Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Very early morning post for Thursday

Since I have a very hectic day planned for tomorrow I figured I would write my post for Thursday at 12:45am Wednesday night/Thursday morning.

I've been having some very vivid, lucid dreams lately and one of my friends has been telling me that it's my subconscious trying to tell me something but so far I haven't been able to find any common thread in the dreams.  I have started trying to remember to write down my dreams when I wake up, it's kind of a goal like this in terms of it's a challenge for my memory; this is a challenge for my memory just to remember to sit down and do it, with the dreams it's a two-fold challenge of trying to remember to do it and to try and focus and remember as much information from the dream as possible. 

The weather has finally shifted and it's really starting to feel like fall outside.  It has put me in the mood for all sorts of wonderful fall/wintery foods like; soup, pot roast, chili, stews, hot chocolate, hot tea, pies, homemade bread, yummy stuff!  It also means I'm breaking out my favorite section of my closet; my jackets, coats, scarves, hats, gloves, and all those fun clothes!!!

I just finished reading The Martian Chronicles by, Ray Bradbury and I've come to realize why I love and am indifferent to Bradbury more than any other sci-fi writer and it's fairly simple he writes about the topics I like in an almost painfully beautiful way but there's a detachment.... sometimes with him I feel like the writing is so beautiful and detailed that the story and the characters get lost in it.  I don't know I like it but I kind of don't at the same time...  Next on the reading list is Michael Crichton's State of Fear and it's really the last try I'm going to give Crichton.  I love his ideas, I think they're amazing and cool and different but I feel so bogged down with details in his stories that I often end up losing interest and it's unlike Bradbury because with Bradbury you can get lost in the details but the writing is so elegant and with such a flow that you kind of don't mind getting lost in them... with Crichton sometimes I feel like I'm reading a textbook or a manual.  So far the only Crichton book I have liked enough to keep has been Eaters of the Dead.  I have read Sphere and Timeline and both of them just overwhelmed me with really unnessesary (in my opinion) details.  I have two friends that are constantly astonished at my distaste for this author and one of them is the reason I'm trying State of Fear before I totally give up trying to find anything more than the one book by this author. 

I think that's all for the day, I need to get to bed to make it through that hectic day tomorrow.  I might write more for Thursday or I may just save it all for Friday :D

Until than enjoy the little things and think happy thoughts.

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