books I want to read, Creative Writing, Crucible of Gold, Faerie Queene, fiction, Game of thrones, Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, Lady Antebellum, languages I want to learn, Merlin's Wood, movies I want to watch, News Anchor, poetry, Shadow of Nighty, Spenser, The Snow Child, Through A dark Mist, Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literature, Women's Power in Late Medieval Romance
Welcome to MesAyah, a fellow blogger and poet here on WordPress and newest subscriber to the Cauldron! :o)
In My Head Brrrrrr…. some of us are clearly too dumb to realize that when you bundle up to go jogging at 5:30 a.m. and the sign outside the bank registers 33 degrees, then when you leave the house at 7:00 a.m. you should probably have a coat on! Oy. One day, I do hope to cultivate some common sense…
(ooh! ooh! I have to do this now! “For those of my readers in the UK and Canada, that’s degrees Farenheit, not Celsius.” It’s so great that I have international readers to cater to!)
In The Cup Green ginger tea with honey
Daily Run 35 minute tempo run @ 9:25 minute miles.
On The Desk Mighty Knights. Lyrics for a song I’m wrestling with right now.
On The Nightstand “Fiddler on the Roof” script and the same books as before – no time to read last night
Papers Graded I’m [still] trying not to think about those…
OK, seriously. In News of the Completely Idiotic, today we have this gem:
In a nutshell for those who don’t want to click the link, a news anchor had a rescue dog on her segment of the show, got down on the floor in its face to coo at it, and was subsequently bitten in the face. A news anchor who supposedly hosts a weekly segment on “Kyle’s Kritters” focusing on the local zoo. As in, animals. As in, she should know a little something about them.
REALLY? You have a dog that was rescued from an icy body of water and has been traumatized. You bring this dog you have never actually met before into a TV studio where it is surrounded by people and things it has never seen. And then you get in the dog’s face to coo at it…. and expect what, that it’s going to lick you adorably on live TV?
The dog is unfortunately now quarantined, but not expected to be put down (thankfully). I think the News Anchor should actually be the one locked in a box for her own safety…
In other news: here’s a run-down of “Had We World Enough and Time…..”
Movies I want or ought to see:
Reign of Fire
Midnight in Paris
Books I Want to Read
Crucible of Gold Temeraire Book Seven (MARCH! MARCH! MARCH!)
Shadow of Night (due out this summer)
Game of Thrones series (Shut up. I already know I suck because I haven’t even started the first one yet. )
Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (I KNOW. Shut up, already. Did we mention I’m writing a novel and two fantasy series plus song lyrics and a poetry chapbook, and also parenting children and working simultaneously on three stage productions all while working full time?! 24 hours in a day, people – Not my rules!)
Through a Dark Mist
The Snow Child
Les Merveilles de Rigomer
Nonfiction Books I Want To Read
Witchcraft and Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages
Vengeance in the Middle Ages
The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance
The Forest of Medieval Romance
The Goddess Natura in medieval Literature
The Goddess Fortuna in Medieval Literature
(Feel free to send me any of these books….!)
(Except Spenser’s Arthur, Aurora Consurgens, Cloud Atlas or Rigomer, which I already have)
Languages I’d Like To Learn
Welsh (I’m working on this one)
Attic Greek (I can eke it out with a lexicon, but it takes aeons)
Music I’m Interested In Right Now:
Lady Antebellum sounds promising, as far as country goes.
Beyond that, I’m happy to take suggestions for all of the following categories – I’m collecting playlists for my new WIP!
Anything with Celtic over- or undertones
symphonic Goth metal
New Age celestial – not corny, though
Anything really fresh and original in the pop/hip hip / r&B / rap scene. And by fresh I mean GOOD, not just popular.
Things I’m Writing Now
The Vestribliss Academy Chronicles, Book One: 1800 Days
The Power and The Glory (Book One, 5-part fantasy series)
several song lyrics
a poetry chapbook
a translation of Les Merveilles de Rigomer
a translation of L’Enchanteur Pourrissante
article revisions for “The Giant of Mt. St. Michel: What’s in a Name? Some Implications For Defining the Unknowable” and my article on alchemical language in Arthurian texts
notes for an article on the Neopagan appropriation of Arthurian material in tarot decks
AND the Female Biography Project annotations.
WHOA, doggie! That’s a lot.
Excuse me, I need to go lie down- I wore myself out just typing it all.