Friday, February 27, 2009
The assignment actually made me a little worried. I put a lot of time into this project, going through several drafts of my presentation. I wasted a lot of paper. Not my paper, but paper none the less. I just wanted it to be perfect. Well, it turns out all my effort was well worth it. Despite a small turnout for class today, due to the impending Spring Break, we managed to have a very enjoyable and lively discussion. The teacher complimented me on my work several times, and I am not ashamed to say I was glowing a little after class.
So, I'm off from school for the next week. I have no plans to go to Cancun or Florida. But, who knows? Maybe I can still manage to get a little wild. I think there's a video camera around here somewhere.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
But, there are also little scraps of paper and other things I have stuff written on all over my house. It may not be the best system, but it is better than forgetting something. My favorite time to scrawl these notes? The middle of the night.
Alison has devoted a whole blog to this topic, which I think is so cool. It is called Scruffy Jottings about Filth. How much do I love that? Go there to check out my Sharpie mess, as well as musings from Sommer, Jeremy, Kristina and Rachel.
If I had to choose, I would say Shannel, Ongina (it rhymes with vagina) or Nina will walk away with the prize. But who knows, it could be Bebe or Rebecca Glasscock. Yes, that's right, I said Glasscock. You can't make this stuff up.
Drag queens and tolerant people everywhere were also excited about the news that George Mason University elected itself a drag queen Homecoming Queen. Ryan Allen, competing as Reann Ballslee, is a local drag star and managed to snag herself the crown in the half talent based, half student voted competition.
So, congratulations Reann. And, check out Rupaul's Drag Race. You won't be sorry.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
“This Just In,” by Heidi Champa, was hot to me because she relates a fantasy turned reality that I also hold, to be under his desk at work sucking his cock as he tries to keep it together and continue to do his job. In this case, it’s even hotter as there is an exhibitionist/voyeuristic twist to it - his job is as a broadcast journalist and she wants him to read the news as she sucks him off. Super duper hot. That added twist to the fantasy is really what made this a great story to me.
Needless to say, I was chuffed. Dead chuffed. It is so nice to know when people respond to what you do, and I'm glad to hear some great feedback every now and again.
Then, there was more good news. My story, Head Pin, is in the new anthology on Ravenous Romance called Sweaty Sex. It's all about sex and sports, which is right up my alley, to use a terrible pun. My story is all about the sexy world of bowling. I can hear you laughing, but I'm serious. If you don't believe me, run over to Ravenous and check it out for yourself. It will bowl you over. (God, somebody stop me, my puns have run amok.)
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
This is one of my favorite skits from one of my favorite shows. The State never failed to make me laugh, and I've been waiting for the DVD for so long. Until that lovely day comes, I'll just have to settle for YouTube. Enjoy your Sunday Giggle.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
While everyone is asleep, I will be awake watching cute boys play sports. Hope everyone else has a good weekend. I'll be spending my Saturday napping.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Two people can have a great time together at dinner. But, if you ask each one later about their experience, they would likely each recall the night differently. Are they lying? No. But, every one's experience is impacted by so many things. One person remembers the wine because they drank it before in Tuscany. The other person recalls a great anecdote because it reminded them of a person they knew in high school. It all happened, it's all true, but it is a totally different take on the same dinner. Sometimes, my husband and I can be talking about the same event, but to listen to us, you might think we had been on opposite sides of the world.
I guess that is why I am having so much fun with the truth. It is much more malleable than anyone really realizes. Who said nuance was reserved for fiction?
So, for the 100th time, I'm putting my thoughts out there, and seeing what happens. What do you say? Up for a little truth?
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Just when I think Australia can't do anything more to make me love it, they go ahead and prove me wrong. The Penrith Panthers, a rugby league team, have signed up their first male cheerleader. Their first gay male cheerleader. His name is Aaron Neich. He showed up to the team's open audition and scored himself a spot on the squad. Not only is he fierce, he can cheer way better than the girls, as evidenced by the video. After all, they call their cheerleaders the Pink Panthers. . . so . . . Good on ya, Australia. Let's just hope he doesn't get picked on too much by the fans.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I got to read my essay to the class. It was more nerve racking than I expected. I know I shouldn't care what other people think, but I do. I know the teacher loved it, but it would be nice to think some of my fellow students enjoyed it too. But, gold star collected. Now we are mining the soul for ideas for a memoir. God, I could write a million stories. Who doesn't have a ton of crazy, silly, embarrassing and meaningful things that have happened to them? Here's hoping one of them gets me the elusive 100%.
On an unrelated note, my author copy of Girl Fun One showed up yesterday. I love getting books in the mail. I just love getting mail of any kind. But, the kind with my stories in it always makes me smile.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
His new show, "I Bought a Blue Car Today" is now taking the world by storm.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
But, out of all the terrible stories has come one happy tale that has pulled at the heart strings of anyone who has seen it. This little koala, named Sam (pictured here with her bandaged feet), who was found by a firefighter and taken to safety. Her paws were badly burned, but she is expected to recover now that she has been rescued. And, even with all her hardships, she's managed to find a koala friend named Bob.
So I take this small glimmer of hope from all this pain and hope that Australia can recover quickly. And, I hope Sam and Bob will be very happy together.
*Anyone who wants to help can go here for more information.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
This collection reunites me and my story, Limited Engagement, with some of my swinging, sexy friends: Jeremy, Emerald, Craig and Rachel. Rachel also did the honors editing this collection. So, run over to Ravenous and check it out. I'm sure it will get your pulse pounding, your head bobbing and well, whatever else you do when you listen to music.
Of course I was talking about music. What else would I mean? (I swear, you people have dirty minds!)
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I got a 95 on my first graded assignment, and I was actually giddy. I wanted to show someone, but I didn't think any of my cooler-that-thou classmates would have been interested. I've found myself very easily falling back into the roll of the good student; seeking the approval of my professor as ardently as I ever did. I'm currently working on an assignment that I have tried to feign ambivalence about. But, deep down, I'm stressing. I want to do a good job, I want my teachers to think that I'm a good writer. So sue me.
As with my previous nerd-dom, I am just a hop skip and a jump away from staying after class and asking for extra credit. I shouldn't have to worry about getting hassled by the cool girls about my nerdiness. They're too busy to notice me now.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Too often, I find myself feeling alone with my thoughts, alone with my ideas. I try and share them, but sometimes it feels like I'm reaching out and no one is there to grab my hand. I'm not asking for someone to agree or even sympathize. But, the word understand seems to fit exactly.