I confess. Today, I have bloggers block. I have now sat for thirty interminable minutes, staring at a blank screen, wondering what the heck I’m supposed to write about .
It’s very rainy, cold and gloomy here, and all I can think about is eating — mostly things that aren’t good for me, which is my traditional winter ritual. However, it’s only the middle of October, and I depress myself if I think that we’re hitting winter in October.
So, I digress — back to the block. I considered writing about my new cover (YAY!), but I didn’t see anything controversial in it, and I actually like the cover, although I think I always get the tilt-a-wheel covers, which sort of cracks me up, cause I’m thinking the art department sees “Kathleen O’Reilly” and immediately rotates the print thirty degrees (as you can see, we writers can find pretty much anything to complain about).
And then I considered writing about Halloween, but we haven’t put our decorations up yet, and I need to take my kids costume-shopping, which I’m procrastinating about. Sadly, I don’t want to face the fact that Halloween is creeping up ever so quickly, and before you know it, I’ll be hitting every craft store in the tri-state region looking for some obscure color of paint because we waited too long and I don’t dare send my kids out in a store-bought costume (the community’s equivalent of store-bought cookies at a bake sale). So, you’ll understand why I don’t want to talk about Halloween.
I could talk about books that I’ve read recently, but I HAVEN’T READ ANYTHING RECENTLY and frankly I’m a little grumpy about that.
I actually have watched a lot of television. The Bourne movies, which I enjoyed a lot, and we’ve been watching a lot of Law & Order, and Law & Order: SVU, but not as much as I’d like to, because we don’t have TIVO, which is first on my Christmas list. Last year, we actually got a TIVO player, but then switched over from cable to FIOS and we realized that we’d need the more expensive HD TIVO receiver, so we sent back my Christmas present and I did without, and when I think about it, I still get a little pissy, so you can see why I don’t exactly want to write about my TV watching habits, either.
I considered writing about balloon boy, but that starts me on a rant about the need for news organizations to actually, you know — investigate — before they put something on the air instead of relying on TWITTER for sourcing, but if I write about balloon boy, then aren’t I contributing to the very thing that I detest? Conundrum squared.
So, here I am, throwing myself on the mercy of the Blaze Authors Blog readers. Any good book, TV or movie recs? And also, best Halloween costume you’ve seen?