I wanted to do a Friday five post today but, to be quite honest, if I’m not at work, I’m at the hospital. Or just trying to find some normalcy in my current life situation. (did i just lapse in to a vague facebook status? sorry.) Anyway, I have a few favorites and a few not so favorites. Let’s get started.
I’ll get the shitty stuff out of the way so that the good seems so much better.
My father is still in the hospital (if you hadn’t guessed from the above paragraph.) Yesterday started week three. The doctors have been a little bit less elusive and a little bit more talk-y. They’re running more tests that will take at least another week or so for the results to come back. Again, since I feel like I’m (and everyone) is grasping at straws here, I find myself hoping they find something wrong. The other problem is that since there isn’t anything technically wrong, the doctor told my mom that it is going to be very hard to justify keeping him in the hospital. Which is another huuuggee reason why I’m hoping they find something, anything that they can start to treat.
On a slightly related note, for the past three weeks, the birds in my neighborhood have been starting their chirping between midnight and 3am and haven’t stopped until noon-ish. My mom said there’s an old Italian myth that says if you hear birds after dark for three straight nights, death is coming. This, of course, has given me anxiety. Especially since she followed that up with “that’s what happened to your grandfather. we heard birds for three nights and then he was gone.” um. have you met me? don’t tell me these things.
Let’s move on to happier things, shall we? Good.
LISTENING TO: Along with always having a plan, Lisa is usually my main source of new music. I was in the car with her the other day and she tells me, “listen to this song; you’ll love it”. Normally it takes me a while to warm up to new songs because, let’s face it, the Backstreet Boys, One Direction, or Taylor Swift haven’t released anything in a while. Anyway, she put this song on and I was hooked.
I know, right??!! Sometimes I like to pretend that it’s somewhere between 1950 and 1965 and I’m Reese Witherspoon in Pleasantville. Or Diana Agron in that Sam Smith video. Maybe even a female Calogero from A Bronx Tale – minus the Mob. You feel me?
This song takes me right there. It gives me hope that music is going back to basics. Like, when lyrics actually made sense and conveyed emotion. amirite? I also recommend River, which I’ve had stuck in my head for two days already.
READING: I’m currently reading the new Princess Diaries book, Royal Wedding. I had forgotten how much I loved these books. Mia is so smart and strong; it’s so refreshing. A quick example, she wants to be engaged to/marry Michael, but it doesn’t consume her. She knows she’s got other shit to do, like RULE A COUNTRY. #yougogirl. Also, there’s a third PD movie in the works? The excitement is real. Except what the heck, Anne Hathaway? You know you want to be a part of this, stop playing. Strap on that crown and let’s go.
WATCHING: I’m a sucker for a good commercial and this one from Cheerios doesn’t disappoint.
I literally cannot with those two.
I guess that’s it for now. Sorry this is so all over the place. ugh i feel like such a slacker.
How was your week? Has anyone else heard of the bird thing? Is there a way to make them stop?