“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
Did you know you can order Girl Scout cookies online now?? If you didn’t know, then let me put you on. If you did … then why the hell didn’t you tell me??
You still have to actually know someone who’s selling them, but still, the process is much, much easier. I saw a friend of mine post about it on her Facebook feed and I don’t think I’ve ever clicked on a link so fast! A few days later I had a delightful box full of Savannah Smiles, S’mores, Tagalongs, Trefoils, and of course, Thin Mints arrive directly at my door. Ah … the upsides of technology.
I got a new Tarot deck. Actually, I went a little nuts at the end of last year and got *quite a few* new decks, but this is the one I’m currently reading with. I know I’m late to the Wild Unknown train. It’s been a popular deck for a while now but I debated for a long time whether to get it. I just wasn’t sure if the imagery spoke to me. As luck would have it, my sister received one as a give and she let me play with hers for a bit so I could feel it out. Well, I was sold. And now I’m back to wishing I could draw (something I do still plan to remedy at some point).
This iTunes station is my new go to for when I need to sit down for a spell and focus on writing things (when I’m feeling a little funky, I switch to this one). Did I ever tell you, I actually used to sing choral classical music for about 4 years? Yeah, I was even Alto section leader. But that’s a story for another time…
It’s been hard to think about anything other than Black Panther since last month. I seriously can’t recall the last time I’ve been so moved by a film. And of course, I’ve been devouring ALL of the think pieces. This one by Adam Serwer is probably the best thing I’ve read on the film to date. and if you want more, there’s a handy round-up over on the New York Times website. Sidenote: I need this t-shirt.
“Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
― Mark Twain