Thursday, May 22, 2008

"Fired" is based on a true story

My poem Fired is on Poetry Friends today!

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

I am obsessed with the Shadow Cats (awesome local cat shelter) webcam.

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

Agatha Christie

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

Poetry Terrorism

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 β€œOn the Death of Houdini,” and Corey Mesler's β€œIt 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.

Monday, May 05, 2008

I am obsessed with free divers

My poem Free Diver just went up on Stirring.