Before we get to the "real" post, I promised Battle of the Bands results. Overall, I am pleased with how this battle went down. Patsy Cline's Walkin' After Midnight would be categorized as "country." Girl in A Coma made it a rock song, while Kelly Clarkson turned it into a jazz/blues song. For quite a while, Girl In A Coma was on top of this battle, but then the jazz/blues fans showed up, and that was all she wrote. Kelly Clarkson won with 15 votes. Girl In A Coma ended with 7 votes. So, it was an easy win for KC. My vote goes to Kelly Clarkson, too. I really like the bluesy arrangement, though (so long as I didn't watch the video) Girl In A Coma was pretty darn good.
I don't actually have much for a "real" post. I am still posting regularly on my other blog, TV Junction Function. If you haven't checked that out, I encourage you to do so.
Elizabeth Seckman told me how to send my WiP to my kindle. Oh my goodness. If you aren't doing this, it will change your life. It is so much easier to read on the kindle vs the computer. I just highlight and make notes. Turns out, I am not a big fan of commas when I write. I am finding "lack of commas" all over the place. Plus spacing issues. Plus, a few sentences that need changing. And one plot thread that needed some overhauling. I finished reading today, and there were close to 400 notes (highlights).
Have you ever noticed that when you send a thought out into the universe, the universe often makes that thought manifest in some way? This is my way of (gently) suggesting that you be careful regarding what you put out there. For instance, a little over a week ago, I said this to my mother: "I am so glad that my ex-husband met his girlfriend. I hated how he called me to unload all of his personal business regarding the relationships prior to her, so this one must be going well. It has been almost two years of hearing Nothing from him, except when he wants to tell me something about the kids (his kids)."
I kid you not... less than two days later he called me. Why? To unload on me about all of the drama going on his relationship. (He is a drama magnet. And where it isn't, I am pretty sure he creates it.) I sat there stunned, while he let loose. And then I thought, "Man, I hope they work this out for the sake of the kids, but also for the sake of ME. I don't want to hear about this crapola any longer." But I said Nothing.
Not long after that, my wonderful blogger friend, Jasmine, called me on the phone to share some exciting news going on in her life. She also said, "Remember how when we were talking and you (that would be me) said that you keep getting the same lessons over and over until you conquer them? Or learn what the lesson is trying to teach you?"
I said, " I remember it vividly."
She said, "Well, I forgot until I got the same lesson in another form. I really thought I was past it."
Yep. I knew just what she meant. I thought I was past getting those crazy phone calls from my ex. And then, there he was. It now occurs to me that my lesson PROBABLY is that people will dump their junk on you until you tell them to quit. And that means that I will probably get it again. Maybe from the ex. Maybe from someone else. It will keep happening until I say, "I really don't want to hear your drama."
Before I started writing, I had NO IDEA where this blog post was going. Then I threw it all out into the universe. That guarantees that someone is going to dump on me. Again. Like I said, be careful what you put into the universe. It will manifest in some way....