this week. I wasted most of the bank holiday and only had one day to finish a whole book. So, I went to my bookshelves to find the shortest book possible. It’s not my favourite method for picking which book I read next but, sometimes, you have to just get something done. I bought this book back in March because it sounded really silly. We’ve had horror versions of classics in the past so why not drag queen versions? And a drag version of Dracula had the potential to be an amazing thing.
It’s March and you know what that means. It’s birthday month. In the past, I’ve made a big deal of my birthday month but not in 2020. I’m also going to try and make sure it doesn’t impact on my reading. I’ve been doing quite well at managing to get through 2 books a week and keep on top of my posts. It would be great if I didn’t get distracted and lose my momentum. If I do, I probably won’t get it back until Summer. We’re having a big family holiday in Scotland in July. As it’s Scotland, it’s likely it’ll rain quite a bit and I’ll get plenty of reading done. That would definitely get me back on track.
So how has your week been? What have you been reading?
It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as one part of your life starts going right that another will immediately fall to pieces. As I mentioned, I’ve been doing work experience with the marketing department at work one a week since September. It’s been fantastic and I love going in to help out. I was actually feeling quite positive about work in general for the first time… I wanna say ever. Then, of course, everything goes to shit. I won’t go into details, as it’s both boring and unnecessary, but suffice it to say that I’m locked in a battle against super petty and unhelpful people. It’s wonderful. Still, it’s not all bad I guess. Once I’m out that building at the end of the day I don’t have to think about it. The great thing about working in a kitchen is that it’s impossible to bring your work home with you I guess! It means I can relax and put off reading without any guilt… well apart from the reading guilt obviously.
Last Monday I was lucky enough to see Bianca Del Rio perform in Manchester. It was something I addressed last week in my review of Hurricane Bianca so you may well be wondering why I’m bring it up over a week later? Well, I’m currently writing this the week before I go on holiday so I can schedule it to be uploaded whilst I’m away. It’s a level of dedication I’ve never strived for before and it feels weird. Good but weird. So, I’m still on a bit of a drag high. I mean I’m always on a bit of a drag queen high. I definitely thought I would hate Drag Race when a friend suggested I watch it but I was, as she predicted, quickly obsessed. I’ve watched all but the first season of the show at least three times in the last 12 months. Okay, I’ve not rewatched season 10 yet but Eureka annoyed the fuck out of me. I can’t go through that again. So, yeah, I love a bit of drag. And, as it’s on my mind, I decided to try to see if there was a Drag Race book tag. For one thing, there’s a book tag to do with anything these days. And, for another, I needed something to bosh out quite quickly. Luckily, I’m not the only Drag Race loving book nerd.
Normally I try to review up-to-date movies for my Tuesday post but today’s is a little different. Last night I went to Manchester to see Bianca Del Rio perform her ‘Blame it on Bianca del Rio’ tour. If you’ve been paying attention to my ‘Sunday Rundown’ posts over the past few years you’ll know that I’m a bit obsessed with RuPaul’s Drag Race. Bianca is definitely one of the greatest drag queens to win the show so I’ve been really excited to see her for months now. And it was a really good night and she was so funny. Brutal but funny. Completely not-PC but funny. Her humour offensive but completely over-the-top. It’s great in certain situations but I was never convinced that it would work in a film setting. Which is why it took me until last week to finally watch Hurricane Bianca. The film that was written and directed by Matt Kugelman to fully showcase Del Rio in all her glory. I’d seen it on Netflix for a really long time but was too afraid to see it. There was no way that I could see this going well.
Unlike last week, this rundown won’t be preceded by a horrible rant against some poor stranger on social media. Yep, I’ve managed to make it a whole 7 days without being irritated by someone I’ve never met. So, you could say I’ve had a successful week. But, in terms of reading, you’d be wrong. It’s far too hot to do anything at the moment. I know all you melanin heavy folks are loving walking around in the sun but spare a thought for me. I’m so hot and itchy. I can’t go out unless I’m covered in a healthy layer of factor 1000 sun cream. And I swear it’s been so hot at work that I got heat rash just from being in the kitchen all day. Summer fucking sucks. When is it Winter again?