Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Confession Monday...Tuesday...Wednesday

I confess I started these Monday because I realize in summer, I completely lose track of what day it is in the summer.

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I confess that after I wrote them, I forgot about them.

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I confess I added more confessions on Tuesday and then forgot to post them again.

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I also confess I abandon poetry in the summer. Not on purpose, but it just happens. Life, outside living, family, friends, vacation, camping, bike riding, gardening, beach days, just take over. I read a lot during the summer, but never poetry. Mostly non-fiction.

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Speaking of non-fiction, I just finished Madness: A Bi-Polar Life. Some of the middle section seemed vague and redundant, but I also realize that the author had many fuzzy periods due to her manic episodes. Still, I think it could have been edited a bit more. The last sections improved though. Ultimately, I'm not sure I finished the book with a satisfying feeling as it felt as if something was not being said. There was definitely a feeling of information being withheld in there for me. But I did finish the book, which says a lot as I have no problem abandoning a book midway through if I feel it's not going anywhere.

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If you saw me today (Monday) you may think I've been in a fight as I'm completely bruised up. Some is from camping. Some is from mountain biking. But the most recent (and most visible) are from the 4th of July bbq I attended where I competed in the 3-legged race. I'm highly competitive and my husband and I made it into the finals. When we go towards the finish line, the other couple was catching up, so I dove.

Diving for the finish line is not a good idea when you are tethered and tied to another person. I landed on my shoulder (grass burns galore) and took my husband down with me (not good considering he just had knee surgery this year). I was actually highly amused and bruised, but not hurt seriously. I somehow strained my neck though and bruised the left side of my body. And hit my head. But we won. A reggae CD too.

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I think I am better at sports than I actually am.

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We're working on the next issue of Crab Creek Review and it has an incredible interview with Madeline DeFrees in it. We were up until 11 Monday night working on it.

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I got my new issue of FIELD and it's incredible. It's one of my very favorite poetry journals.

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I confess I drink a lot of lemon or lime seltzer water.

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I confess I get very annoyed when we accidentally buy tonic water instead and I yell "The quinine, the quinine!"
Yuck.

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I confess I've been busy, but think of you often.

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