Marie Carnes


Lunar Discourse

"Catch Your Dreams Before They Slip Away"


Yesterday, I decided to start keeping a journal. Well, actually a couple hours ago since it's now just past midnight on the 24th.

I know, I know. The format is lame. The colors are lamer. And the graphic is the lamest. But, hey, I made the graphic myself, so there! Perhaps as time goes on I can improve all of this.

So, I started this journal, then I jumped in the car and went to the Jiffy Stop at Fifth and South Grand and got me a Ronnoco cappuccino. Fat free vanilla.

I've written a bunch of stories, which are actually word photos from my life. At least to me they are. One troublesome thing is that I've embellished a little on some of the stories. Another troublesome thing is that some of the stories name names and I don't want to be perceived as a Kitty Kelly. And, I'm still writing those stories. Don't know why, really. But it occurs to me that I might be able to fictionalize the stories and put them together as a novel. Will it sell? I don't know. But that's what I'm thinking of.

The movie of Anne Rice's "Interview With a Vampire" is on TNT right now. But, I've got the sound off. Listening to golden oldies on WQQL. Something by Mark :Lindsey. I'd much prefer to listen to WYMG, but it doesn't come into good here in the basement.

I don't think I express myself all that well. It's my hope that by doing this journal, I'll improve my writing abilities, and in the process improve the way I try to get my ideas and thoughts across to others.

Since not much happens to me during the day, it's doubtful I'll be writing about my daily events. This could turn out to be a retroactive daily diary.

What interests me? Well, I love to listen to music. So, I'll probably be writing about that a lot. And, I lve to read, so I'll probably write about some things that I read. Then, there's Rob. He crushed me. I'm reluctant to say he's my obsession, lest I be perceved as a lunatic. Yes, I'll definitely be writing a lot about Rob.

You know, if you break my heart I'll go. But, I'll be back again.

Back again. It's about 11:00 on Sunday morning.

And I know the logo is lame, but it's all I could come up with.

I think I should start carrying a tape recorder with me. Especially in the car. A lot of the time when I'm driving, I'm thinking of things I want to say and how to say them. But, by the time I get back to the computer, those thoughts are totally gone.

I'm afraid I'm going to end up sounding like Andy Rooney. Will try to refrain from that.

5:18 p.m.

The Oscars are on television tonight. The big thing on CNN right now is, what will everyone be wearing. Who cares. There is a lot more to life than what a bunch of Hollywood types are wearing to the Oscars. Think about what some of those clothes cost. And then thing about all the homeless families there are in this country. It's heart wrenching.

Another big thing in the news this week is the sex abuse charges against various clergy in the Roman Catholic Church in the U.S. Apparently, there was a lot of passing the buck going on for at least the last 20 years. The church covering up for abusive priests. One way to look at it is like this, the church was and is more concerned with its own image than with the lives and bodies and souls of the little boys who were molested. The next thing you have to ask is, how could those parents take those settlements and vow to keep secret about what happened. That only paved the way for further abuse.

6:50 p.m.

Denzel is wearing an Armani tuxedo.

Really, I can't believe CNN is devoting this much coverage to the pre-Oscar show.

Cameron Diaz is wearing a floral dress. The pattern is something my mom had on our bath towels in the 60's.

Halle Berry is such a natural beauty. She's wearing flowers too. But, they're embroidered on a very sheer dress. Just beautiful.

Sissy Spacek is wearing a lovely suit. Creamy white jacket and black bottoms. Can't tell if it's pants or skirt, though.

Ahh, the CNN coverage is finished. I think.

Switching over to ABC, now. Leeza Gibbons. This isn't even worth commenting on.

I'm going to sign off for today.

Future topics: Teeth, politics, weight, the moon, Rob, loneliness....


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