September is gone

September started with a nice long Labor Day weekend. It flew by after that and I still can’t believe it’s come and gone. Here are the highlights of the month.

Television

Finished the latest season of 13 Reasons Why on Netflix. Still a great show and this one had me guessing till the end.

Started and finished Carnival Row on Amazon. It was okay. Reminded me a lot of Penny Dreadful from a few years back. I’ll watch the new season if there is one.

We started watching Ryan Murphy’s The Politician on Netflix. A juicy dark comedy about the upper class and their high school woes.

I also watched the Armistead Maupin documentary on Netflix and thoroughly enjoyed it.

On cable, we started watching several new shows that premiered this month:

Bluff City Law – I admit I wanted to watch this one just because it was filmed in my old hometown of Memphis. There’s never been a lawyer show I cared much for, but this one has me hooked.

Prodigal Son – Who doesn’t love a good serial killer show? It’s easy to see where Thomas Harris’s Silence of the Lambs series inspired this one. It’s dark and different.

Evil – Another show probably using Harris for some inspiration, and another dark and delicious show I liked.

The Masked Singer – a cheesy singing contest but the first season last year was so much fun.

How to Get Away with Murder – We’ve been loyal to this show since the beginning. The last season just started, and it’s definitely time for it to come to an end.

Movies

Rocketman – I loved the soundtrack which I had already been listening to quite a bit this summer, but the movie was a bit of a let down for me. I probably would have enjoyed it more had I not already been acquainted with the score. But if you are an Elton fan, it’s worth a look.

X-Men Dark Phoenix – I’ve loved all the X-Men movies and enjoyed this one too despite the horrible reviews.

Writing

I wrote 2 poems of my own this month, and managed to keep up my year-long poetry devotion and read a poem every day this month.

I worked quite a bit on the book-in-progress but that kind of fell apart the last week because I had to go out of town for work. I decided to take a break from it as the month came to a close and will start fresh again in October.

Reading

I finished Stephen King’s End of Watch, his 3rd book in the Hodges series. I also finished Finders Keepers on audio, which is the 2nd book in the series. And then I started reading his new book, The Insitute, which was released in September.

Other Stuff

I already mentioned I spent a week out-of-town for work. It was a business trip to Orlando which wrapped up the month. Before I left, I spent quite a bit of time in the garden doing some transplanting. I actually made a list of plants to move and because it was so hot outside, I only transplanted one or two of them each day that week. But I’m glad it’s done because usually it gets too cold too quick here and the garden gets neglected pretty quickly. Summer temps in the 90’s lingered here all month long.

I wanted to remove my fish from my pond and bring them inside for the winter. More about this in another post, but I set up two ten gallon tanks for them in my basement and brought in every single one. With the temps still being warm, I knew the pond would now be a haven for mosquito larvae so I bought a few cheap goldfish and some rosy cheek minnows to put back in the pond. The tanks are doing well though and are full of live plants. I also learned how to hatch brine shrimp to feed them.

I didn’t work as many hours this month for Instacart due to other duties and my trip, but I paid off that credit card I mentioned last month. That felt great and gave me incentive to keep working hard.

And that was September! The holidays are approaching. I’ll have family here in a few weeks for their annual fall visit, and I’ll be going to Tennessee for a week in November. Lots to look forward to, not just the fall weather we’re expecting any day now.

 

 

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