2.02.2016

Currently... (15) / 2016: One Word Resolution


"Currently..." updates will be every 2 weeks or so. Going to try to update on Tuesdays when Katy Upperman posts hers.

I found the Currently post at Kate Hart's blog, who got the idea from Amy Lukavics, who found it here. Please join in and link me in the comments if you do!


I missed all of January because I am lame, so there will be kind of a lot to catch up on. (I missed all of December too, but I posted my December activities in my year-end wrap up.)


LOVING
  • Star Wars everything! This train shows now signs of stopping, neither does our love for Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron. I freaking love the shirts my friend G designed for our "Poe Squadron"!
  • Six of Crows - I'm finally reading this now, and I kind of love everyone. How will it end? When is the next book out?!
  • Meeting up with fellow geeks and talking about fandom! Marlon of Nerd Coolture is posting a cool blog series of personal essays and interviews with other geeks about what fandom is and what it means to them. Marlon was kind enough to reach out to me to be part of this series!
  • Hanging out with Sarah, Kirsten, and Maurene and finally meeting Sarah's cat Hammer. He is as smooshy and sweet as he appears in the photos. I love him!
  • My Star Shoes (xmas gift from the Sis)


READING
  • Six of Crows - see above.
  • Sandman - working on the series.
  • Lucifer - one of my favorite Sandman characters. His spinoff series was always one I wanted to read, and now, my library has it! Also, I have been watching the TV show, which I hear (and can kind of tell) is very different but I still find generally amusing. So.


WATCHING
  • Star Wars 4DX - weird but ultimately fun experience. The moving chairs were kind of cool, the flashing lights and smoke- not so much.
  • Inside Llewyn Davis / Ex Machina - part of our Oscar Isaac movie watch-list. I liked both films, and goodness, can that man sing. *swoon*
  • Shannara Chronicles - I'm not sure if I think this show is good or bad (like sometimes it's pretty good and sometimes, it's like wtf, this pacing is terrible), but it sure does keep me entertained!
  • Making a Murderer - the most frustrating, anger-inducing documentary I have ever seen. Makes you hate many people and fearful about how wrong our justice system can go. The Sis and I can usually binge-watch something like this within days, but this took us a full week because we had to keep stopping during episodes to rage at the TV.
  • Mr. Robot - we'd started it back when it was airing and got behind. We finally finished this up, and ah! That ending! Give me the next season! Also, we have a special fondness for Rami Malek. He's wonderful in the role.


LISTENING
  • Serial - Season 2 is well under way. I have to say I'm not as invested as I was with Season 1, but it's still very interesting.
  • LORE - My friend recommended this one to me by saying "it's like Supernatural but real" because LORE is exactly what its name says it is. It's true life scary stories! I love all the historical accounts and folklore discussed in each episode.
  • Poe Squadron Playlist - this is essentially a playlist of songs Oscar Isaac has sung. Many of these are from the Llewyn Davis soundtrack.


ANTICIPATING

Finishing this pre-Chinese New Year cleaning session. It's a clothes apocalypse up in here, and I am desperately trying to KonMari this ish. I would post a picture here, but it's too horrifying/embarrassing.

Also, Chinese New Year! Food, family, and red envelopes!!


WISHING

For longer weekends and more storage space.


THINKING ABOUT

When I'm going to go to Disneyland this year! This is more abstract. I volunteered at the Disney Star Wars Half Marathon and my reward for pulling an all-nighter and nearly freezing around 4AM is a Disneyland Park Hopper. WORTH IT.

One Word Resolution for 2016 - my word is INTENT, and you can read more about it at the Girl on the Roam blog.


MAKING ME HAPPY
  • Geek Girl hangouts - we had a belated holiday/New Year's gathering with my ConSquad (aka the girls I teamed up with/roomed with/made friends with at 2015 Comic Con, hence the name) where we had Chewbacca donuts.
  • And I had a New Year's karaoke session with my OG girl gang - and this time we had our Raverham Lincoln (we know he's not a Founding Father, but his jazzed up name was the one that sparked all the others) with us!
  • Photo booths - I made it to my company's New Year's party this year, and they had a photo booth! Of course, the Sis and I couldn't resist.

  • Hamilton Musical National Tour was announced, and they're coming to Los Angeles in 2017! So I'm basically going for my birthday that year. Raise a glass! (Here are 2 unrelated pics of me geeking out during Alexander Hamilton's birthday week.)
  • Loki - Can't get over this guy. He is the cutest pilot in the Resistance! And he has a new friend, Mr. Lizard, whom he loves.
  • Poetry - I've been struck by the urge to write it again (it comes in bursts) and am working on a second poem this week. 
    • Also, to my surprise and delight, I found out ACTAEON was nominated for a Rhysling, which is an annual speculative poetry award given by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. I don't know who out there got me on the list, but I am so thrilled, honored, and thankful! I mean, have you read the other people on this list?! They're so good!


What's your Currently? How is 2016 treating you so far?

5 comments:

WritingNut said...

Krispy!! I'm not sure if you remember me... Its been forever!! I'm so glad to see that you're doing well and still blogging! I've recently returned to blogging myself, so I hope you get a chance to stop by!

My currently is finishing this novel (yup, still working on it), returning to the things I love - hehe, like blogging and reconnecting with all you great peeps :)

Hope to see you soon!!

Fifi Islaih said...

Congrats on the nomination!!

Connie Keller said...

Wow, you are so busy! But lots of great things are happening. And congratulations on the poetry nomination!! Wonderful news!

(BTW, I love the cool tights and star shoes.)

katyupperman said...

I love your posts so much! Tracey's right -- you do lead a fabulous life. :-) Your photos are always so gorgeous! I feel the same about Making a Murderer. Totally frustrating. And confusing. And just terrible. I wonder if we'll ever definitively know what happened that night? Thanks for joining in on Currently, Alice. Have an awesome week!

Liz Parker said...

Congrats again on that nomination! And SIX OF CROWS is awesome. Also, Poe is amazing. :) Have a good week, Alice!