Man, is it really 2014 already? I hope everyone had a good holiday, I know I did. I finally got my recurve bow for Christmas, as well as plenty of socks (the only thing I had asked for the year before were socks and I received not a single pair). I’ve been trying to convince my family for years not to buy me anything for Christmas, yet they refuse to listen. Oh well. A couple of other amazing things that I received for Christmas was an action figure of The Governor (from the Walking Dead) from my lovely boyfriend, a wood burning kit, the first season of Darkwing Duck on DVD, and a TV for my bedroom – all from mom.
I was able to ring in the New Year with my boyfriend in person. I couldn’t have asked for a better start to 2014 than that. I can’t wait to finally be with him for good, but until then, I have realized that I need to embrace the fact that I am in a long distance relationship. There are so many opportunities for us to get to know each other and so many creative options out there to make people in an LDR feel closer that I should take advantage of that while I can.
What I proposed to him the other day, which he eagerly accepted, was the idea of us starting a book club. Basically one of us chooses a novel, we each purchase a copy, and we read and discuss the novel together. So what is our first novel?
“Guilty Pleasures” by Laurell K. Hamilton. This was my pick. I have read this book already, but it has been at least 10 years, so I thought it was time to reread it. I had the pleasure of meeting LKH at Dragon*Con in 2012 completely by chance. I’ve mentioned LKH a couple of times during my conversations with the boyfriend so I thought that choosing one of her novels would be fitting.
In other news…
‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ returned last week with a painful episode that ended up being one of my favorites of the season. I’ve been on the fence about the show since the beginning, but I think the production team in finally starting to step it up.
After a season finale that nearly ruined me, ‘The Following’ returns on Sunday, January 19 (yes, a special premiere on Sunday). Though almost ALL of my favorite characters met their unfortunate demise, season 2 of this FOX favorite has already generated a lot of buzz, the experts saying that this season will be bigger and better than the first season.
‘Hannibal’ will – thankfully – return February 28! And nonetheless, it will be returning on Fridays at 10! Thank goodness. Now I can get my Hannibal fix without having to worry about getting enough rest for work the next day.
We have a little over a month until ‘The Walking Dead’ comes back on February 9th, but I can’t wait. I have a bet with my boyfriend that the Governor is still alive and will appear at some point or another. Come to find out, a coworker has the same bet with her family. Care to place a wager as well?