Monday, May 3, 2010
Planes and News
I am not on a plane! That sounds like a small thing but it is enormous. I am not on a plane, packing for a plane, waiting for another plane, driving to the airport, saying goodbye at the airport, waiting for bags at the airport, moving a plane ticket or popping my ears. I do realize that I sound like a very wordy loon but The Plane Ticket has hung over my head for three weeks while I got over bronchitis. We moved it three times. You know the sinking dread that pulls on you--or maybe just on me--when the airport and all the accompanying accoutrements loom up in your future--yuck.
My poor boyfriend and I have had four teary goodbye dinners in two and a half weeks. That is one of my favorite quotes by the way, when Peter O'Toole tells Audrey Hepburn in 'How to Steal a Million"-great film "And then you loomed up in your nightie and shot me." Great writing. Can you tell I have not slept enough?
And then this morning I opened my email and found a wonderful set of awards from Whitney! Her blog, She is too Fond of Books (http://she-is-too-fond-of-books.blogspot.com/) is superb. Anyone who lists "All About Eve" and "Dark Victory" among her favorite movies and In Cold Blood right after Gone With the Wind for favorite books will get my attention.
So, ten facts right? Maybe I should not do this on so little sleep,
1. I carry a book with me everywhere--really, really, everywhere--movies, restaurants--bizarre.
2. I could not read until third grade and the first big book with chapters that I read was Gone With the Wind in fourth grade. I think I have read it at least eleven times since.
3. I am as of last summer, allergic to bees.
4. I love 1930's poetry.
5. I am half Indian but people always guess Hawaiian, Italian, French, Spanish, Greek or Russian. When I say Indian they ask me what tribe.
6. I never listen to my messages and tend to leave my inbox permanently full.
7. I am the only one among my siblings who uses her given name.
8. I bump into stuff.
9. If my book sells lots of copies I intend to rescue a French Bulldog and a Pit Bull, and buy a vintage Dior 1920's dress.
10. I am a hug you when I meet you rather than a shake hands when I meet you sort of person.
Wow. Definitely should have waited until I had more sleep.
Ten blogs to give this too?
Lisa and Laura at http://lisa-laura.blogspot.com/, because they are vibrant and true and fun to read.
Kals at http://atpemberley.blogspot.com/. A weekly Tagore poem--does it get better?
Caroline at http://carolinebyline.blogspot.com/. A warmhearted, fascinating writing voice.
Tahereh at http://stiryourtea.blogspot.com/, a young writer with a brilliant voice. She calls her followers 'besties'--adorable.
Beth at http://www.maybe-tomorrow.net/. From Wales to Canada, a wonderful, generous blog with a great heart.
Michelle at http://redheadedbookchild.blogspot.com/. A sparkling, insightful, incisive, gracious voice.
Vivienne at http://serendipityteacher.blogspot.com/. She is taking a blogging break just now but her blog is worth waiting for. Cupcakes and books=genius.
Mari at http://www.bookwormwithaview.com/. Wonderful to read--generous, snap, crackle, pop smarts and fun.
Teddyree at http://teddyree-theeclecticreader.blogspot.com/. A beautiful blog. Her writing is personal, courageous, addicting, especially for historical fiction lovers!
Marie at http://www.theburtonreview.com/. Fantastic reviews, great books, illuminating writing--genius!