Thursday, July 26, 2007

Why does this suprise me?

Really, I'd say I was more like 70-80% weird...

You Are 40% Weird

Normal enough to know that you're weird...
But too damn weird to do anything about it!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

what I'm lovin' right now.....

1. Simone Muench's new chapbook, Orange Girl
(I got a copy of this yesterday--Thanks Melissa! And thanks to Simone for signing it, too!--and just love it...what a beautiful collection of poems. Available from dancing girl press.)

2. Steaz organic green tea soda
(Yeah, it's probably still really bad for you, what with all the carbonation and sugar, but I figure it's marginally better than a Diet Coke, health-wise. Tasty, too.)

3. Ginger Snaps
(Had my Friday night DVD mini-marathon of terror yesterday, and have a new favorite horror movie. Quirky. Brilliant. Loved it!)

4. Having the time to write.
(Yeah, I'm missing school, a little--it'll be more profound once Fall arrives, I'm sure. But I'm grateful to have made some more room in my life for creativity.)

5. deviantART
(What an amazing site! I love seeing how artists/creative people are utilizing online spaces. Highly recommended for all art lovers. )

Thursday, July 19, 2007

damn planet.

Admittedly, I feel as if many of my creative projects are moving at a drunken snail's pace...and the lack of progress has been frustrating, to say the least.

So I was looking over my horoscope (for my rising sign, Pisces) on Susan Miller's AstrologyZone site, and read the following:

"You may have noticed that your progress has slowed down a bit lately, and you may have been challenged to figure out why. Blame Jupiter, the giver of gifts and luck, now in retrograde since April 5."


Anyway, I'm glad it's not my fault...

Damn Jupiter.


Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Last week was hectic, with very little time for actual work. Way too much running, not enough me time...

Had a nice, but busy weekend. I saw Mirror of the Invisible World at the Goodman on Saturday--see my comments/review on blossombones blog. Hit the bookstore downtown, bought more stuff I don't need.

Sunday: did bridesmaid duty for Jen, tying tiny little bows on tiny little silver bells--only for you, girlfriend!

Of course, Jen made the whole thing much more palatable with a couple of pitchers of margaritas. Smart lady.

At any rate, I am back up in my office working on various writing/editing tasks. I plan on working much more diligently on my little manuscript, as well as putting some cool stuff together for blossombones.

Preliminary editorial meeting with Melissa later this week. We've gotten some really great submissions.

Keep sending us your stuff, folks.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

duty v. delight

What I should be doing today:

1. Making the zillion boring phone calls on my to-do list, which includes such exciting things as making an appointment with the optometrist and sitting on hold with my insurance company.

2. Writing and editing. (Some of my stuff needs serious revision!)

3. Peppering the surrounding area with my resume.

4. Washing that ever-growing stack of dishes; I think it may tip over soon.

5. Yanking out those obnoxious weeds that invade the patio every couple of days.

6. Tackling the mess in the extra room--aka "the room of shame."

7. Bringing a sample of dog poop to the vet. (I keep putting this one off, for some unfathomable reason.....)

8. Studying for the GRE.

What I'd like to be doing today:

1. Taking a nap.

2. Curling up in a chaise lounge with a stack of unread novels.

3. Making chocolate cupcakes.

4. Buying some cool new books of poetry online. (Local bookstores have the sparsest poetry section. Why is that???)

5. Opening my own independent bookstore/tea house/new age shop.

6. Sitting on the porch sipping sangria.

7. Blogging instead of working.

What I'll probably do today:

1. Update the blossombones website and blog. (See. Blogging is working, in my own private little world.)

2. Write and edit some stuff that's sitting in a pile on my desk.

3. Avoid making phone calls.

4. Avoid collecting a sample of dog poop.

5. Go to yoga class. Try not to fall on my a$$.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

random musings on yoga and other things

Busy, busy today.

Went to yoga early this morning...and I'm still struggling with with strength/balance/stamina issues. Why is it I feel like calling an ambulance about 45 minutes into my practice??

I should open my own studio. I'd call it klutz yoga. We could all wobble and tip over together. I think it would be fabulous!

Seriously, it's got to get easier sometime.....

Ran numerous errands, but still found time to write a bit of poetry today--which is an improvement, because creativity has been elusive this week. Ack.

Dinner out with my fave cousins tonight, too. Ended the day with a nice pitcher of white sangria. Much needed.

Tomorrow, I will have to buckle down and do some blossombones stuff! I'll be updating the web page and the blog this week. Also much needed.

After that, I'll be back at the yoga studio, trying very hard not to collapse into a heap on the floor before savasana! (They don't call it the corpse pose for nothing.)

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

a little math for dummies:

pilates + me =I feel like I've been hit by a truck.

a really BIG truck.