Well folks it’s been awhile. I’ve been acclimating to my new schedule, 6 months into my new day job, and finding time at lunch or after work to spend time on the creative writing. I’m currently working through a short story right now (not science fiction). The ending is bugging me. I keep re-writing it but blah, it’s just not coming out quite right.
Let’s see, I’ve joined a new writing group since my old writing group has split off. I present this month so I need to keep working through the problems of this short story before I send it out to the group on Saturday night. That’s my internal deadline otherwise I’m going to be putzing with it until it’s a tortured mess of a story. We want to avoid that result.
Movies-Must make mention that my crush on actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt continues. I recently saw a few of his movies back-to-back. An earlier movie called Mysterious Skin (2004) where he plays a young gay hustler and the key moments when the character is the most vulnerable are heartbreaking. I also watched Premium Rush, ‘cause who doesn’t love a good chase movie but really it was candy (no nutritional value). Then I watched Don Jon, this movie surprised me. He wrote and directed this film which made it better for me. His character Jon is a player who sleeps with anyone he can get his hands on. He meets “the one” in Barbara played by Scarlett Johansson, who plays a Jersey girl so well she scared me a little. Haha. But when Jon doesn’t get his happily ever after, he meets Esther, played by the the wonderful Julianne Moore. The movie was a lot better than I anticipated. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Don't you love it when a movie makes you smile from all the way inside?
Health, I have my good days and I have my challenging days. All the doctor visits haven't helped pin-point the underlying problem but I've managed to strike off a few illnesses off the list. I guess that's the silver lining. Then I came down with a rebounding migraine that left me feeling a bit hollowed out. The food restrictions had washed down the headaches to once or twice a month. So to have this last one come on so strong and for so many days was a surprise This week, I've slacked off on the food restriction list, it's amazing how quickly the weight starts to creep up. I just have a soft spot for baked mac & cheese. I have to get back on my strict guidelines again. The one thing that I have been struggling with is going to yoga classes on a more consistent basis. Being healthy is hard work sometimes. I know i feel good after a class, just have to show up for them.
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