I hope everyone’s had a good weekend. I thought I would take this time to write down what I’ve done, what I’ve read, and what I’ve watched this week. Hopefully you’ll be inspired!
What I’ve read:
This is actually one of my favorite editions of the fairy tales. Whenever I feel the need to be inspired, I read these fairy tales. All the classics are there (The Emperor & the Nightingale, The Emperor’s New Clothes, and of course, my personal favorite The Little Mermaid), as well as some I’ve never read before (The Gardener & the Gentry, The Tinder Box, and the Darning Needle). I find these to be relaxing.
Now this is a fascinating article. Found in a small town in Iceland’s Westfjords, this details a tiny museum dedicated to the dark art of witchcraft; this is also one of the town’s only ways to draw in tourist dollars. And you learn about a “witch craze” that happened in Iceland during the 1700s, not unlike the Salem witch hunts. I think I’ll put this place on my bucket list of places to visit.
- The Illustrated World Encyclopedia of Knives, Swords, Spears & Daggers: Through History In Over 1500 Photographs
When I need a quick reference for a weapon, this is the book I pull out. It also has a great suggestion for collecting, if you’re so inclined.
What I’ve watched:
I know, I know; why would I recommend something like this? Well, for one reason: it’s possibly one of the best I’ve seen about World War II. Done by the BBC, this has reenactors portraying the events of the camp combined with interviews from the prisoners and the guards themselves. There were some moments, though, where I had to pause and collect my thoughts because of what they were talking about. So watch at your own risk.
I don’t why it’s taken me so long to watch this series, but well, I’m watching it now, and man is it awesome! If you like 80s nostalgia, quirky characters, and creepy monsters, then this is your show. Season 2 is set to premiere on Halloween this year, so binge watch season 1 now!
I found this one by accident while searching through Netflix one night. The Little Prince is one of my favorite books, and to finally see it in animated form is pretty great. They go back and forth to the original story, and then to the guiding story. I would definitely recommend watching this. And have some tissues ready.
What I’ve done:
I really only did one thing this week, but it was fun, I got to do exhibit patrol for the Farm and Ranch museum during the annual Gem and Mineral show (affectionately known as The Museum ROCKS!). I would make sure people hadn’t gone into a certain gallery with open food and drink containers, and I would also check in with the front desk and let them know how many people were in the gallery. Then I walked around the vendors and bought some amethyst crystals for my little sister.
There we go, what I did this past week. Now time to relax for the rest of Sunday. Peace out.