Monday, July 30, 2012

Visiting Ink in the Book and having a Muddled Mind


I have WAY too much in my head right now. I am being featured at Ink in the Book this week—today and tomorrow... So THAT is the real blog—I'd love you to head over that way..

those BEDS are trampolines! I adored this.
As for me... I'm meant to be finishing a book (A Shot in the Dark)... the book that keeps growing—GADS, does it keep growing. It will have to go on a diet in revision, but I now don't believe even the 120K will finish it. I should HIT that 120K this month... erm... tomorrow, I mean... But I may have 10K after that to go... like I said... JUST. KEEPS. GROWING.




My hero. Seriously. Got people reading again. That's big.
So who watched the Olympics opening? I totally hadn't meant to, but then I saw there were going to be 70 sheep involved and changed my mind. I mean... 70 sheep! (I know, right?) but I was SO IMPRESSED with the theatrical presentation of England's history and then the storybook/hospital piece. (wee jab at the US who stubbornly refuses to adopt a national health plan and I applaud them for it—we can be so STUPID in the US, and this is where I believe we are stupidest)

JK Rowling!!!! WIN!
100 foot Voldemort? OHMYGAWDYES.

His wand worked!  Talk about nightmares!
And then the Queen parachuting out of a helicopter with James Bond? (and her concerned Corgis? teehee) GAH! All those little pieces were sublime, but the overall pulling it together... seriously, if you missed it, find it. It looks like YouTube has at least most of it.

So that is what I have for now... just a few favorite memories and a commitment to getting my act together soonish... But go over to Ink in the Book because the REAL blog ise THERE...

The absolute highlight, IMHO. The queen rocks.
Hope you have a great week!  If anybody has any wrackspurt cures, give me a holler. And don't forget to come see me at Ink in the Book!


13 comments:

Jan Morrison said...

okay you and my best pal have convinced me - I'll look at the opening ceremonies but honestly I have to be in the right frame of mind for such things and I don't think I'm there.
by the by - was ill all weekend except for moments of lucidity - so will take you up on your synop offer later today - I hope. No biggy - read it whenever you have a mo. Cheerio! We have health care up here - perhaps a move is in order?

Creepy Query Girl said...

I missed the whole thing!:( In my defense, we were on a plane back to Paris.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I don't usually watch the opening ceremonies, but I did this time. Once I got over being confused (which for some reason was a long time!) I really enjoyed it!

Old Kitty said...

I LOVED the opening ceremony - once I recovered from my swoon at seeing Daniel Craig's James Bond and Corgis that is!!!! A most NAKED 4 hours of my tv life!! Wonderful!! Take care
x

Emily R. King said...

I really enjoyed the opening ceremony. I thought it was fresh and creative. The huge Voldemort was amazing!

Johanna Garth said...

We missed the opening ceremonies but have been busy watching the swimming (cause my kids are swimmers). They're in awe!!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Wow, good for you, Hart! I'll go over and see the other blog too. I did watch part of the opening and it was wonderfully choreographed ... those demons were pretty scary though.

Hope you have a great week,

Kathy M.

Ink in the Book said...

I love the Olympics, but have not had a chance to watch, yer, this year. Thank goodness for YouTube!

Thanks for the shout out for Ink in the Book:) You magazine article is fabuloso:)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thought the opening ceremony was one of the best yet. The Bond thing was cool.

J.L. Campbell said...

Sounds like a humdinger of a novel. Somehow, I missed the opening ceremony. :(

nutschell said...

the olympics opening ceremony was equal parts weird and cool. lOved seeing JK Rowling!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Helena said...

The opening ceremony was great! I recognized Kenneth Branaugh right off and knew we were appropriately in for some Shakespeare (hey, this is England's show!), and seeing J.K. Rowling was a thrill too. But the mini-movie with Bond and the Queen was a real hoot.

Adina West said...

I completely missed the whole Olympics opening thing so it's great to read your executive summary. :-)

Off to visit where you said to visit now...