So, I've been feeling a bit down lately, watching too much news, reading too many on-line articles, that sort of thing. And then yesterday I saw a statistic that said, with publishing in the dismal state it's in, a person has a 1 in 70,000 chance of getting published. I then took that to mean surely a person has a 1 in 70,000 chance of being RE-published, and that sent me into a new funk. What's a girl to do? Go to the movies, of course. So I saw The Constant Gardener. Not a good choice for a pick-me-up, you might say? And you would be right. But it was encouraging, because it was a GOOD movie. A very good movie, after a summer of mostly not-so-great flicks (though I did enjoy Batman Begins very much, and The Wedding Crashers. And March of the Penguins). Not exactly an upper, as can be predicted with most Ralph Fiennes movies, aside from the WTF? moment that was Maid in Manhattan. That one was certainly hilarious, though perhaps not in the way it was meant to be. :)
The point is, I'm in need of some good news. Some happy thoughts. Like--Halloween, my #1 favorite holiday of all, is only a month and half away! I've started planning my costume. And I found a great pair of boots that actually fit, and they're just waiting for cooler weather. Just like me.