Clarion West Begathon Week #5 Progress Report

Words this week: 3900
Submissions: 0 (I’ve done 1 of 2 I pledged)

Previous updates: Week #4, Week#3, Week#2 and Week #1

I had a whole list of stuff I was going to write about today but I never got around to it and now it’s late and I’m ready for bed.

Here’s the short version:

Torchwood = awesome. However, I thought the soundtrack was distractingly over-the-top in several extended scenes.

The Awl is my new favorite website. This week they ran part 8 of 14 of Managed Expectations: Staying Positive in Portland. This is the only part I read but it’s especially hilarious to me.

Sample quote:

Do you think I could be a stripper? I mean, I would be a subversive one because I would only dance to, like, Belle and Sebastian and Bikini Kill and I would probably try to organize a union.” Nicole stopped the waitress and asked for agave for her yerba mate.

Bob rented Wise Blood from Netflix. The disk includes an audio recording of Flannery O’Connor reading “A Good Man is Hard to Find” which is one of my favorite shorts stories of all time. I’d be surprised if the clip isn’t online somewhere but you’re going to have to dig around yourself otherwise rent the movie. It’s worth tracking down.

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