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March 19, 2009

Falling in Love

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I was going to say this isn’t about actually falling in love with someone, but maybe it is.

Sometimes I have to be dragged to some wonderful music.  A high school friend co-founded a band and it took me years to actually settle in with a cd and listen and then, well I had to buy every album I found.  And this is actually where this story starts.  There’s a man in that band, he’s part of the touring company and well, every time I see a photo of him, or catch videos of performances my eyes are drawn to him.  That little voice in the back of my head that kept saying “there’s something interesting there in that one” finally started screaming at me, as it often has to.  In some respects I’ve gotten good at listening to that little voice, but not always.  When it’s a danger warning, yup I listen.  When it’s whispering about a story, yup I’m listening.  The rest of the time, until the whispers become screams I don’t pay much attention. 

So where was I?  Oh right.  So I dug around and started listening to samples of music and well, I downloaded an album off iTunes last night.  Listened to the cd from beginning to end and fell in love with the music.  Not just that, I actually felt that warm fuzzy you get when you’ve enjoyed a little too much wine (or mead) but not enough to get drunk.  I don’t remember the last time I had music actually intoxicate me, but there I was last night, drunk on some of the most amazing music I’ve heard in a long time.  The wondrous thing, I had one song playing in my head so much I couldn’t sleep.  Oh and for the record, it’s playing while I type this.  I mean hell, if I’m going to be “hearing” it in my head I might as well actually be hearing it.  Right?

I’m not sure where I was going with this because I’ve drifted off twice now to the music.  Yeah, this is not how to get writing by the way . . . but I feel more creative today that I have in weeks.  I’m  not ignoring the coincidence of that by the way.   The challenge today is going to be in actually turning this music off.  I don’t want it to be what I write to.  I want this to be the respite from my writing, to be one of the bands I turn to when I want to enjoy music not brainstorm the next plot point.  I want this to stay the music I dream to.

March 5, 2009

March already?

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I’m thrilled that we’ve finally found our way into March.  Spring has to be just around the corner.  I mean, I found the beginning sprouts of crocuses this afternoon.  It could very well be 50 degrees today, okay so we’ll still have a wind chill in the 30’s but it’s warmer. 

I haven’t done much, if anything on my manuscript this week.  I updated the file with all my handwritten scenes and put the whole document into a ring binder as the brads were nearly too small to actually bind the document now.  I still mean to print out a fresh copy, but I’m torn.  I really like when a manuscript is scribbled all over with handwritten notes stuck in.  It’s well worn and comfortable.  Problem is, it’s also a mess.  I need to get working on it more.  I suspect by the end of the weekend I’ll have a fresh hard copy to mark up and spill coffee on to give it that well loved look.

I’ve had a new story idea tumbling around since Valentine’s Day.  Still no real plot, but soon enough I suspect.  I’ve been thinking it might make an interesting SocNoc project.  Of course that’s still 3 months away so we’ll see where my head is then. 

Oh and my class ring is bugging me again.  I wish I could have it sized without destroying the engraving.  I also worry that sizing it down will start to pull the  frame away from the stone.  Yeah, see, this is why I keep thinking about getting a brand new one.  I want to wear the ring, but it rolls around my finger, and well, you try typing  with a ring wedged between your ring finger and pinkie finger.  It’s very much like have a rock stuck between the two. 

Not much else.  I’ve started a knitted lace project, something wonderfully green to tide me over until the world outside starts greening. 

Exciting stuff my life, huh?

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