Thursday, May 3, 2012

Betsy Ross Would Roll Over In Her Grave! & TWTW #2

On an episode of 'America Revealed' it showed that some of the USA flags sold in American stores are made in China! Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with products made in other countries. I don't even go out of my way to buy things made in the USA unless I know that I prefer the product that is made in the US over the one made elsewhere. Still, even I want to know, why is our country's flag, our country's pride, made in other countries, then sold to the USA?! To me, that sounds kind of... wrong.

On a lighter note, it's time for another This Weeks Time Wasters post. It's been my husband's vacation, so I've been doing a decent amount of lounging right along with him. We've been watching a lot of tv. My favorites being Bones, House, Castle, and Grim (not particularly in that order). We also watched My Neighbor Totoro, one of my favorite movies by Hayao Miyazaki, and I noticed that it's not the same as it used to be. At least not the one made in collaboration with Disney. A decent amount of dialog was changed and the voice actors are different. The new version isn't bad, but I honestly think that the original is my favorite. Then again, I don't generally like it when something from my childhood is remade, as I'm usually disappointed in it's outcome.

I've been contemplating re-doing the cover for my first book and have spent hours upon hours browsing the pictures on Bigstock.com for inspiration. There is a surprising number of good images of lions on there and no need to buy credits. Reasonable prices too. I've been doing a lot of educational blog reading on how to improve my writing, especially in the pacing and 'show don't tell' departments this past week. Most of those posts have been on Wordplay, one of K.M. Weiland's blogs.

As far as leisure reading, I've read several more chapters of Henrietta The Dragon Slayer by Beth Barany and have been enjoying it immensely. I think after I've finished that, I'll probably pick up one of my newly purchased books. Either Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler or My, Myself, and Why? by MaryJanice Davidson. I have so many books to read, it's hard to choose!

My two year old son has gotten into the habit of trying to sing along with his kid show's theme songs and dancing to anything that's got a good beat and it's so cute that it makes it hard to pay attention to anything else.

Facebook has been a huge distraction too. Two of my favorite posts were these pictures posted by friends:
For my cats, it's more like "I'll be stealing it." or at least trying. They'll steal just about anything that's food from bread, to pudding, to lettuce, to garbanzo beans. If you're eating it, they want it.

If I lived in the city surrounded by nosy neighbors, I would so do this just to blow their minds. It would be so much fun watching them trying to figure out what I'm up to. Mwahaha!

Now I'm going to get off the internet if it kills me and get back to writing!

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