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Rainstorms and Tea

It started to downpour as I finished the Pilot episode of AMC’s TURN. So, I’ve shut off the air conditioner and televsion and opened the door to listen to the rain. It really is a lovely sound. I like the way the raindrops patter off the maple leaves of the tree just outside the windows. Plus, there is always the refreshing scent of moist earth after a storm. Supposedly, the forecast warns of thunderstorms off and on for the next three hours. It’s funny. I used to be terrified of thunderstorms when I was little, but after spending a year down in Florida and experiencing their thunderstorms, I find the ones here at home much more simple and kind. That being said, I think that I enjoy them now. Although, the occasional unsuspecting clap of thunder does startle me and send my heart racing.

Haha, now the tree frogs have started to croak. Guess they like the rain, too. Anyway, I want to talk about this Pilot episode a bit. AMC’s TURN just started last year, apparently, but I’ve only just recently come across it on Netflix (can you tell that I’m a Netflix enthusiast, yet?). It really took me until midway to 3/4 of the way through the hour-long episode to figure out who was who and their relations to one another. I’m not saying that it’s not interesting, and I’ll definitely be trying the second episode soon, just that it was a bit confusing at the start. It built up ground, though, as it went.

In other news, I started my commission yesterday. After buying the supplies this past weekend, I sat down last night and sketched out the two dogs I’ll be painting onto a 16×20 canvas. I had planned to start painting it today, but after blood-work yesterday, resulting in a bruised left arm today, and a trip to the dermatologist (which I listened to the Siriusly Sinatra channel on my way there) and having an incision made into my right arm, both are rather sore and I don’t want to put them to the constant up and down and sideways strokings that paintbrushes require. But, I’ll probably attempt it tomorrow for a bit and see how it goes…. I’d love to share the finished product with you all once I’ve finished it. In fact, I would post the progress photos I have already taken, but since this is a piece for a customer, I want to ask their permission to share the images. After all, I’m painting a portrait of her two dogs. Maybe she won’t want it to be shared? I will ask.

Hm, the rain seems to have stopped for now. I hope it picks back up, though. In the meantime, maybe my younger brother will return home from Starbucks with that green tea lemonade I asked for earlier. Since he went to Starbucks originally to meet a friend of his, I doubt I’ll get my drink any time soon, haha!

I might write more later tonight. In fact, I’m thinking that I most likely will. So, look for my words again soon.

-Soleil

Oh, P.S.. On a side note, I had the sudden thought last night while watching Naruto, that Lord Orochimaru could well be the original Lord Voldemort, what with his affixation on snakes, his pale skin, and dangerous demeanor. That is all.

A Variety of Shows

Currently, Naruto is playing on Netflix while I type. I’m only on the first season at the moment, though I have watched this season before, years back. I’m re-watching to refresh my memory a bit before skipping back to where I had been. My younger brother watches with me, but he’s gotten ahead of me to Season 2, watching Naruto episodes while I was watching my Korean shows. Hah, speaking of which, I just finished “Coffee Prince” last night. I will take a small break from these shows to catch up on the movies that I have been collecting onto my List. My tastes range from French movies and shows like “Populaire” (as I’m a French minor, it’s good for audio comprehension, and I highly recommend this particular movie), to “Daddy Long Legs” with Frank Sinatra (I love Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby! -insert heartfelt sigh here-), to anime shows like “Ouran High School Host Club” and “My Bride is a Mermaid”, to documentaries like “Myths in the Museum”, “Egypt”, and “Spy in the Den” animal shows. Plus, I enjoy historical fictions, like “Downton Abbey”, “TURN: Washington’s Spies”, and so on. All in all, I enjoy a variety of show themes and genres, except Horror and Suspense. Oh, and I absolutely am in love with the reboot of BBC’s “Doctor Who” and “Sherlock”!

I want to say more, but I’m not sure what else to type at the moment. Please give me some time. I’ll post again. Look for my words soon!

-Soleil