Last week I caught some kind of hellacious stomach bug and spent a good 2 1/2 days miserable, so I wasn't exactly up to blogging. Now that I'm feeling better, I thought I'd share with you 5 things that are currently rockin' my world:
1- The (new & old) Crocker Art Museum
I know, it's pretty lame that I'd never been to the Crocker before, considering the enormous amount of art history knowledge I carry around inside my head.
Jude wonders how I acquired this information, seeing as I am not exactly college educated. I answer the same as when he asks me how I know anything: If it can be Googled, I have done it. I don't need your fancy degree, I am a graduate of the school of internetting. For the record, I do not like your Modern art, and I do not like Impressionism. I am amazed by photo-realism and surrealism, but am a huge Hater when it comes to digital art. "Isn't that design?", I always ask, and Jude just shakes his head at me.
2- Mumford & Sons
They should probably just have a picture of my face on that "Stuff White People Like" site. My musical tastes now consist of almost nothing but Neo Folk music. But I don't know how anybody could not love this.
3- All things Fall
Pumpkins, spooky decorations, falling leaves in brilliant colors. Taking the kids Trick or Treating, watching all the documentaries about the Salem Witch Trials. Cooking a giant meal for Thanksgiving, eating too much, wearing long sleeves again. Cooler temperatures and shorter days. The Harvest moon. Snuggling by the fireplace with a cup of hot apple cider. Not dying from the late California Summer that waited till the last minute to hit us with 100+ degrees.
I like it all.
Originally I thought this was a site that made it way too convenient for stalkers to kidnap you, but I have been schooled in the ways of Foursquare now and so I have busied myself with checking in to every place I go. I am currently the Mayor of the laundromat. I'm not sure I like what that says about me, but I hear that there are a ton of local places that offer deals for Mayorships, etc, like free passes to the zoo for example. I've yet to get any coupons or good deals but a lot of people leave cool tips after they've checked in somewhere that can be really helpful, like what times a business is slowest and which location has better service. I'm gonna keep checking in because I am pretty sure I'm on my way to becoming Supreme Queen of the ghetto laundry and that has to have some kind of perks. Free fluffing, perhaps?
5- These crazy people
This group is pretty much always on my list of favorites, even though they try their best to drive me to the very edge of sanity. I still like them better than anyone else.