Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A New Project

So...here's my latest project. It's a stack of granny squares that I have crocheted that will eventually become a blanket. It's #crochetmoodblanket2014 if you'd like to play along.

The object is to crochet a square every day that reflects your mood. I haven't really done that. I just pick whatever color I fancy at the moment.



This is kind of like NaNoWriMo, though. It's supposed to go for the whole year! So that's 365 squares. I didn't even learn how to make them until this month. And they aren't very pretty. But I'll stick with it as long as I can. I get frustrated when I don't finish things. It seems to happen a lot, especially with creative projects. I don't always have time or whatever. Blah blah blah.

Excuses. That's something I'm good at..,

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Just a Speck

You hear stories every once in a while about people getting in trouble, or even being fired, because of things they have posted online. Whether it be about their job or a personal thing, it came back and bit them in the ass.

I guess I'm thinking about it now because I've been a little more free with my thoughts about my job lately. I actually posted the words "I hate my job" online (there! I did it again!), but at this point I don't even care. 

You have to wonder, though. The internet is so VAST. This blog is so minuscule. Would anyone find it? Would it even matter? I've tried to keep my writing life separate from my real life because I just didn't want everyone knowing about it. I don't even like that more people I know IRL are looking at my Instagram feed. The internet, aside from Facebook, has always been my place to interact with people I don't know. People who have the same interests as me. To me, that is what the internet is all about. Or at least it should be.

People I know and interact with on a daily basis don't know the real me. They don't share the same interests as me. Or maybe they do, but it's not worth the effort to find out. I have to see the same people every day at work. Do I want to hang out with them after hours? Not really. But I don't have a lot of close friends. Or even random friends. The beauty of being an introvert, I guess. Which is another benefit of the internet. I can be whoever and say whatever I want. I don't have to worry about people thinking I'm weird. Because I know people think I'm weird. Just because I have different interests.

So whatever. Let them think what they want, you know? It's not going to change me.

(As usual, this wasn't where I was going when I started this post :-) but there's where it went...)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Sleepy Hollow

Okay, so I'm a terribly big baby when it comes to anything remotely scary. But Sleepy Hollow looked like a really, really good show and I wanted to watch it. Unfortunately, due to parenting responsibilities, life in general, and how easy it is for me to freak myself out, I only watched a handful of episodes. 

Despite that, I was determined to watch the finale tonight. I missed the last fifteen minutes, but whatever. Somehow I doubt that the online recaps grasped the full a awesomeness of it all.

Here are some of my random thoughts. I went back to Twitter today. Various reasons why I haven't been there in a while, and various reasons why I went back today. But I enjoy the fandom behind Sleepy Hollow. I like reading all the interest in why or why not Abbie and Ichabod should be together. It's fun.

Here's why I think they shouldn't hook up. First of all, he's still too devoted to Katrina. Though I'm not sure why. But it's only the first season. You can't make something like that happen that quickly. Especially given the time that Crane comes from. Divorce wasn't a thing back then. True love was.

I think shows are more enjoyable when you ship and ship two characters so hard and it takes them a while to make it happen. Because the show is built around that almost but not quite dynamic, it loses a lot of the magic when IT finally happens. Case in point, for me anyway, Brennan and Booth. I invested a lot of time into watching all those seasons of Bones. I got so frustrated when it was always almost and then not quite. But then it happened and it was wonderful. And then it just wasn't, but part of that was the whole Palant storyline. I hated that. And I think the phrase is stupid, but Bones totally jumped the shark when they delivered the baby in the barn. That's about the time they lost me. And yet, I keep watching.

A lot of the shows I watch are like that. Shawn and Juliet (Psych). Chuck and Sarah. Will they or won't they? It makes for great tv. 

But there is something completely satisfying when it does happen. 

So what are your thoughts? Make it happen? Or draw it out? This applies to books too! Though with books, it seems like they get accused of "insta-love" more than tv.