This is the kind of post I’ve been meaning to do/write from some time now, but you know procrastination – yadda yadda yadda. And I say ‘kind of’, because originally I was planning to do a ‘Day In The Life’ Post, but then I changed my mind, as I felt that this current format will do more justice to my reason for doing this sort of post in the first place, which is essentially to capture my life at different points of time.
You see, we change and evolve so much over the years/decades, that at times our own life (from some years ago) seems almost unrecognizable to us. There are times when I come across some of my old photographs/videos and I think – wow I can’t believe I wore that, or did that, or I thought like that, or that was so important to me.
But you know even these kind of ‘insightful’ photos/clips are few and far in between. Most of the photos and videos (at-least the ones that I have) are of major events where we are all posing just to mark our attendance, so to speak.
So you see with this kind of post – I’m essentially giving myself another way to ‘look back’, by creating my own customized rear-view mirror of sorts, which captures the memories of the ‘mundane highlights’ (yes, that is a thing, I tell you) of my life.
Anyway, after that longish intro, let’s finally get on with it.
Pretty Little Liars
You would think that after such a passionate intro, the first item on my list would be something more significant than a TV show, but trust me there is a reason this has the top slot. These days, watching Pretty Little Liars on Netflix is almost an addiction for me, as I am filling every small and large window of my free time with catching up on the show.
Okay, who am I kidding? Honestly I am creating free time to catch-up on the show by procrastinating work, household chores, and even reading. I know, I know, I shouldn’t be doing it, but trust me I don’t know how to stop with this one.
And anyway I feel like we all need some mindless breaks every now and then. Though probably next time I shouldn’t take a break that is 7 seasons long!
But guys, if you aren’t like me, and have better self-control when it comes to TV shows, you should check out this one. It’s the adaptation of the Pretty Little Liars book series, and revolves around the lives of 4 friends, who are dealing with threats from an anonymous foe – ‘A’, even as the mystery of their best friend’s death unravels around them – at-least that is how it all begins.
Oh and in case you are wondering – I haven’t read the book series, I decided to skip it when I heard there are 16 books in the series. And now judging by my reaction/addiction to the show, I am glad I did not start with the books, because they would take forever to get through – a bigger time investment than marathoning the show on Netflix – and the latter has already thrown off my work-life-TVshow balance.
When we bought our house last year, I thought we’d not rush, and take a whole year to completely decorate it. In hindsight, that sounds ridiculous, because here we are one year later, and though we have made considerable progress, we are nowhere near the finish line when it comes to home furnishing and decor.
Though I must say that I am doing better with furniture than with wall art. In-fact finding good wall art has been the biggest challenge so far. Either the piece is not great, or it’s not a good fit.
Also, most wall art that I come across is either abstract splash of paint, or flowers – in many different colors, but that is all. I’m possibly not looking in the right places, but I’ve looked at many places, and have exhausted my list at-least. So if you guys have any suggestions, please share them with me.
But while we are on the subject, I must say that last week I did have a breakthrough of sorts – I found my very first piece that I absolutely loved, and bought it immediately. And interestingly it came from a place that I had never expected to find wall art from – Amazon!
The Krishna Panel Painting (picture above) is vibrant & beautiful, and makes me smile every time I walk across it in the living room. So yay for breakthroughs! 😀
That is all from my end for now. I would love to hear from you guys. Are there any TV shows that you are addicted to? Wait, don’t give me suggestions. I am almost at the end of this series, and I really need to catch up with life before I dive head-first into my next addiction. 😐 But do tell me how do you guys handle your addictions? I really could use help in that department.
Also, how do you guys go about home decor? Do you feel like you need to have the whole home decor thing done at one go? Or do you choose to wait till you find the perfect piece that complements your house/style? Oh and if you live in the US, please leave me suggestions of where you shop for wall art from. It would really help me out.
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