2. NaNoWriMo and I aren't off to a very good start. I'm having a very difficult time switching from revision brain to shitty first draft brain. I type a sentence and then I look at it (I know...that's my problem), and I'm like, "Ugh, I need to take out that just" or "this is a lot of description...maybe I don't need so much." I know I need to just get it down on the page, but my inner editor has been hanging out in my head for so long that she's gotten comfortable and refuses to pack up and leave. This isn't good for the ol' word count. Hopefully I can kick her to the curb this weekend.
3. Speaking of NaNoWriMo, I mentioned that I did a video about NaNo on our morning news at school. Two of my amazing sophomores filmed and edited the whole thing and it looked so fantastic. They asked me great interview questions, they made me NOT look or sound like a dork, and they did such a great job putting it all together. It looked completely professional. I was seriously so impressed with them! I need to see if I can get a copy of it from them.
4. I should be embarrassed to admit how excited I am that new episodes of Beavis and Butthead are back on TV, but I'm not. I love that show back in the 90s, and I still love it now. Mike Judge did an awesome job of updating it without taking away its special charm. I have spent all week quoting lines from it with the husband.
And I can't tell you how excited I am that my students might actually know what I'm talking about when I tell them to "settle down, Beavis."
Yeah, I rarely watch TV. But when I do, it's nothing but quality for me.
5. One last thing...I have a HUGE favor to ask of you guys!
One of my besties, Claire, is a finalist in American Way magazine's Road Warrior contest. (American Way is the in-flight magazine for American Airlines.) (There are only five finalists out of tens of thousands of entries, so this is a big deal.)
Me and Claire
Claire is the ONLY FEMALE finalist and SHE NEEDS YOUR VOTES! If you have a chance, can you please vote for her?
Here's the link. I think if you read her entry you will want to vote for her because she's awesome.
You do have to fill out info when you vote, but everyone who votes is entered into a drawing to win 100,000 American Airlines miles, which is a pretty great prize. But even if you don't win, you are totally supporting my friend, which makes you really rad.
Claire gets to go to Miami for the photo shoot for the magazine in January and she is bringing me as her guest! I can't wait for the trip...but it would be so much more worthwhile if her picture ended up on the cover of the magazine as the winner. ;-)
Thanks so much, you guys. I really appreciate it! xoxo
Have a fantastic weekend, everyone!