Day 38: Writing Alternative Endings (#1)

This is a follow up to my “Alternative Ending” post. ———————– I sat on the floor across from him, the raised edges of the cold parquet floor tiles digging into the backs of my thighs. I dared not move. Our shoulders were mirrored hunches, eyes lowered. I twisted my fingers nervously around the laces of […]

Day 31: Liking the Movie Way More Than the Book

I’ve never liked a film adaptation more than the book. Really. I can’t think of one time. Until now. Continuing my obsession with The Silver Linings Playbook movie (yes, I watched it four times in a row),  it only made sense to give the novel a chance. So I read it. In one sitting (not because it […]

Day 30: Obsessing Over Silver Linings

  I finally watched Silver Linings Playbook. Four times. In a row. Don’t get me wrong. It was a very good movie. Not the most fantabulous one ever made, but a very, very good one– mainly because of the actors’ performances. [Also, it’s too bad the two leads are so ugly; otherwise it might have […]

Day 29: Having a JFC! Moment

Found out this morning that a far-flung friend, “B,” had a stroke and is in an induced coma. They don’t yet know the extent of the damage. Now, I’m not 23 (as I’ve stated several times throughout this blog), but I’m also not a part of the geriatric crowd. Certainly I’m aware that this can […]

Day 23: Cutting the Coffee Line…On Purpose

“Good morning, Pooh Bear,” said Eeyore gloomily. “If it is a good morning,” he said. “Which I doubt,” said he. “Why, what’s the matter?” “Nothing, Pooh Bear, nothing. We can’t all, and some of us don’t. That’s all there is to it.” “Can’t all what?” said Pooh, rubbing his nose.  “Gaiety. Song-and-dance. Here we go round […]

Day 22: Feeling Blue While Watching Snowballs Fly

Not sure what’s wrong with me today, but I’ve never been able to feel sad watching kids frolic in the snow. Usually the sound of a snowball hitting its target, unadulterated giggles and yelled promises of alliances make me smile. For some reason, that’s not the case today. This is a first. And not a […]