Sunday, March 20, 2011

Books on Journal Writing

Hey there! I know it's been a while.  I'm fighting the winter blahs.  It's the first day of Spring and we are expected to get 18cm of snow by tonight.  I think it must be close by now, it's snowed all day long!
When it snows outside, I like to sit in my big comfy chair with a cup of tea (or a Chai Tea Latte from Sbux) and read a good book.  I try and read fiction and non-fiction at the same time so that when I get tired of one, I can read the other.  Right now I am reading this:

and this:

Sherlock Holmes books are written as diary entries of a sort by Watson.  I watched the series on the BBC this Christmas and was hooked.  The books are even better. 
So far, I am finding Tristine Rainer`s book very interesting and inspiring.  I try to write in my journal at least once a day and sometimes I`m at a loss for what to write about.  She provides many different writing styles and reasons why to write to keep me going.  I am not done reading the book yet, however, I would recomend it so far!
And although this is not my beloved Moleskine - here`s a bit of inspiration for you.  I found it via a link on Shaynie`s blog.  You should check her blog out too, she`s one cool girl!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Of Pancakes and Women and other randomness...

I am pretty excited today because it's Fat Tuesday, meaning I get to eat pancakes for dinner tonight!  Yeah!!! And as if that weren't reason enough to celebrate, today is also International Women's Day.  It's good to be me!
On another note, I woke up this morning with covalent bonds on my mind.  What is a covalent bond, you ask?  I didn't know either so I googled it and came up with this:  A covalent bond is a form of chemical bonding that is characterized by the sharing of pairs of electrons between atoms, and other covalent bonds. In short, the stable balance of attractive and repulsive forces between atoms when they share electrons is known as covalent bonding. Wikipedia
This is what I call a brain leak, when my brain leaks out information that is no longer useful to me.  Apparently I am leaking Chem 12 these days.  Of course I had to look it up to make sure it wasn't something that I should be holding onto, however, I don't think Chem 12 will make or break my day. Does this ever happen to you or am I the only weirdo out there?
I also happened upon a quote that I quite like while browsing the interwebs today:
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
 ~Toni Morrison

I found it here.  You should really check out this girls flickr.  She's rad.

And because this wasn't already random enough, here's a photo I took in Ireland. My name on some random wall in Belfast.  That's how I roll.