This is a photo of Charlize Theron in the new movie, Young Adult, from the peeps who made Juno:
When I first saw this it made me feel funny. It made me feel squeamish and…called out. Replace that dog with a satchel of Diet Coke and the Hello Kitty t-shirt with the Mickey Mouse t-shirt my friend Kristen got me at a yard sale junior year of high school that I still wear, and yeah, they pretty much got it right.
Every time I’m cruisin’ in my minivan and car dancing to that Hot Chelle Rae song – complete with a killin’ it on the dance floor fantasy – the photo of Charlize pops into my head.
I’m 36, I have two kids, the aforementioned minivan and I should be, I don’t know, listening to the new Wilco. Strangely enough, that was the music I listened to in high school!
So, how did I get this way? I blame Zellie. After being stuck in her head for seven years, I’ve immatured.
Good for the YA/New Adult writing career, not so much for grown-up stories. If I’m ever going to finish the DoS series, I’m totes going to have to start wearing slacks and gently grooving to easy listening.
Say it ain’t so! La la la, whatever.
#ROW80 update: Monday- I wrote a single paragraph over the course of six hours due to the kids being all up in my grill hopped up on popsicles. Household chores have gone to hell. Tuesday – I decided I hated the beginning of Takeover, wrote a new one of about 300 words, decided I hated it more, read over all of Takeover that I’ve written so far, decided I liked it, added another 200 words before my writing time was up and then I researched shotguns. For the story.
And maybe the possum family that likes to chill on the back patio.
Clearly I had tons to write about. 🙂 Check y’all later.