Thursday, May 14, 2009

So little time...

So much to do, so little time to do it.
Always in a hurry, always rushing, always fussing,
To do what must be done.
Why can't I just have fun?
Thirty six, forty eight, seventy two hours in a day.
What do you mean there's twenty four?
I must have more, more, more, more!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


This movie always makes me cry...

The People We Remember? Or the people we can't help but forget?

Have you ever sat back and compared your adult impressions of someone with your childhood memories, only to find out that they're so different from the person you remember them being that you wonder if the image you've held onto all those years actually meant anything at all? It's easy to forget how much we change over the years-how the events of our lives shape us into the people we're going to be, and how the things we clung to don't mean so much to us anymore. How the people we always thought we'd be bend and shade and fade to grey as the years go by.

Anyway, sentimentality aside, I'm on my way to my nephew's school play tonight. It promises to be interesting-Kolby REALLY doesn't want to do it, so it should be an experience! Everyone keep their fingers crossed!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Who says when you're qualified to give an opinion?

Is is bad to look back and realize that you sound like a know-it-all when you're talking to people getting ready to start in your field? A friend of mine is writing a book, and I'm sitting here giving her advice like I have some right to-never mind the fact that, e-books not withstanding, I've only got...okay, three books in print, with two more due to be released in the next two years, but still. That's not the point. I feel odd giving advice to new writers after being in the field for a whole, what, 2 1/2 years?

Then again, if I'm not qualified, who is? I was talking to a friend I like to use for a sounding board for my writing, both because she used to work for a publisher and because she shares MOST of my taste in books, and when I asked her to read through the first chapter of a short story I'm getting ready to submit she said I was probably more qualified than she was at this point. It feels wierd to be acknowledged as a professional-and yet, what else have I been doing for the past few years?

Anyway, my own personal demons aside, it's going to be a red letter day around here. My youngest son got a tooth pulled this morning. We knew it was coming, we just weren't expecting it to be today! We went in planning on having an exam and came home missing a tooth! Not to mention the fact that the season finale of House airs tonight. I'm a little afraid. I hate the fact that they've left Kutner's suicide hanging, and the whole House/Cuddy thing is just a little too creepy for me. They've always been friends. Making it romantic is just-odd. But anyway, it promises to be a good one. Check out the preview for the season 5 finale of House M.D. here:

Biggest shock in House history? They've killed Kutner, engaged Cameron and Chase, killed Amber, almost killed House, almost sent House to jail, shown that House was his mother's illegitimate son...there's a lot of competition there!