My head is swimming right now. New characters, and a fun side project with a friend, the last day of my virtual book tour, fall, laundry, bills, life, food (seriously, why can't we just eat one huge meal once a month instead of all this three times a day every day crap?), and all sorts of other stuff. I've fallen into the trap of having too many random little things to blog about, so I haven't been blogging at all. So here's another list post.
- Now that I've painted my office, the hallway is bugging me. And the basement. And the front step needs fixing, and the floor in the entry way needs tiling and maybe I can learn how to tile, and the laundry room could use new flooring and . . . There's an episode of Northern Exposure where Maggie goes a little nuts nesting for the long up coming winter. I feel like that. I love fall, but winter in Rochester looms at the end of it making big mean snarly faces, and I'm not sure I'm ready for it.
- Am I the kind of writer who can pull off a sentence like the last one? I think maybe not. Looms? That's a little pompous. I'm not pompous. Goofy, yes. Pompous, no. I don't have the energy for it.
- I've been posting all my review/interview links on the Facebook page, so I don't want to duplicate efforts here and have you be all, we know already for frack's sake! So if you're looking for links, that's where they are!
- I will add one duplicate link here though - I was on Reading With Robin last week, and in addition to my interview, she has a long list of author interview podcasts on her site. I'm in love with listening to them. Robin is so much fun to talk with and she asks great questions.
- My book group read THE THINGS THEY CARRIED and we discussed it last night. There are several people in the group who were Vietnam vets or had family members who had been drafted. It was fascinating and so moving to hear their perspectives on the book, and what it felt like to get a draft letter. I love that group so much! I'm a bummed out because they're reading THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU next month, but I won't be able to make the meeting. I love that book!
- I was asked to blurb a book and I am 1. so completely honored and 2. so engrossed in said book that it's been torture to put it down and get anything else done. It's just that good.
- I just finished watching Roswell. I sobbed so hard through the last two episodes (and also the one with future Max in it - OH MY GOODNESS!). It took me about five episodes to get into the show, but I tweeted about it, and Aly said she really enjoyed it, so I kept watching. So glad I did. I completely fell in love with the characters.
- I'm a little lost tv-series-wise now. I function better when I have a good, absorbing show I'm involved in. I bribe myself with a lunch hour episode and another one before I go to bed, and maybe even an afternoon break episode if I have a boring task that requires a good bribe. It pulls me through my day.
- I'm back on an I hate running but I love Netflix workout videos kick again. Ellen Barrett is awesome, and I like to rotate through her Pilates workouts.
- Which reminds me of a recent conversation I had with another writer last week.
Me: I didn't have a lot of patience with buying clothes for my book tour. I mean, I usually wear yoga pants all day.Him: Do you do a lot of yoga?Me: No. I just like the pants.I am the epitome of class, huh? But I've realized in the past few months that I really don't enjoy doing yoga. I have so many friends who teach yoga and are very dedicated to their practice. I desperately want to love it, and I've spent years trying to convince myself that I do, but honestly, I'd rather listen to Wilford Brimley read the phone book with a fake British accident every day for ninety minutes (which you know would only be funny for the first minute or so) than do yoga. Pilates on the other hand. . . I am so all over that. I crave Pilates. I'm not sure what the distinction is. Do you know? How do you feel about yoga? Are the pants the best part for you, or do you think I'm missing something?