Literally . . .
Someone accidentally woke up our entire state (well, anyone with an iPhone and the emergency alert system activated) at 4:45 am with an emergency broadcast system notification (ie, that blaring sound you hear for a tornado or flash flood warning — of which we had several, just last week).
This notification was for . . . a test.
Guess who is awake at that hour about 80% of the time, BUT NOT TODAY because I had decided to allow myself the precious gift of sleeping in?
Yep. Ah well. I have since recovered from the insult. Josh and I speculated perhaps it was a disgruntled employee’s last hurrah? I suspect we will never know . . .
Will FL ever make the NYT for something good? Maybe don’t answer that.
My biggest project for the day got rescheduled, so I feel like I have been gifted some time. I will either:
- do camp paperwork
- work on some future BLPA-adjacent stuff
- clean out email
- a combo of all 3
You know what I won’t do? 2021 photobook. WHY? Because it’s done!
For the first time, I chose the free “shutterfly design it for you” option. The proofs came out fine and I placed my order. It wasn’t cheap but honestly – most painless photobook experience ever.
Now I guess I could motivate myself to start on 2022. Maybe I caught up, I could actually get into a rhythm where I put photos for each month in an album!!! And that could be it for having photobook project hanging over my head FOREVERMORE.
I did not mean to read two books with very similar plots (‘normal’ woman has a romance with aging-but-still-hot famous celeb) in a row, but somehow it happened.
First, Elissa Sussman’s Funny You Should Ask RANDOMLY followed by Curtis Sittenfeld’s Romantic Comedy. I think Summer of ’69 might have been in the middle there, but still. This is just freaking me out. I just realized even the titles (“funny” and “comedy”) and covers (both red + pink) have parallels: WEIRD!
I read the first after it was recommended on a blog (maybe Sarah @ Harry Times?) and the second because it’s Curtis Sittenfeld and I have enjoyed everything she has put out.
(And neither were bad, but 80% of the way in I have to say I greatly prefer the Curtis Sittenfield version. Her writing just strikes a chord with me every time.)