Tuesday, November 22, 2011

In need of feedback...

So I know reading the lives of the people around us through blogs and such isn't always the priority in people's lives, but there is something new I'm wanting to use this blog for. For the longest time I have wanted to go back through my poetry and refine some of them and see if I could possibly get a book of them published. What I am looking for is feedback from people that will be honest with me.

So...If I were to put my poems up on this blog, say one a week or so, is there anyone that would be willing to give me some feedback and let me know what you think about the whole idea?

It's something I'm still throwing around because not many people have read my poetry and it makes me nervous to put something so personal and "naked" out there for basically anyone to read. It's something that if I decide to keep a bit closer to home I may also just post on Facebook so only the people I have on there can read it. Like I said...it makes me nervous. My poetry is something I have always fallen back on to let emotions and thoughts out and to express myself without judgement because I never imagined anyone would ever read it. But its a piece of me in an art form that I think some people might enjoy...

I used to really enjoy going to open mic nights, even if I never got up and did anything, but just to sit and listen and watch different art forms and such....I really miss it and wish there was still something like that around here...I would love to start one up but I'm not sure how to go about doing it so...maybe this will be something good for me to do :)

The only other thing that would worry me about it, is I don't want anyone trying to steal my work. No, I don't really think any of it is going to be good enough to make someone want to claim it as their own...but I also don't know if I really want to risk that. These are little pieces of me and I want them to stay that way, not have someone else use them as if they are their own...which makes it difficult that I don't technically have any of them copyrighted or published or what have you.

If anyone has any feedback for me I would love to hear what you think! Makes me nervous just thinking about it!! As I said....it's something I think I would really like to do....but something that half of me wonders if it's the correct thing to do or not...

Until next time, I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

It's the Holiday Season!!!

I absolutely love the holidays!!!!! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I can't wait for the delicious meal, family time and poker!!! Hahaha, yes, we like to play a game of poker after our Thanksgiving dinner so long as everyone hasn't passed out on the couches, chairs and floor from too much turkey! Haha!

It makes me sad that Thanksgiving tends to get looked over because people pass it by for Christmas. Don't get me wrong, Christmas is one of my absolute favorite holidays....but it has it's time and place, just as Thanksgiving should. There are far too many people and stores with their Christmas decorations out on display. I understand that around good ol' ND the weather gets pretty crappy around this time of year so some people want to get their outside decorations hung up before it is below 0 outside....but at least wait until the Friday after Thanksgiving!!! Get up at 2 A.M. do your crazy Black Friday shopping, and come back and have a family day of decorating and hot cocoa!!!!! That is my plan anyway! It makes me sad for Thanksgiving that not enough people appreciate it for what it is. I'm hoping to make an attempt at making a pumpkin pie from scratch again this year. I did about 3 years ago and it worked...but not as well as I had hoped, so this year will be the next test!!!

I am of course overly excited for Christmas this year as well!! This afternoon I'm going to be heading out to get about 75% of my Christmas shopping accomplished!!! I'm glad that for once I will have my shopping done early instead of doing it all a week before Christmas. The Christmas tree just looks so much prettier and more fun with all the presents underneath it. :)

I hope everyone has an amazing and safe Thanksgiving!!! I know the roads up here have already gotten pretty bad and I've seen pictures of some pretty bad accidents so drive safe people!!!!! If you are in ND and have never driven through the ice and snow before....SLOW DOWN!!!!!! Ice + snow + roads = bad driving conditions!!! You will slide all over the road and get into an accident if you don't take precautions!!! So be careful!!!!

Hope everyone is well and loved!!!!