Friday, September 16, 2011

Five for Friday

1. I took a trip down memory lane yesterday, the one filled with pink glitter, sparkly flowers, shoes so thick that they make a whole foot taller, and bold curly writing that says 'girl power' everywhere you turn. That's right, I watched Spice World. I think the last time I watched that movie was when I was 12, but I still remembered all the lyrics to the songs and felt surges of pride whenever they shouted 'girl power' or wore t-shirts baring the mantra. My daughter even snuggled up next to me and watched the fun-filled absurdity unfold. A couple of times she even got up and danced around the coffee table. Yes, I am a Spice Girls fan, and I hope that they decide to do another tour because I would so buy tickets!

2. I've noticed a trend in my emotions as of late,the trend being tears. I'll watch a preview for that new dolphin movie (you know the one, they've been advertising it like crazy) and find tears silently trickling down my cheeks. I don't burst into tears mind you, but it comes pretty close to that line of hysterical crying. Hormones are wack! I mean it, I probably cry more while I'm pregnant than I do my whole life combined. I even got emotional over the Spice Girls!

3. You can imagine with such high strung emotions that this would be the perfect time to work on some of those more emotional scenes in my new story, but I'mascared...mainly of bursting into tears and feeling absolutely ridiculous, but I'm going to give it a try anyway- this weekend. Yes, I am making a promise to myself (not to anyone else because it's easier to let myself down rather than someone else) to get some writing done, no matter how many excuses I can come up with- trust me there are a lot- I will be productive darn it!

4. The story I'm currently working on has witches, and I'm very excited to delve deeper into all that mythology, it fascinates me. I've loved witches ever since I watched Hocus Pocus back when I was six- it was the first movie I ever saw in the US theaters. I'm having fun coming up with spells and things like that. The story takes place in a fictional Massachusetts town haunted by the local witch. Most of my stories are set back east because that's where I grew up. I love all the lush forests there, the greenness of the setting, the humidity, the rain- man do I miss all those thunderstorms.

5. I know I'm late for this, but I just wanted to wish everyone that lost anyone during the 9-11 attacks well. My dad was working in DC during the time of the attacks and I remember being so scared that something might have happened to him. I can't even begin to imagine the fear that shook the residents of New York City. I'm so grateful to live where I do, to be able to enjoy the freedoms that many cannot in nations across the world. It's nice to be able to choose my own beliefs, whether they be religious or political.

Okay everyone, have a safe and happy weekend, I hope you all get some writing done!


  1. Oh, that dolphin movie... my daughter wants to see it, but I'm not sure I'll be able to handle the way they'll undoubtedly tug at my heartstrings. Wounded animals get me every time!

    Good luck making progress on the WIP... I find witches intriguing as well. :)

  2. Yes good luck! Have a great weekend!

  3. Spice World and Hocus Pocus! Definitely trips down memory lane. I hope you get a bunch of writing done. Witches are fascinating! Have a good weekend. :)

  4. Dolphin movie? Haven't seen it advertised yet, but being in the UK, it probably won't come over here for a couple of months...

    Wishing you a productive and cheerful weekend!!

  5. OMG Spice World. That brings back some memories. Sorry you're feeling so teary! I get like that sometimes when I'm extra hormonal. I'll just be watching some commercial of a parent tucking their kid into bed or something and suddenly I'm misty-eyed and going "WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME."

    A witch project sounds like fun!

  6. My kids want to see that dolphin movie, too. Your witch book sounds interesting. Great time of year for it!

  7. Ahhh.. what memories... I've been feeling incredibly nostalgic these days too. I was thinking about watching Hocus Pocus the other day, probably because it's feeling so much like Halloween already! It's such a classic movie.

    Good luck writing this weekend, I hope you get lots done! :)

  8. With regards to number've been peeking inside my brain, haven't you?? This is actually getting spooky. First Jane Eyre- now Hocus Pocus and witches. After my best friend and I saw the film for the first time we were so convinced we were witches we spent the rest of the school year acting out scenes and inflicting them on our classmates! I remember trying to make the book from that film by drawing an eye on a folded piece of paper, haha. Did you like Charmed as well??

  9. I tear up like crazy whenever I see the ad for Dolphin's Tail/Tale. I also love the song they play with it. I've been to Massachusetts several times, including a famous cemetery at dusk. If ever there were a natural setting for witches, that's it!

  10. Oh my, I don't even want to watch this dolphin movie preview - my hormones are all over the place right now and everything makes me bawl!

  11. Ah, my kids want to see the dolphin movie too. Fine by me, Harry Connick Jr is in it (I've seen him in concert 4 times LOL).

    Interesting you should talk about your love of witch legends. I studied this extensively in college and wrote a paper that's still online about it (I know, the fact that the way I wrote in college is immortalized online is a little scary LOL!!!) I have a post up today about The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab. If you haven't read it, you might want to. It's lovely.

    oh and ps, I've looked for a Sarah Sanderson costume every year for about 8 years. They don't make one but I want to be her so bad for halloween :)

  12. Lindsay: oooh, your paper sounds interesting, I would love to read it! I'm fascinated by the Salem Witch trials and legends as well.

    Sangu and Leslie: glad to know I'm not the only one that the dolphin movie commercial causes eye irritation for.