1. While editing my WIP late the other night, I found the perfect way to work in some Bruce Springsteen. I guess the only question now is, if this book gets published, how much of the lyrics can you have before the royalties situation gets out of control? I recently read a book (wish I could recall which book) that had several bits of song lyrics from pretty major artists sprinkled throughout. Something tells me there's probably a limit of how many words from a song you can use before you have to pay for it? I don't know, but if anybody does, please, let me know. I'm pretty sure I tried to research this with my last book and never found a definitive answer.
2. The Red Sox have won 5 games in a row! And they're above .500 by more than a game or two! And they are (at the moment) in third place in the American League. A few weeks ago, if you had told me this would be the case, I would have had a hard time believing that. I guess that's one of the draws, for me, about the sport and my team in particular. They surprise me so often. Just when I get frightened by how many errors they've made or by how many walks Daisuke Matsuzaka has issued, they turn it around.
3. Words cannot express how much I am loving This American Life these days. I've been listening to a backlog of episodes while running and I think I've had every experience on the range of human emotion while listening. No joke. And running. Running while crying while listening to Dan Savage talk about losing his mother? Check. Running while cracking up and seeming like a crazy person? Check, so many times. And a whole lot more. [I'm kind of distracted at the moment because the baseball game is almost over and we're within a run of the Royals.] I tend to go through TAL phases, mostly due to when I actually have time to listen without getting distracted, and I really hope this one sticks. I love the extra stimulation of learning about something else, of listening to a story, of being really engaged in thinking about a topic I ordinarily wouldn't, all while running around the pond.
3.5 The Red Sox have no longer won 5 games in a row. We just lost. To the Royals. Thanks a lot, Dice-BB.