Has everyone found Expert Village yet? A big thanks to Lorraine Heath, who turned me onto this gem. Need to know how to choreograph a fighting sequence? Need a character to pull off a convincing belly dance? You’ll find these and thousands of other how-to videos and articles on this site. Think of youtube.com only you’ll learn stuff.
For the non-writers out there, there’s plenty of good stuff from pilates to travel tips to at-home waxing instructions. I don’t recommend you try the last, but it’s there.
What the heck did writers do before the internet? Oh yeah, I’ve heard tales of this thing called a library.
In fact, I went to one yesterday. Not a great idea with a kid who’s lowest volume is the whisper-yell, but fun nonetheless. We checked out two books by Mo Willems, a former writer for Sesame Street. They revolve around a trouble-making pigeon and they’re hilarious. His most recent, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus was a Caldecott winner. If you’ve got kiddos on your list this year, check them out.
Also, and I don’t know why this didn’t occur to me earlier in life but, I checked out three books on CD. We’re making a twenty-hour drive to North Carolina for Christmas this year. I’m hoping hubby and I won’t fight too much over which ones we listen to.
When I mentioned checking outThe Red Tent, which I’ve read and loved, he groaned. I’m hoping the Anne McCaffrey and David Sedaris will save the day when Mr. Jaye gets tired of metaphorical and literal womb references.
Sorry for the completely random post, but it reflects the scattered nature of my brain right now. Is anyone else travelling for the holidays? Any good travelling tales you can recomend? Ivan mentioned Jack Kerouac yesterday, which is an obvious choice. Any others?