Monthly Look Ahead: December 2019

So good news: I got a seasonal retail job! You may be thinking I’m a fool for wanting one of those positions at a notoriously awful time, but I’ve yet to experience a retail Christmas, and at this point, money is money. So that’s the big news for my December. Of course, with work comes play, so there are also fun things I’ve got going on this month, and that’s what this post is really about.

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  • The big Crisis On Infinite Earths Arrowverse crossover begins this month. Every year I’m always excited for the crossover event, but this one promises to be bigger and better. A year in the making, it’s boasting some real, deathly consequences and will be bringing some new people into the fold like Smallville‘s Clark and Lois, and the Kingdom Come Superman. This almost has Endgame levels of crossover coolness.
  • Nickelodeon (and YTV here in Canada) is airing Spongebob The Musical on Dec 7th and as much as that show was not a favourite of mine, it’s still neat that it’ll be pro-shot on TV and starring a lot of the original cast.
  • The Marvel TV show Runaways will start its third and final season on the 13th. Hopefully it’ll be able to wrap up well because I do believe it’s a decent show. And hopefully they can wrap up Ty and Tandy’s story a little too, since Cloak And Dagger was (deservedly) canceled but the duo will be appearing this season in Runaways.
    runaways season 3 poster.
  • My best friend has been busy at school and we haven’t had a lot of time to hang out or even talk much this fall, so I’m very much ready to see her when she’s done exams and home for the holidays.
  • The fourth musical I’ll be seeing live downtown is Anastasia. I know a lot of people enjoyed this show in NYC, so I’m excited to see it.
  • Obviously I’m looking forward to Christmas. I’m not sure which family we’ll be seeing, though, if any.
  • I’m also not sure what I’ll be doing for New Year’s Eve. Fingers crossed I don’t end up spending it alone.
  • The sneeze count for 2019 is coming to an end, and going through those stats and making my annual graph is immensely fun for me at the end of the month (probably on the 30th or 31st), so stay tuned in early 2020 for that blog post.

And that’s my December! Christmas is my favourite holiday, so having a December that reflects the goodness is great. I hope you guys all have great Decembers too, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas.

Christmas vibes.

That’s all for now!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: November 2019

Happy Halloween, friends! Peep my Instagram later today to see this year’s pumpkin carving!

November came faster than I anticipated. Like it or not, it’s here. And while I’m not fond of the incoming cold, I am fond of the holidays! In Canada, Christmas basically starts in November. This month doesn’t look awful for me, and in related news, I’ve been looking into seasonal retail work that will hopefully tide me over a little until job opportunities pick up in the new year. Anyway, here’s what I’m looking forward to in November, and as always, I encourage you to make a MLA post of your own!

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  • PBS is airing full, pro-shot musicals again, and there are two this month that I am very much looking forward to watching. The first is The King And I on Nov 8th. I’ve never seen this show, so I’m glad I can have this chance. I know Kelli O’Hara won a Tony for this show, and this recording is of her and Ken Watanabi, so that’s cool. The other show PBS is showing is Kinky Boots on the 29th, which is a favourite of mine, so I can’t wait to rewatch it. If you can access PBS on your TV or even online, I highly recommend tuning in to it. There are a few other shows (one other musical and some plays) also to be aired on PBS, so get more info on those here.
  • There’s a movie called Last Christmas that is coming out on the 8th, and it looks interesting. The trailer makes it seem like a cute, simple, Christmas rom-com, and I am down for that, especially with great leads like Emilia Clarke and Henry Goulding, but I’ve also seen some theories online that say the trailer revealed almost too much, so there must be some other element we don’t know about, like that the guy is a ghost or something. Either way, I’m interested.
  • Another movie I’ll probably see at some point is Frozen 2. I liked the first Frozen movie, and based on the trailers, this second one seems decent, as far as sequels go.
  • Christmas music starts on the radio! Jingle all way to my ears, please! Also Christmas movies start. I love those cheesy, cute, made-for-TV films. I watch dozens every year.
  • The third musical I’m seeing live downtown as part of the subscription I bought is Piaf/Deitrich. I honestly don’t know too much about it, and I know even less about the ladies, but I’m looking forward to it. It got a good review in the newspaper.
  • I don’t know what it means, but Neon Trees, a favourite band of mine, tweeted this.

    My fingers are very, very crossed that it’s (finally) new music from them. It’s been so long since we had new tunes.

That’s my November! Just a bunch of musicals and movies, really. It’s ideal. I hope your November is great. Anyone starting holiday shopping early?

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: October 2019

October is here. Fall is here. It’s now dark at dinner again. But I’m not too sad about it, because there are some fun things happening this month. Plus, on a job front, while I’ve had no solid offers yet, I’ve done a lot of interviewing recently and have a feeling that something may happen this month. Hopefully. Anyway, here’s what’s going on in my October for sure:

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  • Curling starts again this month! I’ve upped my commitment to it and now am set to curl Wednesdays, Fridays, and every second Sunday. I’m very excited to get back into it and get out of the house.
  • At the beginning of the year (when I had an income) I bought a subscription for musical tickets downtown in the 19/20 season. These are professional productions, and this month I’m seeing two of the six. The first one is The Band’s Visit, and I can’t wait! It’s such a beautiful show with such beautiful music. My ears aren’t ready to handle ‘Answer Me’ live but it’ll happen! The second show is The Girl From The North Country which is a Bob Dylan jukebox show. I don’t really know Bob Dylan’s music so to me, it’s just a regular new musical. The show will be going to Broadway early next year, so it’s cool that I can see it before New York does.
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  • Fall TV has only half begun. October marks the second half of my beloved programming, and it includes Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Black Lightning. As for new shows, I have Batwoman, Almost Family, and Modern Love on my list to try out.
  • I’ve already got a fun pumpkin carving idea, so I’m excited to get a pumpkin and give it a whirl. Plus pumpkin seeds come with that, so bonus!
  • Jenna Fisher and Angela Kinsey are doing a podcast all about The Office, and as much as I don’t really listen to any podcasts regularly, I’ll definitely tune in to this one on the 16th.
  • Lea Michele and Idina Menzel are both releasing Christmas albums this month. As a huge lover of Christmas music, I am excited to hear them, though I do think October is a bit too early for that genre. Lea’s album, Christmas In The City, is out on the 25th, and Idina’s album, Christmas: A Season Of Love (love that Rent reference!) is out on the 18th. Both albums have some fun guest singers so between that and their natural talent will make for some good music for sure.
  • YouTuber Shane Dawson has a new documentary coming out on October 1st about Jeffree Starr and the beauty industry on YouTube, and while I don’t care much for Jeffree at all, I think the beauty gurus on YouTube and their shenanigans are very interesting. I like the drama of it. It’s entertaining, and this new series from Shane promises to spill a lot of tea on the drama that’s taken over in recent months.

 

So that’s about it for me, I think. That’s what’s up with me. If your October has anything fun going on, I’d love to see a MLA post of your own.

That’s all for now!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: September 2019

Well, here we are in September. The last third of the year is beginning, which is wild because I am sure that 2019 started a few weeks ago. Anyway, despite not yet finding a job, I actually had a pretty decent August. So here’s hoping September keeps up the same vibes, even though the warm weather will slowly be going away.

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  • The best thing about September is Fall TV starting back up. Returning shows this month for me are: This Is Us, Modern Family, God Friended Me, A Million Little Things, The Good Place, Superstore, and Titans. I’m also going to see what Carol’s Second Act and The Politician are like.
  • The Emmys are on the 22nd, and I’ve actually seen a few of the nominated shows this year.
  • I’m going to try making pickles! I love dill pickles, and making my own doesn’t seem too hard, so I’m going to give it a shot. My mother thinks I need a new hobby, so I hope she’s pleased. There’s a chance I may make a blog post about the process or the results (in a few months) so stay posted.
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  • The sequel to the book Carry On is out on the 24th called Wayward Son, and I liked Carry On once I was able to mentally get past the Harry Potter-ness of it all, so I’m looking forward to reading this new book.

So that’s my September! If you’ve got fun things happening in your life, make a Monthly Look Ahead post of your own or leave a comment. And keep crossing your fingers for me in the job realm; I’ve hit the 100 applications mark, so something should work out soon, right? Right?

That’s all for now!

 

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Monthly Look Ahead: August 2019

I’m going to be honest, July was not a great month for me. There were a lot of disappointments, so I am very glad to be putting that month behind me. That being said, August doesn’t look like it’s going to be amazing, and I would really like something amazing. But there are a few fun things I’m looking forward to, and here they are:

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  • I am finally getting out of town for the first time in over a year, and I cannot express how badly I need this. Every year my parents get together with some family friends for a weekend, and any offspring who can come do. I missed out last year. There’s a chance that no other offspring are coming this year, and for some reason, we are booked for multiple cheese factory tours, but I don’t care, because as long as I’m not stuck in my boring town, I’ll go anywhere.
  • In June, Archie Comics released a reboot of Jughead’s Time Police, which was a series I enjoyed finding in the digests I read as a kid. Plus, I adored the character January (who, by the way, was the only person Jughead ever loved, so take that, all you Betty/Jughead shippers). Anyway, I don’t really read comics all that much anymore, so I wasn’t going to go buy this reboot, but I noticed my local library had it, so I have it on hold. I’m not totally in love with the art style, but maybe I’ll warm up when I get into it.
    The cover for Jughead's Time Police.
  • FanExpo is this month. I want to go because a lot of cool people are going like the cast of Smallville and Rainn Wilson and Zachary Levi, but now that I am without employment, I feel like I shouldn’t be dropping like $100 for one day. Plus I have no one to go with. That being said, it’s not until the end of the month, so if I get a job before then or a friend is willing to go, I may be inclined to treat myself.
  • Speaking of being unemployed, the one somewhat decent thing about it is having a lot of time to kill, so I want to use the time to write more and watch some TV shows I’ve been putting off. Last week I watched Schitt’s Creek and I loved it. So there are a few series (and even some movies and musical boots) I’ll probably get to this month. Sometimes I ask myself, do I watch way too many TV shows as a way to fill a void in my life? And while the answer is almost definitely yes, I still enjoy it and enjoy being able to enter a new world. It’s a happy place for me.

Anyway, that’s my August. It’s also my best friend’s birthday this month, so there is a good likelihood that there’ll be a social gathering, and I enjoy those. Otherwise, it’s just job applications and a messy sleep schedule for me. Hopefully your August is looking better, and if it is, I’d love to see a MLA post of your own!

That’s all for now!

 

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