Wednesday, January 14, 2009

There's More to Life than Oscar

God, am I obsessed with film, or what? I went back and read my recent past blog postings and for Heaven sake's, I think I might have to check myself into the Betty Ford Institute for having film OCD.

My apologies to all of you in blogland for my repetitive and geez, it appears that I'm really a snob about film watching too... Sorry.

I have done other things besides watching films: I'm very fortunate to have the precious gift of time. I choose to use that gift to create stories. My time is also being used to further conduct research on the subject I hope to one day make into a screenplay. Furthermore, in spite of blizzard conditions here in N.E. Ohio, last night I headed east (into Cleveland's snow belt) to listen to three delightful poets read their work. It was cold outside, but I felt the warmth from their souls as they each spoke of their heart-felt experiences. Miles Budimir, my friend, was one of the three poets. Miles is an amazing and gifted writer. Yes, you really are, M.

There's two Capricorn birthdays this week too. My friend Lois turns (okay, I'm not allowed to say) on Saturday, and my friend Natalie's husband, Thomas, who's also my friend and legal counsel has a birthday next Monday. I'm having a little dinner soiree to celebrate Lois' birthday at my house on Thursday night. It seems like everyone is dieting right now (must be New Year's resolutions), so I have to come up with something really fantastic that stays within the realm of rabbit food. I can't help but wonder what Donna George-Storey and Kirsten Monroe would do when faced with the conundrum of creating a masterpiece out of lettuce -

Finally, I know many of my writer friends out here in blogland deserve a big round of applause for all their efforts, and for the joy of being published. I want to offer a shout out each of them: Craig Sorensen, Heidi Champa, Kirsten Monroe, Jeremy Edwards, Sommer Marsden, Donna George-Storey, Nikki Magennis,, Alison Tyler, M.Christian, Emerald..who am I missing?

I swear I didn't meann to write a small saga here. What have you been up to besides spending time in a dark theater?

Neve Black

p.s. The Saucy Salad Bowl apron above can be purchased here via Etsy.


Kirsten Monroe said...

Thanks Neve! I enjoy all of your film obsession -- I don't get much cinemagic in my life, so it's fun to live vicariously!!

Of course I began thinking about your rabbit supper. I would do a nice zesty winter salad like this one

and perhaps some flavorful, healthy minestrone or black bean soup with "small" bread like toasted pita. Little bowls of low-calorie sherbet for dessert will make your bunnies smile.

Neve Black said...

Hi Kirsten,
I knew you'd know the perfect recipe to serve my little snow bunny friends.

Thank you.

MilesB said...

Thanks for your kind words, Neve. And thanks again for braving the elements to come out and support poetry in the city.

Neve Black said...

Mr. Budimir,
You're welcome. It was my pleasure.

Jeremy Edwards said...

Wow, that salad bowl looks like she knows a terrific secret or two. And it looks like she's shared her secrets with those happy implements.

And thank you for the sweet shout out! If you cup your snowy Ohio ear and point it toward snowy Pennsylvania, you'll hear me shouting back (with a mouthful of snow).

Emerald said...

How sweet of you! Thank you so much! Yes, I'm hoping to have news on my blog by the end of this week. :)

Heh, "masterpiece out of lettuce"...feel like that raises the stakes (steaks?) for my upcoming salad course presentation for our progressive blog dinner. I'm so excited to have the green course though. ;)

Best to you guys as you brave the snow...we've missed it mostly so far, but the cold anyway is said to be headed our way....


Neve Black said...

Hi Jeremy,
You're so welcome. It's well deserved.

p.s. The wink of the salad bowl reminded me of Sarah Palin.

Neve Black said...

Hi Emerald,
You've been kicking some serious writing porn ass, you deserve a congrat's. I think it's awesome.

Yes, I'm happy to have you dining at my home in the next couple of weeks. I'm serving a fish dish. Bring your appetite. :-)

p.s. It's ridiculously cold here. Too much snow to measure. You know, sometimes too much is just too much. Oh, how I miss the sunnnnn.

M.Christian said...

Thanks, sweetie!

Emerald said...

Oh wow, thank you! :)

Btw, I posted a continuation of our recent conversation on my blog tonight. LOL!

Stay warm. :)

Neve Black said...

Hi again Emerald,
Cool. I'm heading over to check it out this a.m.

Neve Black said...

M. Christian,
You're welcome. You've been busy, busy lately and writing all things wonderful. :-)

Smut Girl said...

I am shouting back. What am I shouting. HI Neve! and I love that apron! I want it!

Sorry. Still shouting.

Neve Black said...

Hi Sommer,
I know. I think that apron is TDF.

The artist calls it the saucy apron, but I think it's much more sassy than saucy. :-)

Craig Sorensen said...

Thank you for the shout-out, Neve. I appreciate it!