on another note--i'm wondering about rss feeds. i am not that techno advanced but i think i need to start doing that. i'm reading more and more blogs (remember my addictive nature?) and it's not so hard to check in every day to see if there's a new post, but i hate clicking through the posts to see if there are new comments, cos comments are cool too. so, any help on that front would be appreciated.
a few updates
the girl tried out for the school talent show this morning. at 7:30 a.m. this meant i actually did have to get up at 6:30 a.m. (that's in the morning, when it's still dark). as well all know i am not even remotely a morning person. but that's not the point. she did well this morning. she was nervous (oh, she was singing a cheetah girl song btw) and sort of rigid, not animated like she was last night performing at home. she sang well, she really knows the song and is comfortable with it, but she was nervous. i hope the judges (teachers) see through that. this is the second year she's auditioned and she didn't make it the last time. each time she's done it i try to make her realize how proud we are that she's even auditioning. i certainly couldn't do it. she's brave, really she is.
remember the leaky faucet the hubs fixed? well, it wasn't really fixed and in fact we need a plumber for it. we've been showering in the kids' bathroom this week. odd how you get in to such a routine that something as insignificant as changing showers throws you off, but it has. the plumber comes monday.
i found these quotes today while i was looking for something else. enjoy.
"[Writing] has nothing to do with communication between person and person, only with communication between different parts of a person's mind." -- Rebecca West
"There was a definite process by which one made people into friends, and it involved talking to them and listening to them for hours at a time." -- Rebecca West
It seems to me that the problem with diaries, and the reason that most of them are so boring, is that every day we vacillate between examining our hangnails and speculating on cosmic order. ~Ann Beattie, Picturing Will, 1989
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. ~Anaïs Nin
Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. ~E.L. Doctorow
It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion." -- Rebecca West
The good writers touch life often. The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her. The bad ones rape her and leave her for the flies. Ray Bradbury
My language is the common prostitute that I turn into a virgin. Karl Kraus
Authors and lovers always suffer some infatuation, from which only absence can set them free. Samuel Johnson
Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum. Graycie Harmon