So, I think I’m continuing this because I like having a chronological account of things that I think are important (or at least important at the time). Maurice Sendak recently died, and in looking up information on him, I came across this video. It is his account on life and death where he talks about what he would’ve missed out on if he’d never been born and the things he’s come to believe throughout his life. Where the Wild Things Are was a very big book in my childhood and the first time I saw the trailer for the movie (set to a very good Arcade Fire song), I kind of teared up…not only that, but so did my brother. This meant a lot to me, maybe just as much as the number of times I read that book as a child.
Anyway, now that is put down somewhere, I’m going to go listen to that whole cd…loudly.
As I’ve mentioned before, prior to starting my own blog, I was apprehensive about the whole situation. Now that I have settled into it a little bit more, I’m kind of getting into other blogs. Though none of them are particularly scholarly, I am at least exploring the world of blogdom. Several which I have become pretty frequent visitors include whatshouldwecallme – a tumblr full of funny gifs and jokes that I can relate to as a recent enough college graduate. Additionally, I’ve begun to follow thecoquette – a hilarious set of blogs written by a woman anonymously. The posts can be kind of crude, but they are interesting, well written, and make me appreciate how witty some people are. There are a few others, but those pop to mind as the ones I check most often. I’m sure that there will be others, and I’ll probably post more that I have really enjoyed reading as I continue to find them.