April showers supposedly bring May flowers, but if I have to deal with this much rain – just transport me to Seattle, okay?
It was raining all last week in DC and it reminded me how much I’d rather be living in Seattle (it’s important to note I have firmly felt this way since I was 14 years old and continuously feel this way when it rains for long periods of time wherever I am currently living).
Two months may be the longest hiatus I’ve taken since re-launching this site. What have I been up to?
Steady keeping my head down with my commitment to myself of submitting my writing to various places this year – so I was working tirelessly on a manuscript that I submitted two weeks ago (yay!). It was my second submission this year, so I’m now currently doing research on where to submit my writing next and then get back to keeping my head down & writing.
Took a trip to Boston for spring break with my partner – highlight? My inner fan queer of experiencing Cheers (everything about Boston was actually lovely, but as a Cheers fan who forgot this landmark existed in this city this remained my rose from our week long trip)
But really been busy doing nothing. Honestly I think these past two months aside from the aforementioned have been a lot of recharging.
Here’s what I’ve been watching on tv:
As We See It (Amazon Prime) – a feel good dramedy that if you haven’t watched yet, you really need to add it to your list. It also left me having a bit of a crush on Sosie Bacon…so there’s that?
The Gilded Age (HBO Max) – Here’s the thing I do not like period pieces, at all. However, I make it a rule to watch anything Christine Baranski is in so I gave this a try. The fact that it is CAMPY and a bit gay with fabulous actors had me binge it all in a couple of days. Also if you’re not convinced yet, read what R. Eric Thomas had to say about it because he took the words right out of my mouth: link here
Abbott Elementary (Hulu…and cable if you have that?) – If you haven’t watched this comedy yet, I don’t know what you are doing and you must not own a TV or have a Hulu subscription..because those are the only (barely) valid excuses to not have watched this amazing gem that will have you laughing out loud, literally.
I’ve been keeping up with reading A LOT this year, here are some of the standouts that you should buy from your local bookstore or check out from your local library:
Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief by David Kessler – I read this book right around the time of losing my good friend and I have to say David has a way of capturing what loss feels like. Which is hard to do because it comes in many shapes and forms and it’s never the same as it was yesterday or tomorrow.
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson – Books that teach me things and expand my way of thinking are elements of my favorite kind of book. If you are into history and learning something new – highly recommend.
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir – Told in three different voices- one past, two present… a book of love, loss, family, and forgiveness … it was hard to put down.
Music is how I either center myself when I need grounding or need to dance it out…here are a few songs to add to your playlist:
Friday feat. Mufasa & Hypeman
No Roots- Alice Merton
Have a Nice Day – LoFi Waiter
The goal is consistency and to post (at least) bi-weekly so hopefully with these supposed blooming May flowers just right around the corner from these treacherous April showers I will go back to writing as planned.
Until next time folks – say gay, stay queer, & protect trans kids.