Monday, November 02, 2009

NaNoWriMo



I'm doing it! Even though I cram a full-time teaching schedule into four days, which cuts into writing time significantly. That doesn't even count the nights I spend marking and prepping.

50,000 words in one month? Sure. But here's the deal. Some of the words will not be new, and I'm okay with that. I just want to finish a frickin' novel for once in my life. :-)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hawaii

Sigh.

It is raining here. A miserable, soggy, mind-bogglingly disgusting day. I just checked A Novel Woman's blog and her photos make me want to speed off to the airport and purchase a one-way ticket to Hawaii with nothing else in my bag but my toothbrush and swimsuit.
Since I can't do that due to the fact I'd suffer debilitating mommy guilt, I'll just post photos instead. Maybe I'll have a beer, too. It is my day off after all.









Saturday, August 15, 2009

Stuff that looks like faces.


One of my favorite photos from my Hawaiian vacation is the one that looks like a face. I'll post it again so y'all don't have to scroll down. This one was a tiny detail in a giant clam shell I checked out at the Waikiki Aquarium. An amazing place BTW. Check it out.





I was looking through all my other photos to see if I had anything else that qualifies. Here's a close up of a Cauliflower Coral I encountered while snorkeling off Waikiki Beach.





This face -- well it really is a face, but I thought it worthy of a spot here.






And another...






Okay. Back to my original point. Look around you. I mean really look around. What do you see? Sure, most of us see the big stuff. But if you really look, you can find amazing things. Faces for instance. But the world is really rather beautiful if you slow down and just look.