• This is Day Two of daily trips to a local coffeeshop to force myself to finish schoolwork and to write–so far, so good!  However, I find myself getting awfully distracted by the people watching.  Yesterday, I had the pleasure of sitting next to a man who (in the course of five minutes) blew his nose, ate a bagel with his mouth open, and adjusted his crotch a few times.  Tonight I’ve been blessed with I’m-here-to-purchase-nothing-and-talk-loudly-on-my-cellphone-man.  The good news is that nothing is more distracting than being at home with a flat screen tv, lots of great movies to watch over and over again, lots of not-so-great reality tv programming, pajamas, snacks, magazines, a bunny that wants constant attention, lint–you know, the important stuff. 
  • On a random note, remember my post about my exercise ball/desk chair and how I hoped to not suffer the same fate as Dwight from The Office?  Well I did!  I had some concerns about the ball because I noticed one weak spot in the plastic, but I eventually learned to ignore it.  One day I was sitting on the ball, reading some e-mails when BOOM! I was flat on my back on the hardwood floor with pieces of green plastic strewn about me.  At least my fall wasn’t the result of an angry co-worker or partner!
  • My current class (Sex, Gender and Literary Tradition) is totally kicking my ass.  I have read more literature and theory over the past seven weeks than most semesters as a whole and I have to say that studying literature is NOT my thing.  Most of the books have made me say “meh,” but I’ve enjoyed most of the theory.  I miss evaluating television and film and just plain theory in the context of everyday life. 
  • For the second year in a row, I will be attending WAM! and I couldn’t be more excited!  Some of the workshops that are of particular interest to me include: Blogging 101, Writing a Book Proposal that Sells, Stereotyping and Typecasting in Reality Television, What’s the Future of Indie Publishing?, and How to Get Heard: The Art of Strategic Communication with Editors. 
  • I thought that I completed the mother-of-all binges on Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” site last week because I watched the entire 4th season of The L Word (twelve episodes) over the course of four nights, but I was wrong!  Dan polished off the entire season in a little more than twelve hours yesterday, including a two hour break to play around on his computer.  I still can’t decide if I prefer to watch television shows over time, with the buildup of plot points and character development, or if I’m okay with consuming it all at once.  Either way, Jenny is one of the greatest psychopaths ever portrayed on television and I cannot wait for her (hopefully) untimely death.   
  • Speaking of The L Word, I read that Season Six will be the final season for the show and that the producers will be using audience feedback to tie up all of the loose ends within eight episodes.  I would like to see any or all of the following:  Jenny’s death (see above), realistic dialogue, more trans characters, more celebrity cameos, and more Alice.  Dan’s request?  More breasts, please!