Sunday News #4

Sunday Post and Sunday Salon are blog news memes hosted at Caffeinated Reviewer and Reader Buzz, respectively. It’s a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, and showcase books and other things.

I’m feeling mad at myself. I took my first test in my math class this semester and I made stupid mistakes. Stupid mistakes. I only got a 75% when I should’ve gotten a 100%. Thankfully, our lowest test score is dropped. Hopefully, I don’t botch up any more tests.

I’m also feeling discouraged because I can’t seem to figure out the auto grader in my computer programming class. I got a 30 out of 80 on my first project even though my code does exactly what the specs ask for. I’m not sure what to do since my teacher hasn’t returned any of my messages.


I really enjoy being a part of the community. Visiting everyone’s blog and having visitors come to mine is one of the best things, especially in this pandemic reality. It helps my extrovert self feel like I’m hanging out with friends.


Because I’ve been catching up on homework this week, I haven’t read a lot. I did finally start reading TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han on Wednesday evening and finished it last night.

I have so many books out from the library right now! I hope I can get to them all. I have TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE, BROKEN by Jenny Lawson, ROCK PAPER SCISSORS by Alice Feeney, and THE SOUND OF STARS and KINDRED by Alechia Dow checked out. They all came available at once.


This week, my song choice is a little different than past weeks. My therapist and I both like System of a Down. Most people are shocked when they find out I like them. They think I’m Miss Goody-Two-Shoes and wouldn’t like that type of music, which isn’t accurate at all, especially as I age. I know their music isn’t for everyone. If you don’t like it, that’s okay. To each their own.

My therapist went to a System of a Down concert in L.A. on Friday. It made me think about my favorite song, “Chop Suey!” The reason I like this song is it’s in the minor key. I music in the minor key. I mean really love it. It speaks to my soul unlike anything else in this world, except maybe a cat’s purr. I also really love Serj Tankian’s harmony. It’s amazing.


Corey and I started watching The Afterparty on AppleTV+. It’s awesome. My favorite episode so far is three. I loved all the songs sung by Ben Schwartz. If you have an AppleTV, I highly recommend this show. It’s really funny and has an all-star cast.


I love our new vet. Our old vet closed up shop without telling anyone. We have an 18-year-old cat on prescription food. We found out that our old vet was closed for good when we needed to buy Dax’s food. Fortunately, we found a new vet thanks to our neighbor and got Dax sorted out.

Corey took our 5-year-old tuxedo cat in a couple of days ago because she has been sick with a sinus infection. They gave her a shot of antibiotics so we didn’t have to try to force a pill down her throat. She’s acting so much more like herself again–playful, cuddly, and purry.

I’m really happy both of our cats are taken care of and doing well.


I want a new winter coat. It’s freezing in my neck of the woods right now and I hate my coat. It’s one of those puffer coats that make you look like the Michelin Man if the coat is white.

Even though it keeps me warm, I hate how it feels because it’s really cheap and made from cheap material. I have to wear a long-sleeved shirt with it so the coat doesn’t touch my skin directly. It’s also not very comfortable to wear besides how the material feels. When I’m wearing it, I feel like the younger brother on The Christmas Story after his mom puts him in his winter gear.


I need my hair to grow faster. I got my monthly trim back into shape as I have short hair. The problem is that the person who cut my hair messed it up really bad. I keep telling myself it doesn’t look as bad as I feel like it does and it’ll grow back. I also like wearing hats so I have that option until it grows back.

How was your week? Anything exciting happen?

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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14 replies
  1. Literary Feline
    Literary Feline says:

    I hope you hear back from the teacher soon. That is so frustrating. I wish you well with your classes and hope things look up for you. I have been wanting to read Broken and hope you are able to get to it. What did you think of To All the Boys I’d Loved Before? I enjoyed the movie, but haven’t read the book. I haven’t heard of System of a Down before. I probably am not their audience (my husband probably more so is), but we aren’t all drawn to the same things–books, music, movies . . . I find listening to certain types of music cathartic. Hair cuts . . . It’s been ages since I got mine cut. I need to, but I I just haven’t been able to convince myself to go.

    I hope you have a better week this week! Happy reading!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you so much! I liked TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE except for the non-ending and the love triangle stuff. I actually watched the movie today and loved it! 😀

      I understand about SoaD. My husband doesn’t really care for them either. He used to like them, but he mostly listens to 60’s Rock now. I also understand about hair cuts. Because of COVID, I’m much more cautious about getting my hair cut, but I needed to get it cut so I dealt with my fear.

  2. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz
    Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I hope you hear back from your instructors soon. It can be so frustrating. When I was in school, instructors could do whatever they wanted. I remember the first day of class for my Women’s Lib and Lit class and the instructor told the men that they may as well drop the class as they’d never understand the content! They did and I did, too!

    I’m glad you are part of the blogging community! My blogging friends have saved me during this time of isolation.

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you! I appreciate that. And, oh my gosh! What a close-minded instructor. I would’ve dropped the class too.

      I am too! The blogging community is the best. 🙂 They definitely help my extroverted self not feel alone during the pandemic.

  3. SJ
    SJ says:

    My daughter has to deal with that as well she has a computer teacher who never emails her back, it’s so frustrating. I hope you get to your books soon and have a great week!

  4. Cindy Davis
    Cindy Davis says:

    So sorry to hear about the math test! That stinks, but hopefully, you will do better and this will be the one dropped. I also have a lot of books checked out of the library. I need to focus more on my physical shelves (as I just requested 3 more from the library, LOL). I need to figure out what I have time to read and send the rest back for now. Thanks for stopping by my blog, it helps my introverted self to have connections in this way 🙂

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thank you! I appreciate that. It definitely helps me to remember to slow down and go over all my answers before I submit the final work to make sure I’ve caught everything. 🙂

      Good luck with deciding what to read! It’s always a fun process. At least we have too much to choose from than no enough books. I’d much rather have an abundance than a lack of reading material, lol.

  5. Katherine
    Katherine says:

    Okay your description of how you feel in the puffer coat had me dying. That’s exactly it and I think that’s why I’ve never bought a puffer coat because every time I try one on that’s how I feel but wasn’t able to express it quite right. That’s frustrating about the test and the auto grader and annoying that you haven’t heard back from the instructor. Hopefully you’re able to get that sorted this week. Have a great week!

  6. Anne - Books of My Heart
    Anne - Books of My Heart says:

    I hope you can get better communication going with your teacher. My daughter had issues with one of her teachers last term. Her written syllabus and the online one had different assignments and due dates which was really confusing until she was able to get the teacher to respond.

    I’d really like to read Rock, Paper, Scissors.


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