Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Weekly Obsession Wednesday - TV Binge Watching Abyss Ends(Sort of) ... Funny Book Reading Binge Begins

Hey everyone! This week was about chilling out. All these things were what I did I did while I was relaxing.

#3 Sleep

I feel like I slept more than I usually do this week. Yet I still got a lot of projects done this week. Which is weird. I guess I've just learned the value of taking several quick naps during the day and getting work done in between those naps. I seemed to sleep very deeply at night as well. Which was nice for a change. However, it did result in a lot lucid and false awakening dreams. Lucid dreams are dreams in which you are dream your normal weird dream but you are aware that you are dreaming. False awakening dreams are when you wake up in the context of the dream and really think you are awake. I kept have both of these at once. Every time I false awoke in my dream I would be telling my mom about my lucid dream that I had before. Weird.

#2 Robin Hood

I finished watching all five seasons of Merlin. I then proceeded to go into what I like to call a TV show mourning period. It's that moment when you know that you are never going to watch that show for the first time ever again. You almost don't want to watch anything else after that show is over, because that show was so good. There hasn't been a TV mourning period this bad since the first time my mom and I completed Firefly several years back.

However, I like to watch something while working on my magnetic poems and puzzles. Thus, I was determined to find something else to watch. I thought the best way to go about it was to find something as close to Merlin as possible. Thus, I decided to stick with BBC shows and new spins on English Folklore. Robin Hood has been on my Netflix watch list for a long time, and it seemed like the ideal choice. I enjoy it quite a bit. It's not Merlin but figure it's as close as I can get. It has the same British witty humor and drama. I love all the characters. Marian is my favorite character though because I relate to so many of her view points. We both have no patience for the lack of logically thought.

#1 Funny Novels About Slightly Awkward Quirky Boys

The good thing about the TV show mourning period is that it got me out of my semi-reading slump that was caused by my binge watching addiction. It has been an audio books only zone in my life for a month or two. That was when I fell into the binge watching abyss and watched four different series obsessively back to back. While audio books are great. I like to read something in print on a more regular basis. It helped that it finally occurred to me that the only books I was interested in reading were funny ones. I didn't care if the story had sad moments, but it had to have a lot of humor as well. I thought I would start by reading Harold and Maude by Collin Higgins who also wrote the movie. I knew I needed to read this book as soon as I discovered a few months ago that the awesome movie was based on a book. I bought the book and finished it in something like 3 or 4 hours. It was wonderful. It was just as wonderful as the film, and in some ways more humorous.

After I finished Harold and Maude I thought I would find another comedic yet dramatic book to delve into. I had seen the trailer for the movie Me, Earl, and The Dying Girl, and thought reading the book that the movie is based on would be perfect. I didn't know how perfect it would be. This book literally makes me laugh to the point of tears. My mom keeps saying, "How are you reading it when you are laughing so hard?" The truth is that sometimes I can't read I'm laughing so hard. I can't help it. It's hilarious! The main character makes up weird words and phrases just like my mom and I do, so I think that is why it seems extra funny to me. Plus, the characters get into some crazy awkward situations. I'm still reading it so I have a feeling that there are more laughs and possibly some sad tears ahead. I'm curious about what they did with the film, but a lot people have said that it is good. I hope that I agree when I get around to watching it.

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