Writing: I just wrote an origin legend about a dark fantasy world that I keep telling myself I have no desire to pursue publication for.
This worries me. I am getting ideas for this world in a lot more detail than I ever expected. I thought it would go away after a while, but it hasn't. And I have to admit, I enjoy the writing.
Music: I decided to finally get off my ass and do something about finding a voice teacher. Partly, this is something I've wanted to do for a long time, but I couldn't afford it while I was unemployed. Partly, this is also a result of my realization that learning kenjutsu might be unrealistic for me in terms of expense, travel time to a dojo, ability to uphold the commitment, etc. I don't need armor and a practice weapon to sing.
I spoke to my prospective instructor, Mrs. Frankie Hickman, earlier this evening, and I'm awaiting a call back. She holds a master's in music from the University of Houston and has performance experience with the Cincinnati Opera and other places. She sounded intrigued when I told her that I want to concentrate on medieval and Renaissance music.
And her home is located inside Loop 610, rather than out west of Beltway 8, which is where my other prospective instructor lives. That really would have been too far. this woman is trained in classical singing, so I hpe I can learn a lot from her, if she can take me on.
,b>Movie:</b> I really enjoyed The Da Vinci Code Friday night. Even though I did know how much of the history was bunk--the entire Prieurie de Sion thing is nonsense--I found myself getting involved in the movie and not laughing at it, at all. I didn't consider it slow or ponderous, either; it had quite enough action going on to keep me interested. I enjoyed Tom Hanks in the role of Robert Langon very much. There is a down to earth feel about Hanks that makes him comfortable to spend a movie with. You just trust him.
We saw a trailer for Lady in the Water. Yea, Bryce Howard! I let her lead me through The Village, and I'll happily let her lead me through this new film, too. The bearded actor from Sideways is in this one, which I think is great!
Horses: I heard that Barbaro, winner of the Kentucky Derby, tractured a leg in the Preakness. that was horrible news.
Politics: I can't believe the New Orleans voters re-elected Mayor Nagin. *shakes head* I would have so booted that man out of office.