By Lisa Fary
Even though school isn’t out for another five weeks, I feel like it’s summer already. Why? Because there’s nothing on TV. As much as I love television, I look forward to this every year. It’s like Christmas and my gift is time (a whole season’s worth, not just a day!).
So, what am I going to do with my new, free prime time hours all summer?
Get back to reading a book a week. I just finished the Dresden Files book, White Night, and am mulling my next selection. It’s too soon to pick up Small Favor, but I have Busted Flush, the next Wild Cards book waiting to be read. And Counting Heads by David Marusek. And The Darker Mask. And Sergei Lukyanenko’s Watch series (Night Watch, Day Watch, Twilight Watch, Last Watch). I shouldn’t have to buy a single new book this summer (but probably will).
Read more webcomics. I should read more, but don’t because of weird, or infrequent, update schedules. One of my tasks this summer is to seek out new, well-done webcomics and chronicle them in a new series on Pink Raygun: Webcomics Wednesday.
Finish my novel, Bruja-ha. I’m happy with the first half, but the second half is going to get some drastic changes.
Catch up on Supernatural. I missed most of season one and all of two and three.
Reintroduce myself to Twin Peaks, Buck Rogers, and Babylon 5. I’ve missed you Buck and Wilma. You, too, G’Kar. But, I’ve missed you most of all, Special Agent Dale Cooper.
Do I have any plans that don’t involve taking in or creating content? Just one. In the new apartment, I have room for the world’s tiniest sewing table and am looking forward to sewing myself some fun new things to wear from this book and getting back into crafty stuff in general. Yes, there will be glitter, possibly feathers and even crocheted robots.
And possibly a trip to the ER due to supergluing my fingers together (or falling off my bike or sewing a button to my thumb – I can turn something mundane into a life threatening danger. It’s a gift).
So buh-bye, TV! See you in the fall!
What is everyone else doing?
Lisa Fary’s early exposure to classic Battlestar Galactica in 1979 is largely responsible for her lifelong interest in science fiction and her childhood ambition of being an intergalactic space cowgirl. She thinks diagramming sentences is a fun alternative to Sudoku.