Daily Archives: September 19, 2011

All Carb Diet

Today I have started this new diet. It features white flour, white sugar, strawberry freezer jam , gummy grapefruit slices, and then tons of DIET soda guys. TONS. I’ve been hearing really really great things about it but it’s going to be SUPER hard to stay on track so wish me luck!!!!

Also, I saw this movie with my husband the other night. I was skeptical because I usually don’t like to watch people smash the crap* out of other people. I don’t know why. It’s weird.

But you will be surprised (Not surprised) to find out I actually sort of liked it. it was cheesy, it was sentimental, two brother smashed the crap out of each other, and I liked it. As I was watching I was like, uh, why do I like this? What about this writing, this story-telling is making me so connected to this? Then i was like, go Brendan go. Beat your brother up. Who cares if he’s beat down from the war. who cares if he had a bad childhood and felt abandoned. ¬†You need to save your house! You’re a teacher! Kids love you!

Then I was like, I have problems. This movie is lame.

Then I was like, crying.

Cam looked at me. You’re crying, he said.

No I’m not, I said.

Uh, yes. You are.

No. I don’t cry at cage fighting, I said.

You do, honey. You do. It’s like Steel Magnolias.

He didn’t really say that Magnolias thing but I felt like writing that.

Anyway,

So, my question is, when have you read or seen something that you were surprised you liked? What was it about the book/movie/song that pulled you in (even when you thought FOR SURE you would not, could not like that book/movie/song)? Did it change your view on the genre? Shift your approach to writing? Make you think harder about your reading/movie-watching snobbery? What makes a good story? What changes a lame story, sentimental plot, cliche characters into something surprisingly fresh?

I want to know and I get the next movie pick so give me some lame (but secretly so so so good) chick flicks I can make Cam sit through.

*My mom would be disappointed I wrote crap. Sorry Mom.

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I Just Threw Away My Post Without Meaning to . . . .

Now what?

I am actually at a loss for words.
I know Chris could write a haiku about this and Ann Dee could write a whole new post–more than one, each better than the previous.
But I’m burned out and I got nuttin’.

It was all about what happened this past weekend.
And I had written the three bits in ways so you could play around with writing them better and making them stronger.

But. They’re gone.

So here are some sites to look up to improve writing.

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/
http://www.dumblittleman.com/2007/07/50-tools-that-can-improve-your-writing.html
http://www.writerstreasure.com/creative-writing-101/

Just imagine the garage sale telephone call with the toothless woman,
the words Hunger Games and
the truly insulting lesson at church.

I’ll see you later this week.

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