Just saw a USA Today article about a special inauguration edition of a Spider Man comic book.
Obama and SpiderMan giving each other a ‘fist bump’?
Wow. How crazy is that?
Furthermore, how crazy is it that I WANT one!?
Everyone who knows me know how much I love Dorothy Dandridge, but not too many know of my love for the other Dorothy.
I suppose it all started with one of my favorite Prince B-sides, The Ballad of Dorothy Parker. I couldn’t have been more than 11 years old when I first heard it, and the song just struck me as even weirder than most of the others on the Sign o’ the Times album. At that time, I didn’t even know what a ballad was (I remember having to look it up in my big dictionary, you know…like we did before the internet), but I loved, loved, loved that song. Everytime I listened to it, I could envision Prince eating fruit cocktail and taking a bath with his pants on, while flirting coyly with some dishwater blond named Dorothy Parker who could throw him and everyone else in the ‘violent room’ off their game with just a few choice words. Oh, how I wanted to be Dorothy Parker.
Beginning tomorrow, November 1, Nanowrimo 2008 will kick off for experienced and aspiring novelists all around the world.
I know so many people (myself included) who have their in-progress novel that’s been ‘in-progress’ for months or even years. So many distractions get in the way of actually completing what seems like an insurmountable task – work, family, social obligations, etc.
But once a year, National Novel Writing Month (a.k.a. Nanowrimo) occurs, and spurs people from all over the world to quit procrastinating and knock out a 50,000 word novel in just 30 days. Think of it as a boot camp for novelists.
Think it’s impossible?
Forget waiting. Be a part of a live studio audience this weekend and in your own back yard.
Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? Don’t feel bad…neither did I until a few days ago. But when I found out, I thought, “How fitting! Spring and poetry go together like peanut butter and jelly”. So I felt obligated to write a post in honor of the occasion.