It's the weather--it's wrecking all my normal sleep patterns. Oh well, I'm semi-productive at night. The world is still insane and I'm just catching up when I wake up. Hopefully my schedule will even out this weekend so I can be awake during the day. Like a normal person. I saw someone else link this Google doc so I thought I'd share it as well. It's chock-full of anti-racism resources.
What I'm Listening To:
Enya. I fucking love Enya. She's been on repeat (excessively) as I clean out my closet and declutter my house. She makes it all chill. There's a buzzfeed article about Enya (from 2015) that talks about how she handles the press and her image. It's pretty interesting because I don't think I know much about Enya at all...save from the meme about how we all want to grow up to be Enya.
I can't say much on the topic, it's all disturbing and terrifying. I feel really horrible for the families.
It's fair to note how much racism, overt and covert, plays a part of the case. Even today--considering HOW many children were murdered, you'd think it would be infamous. It is quite infamous, but not to the level of Zodiac. The podcast is a decent introduction (as there are many interviews with people involved or who lived in Atlanta during the time) but I preferred the HBO documentary although that had it's own faults. I'm preferential to them over podcasts. I do think the HBO documentary features some of the victims more. There are faces to go with names. Some of the people in the podcast are in the documentary.
I left the HBO doc feeling that there was a serial killer but also more killers (maybe one offs? or abusive situations). The murders did stop after Williams went to jail (the patterned/M.O. type). Granted, some people don't think they did. I honestly don't know.
Things I bought:
Well, a little good and a little "bad". I bought some baskets from Target while ago but now they're no longer in stores (not that I'm going to the store since Covid-19). They are available online, so I got a few different sizes. The baskets are plastic, sturdy, and deep. They look really nice as well so that's a plus.
I also got the Villeroy and Boch New Wave coffee cups at Macys. I talked myself into, not that it was hard. I just bought two cups as they're only for me. They're the perfect single cappuccino or tea size.
The most exciting things I bought were yarn and a crochet hook off Etsy. I've bought from both of these shops before, so while repeats it's still exciting. The yarn I bought is from Dyetastic. I picked two hanks of Summer Meets Snow, a blend of ice blue to an orange-pink. The previous colorway I bought was Sunset Storm. They're really stunning in person. The crochet hook I picked up from MyDarnYarn. This is my fourth hook from them. I like to crochet while watching TV. Occasionally I knit but I prefer to crochet as I can easily fix my mistakes while knitting causes me all sorts of issues when I make a mistake. I learned how to crochet from watching YouTube (Same with knitting). I make scarfs, hats and, blankets for the local shelter.
What I'm Reading:
I'm still reading the Annotated Emma. I'm going quite slow and taking breaks with it. I've started a new Georgette Heyer book. It's one of her "country house" mysteries, although this is taking place in London more so. It features a reoccurring Scotland Yard Detective (although he's almost secondary). It's called Death in the Stocks. So far it's good, absolutely in Heyer's traditional style. Once I got used to her I've enjoyed her works immensely. I love the new covers of the re-released editions.
I saw Anonymous trending but I know that many of the OG hackers got picked up years ago. Maybe they were just DDOS attacks or something? I'm not really sure. All the tech peeps I know sniffed and rolled their eyes. It's all beyond me.
This list of Top 10 Scottish Crime Novels from the Guardian talks about the Tartan Noir books. I just love the title of Tartan Noir. Scottish mysteries tend to be gritty (or at least that seems to be the current trend).
I saw that Forbes is squabbling with Kylie Jenner. Look, homefry was not a billionaire when they said she was. Her company was listed for a billion dollars...which was also suspect considering their general competitors were not "billionaire" companies. Coty bought out Kylie's company which is, quite frankly, the dumbest decision I've ever seen. If you look at Coty though it's a lot of turn over (allegedly). That doesn't mean that Kylie isn't successful or whatever. I'd rather not be a member of that family considering your whole life is so public but I guess at least she got a payout from these companies. If anyone wins from this whole thing...it's Kylie. Forbes didn't do it's due diligence (like it didn't with Trump) and Coty overpaid by a bunch. Granted, if Kylie (and the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner group) lied in order to facilitate the sale than they might get in legal trouble.
What I'm Watching:
I'm rewatching Happy Endings-a comedy that appeared on ABC a few years ago. It's on HULU. Since I've seen it before it's easy for me to have on when my head hurts or I'm recovering. ABC always cancels the comedies I love (we're 3 for 3). I should just stop watching ABC because of it...but still.
I also gave in and watched the newest seasons of Real Housewives of New York and Beverly Hills. Right before a few of them came out on social media being complete twats. I mean, it's been known that a lot of these women are...tacky and insane. But there's a special type of obnoxiousness to lecture people who are fighting for injustice. Sonja Morgan got checked by Bernice King (I wasn't prepared for those two to ever collide. One is a disaster of a person and the other is Dr. Bernice King). I just got off Twitter but seriously...I'd hate to have to be PR management for any of them. I don't know if I'll continue watching...I don't really love anyone in New York and the only person I don't mind in Beverly Hills is Denise. I kinda liked Erika until the last episode.
I started Young and Hungry. One of my friends told me that I reminded her of one of the characters. She didn't specify which one and I'm not sure if I should be happy about it. Like, is it the ditzy-esque cook? The snarky friend? It's always interesting to hear what people see you as. I'm hoping it's because I enjoy cooking and not that I'm a disaster.