Friday, June 15, 2007


Yes, it's true--I have not blogged in what must seem like decades. The truth is that when Blogger changed over to it's googleverse format, I could no longer log in. It was an unncessary bit of stress in my overly stressed life, so I'll admit it--I just stopped blogging. :) Not that it was the ONLY reason, but it was a factor.

Today I realized something, though--the longer I go without blogging, the more I develop an almost healthy fear of doing so. As in, "Wow, but I have to explain why I haven't posted. I have to be brilliant, snarky, witty and inspired. I need to be deep. I need to post regularly...."

The list of shoulds related to blogging once I start down that path becomes daunting, and so I just DONT. :) But no more! I am determined to start dropping by here more regularly. So for today, I've got a great story.

I have a five year old who loves JAWS. Yes, you heard me, and NO, I'm not a bad mother. Today's kids aren't terrified by the movie like we were back in the day (I saw it in the movie theater and screamed when Ben Gardner's head popped out of the boat hull.) My kids think it's exciting, but not that real seeming. Anyway, she and I were watching the movie the other day, and it's that last moment. The one when Roy Scheider is gripping the sinking boat mast, his feet practically touching water, and he's got *ONE SHOT*. This is it. Rifle and man and oxygen tank. If he misses, Jaws is going to devour him. Da-da, da-da, da-da-da (my effort at capturing Jaws scary music.)

My five year old watches this and in classic Robert DeNiro voice simply says, "You wannna a piece of me?"

It doesn't get much better than that. :)
It's good to be back.



Gina Black said...

Welcome back to the blogosphere!

Confession: I've never seen Jaws. (I'm such a wimp.)

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Welcome back to blogging, Deidre!!!

I love the movie JAWS too but have to confess to throwing the afghan over my head at the scary parts. You're raising brave children. :)

Darla said...

Glad your back!

My dad took my stepsister (younger then me) and me to see it and grabbed her leg during one of the got ya scenes and she jumped almost out of her seat and screamed. I still love that movie!

LindaBudz said...

A classic ... just yesterday I did a crossword with the clue "boat from Jaws" and I knew it ... Orca!

Welcome back!

Dirty Girl said...

Welcome back--And I share your pain with that transition from the old blogger to the new one! That was the worst transition ever--it was horrible trying to log in. Finaly I gave up and destoryed the old blog--started a brand new one :)


Loved your series by the way. The Parallel series were epic, and a marvelous example of exemplary storytelling.

Patrick Alan said...

Welcome Back!

Have you see the trailer for Must Love Jaws?

Patrick Alan said...

And then she was gone again. ;)

Liane Gentry Skye said...

good to SEE you back....which reminds me that I should go dust the cobwebs off my own blogs!

Ellen said...

I read Jaws when I was about 12, and it really frightened me. That picture of the little shark is funny though. LOL.

Say...dh and I watch Jeopardy every night (yes, we're dorks) - recently, a Knight was on the show. He did very well!

Erica Ridley said...

Cute story! And welcome back to the blogosphere. =)

Dara Edmondson said...

Too funny. My son used to come up with one-liners at times like that. Jaws is one of my all-time faves. The world is scarier now - the threshold has risen, unfortunately. Sharks aren't nearly as frightening as say, terrorists. What intensity, though. I could watch the last 20 minutes of Jaws over and over.

lynneconnolly said...

Welcome back, Deidre!
Wait until you have know-it-all teenagers who just roll their eyes and sigh at you.
I'm back too, after a torrid time, when my mother got cancer, a publisher went bust taking most of my backlist with it, and Wayne Rooney got a broken foot.
My mother's getting better, I've found new (and better) publishers for my backlist, but - Wayne Rooney still has a broken foot!