Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hedgehog Life: 7/6/15 - 7/12/15

You know, as soon as I say: "This upcoming week is pretty slow," things get busy again! How does this happen, I ask? Do I have a band of imps following me that, as soon as I say something like that, they do everything within their power to make things crazy for me?

This Week I Read:
- The Wicked Will Rise by Danielle Paige (4/5 strawberries)
- Diary of a Mad Brownie by Bruce Coville (4/5 strawberries)

This Week I Reviewed:

What's In Store For Next Week:
Monday: 2015 TBR Update #1
Tuesday: Last 10 Books That Came Into My Possession
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday with Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes
Thursday: ARC Review of  Diary of a Mad Brownie by Bruce Coville

Dance lessons continue! I never thought I was a "good dancer." I'm a fair dancer; I can keep a beat, I learn quickly, I'm getting better at being in tune with my lead and also doing stylistic improvising when it's appropriate, and I'm a lot less stiff and nervous than I used to be. But I'm still not a "good dancer." I have plenty of places to improve; hence the lessons. Like any dancer wanting to constantly improve, I actually am better than I think, but I'm still so-so. And LindyHop has just proven how much I still need to work on. Regarded as the most (or one of the most, at least) athletic, most complicated social dance style out there, I'm having a ton of fun trying to master it. I am the furthest thing from being even moderately good at it, but I really, really enjoy the challenge, and it's helped me be more aware of myself even during East Coast and Blues. What makes things even more difficult is not having a lead I can practice with on a regular basis. It's not impossible, but it does make it harder to work on certain things.

So other than being busy, busy with dancing (and I have plans on getting even more busy with dance in August), I've had a few other things on my plate. Like reorganizing my library yet again. Doing that reaffirmed that yes, I really must be on a book buying ban - for realzies this time. I simply cannot buy any more books right now. Not only because I can't really afford it, but also because I don't have the room. I need to read what I have first.

Thursday night, some gal pals and I went and saw Rifftrax Live: Sharknado 2. Because we need our seasonal dose of bad movie. Compared to the last Rifftrax Live, this was a walk in the park. I didn't walk away feeling defiled, at least. ;-)

Friday my aunt and my mom went to Debbie Macomber's teahouse in Port Orchard. I was going to take pictures, but my camera was being wonky. Again. Sigh. . . .I don't often get to do girl days with my aunt and mother, so it was super duper fun being able to do it. Very relaxing.

And then Saturday night was a crystal craft day with friends! Jewelry, windchimes, weird little statue thingies - it was so much fun. So while my week was super busy, it was a really fun busy. Next week. . . .Well, I would say it isn't as busy, but I know as soon as I say that the imps will make sure that it is! :-P

Keep reading, my friends!


  1. Perhaps you could consult R. F. Jackaby about your imp problem :)

    Abigail Leskey

    1. I probably should! The imps also seem to like messing with my camera. ;)

  2. Despite being busy, it sounds like you're doing a lot of fun things :) The teahouse sounds nice, my mom wants to go there. I definitely understand your imp problem. I have so many things I need to get done this week that I procrastinated on last week so I could get through as many of my reading books as possible (and sleep!) I did research though ;)

    1. I've been to better teahouses - their lunch was meh, but their dessert was good. I want to go again, but this time for high tea. Blasted imps!!

  3. Fun busy is good! Though the dancing is starting to sound like a bit too much "exercise" to me. ;)

    1. Lindy Hop is some of the best exercise you can do; no doubt about it. If you've never seen it, type Lindy Hop Finals into Youtube and be prepared to be blown away. It's so awesome. Given that I hate the gym and I don't have a running buddy, the exercise that dancing gives me is perfect. :)


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