Wow, where has the time gone? I have been one busy bee in the past couple months, but I also feel as though I’ve gotten nothing done, as if everything has been moving in slow motion and speeding along at the same time. Does that make sense? Probably not!
We’ve had several ‘snow scares’ here in the South in the past couple weeks. This is what I like to call those days when they start calling for snow on the news and everyone freaks out and buys out all the milk and bread on the store shelves. Usually I drive north a little bit to see snow covered mountains. I took this photo at the beginning of January on a beautiful mountain drive!
Sometimes I watch a lot of TV…this month both Downton Abbey and American Idol came back on, so I’ve been rushing to get stuff done during the day so I can camp out in front of the TV on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights like the TV zombie I am. American Idol has been drama and inspiration as usual…I will be glad when the audition stage is over and the actual competition begins. I always feel like this show goes on forever…which I guess it really does.
Downton Abbey has been good but…I feel as though it’s gotten to that plateau point. I really stayed away from spoilers, but I did accidentally see certain characters (or the actors that played them) wouldn’t be coming back for season 4, then there was speculation of whether there would be a season 4, and I stopped reading articles because I knew it would spoil the show for me. So to say the least, I was heartbroken over last week’s episode. But from a writer’s standpoint, I’m not surprised. Like I said…plateau. Something (a book, a show, a movie, etc.) can only go on for so long. The best thing an artist can do is know when to stop and say ‘This is the end. There’s no more.’ in most cases. Yes, it makes people angry, but you run the risk of becoming unbelievable and losing your audience at some point. I think it’s definitely a fine line, and DA is getting to that point where it could (and has in some ways) cross that line of ‘This isn’t believable anymore.’ I love it and don’t want it to end, but nothing lasts forever!
Speaking of things lasting forever…I saw The Hobbit back in December (and am just now blogging about it…haha), but I thought it was really good. I’m a sucker for all things Tolkien anyway and have been waiting a long time for this movie, so I’m totally biased and it doesn’t really matter what my opinion is. I’ve heard some people liked it and others didn’t for various reasons, but I thought it was pretty phenomenal and I would like to go see it again before it leaves the theaters.