Friday, December 13, 2013

7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol. 15)

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(1)
Okay, first off, I need to apologize.  Turns out my rant from last week was unfounded, as my post that I worked so hard on did run. You can check it out over here. It ran on Thanksgiving, which is why I missed it.  Fortunately, I noticed this before I hit send on my angry little letter to my editor.  For the record, I still think I should be getting paid, though.

(2)
If you do not live around here, you  may have heard on the news about the severe weather that hit  (or did not hit) Washington, DC, this week, also known as the storm that wasn't.  A big thanks to my friend Patrick for sending me this hilarious commemoration of the non-event.  Funniest thing I have seen in awhile, and so, so true.

(3)
Yes, this is my only post this week.  We are having a bit of a sleep revolt around these parts, which is, as they say, revolting.  I have plenty of things to write in mind, just no mental energy with which to write them.  Specifically, I was going to write a post this week entitled, "Blackberries for Iz," and one called, "For love of the series: Poppleton".  Who knows, maybe next week will be better.  A girl can dream.

(4)
In the absence of writing, I have been getting a little mental stimulation from reading books.  If you ever wonder what I am reading, just check out the Good Reads widget in the lower right hand corner of this page.  This morning, I finished Serena by Ron Rash.  Very well written, but like the movies Traffic and No Country for Old Men, it left me feeling rather bleak.  Great, evil characters, though.  The movie comes out next year, and I will probably see it, then have to watch a few episodes of 30 Rock after to cheer myself up.

(5)
To my continued great joy, Elijah is still a voracious reader (or, in his case, listener).  We went to the library this week and got another bag full of books, including, for the second time, And the Dish Ran Away with this Spoon.  Our household opinions on this book are divided.  Elijah and I love it, but Kurt most definitely does not.  Isabel is thus far neutral.  I love the way it weaves together twenty or so different nursery rhymes and gives me an opportunity to do different voices.  Kurt thinks it is cheesy and overly long.  I see his point, and I am sure by next week, I will be happy it is a library book, but for now, I still love it.  

(6) 
Speaking of nursery rhymes, did anyone else play the computer game Mixed-Up Mother Goose as a child?   When Elijah is ready for computer games, I feel like this could be a good one to start with.  And with those giant pixels, I will be setting the par pretty low, thus hopefully postponing his requests for an Xbox as long as possible.  

(7)
Last time I did this, it worked, so I am going to try again:
Kurt, if you are reading this, and assuming Elijah takes a nap today, let's go to Sala Thai for dinner.
And Shaina, if you are reading this, you and Jonathan should come, too.

And that is all.



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