So, this is a post where I’m catching you up on what’s happening with me and if you would like, you can catch me up on what’s happening with you in the comments.
When I last left you, I wasn’t in the frame of mind for reading, with the passing of my mother-in-law late last month and a memorial luncheon my wife Kim and her sister held for family and friends on May 20. Without going into details, the luncheon had its hiccups, but we all made it through, after some long talks and time. However, as a result, I’m still not really in the frame of mind for reading.
I still have Exit Strategy by Martha Wells to finish and am waiting for the next in order of the Inspector Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri to become available at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
I also have Broken by Jenny Lawson on audiobook to finish, with about three hours left. I would like to finish that this weekend as I want to cancel my Audible membership to start the month, but we’ll see if that or any other literary pursuits happen.
In the meantime, Kim and I have been binge-watching our way through Modern Family. We are in Season 8 and I’ll be honest that I think it’s starting to “jump the shark.” Kim doesn’t think so and wants to continue on until the end. She also says “I always do this” with shows, that I give up on a show that we have decided to watch together.
Keeping it honest here, I have in the past bailed on shows that I lost interest in, but usually they have been shorter run shows. And, at least, in the case of one of those shows, she admitted that it wasn’t worth watching until the end because the conclusion was unsatisfying. However, I also have bailed on longer run shows, including the many iterations of the CSI franchise with sadly CSI: Miami being the one that I am closest to finishing.
Like with books, I think time is too precious to waste on something that you are not enjoying. For me, it’s not a badge of honor to finish reading something I didn’t like. I turned 50 a couple of years ago and am approaching my 52nd birthday in a couple of weeks. I think that changed my perspective some, in that if I don’t give a **** about something, then I don’t have to give a ****, if I don’t want to…at least when it comes to reading books and watching TV shows and movies.
Next week, I’ll catch you up on my plans for my weeklong vacation during the week on which my birthday falls.
Until then, I’m out…
Whassup with you?