30 Day Blogging Challenge and Olive Kitteridge

This is my new blog.  I am challenging myself to post every day for 30 days – perhaps only a picture or a sentence – but every day for 30 days starting on June 12, 2015.

So this is day 1.

What will this blog be about?  Whatever I want.  When I try to limit myself to a topic it never works.  I hope to amuse my audience or at least myself.

Things that interest me?

Cats, nature, gardening, humor, television, changing the World, conspiracy, exercise, Spanish, blogging, building authentic connections to other souls, attempting to eat healthfully, – I think that’s the proper way to say that?  That’s what Rachel Ray says anyway.

So I watched the HBO miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” about the life of a woman who doesn’t quite fit the mold.  I can relate on some levels to her awkwardness and definitely to her avoidance of awkward and fake social situations.

Hmm, I could try to do some kind of profound analysis of this four part miniseries and what it says about the human condition, but that would bore the both of us.

I do love these types of shows because they allow me to connect with people, well at least with imaginary people.  For a short time you feel that deeper connection with characters that I am not so great at achieving in the real world.  In the real world we all need to pretend that we’re okay or they might call out the insanity bus on us.

So should you watch Olive Kitteridge?  I don’t think it’s everyone’s cup of tea.  If you’re looking for sex or action or a simple and likable protagonist, then don’t watch it.

If authors like Tennessee Williams appeal to you, then you may like it.  Oh also, if you liked the movie “About Schmidt” then you might find this interesting.  There is a similar plot line as both characters lose their spouses during the course of the movie/TV series.

Day 1 of my challenge is done.


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