I know I got some serious postin’ and commentin’ to be doing, including an account of my first BookCrossing meeting since I instituted the break last summer. I would have written about it last night, but I needed to mentally and emotionally decompress a bit first. Suffice to say for now that I think it was a good thing that I went and this may well be the first step to a new sort of friendship for CuteNerdBoy and me, but it’s still going to take time. And I’m going to take it very slowly. I have to, for my own heart and sanity.
I’ve also yet to write about my first Kenny Club meeting (see end of entry) on Saturday morning – very cool people and very interesting music. I’m happy with that too.
Man, this week has been so crazy busy – especially at work – that I’m just bushed. However, it appears that I don’t think I’m busy enough. Because after I got home last night a bug crawled up my ass and has firmly remained lodged. I think it even has built a cute little town home with a nice patch of flowers in the front and a vegetable garden in the back. As a result, today I mailed off an application for Santa Monica College so that I can take a creative writing course that happens to be starting next week.
Yep, if everything goes through okay I will be spending my Monday evenings in a classroom learning how to write all creative-like.
Why have I decided that I need this? Because I’ve never really taken a creative writing course before. Any writing classes I may have taken were back in the deep dark ages of high school. I’ve been told that college courses are an entirely different animal. I’m curious about what’s ahead.
And I’m venturing into the long neglected world of higher education (I’ve only had two semesters of college edumacation back in ’86 or thereabouts, at Pierce Community College, as well as a couple of UCLA Extension courses in ’93) because, as wonderful as the writing group is (I will continue with that as well), I need something a little more structured right now. Luckily GruvLougeGoth had recently taken the same course, albeit with a different instructor, so he was able to give me the inside scoop. Plus he e-mailed his former instructor to get the skinny on the person that will be leading my course and apparently he’s a good guy, but a polarizing teacher: students either love him or hate him. It should prove interesting.
Right now I seem to be in a bit of a driven mood, so I’m taking advantage of it while it lasts. I just have to remember to not overload myself.
************************Two more things:
* If y’all have not yet read Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, do so immediately. By the second page I fell irrevocably in love with it and it is continuing to prove that my deep abiding love is not for naught. Armegeddon? It’s a good thing.
* There’s a new link in the sidebar – KGDS: My LaunchCast Station. I set it up a long time ago, but due to freaky work and home computers, I never listened to it. Well, my work computer is behaving itself – more or less – and I’ve been playing it all week. I love it. It’s a thing of beauty. Right now I’m listening to Goodbye Love from Rent and recently heard Love and Anger by Kate Bush and Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits. Just a nice variety of music. So if you want to get an idea about the music I love, take a listen. I still have many artists to add, but I’ve got a good start.
This post ended up longer than I’d anticipated, which is fine, but I’ll post about other, more intense subjects later in the week. I promise.