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Estrogen is power.

I can be a pretty spontaneous person. I'm that friend who suggests we leave Atlanta tomorrow morning and ride out to Nashville, just for the heck of it. Lately, however, I've been one, big, baked couch potato, staying warm and cozy at home during my free time. 

This weekend was different. This weekend, I was all over town... alllll over town. I got out, made moves and jump started my 2014 social life. It felt pretty good, too. Speed go-kart racing happened [pictured], hot yoga happened, lunch & a movie with Mom happened, a hibachi dinner happened [pictured], a tattoo shop visit happened [no new ink for me] and a hookah lounge visit happened. I also managed to run errands, pay bills, grocery shop, check out True Detective on HBO [Matt McConaughey is better than ever] and read an entire book.


Speaking of books, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman, was arguably the best part of this past weekend. I started the prologue on Thursday night, and if I didn't have to get up early Friday morning, I would've pulled an all-nighter flipping through the pages. I've always been an avid reader, but even the best books often have a bit of fluff that I find myself skimming through [Moby Dick, anyone?]. Sometimes it's just a paragraph or two, but other times I'll jump over whole pages. All those excessively elaborate descriptions can put a damper on my "narrative high" sometimes. It's the intense plot progressions that keep me hanging on like an infant to a nipple, and this book did not disappoint in the intensity department. My high never came down, and I could. not. stop. reading. The photo above was taken in the car, right before I started reading again in the Chick Fil A drive-thru lane. Anyone who likes the Magical Realism genre [think Like Water for Chocolate or One Hundred Years of Solitude] will definitely enjoy the story, and I can't recommend it enough.

The four-month delay at my library was worth it, and now I'm off return it and pass the goodness along to the next person on the wait list. Then I'll start looking other works by Mr. Gaiman.


  1. I like hanging out with people like you! Always great to be around people who are always just ready to go without questions....or even resources sometimes.

    I'll have to check out that book...once I get through my own winter reading. Thanks for the recommendation!

    ♥ C.A.

    1. No prob, hun! I really think you'll like the book. Let me know if/when you finish so we can discuss! :)

  2. I am definitly in the same situation you are in right now and I have yet to do something about it lol. I'm so tired of being a home body myself and life is really to short sucks that you grow apart from friends but then again it's a process of living and that's just life, something I'm coming to terms with.. My goal was to get out more even if it's by myself which it seems it will be most of the time and just paint the city red by myself lol.

    I'm gonna check this book out now since I finally finished up my last read from last summer lol.

    1. LOL! Okay, so it's certainly time for another read, and I'm sure you'll get through this one much quick than the last... what book was it?

  3. Like Water for Chocolate is one of my favorite stories, so I'm definitely putting this on my reading list. It looks like you had an awesome weekend! It seems like all the great blogs I've come across lately are Atlanta based!

  4. I've nominated you for The Liebster Award!!! ---->> to participate, the rules and questions are over on my blog:


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