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Archive for December, 2008

happy & new

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

I have sparkling pinot noir and whiny kittens. We had sushi earlier and watched Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo & Juliet and now there is only a measly half an hour left of 2008.

2008 was a weird, tumultuous sort of year and I’m not entirely sure I liked it. It wasn’t that bad but it wasn’t all that fab, either. Ah well. Past is past.

And if the 2009 outlook tarot reading I just did is any indication, it is going to be a very, very interesting year.

Happy & New.

winter

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

We have lots of snow! Later I am going to bake cookies and then tomorrow is Yule and there will be presents and candles and solstice. Well, solstice first, since I think technically that’s at 7am my time.

And then more cookies. And possibly martinis.

Merry merry. With snow and joy and peace and all that lovely stuff spread over top like icing.

filling the well

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

I think it’s Julia Cameron, maybe in The Artist’s Way or The Right to Write or maybe in both, who talks about filling your creative well on a regular basis. That you need to replenish your creativity by absorbing other creative things or nature or just stuff. Having constant input to properly maintain artistic exportation. Or something. She probably puts it much better, and it likely involves Artist Dates.

I sometimes forget I need to do that, to recharge and consume art rather than constantly working on my own. I’ve been busy with other things over the last week or so but haven’t been properly recharging.

And now in the last 24 hours I’ve read the entirety of Watchmen (I had been meaning to pick it up off the to-read shelf for ages) which was even better than I had expected, and watched Tarsem’s The Fall, which might just be my new favorite movie. It immediately earned a place in the all-time top ten at the very least.

I think I feel better because my creative well is fuller from binging on good books and good films and good tea. Must endeavor to be better about consuming them on a more regular basis.

oh, beloved puppycam

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

I have been addicted to the Shiba Inu puppy cam since it was first posted on Cute Overload in October.

The puppies are going to be off to their respective new homes starting this weekend, and I shall miss them terribly.

I am tempted to do nothing but watch puppycam until then, but I have things to do. I will watch it as much as possible, though.

(And so should you.)

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