Sunday, September 14, 2008

Things recently realized or whatever

The epiphany I had was that I could totally become lost in a virtual reality. Perhaps in many respects I already am. And all the problems I have in real life would just follow me to numerous blogs and perhaps social networking sites. I am still socially inept. But at least this way people don't have to see me. Which is nice. Though I should have a picture up, but I have no idea how to do that, and then I'd worry that it was a terrible picture fully showcasing every chin I have, which makes me anxious and hungry for a snack.

There just shouldn't be this kind of pressure in life.

In better news I am almost halfway through my latest round of 30:30. Woohoo! Life is sweet.

And my hair is black thanks to Nice 'n Easy. I so wish there was a product called Mean 'n Difficult. Oh wait. That product is me.


On the reading front I just finished Happy Birthday or Whatever a fabulous book by Annie Choi. It's hysterical. I laughed quite a bit, though I thought there would be more "deep moments." Something on the back about a family crisis. Which was either oddly placed in the text or not quite as hard hitting as I expected.

But read it.

I wonder if Annie Choi is on facebook...

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Tragedy, and a Hectic Week

After I typed it, I realized that perhaps my post title is a bit misleading. Read Randall Brown's fabulous essay Tragic Urgency in (Very) Short Fiction that's up at The Canadian Writers' Collective. Randall's a great flash fiction/micro writer, and the CWC is a great blog. Enjoy!

School beginning, meetings everywhere, things to do, people to see...that sums up my week. I can't even think about it right now, or I'll get all tense. :)

Speaking of tense, my mother treated me to a massage yesterday at Excuria Spa. Oh. My God. What a wonderful feeling. I've never had a massage before, and let me tell you I was so relaxed that I wanted to curl up and take a nap afterwards. I'd been sick all week too, which added to my stress so this was the best weekend treat ever. Naturally, though, because I was sick when I was on my stomach my nose stuffed right up and for a moment I thought I would suffocate. But I was too relaxed to care. Ahhh.

And I'm in another round of 30:30!!! Weeeeeeee! I'd better make it through this round because I've started a third round so many times that I've probably got enough poems for fifteen rounds.

Poems so far:

1. Old Fort Niagara
2. Forking Over Payment
3. The Stage After Four
4. Immolation
5. The Absent Guest
6. Talk Between the Living Before the Dead

Wish me luck, fellow poets, wish me luck!