Everyone in the White House is getting Covid. I don't know the word for "exasperated by people getting the result they were asking for by being idiots" but that's how I feel about it all. It's not schadenfreude because I don't have pleasure in their ineptitude.
200,000+ people are dead in America, Donald. What a fucker.
I'm still reading the annotated Emma, which I took a break from for awhile. I'm hoping to finish it this year. I just finished The Killer Of Little Shepherds, which is a true crime history story. It's about a serial killer in France and the newer techniques (forensics, psychological, and legal) that captured him. The way that the French doctors and police solved the case are really familiar as they're the blueprint for modern forensics. I thought it was a really interesting book.
I read Jane Steele, which was a disappointment. I wanted to like it so much as a murderous Jane Eyre sounds so great. I'm a bit biased but I find Jane Eyre to be a wet mop. Jane is the color grey personified and Mr. Rochester is an abusive dick. What's to like?! I was hoping in the retelling Jane would be a badass and kick Rochester to the curb. This isn't like that, and I spent a lot of time asking "why" with the story line. Things just didn't make sense to me. I also found the writing pretentious and not settled; I think the author was trying to ape the era that Jane Eyre was written in) but it didn't work for me. The book was hyped and I see other people really like it, so obviously I'm off on my own here.
I have another one of the author's books, so hopefully that will be better.
Still slowly going through Casefile episodes, old and new. At this very moment I'm listening to the Yorkshire Ripper murders. Next is Mr. Cruel and then Sherri Rasmussen. I have a book on Sherri and her murder. It was one of the cases that made me gasp, if it weren't true it would be a fabulous mystery story. Vanity Fair has an article about it.
Nothing too new actually. I've restarted Monk to just have on while I'm knitting. It's also something everyone will watch, so that's nice. I've seen the first episode (or first half episode) of Vienna Blood. It's pretty good so far but I haven't had time to sit down and watch the rest of the series.
I also watched JoJo Rabbit. I'm a bit rubbish with movies and this sat on my DVR for awhile. I just get really antsy and then go online to see what happens in the movie. I don't know why either. I saw a review that said that JoJo Rabbit was a comedy that wasn't trying to be funny and it actually works. It's a good movie, interesting, and at times odd. I'm glad I watched it
I have a bunch of Real Housewives of Potomac on my DVR too. I need to sit down and watch them this weekend.
liI'm quite sad about Steinmart closing because I was able to fill out my "work" tops section there. I'm trying not to buy fast fashion (and phase it out) and Steinmart didn't really have that type of item. Well, at least, not the one near me. There were more grandma styles near me but they had some great selections from Tahari, Anna Klein, and Hilfiger. Sure, it was a few seasons out of date but that's all fine for me. I hit up the store in the middle of the day while everyone was at work and found some blouses, sweaters, and a weighted blanket. I've wanted one for awhile but they're expensive! I've used it for a week now and I think it does have some benefits, because of the weight I move around less. I have it in my den for TV binges. I don't know if I can say for sure it does anything for anxiety/stress while I have a migraine (and thus pain) but it felt nice. The only downside is that it can press on my bladder making me think my bathroom run is more of an emergency than it actually is.
I bought the Urban Decay Ultraviolet Eyeshadow Palette because Macy's had a 15% off sale going on and I thought "why not?" I love purple eyeshadow. Urban Decay's eyeshadows tend to be harder in the pan, do well with a brush, and can be scraped off and mixed to create a more vibrant paste shadow. The pigmentation for all Urban Decay shadows tend to be muted on me, unless I spend some time and prime my eye with a white base and built up the color. Since I'm wearing a mask all the time when I'm out, my eyeshadow game has either been intense or non-existent. No matter, I'm happy with the palette.
Oh Lisa. I was going to be sooo good this time around. I really love Lisa Eldridge's lipstick. They're long lasting and feel so nice on my lips. I don't have all her colors but I have a fair number of them. This go around, she came out with some kits and some glosses. Obviously because she knew I had no restraint. I got the lip kit (Blush) and the new Velvet Roses. There's a repeat in there I think, but I was planning on giving it to my friend who likes makeup as well but isn't keen on ordering sight-unseen. I also got the Go Lightly Lip Gloss, which is a variation on her lip color of the same name. It's a light pink color that works with my coloring better than I'd dreamt it would. My favorite high end red lipstick is one of Lisa's lippies; it's her Velvet Jazz, a blue-red color. My go-to drug store red is from Rimmel, also a blue-red color.