Summer Update

Hi Everyone! I’m a bit of a late updating this month. I usually try to post something a bit earlier, but life has been busy! Well, busy doing everything but writing. But! I have been thinking about some really cool ideas for book two rewrites–so there’s that. I’m actually excited because it’s going to clean up a portion of the story that I wasn’t quite happy with, and I actually could not stop thinking about–so yes! It’s going to make the story flow so much better.

Anyway, other than that, the day job has me beat. And the time I’m not there, I’ve been using to decompress with family hanging out watching Ted Lasso! Ya’ll seen that? It’s good. Best comedy I’ve seen in awhile. And I’m a softy for movies where they transplant an optimistic, lovable American into some other country, and Jason Sudeikis nails it.

Oh, I saw Suicide Squad, too, on HBO Max. It was pretty good! Gory, but good. If you didn’t like the first one, you should give this one a chance, it is definitely better. And way more outlandish, but in the best way. In a fun way.

Well, I think that’s it from me this month. Keeping it short and sweet. Well, shorter.

Have a great one!

A little distraction never hurt…

So last week I posted about Fall, Halloween, and how it’s a great time of year, but today I watched, like, fifteen minutes of Jeepers Creepers and now I’m so freaked out I don’t think I’m going to sleep well tonight. So screw you Fall! Screw you to hell!

Just kidding. I still love Fall.

And I still love the scary stories, too. But I need to watch something to calm me down, and guess what?! Empire Records is on Netflix!

For those of you that don’t know what Empire Records is, it’s a 90’s cult classic that combines all the best things I love about that decade. Music, comedy, love, angst–this movie has a little of everything.

It’s got Renée Zellweger and Liv Tyler before they found plastic surgery and went under the knife. There’s even a young Ethan Embry who plays a goofy skater that is just the right amount of weird. And it has Johnny Whitworth, who plays a Jordan Catalano look alike, who is completely in love with Liv Tyler’s character. The music is pretty cool too (“Plowed” by Sponge is one of my favorite songs, ever).

It even touches on some serious topics like drug use and attempted suicide, but even so, not too deeply, and all in all, the movie is fluff. Massive, massive fluff.

So it’s pretty much the perfect movie to watch after being scared the heck out of. And I know it was just fifteen minutes of a scary movie and hardly any time to get properly scared, but still! It was more than enough for this poor scaredy cat.