Sunday, August 23, 2009

Home Again

Wow, this trip was frantic, boring, low keyed, high strung, and very fun. I've also been without internet access for the past 3 days, so that was interesting, too. I checked my Gmail and Google Reader and was floored. So, I'm going through everyone's blogs and other things I follow, and it's a tedious task. But, I don't want to miss out on anything.

This post will be brief. While we were on our trip, I took Keisha to watch Julie & Julia. The film is based on two true stories, one of the famous cook Julia Child and the other of a normal, everyday woman, Julie Powell. Julie was having a mid-life crisis and found that cooking made her happy, so she decided to write a blog about her experiences of cooking. She decided to work through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, finishing 524 recipes in 365 days and blogging her progress.

While I'm not reviewing the film (it was okay, but definitely not horrible, but by no means absolutely amazing, either), it did inspire me to be a better blogger/writer. I tend to write a few different stories, some of which I'm proud of and think are halfway decent, but then I tend to stop writing them. I've got several different projects all saved on my computer, none of them complete, or even remotely close. Some of them are connected, and some are just a few paragraphs. However, I enjoy writing, and wish I spent more time doing it, developing my stories and getting something out there.

It's not that I long to be a famous, published author; it's that I truly enjoy reading and writing and want to share what I've got. That's one thing I like about Rememorandom. While I don't know any of you personally (at least here on the actual blog. On the Facebook mirror posting, well, I know most of you) I still respect your opinions and ideas.

That's it for now. I'm exhausted from the trip, and very glad to be back home. There truly is nothing like sleeping in your own bed. Farewell for now.

Song Lyric: "Oh me oh my oh. Look at Miss Ohio. She's a-running around with her rag-top down, she says 'I wanna do right but not right now.'"--Gillian Welch, Look At Miss Ohio

5 comments:

Bilski said...

I know that overwhelming feeling! It never ceases to amaze me how quickly things pile up over the course of even just one day.

Mattson Tomlin said...

Welcome back!

David Wagner said...

But I don't want to look at Miss Ohio! *sigh* ok, I'll look at her... dang... you were right...

Glad you're back, and that you're inspired to write more! Go on! Lay your Great American Novel on us! We can take it!

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

I love coming home after a long trip - welcome back. :)
Good luck with your googlereader.

logankstewart said...

@Bill: Amen.

@Mattson: Thanks. It's good to be home.

@David: I'll be dishing out stuff eventually. Maybe possibly even a prologue at some point in the future.

@Shellie: Thanks.