great indoors, again

These three darkest months of the year are hard times for me. I miss the sunlight. I’m not a fan of sunset being at 4:35. So I’m looking for light within the darkness. Some of you mentioned tricks you use to get happy on my Facebook, like music and cake and friends. All of these are good. There’s much to be said for indoor entertainment.

Like how in recent Netflix adventures I’ve been watching last season of Private Practice. I never hear people talking about this show so I don’t know how popular it is, but I think it’s really good. It may not have that overwhelming intense thing Grey’s Anatomy does, but some of their story lines rival Grey’s. I’d watched that Grey’s ep where Addison takes her brother to Seattle Grace a while ago, so it was cool to see the tie-in from Private Practice‘s side. The characters are sweet and it’s always interesting. Recommended.

In movie news, I just saw The Men Who Stare at Goats. Dude, it was so much better than I thought it was going to be! It’s the best movie I’ve seen in a long while. Recommended, especially if your sense of humor is kind of weird like mine. Now I’m waiting for Brothers. I used to have a husband list when I was a teacher, where every year I’d list my Top Five Husbands and students could call me by any of those names if they wanted. Anything to make the day more fun for them, you know? And, um, me. For several years, my #1 and #2 husbands were Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal. I’ve been saying that those boys look alike for years, and now they’re playing brothers! Totally brill.

Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal

Books I want to read keep piling up. I like to read in bed, but sometimes I’m so tired that I can’t read more than a chapter. This means it takes me a ridiculous amount of time to read books these days. I’m finally reading Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You, which is just so freaking good. Highly recommended. I’ve been a fan since Plan B, so I’m thrilled about all of his success. You deserve every bit of it, Jonathan!

Of course, the only music I’m playing these days is the new John Mayer album. I scored floor seats for his concert at Madison Square Garden! Excellent ones, yo. It’s a good thing I’m into anticipation, because the concert isn’t until the end of February. Which is perfect, since February is the coldest month and I don’t do cold. So I’ll look forward to this concert and let it be my light at the end of the darkness. I feel warmer already.

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