I love to get mail. I mean, I love it an unreasonable amount. My mom would order catalogs for me just so I’d be happy. (And also because I have an unhealthy attachment to flipping through catalogs and marking things I want but will never have.) The sad part to that is that I very rarely actually get mail. My bills are primarily taken care of online and I don’t have all that many people who send me things. Okay, fine, no one sends me mail, ya happy? Jeez.
So when stars align and I get a week of LOTS of mail, I get scarily excited. Because I’m terrible at saving money, I’d ordered several things last month. To be fair, 90% was necessity to not freeze to death in the coming winter. My two fun purchases were placing an order for tasty awesomeness via Jenna and Mark of Whimsy & Spice and buying a few books (the last batch until I read all these, I swear). And so, I waited for my winter stuff and my cookies.
But lo! I was also rewarded with books! And a shirt! I won a contest that Britney hosted on her book blog Taking Friday. And on top of that, my amazing friend Canadian Sara (whose name is just Sara, but a decade ago, I had to make the distinction between School Sara and Canadian Sara to my mother, and now I have no idea how to just say Sara) sent me a package o’ books as well! Additionally, my beloved Mari sent me a sample shirt from her kpop shop, along with a hand mirror. THE BACK OF MY SHIRT SAYS KEY, YOU GUYS. I LOVE KEY. /fangirl
Anyway. For a brief stretch in October, I felt really special to have so much mail. So thanks for sending me things, guys!
P.S. Buy things from Whimsy & Spice. DO IT NOW. Hocrap, tasty. I am now cookie-free.
No, I haven’t died. Or gone on sabbatical. Or gone into the witness protection program. If you follow me on Twitter, you’re already aware that I’m still alive, but in case you don’t (and really, you should; I’m kind of awesome) then now you know. I am alive. However! I’ve got a semi-full plate, and when I have a lot to do, I forget about other things to do. And thus I’ve forgotten to make a post queue for November. Oops.
This is especially negligent, given that, as mentioned before, November is NaNoWriMo, meaning that in my spare time (usually), instead of making blog posts or doing absolutely nothing, I’ll be writing. Near the close of the first week of NaNo, I’m making good progress. I’ve gotten just over 11,000 words at the time of this post, and I’ve got all day today to further my lead.
I’ve also found myself playing Mabinogi more often again. In fact, I spent most of yesterday playing rather than writing. Also oops. It seems my brain is incapable of participating in hobbies only casually. My Mabi revival means that my (third or fourth) Sims 3 revival has gone by the wayside, which had replaced my enthusiasm to learn Korean, which had replaced some other interest that I’ve forgotten, so on and so forth. When I get into something, I go hard. And I guess that doesn’t leave room for anything else. Stupid wonky brain.
I don’t have any reviews lined up because I’m a horrible person and haven’t been reading as much lately. Maybe I’m just finding it really hard to get through Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. Perhaps I should switch books? In any case, I’ve no shortage of books to read, so eventually I’ll get back on the reviewing ball. Just don’t expect that to be within this month. I’ve got my own
heaping pile of terrible hot mess awesome story to write!
P.S. Did y’all watch Once Upon a Time? Love! Maybe I’ll write a post about it.