1. Tonight my husband and I are going to see WEEZER at the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn! I’m so excited. The last time I tried to see Weezer–back when I was in high school at this intimate little venue that always enabled me to meet the band afterward–they had to cancel the concert. Finally I am making up for lost times! And even better? I hear the venue is 2 blocks away from the Brooklyn Brewery so we’re going early to hit that up!
3. As you know, I’ve been hosting a VERONICA MARS rewatch and discuss. What I haven’t mentioned is that I’ve been doing a solo Buffy watch and discuss. I’m doing it for several reasons, besides simply wanting to. I’m studying the voice. I think the voice in Veronica and Buffy are similar to each other and to what I write, so I want to really get a handle on it. And also, Buffy is the same age as me. When she was a sophomore, I was a sophomore. When she went to college, so did I, and that’s the main problem. I went to college and ended up having better things (read: boys and parties) to occupy my time than TV. So I haven’t watched any season past 3 (except for the musical episode, of course) and I wanted to see how they turn villain Spike into love interest. This is also book research. I’m at the end of the first season but one thing I’m noticing (besides the fact that Buffy has a lot of the same outfits I had in high school) is how outdated it is! I mean, the show started about a year or two after the internet started. Giles has never used a computer. Cell phones are simply nonexistent, though Buffy does have a beeper. It’s interesting to me how the slang can stay mostly current but the rest of the show and a lot of the conflict are so outdated because a cell phone would likely get the person out of the situation asap. (And the internet would stop them from having to randomly peruse musty old books for the info they need.)
4. My next giveaway will take place on Monday so come back then for details!
5. Writing has been going well this week. I figured out my outline and the first draft is ready to be written. So you know what I’m doing this weekend! What are you doing?