Because I am so busy, I CANNOT be sick. So I took some cold medicine and drank tea and now I am sitting here a bit high. Cold medicine has the same effect on me as crack. Well . . . I have not actually taken crack, but this is what I imagine it is like. I really should be working on some things, but the cold medicine high impairs my judgment, so I have just been surfing the internet. I am going to grade final exams and papers next. I have a funny feeling everyone is just going to get a "B."
During my daily peruse through my favorite blogs, I found out about the a Grassroots Blogger Book Marketing Campaign over at kapgar. It sounds really interesting and like a writing challenge. So, I have decided to participate. From Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14, 2006, I will be blogging as my favorite historical figure. Let's see if you can guess who it is!
Liz, thanks for your comments on my last two blogs! It is hard to respond to comments sometimes because if people post a comment on an old blog I do not know about it. I don't receive notification or read my old posts. I think I need to fix some sort of email notification if someone sends a comment. I definitly want to work on the website some more, but I have met a really nice graphic designer. She is young and also in the process of starting her own business. I think we may pay her to do it for us!
Anyway, Oprah I am definitely not, but I do firmly believe that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I have not idea what is going to happen with all of this. But I do know that I can not live my life with "what ifs" and in fear of failure. You take what you get and make the best out of it. Plus, I like having too much to do versus nothing to do.
I was thinking of Grandpa's comment about the Academy Awards. The German feels the same way. But, here is what I think. I am a big fan of movies. I love to go to the movies and sit in the dark and escape for a moment to another world.
Life is mundane. Life is tedious. Life is exciting. Life is beautiful. Movie share all of these experiences and more. When you sit in the movies and see something that you relate to, then you don't feel so alone in the world. Sometimes you see something that you can't relate to, and then maybe you learn something. And still other times you just want to escape for 5 minutes your own reality and experience another one. I like what the director of Tsoti (winner of best foreign-language film) said, "Although we speak different languages, your stories are our stories." That is so right on.
I think my fascination with the awards is a reflection of this idea that you can escape your own reality. And I like to see hard work rewarded . . .and I like looking at pretty dresses and handsome men.