Today is my twenty-second birthday, which I'm pretty much using as an excuse to give everyone who cares a quick update. All five of you.
Anyway, I've been busy the last few days preparing for a visit from two of my best friends this weekend, and then I'll be busy entertaining the aforementioned friends. So that's why I haven't been responding to comments and replies, but I'll likely get to them by Monday. I'm not disappearing again. (At least not right now.)
I got a Daily Deviation recently for my poem An Old, Sweet Song
and that's another reason I've been slow to reply--SO MANY COMMENTS. This happens every time one of my pieces gets extra attention. I get a little overwhelmed. I really hate just replying with a quick three or four words I can copy and paste. I really like to take the time to reply to comments individually, and I skimmed over the comments on my poem and there are some great ones that really deserve individual attention.
Today I'm just relaxing. I'm currently reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman (I waited very patiently for it to be released in paperback, which is still $15, but it's okay because the paper is that soft, textured kind that I love so much). And watching the cat stalk some unidentified bug. John is baking a two-layer chocolate raspberry cake, WITH actual fresh raspberries (which were on sale, so we have extras) AND raspberry jam (holy crap) and my in laws are taking us out for dinner at a really good Mexican restaurant in town. I'm sorry I talk about food so much, I just really like it. And that's why I'll never be skinny. *ba-dum, tsssss*
If you're older than I am, give me your best 22-year-old advice.
I'd like to know what all of you are reading right now and if you're enjoying it.
If you aren't reading anything,
shame on you
give me a music recommendation.
Or give me a music recommendation, anyway, if you want to.