1. Cheyenne samples garbage. Vet bills ensue. August started with one of my dogs getting sick. Really, really sick. Like, dramatically-flopping-on-the-floor-shivering-and-drooling sick. After a trip to the emergency vet, we determined that the dog ate some old enchiladas and some mystery garbage out of my sister’s trashcan. The dog is better now, but she was miserable for days. I was going to end this segment by saying that Cheyenne learned the hard way that “what goes in must come out,” but that would be a lie. She didn’t learn crap from this experience. If you put a big platter of trash enchiladas in front of her right now, she’d gobble them in a heartbeat. #NoRegrets
|This tweet is the story of my life|
|Cheyenne, pictured here being incorrigible|
2. The Internet broke. Panic ensued. My Internet broke in the middle of August. It took about six hours to fix it. I spent six hours without access to Twitter. I’m pretty sure I should add this to my list of near-death experiences.
3. The sun disappeared briefly. Alcoholism ensued. Did you guys see the solar eclipse? Supposedly, I could see 91% of it from my house, but it was so cloudy that I didn’t see much of anything. The clouds were pretty, though. Also, my mom made a DIY eclipse viewer out of a wine box. This is undoubtedly the most “mom” thing I have ever witnessed.
|Mom watching the eclipse|
4. Game of Thrones was on. Nonstop fangirling about Game of Thrones ensued. Guys, the season is over, and the next one doesn’t start for years. What am I supposed to do with my life? While I was recovering from GoT, I watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It was cute and fun and I recommend it, but NO ONE GETS BARBECUED BY DRAGONS in that movie! I miss Game of Thrones . . .
5. Redneck neighbors acquire never-ending supply of fireworks. Philosophical questions ensue. Where do rednecks get so many fireworks? And why do they think it’s okay to set them off every single night during the summer? And why do they set them off during the day? You can’t even see fireworks during the day. Just . . . why?
Books I Read
The Game of Love and Death – Martha Brockenbrough (reread)
So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson
Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Inside Out & Back Again – Thanhha Lai
Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores – Jen Campbell
Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson
Good Bones and Simple Murders – Margaret Atwood
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry – Fredrik Backman
The Bombs That Brought Us Together – Brian Conaghan
Fantastic Mr. Fox – Roald Dahl
My Cousin Rachel – Daphne du Maurier
I also made progress on my challenges. Click here to see how I’m doing.
Best Books of August
1. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry – Fredrik Backman
2. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed – Jon Ronson
3. Good Bones and Simple Murders – Margaret Atwood
Most-Viewed August Reviews
Most-Viewed August Non-Reviews
All The Things!
All The Things (AKA number of unread books on my TBR shelf) = 20 books.