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13 May 2012

Well, my, oh my. It's been a while since I put together a Sunday Salon post. I wish I could be more consistent with this, but it's been a crazy five months (is it really May?), and I've got a few things to share:
  • Work: is crazy and I got a promotion, which is great, but the new role requires a lot of new things that I've never done before and I'm held to a much different standard and I. Am. Nervous. I really hope I can do well.
  • Smash: Has anyone been watching the TV show, Smash? I had the entire season recorded on the DVR and took a lazy weekend to watch and now I'm all caught up. I watched The Voice this year and kept meaning to watch Smash and never did until now. Hello, Ellis? You sleaze.
  • Non-Fiction is just the ticket: To cure the "I-just-read-a-book-I-didn't-like-at-all" issue. I love old movies, silent films, and Old Hollywood so American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century by Howard Blum is helping pull me out of that reading funk. Apparently, it's going to combine the birth of Hollywood and a major crime that happened in Los Angeles in 1910. I have a sense it might be a little like The Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen and I am A-ok with that type of non-fiction.
  • No review commitments: I have no review commitments for two months! I CAN READ ANYTHING I WANT! Woot-woot!
Okay, that's all. Have a Happy Mother's Day to all.

15 comments:

  1. Congrats on your promotion, Natalie! Fantastic news. Enjoy Smash, it's a great show. Now we can bad-mouth Ellis together. :)

    Have a great weekend!
    C xx

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  2. Congratulations on the promotion! You're so energetic and talented I'm sure you'll do great!

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  3. Congrats on the promotion! I KNOW you'll be rocking the new job soon!! Enjoy the freedom to read whatever you want!

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  4. Hoooray for no commitments! Bask! Enjoy! Relish! *high five*

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  5. Congratulations and Happy Mother's Day!

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  6. I totally believe in you...you are going to kick ass at this new job. Way to go girl! I love non-fiction, especially true crime. That will fix what ails me.

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  7. Oh Natalie what great news about your promotion ~ you are such a dynamo I can only imagine you'll be turning heads and impressing the powers that be in no time (if you're not already impressing them - which i would bet a yankee dollar you ARE!)

    and how in the heck did you get away with no review commitments for 2 months?!? and summer months at that! Enjoy this special time in your life!

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  8. Awesome job on the promotion, but I can totally understand your nerves. You'll rock it!

    And I totally get the Smash obsession. And yes, Ellis is such an annoying little so-and-so. I regularly want him to get his comeuppance. And Nick is so sexy, and what the heck was Dev thinking. And I wish Karen were a bit less doe-eyed and naive. But hey - what's a show without less-than-perfect characters? Can't wait to see tonight's episode.

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  9. I loved Devil In The White City and woo hoo for no commitments... I kind of love that too :)

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  10. Congrats on the promotion!! And hooray on no scheduled reviews for two months -- that's crazy!!! Enjoy browsing and picking your reading!! :)

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  11. Congrats on the promotion! I'm sure you'll hit it out of the park. And enjoy your non-committed reading time!

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  12. Congrats, I'm sure you will do well, it is good that you have your own standards, that will help you be successful.

    No review committments, well done, enjoy the reading whatever you want when you want.

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  13. Congrats on the promotion! I'm pretty sure that you will do great.
    Isn't it awesome to have no review commitments temporarily? Bliss!

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  14. We've loved "Smash" - great characters and the music is really quite good. Oh, that Ellis - I just want to hang him out a window by his ankles!

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