I started this year with a number of goals. As we approach the halfway mark of 2011 I am faced with the reality that I have failed every last one of them.
And yet ... I don't feel like a failure.
Circumstances have changed. New opportunities have present themselves. Oh I could still stand to drop a few pounds but researching and writing a food book, especially one with a decadent nature like Lettuce Is The Devil, is not exactly conducive to weight loss.
And while my humorous women's fiction novel involving bull semen, a nymphomaniacal senior citizen, and a woman who believes sex is ruining her life is on hold and not complete I am excited my soon to be released project titled, Whispers. The stories in Whispers are some of my personal favorites and two of them may be familiar to very long time readers of this blog but for a mere 99 cents I hope many of you will check them out upon their release.
I have not maintained my reading goals either and this is the one area that bothers me. But I hope to free some time and remedy this soon.
I did gather up the family and go see the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie. I was eager to see Ian McShane portray Blackbeard but sadly his performance didn't quite live up to me hope.
Overall the movie was decent enough. Not as good as the first movie, way better than the turd of a third installment, and about on par with #2 in the franchise.
But I'll tell you what is good. The HBO series Game of Thrones.
I have not read any of George R.R, Martin's writings but this series sure is making me want to. Then again HBO seems to be the only purveyor of good story telling on television and I am a fan of their current series Treme, and Boardwalk Empire and I loved Rome and Deadwood as well. True Blood is a bit too cheesy for me taste and I enjoyed The Sopranos for a season or three but I found those last few season boring, but I applaud HBO for bringing viewers something other than CIS Hoboken.
So tell me. Are you watching Game of Thrones? Treme? CIS Hoboken?