A lot of thinking is going on with me right now, though I can say not too much action. I am in vacation bliss mode. There is a rumor going around these parts cookies will be baked later this evening (which includes my patented chocolate chip cookies) but it's too early in the evening for conjecture like that. In the mean time, I am satisfies to be watching movies, listening to The Grateful Dead, writing a post on my blog, editing my poems ---really anything that isn't school related.
To paraphrase something I read a few fays ago:
"I woke up this morning feeling awesome because I didn't have to be at school. True story."
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In a few minutes, the oldest boy will be sent to the grocery store to purchase some quick-to-fix food and I will put in another movie into the dvd player. Of course it will make the evening even more awesome that this afternoon was, and certainly better than early morning was. I haven't really written a new poem for the new book in a couple of days, but that's okay, as I am under no contract I know of, as my position in the poetry world is more advisory than anything else.
What I am thinking about is the recording session I completed. You know the one, where I read all of the poems from Town for the Trees. I am wondering how much work my friend is really going to have to do to make my voice and the recording in general sound good enough to make into a book. I am thinking of setting up a paypal account in order to facilitate sales (what sales may come) in an easy format. My friend is going to be giving me a few "master" recordings so I can put them on cd's and install as a set of downloadable mp3's. I am going to be able to host the files through Hobble Creek Review, which should be a great deal---anything to be able to get more of my poetry out into the world.
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I am re-reading my Springville History books trying to find the stories within I can translate to my book. The more I think about it, the more I think what I am trying to write is really two different books. I keep coming across sentiments and ideas for poems and I have barely moved past the fourth chapter in the first book. It feels like one really big book, or two smaller books. I need to remember my own advice and over-write so I can make the choices the book needs as opposed to trying to satisfy my own ego.
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My god, The Kinks are amazing!
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I am ready for this year to be over. I am ready for 2011 to be a memory. I have learned a lot about so many things and I have gone through quite a bit, but for most of the year I did not write a single poem and I can do without that feeling for the rest of my life, if you know what I mean. This is the year I got old, and I would rather forget that, if it's okay with all of you.
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Time to go.