Posts Tagged ‘enjoy’

Holidays Ahoy!

Holiday Cookies by DC Central Kitchen, CC License

Holiday Cookies by DC Central Kitchen, CC License

I know, I’ve been sporadic of late. To be perfectly honest, I’ve been dealing with some fun physical ailments and it’s Christmas ’round here, so there’s lots to do, lots of duties to perform, and lots of egos to stroke… As much as I get down on holidays in general and fake ones specifically, I do enjoy Christmas. The food, the reaching out, the coming together of communities, the temporary lifting of the apathy we wear for most of the year – it’s warming. It’s hopeful. As tough an image as I put out there, I do look forward to it every year.

Anyway, I’m going to sign off until the New Year, give myself some time to heal, and reflect on the past year, and come back at y’all fresh and full of argument and ways to keep and create communities… Sound good? Good.

In the meantime, I thought I would leave you with a link to some of my archives – posts I love that I’d love you to read or re-read and posts that have top-performed according to my stats page.

So from my personal wish-list of posts:

For a little Laughter and Love try Ego Boost and Sunshine

For a little insight to my life, and to offer me some sage advice, try And My Super Power Is…

To get the glean on one of my fabulous half-baked theories try Smart Woman Syndrome

For tough stuff check out The Unspoken…

And to see where it all began, It takes a…

Now for Go-Getter posts by computer calculation:

How to Keep Friends: A Social Experiment III

Sympathy for the Skinny Girl

Sometimes You Gotta Unplug to Recharge

Warning! Woman at Work

There’s more out there, so click around if you get really bored. Better yet, leave me some comments, send me an email with a request or a question, and most of all have a happy holiday wherever you are! I’ll see you in the new year!

A Good Night…

Size Doesn’t matter in Friendship.. by Sethulal Trekila, courtesy Creative Commons License

Tonight was a good night. My best girl friend came over to my house (I know!) and my parents cooked an amazing feast, and we watched The Magnificent Seven, which she’d never before seen.

Then afterwards, she borrowed our internet to quickly send off her resume to me by email, so that I can try to help her change her work community.

It was nice.

It can be just that simple. Doing favours for one another, making quick one-liner jokes during the silent parts of an old western, breaking bread…

Sometimes life gets in the way, our heads get in the way, of something that should be so simple. Two people making a connection and enjoying a couple of hours in the other’s company.

It doesn’t have to be torrential downpours of emotion, we don’t have to fix each other’s world in one night – or at all. Just passing some time. Speaking lightly, smiling, laughing, nothing serious except the pull of camaraderie.

It was pleasant. And I look forward to many more like it.

Let’s Take A Break

Old Book Open by nuttakit/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image “Old Book Open” courtesy nuttakit/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Alright. Let’s lighten it up around here.

I’m re-reading Cornelia Funke‘s Inkworld series. Because it’s fun. And well written, and full of vibrant and sympathetic characters.

I just finished reading a bunch of books off my “should” read list – Dracula, Children of Men… I started Gulliver’s Travels and frankly could not stand the thinly veiled preaching and lack of plot. So I’ve returned to a familiar and fun fantasy.

What I like about Funke’s work is that while you can get lost and enjoy the reading, it is thought provoking at the same time. For instance, this particular series of hers is about the idea that reading the written word aloud can bring characters into and out of stories.

I love that idea.

As an actress, and story junkie, the idea that your favourite characters could step into your world, or that you could walk into theirs, is thrilling. It’s terrifying, and beautiful; it’s like forbidden fruit, you shouldn’t have it, but if you could… oh, if you could what depths of pain, and heights of ecstasy would you experience then?

If I could meet characters from my favourite books, I would want to meet:

  1. Charlotte Doyle and Zachariah.
  1. Katherine Sutton and Christopher Heron, and oh, heck Geoffrey Heron, too; he’s a man with whom one could ride a horse, not speaking, and yet share volumes. And the Lady… ooh, she’s thrilling all on her own.
  2. Meriadoc Brandybuck, Radagast the Brown, and Glorfindel. And Aragorn, and Arwen Evenstar, alright, let’s be honest. Oh, and Beorn from The Hobbit, Or There And Back Again.
  3. Peter Pevensie, at any point in his story, and Susan while she was Queen Susan the Gentle.
  4. And last but certainly not least, I would love to visit Anne Blythe at Ingleside, to meet all her children, especially Walter and Rilla and Jem… In fact, if I could be a seasonal tenant of the Ford’s at the House of Dreams, that would be lovely.

I love houses with names.

Who’s on your list??

Student living and me.

Just life. But through the eyes of a Blue-eyed History student.

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