Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I don't think this has ever happened before
Last night, I noticed my heart was racing because I was almost finished the poem I was working on.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Me, seeing Juno last night
First half of the movie: I don't like this. The dialog is too annoying.
Second: Wait, when did I start caring about this movie?
This morning: Oh no, I want to see it again. No, I don't.
Yes, I do. I know this movie is really popular. Is this what happens to everyone?
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sometimes you can't even tell the cam refreshed
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Apologies to people who actually get real injuries while working out
Philip and I have been running on a rough, steep, limestone hill near our house for the last few months. This last week, I had two incidents of tripping on rocks and falling (think of the motion of sliding into home plate, arms/chest first). I didn't hurt myself seriously, only bruises, skinned palms, knees and this nasty scrape.
Yeah I know, it isn't bad, but as a bookworm who hasn't done a lot of working out, physical activity, or going outside my whole life, it is really strange to realize that I'm doing an activity that could give me more than a papercut.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
When I saw the trailer for the next Doctor Who episode, I was excited to see that Agatha Christie is going to be a character in the episode. I've never read any of her books, but I read about her 10 day disappearance in 1926 which included Christie having amnesia and murder accusations against the husband who had recently broken up with her. She wrote a couple weird letters before she left--one of them was to the chief of police saying she feared for her life.
Wikipedia confirms that the episode is about her disappearance/amnesia. I can't wait!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I recently finished reading Barn Owl Review. I've gotten more questions/comments on it than any literary magazine I've carried around. I think the burning limousine cover makes people nervous.
The magazine is fantastic, BTW. There are so many great poems in it, especially Gary L. McDowell's “On the Death of Houdini,” and Corey Mesler's “It was a Test was What They Told Us.”
Monday, May 12, 2008
For the last 30 years, he's either had a mustache only or a full beard
When I visited my parents last week, my dad had a goatee.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Sylvia Plath says "Jew" a lot
I finally got an MP3 playing boombox so now I can listen to audio poetry while I work out in the gym. I don't like running to music because it messes up my pace (marching band).
One problem: I need to be more careful what poems I choose for my poetry mixes. Yesterday, a bunch of kids came into the gym during a Jennifer L. Knox poem. Today, Plath's "Daddy" came on twice, which would not go over well if someone came in.