If I have any followers, they may have noticed I haven’t blogged lately.
Sorry, loyal followers!
I have this dumb eyelid twitch. I’ve had it for almost a month. It’s getting to the point where my eye nearly closes on some of the bad spasms. I’ve read online that looking at a computer too much can cause eye twitches. (Maybe I should have read this in a book. Can books cause eye twitches?)
For a while, I decided that the eye twitch could remind me of how grateful I am that I can see. Quaint, no?
Now I’m experimenting with avoiding all things screen—except sunscreen—for the next few days. If this doesn’t work, I’ll try acupuncture next. In my eye.
Any other ideas? So far, I’ve tried drinking lots of water, eating bananas, getting plenty of rest, and complaining.
I’ll leave you with a classic film from 1995 to discuss amongst yourselves until my return. This clip amuses me because as someone very sensitive to being smothered, I can’t help but fill in the back story. Just thinking about it makes me want to shoot the poor guy too. Why can’t he get a life? He probably asks Betty a bunch of dumb questions like 60 times a day just so he can make her look at him again. GRRR!
But it’s not like I’m totally innocent here. I read somewhere that young adults do not fully develop the capacity to discern consequences until after age 25. Maybe that’s why some people get married young (ha!) but I think it’s also why I couldn’t get married before then, even if I wanted to. It took me a long time to discover that if I kept showing up on a guy’s porch uninvited, and kept calling to see if he ever got my messages, and sent him e-mails longer than this post, it didn’t make him like me. Who knew?
Anyway, the clip:
And the real questions of the day:
1. What are your good “smothering” moments from your teenage dating days? You don’t have to reveal who was doing the stalking and who was being stalked. Because I write YA, and I will use your stories. Mwa ha ha.
2. What good YA books can you think of where the plot is enhanced by the character’s adolescent inability to discern cause and effect? Sometimes books with characters making really poor decisions annoy me. But then I wonder if it’s because I’ve passed the 25-threshold, and had I read the book before then maybe I would not have realized the characters’ decisions were stupid.