M*A*S*H, Parks and Recreation, Raising Hope, Portlandia.
Recently my wife and I watched the end of these series, some, only the end for now on Netflix. Others, forever.
It has gotten me thinking about endings – and continuations – in general. This also seems apropos as we are coming up on the end of the year. I already am looking back on the year, and it’s not even over.
I like to read series, especially crime and mystery series, but I am finding with several, I am getting weary of them, about halfway, sometimes even a quarter way through them. And unlike Andi, who recently wrote about never abandoning books, I don’t always feel like finishing series. Maybe to put it simplistically, if the author, in my not so humble opinion, decided to “crap out” on his series, then why shouldn’t I be allowed to do the same?
So does that mean if I’ve been crapping out on my blog, you can crap out on reading it? Does this mean the end of my blog? No, at least as far as the end for me. As with books, you always have the choice to “crap out” on a blog. However, as for me, I am, and will be, continuing this blog…with a new blogging schedule, of course. I hope you will continue reading it even though I only will be posting once a week.
I started the year with the goal of posting daily, then five days, then four, then three…and now one. I think it’s that I’ve decided I can combine all those posts into one, about what I’m reading, watching, and listening to, what I’m grateful for, and links that have caught my eye for the previous week. I am rethinking of renaming these posts on Sundays too, but more on that when I actually do it. Let’s just say it’s about synergy.
Besides Andi’s post, here are some others that have caught my eye recently:
- Topping the list, with the opposite view from Andi is Stefanie of So Many Books who writes “On Not Finishing Books”.
- Next up is Alice of the blog OfBooks with “Books That Have Taught Me About Ignorance”.
- Trish of Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity reminds us to “Find Your Beauty” inside yourself, no matter what it is.
- Ti of The Book Chatter talks about “Holiday ‘Creep’ and Keeping It Real” as she looks at things to look forward between now and Thanksgiving (here in the U.S. as my friend John reminded me below in the comments).
So I think I’m going to end it, like Ti did earlier this week, with thinking about those things I’m looking forward between now and Thanksgiving:
- First up is today as I’m looking forward to just being able to chill after working yesterday, which will include reading Sunday Salon posts.
- Next up is, “stealing” from Ti but I’m doing the same, preparing my reading list for my Thanksgiving break as I’ll be participating in Thankfully Reading Weekend from Nov. 27 through Nov. 30. I have a few books on the shelf so far, but I’m not committed to anything yet.
- This Friday, my wife and I are going to see a local band The Now and Not Yet play out at a bar. We went to see them this past Friday at another place and are looking forward to seeing them again this time where the guitarist will break out his electric guitar (usually they play acoustic music but for this setting, they allow him to plug in).
- While my wife and I do have Thanksgiving off together, she has to work that night so will be sleeping most of the day. We’ll still have Thanksgiving dinner, and she does have Wednesday off as do I, so we’ll spend that time together too, especially as – and last but not least thing I’m looking forward to between now and Thanksgiving – we celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary on Nov. 23. We’ll be celebrating that Wednesday, maybe with a viewing of Mockingjay and a rare lunch together, because she’s working a 12-hour shift next Sunday. But hey, at least, we’ll be celebrating.
So what are those things toward which you’re looking forward between now and Thanksgiving? Share here in the comments and/or on Ti’s original post. Also be sure to stop by the other links I’ve provided and comment there as well.