Thursday, May 30, 2013
Travis at Trav's Thoughts invites everyone to lay down a short set of music that takes their fancies for his 5 on Friday meme.
My writers' group wraps up its winter/spring session with an all-day June workshop this Saturday, and I'll be co-presenting the first workshop along with a local Halifax actress I met at the Women Making Waves film conference in March -- Kirstin Howell. We'll be talking about which sorts of character-finding methods actors reach for in their technique toolboxes.
Our group is completely giddy to be meeting one of our long-distance members in person. Kate Robbins lives in Newfoundland and has joined our online email loop, has attended a few sessions via Skype and regularly interacts with us on our Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada Facebook page, as well as on our individual pages.
There will be a meet-Kate Friday evening dinner, a lunch break during the all-day session, and a Saturday evening dinner, with much laughter, conversation and wine-drinking anticipated.
So this week I'm celebrating friends.
1 - Moy Drug (My Friend) - Igor Krutoy and Igor Nikolaev
This video is made from clips of the Russian historical series I fell in love with last year, Bednaya Nastya. It features besties Baron Vladimir Korf and Prince Mikhail (Misha) Repnin, played by Daniil Strakhov and Pyotr Krasilov.
Frequent visitors to my blog will know that the hunky Russian (dark-haired Daniil Strakhov) is the model for my captain of the guard character in Book 2 of my Dragonsfyre series, currently very, very close to being delivered to the first wave of critique readers.
How many people I've met in my life
How many guests I've let into my heart
How many times I have mistaken them
It didn't bring anything good
But it has happened so
That I withstood the attacks
And God gave me
My good friends
My friend, please forgive me
For everything we had to go through
My friend, at the twist of my days
I see clearer and clearer who is my real friend
A friend isn't someone
Who is valiant when sitting at the table
When drinking somebody's health
A friend wouldn't shout, "Bottom's up!"
A friend will sense
That it grew cold for you on this earth
And he will warm you
Without the wine
2 - I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
3 - Reach Out (I'll Be There) - The Four Tops
4 -Shining Star - Earth, Wind and Fire
5 - Shout - The Isley Brothers