December 9th, 2009

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Writer's Block: Go it alone

Do you think society puts too much pressure on people to be in relationships and/or have children? Do you think this ostracizes people who would be perfectly content to remain single and/or child-free? Is this pressure worse around the holidays?

I don't know about the relationship thing. I don't feel that there's too much pressure to be in a relationship, but then again, I haven't paid too much attention to that. But, I am constantly seeing people in public saying things about having children. I personally have never wanted children. At the same time, I found out years ago that I physically cannot have one, so it worked out well. It's not that I don't like them; I just don't want any of my own. But I always hear things about how wonderful it is and my personal favorite, "You're not a real woman until you have had a child." Okay, what is that all about? What about people who can't have kids? Are we not real women? It bugs me. In reality, I have actually had only two people (one that doesn't know me personally) tell me that it is okay to not want to have children. Everyone else thinks I'm nuts.
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New York, Writing, and Muse

MUSE, MUSE, MUSE!!!!!

I'm going to New York in March to see Muse play Madison Square Garden. I have never been there before, so I'm very excited. My husband has been there a few times. He went last year for a convention and kept sending me photos on my phone. I've always wanted to go. Plus, Muse puts on an awesome show. They were in Minneapolis a few years back and I got to stand right next to the stage (like, touching the thing) because we knew the label rep for that particular show. My husband didn't know who they were and only went to be with me. He ended up loving them. So going to see them is a total added bonus to this trip.

So we will be there from Thursday until Monday. I unfortunately have to work on Monday morning, so if I can't get the day off, I may have to pull the old, "The plane was delayed, I'm stuck in NY" line. It worked in Puerto Rico. The only difference was that I was actually stuck in that damn airport with some weirdo who had a carry on bag the size and shape of a coffin. I don't think he was able to carry it on.

And it will be Xanax and vodka time for me again when I get on that plane. Which I had to say was rather entertaining last time I took a plane ride because I started writing when I was all doped up and wrote this insane stuff. And the plane ride felt like it lasted about two minutes instead of two hours.

Is it totally wrong that I have a playlist for a story I am writing? I'm in the middle of writing another one of my own stories, this one is about a burned out rock star who is slowly going completely insane. It's inspired by Bret Easton Ellis' "Discovering Japan" story, Pink Floyd's "The Wall", and Stephen King's "The Shining". Although they are only two songs, the songs "Lithum" by Nirvana and "Wonderwall" by Oasis are SO fitting for the story, it's just crazy! I feel like "Lithum" was written specifically for my main character. "Wonderwall" on the other hand is more for the main pairing in the story and the end of it.
  • Current Music
    Lithium by Nirvana
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