Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Only Wednesday

My updates have been infrequent lately.  Here's a summary of what has transpired.

  1. Thanksgiving has been survived.  My lovely girlfriend accompanied me to two turkey day events and was well received.
  2. Because of said girlfriend in #1, I have had more meatless meals in the last few months than I likely have had the previous 35 years.  And I'm still alive.
  3. I've been bringing my lunch to work for about a month now, saving $4 a day when the costs are tallied
  4. 90% done with Christmas shopping, partly thanks to the copious amount of Amazon rewards points my forgotten Visa accumulated over the years.
  5. I've been reading Between Hell and a Hard Place, my Camp NaNoWriMo novel from June.  There's a lot about it I like but I have a feeling I'll be rewriting big swathes of it.  Too many autobiographical things wound up in the story since I was going through a breakup at the time.

Monday, November 19, 2012

What an odd dream

Last night, I had a dream that I was working in the yard, bagging leaves.  The wind was strong, blowing the leaves around faster than I could pick them up.  I was getting ready to go inside when David Bowie showed up.  Bowie kept trying to light the leaves on fire despite my protests that he would burn down the entire neighborhood.

The really weird thing is that he was early 1990's Bowie, not Labyrinth-era David Bowie, which is the David Bowie I always picture when someone mentions David Bowie.  David Bowie.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Untitled Saturday Post

Just a few updates.

  1. It's deer season so I won't be taking my dog to run free at my parents' this weekend.  She doesn't know it yet and will likely be pissed when she finds out.
  2. I've recently completely caught up on the modern era of Doctor Who.  Now I'm backtracking and watching the Tom Baker years.
  3. I do not regret not participating in NaNoWriMo this year one wit.  Spending time with my girlfriend is a lot better than being a crabby hermit for a month.  I'll save that for when she's in too deep.
  4. Speaking of my lovely girlfriend, using a combination of discounts, she got a $16 toothbrush holder for fourteen cents yesterday.  I was quite proud.
  5. For various reasons, I haven't eaten meat in almost five days.  More people commented on a Facebook post expressing such than on posts I deemed much more important.  Country fried steak tonight, though.

Monday, November 5, 2012

NoNoWriMo - Day 5

Not Novel Writing Month?  Get it?

So far, this is the most relaxed November I'd had since those days in 2007, the days before I knew what it was like to be a crabby hermit for an entire month.


... It figures that just hours after I decided not to chain my neck to the NaNoWriMo anchor that inspiration started pouring in, both for a steampunk-ish mystery and for a straight up mystery starring the same detective I used back in June.

So, writing goals for this month are:
  1. Editing Between Hell and a Hard Place
  2. Doing some worldbuilding for The Doorman, my steampunkish mystery
  3. Ironing out some plot holes for Darkest Before the Dawn, my second Jack Whitlock story

Thursday, November 1, 2012

NaNoWriMo - Nevermind

So I was driving home from my girlfriend's house late last night when I discovered I have absolutely no desire to participate in National Novel Writing Month this year.  I have identified the following reasons for feeling so:
  1. Not enough preparation
  2. Not enthusiastic about the plot I was planning on using
  3. Would rather spend the time with my girlfriend, watching TV, and/or reading.
So, I guess I have November off this year.