Tuesday, April 22, 2014

...Lazy Writers Like Me...

I used to more frequently indulge my love of list making/week summarizing here on Hobo Siren. I feel like this past week was especially momentous, so I'm going to share a few highlights:

This past weekend marked the anniversary of the adoption of Vela, my brother and sis-in-law's Italian Greyhound. I can't even remember life before this absurd creature was part of our family.

I definitely enjoy my self-affirmation that it was because I abandoned my own dog in their care while I galavanted around the East for a quarter of a year that allowed them to open their hearts to the possibility of allowing Vela into our lives. Also, look again at the photo. That's a DOG.

I read Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. I don't know where it has been all of my life. Here is a brief conversation I had about it:
Me: I'm reading the book that i think will make it into my top 5 favorite books ever
i started it last night
it's like...everything I'm about...
dystopian, feminist...
that's everything i'm about yeah?
Friend: Yep, that's it.
That should be good enough for you to decide to read it. If you need more prodding, converse with me in the next week or two, since it's all I can think about, literally (get it?). Besides, what else could there be to think about this week but the book I just read?

I purchased flowers for myself for possibly the first time. They were daffodils for $4. I purchased the bunch with the most tightly sealed buds, because it has been both stupidly reassuring and stupefyingly captivating to watch them blossom. I'm resisting the urge to write, like, a whole blog post about this.

On that note: it has recently come to my attention that I have some a disgruntled readers who thinks I'm not blogging enough. So...

I'm thinking of introducing a series titled something along the lines of “Protracted Tweets” or “Tweedious” or “Verblose” or “Garbage Blog Posts”. Essentially, these posts would be musings or jokes I had that weren't good enough to be blog posts but were too long to be tweets. For example: I've been trying to work out this tweet/joke about how my plant that I thought was definitely dead this winter is displaying these beautiful new buds—signs of new growth, new life. And how I pass by it and I can't help but notice this verdant and hopeful symbol. And then I look down at my 3PM stained sweatpants/crocs ensemble... Or like, a story about a turkey leg...

You know when you're on a trip and taking a photo of your travel buddy—maybe next to an imposing national monument—and a stranger walks by and says, “Do you want me to take one with the two of you?” And you're like, “Wow, that's so nice! I didn't even have to ask!” And then you show them the button and they return your camera/phone and it looks like this?

I started a new tumblr blog: Terrible Travel Photos Taken By Strangers.

Submit your own here! All terribly cropped photos taken by strangers are allowed. I might update the name of the site shortly. 

Hmmm. I feel like there are some other things...something I've forgotten...something big that happened this week. I'm drawing a blank...Well, I guess that's it! Have a great week, everyone!


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