May 2021 Week 2 Recap

I mentioned a movie without noting that a character's gay, that's—wait, shit.

We’re on an off-week, so let’s jump straight to the numbers.

Tuesday 5/04

  • Duolingo: 20 XP earned, ~0 minutes
  • Reading: 2% of Cielo en Llamas, ~90 minutes
  • Watching/Listening: 2 episodes of Tangled, 1 episode of Kiwillius, ~60 minutes
  • Speaking: reading out loud, ~30 minutes

Wednesday 5/05

  • Duolingo: 20 XP earned, ~0 minutes
  • Watching/Listening: 5 episodes of Tangled, ~120 minutes
  • Speaking: reading out loud, ~30 minutes

Thursday 5/06

  • Duolingo: 20 XP earned, ~0 minutes
  • Reading: 2% of Cielo en Llamas, ~90 minutes
  • Watching/Listening: 2 episodes of Tangled, 1 episode of Kiwillius, ~60 minutes
  • Speaking: reading out loud, ~30 minutes

Friday 5/07

  • Duolingo: 20 XP earned, ~0 minutes
  • Reading: 2% of Cielo en Llamas, ~90 minutes
  • Watching/Listening: 2 episodes of Tangled, 1 episode of Kiwillius, ~60 minutes
  • Speaking: reading out loud, ~30 minutes

Saturday 5/08

  • Duolingo: 20 XP earned, ~0 minutes
  • Watching/Listening: The Mitchells Vs. The Machines, 1 episode of Kiwillius, ~120 minutes

Sunday 5/09

  • Duolingo: 20 XP earned, ~0 minutes
  • Watching/Listening: 1 episode of Tangled, 1 episode of Kiwillius ~60 minutes

Monday 5/10

  • Duolingo: 20 XP earned, ~0 minutes
  • Reading: 2% of Cielo en Llamas, ~90 minutes
  • Watching/Listening: 2 episodes of Tangled, 1 episode of La Zona Cero, ~60 minutes
  • Speaking: reading out loud, ~30 minutes
  • Total Duolingo: 140 XP, 0 minutes
  • Total reading: 1/10 books read, 360 minutes
  • Total watching/listening: 6 YouTube episodes, 1 movie, and 13 television episodes watched, 540 minutes
  • Total speaking: reading out loud, 150 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 hours 0 minutes

A slightly abnormal week.  My Wednesday was unusual, because I had my final licensing exam for work (which I passed, so that little chapter of my life is done now, woo) and was basically given a free day in terms of actual work activities.  I ended up treating it as a weekend and watched a big chunk of Tangled, which is growing on me, but I’m doubtful is going to be my favorite show any time soon.  I mean, it’s fine, but as I said last week, very, very straight.  Anyway, after finishing the licensing, I had a return to normalcy with my actual job and schedule, and as nice as it was to be doing something novel for two months, I missed doing my actual job and am not sad about getting my old schedule back.

On Saturday, after my curiosity was piqued by some favorable reviews, I checked out The Mitchells Vs. The Machines, which I quite enjoyed.  It had a few little things that kept it from being, like, amazing or anything, but for the most part it was great.  Was not a waste of my time, definitely recommend.

Then, to end out the weirdness for the week, Sunday was Mother’s Day, and I was dang busy all day and basically didn’t have time to work on anything for myself.  Which is fine, not torn up about it, but it’s been a while since I’ve had such a lousy day in terms of numbers.  Ah well.

Cielo en Llamas is progressing slowly, which is to be expected at this point, but I must admit, I’m gradually enjoying these books more and more.  I found the first few rather frustrating, as they continued to touch on similar story beats in a cyclical fashion, making it feel very samey, but that was better on the previous book, and this one seems to be continuing on with that shakeup rather than backsliding into a “safe” direction.  There are some elements in the writing I don’t really like—there is a sort of casual sexism with how the books’ characters and prose discuss women that’s annoying, for example—but they’re becoming a better and better time as I go.

Going into next week, I’m expecting some slight unevenness again.  Tuesday when this blog is going live, I have the day off because of a doctor appointment I had to schedule at an awkward time, so I’m going to be treating it a bit more like a weekend.  Additionally, Wednesday through Friday my work’s being weird for one final stretch while I go through the brief training course on how to use all our proprietary systems to be able to do all the actions that my licensing gets used for.  Then, next Saturday, I have some heavy duty plans and might have some slacking-looking stats then, but we’ll see.  Fortunately the week after that it’s back to normal work for real and likely a return to normal numbers for a while.  Definitely excited for that.

Anyway, that’ll do for this one, TTFN.

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