I have been a very bad blogger of late, mostly because I’ve been too busy to write anything. This means that the back burner is pretty full — there are now TONS of things I want to write about, and not nearly enough time to write well about them all. Because I am deeply attached to the practice of cheating about these things, I now give you the quick-and-dirty bits of what should have been months of posts. Whee!
The Habitrail Critic Is As Hungry As A Dragon
Lucky me! I found the time to go to the movies! I do not, however, have time for more than Twitterworthy comments on them, so here you get the Haiku versions of my reviews of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug:
Katniss is betrayed
By panem et circenses
One very short book
Can become three long movies
If you use enough barrels
Make of those what you will.
Odd Moments of Inspiration
I want to figure out how to write a sitcom pitch about the home life of the Muses. I imagine Thalia’s a bit of a slob, Erato makes Blanche Devereaux look like a nun, and Terpsichore parties too much. Nobody ever misses the joke about Urania.
Lingering in the Parks of the Dead
My little side project — collecting images of broken and unreadable monuments from local cemeteries — continues. Sometimes, I get to learn things I didn’t know about the history of the region, which is pretty cool.
Wetlands and Deer and Fossils, Oh MY!
There’s an iron sculpture of a sabretooth tiger in Aurelia, IA. Who knew?
It’s an OK first draft, I suppose. The thing I’m really happiest about in this recording is the viola solo, though. For some reason, I just really like it.
Other Stuff To Say
I don’t have any other stuff to say right now. Bummer!