24 April 2012

Can you tell I'm bored?

‘Cause I’ve been in a very list-y mood recently, I’m going to have a completely pointless post about top five things I’ve done/watched/read in country or just in general. None of these are going to be in any order, unless indicated, so take ‘em as they come. Again, I repeat, this a completely pointless entry, but it’ll at least give you an idea of the things my brain thinks of while I’m sitting through lessons at school. Awesome. Ready for this? Here we go!

Top 5 Books I’ve Read While In Country
-       Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
-       Acts of Faith by Eboo Patel
-       Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
-       A Song of Ice & Fire by George RR Martin
-       The Power of the Myth by Joseph Campbell

Top 5 Books I Want To Read Next
-       Luka and the Fire of Life by Salman Rushdie
-       Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John LeCarre
-       The Strain by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo Del Toro
-       Zone One by Colson Whitehead
-       The Fry Chronicles: An Autobiography by Stephen Fry

Top 5 TV Shows I Started Watching While In Country
-       The Hour
-       Luther
-       The Wire
-       Homeland
-       Downton Abbey

Top 5 Methods of Procrastination
-       Hoyle Puzzle and Board Games 2012 (Rummy Squares)
-       Going through numerous TV shows, episode by episode
-       Making stupid journal entries about Top 5 things
-       Cleaning my room (!)
-       Collaging

Top 5 Places in Kyrgyzstan
-       Talas (Laugh it up all you want, 19s, I love Talas!)
-       Lake Issyk-Kul
-       Tav’s village WAY down south in Naryn
-       Besh Tash Nat’l Park (or so I’ve heard)
-       Bishkek (for that little urban fix when you need it)

Top 5 Kyrgyz Foods
-       Oromo
-       Kartoskha Manti
-       Shasechka
-       Lagman
-       Kasha

Top 5 Games I Want To Play On My Fake-N64
-       Banjo Kazooie
-       Wave Racer
-       Super Mario Brothers
-       Banjo Tooie
-       Goldeneye (for the first time)

Top 5 Places I Most Want To Be Right Now
-       Jambiani, Zanzibar
-       Tutukaka, New Zealand
-       Chicago, Illinois
-       Rome, Italy
-       Edinburgh, Scotland

Top 5 Celebrity Crushes At The Moment
-       Zachary Levi
-       Idris Elba
-       Benedict Cumberbatch
-       Kit Harrington
-       Michael Fassbender

Top 5 Movies I’ve Watched In Country
-       Melancholia
-       Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (pt 2)
-       The Beginners
-       50/50
-       Robin and the 7 Hoods

Top 5 Things I Want In My Next Apartment
-       Badass kitchen
-       Giant fluffy bed
-       Windows; lots of ‘em
-       Storage space galore
-       Kitten/puppy

Top 5 Things I Always Have In My Purse/Possession
-       Water bottle
-       Sotka
-       Kindle
-       Blistex (Don’t worry, Mom, I’m not addicted yet… ;) )
-       Planner

Top 5 Foods I Cannot Wait To Eat Again In The States
-       Fettuccini Alfredo (and breadsticks) from OG
-       Strawberry and baby spinach salad with a Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing
-       Gorp
-       Cheesy-ass slice of pepperoni pizza
-       Mom’s Chex Mix with a giant glass of Skim Milk

Top 5 Grad Schools Into Which I’m Looking
-       Columbia
-       NYU
-       Johns Hopkins
-       Edinburgh
-       St Andrews

Hope that was at least entertaining reading for a rainy day. Thinking about you all and wishing you the best of luck with everything – especially if you’re finishing up semesters, dissertations, years at uni, etc. God knows I’m not ready for that again. Haha. Let me know how you’re all doing. Miss you kids like crazy!