Five Random Things

1.  I'm learning more about rhythm of poetry (iambic pentameter, anyone?) from an Ursula K. LeGuin article than I have in all my years of schooling.  The article in question?  It's from The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader & the Imagination.  If I had the book in front of me, I'd give you the actual title.  

2.   I signed up for a gym membership.  Summer exercise is easy.  For the first time in I-don't-know-how-many-years, my kids decided not to try out for any summer sports.  Then there's the fact that the kids are old enough to handle being home alone.  This means we don't need to rush right home.  I can workout after work.

That being said, I'm not sure how I will find the time to go once the fall semester starts, but I'm determined to make it happen.  I feel better when I work out and, more importantly, my clothes fit better. The obstacles, though, are many.  Unlike these relaxing summer months, we will need to rush right out of work to either pick kids up from football practice or to make a game.  Add to that my school schedule - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:45 - and finding the time to exercise is going to be tricky.  I might actually have to force myself to give up some lunch hours.  Insert sad face here.

3.  I'm thoroughly enjoying the television series, Supernatural.  I never watched the show when it was on regular TV.  I discovered it through Netflix.  While I enjoyed Season 1, I think the show really started to pick up for me when they introduced the demonic elements.  Add in an angel here and there, and I'm one happy camper.  What can I say?  I love apocalyptic story-lines!

4.  My Kindle is getting overwhelmed by the number of freebies I've downloaded.  I know Amazon says you can hold up to 3,500 books on the thing, but what they don't say is that nearing the device's capacity may result in some really sluggish behavior.  I don't know how many books I have.  However, I can tell you that I have 1,134 MB free; I started out with 4GB available.

Truth:  I may have a book buying problem.  For this reason, I am turning all my reading powers to the Kindle.  I read the book and then I promptly remove it from the device.  The problem is I'm adding books faster than I'm removing them. buying problem.

5.  I'm impatiently waiting for the audition phase of So You Think You Can Dance to end so I can be amazed, stunned, and moved by the show's award-winning choreography.  Yep, it's reality television, but it's reality television at it's best. I'm looking so forward to seeing what this new season has in store for us.