Friday Fare is where I post links to the random articles that have resonated with me during the week. Sometimes they make me smarter, sometimes they make me hungry … sometimes they have to do with writing and sometimes they are just plain random.
Eeesh – after the last Friday Fare’s whiny lament, I’m glad you’re back. I promise I’ve been reading good things and that I’m more productive than I was the last time we met.
I don’t know if it’s surprising, per se, that I’m posting this article about Sylvester Stallone, but if you know me, you’d probably not mistake me for a rabid “Rocky” fan. Because I’m not. But … one of my all-time favorite movies is “Cop Land” so I’m always happy to see Mr. Stallone get the respect that he’s due.
I’m not going to lie – the idea that The (surviving / non-estranged) Monkees are getting together for a 50th anniversary and are releasing a new album brings me much joy. I may try to be all cool and relevant with the music that I listen to (ha!), but at heart I’m just an 11-year-old girl listening to my Monkees cassettes in my cluttered farmhouse bedroom, mooning over Davy Jones some 20 years after his heyday. (I’ve said it before … I’m usually behind on trends.)
This weekend is Valentine’s Day. I foresee heart-shaped pancakes and heart-shaped pizza in my future. And maybe this cake. Because … cake!
Listening to: I’ve been listening to the YouTube again. This concert is one of my favorites and always helps me get a lot of work done in my day job. And I’m not going to lie, Gordon Lightfoot in 1972 makes me wish that time travel was reality so I could have seen Mr. Lightfoot in concert in the 70s.
Reading: Honestly, I haven’t read much lately. It’s busy in the proposal world right now, which is a good thing, but doesn’t give much time for more than work and family time. I don’t achieve a lot of balance during these busy seasons.
Fiction Update: I’ve been working on a short story for consideration in an upcoming anthology and although it’s been taking me a long time to get it to coalesce, I’m excited about the direction that it’s going in and I think that I’m going to have a decent story at the end of this process. Even if it doesn’t find a home in the anthology, I think it’s one I can shop around elsewhere.
I also met with my Twin Cities writers group earlier this week. I didn’t have anything to share (see comment above, re: achieving balance) but I’m liking the energy that I’m getting from the group and think I’ve found a good group of folks to exchange stories with.
Wherever my readers are, I hope you are well and happy. Happy Friday! We made it through another week!