this recent blog post by KristieJ couldn't have come at a better time for me. It was a bit like a kick in the teeth. So I'm going to strive to do better with blogging, even if the posts may be pithy and inconsequential at times, but hey - at least I'll be posting. Something. No promises that they'll all be that enlightening, but when have my blog posts ever changed the world?
traditional anniversary gift for 12 years is silk or linen. The modern gift is pearls.
My blogiversary is the equivalent to an erotic romance novel. I am so proud! ::wipes tear::
The Thorn Birds, but I've also never seen the TV mini-series. There are a few reasons for this. 1) I have this aversion to any book over 400 pages long. I blame this on reading difficulties I had as a child and I think it just flat-out carried over. Plus, I'll be honest - I'm a less is more kind of girl when it comes to fiction. I see big, long, saga-like tomes and my first thought is "verbal diarrhea." 2) To totally date myself, I was in grade school when the mini-series was first televised. And even though Mom did eventually own it on VHS, I never had the inclination to watch it. Tragic love stories weren't really my bag as a teenager. I preferred mysteries - so those Perry Mason TV movies were more my speed.
Anyway, I decided I would listen to The Thorn Birds on audiobook. All 18 CDs of it. I'm almost done with disc 15. Oh people, I have so much to say. Most it involving frothing at the mouth and sputtering nonsensically. So. Much. To. Say. So yes, expect a blog post riddled with spoilers in the near future. You've been warned. And yes, There Shall Be Spoilers! Hey, you've had since 1977 to read the book - so I figure spoilers are totally fair game.
beyond tired of hearing about the butt-hurt Yankees and Alex Rodriguez.....
BASEBALL IS BACK!!!!
At this point I have no idea how my Tigers are going to do this year. Max is gone. That handsome young man, Rick Porcello is gone. But Iglesias is back and we have another handsome Cuban joining the roster. There will be another round of Tigers Meet Harlequin posts prior to the start of the season. I just....need to figure out who those lucky Tiger players will be. And, you know, come up with story ideas. I'm not ruling out recycling some guys I've already "written" books for,
but I'm hoping to avoid that (although I have potential new ideas for Miggy,
Victor and possibly Verlander....).
I'm currently pondering if this is the year I can work in an amnesia plot. We'll see how clever I'm feeling. Hopefully divine inspiration will rain down upon me.....