Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Weekly Round Up: The Sellout

A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  Yes, I know I'm a bit off schedule but bear with me and we'll catch up on all the things.  Today lemme tell you the latest in food, workouts, my Nora Ephron binge, and how the jobby job thing worked out.  In a few days I'll come back to tell you about my latest trip.  

Let's start off with a picture of stepdog in my office in her best "Zoom pose".  We brought in the white mat so that she has a comfy place to rest that's not right behind my desk chair, and that spot just so happens to be visible when I'm on camera.  I had a lot of on-camera meetings yesterday and she faithfully attended them all.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn: Read the Book or See the Movie?


This summer I had the great pleasure of rereading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.  It's a book that I've read at least twice before and I might have gotten around to reading it again someday, but Engie made that day now by launching The Cool Bloggers Book Club

My first encounter with ATGIB was the 1945 movie, which I saw sometime in my early teens.  Later on I found the book at a library book sale which is how I came to read it and the rest is history.  I remembered the movie as being OK but not great and wouldn't have been interested in rewatching it except that I wanted to get a little more juice out of the ATGIB squeeze.

I'm going to tell you what I remembered about the movie going in, how the movie is different from the book, what I thought about the actors, and what I thought of the movie.

Full spoilers ahead, so don't click past the jump unless you want in on the deets.  It's totally OK to pause and come back after you've read the book and/or seen the movie.

Monday, September 4, 2023

Weekly Round Up: Long Weekend Report



A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  Plus job musings and a long weekend report.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Operation Endgame: A Werk Update

TL&DR - I told my boss how I really feel about my job during my performance review yesterday.  The response I was expecting was "don't let the door hit you on the way out."  The response that I got was "what can we do to make you stay?"  

Current status: waiting to see what shakes out.

Monday, August 28, 2023

Weekly Round Up: Back to School Edition


A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week we had possibly the Best Ever first week of school, I went on a nacho spree for lunch, saw an epic movie with the fam, went on a Little House podcast binge, and shored up my plan for Operation Endgame.

Monday, August 21, 2023

Weekly Round Up: The Stuff that Dreams are Made Of


A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, and reads.  This week I'm here to brag about some stepkid cooking, gush about The Maltese Falcon, and go back and forth over quitting my job.

Monday, August 14, 2023

Weekly Round Up: Stay Classy


A weekly round up: eats, workouts, watches, reads (🚨🚨🚨good book alert🚨🚨🚨), the countdown to quitting my job, and a stepmom brag