Friday, January 31, 2014

7 Quick Takes: February is Tomorrow!

Linking up with Jen at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes!

1. In case you missed my passion for link-ups the announcement, I'm going to be participating in #blogeverydayinFEB, aka #TryNotToCrashAndBurn jk not really okay maybe sort of. Anyway, the lovely Bailey Jean is hosting and I've already got Laura to commit with me :)

2. Kayla will probably appreciate this: last night I painted my nails blue and green.

I'm not even sure what happened, because we all know about me and sports {Fantasy Football, anyone?}. But I guess there's some local pride showing, so I'm rolling with it and will repaint my nails next week.

3. Alright, book lovers...what are our feelings about audio books? I've been listening to a trilogy in the car, and a couple months ago I heard/read To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time. Audio books are great, I think, because they make my commute much more pleasant and productive. I'm 25% done with my 2014 goal, which means I'm probably going to have make an adjustment.

My only "meh" feeling towards them comes from the fact that sometimes the vocalist {what is the correct name for the person reading?? Performer? Voice donor?} reads things differently than I would have if I had been reading it for myself. Listeners get the tone that the vocalist interprets, which is not necessarily how I would have interpreted it. But it doesn't happen very often, and I'd rather have a story going in the car than be searching for a good song on the radio.

4.  Last night I watched the very first episode of Doctor Who. "An Unearthly Child" aired in 1963, and the rest, obviously, is history...or the future...or a big ball of wibbley-wobbley, timey-wimey...ceasing the fangirling riiiiight now.

5. Remember last week's Take about "Gimme Shelter"? I went to see it on is incredible. The characters were so, so genuine and did such a great job. If you're able to see it, I recommend it. There was one scene I wanted to keep going, but they ended it too soon, in my opinion. Other times, it seems like certain situations were not completely resolved, but the main plot is well done and so inspiring.

6. Have you read John Green's The Fault in Our Stars? The first time I read it, I finished it in 12 hours. Three months later, I re-read it {which rarely happens, and never in the same year} and finished it in 24 hours. Check your tissue levels. Read. This. Book. Refill tissues. And then watch the trailer for the movie.

7. Because it's Friday and everyone needs a laugh, here are some faves:

Happy Friday! Go see Jen at Conversion Diary for more 7QTs!


  1. I've GOT to go see Gimme Shelter! It would be so much easier if we had a closer theater (have to drive 45min). And hahahaha love the potato meme.

    1. You really should see it... I didn't think I would cry, but then the last 15 minutes knocked me out :')
      P.S. I'm really glad you're doing the February blogging challenge! :)

  2. Okay, you taking on that #blogeverydayinFEB challenge just spurs me on to write more! Just probably not every day this month... ;)
    Audio books are an interesting topic. I've never really gone that route (except in high school to get through some denser material. But I also had the book open in front of me and followed along). But in general, I think it depends on you're learning style.
    And ooh classic Doctor Who! Nice! I grew up watching my dad's VHS recordings of Tom Baker. But I've never seen episode 1. I really need to.

  3. Do it! Jump on the more blogging train! :)
    I'm definitely an audio learner, but the purist in me wants to stick with good old paper. However, I am SO enjoying listening in the car - my commute is much more enjoyable with audio books!
    That is amazing!! I'm so excited to get to him, especially knowing his relationship with Tennant :) Have you watched any modern Who?

    1. Yep! All of it. I love modern Who! Just another of my British television obsessions ;)

  4. the memes at the end are priceless :D