Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Say What Again!

Today's post is a random mix-up of life and writing and one of my all-time favorite movie clips...which has to do with writing. In a way.

1. I'm 98% sure that I'm going to be returning to work after what will be 11 long months on worker's comp. This should be happening in July, so keep your fingers crossed for me. If it all works out, you'll soon be regaled by stories of puppies, kittens, and incompetent buffoons (aka my coworkers).

2. Sigo Amigo seemed to be feeling better yesterday, so I took her down to the shelter where I work (see above) to get her Feline Leukemia/ Feline Immunodeficiency Virus combo test. I held my breath for 10 long minutes, but she was negative! Yay! So then we gave her her first round of booster shots and the whole flea/tick/hookworm/roundworm/tapeworm song-and-dance. She also had her first interaction with another kitten, and it was pretty amusing. But the best news of all is that my parents are going to take her :-)
    PSA: Did you know that cats can also get heartworms? As of now, heartworms in cats is untreatable, so if you have an outdoor kitty, do him/her a favor and give them heartworm protection. 

3. I had some great breakthroughs in my WIP yesterday. I know where I was heading, but the clouds opened up and a voice that sounded suspiciously like Samuel L. Jackson started talking to me about the story. So I diligently transcribed his words on my whiteboard, and today I'll be trying to write, even though lately all my writing attempts have felt pretty much like this:

      Note: This is from Pulp Fiction, so it's full of hilarious swears. Watch at your own discretion. 
    Jules is my novel, Marsellus Wallace is my plot, and I am the poor dude in the chair: 

  I can't embed, but please follow the link and watch with my heading in mind. :-)

Ever felt like this? :-)


Christi Goddard said...

Pulp Fiction is one of my favorite movies. Jules is so awesome. Congrats on the writing and the new home for Sigo Amigo.

Hannah said...

I've only seen Pulp Fiction once but the Man believes it to be one of the greatest movies of all time so I should probably see it again.

I come back from hiatus and you have a fantastic new blog layout! I was like, I? Did I? Summer! :)

I wish I had a whiteboard. I may have to invest in one but then I'd have to smell dry eraser markers...ewwwww.

Anne Gallagher said...

Oh such good news for Kitty. I'm so happy. And more good news for your WIP. And Samuel L. Jackson is your muse? Wow. Good for you.

Oh back to work...words I hate. But good for you if it's what you want.

Stina said...

ROFL at #3. I'm still laughing at the image.

Good news about you and kitty. :D

Amber at The Musings of ALMYBNENR said...

I'm so glad the kitten will be okay and that your parents are taking her in!

Anonymous said...

I worry about your relationship to your writing. I'm not sure it's healthy.

Welcome to the club!

Lola Sharp said...

PF is one of my all time favorites...I'm a Quentin fan.

Yeah, I've felt like that.

Congrats on the breakthrough...I've never white boarded...I wish I was that organized. (I need to be, for this current WiP)

Yay for Sigo going to your parents!!! (and being negative/healthy)

Keep this's pretty.


Summer Frey said...

@Christi: PF is definitely one of the best movies ever. I love to quote from that scene.

@Palindrome: I like to mix it up, y'know. :-) You should def watch Pulp Fiction again! If nothing else, then for the beginning and ending scenes with Gary Oldman. :-)

@Piedmont: Funny story--when my brother was student teaching 9th grade English a few months ago, he told me one day that he felt like he had a tiny Jules on one shoulder, saying "English, motherfucker! Do You Speak It?!" and a tiny Mr. T. on the other, saying "I pity the fool."

@Stina: I thought it was pretty inspired. :-D

@Almybnenr: Me too! Big weight off my shoulders. :-)

@Simon: "If it ain't rough, it isn't fun."

@Lola: I don't really use the whiteboard much...just if I get some ideas that I really don't want to forget, I put them right in front of my face.

Jayne said...

I sadly cannot watch your link where I am (work - not a good idea!) but I always feel like the poor dude in the chair when writing! Such a good description. And I am glad your cat is better!

Old Kitty said...

1) I look forward to being regaled with stories of kittens, co-workers and puppies!
2)Hooray for Sigo Amigo!! So glad to hear she is going to her forever home with your parents - brilliant! And thanks for the heartworm tip - very useful to know.
3)I absolutely love Pulp Fiction so even if I can't watch the link (I'm at work) I do know this scene - yeah!!!
Good luck with your WIP!!

Take care

Aubrie said...

Phew, I'm glad your kitty is okay. And great news about your WIP. Now if only that can happen to me...I'm stuck right now.

Unknown said...

Woo! Glad Sigo's doing good and that she has a new home! :D And congrats on the WIP epiphany-thing lol. Hope you make lots of progress!

Also, I haven't seen that movie in forever and now feel compelled to find a copy.


Pleased the cat is ok, I used to have one that was diabetic for the last 4 years of her life, I had to inject her twice daily, hope she will be happy with your parents.

Take care.

Talli Roland said...

Yay for almost being ready to get back to work, and I'm glad the kitty is getting better. And well done on the progress - it's all good!

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow - all kinds of good news! Awesome :)

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Been a long time since I watched this movie! I remember when it first came out. I saw it like 3 times in a row because it was so incredibly groundbreaking. This is the way I'd love to write (only without all the f words lol!)

Joan Crawford said...

Aw, you had a kitten-baby and now your parents are going to raise it and you'll be the "sister"! Just like in the 40's :D

Jon Paul said...

Strange. The voice that usually talks to me sounds like Pee Wee Herman trying to do a Sean Connery impression. Really gets in the way of my creativity, let me tell you. :)

Congrats on your breakthru and happy to hear the Big Sig is doing well.

DL Hammons said...

I'm crossing my fingers about your job!! *positive thoughts*

And YAY about the WIP!

prashant said...

I had to inject her twice daily, hope she will be happy with your parents.
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