Weird Day and Songs


Weird day yesterday. Went to Barnes and Noble so the boy could blow money on CDs (and The Time Machine by HG Wells). Baby Brother called, asking me to go with him and mom to the church festival down the street. Sigh. I’m really not good around people right now, but I hadn’t seen them in a couple of weeks so said yes.

Mind, I went to middle school in this parish, and while I’m happy with my life, I’m not thrilled about how I look, especially since I haven’t had time to do my roots. We won’t talk about the weight.

And of course I ran into my former best friend’s mother, who was always judgmental in the best of circumstances. I'd walked past her, but my mom called me back. "Look who this is!"

They had a booth called Trash to Treasure, with stuff donated by parishioners, flea market style. There were already burned candles. Who would donate already burned candles???

So, lots of time wasted, and I didn’t get started on BD till after 8. I DID, however, make my goal of 6 pages and write 3 pages on the new story.

Then I had terrible dreams, that I was in the Army, that Baby Brother was in a plane crash....awful.

Anyway, I need to make a soundtrack. So far I have SANTA MONICA by Everclear and TUNNELS by Arcade Fire. I don’t even know where to look for new music. Any thoughts? Small CA town, straight romance, football involved. (Speaking of, I bought Season One of Friday Night Lights because it’s only $20.)

Would love some song ideas!

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Marianne Arkins said...

Okay... that bird picture totally cracked me up.

Sorry your day wasn't as planned. Hang in there.

And, yes... NaNo. I hope, I hope. Spend Oct doing scene cards and character stuff. That's what I try to do. And check out the dares board at the NaNo site for some really "out there" stuff to use. It's fun to try to figure out ways to use it!

My Samhain novel is the 2005 NaNo book -- and it plum full of those dares.

November will be here before you know it!

MJFredrick said...

Isn't that picture GREAT? The look on the one bird's face....

I prolly won't do the challenges. I hope this story can suck me in the way last year's did - though I actually haven't revised it yet because I don't have the same feeling now about it that I did then - I'm afraid to ruin it!


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