Friday, April 23, 2004

Work fucking sucks today. I keep getting blamed for other peoples' shit until I have to point out that its not my shit and then they're like, "Oh, okay." Duh.

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Seriously, inspiration comes in fits and spurts. With boot camp coming up, I'm scrambling to finalize the character worksheets for Dan and Kate. Write what you know, they say. So Kate is going to be Chinese-American and will be a romance w/ a inter-racial relationship going. Jungle Love! Just kidding...not so wild. Dan is totally going to be white bread (but sensitive). Hee hee.

Monday, April 19, 2004

It was a nice (yet tiring) weekend. Daughter had her 6th birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese on Saturday. 18 kids showed up...and so did many grown-ups. Luckily I was spared from doing all the major entertaining and cleaning...mostly did the hostess thing. I think she really enjoyed it. She made out like a bandit as well in terms of gifts...so she's happy.

Of course the day would not be complete w/o me gloating about it to Hubby...

Me: Did you see the party? Was it not great? Was it not grand?

Hubby: Yes, dear.

Me: Did you see me doing the hostess thing? Nary a flinch, even when 4 kids/parents showed up w/o RSVPing! The kids were having fun. The parents were well-fed. I was in the zone! Was I not in the zone?

Hubby: Yes, dear.

Me: Man, I rock.

Hubby: Sigh. You are gonna keep going on about this aren't you.

Me: Yes, I am.

Also picked up a cool romance, My Seduction by Connie Brockway. It was a nice, enjoyable read...sigh...

I go to Writers Boot Camp this coming weekend...so need to work on refining plotting points of manu. I wonder if wearing my Abercrombie&Fitch camo pants (complete w/ realistic military pockets) would be too much...

Thursday, April 15, 2004

There's something going around about Prez Bushie's speech back on 4/13, on how Bush's taste in ties distracted from his speech. Its pretty funny if you think about it.

I took a step back last night and took the time to sketch out in depth a little more of Dan & Kate's characters...for awhile there I was like, how can I write an idealized love story when the world sucks around me. Always with the bad news on tv...its so depressing. Then last night I was like, how could I not try to write a story...I need to get away...something that has a happy ending is perfect (at least for me) to escape from daily shit. I'm rambling now. Ha ha ha...now I can post my true thoughts because no one visits this blog! *evil laugh*

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Grammar God!
You are a GRAMMAR GOD!


If your mission in life is not already to
preserve the English tongue, it should be.
Congratulations and thank you!


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Ugh. I have a really bad head cold. Its 5:00 am. I was off yesterday...tried to get up to go to work today but as soon as I went downstairs to get some breakfast...started feeling dizzy and ugh-y (is that a technical term?). Felt slightly bad that I couldn't go to work as they are anal about absences...but what can you do. Took some meds and instead of sleeping...I am blearily typing this entry with one eye open and reading other people's blogs....

Changing the subject...even though I am 32 years old...its amazing how much your parents can still affect you. My mom read some of my writing recently and she...being typically her...was kind of critical of it. It totally kicked me out of the zone...its all mental...I know, but I have this block in my head now that stops me from writing. I need to get over it. Its kinda weird...sticks and stones do break your bones...but words DO have the power to hurt you...

Saturday, April 10, 2004

Man this rocks!

You are a hip, happenin' young 'un in London...must record a bunch of sounds from all over into a mix that will wow the club crowds...whoever designed this totally kicks ass.

Friday, April 09, 2004

MilBlogs...can't resist 'em. Just found a new one...e-rocky-confidential.

I love sitting near an open window in the afternoon. After a long day at work, I flop on the couch, close my eyes and enjoy the soft whisper of the coastal breeze. The smell of spring is in the air. My lemon tree has four more tiny green baby lemons budding out...I take a deep breath and try to relax...

Listening to All Things Considered on the drive home keeps me informed, yet leaves me slightly depressed over the state of world affairs. So it makes it me appreciate these quiet moments so much more.

I'm still trying to "find my voice" on this new blog, so to speak. Not quite sure what to write about on a daily basis...

In the meantime, I'm having fun playing with my new slave....

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

I'm starting a new blog. I had another one before that I kept for a year or so. It was pretty nice, but somehow I feel the need to shed that skin and try a new one. A new look...a new arc...a new blog. Can a blog become too public at some point? Where you feel like you can't post certain things because you are afraid some in your readership may become offended by it? Or maybe its because I am too sensitive.

I wanted to try a new blog, one where I can post my true thoughts and people will not necessarily read it.

So here it is...Belles-Lettres...

Sean from turning tables just put up a new post...very exciting stuff as he is one of my favorite bloggers.