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Friday, February 10, 2017
Aw, heck. I totally forgot to blog this week! I was working from our office Monday through Wednesday, and it threw me off my game more than I would've expected. I came home and went to bed before 10 p.m. every night and didn't even get my 30 minutes of reading in!


1. Maybe it's time for me to stop listening to audiobooks, because The Problem with Forever was yet another audiobook that STUNK. 

I'm going to review this 2-star read, but I hated it. It was a 14-hour long audiobook, so I can't figure out why I insisted on finishing it (I am really stubborn about DNF-ing books) but I finally made it through this one, even though I started it before Thanksgiving. It took me almost three months to make it through this audiobook, and that's with 15 hours of driving that I did between Thanksgiving and when I moved back to Charlotte. Yeesh.

But this time I am adamant that it wasn't the narrator. I thought Amy Landon did a delightful job with the material she was given. It was just crappy material.


2. We are trying Blue Apron this week. 

I don't really know what I was thinking. I like very basic food, because it's easier to stock a fridge when your meals are all five ingredients or less. Cheese and crackers for dinner? Sure. Breaded chicken with pasta and veggies? Let's go for it.

Pan-seared chicken with kale, apple, potato and onion hash and pan sauce? Welp. Here are my complaints:

  1. Something was up with the onion. It didn't look right, so I tossed it – not risking it if I also have to eat kale. 
  2. There was enough kale to carpet our bedroom in kale. It was a hecking lot of kale. I have never consumed this much kale in my entire life. (This reminds me of the time I offended the owner of a restaurant in San Francisco when I declined to eat her vegan cheesy kale chips with cashew salsa. VOM.)
  3. The chicken breast was super thick, and I should've pounded it a little thinner so it cooked through before the outside of the chicken burned. 
  4. I burned the pan sauce, which was apparently the highlight of the dish, and filled the entire apartment with thick chicken-y smoke.
3. I am obsessed with getting an Apple Watch, even though I can't decide if I would even use one.

Target has an AMAZING Apple Watch deal right now, marking it down by $70. I want it. Oh, I want it. Would I use it? Does that matter? I want one!

4. I haven't been reading as much as I'd like to this week, but I'm still trying to keep up... here's what is in my TBR pile right now.
  • Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
  • The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
  • The Possessions By Sara Flannery Murphy
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Modern Lovers by Emma Straub (thanks for encouraging me to put this one on hold at the library, Kelsey!)
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas 
  • The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

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