It’s been a long time since my last blog post.
Now that I have acknowledged that, let’s move on, shall we?
On Saturday, I was suppose to attend a blogging workshop hosted by the Lethbridge chapter of Ladies Learning Code, but it was cancelled due to low registration. I’m a bit bummed because I was looking forward to learning some tips and tricks I could use for this space, but after reviewing the content that was going to be presented I realized I knew most of it anyway. I also thought attending the workshop would give me the kick in the butt I needed to start blogging again, perhaps by gaining confidence in my ability to do so.
Foolish, I know. But that was my reasoning.
Even though I didn’t attended the workshop, it looks like I’m back to blogging. Be warned… it
might will be crappy at first, but I know I will get better the more I do it. I also know that I have people who believe that I am a good writer who will be cheering for me to continue.
These are the people you need to talk to with your pitchforks and torches.
I completely forgot that it was Black Friday when I decided to grab lunch from the mall on Friday. Before I continue, yes Facebook friends, I declared that I would participate in Buy Nothing Day, but I need food to live.
I generally hate shopping, but I hate Black Friday and Christmas shopping more so. The people, the line-ups, and the noise shoot my anxiety through the roof. Get in, get out is my motto. Unfortunately, the Booster Juice that day was feeling the pressure and I ended up with a chunkie instead of a smoothie. I didn’t bother telling the noticeably overwhelmed young man manning the blenders because I was already eyeing the exit.
Finally, I neeeeeeeeeeed to talk about Gilmore Girls: A Day in the Life. If you’re tired of hearing about it or aren’t interested in what I have to say, this is your stop.
NO SPOILERS, PLEASE!
I didn’t start watching Gilmore Girls until 2014 when the the entire series was released on Netflix. I loved the mother-daughter relationship Lorelai and Rory had, I loved the quirky town and its residents, and I anxiously waited with each passing season for Luke and Lorelai to finally get together.
I wasn’t really excited about the revival until about a week before the four “seasons” were released. I knew there was going to be a lot of talk on the Internet about it — possible spoilers, speculations, and the #lastfourwords — so before I went to bed Thursday night, I forced myself into a social media blackout to avoid being spoiled. I marathoned through all four episodes Friday night and finished a little after midnight. I laughed, I cried (using up four Kleenexes in the process), and at the end of it all, my gut felt hollow. It felt hollow because after hearing the last four words I knew no more episodes would be made to deal with them. But talk about a great jumping-off point for all of the Gilmore Girls fan fiction writers out there! (No, I’m not one of them.)
Did you brave the crowds on Black Friday or do you prefer doing your holiday shopping online like me? The past two years I’ve done most of my shopping on Amazon and I ain’t looking back!
If you watched Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, what did you think of it? Was your guess correct on the last four words?