Monday, February 25, 2008

Shall we blog?

We shall. Sometimes you don't need to think of an idea; you just start blogging and something comes to you.

People, I've got nothin'.

I could post about how boring I feel lately, but that would probably be boring. I have a feeling this is a backlash from all the home improvement projects coming to an end (except for the clean-up, which is ongoing and preventing me from taking pictures). The home improvements were so all-encompassing that I now think "what did I do before all that? how did I spend my time? what did I think about?" You can see that I'm talking to myself a lot, but that's fairly normal for me. Either I talk to myself or to the dogs or to the cat, all of whom seem to enjoy all my chattering as well as my singing. I like to make up songs about the dogs and cat, and sometimes about my own activities. This morning, I made up a fabulous song about my own breakfast, very different from the dogs' breakfast song, which uses the tune "Downtown":

When you're a pup
And life is making you hungry
You can always go
Downstairs
When you're a pup
All the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know
Downstairs
Just listen to the tapping of the toenails on the vinyl
Linger in the kitchen where you may receive some crackers
How can you lose?
etc.

Evidently, when I don't have anything to post about, I reveal more of my eccentricities to my gentle readers. Hmm.

I must say, the most exciting thing that has happened to me in the past week or so is that I was invited to guest-blog for the Virginia Festival of the Book. I'll be reading and reviewing Jacqueline Winspear's book, An Incomplete Revenge. J. Winspear will be part of 3 panel discussions at the Bookfest. The one I'm covering is "Crime Wave: Murder, Murder Everywhere" (Friday, March 28, 8 pm in the County Office Building) because I'm sick -- no, because I'm obsessed with mysteries lately and am looking forward to discovering a new author. Well, new to me. This book is J. Winspear's 5th in her series of "Maisie Dobbs" mysteries.

More on all that later.

1 comment:

Melissa K. said...

Yay! VA Festival of the Book. How I wish I were coming again. We'll always have Carr's Hill.