Thursday, May 22, 2008

Some More Summer

I'm sitting here at my kitchen table!  Isn't it amazing.  Having counters, tables, outsides and a new security.  I love home.

All I can think about is in about a week, when it will get hectic and wonderful.  Club Drage 2008 begins in T-minus 8 days!  I can't wait for just eating eggs, writing on the white board, playing the piano, and sitting at the table together.  I also can't wait to retreat to my room when things get too crazy.  Not that I am predicting a time, but I just want something to happen so I can quietly perform the simple action of just going into my room and BOOM being alone.  I half expect a tiny chorus of angels quietly humming Mozart's Requiem in the corner of Hoops's bookshelf while I celebrate staticky solitude.  

The white board will be a signature of our household--despite it being present in households and dorm halls worldwide.  Every morn, I shall scrawl--with the glorious ease of dry erase markers (don't you just love them)--the word of the day, today's weather, and something creative, like a quote or something.  We're also going to try to memorize a Bible verse as a house every week, so that will be up there for viewers as well.  So exciting.

I am making it a point to write a lot this summer.  Even with this potential...probable...change in major, I can't give up my writing.  All I'm thinking about lately is singing--rather, all I'm thinking about focusing on lately is singing--and then last night I watched "Becoming Jane" and fell in love with the image of writing once again.  The good thing about falling in love with this image is that there is actually substance underneath it that I can fall into, plush, luscious...pluscious....substance.  These flawed--or desirable--notions of pure, passionate love that Jane Austen has recently impregnated me with can be abated by the fact that it's gotten my pen moving again, in a creative fashion, something more than just journaling.  It feels wonderful.

Keep me accountable for my goals this summer, dudes:
-exercise daily or at least every other day
-read---an amazing amount
-write (both fiction and song)
-learn a piano masterpiece
-learn a voice "masterpiece"
-Project Vocab--sticky notes 
-eat healthily
-Season and Trilogy Summer! (Lost, Grey's, Office, Matrix, Indie, Anna, Jones, Star Wars, Godfather, Arrested Development, 30 Days)
-watch the rain on the porch with a silky cup of coffee 
-celebrate beauty, life, earth.

Looking up,


Erin said...

Those are pretty great goals for the summer. I'm supposed to be reading a billion books that I wrote on my summer reading list. I have made it through approximately 10 pages. I also had the goal to eat healthy and considering this morning I ate poptarts, hot chocolate and buttery popcorn I am failing at that one too.

Chris Swift said...

wow, you have been impregnated by jane austin. strange.

good luck on those goals. i'll ask you about that coffee one. mmm, coffee...

Anonymous said...

Your goal list makes me want to make a goal list, haha.

breezylucia said...

Mozart's Requiem....mmmmm, when you are done with those tiny angels, can you send them to my and nia's room? thanks

I can't wait to see you scrawl on the white board, and to scrawl as well. I love that word.

You are becoming Jane, Austen and Sandoz.:)

I love the word impregnated and you used it SO beautifully!! I also love taking things out of context...

"Jane Austen has recently impregnated me"

Anonymous said...

goals for my summer:

don't die from heat exhaustion or by being buried under cement. Or my boss killing me.

your summer sounds like it'll be pretty great! keep updating!

breezylucia said...

shouldn't the title be "sum more summer"?


hey, nice clouds photo at the top of your blog....where'd you get that idea.....?

GINAR said...

between your goal list and those crazy internships every other walter williams kid has gotten i've been forced to realize that i'm not doing anything with my summer...

Candace said...

we still have a whole funmer list, too!

Emily said...


Because I want to become impregnated by you!!!