Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lockdown '09: Day Four

Before I start whining -- seriously? FOUR days? -- Holly at Nothing But Bonfires (awesome blog, by the way) is giving away a wireless printer! How cool is that? She test drove it in her San Francisco apartment and now I want one. Check it out and enter to win!

In other news, today our 5-year dating anniversary. Seeing how I CAN'T LEAVE THE HOUSE, we will be celebrating in our boiling apartment on the leather sofa, probably with leftovers. At least we have wine! (Thanks Kay & Family!)

My synopsis is coming along nicely. I've reached the conclusion and hopefully have the participants on the edge of their seats. Ha. There are a only handful of us working on our synopses and it's been a lot of fun seeing how everyone has progressed. Erica is a genius!

Okay, I seem to be more upbeat than I thought. Cabin fever, anyone? Wait, but that makes you delirious. *checks pupils.* Yeah, that seems about right.

Finally, haiku:

Walls close in, too much
to do. Nothing but time, yet
the days waste away.


Bouncing, spinning, if
they don't come soon, you'll need to
peel me off the walls.

This is fun!

My eyes are googly,
I think my wrist might fall off.
Too much internet.

Care to play?


EMC07 said...

Sorry girl!
I hope this ends soon for you. Nothin' worse than being trapped.

How about this one:

Work is a drag,
I wish I were asleep in bed,
Bring on the weekend!

Not sure if that is a haiku?

Enjoy your day :)

Janna Qualman said...

Happy Anny! Enjoy your wine. :)

Eating a bagel
drinking a little caffeine,
gets my day off right.

Melanie Avila said...

EMC, I think that's close enough for haiku. ;)

Melanie Avila said...

Janna, I should have guessed yours would involve coffee. :)

Pink Ink said...

Thank goodness for internet connection, so you can still "get out" once in a while.

Could be a basis for a story called "House Arrest".

Melanie Avila said...

Pink, I would really go crazy without the internet, although I'd probably get more done.

I've brought the haiku
to facebook. Looks like I'll take
a break much later.

Turkey Lurkey said...

Wait... you and Ibis are 'celebrating' on a hot leather couch.... WITH leftovers?


Melanie Avila said...

Ibis left this morn
Heading north to renew plates
Sadly, I'm alone.

Sticky couch will wait
Throughout the day it gets hot
Just in time for Friends

Nadine said...

I'm so bummed they haven't come yet!! That's just tacky. They should have come by at least Wed.

Congrats on the 5 year dating anniversary!!

Okay, here's my Haiku:

Rain about to pour
Tourists coming for the sun
I feel bad for them

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine, I think I've finally gotten it out of my system! I was haikuing at AW, facebook, and here. Phew! Oh wait, also on the blog with the synopsis bootcamp! Yikes. :)

I'm getting pretty pissed off.

mary said...

Happy anniversary! It would be a great present if they showed up today!

Did you have naps on your list? I would definitely go with nap.

Melanie Avila said...

Mary, I did oversleep, if that counts. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!

And this prison thing can actually be a good thing. Least you have lots of time to write. ;)

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Gypsy. :)

You would think, right?

Melanie Avila said...

Good news! The immigration man came and I'm officially off house arrest. Woot!

EMC07 said...

Woo Hoo! BTW Happy Anniversary. I forgot to say it. And thanks for giving me a pass on my obviously horrid attempt at Haiku :)

Melanie Avila said...

Erin, ha! I even had other good news, but that's business stuff and not something I want to get into here. Yays all around!

And thanks. :)

Pam said...

Congrats on the Anniversary and the end of House Arrest. So there will be no Lockdown: Day Five post tomorrow?

I was really starting to enjoy those. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Thanks Pam. Don't worry, I have something planned for tomorrow. :P

Lauren said...

Congrats on the 5 year dating anniversary! That's exciting :)

Here's my haiku:

Outside it is Spring
But inside is where I am
Ready for weekend

Melanie Avila said...

Lauren, thanks for playing along. :)

Robin said...

Happy 5th dating anniversary! I make my husband in charge of every sort of anniversary, because I always forget them. He could just make stuff up. I'd never know.

I love all the Haiku poems! You all rock!

Melanie Avila said...

Robin, that's funny. It's rarely the man who's in charge of that.

Aren't the haikus fun?