The Perseid meteor shower happened recently so my friends and I planned a quick turn around to Joshua Tree, CA to go see it.
I can’t believe July came and went like it was nothing. Now that August is here, it’s time to join in the fun with Raisa’s and Eirene’s link-up: “My Favorite Things”. This post also ended up much longer than I anticipated ^^; So here are a few of my favorites, in no particular order 😀
Aziz Ansari’s Modern Romance
Aziz Ansari is one of my favorite comedians. And if you’ve seen some of his stand-up, the subject of the book is a familiar one: modern romance. Now this isn’t your typical humor book. Modern Romance is more so a sociological study with an extra side of wit. This book brings a little insight into what the dating struggles are like these days. Aziz Ansari partnered up with NYU sociologist Eric Klinenberg to design and conduct a study on modern romance with the constant change in technology and the ever growing presence of social media. It’s a large topic to cover in 300 pages but I think they did pretty well with what they narrowed their research down to.
Since I tend to multitask, I opted for the six hour audiobook while I worked one day. Being able to hear Ansari’s delivery with the jokes in the book was great but I did miss out on some informative graphs and pictures. I’ll have to read the book one of these days to see them.
It’s been cloudy and rainy for the past few days where I am. At times like these, I just want to curl up under my comforter and laze about. But lazing about has made me restless. And from there, I had the urge to start something new. Or somewhat new. It’s been years since I’ve tried blogging since I’m practically a social media hermit. My earliest attempts were the sporadic rantings of a silly pre-teen. My art blog in college didn’t last very long after I got buried under school work. Tumblr is my version of instant gratification blogging and so my blog there is a stream of funny gifs, pretty illustrations, and all the egg recipes that happen to pop up my dashboard.
Which brings me here for a blogging do-over.
Now that I have an inkling of clarity, I want to try blogging for several reasons. I want something to work on. I want to see my progress as I find fun with art again. I want a place to share some of my interests and adventures. Hmm… okay but to be real though, this blog will probably end up filled with silly things. XD