Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Unexpected joys

Here's another new lady. I really love this one! The quote will be: "May your life be crowded with unexpected joys." --H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It's strange, going from my deep writing cocoon into design mode. When I'm writing, I feel like I live in my own little world. I don't listen to the radio; I check email infrequently; my mind wanders the lanes of faerie cities more than this real world! But when I'm doing artwork, I'm up in the art studio with the radio on, the days seem longer; I'm getting caught up on some political radio or in the evening listening to cruddy TV shows (and occasionally turning my head to peek at the TV). Oh, and. . . TV sucks! With the exception of some shows, of course (The Wire, which needs a whole new term. "TV show" doesn't begin to do it justice.) But last night I flipped past Law & Order SVU, which I used to kind of like, and egad! It was disgusting. You can show corpses with their clothes blood-stained from having their breasts cut off, but you can't show a little innocent nipple on TV??? Oy. Of course, if network TV was allowed to show nipple, I'm sure they wouldn't use that privilege in an innocent way. So, I'm not asking for more boob -- don't get me wrong. It's just, there's so much GORE. Ick! And where it's not gore, it's reality shows! God, I'm glad the strike is over. We have just been granted a tiny peek into a world without screenwriters, and I didn't like it!

On the subject of TV, though, Lost has been good this season. And, oh, Jim told me earlier that my TV boyfriend Tim Riggins is going to play Gambit in the Wolverine movie. Yay! Do you know who Tim Riggins is? Well, I thought about posting a photo, but that seemed very teenage and wrong somehow. (But I am not above posting a link. Snicker snicker.) He's a character on the show Friday Night Lights, and he's kinda pretty. Is that weird? It's okay to have a TV boyfriend, right? Do you have one? How about movie boyfriends? I'd have to say, at the moment: Daniel Craig and James McAvoy. You?

14 comments:

Jennifer said...

YES!

You CAN have a movie boyfriend and mine is Daniel Craig too...Will we have to battle it out?!

~Jennifer :)

Tone said...

Mine is Jamie Bamber, or really Lee Adama. I like the good guys.

Q said...

I have book boyfriends... Does that count?

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

He IS pretty! My movie boyfriend use to be Charles Bronson. I loved his "caveman looks" ... bet that gives away my age, huh? Well now I'm not even into watching movies. BTW, Reality TV is just NOT reality ... such garbage. I'm with ya about tv shows these days so I've taken up listening to books on DVDs while I'm knitting. Did you say your book is on DVD?

tricia stirling said...

Your new lady is so pretty! And i love the quote.
my tv boyfriend is Jeff Probst, the "host" of survivor. It doesn't get much more embarrassing than that!

Jim Di Bartolo said...

I'd write a "Heeyyyyy! No TV boyfriends!" comment, but Laini punched me in the head with the dishwasher yesterday (suspiciously timed right after this blog post went up -- as a warning??) so I'd clearly better watch my mouth.

I love you Sweety! :)
xoxo
Husbles

La Liseuse said...

Laini,
I thought you might like to know that I saw a display of Laini's Ladies in an Amish market here in Pennsylvania! What a nice surprise!

I read your blog through the Kidlitosphere and always enjoy your posts!

Shawn

Tone said...

Ah, yes, book boyfriend, too: Locke Lamora. The stubborn, sweet gentleman bastard.

tinker said...

What I'm pondering at the moment is my own double standard - here I have movie (owen wilson), tv (Naveen, um can't remember - Sayid on lost) and even book boyfriends (neil-who I hadn't even read or barely heard of a year ago-gaiman, but now totally love) - yet somehow feel slighted if my husband looks a little too interested at the movies...That's really kind of hypocritical of me, isn't it? But then, I don't think he's all that thrilled about my choice of boyfriends either...
We don't even watch that much TV - just Lost and a couple of shows online, anymore - but thank heavens the writer's strike is over - I've been jonesin' for a new Pushing Daisies.
Love the new lady.

Heather said...

Hi Laini,
congratulations on your baby by the way, it is definitely an adventure...
I just wanted to pop in and share this with you though:

http://reverieart.blogspot.com/2008/02/you-make-my-day.html

Mardougrrl said...

I love the lady! I need to think about my TV boyfriend. Probably Zach Braff from Scrubs. Love that show!

megg said...

Hey! Oh, I LOVE this new lady. You need to get those ladies over HERE so that I can put your gummy bear through college. I love it!

And your tv boyfriend is pretty!! I understand completely! My tv boyfriend is Gary Dourdan from CSI. He's VERY pretty!! My movie boyfriend is Gerard Butler - oh so delicious - too bad I am too scaredy cat to watch him in 300!

Sustenance Scout said...

Another beautiful lady, Laini! I met H. Jackson Browne, Jr. when I did author tours at the Ingram Book Company distribution center in Nashville way back when and saw his reaction when he was told he'd first hit the NYTimes bestseller list. Great quote! K.

January said...

No movie boyfriends, but that may change after the Oscars tonight.

Also, there is a L&O SVU Marathon on USA Network today. I know, I know I have to write today but I'm so tempted to just veg in front of the TV.