Friday, January 30, 2015

Five on Friday #41


During Christmas, Spotify ran a special for non-members to do a trial session for 99¢ per month for 3 months.  I've loved it.  Best dollar I've spent per month.  I was using Pandora during my runs since it uses less data, but when I'm at home or anywhere with wifi, I use Spotify.  Since I have admin rights on my work laptop, Spotify was easy to add and now it's playing almost all day.  It helps me power through formatting and editing documents that feel way overwhelming.

I'm already dreading the day I resume having only 5 skips per hour and listening to ads.  I'm so cheap.


I haven't started reading Where'd You Go, Bernadette yet.  In my defense, I HAD to finish Just One Year since I'm only 50ish pages from the end and I need to know if Gayle Forman is a script writer and ends the book the same was as she did Where She Went.  There was that whole platform shift (where I had to convert all my books from Nook to Teh Flamin' Kindle format (yay for Calibre!)), and I didn't go to the gym on Wednesday like I had planned, which meant I missed my reading time and I didn't get to make it up since I was making dinner and setting up my new shiny.

I finished it yesterday at the gym and I'm glad she didn't finish it exactly the same.  I knew what was going to happen at the end since it was the 2nd book, but she didn't do it exactly the same as the first set of books.  Extra points for NOT being like Nick Sparks!

Also, if you see me on GoodReads, please don't judge the fact that I'm "currently reading" 7 books, plskthx.  Yes, this is a semi-accurate statement since 4 of them I started reading and then either lost interest in, am reading extremely slow (Out of Oz), or in the case of Flowers for Algernon, my copy was corrupt about 60% of the way through.  Talk about all.the.rage.  There's actually books that I've started that aren't even listed there (A Farewell to Arms).


I got my hair cut on Wednesday (thus why I missed my gym/reading time on Wednesday).  I went to the lady who dyed my hair before my Company interview.  It will be the last time I go back to her.  She did a pretty good job on my hair the first time, considering the difficult task of removing the blue, but she was doing my hair and other girl at the same time and one of us was always waiting.  I took her card after that session and said I'd come back for my trim.

First off, if you have a website scheduler.. USE IT PROPERLY.  I went to her website and it looked like she was completely open.  WIN.  Within an hour or so of scheduling my appointment online, I get a text from her saying that she doesn't have that appointment time available but she has random time, random time, random time, and random time.  None of those were really my preference so I asked her if she had anything available that afternoon.  She said she could get me in at 4.  Ok, easy day.

I skipped the gym to head to the salon.  Where I waited for 30 minutes.  Lady, you are not a doctor.  I made an appointment with you because I didn't WANT to wait.  That's the purpose of an APPOINTMENT.  All I required was a trim, I told her she didn't even have to wash it (which of course is complementary).  I'm easy.  Trim it all one length.  No layers, no taper, parted in the middle and then flip it to both sides to make sure its even.  Easy peasy.  It took her 15 minutes and that was only because instead of filling up her spray bottle with water from the beginning she took the time to try to spray my entire head with an empty spray bottle.

I'm over it.  Next.

I only got my hair trimmed and I figured it wasn't really noticeable...  Mr. Scrooge said it was kinda and when I was washing it the next morning I was all, "Where's my hairs?"


I love all the technology bits about Teh Flamin' Kindle.  I do.  But the struggle is real.  I was trying to read Feedly last night and instead of just showing me the posts in the reader, it would take me to the original site.  That kinda defeats the purpose, but whatevs.  Then as I was trying to comment, I would accidentally swipe the screen wrong and the browser screen would disappear and my comment would be lost.  Unlike Suzy2.5, there is no magic button to bring up all the open apps, so I would have to start all over again.  This happened 4 times.  I was ready to flip out and Mr. Scrooge was sitting beside me telling me he could just return it if I didn't like it.


Thank Jesus it's Friday because it was so difficult to get out of the bed yesterday morning.  I actually brought home my work computer last night to accomplish some stuff and after reviewing and making the edits to a document, I (thought I) saved it, and closed it.  When I went to email it, it was no where to be found.  Then again, I'm not really good at finding ANYTHING EVER on a Mac, but that's not the point.  I even did a word search and the document didn't appear.  I'm thinking I closed it without saving the changes thinking it was another document I had open.  Le sigh.  Whatevs.  I'm still counting that as an hour worked.

Additionally, at one point, I had my personal computer, my work computer, Suzy 2.5, Teh Flamin' Kindle, and the TV around me.  I could have brought Nook and had a freakin' party.  The number of technology devices was more than the sentient beings.  I definitely need to take that down a level.

It's Friday though.  It's about to go down all the levels!

Happy Friday, Gentle Readers.
Linking up with these ladies since it's FFFFRRRRRRIIIIIIDDDDAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!!!


  1. I have a huge list on GoodReads as well...and one book from last year that just refuses to leave the list even though I marked it as READ. Eh oh well. Also the hair dresser thing would drive me up the wall...if I ever went to one. Seriously I hate having to wait if I made the appointment for the SET TIME.

  2. I have a big GoodReads list, too. My husband and I had a conversation last night that there's no such thing as having too many books to read.

    The $10 I spend on Spotify every month is the best money I spend.

  3. I totally pay $10/month for Spotify and it is worth.every.penny. I am just sayin'!

    I have an ever growing list of books to read too!!!! Have a great weekend!

  4. Hahaha you sound like me about paying for stuff like Spotify! I could pay for the upgraded Pandora but instead I suffer through the commercials and the limited skips because I'm just that cheap. ;) Love those Gaston memes! I have like 5 or 6 partially started books on my Kindle, plus the actual books I got from the library. I'm kind of all over the place with reading lately. That's ridiculous about the salon, I don't blame you for not wanting to go back to her! Have a great weekend! :)


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