Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday Morning

Happy Friday readers! Since I've been staying up past midnight trying to catch up with The Vampire Diaries, this week has seemed to drag on. With my room being finished and no other home do-it-yourself projects in the near future, I'm taking a break and enjoying relaxing with books, taking extra long walks, hitting up the park and deciding who I want Elena to be with more, Stefan or Damon Salvatore. What are your weekend plans? Can you believe it's already March? I sure can't! I'm not quite ready for spring to be here; it's one of the busiest times of the year for me since our library hosts a lot of big programs throughout the spring and getting ready for all the activities during the summer. How have you been? What have you been up too? See you next week!

this week's favorites...

Now that I've finished the first season of Vampire Diaries and have completely switched from being Team Stefan to Team Damon, I am officially hooked to The Vampire Diaries. It only took eight years to get into. What is your favorite show at the moment.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Top 5

Five TV Shows I started way after the fact and loved: 

The Vampire Diaries - I literally just started this series. My sister and sister-in-law seriously love this show and can talk about it at length. The other night while eating dinner and talking about new shows to start, my sister jumped for joy when I said in a whisper I was thinking about watching it. I tried to keep a straight face as my sister was trying to tell me the plot-line, she was so invested and emotionally involved with these characters, I couldn't help but want to laugh at her. But, I have to admit, it's a really good show and I'm totally Team Stefan!!!

Hart of Dixie - After watching Sweet Home Alabama on repeat for a week, I was in a 'I want to move to the South' vibe and started watching Hart of Dixie. Not exactly the greatest show ever but I really like Rachel Bilson. It totally hits the spot if you are feeling something girly, rom-comesque and cheesy. 

Game of Thrones - With six seasons down and one to go, I'm just now getting into Game of Thrones. Seriously everyone around me was so excited that I finally hopped into the bandwagon of freaking out over every ninth episode. I can finally be included in Game of Thrones Season Dinner parties and I can be apart of conversations about Jon Snow and understanding what really happens north of the wall. I'm so happy I finally get what 'Winter is Coming' means! At this point, I've watched three seasons but really what is the point after 'The Red Wedding' episode? Now the question is - will I get caught before the final season airs in just a couple months!

Black Mirror - I remember reading about this show a few years ago. I'm not really a sci-fi person but in the last year, I've opened up to reading outside my chick-lit an ex-pat travelogues range and rave about the few sci-fi books I've read. The same goes for television shows. Black Mirror is one of the best shows on television, philosophically speaking. In my opinion, The BBC knows how to make excellent television. Every time I watch an episode, I have to go outside, leave my phone indoors and go swimming or frolic in the grass. Because of it's voyeuristic and realistic nature, it can be pretty warping. We're not that far away from some of the ideas the show presents. Which is kind of scary, if you stop to think about it!

Silicon Valley - I cannot get through an episode without laughing to the point of crying or my stomach hurting. TJ Miller and a bunch of nerds, there's nothing more a comedy could ask for. With a masters degree in information science I can understand some of the computer lingo on a basic level; so it's nice that I'm not completely clueless when they talk code. Erlich Bachman maybe one of the best television characters ever created.

What are you watching?  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Stories for Rebel Girls

For ambitious and curious little girls, these are just a handful of excellent stories and brief bios on women that came out in last year. As we get ready to celebrate International Women's Day next month, I encourage you to take your daughters and granddaughters to the library and ask for these empowering stories and journeys. Discrimination did not get in the way of these powerhouse women.


Leading Ladies

Five Things You Should Know About Eugenie Clark
a.k.a. The Shark Lady

1. Experiencing discrimination both as a woman and Japanese American, Columbia turned her down for graduate school because she was a woman. Instead she got a job in a chemistry lab and took night classes at NYU. She went on to earn both a Master of Arts in 1946 and Doctorate of Philosophy in 1950.

2. She learned to swim before the age of two and frequently visited the New York Aquarium in Battery Park, where she spent hours wondering what it would be like to swim alongside sharks.

3. During her research, she worked at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, The American Museum of Natural History, Wildlife Conservation Society and Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida to focus on ocean conservation.

4. In the Sea of Cortez, Clark rode the back of 50 foot Whale Shark.

5. Never letting discrimination bring her down, she is known as one of the worlds most important ichthyologists.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up...

 dresser is done, now on to a relaxing afternoon.
 old favorite lunch spots with great company...
 waiting for the rain.
 art exhibits for modernism week...
finishing up with the bedroom.

(images via instagram)

Quote of the Day

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all."
-Helen Keller