So now I’ve finally gotten past the last commentary track on Dancer in the Dark, after all this time. I keep hearing how everyone says the movie moved them to cry, and I cry at almost anything, but for some reason the movie hasn’t made me cry yet. My reaction to it tends to be that it just sucks everything, and I mean everything out of me, that sense of total emotional devastation you feel when something profoundly bad happens in your life. That’s probably…

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I was just over at Food Network’s Website to download a couple of recipes to send to C., and while I was there I decided to check out some other things I was interested in. Namely, I wanted to know why three out of the five Hot Off the Grill shows that have been airing each week have been without Jacqui Malouf. Officially, the Hot Off the Grill section of the site doesn’t have much to offer. But a not-so-brief detour into the Hot Off…

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Okay, I had a chance to talk with someone online about J. last night, and I think I know what I have to do. Bottom line, I have to e-mail her and let her know exactly what I’m thinking about what she said to me, without sugar-coating it. This won’t be easy for me because this kind of confrontation isn’t my strong suit, but if she is the friend I think she is then she should hopefully respond well and we can get this behind…

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Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been involving myself more with The Artists’ Way communities online, so it’s going to be interesting to see how they react to my most recent journal update. I’m finding I’m learning a lot more about the process from them, and they’re helping alter my outlook on the whole creative process in a very good way. After the kind of company I used to keep online, it’s nice to know that I’m in with the right crowd for me…

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I was wrong; sleeping on the situation with J. has only made things worse for me. This is more serious than I thought, and I’m starting to have doubts about whether or not I can sustain a healthy friendship with her. And this really bothers me, because J.’s friendship has meant a lot to me and it’s not something I want to lose. But if she continues to hurt me like she has these past couple of weeks, it would be unhealthy for me to…

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