I’ve been home for a couple weeks now, but I’m only just starting to get on top of the accumulated mail, laundry, grocery shopping, etc. The more important things, however, are completely under control. For example, one of my orchids is about to blossom, and I moved my ginormous (easily 6 feet tall, probably 4 feet wide) money plant tree out of my front window and into my office. It was getting too much light in the front window; the leaves were getting sunburned.
So. As I sat in my office swivel chair the other day, swiveling a bit (as one does), a hand appeared over my shoulder. I knew myself to be alone in the house, so there was only one explanation — it was the ax murderer — so I jumped and screamed, and even grabbed a pencil with which to STAB HIM TO DEATH.
Anyway. Turns out I’d just swiveled myself against my money plant tree, which was being friendly, not with hands, but with leaves. Which was QUITE a relief.
One of the things I haven’t really gotten back on top of since I got home is my blog. Which accounts for the patheticness of this thrilling Ax Murderer? Or Overgrown House Plant? tale.
To redeem myself, here are a few things that made me really happy recently:
- A slideshow of beautiful walled cities. Need some inspiration for your writing? Take a look at these gorgeous sites.
- In a similar vein, a slideshow of “extreme castles.”
- The FABULOUS soundtrack of the movie Taal, composed by A.R. Rahman.
- These four Michael Jackson songs covered by Snowblink on Daytrotter. Go to that link to hear clips from the most eerie, sad, beautiful covers of “Thriller,” “Don’t Stop till You Get Enough,” “Human Nature,” and “P.Y.T.” — and, if you’re like me, put down four dollars to buy them right away.
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Have a nice weekend, everybody!