I'm still knee-deep in copy edits, but I had to log on real quick and share some sources of inspiration that have made me smile:
First, if you're wondering if anything really fabulous could ever (ever) happen to make your artistic dreams come true, check out this story about singer/songwriter Lori McKenna. She's a Boston girl, so I love her automatically. But she's also a mother of five kids who has been doing the local music scene for years. Then...she gets discovered by Faith Hill. Yep, THAT Faith Hill. I'll let you read the rest, but trust me, it will pick you up if you've hit that place where you're certain your life is far too mundane to ever be fabulous and exciting.
Then, if you need a giggle, check out this YouTube video, starring three of my favorite kids. Part of what makes me laugh is that this was filmed while the boys' parents were on vacation. My friends returned home and couldn't figure out why their young sons kept talking about "Rolling in my 5.0" Hysterical. This is all part of a video contest promoting our Fall Kickoff, so if you think the little Vanilla Ices are entertaining, be sure to leave them a comment, as the video with the most comments wins...cash. $500 (or 5G's as the boys would say).
Okay, back to my purple pencil!