Top 5 Reasons Why Summer Killed Blogging

Saturday, July 17th, 2010 by Rachel

5) Food: This has been a summer of food. As some of you know, my diet has changed a lot in the past few years as I’ve been battling high cholesterol in my 20s. I’ve continued to work away from processed foods towards more of a “diabetic” diet this summer, and I’ve been trying a lot of new recipes. I think I’m becoming a pretty damn good cook, and Derrick is a grill master. One of our favorite new meals was a vegetable fettuccini dish. A failed experiment: green bean casserole that turned into mush.


4) Movie Fun: Derrick and I’ve launched (and very successfully too, I think!) This is something we’ve been working on for a few years, and it’s finally up, running, and rocking. I’m really proud of it. We’ve also been able to watch a lot of movies (Southland Tales, Drag Me To Hell, Inland Empire, Chopping Mall, A Perfect Getaway, and The Crazies my favorites). We watched Freaks yesterday on TCM, and tonight we’ll have a double feature of The Invention of Lying on HBO and Jennifer’s Body on Cinemax.


3) Law and Order: It’s on TV all the time, and I watch it much of the time it’s on. I consider this to be research, considering the content of much of my recent work. This is also a very easy show to put on the TV while I’m working on other stuff, like laundry and cleaning (which I’m doing a lot of, since I feel like Derrick took over the housekeeping much of last year.) While last year I watched Criminal Intent, now I’ve shifted towards SVU. Can you believe that Detective Elliot Stabler is Freakshow in Harold and Kumar? Strange world.


2) Wedding Planning: I’ve been trying to get as much of the wedding planned as possible, so I don’t have to worry about it (at least not as much) once school starts. I’ve been watching Bethenny Getting Married? loyally (and I do hope to eventually get a review up of that first season). In latest news, we have my wedding band. We’ll be making an outlet trip next week to see if we can find a ring for Derrick (and just for fun too). Derrick’s Save the Dates were unbelievable, and he’s designed the invitation too, so once we solidify our menu, we’ll be able to knock out those rsvp cards and get those printed. In other news, Derrick was voted “Most Awesome Future Husband in the Universe”. Information on where he’ll be accepting the award is forthcoming.


1) Poetry: This is writing time. And no offense, when I’ve been on the computer writing, I haven’t wanted to be writing about me! I’ve been working on poems, revisions, and lots of submitting. My goal is one publication by the end of MFA time, so keep crossing your toes for me on that.