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Updates: Jumping into June

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It's been a busy start to a new month. BookCon was technically May, but close enough. ;)

I saw "Maleficent" yesterday and, while I wish it had more of the humor in the middle of the film (i.e., playing pranks on the three fairies and "hating" the baby), it was pretty decent. The visuals were good. And I think Disney's treatment of "the Mistress of all evil" may have inspired this week's Discussion post. >.>

So, I'm trying to get back on top of prepping the week's blog posts. The crazy weekend kind of threw me off, but I'm slowly returning to routine. Except for the fact that I have three rounds of tutoring at the library this week- two computer students and one ESL. I go straight there after work, so it means three long days, but it's worth it. :)

I want to do more "stuff" this summer. You know, weekend day-trips, projects, things I can look back on at summer's end and feel productive about. To that end, I'm thinking about maybe taking a beach day this weekend. Or visiting a local fort or lighthouse? Or borrowing a saw and making that end table. I don't know, but if I plan ahead, I'm more likely to do something. Any ideas?

Also, is anyone out there thinking about doing Camp NaNoWriMo this year? I haven't done any fiction writing since last year's NaNoWriMo (which was kind of self-inflicted torture), but I know the daily deadlines will help forceease me back into the habit.

That's it for this week! Thanks to everyone who participated in my Six-Month Blogoversary Giveaway! You really helped make this milestone special. Check back tomorrow for my review of Sarah Beth Durst's Vessel!

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  1. I really should do NaNoWriMo this year, since I bailed on Hazel last year (sorry, Hazel!!). But November always equals busy, crazy holiday rushes at work, so I doubt I'll have the time. We'll see, though.

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    1. You may want to consider Camp NaNoWriMo then. It's in July and you can set your own goal (anywhere from 10,000 to 1,000,000). Speaking from experience, November is a crazy month to do it. ;)

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    2. Since I've gotten the urge to start writing again, I may try that out. Why did they have to pick November as National Novel Writing Month? It's got to be crazy for everyone - the beginning of the holidays and all.

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    3. I'm not sure why they picked November, but that is the established month now. And it is crazy.

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    4. I just saw MALEFICENT yesterday; loved it! :)

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  2. I have no desire to write a book so NaNoWriMo is out for me. I'd say visit an aquarium - me, the hubs and toddler are going to go to the big one here in Monterey CA this August - which reminds me bah I have to arrange his birthday party.

    I'm not one for camping so nyx on that...an amusement park - I LOVE those yes yes go to an amusement part.

    I loved Maleficent....fairies were annoying though.

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    1. Ooh! Aquariums are fun! Especially if they have otters. Yeah, probably no camping...but there are some amusement park piers down at the boardwalks. >.> We'll see. Found out today there are two or three "events" that may need attending, and the basement needs debugging, but we'll fit something in there. Even if it's just a long walk listening to an audiobook.

      Maleficent was enjoyable. I liked that they took the fairies' incompetence at human life to the extreme, but it was definitely best taken in extra small doses. And they were a tad ridiculous for being as old as they were, especially compared to the more sensible, calmer other magical creatures.

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  3. I am a bit more of a DYI around the house sort of girl then Tabitha, so I have been updating all of my paint. I agree the planning ahead keeps you motivated. I say pick a couple of day trips and a couple of projects you'd like to do and put them on a list and into the calendar and ENJOY! I love summer! I think this is my last one to kick back and enjoy before law school and the inevitable summer internships.

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    1. New paint is always good! Limited expenditure and big impact. :) And putting things in the calendar sounds like a great idea. Ooh, law school. Good luck, and enjoy the freedom while you can!

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