What I’m Into (August 2014)

I can’t believe that August is almost over. I can’t believe that it actually started. This has been one happy, busy month.

But, to give you a snapshot of my month, I’m linking up with Leigh Kramer to share.


Once upon a time, I read like it was going out of style. I would tear through any book you could throw at me, and I would be able to finish it in a day or two. And then give you a very comprehensive analysis of it. Fast forward to now, and I’m eight months out of my master’s degree, and reading almost (almost) sounds appealing to me again. There have been a few books that I’ve made my way through in the past couple of months.

I loved The Help (Stockett). I know, I’m a few years late. But it’s so good. The characters are so nuanced, and I enjoyed getting to know them. I worked at a library when the movie came out. And I didn’t read it then. Shame upon shame. But, it’s great. If you’ve been living under a rock like me and haven’t read it, please do so.

I neglected Husband-Man to read Divergent (Roth). My dear friend (who’s moved out of the country) got me the series for my birthday this year (… in January…) and I enjoyed reading the first book. It’s not high literature, to be sure. But, it’s fast. And it’s an interesting story. As Anne mentioned over at Modern Mrs. Darcy in June, YA books can hold a wonderful place in the life of an adult. I hope to read the next book in the series next month. And to not neglect Husband-Man as much while reading.


Husband-Man and I don’t have cable, so our TV/Movie forays are limited to what’s available online for free and what the public library carries. But, this month, I started watching the Fox Cosmos reboot with Neil Degrasse Tyson, and it’s so cool. Husband-Man is way more into documentaries (no focused on fuzzy animals) than I am, but this series moves fast enough that even I can get into it. I don’t agree with all of the scientific theories championed, but the production quality is fabulous.

Also, have you seen Animal Planet’s Meet the Sloths? It’s a slow show. (Punny. Very punny.) And it’s adorable.

I also watched Four Weddings and Funeral. And Pretty Woman. Does that count? Nothing cutting edge and cool. But definitely classic.


I just found All About that Bass by Meghan Trainor. (Edited version shared.) It’s fun to dance to while getting ready for work.

On my blog

Really getting motivated to get fit

Honoring the memory of my old car

Being a noob at work

The cover letter I always wanted to turn in with job applications

General Monthly Obsessions 

Ricola. Have you ever tried to sleep when you just wanted to cough? And Musinex (although I have always hated their marketing campaign). Can you guess who had a major cold this month?

There’s this new shop in the town that I work in, and I’ve decided that that’s where I’m doing almost all of my Christmas shopping. It’s called Bargain Hunt. They buy returns or out of season items from other retailers, and sell the items at a discount. But, when they label most items, they put a date on the label. And the date determines percentage discount. Oh, it’s so much fun.

Also, let’s talk about coffee. I am getting too attached to it recently. And cute cups make it worse.

Recipes (2)


What have you been into this month?

2 thoughts on “What I’m Into (August 2014)

  1. sarahkerner says:

    I know just what you mean about reading… I didn’t read anything for fun the entire time I was in law school, and maybe for about a year afterwards! Too much reading for class and I just couldn’t handle anything else. These days though, I am back at it like a fiend. (Although I don’t have as much time to read as I would like!)


    • Carla says:

      I’m really hopeful that the fog lifts entirely some time soon and I can start reading like I mean it again. My reading stress got to a point while I was pursuing my master’s that I could read some stuff for fun, but only easy books. Anything with stress or suspense and I was out.
      So, I probably read Little House on the Prairie about four time in the year and a half that it took to finish my MBA.
      Thanks for commenting!


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