Monday, May 23, 2005

Rainy days and Mondays

Wow, it's Monday morning again. The weekends seem to just fly by. Found this cool horoscope thing on Vanessa Virtue.

Star Wars Horoscope for Scorpio

You are a powerful character.
You tend to be possessive and lusty - which explains your greedy nature.
You feel threatened when people try to order you around or control you.
You are prone to suspicion and jealousy - but your resilience and passion get you what you want.

Star wars character you are most like: Han Solo

Cool! I'm Han Solo!

I didn't see Star Wars this weekend, and apparently I'm one of the 3 people in the country who didn't go. I do want to see the movie, but I also wanted to avoid the huge crowds. Even with a ticket, you just knew it was going to be pandemonium. I walked past the multi-plex at Union Square and the lines were three deep. I've read comments on line from people who've seen it, so I know it's awesome. When I do go, which will probably be this weekend, I have to see it on the big screen, meaning at a movie theatre that hasn't been chopped into smaller theatres. I'm sure it's playing at the Astor Plaza which is where I saw the first Stars Wars movie, gulp, twenty-eight years ago!

I did watch VH-1's When Star Wars ruled the world. God it brought back memories. I remember seeing Star Wars like 12 or 13 times when it first came out. Back then, you could sit in the movie theatre for hours and no one cared. You never had to come out and pay again, you just wanted until the next showing. My friends and I would sit through the movie twice in one day.

I wanted to be in the next Star Wars movie, that's how much I loved it. I had the Star Wars sheets, the comics, the posters, I read the novels. I was obsessed by it, but then I'm a Scorpio and we can get a little intense about our passions. Just ask Pat Buchanan! I kind of when off the movies when the next trilogy started. As much as I love Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan, Hayden Christensen sucks as Anakin Skywalker in the second film, and Natalie Portman looks like she would rather be anywhere than in the movies.

Desperate Housewives was awesome last night. The producers promised that we would finally find out what the story was behind Mary Alice's suicide and we did. They also promised that a major character would die, and he did. However, was it just me, or did the episode not feel like the season finale? I kept expecting to see previews for next week. The reviewer over at EW had some valid points about the episode. Why didn't Susan say anything to Zack about Mike's dog Bongo? Also, where did the dog disappear to while Zack was holding Susan hostage? I had no problem with Bree getting a phone call from the hospital saying that Rex had passed away. When my father passed away, the hospital called me to let me know. Even on Wisteria Lane, doctors don't make housecalls to tell you about the deceased. I was curious as to where Bree and Rex's daughter disappeared to. Where was she? Or Andrew?

The Lynette and Tom storyline was a given. You knew that Lynette was going to have to go back to work. What was interesting was now she seems not to want to. There also seemed to be a missing scene between Gabby and John. Jesse Metcalfe said in an interview that he filmed a pretty juicy scene with Gabrielle for the finale but it wasn't there. The missing scene they showed on Good Morning America was just a continuation of the hospital scene with the women.

Can GMA just get off the Desperate Housewives bandwagon now? They've milked this show for everything that it's worth. That goes for ABC in general. Fro the next few months, I don't want to see the ladies guest hosting on The View or kibitzing with Regis and Kelly anymore. Let's have some peace, so that we can miss the women until fall.

And can the media just give Dan Brown a rest? GMA hyped some Da Vinci code thing which I watched this morning. It was the same retread of stuff that Elizabeth Vargas went over last year in the Da Vinci code special on ABC News. Frankly, I'm tired of the Da Vinci code and I'm sure that Dan Brown is too. Nothing new gets said in these specials. They're have been so many books going over the mythos of the Da Vinci Code right now, it's overkill.

Frankly, Angels and Demons is a better book. I'm surprised that they didn't dredge that book up with the election of the new pope. It would make for a much better special, not that Dan Brown needs any help selling books. When the new book is published you can guarantee, it's going to fly off the shelves, just on his name alone. It doesn't even have to be good right now, everyone will just want to see what he came up with.

I just finished Jill Kargman and Carrie Kasparov's book, Wolves in Chic Clothing. The plot is actually based on a story that was profiled in New York magazine on PR Princesses. A young salesgirl who worked at Betsey Johnson was turned into the latest 'It-Girl' by some bored Park Avenue Princesses. They were quite pleased with themselves until She had an affair with one of their husbands, and then they turned on her. In the book, the girl is a young woman named Julia who works for a posh Jewelry store called Pelham's (think Tiffanys or Cartier) who is taken up by the owner's daughter and her posse. The book is rather slim, and short on details. You sort of wanted to know just a little bit more about these people and what made them tick. The book could have benefited by at least 75 more pages. It wasn't quite as much fun as Bergdorf Blondes. I would have to give it a B-

Right now, I'm reading Chris Baty's No Plot, No Problem. I need to start a new book, and all I have are the characters, and a vague idea of what the plot is going to be. The book is based on National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo as it's called for short. Participants try to write a 50,000 word book in a month. Wow, writing 7 days a week that comes out approximately 6 pages a day. That's extremely doable (she say's crossing her fingers) for a rough draft. Since my goal is twice that, I'm giving myself 2 months to write my next book. I know it's possible, I've done it before.

I plan to start the writing next week in June, and I'll document my process here for you all, to see if I can finish 3/4 of the book by Nationals in order to pitch both books. Wish me luck!


Shelli said...

Aww Goo luck to you in your writing adventures!! Please keep us posted! Im a writer..well to write my first novel and there never seems to be enough time in the day!

And wow! D.H finale did seem like the end of the show! And all the points you made were very dead on! I mean, what happen to the dog!!?? lol...hadnt even thought of it till you said it!
Aww..yes..I shall be sad next Sunday when its not on...Im a DH whore.


Shelli said...

lol...thats supposed to say "GOOD" up there obviously! Not "goo"...god, i hate mondays!

MHGibson said...

I don't believe Rex is dead. I think he's faking it to find out what Bree really thinks about him. I think George, the pharmacist, was slowly killing Rex so he could have Bree. Remember, after all, this is a nighttime "soap" so it could happen. = )