Monday brain mumbling

-the last few days have been in the low to middle 70’s during the day.  I shut off the air, threw open the windows and have been enjoying the breeze ever since.  It’s absolutely pleasant when the temperature is perfect!  I wish I could find somewhere in the world where 72 degrees is a constant. 

-I’ve been spending a lot of time on Facebook lately.  It’s seems to have boomed-everyone I know now has a page.  I love it.  Unfortunately, I’ve been neglecting my blog which is something I enjoy. 

–I just finished Stephen King’s On Writing.  Oh, how I loved it.  What was particularily appealing to me was I felt like Stephen was talking to me, and telling me the story the entire time I was reading it.   On Writing is such an easy read, packed full of snippets from his life, and he lets the reader in on incidences that sparked inspiration for some of his novels in addition to some sound writing advise.  I recommend this book to anyone who loves Stephen King, or who is seeking some no nonsense guidance on becomming a better writer.Stephen.King.drawing

-Since I’m on the Stephen King kick, I joined his message board through his website which he gives out in his book On Writing.  I haven’t quite put my finger on it, but there is something about his message board that really appeals to me.  When I’m there, it gives me a ‘warm, cozy up to the fire kind of feeling.’   I hear on occasion Stephen reads some of the threads and responds to them.

Inspired by and still hungry for more King, I ordered Shawshank Redemption and Bag of Bones used off Amazon.com.  I can’t wait to read them.  I’ve seen the movie Shawshank Redemption several times and am convinced it’s one of the best movies of all time.  My 11 year old son watched it with us last night, and he now wants to read the book.  

–I just called an old friend after quite some time of not talking to her.  It felt good to take that first step, no matter how awkward it was at first.  Within minutes, we were where we’ve always been with eachother and there was no hard feelings for the lenth of time we put between us.  If there’s someone you haven’t talked to in a long while and feel funny about calling because it’s been so long, just pick up the phone and do it.  Call, because once you do, you’ll feel so much better.  And, as we all know, time and life go very fast, and we can’t get those moments back.  Make a special time to reconnect with someone in your life you care about.  You’ll be glad you did.

–I’m so excited!  I stumbled upon a website that informed me a movie is being made from the Lovely Bones book!  The 3 minute trailer for the movie which comes out in December had me rivited.  The movie looks awesome!  You still have time to read the book before you see the movie. While reading it, I was thinking to myself that it would make a perfect movie.  I love how production company’s take the advise I seem to transport through my mind.

–Just bought a new comfort bike-my Electra Townie.  Wondering why my knee is hurting me so.  It seems like everytime I begin a new form of exercise, some part of my body begins to hurt very badly.  Is it possible my knee knows I have a new bike?

-The new season of Project Runway has begun.  I absolutely love this show.  What I find to be the best part are the challenges.  I love a design challenge myself.  The creative aspect of this show appeals to me more than keeping up with the quirky personalities of each contestant.  I just love to see what each person comes up with given the parameters of each challenge.  My husband managed to find Project Runway Canada and Project Runway Australia for me to watch.  Two seasons each!   I’m in RUNWAY HEAVEN!

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3 thoughts on “Monday brain mumbling

  1. Glad you’ve found a writing board you like, Em. And I am missing you at both my blogs, although I’ve recently made my antics and rantics a no-comment blog so maybe you did read there. I am going to our urgent care tonight because I had a bad fall in the middle of the night on the way to the bathroom and my left knee took the brunt of it. So, listen to that knee, girl, it is telling you something! xoxo, aimeslee

    • OMgosh, Aimeslee…I do hope you are okay. Let me know what the care center says about your knee. That had to have been such a bad thing to fall in the night. I am just in pain all the time. If it’s not my feet, it’s my back, or (lately) it’s my right knee. I really feel like my body is betraying me. I know I have to lose weight, but it just makes it so difficult to do so when I’m not getting any biological cooperation, you know what I’m talkin’ about?

      I have to admit, I’m not that interested in politics. I don’t know enough to have a real opinion about it. I think I’ll go read your artsy blog. I’ll be there in a bit. In the mean time, get one of those miners lights so you can see where the heck yer goin….you poor baby.

      Em

  2. Lou and I love project Runway. We just caught up on all the Weeds episodes, so we were dying for something new to watch…

    I’ve been enjoying going through The Artists Way with my group at OnTheWing and doing some writing with another group that someone started at the site. I wasn’t expecting writing to be a “creative” side to come out of it, but it has been inspiring my art and vice versa. It’s nice to see you are enjoying writing too!!

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