Four Random Thoughts

I’ve had a long day, so I will make tonight’s post short and sweet. Based on that age-old question Facebook asks daily, here is what’s on my mind.

And Just Like That

(Disclaimer: Spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t watched the show, you can skip this part)

I was looking forward to the Sex and the City reboot. I had hoped it would be a nice escape from real life. But honestly, I’m finding it rather annoying. And yet, I can’t stop watching it. Big and Carrie are no more. Carrie’s grief is somewhat short-lived, and that funeral left a lot to be desired. Charlotte is super annoying. I don’t know how Harry puts up with her. I loved when Stanford put her in her place in episode 3. Miranda’s storyline makes total sense, given her views on love in the original series. She was so picky and then basically settled for Steve. Without Samantha, Stanford was an adorable fourth musketeer – until he “moved to Tokyo.” Speaking of Samantha, I think the writers found a creative and respectful way to work her absence into the show effectively. Sometimes friendships don’t last, and life goes on. As for the rest of the show, the new characters are interesting, which I guess is why I keep watching – it’s better than doing the dishes.

Competitive Reading

The only reading goal I have in 2022 is to read more books. I’m not going to worry about what Oprah, Reese, or other celebrity book clubs recommend. Instead, I will dive into my shelves, overflowing with books on my TBR list, and enjoy.

Sounds simple, right? There is only one problem. I am hopelessly attracted to the shiny new titles that everyone is talking about, and most of the time, they are the latest releases. Once I read the rave reviews or hear about them on a podcast, I can’t help but add them to my collection. Otherwise, I suffer from severe FOMO that everyone is reading but me.

Stitch Fix

I just received my first Stitch Fix in the mail today. I’ve always wanted to try it. My sister uses it to pad her wardrobe, and I must say that everything she has received so far looks great on her. So, I took the quiz and paid the $20 styling fee. My personal stylist selects clothes based on what I’m looking for. I described my style as “Zoom friendly” on the top for work and super comfy on the bottom.

Boy, did they deliver! I kept three of them out of the five pieces – a pair of super comfy jeans that fit me perfectly. A red top and a cozy sweater that will look fabulous on camera. The price was right, and the rest gets shipped back to the warehouse for free. I’ve already scheduled my next “fix” for right before my birthday. I can’t wait to see what they pick for me.

A COVID-19 /Work From Home Haiku

Zoom meetings all day
Time to shut the computer
And see the sunset

I missed the sunset
Email is so distracting
Maybe tomorrow

3 comments on Four Random Thoughts

  1. vidya
    January 14, 2022 at 11:17 pm (2 weeks ago)

    loved that haiku.. and I totally understand about that constant struggle between wanting to finish the TBRs and the new titles that catch our attention..

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  2. Tamara
    January 5, 2022 at 3:40 pm (3 weeks ago)

    “Maybe tomorrow” – hahahaha!

    Thank you for the “Just like that” summary. I was a huge SATC fan back then. I’m not subscribed to the channel that broadcast the reboot, so I only ever see the trailer. What do you mean funeral – did Big die? Heart attack?
    I understand JSP and Kim Cattrall did not like each other, so Samantha Jones was not included in the reboot?

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    • Elisa
      January 6, 2022 at 9:21 am (3 weeks ago)

      Yep – they killed him off! If you can’t watch the show, I suggest reading the reviews which basically reiterates each episode with great commentary (I read them at Slate.com and Vulture.com but there are others). Also, there is a great article in the NYT Opinion section about how they are approaching the issue of aging. A very interesting read.

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