First, I'm going to a girls' night with some former co-workers tomorrow. I was only planning on going for a couple hours and using the pregnant mom card as my excuse. It starts at 6 so getting in some socializing and being home shortly after 8 felt like a win-win. I was also planning a productive weekend which isn't going to happen now, so I'm hoping to hammer some projects out once Parker's in bed today and tomorrow. Friday and Saturday nights will be dedicated to Gilmore Girls and chocolate chip cookies. (Side note: I contemplated pop-tarts, but can only have un-iced ones and they taste like cardboard anyway.) (Side note #2: NEVER MIND. I just realized that with some puff pastry and jam I can make my own pop-tarts.)
The problem is, yesterday our host texted us to let us know that she needs help bagging and labeling what sounds like clothing donations for seniors so we'll be doing a lot of that. When I told her I'd likely be a little late she said they'd save me some work. It's like that time I was invited to a wedding and then informed I was on set up and tear down for the whole event. How do you say no to charity/brides when you've already said you're going? I don't mind helping out, but feel a little hoodwinked. All I can say is, there had better be potato chips.
Second, I'm really enjoying being on the Goodreads party bus. It's motivating me to finish reading Today Will Be Different which I'm currently in the middle of and not enjoying at all. It's a quick read which is why I haven't bother putting it down. I liked Where'd You Go, Bernadette? but I listened to the audiobook and I'm wondering if that had some sort of impact. I've read this author's other book and hated it, too, which leads to the ultimate question: Does listening to an audiobook count as reading it?
I listen to a lot of audiobooks. I find listening to them an excellent way to get housework done during nap time, kill time while travelling/commuting, or knit along to. I don't consider audiobooks "reading," however, because they're listening. I'm still consuming the book, though, so does it count? The problem with audiobooks, too, is that it's all about who reads them. When I listened to Stephen Fry read Harry Potter it was actually magical. On the other hand, the fellow that reads the Song of Ice and Fire series kind of butchers it. Both are book series I love, but the audiobook experiences are night and day. I'm currently listening to Yes Please and I can tell you that it's a totally different experience than just reading it would be. I mean, Patrick Stewart reads part of it. That's definitely not in the paper version.
So do audiobooks count as Goodreads books? Yay or nay?
Homemade puff pastry pop-tarts. Yay or nay?
Leggings as pants. Yay or nay?
Who would win in a fight? Justin Trudeau's hair or Donald Trump's?