So, here we are.
November 30th. 9:30 at night. I planned on making another video for you. It was going to maybe feature a bit of French horn. Perhaps piano. Most likely a bit of spoken word. (As opposed to the unspoken word that you’re mucking through right now.) I had such good intentions.
Anyway, as you know, I spent today going to church (I was a mess in church today, by the way. I chewed at all of the wrong times, and I actually watched a fly buzzing around on his back until he eventually died and for some reason, that struck me as being the funniest thing I’ve seen in my life so I ended up doing that ridiculous thing where my face is all contorted and I’m silently laughing so hard that my eyes are filled with tears, and I simply Could Not Stop, so onward with the facial gymnastics and tears for nearly two minutes which is a really long time when the pastor is trying to tell us who is sick and who is well and yikes. What a disaster I was.) and buying cookies and choosing a calendar and meeting a friend and driving to book club and socializing with friends and strangers and eating a chicken buffalito without the chicken and hunkering down for Twilight. And now I’m home. And I need to finish my current book so I can start reading our book club book. And I need to knit two more sock ornaments and plan Meredith’s holiday party and get to work on the yarn store’s holiday party and do a bit of holiday shopping and knitting and kick off the new tradition of cookie baking with the girls and something about salsa dancing and I tried my first pomegranate raspberry beer last night and did I mention that I bought my 2009 calendar/planner today? Last year I was all about the suicidal rabbits. This year, sadly, I went bland. I honestly could not find anything better, which makes me want to make my own stinkin’ calendar, but we all know that I won’t do it.
All of this (and much more than you needed or wanted) to say, thanks for sticking with me during NaBloPoMo. I know I was not at my best this month. But with the imminent arrival of Santa and Leonardo DiCaprio coupled with the possibility of potato chips, it looks like December is going to be good. There will be a French horn. Possibly some piano.
12 thoughts on “I totally wanted to go out with a bang. Take that as you will.”
Am crossing the finish line of NaBlo panting and waving a little white flag. It was fun following you this month.
Congratulations!! This was a blast. Reading your posts every day that is. Writing my own every day was up there with dental work. But yes, yay for December.
Well, you hung in there a heck of a lot better than some of us well-intentioned but futilely-optimistic comment-a-day failures. I’d say the possibility of potato chips most definitely makes looking ahead to next month intriguing. Oh, and you totally win for “best parenthetical comment about barely suppressed church giggling during NoMoBlahPo!)
Congrats. I accidentally quit last week sometime, so you did better than I did. And I’m always disappointed at Calendar selections. I can never figure out WHY the ones on the shelves are “perfect” – I just know they aren’t. I’m logical like that.
I had a hard time just keeping up w/ the reading. Good job, FP!
We did it! Instead of tar-and-feathering you I just want to say thank you for the inspiration. I was fading fast on the blog, at times posting maybe once a month, and this NaBlaMiMa really re-energized the whole thing.
(and I did it despite my shiny new obsession with Shrinky Dinks. Which I am giving away, as a prize, on my blog…wink wink)
I haven’t even attempted NaBloPoMo for the last 2 years, so bully for you!
(Imagine me with a monocle for full congratulatory effect.) :)
I completely failed at NaBloPoMo this year. I got one entry and then deleted it. Maybe next year.
Also, what is with the chewing in church? Did you sneak in a turkey sandwich and get caught? I am intrigued.
Loved it. I vote you keep posting every day. . . :-)
I enjoyed the posting every day (yours, not mine…alas, I was not as successful this year.) I dare say I will miss your daily thoughts and superhero work.
Happy December 1.
My book club read “Revolutionary Road” a few months ago, before we even knew it was going to be a movie. I looooved it. We read it because the girl who picked it was at the Strand bookstore in New York and it was an employee pick with the words, “If you only read one book in your life, it should be this one.” For me, it lived up to the hype. Would love to hear your thoughts on it after you read.
(Also, great job on NaBloPoMo.)
Woo! New banner! (Though I wished the old one no ill will, this one is lovely with the perfect hint of the macabre.)
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