8 days before I leave for Los Angeles (!!!)
On Wednesday, the water came back on in my house! I lived 10 days without water. I wouldn’t recommend it. I hope it doesn’t happen again. I’m so thankful. That is a little miracle.
I’m going to try to pack as much as I can this weekend. Most of the electronics I can’t pack in advance, but I can pack most of my clothes etc. I also have to write down addresses to everything in LA. I feel like that might be old school, but that’s how I do things. I need to have it written down and not on my phone. This is my final itinerary:
- Olvera Street
- Grand Central Market
- Grammy Museum
- Staples Center (This is a maybe. All I will do is stand outside and take photos so…)
- Gabby Berstein talk and book signing
OMG! I just found out that the talk I’m going to will be live-streamed. People can pay $20 to watch. Um, I was considering standing up in front of all those people and asking Gabby a question, but now that I know it will be live-streamed. FUCK! I’m not doing that. This is probably for the best. I don’t know what to do now. I probably won’t ask my question. I’m kind of sad about that, but do you know how scary it is to stand in front of hundreds of people and share your deepest secret?
I don’t even know how scary it is cause I’ve never done it. I can only imagine. Well, that changes things. I kind of wish she had did this up front. Maybe I wouldn’t be going to LA? But I do want to do the things I listed above. And I do get to get my book signed and blah, blah.
This week I…
Music of the week (my top 8): Marren Morris, Ke$ha, Lea Michele, Lorde, Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Sam Smith
My next and final entry before I go to LA will probably be my top 17 albums of 2017. Coming one day next week.
TV of the week: Mindhunter, PLL
I didn’t love Mindhunter. I love serial killers and true crime. I read all about them. But I didn’t get the TV show. It was watchable, but nothing special. With that being said, I will watch season 2 if there is one. 😉
Movie of the week: I’m insane. You already know that. I downloaded 8 movies for my LA trip. haha. I’m only going to be gone for 3 days. Yes, I live on the east coast but the plane ride isn’t that long. Anyway, I only paid for one movie, the rest I got free from Amazon Prime. Here are the movies I downloaded onto my Kindle Fire SD card in case I get stuck somewhere:
- Capote (tried reading the book, couldn’t finish)
- Sherrybaby (seen. loved it.)
- Sliding Doors (seen a long time ago)
- The King’s Speech (paid for. Never seen it).
- Dirty Dancing (seen, but not recently. This would be perfect for falling asleep to in the hotel)
- Amy (haven’t seen it. It is an Amy Winehouse documentary)
- The Secret (read the book a few times. Haven’t seen the movie).
- The Dressmaker (Haven’t seen)
I’m most excited about The King’s Speech. I plan to watch it on the plane ride from Chicago to LA. If it isn’t good, then I can just switch to a reliable movie like Sherrybaby or Dirty Dancing. That’s the plan.
Podcasts of the week: I’m trying to limit my podcast listening this week and next week so I can have stuff to listen to at the airport or on the plane. 8 movies and books aren’t enough. I need podcasts too! I did listen to All In With Chris Hayes, Don’t Freak Out, and The Mental Illness Happy Hour this week.
Books of the week: Well, since I’m talking about what I’m taking to LA, I think I’ll keep it going here too. My main focus will be reading A Course in Miracles (when I’m not watching movies, or listening to podcasts. ha!) I’m taking my highlighter with me and I plan to read and highlight while I’m at the airport and on some flights. I’m such a geeky planner. I plan everything!
I already packed What Remains by Carole Radziwill in my carry on purse. I will probably only get to that if I get frustrated by A Course in Miracles. And I have about 30 books on my Kindle e-reader. I want to take more 3D books, but I know that’s NUTS. If I sit still and do nothing on a plane or at an airport, I guess I think I’ll die or something.
Now reading –
- White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing by Gail Lukasik
- My Lovely Wife In the Psych Ward: A Memoir by Mark Lukach (lovely so far)
- Judgement Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back From Living a Better Life by Gabrielle Bernstein (I’m mostly listening to this via audiobook. I plan to read it once I get back).
Planner update: Plans of the week in my Get to Work Book (coming Sunday)
Plans for the Weekend: On Saturday, I’m going to the bank to get one dollar bills for my trip. I need to tip the shuttle driver (apparently). I’m going to finally take my test on Sunday morning around 7 AM. On Monday, I’m working overtime in the morning. I’ll just be very pleased if I get everything packed that I can pack this weekend.
It is going to be warm today through Saturday so I’m hoping to make it to the park all 3 days. We (my dog and I) went to the park for the first time in about 2 weeks on Tuesday. It was about 50 degrees and everyone was there.
Thanks for reading! I appreciate it. Have a lovely weekend! 🙂