So, it’s Thursday–just like that, the week that I have been both dreading, and looking forward to is almost finished. After this, I’ll have a lot more free time on my hands, and we’ll be back to regular programming. While, I love #TBT because it allows me to appreciate days that are gone, today, I feel more like looking at the future (kinda). Here are some things that I would really, really like to do soon-ish.
Arrange the next MoarBooks bookclub meeting
This was supposed to be in July, but I hadn’t foreseen that I would be so damn busy this month–so much so that I haven’t so much as cracked The Bone Clocks open since May, so maybe it’ll end up being in early August. I’m both very excited, and on edge about whether it’ll be a good read. My expectations are quite high, as one blurb directly compares it to Dr. Who.
Get inked (again)
Since my last two tattoos have healed (photo here), I have been itching to get a new tattoo. Usually, I like to wait a good year++ before getting inked again just to settle into the way that the new piece looks/feels, but I may get a new piece sooner rather than later. I have been aching to get my flower piece finished (I’m going to have an armband done, in blooms–I already have around half of it done), and to get something smaller, as well. Maybe a moon, or something mystical-looking? Not sure, yet, but I have been looking at a ton of different pegs, and am determined to have my arm (at least) finished before the year ends.
Get a haircut
I can always tell that I’m about to go and get a haircut whenever I think about growing my hair out. “Maybe, I should go back to having a lion’s mane–or you know, cut it all off.” Thing is, I feel like I should have cut my hair sooner, but I haven’t found anything interesting to do to it. But maybe, maybe I’ll grow it out again (some other time).
Go dance for hours
I’m going to a couple of parties, and gigs in the coming weeks. While I have a spotify playlist I am quite proud of called Dance, Betch, it is nothing compared to being able to watch music played live, and get your groove on. The last band I saw live was The 1975 back in January. So, that’s saying something. I’m really looking forward to seeing The Riot Act, Sandwich, Tandems ’91, Ourselves The Elves, and Andrew McMahon.
Have a listening party
Every so often, I’ll download or stream a new album release (or maybe an album that is new to me) by a favorite, or newly discovered artist, and spend an hour or two listening to it on high-def speakers/earphones. I haven’t done that in a while. Most songs are enjoyed in transit, on the fringes of everyday activities, and there is something nice about just sitting down to listen to a good record. I haven’t done this since discovering Hozier last year.
Go out of town
While most people my age (at least from what I can tell from browsing Facebook, and IG) are concerned with travelling or “getting out there”, I feel like I have been more concerned with making the most of where I have decided to stay put. I would like to get out of the city sometime in the foreseeable future. That would be nice.