Q: What kind of money does it take to buy a cow?
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Since this feature is called Sunday Funday, I thought I’d open with that lovely joke. You’re welcome.
Anyways, this weekly meme is hosted by Girl in the Pages. If you, too, want to do your own Sunday Funday post then head on over to that page, and link up to her blog.
Life has been treating me rather nicely, lately. While earlier in the month I was fretting about my visa application and securing loans and all these other important, but slightly dull, processes, I now have my visa, got my loan, and am, for the first time all summer, free floating. Yay! I hope everyone’s own life is going great, as well. 🙂
Things I’ve Been Doing
This week, I’ve mainly been reading, writing, and hanging out with my friends and family. I leave for my university (eep!) in less than two weeks, so I’ve been trying to spend time with those closest to me as much as I can. My friends and I wanted to take a road trip to the casinos right before everyone started to disappear, and much to my surprise, for once our plans actually went through! I studied the rules of black jack before I went, practiced with my friends beforehand, and walked into the casino feeling like I should be wearing shades as smoke wafted behind me, I was that cool. Then, I promptly forgot everything that I had learned, and just stared at the dealer, wondering if it was too late to smile and back away. Fortunately, there was a nice man at the table who was willing to mentor me and my friend a bit, and I actually walked away with twenty more dollars than I went in with. Of course, I then lost thirty on the slot machines, so not much of a victory there…not that I was expecting any winnings, though. Like Neil Gaiman writes in American Gods: “The secret is this: people gamble to lose money…They may brag about the nights they won, the money they took from the casino, but they treasure, secretly treasure, the times they lost. It’s a sacrifice, of sorts.” Still, I don’t want to make that many sacrifices when it comes to casinos. I think I’ll stay away for a while, yet.
Another fun thing I did was go see Guardians of the Galaxy. Parks and Recreation is one of my favorite shows of all time, and Chris Pratt as Andy is one of my favorite characters. That was the main reason I went to see the movie–I was interested in seeing how he did as a superhero instead of the lovable, child-like Andy. So, yes, I went for Chris Pratt. But now I’m getting excited for the next installment, and that’s just because the movie was awesome. I’m a big fan of superhero movies (aren’t we all?), and while Guardians of the Galaxy was no Ironman (because let’s face it, nothing will ever be Ironman), it was still massively enjoyable. It was way funnier than I was expecting, and Chris Pratt did, indeed, pull off his part as the Star Lord. I’m not ashamed to say that I was tearing up within the first ten minutes (why did the beginning have to be so sad?! My 3D glasses were all fogged up!) and close to doing the same in the last ten minutes.
Books I’ve Been Loving
American Gods by Neil Gaiman. And now, Stardust by Neil Gaiman. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (a re-read). The Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series (re-reading these, as well).
(This book is so good!)
Blogs I’ve Been Loving
Well, I’m off to London in only a little more than a week! And so, mainly packing. And more packing. And then once I’m done packing, I’ll continue packing.
Thanks for reading! Anything interesting happening in your life? Tell me about it in the comments!
¹Taken, in case you were wondering, from an old book call Pinocchio Was Nosey by Roy Doty.