I’m just in a weird sort of funk lately where I’m feeling rather like I have absolutely no focus. This post will be proof. This mindset unfortunately bleeds over into putting words on the page. It’s not writers block, per se. I’ve been writing some new things. The problem is I can’t seem to get rolling on them. I write a chapter or a beginning then drift off like a dandelion seed on a breeze. By the way, it never really dawned on me that people actually eat dandelion greens until we were watching an episode of The Sopranos last night and there was Tony shoveling them into his maw like they were the greatest thing he’d ever tasted. I would think they’d be bitter like mustard greens. It’s very odd, the things we humans sometimes decide to eat.
See what I did there? I’m like a helium balloon lately. Somebody tie me to a chair.
I have been trying some new recipes. Here’s one of them: http://www.fullforkahead.com/2013/02/08/chiang-mai-curry-noodle-soup/
The family loved it, but don’t be afraid of the curry like I was. I backed off a little and wished I hadn’t. Also, the next time I make it, I’ll cook the chicken just like the recipe says, not like she did in the oven. I skipped the garnishments too, and we ate it over noodles. Overall, though, a keeper for sure. And just an advance warning: Full Fork Ahead is a great site and very addictive! Plan to get sucked in if you like to cook.
The hubs took me to see Zero Dark Thirty last weekend. Now I have an even bigger girl crush on Jessica Chastain. I first fell madly in love with her in The Help. She was fantastic in this movie, and the movie itself was very good as well. Tough to watch at times because of the subject matter, but compelling nonetheless. I’m a bit miffed it wasn’t nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture or Best Director, but if they let me vote Skyfall and The Dark Knight Rises would have been nominated too in both those categories.
I’m still (not) patiently waiting to hear some news on several submissions I have out, 2 shorts and 2 longs. I subscribe to the old mantra “No news is good news” when it comes to things of this nature. I want to think if what I sent them was awful, they’d tell you straight away, not waste anymore time with it, right? RIGHT?
So, anything interesting going on in your world since mine is a total snoozefest?