Hi guys. I'm just checking in.
Normally, when I publish posts they have Topics (with a capital T!) that they focus on, tv shows they discuss, books they review, stories they tell. But today, for the first time ever, I think I'm just going to write, without a direction.
The first thing I have to say is sorry. I assumed that once I was done with exams (!!!) I would have a ton of time to blog. And truthfully, I do. But between spending time with friends and family and my writing and crafting and reading, I just haven't blogged.
I think partly, it's because I haven't been able to think of a good topic. I mean, I could talk about the fact that I'm totally loving Tim McGraw/Faith Hill duets. Or I could discuss the Make It or Break It finale (Payson and Max! Kaley and Austin! And, of course, Summer and Sasha!!!). Or I could review Oymg or Stay or If I Stay or Where She Went or any of the other books I read this week. But, somehow, none of those things feel like they could fill a whole post.
Instead, now, I'll give you the grab bag of my week:
-I went to Goodwill with my father last thursday. Now, normally, I maybe find one or two books if I'm lucky. But this week I hit the jackpot! A brand new hardcover of Jennifer Weiner's last book! An awesome collection of medical stories! And that's not even the best part. I have three words for you: Advanced Reader Copies.
I know!! Now, for legit book bloggers that actually have followers and things, these are easy to come by. But for people like me, an ARC is like a secret little stolen gift. And there were so many! Many of which don't come out until the summer, at least! So excited!
-I bought a prom dress yesterday. Now, I'm finding the whole prom thing rather fascinating. You'd think someone like me would go crazy for prom. I mean, it's a staple of the young adult romance genre, a must see event on any teen tv show. Glee. Gossip Girl. Princess in Pink. Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson. Never Been Kissed. She's All That. Second Helpings. Everwood. Dawson's Creek. Given how much I love (or love to hate) all those things, I should be insanely excited for prom. It's a huge cultural phenomenon! Yet, I don't find myself caring. At all. It's inexplicable. But, any way about it, no matter how much I buy into the prom concept, I still have to go. And so, I went to the mall with my friend yesterday and bought a very pretty white and silver dress. I like it. But I still don't want to wear it to prom. Ugh.
-While I quilt, I've taken to watching the second season of the OC.
I don't like it exactly, but it's enjoyable enough. It's interesting to watch, in comparison to Gossip Girl (both created by the same man--Josh Schwartz). There's a definite overlap. The OC storylines are less ridiculous--less Georgina's baby with a Russian mobster, more stupid misunderstandings. But the base set up is the same. A lot of episodes end with giant parties. And the characters all date each other incestuously. Yet, I think I enjoy GG more. Because, once upon a time (read: First season, when the show was actually good), I invested in those characters. I fell in love with Chuck and Blair, and I even liked Dan and Serena. That's why, all these years later, I still get excited about Chair babies, and why I still watch GG live every week. But with the OC, it's like I'm jumping into the fourth season of GG with fresh eyes, never having known the characters. I'm a lot less invested in them, and so I enjoy the show a lot less. It's an interesting comparison for me.
-The whole writing thing is going well. Very well, if I may say so myself. I have a requirement for myself: 500-1000 words a day. So far it's working. I go to bed at ten, pull out my laptop, and usually finish between 11:30 or 12:00, and I fall asleep before 12:10. Perfect routine! It's only been a few days though, so we'll see how it goes.
So yeah, that's me. Nice to check in every once in a while. I'll try to think of some topics so I can write a real post next time. See you soon!