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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Call Me Ishmael - A Teeny [Themed!] Update

Tying up all these little loose ends makes me feel nautical.

I find myself drawn to pictures of old steam boats, books on tying knots, songs about sailing to the edge of the world. I can hear your chuckles. "Oh, Killian, you silly girl. You're always thinking about the water."

That is true. Not a day goes by that I don't catch myself daydreaming about great big bodies of water. Just roll that over on your tongue! Bodies of water. Mmmmm. Positively voluptuous. And maybe a little bit unattainable. Now tell me you don't want to daydream about it, too.

But every once in a while, little ol' "spontaneous-isn't-even-in-my-vocabulary" me gets that real hankering for adventure (not to mention manual labor). For the first time in my life, I can satisfy this urge! Granted, it's still me, so I won't be going crazy and catching any plane headed anywhere, but I am moving to Seattle and (instead of finding a "grown up job" i.e. "a super boring office job") will start writing full time (!!!). That novel needs to be finished, and at least one short story is aching to be something longer. Funny enough, I tend to have a theme in my work. I'll give you one guess about what this theme is.

Yeah, man.
T-minus six days.

Until then, I will be listening to this song on repeat. Also, every Hold Steady album. Craig Finn and Josh Ritter know what I like.


P.S. if anyone wants to purchase a fancy nautical dictionary for me, that's totally cool. They're a little on the expensive side, but they pay for themselves instantly in awesomeness.