Feminist Friday at Part Time Monster Tomorrow!

First, check out “Beyond the Bechdel Test,” Sabina’s follow-up to last week’s Feminist Friday post at Victim to Charm.

I’ll have the Feminist Friday post at Part Time Monster tomorrow. It will be a short, to-the-point post about Emma Watson’s UN speech and HeForShe. If you want to get a jump on the discussion, you can view her speech here and read the transcript here.

I’m slowly-but-surely regaining my momentum on the social media. I’m hoping to have a Banned Books Week post before Saturday, but that’s going to depend on my schedule. If you’re looking for some good reading on banned books, I suggest starting with Things Matter. Hannah’s been blogging BBW-related content all week, and doing a fabulous job of it.

Have a great day!

If We Were Having Coffee . . . (Monday Edition)

If we were having coffee, I’d order myself two coffees before I even sat down to chat.

Getty stock image.

Getty stock image.

I’d tell you how much I hate waking up on Monday morning and not having my Monday posts scheduled. That happened to me today — has been happening to me a lot lately, and there’s been absolutely nothing I could do about it. I have my fingers crossed that things might actually level off for me this week and I can get back to blogging more consistently. I was able to post so much through the spring and summer because I have a knack for time management and I was, for the most part, able to stay ahead of the posting schedule. My problem lately is that I just haven’t had any time to manage, and when I have had a little time, my energy level has mostly been so low that I’ve spent it zoning out or sleeping.

My life has been so strange and hectic since mid-July that I’ve had to change my lifestyle a bit just to keep up. I’m sleeping more, drinking less alcohol and caffeine, and eating more sensibly than I have in ten years just to get through the day right now. Hopefully some of this stuff will turn into good habits over the long term, but I didn’t do it out of concern for my health. I did it because I had no choice. It was find some extra energy or drown.

On Saturday, I took my grandson to his first college football game. It was Boy Scout day, so he got to walk around the field and see himself on the Jumbotron before the game. It was a very memorable experience for him, I’m sure, and I was happy to take him, but the walkaround meant showing up to the game two hours early and standing around in the 4 p.m. heat for a couple of hours. By the time the kickoff rolled around at 6:30, I was already exhausted. He loved it, though, and I was happy to be able to share that first stadium experience with him. Once the sun went down, it was a perfect night to be in an outdoor arena, and I got some nice photos.

I’d thought I’d spend the day yesterday writing this post and a Doctor Who review for Part Time Monster, then catching up with some folks on the social media. Silly me. I slept until noon and spent the entire rest of the day binge-reading on the couch. Since I started blogging about 10 months ago, I’ve not read more than 20 pages of an actual book in a day, and rarely more than 5. It took me part of the spring and most of the summer to read a 1,000 page history of the Medici. I knocked out a 750-page Stephen King novel  in two days over the weekend. And I don’t feel guilty about that at all. For the first time in more two months, I feel refreshed. Really refreshed. The only thing I did this weekend that I haven’t been doing for most of those two months is read a book.

So I suppose along with eating better and sleeping more regularly, I need to pay more attention to my reading habits.

And I need a Saturday all to myself soon. I need to spend it writing blog posts and tweeting. That’s the only way I’m ever going to get back ahead of the schedule.

When all else fails, post a music video, right?

Or a photo. Photos work well in a pinch, too. At the time this session was recorded, Slash claimed it was the only acoustic session he’d ever done. It’s notable for that alone. The format and the audio aren’t very flattering to Myles Kennedy’s vocal talents. He’s a lot better than this video would lead you to believe. The translation of this electric guitar classic into an acoustic duet is interesting, though, and the music is worthy.

The coffee post is delayed until tomorrow, but I did get Will’s Doctor Who review up at Sourcerer today. Will and I are tag-teaming this season of Doctor Who, and I’ll have a review at Part Time Monster of tonight’s episode early next week.

And let me just say my late September is not going as planned. Not at all. Last Saturday I thought I was looking an easy week and getting back up to my usual tricks. That just didn’t happen, but it will very soon. Right now, though, I have to go to a football game instead of writing two more posts. Perhaps I’ll catch up with you all tomorrow.

I’m missing the part of blogging where I interact with other bloggers on three or four social media networks. I’ll get back to that as soon as I am able. Thanks for sticking with me.