It feels like forever since I did one of these columns. And that may or may not be a good thing. It actually is not a good thing since I have been a slacker. I thought about doing away with these columns completely but then I wouldn't have anything to blog about today. So I guess some good will come out of today's blog.
So how am I doing?
I have not done ANY writing at all. My dad went through my novel a few weeks ago and had some tweaks but I have not even looked at it. Like I said, I am such a slacker. I do have some thoughts about what next to do with my Alpha Flight comic script that I wrote for April's ScriptFrenzy competition. I might do some breakdowns and practice my scriptwriting. November is coming up and will get here quicker than I think so my goal for this next month is to start plotting my novel for NaNoWrMo.
Ugh, not good. I really wish I would have said that I would read more comic books than try reading a novel/book once a month. I have really slacked off in this goal and really need to kick it into high gear. What I have learned is that I do like reading fiction. And I think it is because I already read a lot of fiction already. The books that I have gobbled down are non-fiction books and so my next book will be that. No more fiction!
So my next book will be "Sex, drugs, and cocoa puffs : a low culture manifesto" by Chuck Klosterman. The guy that I blogged about here and here. Those really strange questions I answered a few weeks ago? The synopsis of the book I found really intriguing.
The first book in history to examine breakfast cereal, reality television, tribute bands, Internet porn, serial killers, and the Dixie Chicks. Countless writers and artists have spoken for a generation, but no one has done it quite like Chuck Klosterman -- with an exhaustive knowledge of popular culture and a seemingly effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter. Whether deconstructing Saved by the Bell episodes or the artistic legacy of Billy Joel, the symbolic importance of The Empire Strikes Back or the Celtics/Lakers rivalry of the 1980s, Chuck will make you think, he'll make you laugh, and he'll drive you insane -- usually all at once.
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs is ostensibly about movies, sports, television, music, books, video games, and kittens...but, really, it's about us. All of us. As Klosterman realizes late at night, in the moment before he falls asleep, "In and of itself, nothing really matters. What matters is that nothing is ever 'in and of itself.'"Yeah, that books sounds like it is right up my alley.
Exercise and Eating Right
I did the Chocolate Milk Diet for a couple of weeks and I will say that it gave me more energy and I felt like I was healthier. I don't think that it made me lose any weight but that was probably due to the fact that I am not watching what I am eating that closely. I am back on the exercise train this week and I hope it continues. This by far has been the longest I have exercised regularly. I just need to watch what I eat.
Instead of doing this column every two weeks, I think I will do it monthly. Here's to a good month!