12 November 2010

This week is brought to you by....

JONSI - click the link to listen to a fantastic song by Jonsi. These guys or this guy sings the credit's song on the movie, "How to Train Your Dragon." I loved that movie. When the song came on, I downloaded the soundtrack and then listened to Jonsi. I downloaded the album, Go and gave the entire thing 5 stars. Okay, I lie, I did give one song four stars, but overall the album is a five. Give it a listen to. You know what's even cooler? He's super popular in Japan and AND he's from Reykjavik. So, yeah, he's cool for sure.

Other news - I'm not going to do NaNoWriMo this month...or more likely, I'm not going to finish it in this month. I started writing out my ideas and then got too caught up on characters and stuff like that instead of just getting to it. I am happy though. I had a great idea come out of it. I'm researching the topic right now. I'm thinking I'm going to have a Celtic Holiday (Holy Day) all wrapped up into characters in a book. Their birthdays will all fall on the four major and minor holidays. I'm thinking it could be something like a romantic comedy meets Celtic Gods and Goddesses just in the shadows. So, I have one character all ready to go - Brigit or Bridge as her friends call her and I'm working on the others. I didn't realize how much research I would have to do. I'm really having fun with this one. If you or someone you know knows anything about Pagan/Celtic traditions, please don't hesitate :o)

03 November 2010

Dental Hygienist

Ah, the wonderful dentist. I called yesterday to book a quick appointment to see what is really bothering my front tooth. Well, okay, it's not the front tooth, but the one right beside the front tooth on the right hand side. My teeth aren't the straightest or prettiest teeth on the planet, but they have always been quite healthy. Anyhow, I was there waiting for my appointment while I was reading
Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll.

I'm enjoying the book so far. I was going to lend it out to the kids I work with at the youth custody facility, but apparently they have already read it. I was also going to bring in the film for day program one day - however, I'm not sure if I will be judged by the other staff for bringing in another video that has some stuff in it that the kids might gain from. Okay, that was not fair. I guess it depends on who's working and stuff like that. So, I will probably bring it in one day for them to watch, but I have to watch it before I bring it in. I know that it is a heavy video with some pretty extreem topics, but it's nothing that these guys haven't either seen or been through in their lives.

Back to the dental appointment. The dentist said that he can't tell what's going on with my tooth and to go back in a week if there is anything that he can find. Apparently, my teeth are still quite healthy as well as the gums.
I had murderous thoughts about the dental hygienist however. She did the cleaning. She put me through pain. It is my fault. If I didn't take care of my mouth as I should have. I get it now. I understand. I get it. I will ensure that I floss my teeth and brush a few times each day - for at least one week. It's like I get scared that all of my teeth are going to fall out and I know that I have to care for my mouth. I know that the heath of our mouths/teeth/whathaveyou is a direct link to the way we care for ourselves, so I have to be better. I'm going to try my best. The dental hygienist is there to let us know what we are doing wrong and they put us through pain so that they can really drive home their point. I'm wondering if these people go to school for this so that they can hurt other people and get paid for it. That might be it. I had much more profound words to write before I started and now I'm at a loss. Bottom line: she is a sadist.

What song should I end this with? How about something super obscure and not very related to the above. I guess it could be related with respect to the youth I work with:

Bone Thugs and Harmony: These are the Days of our Lives.

01 November 2010

01 November is day one of NaNoWriMo

Today is a crazy day for me. I have to work and I have to be present and I have to write approximately 1,700 words. Today, I begin the National Novel Writing Month that is November. I have yet to determine a topic or even a character outline. I am not sure at this point what will fall from my brain to my fingertips.
I will end this now with a song from,...hmmm...how about Passion Pit!