Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Wedding

I think I need to watch the royal wedding tomorrow. Really, I hadn't paid any attention to the hype and hoopla and hullabaloo surrounding the event until this morning, when my brain made this startling connection:

Kate = Bride = Princess = The Princess Bride!!!

And as everyone knows, The Princess Bride is the best movie ever. (Well, with the obvious exception of Star Wars, which also has a princess. But now that her planet's been blown to bits, can she really still be regarded as a princess? What's she the princess of? It's a gray area, certainly. But I digress...)

And as everyone knows, the wedding scene from The Princess Bride is the best wedding scene ever. So my brain expects that Kate and William's wedding will be pretty much like this...

Which would be AWESOME!!! Though, perhaps unlikely. So congrats to Kate and William! May you have a lovely wedding tomorrow and a long and happy mawage.

And by the way, I totally want this t-shirt:

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Writing and Music

I love to listen to music when I write.

I used to be strictly an instrumental writing-music kind of girl: Debussy's Reverie, Ray Lynch's Celestial Soda Pop, Ravel's Bolero. Sometimes I listened to more fantasy-mood type music: Enya, Loreena McKennitt, Neverending Story soundtrack, or the scores from various Cirque du Soleil shows. While I wrote Ice, I listened to "Arctic Echoes" by Dan Gibson. It includes walrus noises. I'm betting there aren't many songs out there that include walrus grunts.

Drink, Slay, Love was the first novel that I wrote with an actual playlist, which I'll share closer to the book's release.

Lately, I am loving starting my writing sessions with "you can do it!" anthems, like Katy Perry's Firework, Athena Cage's All or Nothing, or Eminem's Lose Yourself. But my current favorite is:

I am mildly embarrassed to adore a song by a man who inserts punctuation into his name.

Do you work to music? If so, what kind?

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