There are too many reasons why we should all watch the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at least once a year, but the one sticking in my head now is the immeasurable wisdom of this great line: “Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in while, you could miss it.” Too true, Ferris; too true indeed.
I’d fallen off the blogging wagon for a little while as I wrapped my head around a growing number of life changes. New job, new writing projects started, and of course the biggest one of all, new child coming right around the bend. It felt like life was truly moving incredibly fast and I wasn’t keeping up with it. With all those things and more grabbing up most of my mental energy, it took some time for me to pull life back into a pattern that allowed for the new stuff, plus having time for the important old stuff (which not surprisingly wasn’t the same stuff labeled important before.)
So while I wade back into the pool, here are a couple of updates:
- reading Jospeh Anton by Salman Rushdie and enjoying it immensely. It’s a signed first edition copy that was a holiday gift. Supreme choice. I will likely get a review of this up on the site when I’m finished, but it could be a few weeks. Great read, but mildly thick.
- The journey into vegetarianism/veganism is going slowly, but quite well. Still eating our way through whatever meat items we have left in our fridge, but we stopped buying any new meat a month ago. My food palette is growing, which was another big reason why I wanted to attempt this shift. I discovered I’m a fan of asparagus (at least when it’s cooked with some oil, butter and cheese) and pretty much every single person I mention that too brings up the old “yep, but your pee will smell funny.” It’s amazing what we choose to remember. Bulgur is also a new favorite, along with seitan, which is a vegan meat substitute. Had it the other night covered in a soy-type sauce over quinoa and nearly licked the bowl clean. I feel less and less worried about how this will end up with each new food I try. Again, if you have recipes or vegan/vegetarian items that are on your favorite lists, send them along.
- started (for the third time) my second novel. It’s nothing like What Came First?. This will be more of a suspense/thriller, kind of House of Leaves style told through a Stephen King lens, if that makes any sense at all. If you didn’t know I wrote it, haven’t read it and want to buy my debut novel, I think that’s a fantastic idea.
Those are the big items at the moment. I hope to ratchet up the post traffic here and over at RealityDig in the very near future, so keep your eyes peeled.