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Media Roundup: The X-Files, More Neil, The Maze Runner

I think I’m going to have to stop calling this a weekly feature because honestly, I think you guys will get bored with me if I post weekly.  Some weeks I am just watching the same shows and reading the same books as the week before.  That’s why I haven’t posted one in a while.  So I figure I will just call them “Media Roundup” and try to post them weekly, but not if they aren’t really necessary.  So, here we go!

Music

Not a lot has changed on the music front.  I have kind of started listening to music more lately (remember I was on a podcast/audio book kick for a while), but I am still listening to Intense a lot, or some other mix of trance/EDM music.  I have recently started using Songza more, which is an app similar to Pandora, but it gives you more options.  For instance, you pull it up and it’s like “It’s Thursday morning, would you like music that’s good for:” and then gives you options like driving, working, getting an energy boost, etc.  It also gives you options to pick from a list of activities you’re doing or music genres.  There are a TON of different stations to choose from.  I really like the Epic Trance station, so I’ve been checking that out some.

Movies

You know, I honestly couldn’t tell you the last movie I watched.  I listened to some of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on listentoamovie.com the other day while I was working.  Oh, and I had bought a Groupon a while back to get this Superman DVD set, and I finally got it in the mail, so a Superman marathon might be in my future (maybe this weekend while Ricky is golfing).  Other than that, I/we haven’t really seen any movies in the theater and I haven’t watched any at home either.  Mostly just TV shows.

Television

I’m still working on finishing up Big Love.  I’m in Season 5 now, so I’ll be done soon and then 1) you’ll get to hear what I think of the finale and 2) you won’t have to hear me post about it on here anymore.

Ricky and I have also started watching another show at home together (we usually watch an episode of something while we’re having dinner each night) – Curb Your Enthusiasm.  He has apparently already seen all of it, but I had never seen the show before.  It’s based off of Larry David’s (creator of Seinfeld) life.  It’s pretty funny, in a weird way.  Larry keeps getting into all kinds of awkward social situations, and it’s fun (sometimes almost painful) to watch.

Also, I’ve started going back to the gym again.  I have a Mountainside Fitness membership, but I had put it on hold while I was unemployed for a while.  Now I’m back.  Their wifi their works way better than the wifi at our apartment complex gym, so I’ve been watching shows while I walk on the treadmill.  I decided to start a re-watch of The X-Files.  I loved that show when it was on and have watched some episodes over and over again, but I never finished some of the last couple of seasons.  The show went through Season 9, and recently they have started putting out Season 10 in the form of comic books, which I’ve been getting, but can’t read until I’m caught up.  So I decided to watch an episode every time I’m on the treadmill.  That will help me get caught up on the show as well as motivating me to spend 45 minutes on the treadmill every time I want to see an episode.

Books

Yes, I’m still on my Neil Gaiman kick.  Since reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane, I have also devoured Stardust, Coraline, and most recently The Graveyard Book.  Oh, and The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes.  I have more lined up to read on my Kindle, but I’m taking at least a bit of a break from Neil for a while to check out a YA book series I heard about that sounded interesting.  Believe it or not, I got a bit tired of the Kindle and decided I wanted to read them in actual book form.  So I went out and bought The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  So far, it’s pretty good, but I haven’t had a chance to get too far yet.  I like YA novels, they’re usually an easy read with an interesting storyline.  (No Twilight comments, please!)

I think that’s about it for now.  More soon!

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