24 April 2015

Fragment Friday - The Projects Edition

Afternoon with Wyoming cattle.

1.  So my project of a image/line/stanza a day for Poetry Month is going swimmingly. I'll have more than 30 starting points for poems by the end of the month. It will be interesting to go back to the lines in May and construct a poem around them. How's Poetry Month going for you?

2.  It seems the more music choices I have - iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music - the less music I listen to. The radio features haven't been bad, once I plug in an artist I like I get back more of a similar vein. The problem comes when I want a mix of folk and alternative. Or punk and pop. I'd make a playlist in iTunes, but frankly, iTunes has become a monumental PITA to use. So I listen to the same old, same old. 

3.  Listen to foreign language videos, they said. It will help your comprehension, they said. Um, no. I can pick out the prepositions and a few verbs if I'm lucky. Otherwise it's a rapidfire wall o'language. Do I talk that fast? Do you? Any suggestions on how to hear German language that isn't coming at me a hundred miles an hour?

4.  All of the sudden I have ideas for short stories coming out my ears. One in particular has caught my fancy and is using up my spare brain power trying to compose a plot. It started with an image, as these things often do. Who is this main character? What does she want? Who or what is out to get her? I delve into research to get some answers. Google is my friend. 

5.  I am so done with most online newspapers. If they aren't limiting the number of articles you can see, they are serving up videos and pop ups and ads - often all at the same time. According to the folks I know who pay for access, the annoyances don't go away with cash. Call me when unbiased reporting makes a comeback.


Oonah said...

Call me when unbiased reporting makes a comeback. -- There was never any such animal Constance!

Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said...

What Oonah said! Although, I admit that I have an e-edition subscription to the Minneapolis Star Tribune and it's the same as the paper version. I like that.

Constance Brewer said...

Oonah - I live in a dream world... :)

Constance Brewer said...

I get more up to date - and accurate reporting from Twitter, Facebook and Ravelry, sad to say.