Friday, January 25, 2008
First, I want to apologize for slacking off last week. I can't even say I have a good excuse. I just got really lazy. It's been a weird week for me. I've been really down for most of this month, but this week was worse, somehow. Hearing about Heath Ledger was a huge blow. He was practically my age. Just 3 years older. He was my husband's age. I know people die of all ages every day, but I don't want to be reminded of my own mortality. Then we went and saw Diary of the Dead which is an amazing, brilliant movie....and it's scary and terrifying and gave me nightmares. I still feel unsettled. On top of that, the high temperature every day has been about 15 degrees, and it's always gray and snowing and cold. I can't even remember what the sun looks like. Then there's school stuff, and writing deadlines, and the conference I'm going to, and money concerns....it goes on and on.
But I don't want to focus on all the doom and gloom that's been weighing me down. I'm trying to focus on positive things:
1. Life on Mars starring John Simm. The show is funny and smart, and John Simm is H-A-W-T. (Also it's my favorite Bowie song).
2. Finishing our current book and starting book 6 of our Master Chronicles, Dominion.
3. Futurama quotes.
4. Mason Wyler (he's so pretty. Guh. I love him.)
That's my shortlist. I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling oppressed by the January gloom. What are some things that make you happy? Television? Movies? Books? Pictures? Songs? Pass some joy along...