Well, as usual, the past week has just flown by!
EJ and I have been doing some major painting renos chez nous. I always forget how long painting takes. Between moving the furniture, taping, cutting in, painting, taking down the tape and putting everything back, 40 hours later our L-shaped living room/dining room is complete! Photos are to come – it only took 3 layers of paint to get the walls “eggshell” from it’s previous “chocolate brown”. Way to go painting team! A few days of rest, and then we’ll move onto the hallway.
In other news, I’ve just finished reading “Connected: How Your Friends’ Friends’ Friends Affect Everything You Feel, Think and Do by Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler. A fantastic and illuminating read for sure – all about the power, structure and function of networks. Among other things, the authors present some interesting arguments and evidence that suggests that change (whether positive or negative) is best achieved through social networks and peer influence. Thanks for the great Christmas read EJ!
Also, I watched Season 8 of 24 in its entirety while painting. Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is fantastic – quite possibly one of the best characters/roles in television history! EJ and I are also three quarters of the way through Joss Whedon’s Firefly, which has been very enjoyable. I keep flip-flopping on who my favourite character is – it’s between Mal, Jayne and Wash. The fact that it’s classified as a “space western” is just fantastic! I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to sit down and finally watch it…