Archive for November, 2009

Present…

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

…but not entirely accounted for.

Sorry, gang.

Am feeling under the weather and v. tired.

Trust I’m still here and will be back in full form…soon. We hope.

Thanks fer checkin’ in.

No Pictures, Please!

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Out of idle curiosity, I just spent a few minutes browsing entertainment news sites, absorbing the wild media frenzy that’s all over the next Twilight movie, New Moon, and I actually can’t help but feel somewhat sorry for Pattinson and Stewart and the rest of them (but mostly those two). Frankly, it’s almost frightening just how obsessed the entertainment media is over this whole franchise to begin with.

There are uncountable photographs out there — taken with super-expensive telephoto lenses — that seemingly poke into every single private moment. I can’t imagine having to be on one’s guard all the time, just in case there’s a paparazzo (or more) lurking around. *shudder*

But then, I’m a rather private person, myself. I can’t even imagine putting myself into their shoes, being hounded and photographed all the time. Yeesh. No wonder (some of) these people can’t have normal lives. The rest of us won’t let them. Pretty sad, actually. :(

It’s probably a good thing that writers aren’t hounded like that. Unless one’s name and face are very recognizable — a la Stephen King, or such. Anonymity can be a good thing. :)

(Ha. She says, knowing full well that fame of Mr. King’s caliber is a million light-years away…*sigh* Oh, well. But that doesn’t mean I’d turn it down if it came knocking, though… *ggg*)

I Am A Sucker

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

I’ll admit it — I finally gave in to peer pressure (um…not that there was much of that, really) and read Twilight. In essentially two days.

Yeah, I got totally sucked in. And seeing as how I’d seen the movie first, I kinda knew what to expect, but what I didn’t expect was for Meyer to grab me by the throat (heh) and drag me into Bella and Edward’s world. Yes, there’s a healthy dollop of good ol’ teen angst in there (I can skim those parts) and Edward is occasionally a little heavy-handed (not enough to reach the cringe factor, though), but otherwise, it’s a pretty damned good — if fluffy — read. My plan now is to read New Moon before my lady friends and I go to the theatre to watch it. I’d like to experience this one from the other side.

And speaking of experiences, I’m a little sad about missing the Leonid meteor shower last night. Once upon a time I would have set an alarm and gone out to watch it (like I did with the Pater many, many years ago) but nowadays sleep seems to be much, much higher on the priority list.

Anyway. Today is another day, and it’s full of stuff to do. So on with it.

Oh! Hey There!

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Again, I apologize, Gentle Readers — yours truly is slightly preoccupied as of late, and the Blog has suffered as a result.

The house is quiet this morning, as the Offspring is having a sleepover at the Mater & Pater’s place, and B.E. is off running some errands for us. I’m (productively! honest!) surfing the ‘net and listening to some good ol’ Jim Croce. I’ve got to get myself ready for the day soon, though, as today is Clan Starr’s extended-family “Christmas” get-together. We’ve got a bit of a car ride later, followed by copious quantities of food, and then a car ride home. Should be a fun time — especially when one gets to see relatives one hasn’t seen for a while.

But I digress. Today is all about togetherness; tomorrow, I shall attempt to enjoy some solitude. We’ll see what happens, especially once we reach Monday.

Errand Day

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Time once again to go out and spend some money. I also need to return a bunch of things to the library, go to the post office, and swing by the grocery store.

On top of that, I’m going out for lunch, too.

Ha. Lady of Leisure, I am not. Even if it looks that way.

As long as I feel well when I’m oot and aboot today. It’s not flu — don’t everyone panic — but just low-grade somethin’. And it’s wiping me out fairly heavily. So a nap may be on the agenda once I get home from my running around. In fact, I’d bet on it.

Ciao, gang! Talk to you later.

Beyonce…But Different!

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

It’s times like this I love the internetz. It provides a forum for crazy-talented folk like these to express themselves. Their stuff is great! Hat tip to Cousin P. :)


Enjoy!

Up To The Tits In Pterydactyls

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

…as the saying goes.

At the moment, I am doing some research on a couple of things that I’m not going to mention here on ye auld blog (sorry, faithful readers…all will be revealed in time), and again I am cursing the wonder of the Interwebs.

Sure, it’s a great place for finding general information that you need, but it’s also a wide-open forum for every Tom, Dick and Jackass to spout their Very Important Opinions. Do you know how difficult it makes things for a poor li’l ole gal like myself to make decisions when I have to wade through the morass of Public Opinion? Ugh. It’s amazing to discover something new, but it loses some of the impact when one has to do some slogging to get there.

I suppose I shouldn’t complain. Most of the time, teh Interweebs are my friend. I just need the occasional reality check to keep me in line.

Hey! Where’d my sun go? The morning until now was beautiful…! And now it seems the clouds have rolled in once again. Oh, well. I’m off to get back to werk. Ciao.

A Whole Lot Of Blah

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

I am weather-affected again today. It’s grey, grey, grey out there. And dark. Rain threatens from the low, roiling clouds. The trees are bare and stark, black against the colourless sky. Orphaned leaves hang despairingly from cold branches.

Blech.

Distraction is the key of the day. I’ve got work to do, so I can easily just sit here at the computer and ignore the world outside for a while, but it doesn’t really make me feel any better. I feel tired and dispirited, though I certainly shouldn’t, because I’ve got nothing at all right now to be upset about.

I need to look ahead, to think of the bright days coming — because they will come. For now, I’m just going to burrow in and play ostrich for a bit. At least it might make time pass a little more quickly.

Tomorrow, the WiP beckons.