I'm stalling on things I should be doing, so I shall continue my procrastination efforts by writing a small, yet shocking blog of Startling Confessions.
1--I haven't seen "The Hunger Games" yet. I KNOW! Crazy, right? And it's been out, like, what? Twelve hours? Actually, there are very, very few movies I would rush to line up for at midnight, with "very few" being generally defined as "none." Even if I want to see the movie, the same movie will be showing next week at a reasonable hour, with no lines. The only reason I would do the midnight thing is for the social aspect, if I wanted to join the party. But even then, I don't want to kill myself off for the movie. For instance, some writer friends are getting together to see a midnight movie the night before the Storymakers conference. I'd love to join the fun, but I don't love the idea of being wiped out the next day--being puffy-eyed, headachy and sleepy at a conference I've been anticipating for a year. I guess I'm getting old . . .
2--Are you sitting down? This one might knock you over.
I think store-bought ice cream tastes better than homemade ice cream.
Whew. Sorry for the shock. If this were a Victorian novel, you'd probably pass out. But here's the thing: homemade ice cream, while pleasant, just doesn't usually have that smooth, thick, creamy texture you can get in a nice tub of ice cream from the supermarket. I LIKE carrageenan and guar bean gum, okay? Homemade ice cream is a fun treat, but in a straight taste test, I'd go for store stuff.
3--I've never seen the following shows:
Dancing With the Stars
Anything involving a Kardashian
4. Twitter confession (not that I'm on Twitter much these days): it gives me the freaky geekies when someone tweets something along the lines of "I know who unfollowed me!" Apparently there's some service or other you can use to determine who stopped following you, but whenever someone announces that fact, it makes me uneasy, because they seem to be announcing that they'll be offended if you unfollow them ("I know who you are!"). Shouldn't Twitter be a place where you're free to try out a new connection, and then if the person's tweets don't appeal to you, quietly unfollow, no harm done, no offense intended? You were following their tweets, not proposing marriage. It's not meant as a slight if you change your mind and back away.
5. I get the feeling I'm only going to be finishing two Whitney categories this year. So far I've finished one (Speculative). Last year I read all 35 books, and the year before that I think I only missed by . . . two books, was it? I still get credit for that, right? Even if I'm wimpy this year?
Well, that's enough scandal for the day. Happy Friday!