Thursday, May 26, 2011

Truth Thursdays

Woohoo! We made it! Gosh, I always feel great when we make it to Thursdays. I don't know what it is that puts me in such a fabulous mood... then again why ask what makes me happy when it just does?

Moving on!!! Let's get to the reason we're all here.... the truths.

1. I'm addicted to books. Yes, I know we already know that. However I've been devouring writing books, teaching me about tensing, punctuation, grammar. I'm looking to get some knowledge in my noggin for future writing.
2. I'm on a Hellen Keller kick. I learned about her growing up but lately I've been left with a ton of questions. I decided it's time they're answered. I've picked up her auto-biography and it's brilliant. I tell you what, she's an inspiration.
3. My co-worker and I have long days sometimes and we love to occupy ourselves. The usual F U Auto Correct, and Neat-o-rama are just a few ways. However when I'm down about querying he likes to think up stories and creates made up queries that will leave me on the floor laughing so hard.
4. Grimms Fairytale's are just that... Grim. You'd think they changed their last names... alas it looks like the brothers were in fact Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm - how lucky is that?
5. I found a cure for when I'm down. Reading Eat, Pray, Love and Here, Home, Hope will solve my woeful ways. They're what I call "finding yourself" novels and sometimes it's just what I need.

So do you have any addictions? Find it strange that the Grimm's did in fact share grim tales? Have a cure for when you're down? Do share!!

22 comments:

Siv Maria said...

Taking the Grimm out of the Grim can be challenging. My cure? Music and candles :)

Vicki Rocho said...

I love reading the original versions of the fairy tales and I was shocked at how grim some of them really were! I never would have read them to my kids in their original form!

DRC said...

Did you know the Grimm Brothers travelled across Europe in search for their grim folklore, legends and myths? Most of their tales are based on true stories. Then the Grimm Brothers saw a niche in the market and converted them into Childrens Tales, hence what we have today.

I had a mild obsession with them once...lol...now it revolves around Lindor chocolate...

Thomasina said...

I'm addicted to books too, and lately I've become interested in the classics. Right now I'm reading Pride and Prejudice. When I'm down I like to write blog posts. It's a way for me to let out my frustrations, and usually someone in the blogging realm can relate to me.

Candyland said...

LOL! I call our 4yo Helen Keller when she grabs food off people's plates!!! My addiction right now consists of only icing.

KatieO said...

My German great uncle gave me the complete book of Grimm when I was young. The Disney versions just don't compare.

Sharon Hale does a great job of fleshing out some of the tales into YA fairy tales, and she manages to find happy endings for her main characters amongst the darkness.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Ah, as a fellow HP-phial, you know my addiction is Harry Potter anything. I'll pick up one of the books and escape into the amazing world Jk Rowling has created. I feel like I am best friends with Harry, Ron, and Hermione, so I'm the added friend that JK left out.

Don't forget to read my article at the Thestral Gazette today Jen... It's a scream ... You'll love it!

Kelly said...

My 8yo learned about Helen Keller this yr and was amazed and still talks about it. But now she calls our 14yo dog Helen. She's blind and we think her hearing is going too!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Helen Keller came up in conversation with my boys this week, too. Something in the universe is begging to keep her story alive. I love "The Miracle Worker." Maybe I'll have a chance to be in it or direct it some day. Or, maybe there's more of a story to write/share.
I'm lifted up by music, especially when I play piano.

Kristin Rae said...

Helen Keller is indeed a wonder. Amazing story.

What books have you found most helpful about writing so far?

Cynthia Lee said...

I'm from Alabama and when I was a kid, I was obsessed with Helen Keller. I would pretend to be Annie Sullivan and sign the paws of my stuffed animals. Good times, good times.

Carolyn V said...

I'm addicted to chocolate (but I think we all knew that). ;)

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Did you see the Grimm Bros movie with Matt Damon? It was a bit disturbing-- especially Matt's appearance...

Heather said...

I do find it funny that the Grimm brothers wrote grim tales! When I'm down a sure cure is a little time with my lovely social networking friends. Seriously! You peeps are the best.

Carolyn Schriber said...

Thought you might be interested in this status from a Lions Club: "Lions of the World don't forget that June 1st is fast approaching and June 1st is "Helen Keller Day."

In 1971, the Board of Directors of Lions Clubs International declared that henceforth June 1 would be remembered as "Helen Keller Day." Lions around the world implement sight-related service projects on Helen Keller Day.

Born Helen Adams Keller on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama, USA.

On June 30, 1925, Keller addressed the Lions Clubs International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, USA. She challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in this crusade against darkness." She said, "I am your opportunity. I am knocking at your door."

In 1971, the Lions of Alabama dedicated the Helen Keller Memorial Park. It is located on the grounds of Keller's birthplace which is known as Ivy Green. The focal point of the memorial is a bust of Keller with an engraved plaque which states, "I am your opportunity."

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You mean besides my Hot Tamales addiction?

Sharla Lovelace said...

Ummmmm...Twitter. *hangs head*

Love it like family. When my family is being nice.

I've gotten all hooked on reading again since I got my Nook at Christmas...so easy and so...addicting.

:)

Talli Roland said...

Helen Keller? Say it ain't so...!

I do love Red Twizzlers. A lot.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Chocolate helps when I'm down. Or a good book.

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

If I'm feeling down, I find something to do. And if that doesn't work, I find chocolate, even if it means I have to drive to the store and buy some. :)

Amy

Jennifer Hillier said...

Truth: I am addicted to Cuban pulled pork sandwiches. I have had four in the last 10 days. And I wonder why my jeans are getting tight!

F U Auto Correct is a hilarious site! Happy Thursday!

Kari Marie said...

Some original fairytales are really creepy! FU Autocorrect is my day brightener and Eat Pray Love just arrived in the mail. I can't wait to read it.

Happy Thursday...err I guess it's Saturday.