Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Of Returns, Tune in Tuesdays, and Nothing in Particular

It's Tuesday! Yay, Tuesday!

I'm finally home from my holiday travels... Virginia and North Carolina were beautiful as always and I had an amazing time with family and friends! How about all of you? Did you enjoy your holidays?

It's wonderful to be back in Florida where it's 70 degrees and sunny and... and... What on Earth is that incessant humming noise? *looks around in confusion*

Oh, right.

I forgot.

It's Florida where it's 70 degrees and sunny—and it stays warm enough (and wet enough) that grass grows year-round. *peels back a curtain and glares out the window*

The mowers have arrived.


These mowers are very efficient.

Of the six of them, each one has a different job to preform. One uses the BIG lawn mower, one uses the tiny lawn mower, one trims the hedges and one runs the edger. The last two guys seem to have no purpose other than to stand around smoking and cheering the other four on. (I want their job. I'd just need to replace the cigarettes with coffee.)

With the exception of the two cheerleaders, the whole team is in constant motion. The only real problem, here, is that none of the four men seem to be aware of what the others are doing.

The edger will come by my window and, y'know, edge something... Only to have the dude on the big mower drive by five minutes later and cut the grass. When the edger comes by the next time, he realizes something is different and edges again. As soon as he leaves, the tiny mower shows up and re-mows what the big mower has just mowed.

They go on in this fashion for at least three hours.

Also, I think they're using the strip of grass behind my apartment this afternoon to race the big and little mowers. It's the only explanation for why they keep flying by my window at Mach 8.

If the cheerleaders are taking bets, I totally need to get in on that action.

This all adds up to a very noisy afternoon for yours truly and a strange, rambling blog post about fresh-cut greenery and lawnmower races.

But all is not lost! As I said earlier—It's Tuesday! And you know what that means....

It's time for Tune in Tuesday!!! Yay!

 Tune in Tuesday is a weekly music feature that was originally hosted by the fabulous Ginger at GReads. However, for the time being, Katelyn of Kate's Tales of Books and Bands will be hosting. It's probably obvious by now that I love music almost as much as I love books! When I found out about Tune in Tuesday, I couldn't resist getting in on the action! Be sure to check back every week for new music and if you'd like to join us, just drop by Katelyn's blog and link up your post!

Only two videos this week... The first is a song that's been stuck in my head for days and is probably responsible for some of the hearing loss I experienced during my drive home from the mountains. (And I don't regret it in the slightest.) It's Churchill with their song Change. (The song starts around 0:38, in case you want to skip to it.)

And up next is a song that YA author Jackson Pearce recommended one day on Twitter and has been in my driving playlist ever since. It's the song Heart Attack by Low vs Diamond. Love it!

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

I'll be back with more Variant Series–related news in a few days, so be sure to check back!


  1. Ooh, I quite like "Heart Attack"!

    My pick for this week.

    1. It's great, isn't it? I couldn't believe it didn't have more views on YouTube! Another one of those great songs that just sort of slipped through the cracks... Glad you liked it!

  2. I am seriously liking both of these songs! Churchill reminds me slightly of Grace Potter, there's just something about the lead singer's voice! As for Low vs Diamond, I am loving their sound! They remind me of a mix between Arctic Monkeys and The Killers!

    p.s. Your lawnmower story made me laugh. I am sure it is not so funny for you but it was more than slightly entertaining for me ;)

    1. Grace Potter! I love Grace Potter and the Nocturnals... Out of all the concerts I've been to, theirs still ranks number one on my best shows list! If you ever get the chance to see them live, DO IT. You won't regret it! :)

      And Arctic Monkeys! I kept trying to figure out who Low vs Diamond sounded like... Arctic Monkeys mixed with The Killers is a great comparison. As for the mowers — I've gotten to the point in life where it's much more fun to see the *funny* in my circumstances than to just be consumed by annoyance. And as a bonus, it occasionally makes for good writing material! Glad it made you laugh! :)

  3. Great picks! The Heart Attack video was wow. Hope you have a great week!
    Ninja Girl