So here's what I'm thinking today (much of which is spawned by Twitter, for those of you who wonder what the purpose of Twitter is... it's for spawning weird thinkings) and most (all?) of which are little mini rants, so be warned:
** All this talk of a book called 50 Shades of Grey is creeping me out. I hear it's a pretty, shall we say, graphic and racy book. I don't get the appeal. Everyone (okay, nearly everyone) moans about certain other badly written romance books with abusive guys, but they love this one? I'm so confused here. Yeah, I won't be reading this one and I wish I'd stop hearing about it. Plus, it sorta makes me sad that Ian Somerhalder will be playing this dude in the movie.
** BEA is coming up and when I look at the calendar it is actually on a week that I maybe might could have probably actually gone! BUT, the more I think about it, the more I feel that it's a club to which I just don't belong and wouldn't fit in. I don't know. Maybe some day I'll go and test out that theory. But I get the feeling that I just don't have the coolness factor and the blogging biggness needed for such an event. However, I do love Armchair BEA and plan to participate! Sign ups going on now for that so do come join in if you find yourself sitting at home wondering what it would be like to play with the popular people!
** Speaking of clubs... I still wonder how bloggers fit into the whole writing conference thing. There was one that just happened locally which I heard a lot about which I would also feel weird attending, only being a blogger writer. Though it sounded awesome and I know I would have loved it. Okay, fine, so it appears I have some identity crisis issues, yes? :) And so what else is new? Suggestions for me? Suck it up and get over it?
** All the memories everyone was Tweeting (and emailing at work too) about Maurice Sendek and his books yesterday was making me weepy! I don't have any particular memories beyond the fact that I've loved Where the Wild Things Are since I can remember. Oh, and the Pierre... I don't care.... book too. The others I'm not so familiar with. But yeah, he knew how to do it, and so I add my thoughts to the realm.
** Another frustrating thing that makes me sad.... the fact that I love to promote the Utah authors yet can't seem to get myself on their publishers' lists. I get lots of emails now (I think that's been bumped up because of Bloggiesta) about weird random books that I have no interest in, yet nothing from the local authors (the big ones I'm talking here) and their new and upcoming books. Except Brandon Mull, I think I'm on his list. Which is funny because his aren't my favorite! Figures. Anyway, it just makes me sad, you know?
** Here's something I saw today, "Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but gets you no where." I'm pretty much worrying all the time, like seriously, ALL THE TIME! There's truly so much to worry about! I do wish I could stop, but in the end, I guess I enjoy rocking.
|My kids, twenty years ago.|
** I just have to thank Trish and her Pinterest challenge. It caused me to go putter in my "craft" room yesterday and dig out some old projects that maybe... just maybe... I'll try to finish this summer. And maybe... just maybe... I'll get a crafty sort of bug going again and I know if I do, everything will be good.
** So I added Instragram to my phone. Now I'm wondering what's next? I follow you all and see your pictures? I tweet more pictures? Do you all really truly like that sort of thing? It doesn't bore you silly?
Wow, I should feel better now, don't you think? I swear ranting is a necessary evil. If you listened/read... I thank you!
Now, I'm off to be productive in a different sort of way!
P.S. Where can I find pink/red m and m's when it's no where near Valentines Day?