September 6, 2013

The Weeklies #264

The Weekly Event. I quit my job. Yeah. That was weird.

The Weekly Music. I knew she was trouble when she walked in. Mia is obsessed with Taylor Swift. As a result, we are all listening to Taylor Swift quite a bit.

The Weekly Sadness. Closed pools. It's clearly the end of summer. The pools are closed and no lifeguard whistles are echoing through the neighborhood.

The Weekly Read. What if the X-Men were real? Not, like, decked out in fancy spandex with oddly shaped facial hair and ginormous fingernails. But what if people with super-human abilities existed? What would the world be like? In Brilliance, Marcus Sakey asks that question with remarkable results. To address specifics would be to reveal too much. Just read it. It's an interesting and oddly applicable, important novel.

The Weekly Television. Is it wrong that I'm incredibly happy when my kids tell me they want to watch Phineas And Ferb?

The Weekly Movie. Jiro Dreams Of Sushi was one of the most wonderful, beautiful movies I've seen in a long time. This is partially due to the fact that we don't see many movies aside from kid's flicks (spoiler alert - Planes was the exact same movie as Cars only with, you know, planes. Seriously.). I don't even eat sushi but the documentary that chronicles an expert sushi chef makes me want to travel to Japan and devour all the raw fish I can find.

The Weekly Question. Should we or should we not invade Syria?

Posted by Chris at September 6, 2013 8:08 AM | TrackBack

Don't try to distract us with Syria. We want to know about quitting your job!

Posted by: Lisa at September 6, 2013 8:27 AM

Sounds like you've had quite a week and it'll be interesting to hear any new endeavors you have in the works.

Posted by: Tracy at September 6, 2013 9:22 AM

Yeah, what's the deal with the job quitting? Didn't you just, like, work your ass off for a huge promotion..?

Posted by: Kaz at September 6, 2013 9:37 AM

Wait... what? Back that boat up. Quit your job? Did you win the lotto or get another job? Don't leave us hanging, bro. Sounds like a story there.

Posted by: laura at September 6, 2013 9:49 AM

We need more info! There is a time when everyone is done and sounds like you hit that point. Wish you the best on your next steps!

Posted by: Niki at September 6, 2013 10:08 AM

When I first read that I immediately checked my calendar to make sure somehow it was not April 1 - more info!!!!

Posted by: Heather at September 6, 2013 10:23 AM

Yep, joining the chorus of people wanting to know about you quitting your job!

Posted by: Hillary at September 6, 2013 10:54 AM

Exited the reader to come post a comment, and everyone has already hit the high points:
- is it April 1?
- didn't you just work your tail off for a promotion/big project?
- don't distract us with Syria!!

Posted by: Lisa at September 6, 2013 11:07 AM

Did you write something after you wrote that you quit your job? It's all a blur for me after that.

Posted by: James Proffitt at September 6, 2013 12:50 PM

Wait, what?!?!

Posted by: Ashley at September 6, 2013 1:56 PM

You can't just drop that bomb and leave!

Posted by: Jennifer at September 6, 2013 2:36 PM

Wait, what!?! You quit your job? Do you have another gig set up? Or are you going to become a rock star?

I know, you are going to become Mr. Mom and Beth is going back to work!!

Seriously, we need more information!!!

Posted by: Kristin at September 6, 2013 3:09 PM

No, we shouldn't invade Syria.
Yes, Phineas and Ferb is awesome.
WHAT? You quit your job? Do tell.

Posted by: rebecca at September 6, 2013 6:37 PM

Whoa! THAT brought me out of the woodwork! Lets talk about that job quitting!

Posted by: NancyB at September 6, 2013 6:44 PM

There had better be a blog post coming about this. I NEVER thought you'd leave your job (unless you were going to something bigger and better somewhere else). Is that the case? Or will you be writing the Great American Novel? :)

Posted by: Zandria at September 8, 2013 9:26 PM

Funny parallel. I just started a new job 3 weeks ago. I had been at the previous one for 6 years. It's a big change, but a good one so far. Good luck to you.

Posted by: Brad at September 9, 2013 3:14 PM
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