Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Few Random Thoughts...

My apartment is a disaster, and quite frankly, the remainder of the unpacking is dead last on my to-do list. It seems like every time I get my living room cleared of boxes, etc., I somehow come up with another load of stuff that gets dropped off...in the living room. Of course. It's beginning to drive me nuts, but seriously, I have no time. (But I think I've officially moved _everything_ at this point. So...whoot whoo! At least there won't be any more clutter added to the mess.) In addition, my bookshelves are still on back order. They should be shipping mid to late June, but goodness, that's a long way off. My mother is coming to visit about that time and I can just hear her now if my office is still in its present condition. Come on bookshelves...get thee here.

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I love my neighborhood. There's a private college a few blocks away and it's a nice, well-established area. (That equals trees. Lotsa trees.) Walking outside at night is just so dang peaceful. I loved my family's neighborhood, but this is more my style. There, the houses are super big and really spaced apart. Here, they're smaller and a lot closer together. In some ways, it reminds me of living in Chicago with all of it's cute two-flats all snugly packed together. (I LOVE Chicago!)

Last night I saw the weirdest thing ever. I was walking Chloe and we ran into a couple walking their dog....and their...CAT. *blink* LOL. I've never heard of such a thing. And no, it wasn't on a leash -- it was just trotting along with them down the street. Needless to say, it freaked the crap out of Chloe. It bristled up to about twice its normal size (which was BIG) and copped an attitude with her. Chloe, bless her, totally cowered before the Great Feline. *shakes head* Poor pooch.

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I'm running this month's exercise over at Compu. I have no idea what I'm going to do. *thinks hard* Yeah, I got nothing. But never fear...I'll come up with something by Friday. I hope.

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I'm slowly reading through FI -- taking lots of notes about possible changes. As I said in an earlier post (actually, I think I've been saying this for a while), I plan on changing the front end. Last night, I discovered that I'm just not that happy with the first four chapters. I'm thinking a complete overhaul is in order. I've been brainstorming how to go about it. I definitely want to have it figured out before I start writing, and I think I've got a preliminary "idea". I'll see how it develops over the next couple of days. It does "keep" some of the scenes I have now, but if they stay, they'll all be getting a major face lift.

And yanno, I love that I can still surprise myself. There are some bits in the MS that I've just forgotten about, and they just keep taking me by surprise. When I can get a giggle out of myself, I know I've hit it big with something. There's one moment that I wrote while in SC, and man, it's golden. Not only is it funny, but it's really well-written. *blink* Yeah, I said it. I gave myself props. (g)

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I hate insurance companies.

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I'm super excited to beta read for one of my peeps. Hopefully I'll be on the other end of the deal soon. Then you and you and YOU and you and YOU can plow through my book. Aren't you excited??! :) It could get ugly. Prepare yourself.

But yeah, looking forward to this book. I know it's gonna be good.

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Watched Wolverine the other night. Hugh Jackman is beautiful. There should've been more naked Wolverine scenes. (vbg)

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Chloe and I both miss Bailey. :( We need to have more sleep-overs.

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I'm so glad American Idol is over. I can now have my life back (erm, well, that 2-3 hours, anyway.) Yay Kris.

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Shout out to my gnomies.

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That is all.

4 comments:

Tara Parker said...

There is a naked Wolverine scene in the movie???? I'm off to the theater!

Jennifer Hendren said...

LMAO...yes, there is a naked Wolverine scene. (g)

Rhonda said...

Speaking of wolves...did ya see Jacob in the New Moon trailer? Hubba-hub!

I'm so glad he buffed up.

I need to see Wolverine.

A Novel Woman said...

My cat Boris walks with me all the time. I have to make sure I keep him inside when I leave, otherwise he trots along behind me. My last cat Percy did the same thing.