Saturday, October 27, 2007

Sensory Overload

I'm finally getting around to this post about something I noticed the other day. Pete often rants (or discusses, whatever) about how technology is bad for writing in many cases. I don't disagree with that. There are times that a good pen and a 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 two subject notebook (They fit so neatly in the purse!) are just what I need.

But the other day during my commute home, I just wanted all the noise to stop. Which is odd because the main noise is my radio, which I select and often enjoy the sound from. It was all too much. So I did the sanest thing I could do at the moment and popped in a classical music CD I keep in the car. It seems Beethoven is on of my favorites. Especially Moonlight Sonata. I listened to that CD for two days straight.

Then it hit me that I don't get to listen to as much relaxing music as I used. Most workplaces block internet radio sites. In my temporary job, we'd found a way around it, and I often listened to a New Age radio station. At home I listen to AudioVisions on the TV, and I have tons of Celtic and Native American flute music. But I listen to many types of music in general. I'm dying to get a Tom Petty album because I don't have one, and I'd love to listen to some of that.

But as Pete has discussed, I find myself turning away from technology. There's nothing wrong with my favorite sites, it's just that I don't get as much out of them as before. I just want to tone it down. Everything in my life needs to be toned down.

So there you have, it I find myself relaxed and in the mood to write by listening to New Age and classical music. Who knew?

Friday, October 26, 2007

Ninety Second Story

Pete started a ninety second story meme over at CarrPeeDiem. He then tagged Lori over at the Commune who decided it'd be real neat if she tagged me, so here I am.

A topic for a ninety second story…

I'm thinkin', I'm thinkin'…

Come on, folks, give me a minute here….




Go….(Highlight the text below to see the topic.)

TOPIC: By dancing naked in the moonlight, you are granted one wish, but be careful what you wish for.

Next up is Kristine over at My Midnight Muse.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Great Tea Debacle

Why in the world I signed up for The Great Tea Debacle is beyond me. Honestly, I know exactly why. There's now way I will win, but there's something to be said for the camaraderie gained from such an event.

Stemming from the fun jests in preparation from Nano, the Debacle is a competition between a few writers to see who can accomplish the most between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30. Everyone has anted up some tea related item, and the winner takes all.

I'm really looking forward to having a blast losing. Who knew that was possible?

Whiny Wednesday

I wanted to post more often, but I seem to be having trouble. Things are just too much for me right now, and I'm slacking. However, tonight is a night for me to rant, so that's what I'm going to do.

-To the people who don't realize that when it's cloudy and rainy, when the color of your car blends into the background, it makes it hard to see you. Damn near impossible to see you or safely change lanes or any of those other people like do while driving. If everyone else has their lights on, it's a good indication that you should have yours on also.

-To the people who are so busy talking on their damn phones to pay attention to driving, hang up the damn phone! Don't get me started on talking with your hands while driving...

This concludes my Whiny Wednesday post. Have a good rest of the week.