To say this November didn’t happen exactly like I had planned would be an understatement.
Believe me, when I tell you that I spent most of it in a hazy, snotty tear-filled fog, and I simply can’t write about it yet. Yes, I floundered again on my NaNoWriMo commitment and spent far too much time away from my writing and blogging and poetry. Sometimes, silence really is the only why to knit together the small heart pieces unraveled by life.
November did afford several good things. Things I would love to share with all y’all(plural form of y’all for you non-Southern English speakers). I’m joining my friend Leigh Kramer and presenting my What I am into in November 2012.
Television, movies, and what not….
I will always and forever love The Big Bang Theory. Any show that can incorporate Chaucer’s The Miller’s Tale in Middle English, Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, and pick fun at T.S. Eliot….well, that’s my kind of show.
My other obsession is Elementary, and I’m coming around to the idea of Dr. Watson being a woman. I think the characters will need fleshing out a bit more, but there is still a lot of TV viewing time left.
And of course, I’m behind on Once Upon a Time, Downton Abbey, but I’m okay with catching up over Christmas break.
On the movie front, I finally saw Love Actually…and loved it! Best in Show mocks the craziness of dog shows(FYI: my Thanksgiving day traditions include: eat, watch the parade, watch the dog show).
Books and writings and things….
For my birthday, I bought Anne Lamott’s Help, Thanks, Wow. She discusses prayer without overly religious jargon, and it was the best book on prayer that I have read in ages.
I finished reading Mary Karr’s Lit. While I love her luscious writing, parts of the book felt too slow. I struggled to stay interested about midway through the book. I did find her book of poetry Sinners Welcome stunning and raw.
Right now, I’m reading Susan Cain’s Quiet, Barbara Tiller Cole’s Ebenezer Fitzwilliam Darcy (a mash-up of A Christmas Carol and Pride and Prejudice), Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, and Mary Oliver’s A Thousand Mornings.
As any good dog lover should know, our dogs do some wretched things…mine have taken to 3 am potty breaks, complete with me taking them outside. Hence, my fascination with DogShaming.com . Owners make signs telling the whole world how bad their bad dog truly is.
What are you into this month?