Quote of the Month:
“I’m sorry I missed you; I had a secret meeting in the basement of my brain.”
Line from the song “Secret Meeting” by The National
Oct. 25th– The guinea pig died. R.I.P.
Goal Vacation Week– took a weeklong break from writing, exercising, and subbing to reflect on what I’d accomplished during the past nine weeks. I looked at what goals I met and what goals I didn’t quite meet. I also looked at what routines worked well, what ones didn’t, and why. Then I made myself goals for the next nine weeks and tweaked my schedule so I can meet the goals I didn’t reach this time.
I met my health and cleaning goals and came close with my Spanish, writing, and reading goals. I realized I need more time to write and made more quiet writing time in my schedule. I also realized that breaks and goal vacations are necessary for me. I get more done when I’m realistic about what I can actually do in the free time I have and allow myself enough time to eat, sleep, relax, and reflect too.
Fiction Books Finished:
*** Prom Nights From Hell. Paranormal Prom Stories from, Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, Stephenie Myer, & Lauren Myracle;
*** ½ Tithe, by Holly Black
Non Fiction Books Finished:
***** Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire, by Rafe Esquith
Music I Listened To:
*** ½ Alligator, by The National
*** ½ Boxer, by The National
1 day- Ms. W’s second grade
1 day- Ms. D’s second grade
½ day- Music teacher
1 day- Music teacher
1 day- Ms. S’s second grade
1 day- Ms. D’s second grade
**** Pushing Daisies- My new favorite show. It’s funny, darkly sweet, and totally different from anything else on TV.
*** Dark Angel- I’ve been watching this show on DVD with French and Spanish dubbing and English subtitles. I don’t know if I’d enjoy this show solely for entertainment but it’s got just enough interesting sci-fi elements, pretty people, and action that it’s kind of perfect for learning French and Spanish.
4 thoughts on “October 2007: In Brief”
Yes, i’ve been recommending Pushing Daisies to everyone i’ve seen. Its so quirky and cute and smacks of a Amilie feel. The editing, writing, wit and humor. I cannot voice my hopes for this show. Let’s hope the network dont get a chance to ruin it.
So i second the Pushing Daisies comment and hope more ppl start watching it. I do believe ABC.com still have the old episodes online. Though they might only keep the latest 4-5 ep. Good thing is there’s only 5 so far… i think.
The good news is that it’s been picked up for a full season. Yay!
Looks like they keep 4 episodes of each show up on ABC.com. So the “pie-lette” is gone but all the other episodes are still up.
I agree with giving yourself time to relax and reflect. I’ve found that I need at least twelve hours, preferably twenty-four with some sleep somewhere in between, of not-Reading in order to get any real writing done. It’s like my own voice sinks below the surface, to dwell in the fancy underwater caverns of my mind — I like to think of them lined with fluffy seaweek pillows, with handsome mer-men bringing me sweets while I think of evil things — and it just takes a certain amount of time to swim back to the surface. Rise too fast, and I get the bends.
Re: Tithe – glad you like it! We’ve been pushing it at The Mystery Bookstore.
Re: Dark Angel — ah, Jensen in motorcycle leathers, with the cool shades. Good times.
I haven’t seen Pushing Daisies, yet. will, tho.
Oh yeah, pretty pretty Jensen is definitely a highlight of season 2 Dark Angel. I missed his voice so much though I actually had to watch a couple scenes in English. That’s when I heard Jessica Alba’s real voice and rushed straight back to the French and Spanish versions. She’s a lot more kick-ass in French and Spanish.
I like your idea about staying away from reading before writing to hear your own voice. That makes sense.
Tithe was interesting, it was part teen delinquent story mixed in with a kind of modern violent Alice in Wonderland like story.
I’ll be interested to hear about you think of Pushing Daisies when you check it out.