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Autumn's Approach

After a few days of very hot weather, thunderstorms cleared things out Wednesday night and it's back to fall weather here. It's so cool on my balcony early in the day that even when it's hot out front, I have to wear long pants and a sweatshirt when I sit outside! :)

School started this week. I'm very glad I went to school when it started the day after Labor Day. Maybe it's good to go for a short week and get the next Monday off, but I think it's a better mindset for kids to have the entire summer off before starting the school grind again. Freedom is fleeting. Soon enough they'll be stuck in the rat race of adulthood. It's nice to have free summers while you can get 'em.

My sister told me to keep September 27th (a Saturday) open on my social calendar. Yay! Looks like I'm going to get a nice birthday surprise when the time comes. :)

I changed the layouts of my journal and comms, which is always a fun little task.

I heard that Hollywood's summer season is down 25% from last year. Can't say I'm surprised. My Movie Night buddies and I have skipped several times in the past six months because there just hasn't been anything even remotely interesting. I've talked to other people and they've cut way back on going to the movies, too. There's just very few 'must-see-right-away' movies for them. They just wait to see them on Netflix on FX or whatever.

It used to be that Hollywood would save their big guns for the actual summer, then they began moving back to June, May, and finally, now it's April. Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier would have been the blockbuster released in July or August. Besides, just about every movie on the cineplex schedule is a sequel or remake. Very few original films. And most of those are low-quality, because Hollywood keeps going to well 'til they drain it dry.

Writing is kind of like a rollercoaster lately. It was going well for awhile and then nothing the last few nights. The only time I have to write is at night and I've been exhausted with absolutely no energy. :(

I'm hopeful that autumn will get my blood going! After all, autumn means the changing of the leaves, pumpkins and apples and Halloween and, oh, yeah, my birthday! ;)


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Sep. 1st, 2014 06:40 am (UTC)
The only time I have to write is at night and I've been exhausted with absolutely no energy. :( I'm hopeful that autumn will get my blood going!

Oh, I hear ya! *hugs*

Mm, and just in case I'm not on LJ at the time -- happy birthday in advance? ^_^ --If you want birthday fic, toss me a line with a prompt, and I might actually be not-super-belated with this one? :)

Good luck in the meantime!
Sep. 2nd, 2014 11:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jo! Things are a little better.

I'd like to request Clex and the prompt: apple. :)
Sep. 1st, 2014 05:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry writing hasn't been going well, and that you've been so tired! *hugs*

Would you like to give me a pairing and prompt for a birthday drabble? :)

Sep. 2nd, 2014 11:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie! *hugs*

Afraid I'm pretty predictable, LOL!

Steve/Diana: Book

Sep. 4th, 2014 05:57 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I'll enjoy writing that! :)

Sep. 4th, 2014 11:17 pm (UTC)
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