1. My 13 year old has a very strong and natural writing voice. When I sat down in front of this contraption they call a computer (that I rarely have time to be on) to read the beginnings of his short story, I was so distracted by his story that I forgot I was an editor. Sure the mechanics of his writing are not stellar but his voice and his descriptions and his ability to convey the tone was amazing. We can fix mechanics. The most wonderful part of this is, of course, that he developed this through reading good books, reading so-so books, listening to audiobooks, and partially because he has a mother who says “wait, wait. Read that sentence again. Isn’t that beautiful?”
If I ever cheat on my husband, it will be with Annabel Lee. The alliteration! The rhythm! The imagery! “We loved with a love that was more than a love.” ::swoon::
2. John Lithgow often ends his sentences with the flourish of his hand when speaking publicly. I have decided that I should do likewise.
He also said my kids have “fantastic names” when he signed a book for them. Granted, he may have been covering up that he had to read Xander’s name a few times before writing it but still. He is correct.
3. Hummus can only be considered a diet food if you eat less than the whole container in 2 days. There are 700 calories in a 10 ounce container. The more you know.
4. My library moves way too fast reshelving expired holds.
Forever ago: I put some books on hold a while back.
Sunday: Went to library website to see where I was in line for Gone Girl (#885) and noticed that 3 of my holds were in and had expired on Saturday. Cursed the interwebz for never delivering my email notification.
Monday: Went to actual library to pick up the holds hoping against hope that they hadn’t gotten around to dealing with expired holds yet. They did. The books were gone. Damn efficiency.
5. When I did a search for a picture of Edgar Allen Poe for this post, I saw the following.
Such things amuse me greatly.
What have you observed this week? Did you save them up for a blog post or did you post them on your favorite microblogging social network?
I think a flourish will fit you well!
Academia, here I come! That’s funny. I observed this week that when you’re waiting for something huge, like a baby to arrive soon, time can simultaneously move painfully slow, and too fast to handle.