OCTOBERRRRR IS OVERRRRR?! I might normally reflect on how fast time is going but I’m focusing more on my impending mortality. Let’s just reflect on the things that happened, like starting a new job that keeps me from doing as much reading as I want and how I read like 10 blog posts by other people all month.
I spent my favorite night, Halloween, buying a new phone and saying peace out to the iphone, which I hated almost since the day I got it two years ago. I went through 3 iphones in 3 months because of issues with the phone – I never dropped it and cracked the screen. I will give myself some Life Achievement points for that one. I am now the proud and confused owner of a Windows phone and I love it so far (I’ve had it two days as I write this).
Favorite Books in October: BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE IT FINALLY HAPPENED, Althea & Oliver, and Code Name Verity on audio, which I did not finish in October but I listened to 95% of it and I need to tell everyone how amazing the audio is and how I cried so much more this time around which is dangerous because I was driving. I read a depressing 15 books in October, so I really need to step it up so Goodreads stops telling me about how I’m behind in my goal. Remember when I was consistently 14 books ahead of my goal?
Favorite Movie/TV in October: I finished Doctor Who re-watch (I stopped at The Angels Take Manhattan so as not to suffer Clara overload). Still plugging away through Gilmore Girls instead of getting caught up on anything else – I’m about done with Season 3. I realize now that I don’t like any of the love interests for Rory, especially now that Dean is only Sam to me. I also revealed on twitter that I never watched the last season when it originally aired.
Favorite Musical Discovery in October: I don’t think I listened to anything new. Boring.
Favorite PR of October: I put in a lot of work in October and I’m pretty happy with these numbers. Fran – 7:09 RX// 2RM Back Squat @ 215 – first rep was okay, second rep was super ugly but I stood it up//All in one day: 1RM Back Squat @ 230, 1RM Bench Press @ 135, 1RM Deadlift @ 275 (attempted 285 and bailed early)//Snatch @ 103//Clean and Jerk @ 133. I hadn’t had a Snatch or C&J PR since probably November 2013, and these were both only like 5 pound increases, but it felt really good to announce my short term goals on a Monday (Back Squat my goal for the year – 125, which I obviously blew out of the water – and PR both Olympic lifts) and complete them all by Thursday. In November I want to Front Squat 200, really test my Overhead Squat, and keep plugging away to get my back squat to my new goal…250!
Top Blog Thing in October: I participated in the Sunnydale Project this year and it was amazing to get to talk about how much I love Buffy and read about how much everyone else loves Buffy and just…Buffy. You can read my guest post at Bookish Comforts.
Top Blog Search Term in October: I don’t know what this person was looking for, but “falling in love boys girl ber tatto”.
I know up there I said Halloween was my favorite, but I forgot about Thanksgiving. So, I can’t wait for the holiday we’ve made all about eating tons of food because I’m all about that. I have a giveaway going on right now that’s about to end, and I have a few other giveaways planned leading up to the holiday season.